Zenergy Stage 1: The Art of Facilitation (Online)

6 November - 4 December 2020, The Art of Facilitation Online 

This is Stage 1 of the Zenergy Diploma delivered via online training over a period of 5 weeks. The training will be run every Friday from 9.30 am - 5 pm, Melbourne, Australia time (AEST). The training is experiential and covers all of The Art of Facilitation content plus additional online facilitation content. In recent months the need for effective online facilitation has increased. We need new ways of working in this virtual world together, bringing the human and whole person to it as well. Whole person facilitation is needed more than ever.

Event details

The Art of Facilitation is 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 in an online environment who knows how to facilitate connection and generate collective intelligence so a group can achieve its purpose.


Week 1 "Creating the programme"

Friday, 6 November: 9.30 am - 5 pm, Melbourne Australian Time

Week: 2 "Facilitating Self and Others"

Friday, 13 November: 9.30 am - 5 pm, Melbourne Australian Time

Week: 3 "Making Interventions" 

Friday, 20 November: 9.30 am - 5 pm, Melbourne Australian Time

Week: 4 "Facilitating Challenges'

Friday, 27 November: 9.30 am - 5 pm, Melbourne Australian Time

Week: 5 Integration and Assessment"

Friday, 4 December: 9.30 am - 5 pm, Melbourne Australian Time


We will work with Zoom Video Conferencing (No costs involved for participants), Google Drive and Jam Board and possibly with Miro and Mural during the sessions and a WhatsApp group for outside workshop community connections. As per our Zenergy typical experiential approach, we might also explore other platforms that participants like to practice on.

Group Size:

The group will be capped at a maximum of 12 participants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the distinctions of whole person online facilitation versus F2F facilitation and explore barriers and enablers.
  • Practice online facilitation and collaboration platforms.
  • 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.
  • Learn how to create meaningful connections online.
  • Learn together with other facilitation professionals.

Who is it for?

This programme is particularly aimed at experienced facilitators working in government, community or business sectors. It is also suitable for team leaders,  community facilitators, consultants and new emerging facilitators with variable levels of experience in facilitation.
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 AUD (corporate, business and government)
$1800 AUD (community and not-for-profit)
$1250 AUD (new and emerging low income or student facilitators)

Early Bird: 10% discount if registered and payment confirmed by 18 October 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,
  • 40 hours of experiential training,
  • Certificate of Attendance

Assistance: Please contact us to discuss if you need financial support. Equally if you are in a position to help another person attend, please also reach out.


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