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ONLINE COURSE: Facilitation Skills and Moderation

Date: to be announced


Facilitation, whether face-to-face or online, is a working method which plays an increasingly important role in professional everyday life. In facilitated processes the factual and the emotional relationship level are equally important. A professional facilitator must be able to shape both levels simultaneously and evenly to create a constructive and open-minded atmosphere in working groups. The focus of this training course is on the „how“ - giving the participants concrete suggestions for practical use.


You will learn how to effectively chair a meeting and facilitate teams and groups in a results-oriented manner. You will be provided with proven methods, tips and techniques for facilitating meetings and sessions. You will deal with potentials and limitations of face-to-face sessions as well as virtual ones and be able to increase your self-confidence as a facilitator.

Key topics

  • Skills and role of the facilitator
  • Preparing a facilitation
  • Conducting a facilitation
  • The course of facilitation
  • Facilitation methods: examples given for face to face sessions as well as for virtual sessions
  • How to deal with challenging situations in meetings
  • After the facilitation

Course Programme

The time frame of the sessions is as follows:

9.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. CET (Central European Time)

The new course programme will be available soon.

For a first overview you can have a look at a previoius programme (2022).


What does live online training mean?

Our online trainings are not pre-recorded training videos, webinars for large audiences or self-paced e-learning courses. They are virtual live trainings delivered by our trainers in real-time, focusing on the interaction of a small group of remote participants. Just like our face-to-face trainings, these virtual classrooms aim at tailoring the discussions and learning experiences to the training needs of the participants.

Requirements: to attend our live online trainings, a reliable high-speed internet connection and a computer or laptop running Windows or iOS are required (including audio and video). The Humboldt-Universität of Berlin uses the videoconferencing platform Zoom (subject to change) for virtual classrooms as well as digital tools. We strongly recommend an external headset for better sound quality.

Course Methods

The focus of the course is on practical exercises. The participants are invited to practise facilitation and to experience themselves in the role of a facilitator.

The virtual classroom sessions with the trainers and the fellow participants via will be complemented by group exercises, assignments as well as time for self-study and reflection. You will be provided with techniques in order to be able to conduct a meeting or session as a facilitator.

Target Group

The course is designed for advanced beginners with some practical experiences. However, midlevel facilitators also might refresh ideas and get new inspiration for events they facilitate. Participants should be familiar with basic communication skills such as active listening and constructive communication.



General information

The tuition fee will be announced soon.

This includes:

- 5-days live online training course

- Course documentation and learning materials

- Certificate of participation is issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Apply now through the online enrolment form!

Contact Details

This course is run regularly. To register your interest in future sessions, please contact us:
Ms Annika Buchholz, SLE TRAINING Programme Manager
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