Zenergy Stage 1: v2The Art of Facilitation (Online)

4 May - 9 June 2020, The Art of Facilitation Online 

This is the Stage 1 of the Zenergy Diploma delivered via online training over a period of 5 days with one day per week. The training is experiential and covers all of The Art of Facilitation content plus additional online facilitation content. In this Post COVID - 19 world 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 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 in an online environment who knows how to facilitate connection and generate collective intelligence so a group can achieve its purpose.


Monday, 4 May 2020: 2-4pm, Melbourne Time (Technical Set Up Session)

Monday, 11 May 2020; Monday, 18 May 2020; Monday, 25 May 2020, Monday, 1 June 2020; Tuesday 9 June 2020: Each day 9.30 am - 5 pm (Zoom room will be open from 9.00 am - 5.30 pm)


We will work with Zoom Video Conferencing (No costs involved for participants), Google Drive, Jam Board 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.

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: $1800,- (Corporate, Business and Government) $1250 (Not-for-profit)

Early Bird: 10% discount if registered and payment confirmed by 24 April 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,
  • 5 days 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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