for facilitators


Do you want to support people to find fresh solutions for the most urgent problems of today? 

Join our free online course about hosting social innovation!

  • presentations from leaders in the field (e. g. Betsy McCall from Artmonks, Jutta Goldammer from Visionautik Akademie)
  • solo and group work
  • readings
  • support from tutors
  • and more!

Application form (available until April 23)

The course is also available in German (May 8 – June 25).
For whom?

  • innovators, visionaries, facilitators of change, sustainability professionals, social entrepreneurs, trainers, teachers;
  • participants coming from diverse sectors: business, social enterprises, NGOs, academia, other institutions;
  • all who share interest in the facilitation of social innovations.

Goals of the course

  • To facilitate better understanding of the importance of social innovation;
  • To offer practical skills, to support others during all innovation phases as well as getting to present tools and methods that will help you and others to realise ideas and visions.

Why should you take part in this course?

  • Rich curriculum, covering all the innovation phases with examples of the methods that can be used, practical cases from a variety of countries.
  • The form and the programme of the course is based on extensive experience engaging in e-learning in the field of sustainability.
  • The distance learning makes the course available to everybody with internet access — you can learn from everywhere you want.
  • A diverse group of participants represents a great opportunity for getting to know new perspectives and ways of thinking crucial to innovation.
  • Tutors with practical experience in both online education as well as project implementation support you in deeper understanding of the course material, providing you with feedback on realised tasks.
  • Meet engaging practitioners in our two webinars and hear their stories of how they overcame innovation barriers.

What you need in order to participate

  • Participation is free of charge.
  • You need consistent, high-speed internet access.
  • Your engagement in this training can vary depending on how much time you have – there are some obligatory parts and some complimentary optional activities. Of course, the more you give the more you get! The whole course requires approximately 4 hours per week.
  • All of the participants that successfully finish the course will earn a certificate .

The course is part of the project Hosting Social Innovation funded by the EU.

Part I: Premises for innovation 20th – 24th September 2016 Art Monastery Convent Italy (Arrival day: 19th and Departure day: 25th Sept. 2016)
Part II: Overcoming innovation obstacles 7th – 11th March 2017 Warsaw, Poland (Arrival day: 6th and Departure day: 10th Feb. 2017)

Become a certified Innovation Host!
We live at a time during which people feel an increasingly pressing need to go out and change something, instead of staying at home and looking at the world from the outside. Active citizens want to live their ideas and visions. To support these active citizens, we urgently need people who host, facilitate, moderate, support, inspire, guide and empower others during critical innovation phases or visionary development processes.

Within the Erasmus+ Project „Hosting Social Innovation“ we are launching a pilot programme that will bolster those important hosting competencies.

You will be introduced to the Visionautic way of thinking, experiment with and reflect on a variety of multisensual approaches and methods for a rich, colourful and creative facilitation style. After seven workshop days you will be the proud owner of an ample multisensual toolkit which includes:

-How to prepare a creative setting and an activating surrounding.
-How to create an atmosphere of fun and experimental learning.
-How to work with Visionautic material to develop and share ideas: maps, logbooks, inspirations, props, etc.
-How to visualize and sensualize complexity: graphic recording, graphic facilitation, evolution lines, sociometric exercises, models etc.
-How to set memory anchors in your body: arrow breaking, magnetic pictures, circular empowerment etc.
-Exercises with rhythm, voice and dance to improve communication.
-Multisensual tools to stimulate meaningful dialogues: instant paintings, picture archives, impro theatre exercises etc.
-Small interventions to turn everyday’s situations into magic events.
-Innovative forms of presentation and giving feedback.