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Facilitating Creative Sessions

A course with SDN Acc. Master Julia Alberga

Early-bird Tickets end: June 22, 2023

Registration deadline: July 22, 2023


Dates: ​July 24-25, 2023

Hours:  9am to 5pm CEST




Course level:


Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


Julia Alberga
SDN Acc. Master


Course Description

In this two-day course, "Facilitating Creative Sessions," you will learn the fundamental abilities and information required to successfully guide group sessions in the creative process. You will develop critical soft skills and obtain a thorough understanding of facilitation techniques through a combination of theoretical ideas, hands-on activities, and helpful feedback.


We will examine the crucial function and significance of facilitation in creative sessions during the first section of the course. A wide variety of facilitation techniques will be covered, and you'll learn when and how to use each one throughout the design process. Engaging group activities will provide you plenty of chances to put these strategies into practice and get helpful criticism from your peers.


The second day will be devoted to developing the essential soft skills required for effective facilitation. You will gain knowledge of practical methods for handling difficult participants and navigating group dynamics. You will have the chance to build canvases and hone your facilitating approach by participating in practical exercises. You will also lead small group workshops, giving you the chance to get insightful comments from other participants.


The course will conclude with a thorough feedback and evaluation session where you can reflect on your progress and learn more about issues like post-session direction and facilitating in various settings. You will have access to digital resources and a reading list that has been carefully prepared to aid in your continued development.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about of the role and significance of facilitation in creative sessions

  • Gain insights of a variety of facilitation techniques and understand their application throughout the design process

  • Develop essential soft skills for effective facilitation, such as managing difficult participants and navigating group dynamics

  • Acquire practical experience through hands-on exercises and group activities

  • Learn how to create canvases and develop timetables for mini workshops

  • Lean about the importance of over preparedness and under structure in facilitation

Who is this course for?

"Facilitating Creative Sessions" is intended for professionals running in-house workshops and designers looking to improve their facilitation abilities. After finishing this course, you'll be prepared to lead stimulating creative workshops that encourage teamwork and promote innovation in your industry.

Financial Inclusion

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High income

Full training fee

Upper middle


Receive 25% discount

on the training fee

Lower middle


Receive 50% discount

on the training fee

Low income

Receive 75% discount

on the training fee


Day 01
  • Introduction on facilitation

  • Examples of facilitation processes

  • Explanation of the challenge

Day 02
  • Soft skills

  • Practice makes perfect. 

  • Facilitate!

  • Feedback and evaluation. 






*Early Bird deadline: June 22, 2023
*Registration deadline: July 22, 2023

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