Zenergy Stage 1: The Art of Facilitation – ‘Becoming an effective collaborator’, Melbourne

15 - 18 September 2020, Melbourne (Provisional Dates, depending on COVID-19)

Stage 1 is a 3.5 day fully experiential training that will give you the tools, skills and learning necessary to facilitate great meetings and generate collective intelligence.

Event details

The Art of Facilitation is the Stage 1 of the Zenergy Diploma, which includes the foundational tools and frameworks of the Zenergy technology. Through the experiential nature of the training, participants will walk away with an embodied understanding of what it means to be a whole person facilitator who knows how to facilitate connection and generate collective intelligence so a group can achieve its purpose.

Date: Tuesday 15 September 2020 - Friday 18 September 2020
Location: Melbourne
Sessions: Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm, Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: TBC

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of a facilitator and the group development cycles.
  • Clarify, identify and create a group purpose.
  • Create a safe and empowering group culture.
  • Learn the whole personhood approach and be present to self, others and the group.
  • Practise a range of interventions, processes and techniques appropriately within the group.
  • Be comfortable with a wide range of behaviours and handle conflict effectively.
  • Recognise and work with different energy levels in self, others and the group.

Who is it for?

This programme is particularly aimed at people working in government, community or business sectors. It is for leaders, managers, community facilitators and consultants. It is for people with any level of experience in facilitation who have had no formal training in facilitation and/or any training in the Zenergy Facilitation methodology.
More about Zenergy Stage 1 – Click here

About the trainers


Simone has been a trainer with Zenergy Global since 2013.  In 2015 she relocated from New Zealand to Australia and brought the Zenergy work with her. Simone is active with the Victorian Facilitators Network (VFN) and also delivers Zenergy programs in Europe and the UK.  Since establishing in Australia, Zenergy Global Australia has been growing and had several programmes delivered all over the country. Simone is an experienced facilitator, coach and trainer working in government, corporate business and community sector. 



Laurel joined Zenergy in 2016 after using the materials in the corporate world for many years.  She uses a social ecological lens to help people make connections between social, environmental and economic equity.  She has 15 years’ experience in Educating for Sustainability, collaborating to train 2000 teachers around Australia to integrate sustainability principles across occupational sectors.  She is a mentor in Al Gore’s Climate Reality program, runs workshops in Paul Hawken’s Drawdown training, and facilitates Deep Ecology and Eco Intelligence workshops. She sees the Zenergy facilitation as an essential skillset for those working in social and ecological change.




Course Cost: $2500,- (Corporate, Business and Government) $1800 (Not-for-profit) plus GST.

Early Bird: 10% discount if registered and payment confirmed by 15 August 2020.

Reviewer* Price: $750 (*Someone who has done this course before.)

Cost includes:

  • Text Book: The Art of Facilitation by Dale Hunter et al,
  • Course Manual,
  • Tea Break Snacks
  • 3.5 days of experiential training,
  • Certificate of Attendance

Assistance: We know that not everyone can afford the full price, but it’s important to us that no one should be disadvantaged because of the cost. That’s why Zenergy Global offers a scholarship scheme, discounts for NFP Community Workers, new startups and the normal discounts that you would expect for students, people on pensions, disability discounts etc. If you need some support, don’t let cost be a barrier, let’s discuss. Equally if you are in a position to help another person attend, please also reach out.


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