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Facilitation Academy
Making every gathering count

Collaborative learning, critical skills

This collaborative and deeply practical programme provides leaders at all levels with a proven facilitation to flex and experiment with in any group context — from team meeting to training session, client workshop to away day. For inclusive, progressive and action oriented leaders.

Boiling down 20 years of facilitation experience
Boiling down 20 years of facilitation experience

Our Facilitation Academy draws on 20 years of experience delivering workshops, training programmes and bringing groups together at some of the most progressive and discerning organisations globally — virtually, in-person and hybrid (yet it can be done well). Sharpened through the pandemic's virtual shift. We've turned this experience into practical and experimental teachings, aiming to plumb them into your organisation. And it all starts with our 5 E's framework...

The 5 E's

Our experimental framework for effective experiences

A gathering begins the moment you hear about it
A gathering begins the moment you hear about it

We've taken that from Priya Parker, because she's right. And there's likely lots you can be doing now to betting build anticipation, create mental arousal and ensure that your participants turn up primed to participate.

How the programme is delivered

Blended, bitesize and biased to action

Tools, templates and facilitator training plans to test in your teams
Tools, templates and facilitator training plans to test in your teams

Participants benefit from immediate access to our ever-growing libraries of proven exercises, workshop components as well as exclusive access to stepped out facilitation guides for core team training topics, helping to scale modern learning throughout teams.

Accessing the programme

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Cross-org cohorts

Individual leaders can join cross-organisational groups, building and practising their coaching skills among diverse and supportive peers.

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Direct to your leaders

We can work directly with single or multiple cohorts of your leaders — in-person, virtually or hybrid — and adapting content to your cultural cues.

Modern, expert and evidence based perspectives
Modern, expert and evidence based perspectives

Cohorts are led by our accredited associate coach-facilitators, each bringing sector-specific experience alongside an inclusive and action-oriented approach. Pictured clockwise from top-left are YCN associate coach-facilitators Raul Aparici, Sarah Naidoo-Banks, Kate Lloyd and Katy Kent.

Virtual Vs IRL — Raul's perspectives...

In the short film below YCN Coach-Facilitator Raul Aparici shares powerful first-person-perspective on the forces that make or break virtual and in-person groups experiences. Including the intriguingly titled virtual-inhibition-effect.

Keen to learn more?
Keen to learn more?

We've cross-organisational cohorts launching throughout the year, and can deliver the core programme content directly to single or multiple cohorts of your leaders; virtually or in-person, anywhere in the world. Drop us a line to learn more about dates, costs and delivery options.

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