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"Facilitating Creative Sessions" is a comprehensive course that prepares participants to lead effective group sessions in creative processes by teaching them essential facilitation skills. This course, designed for designers and professionals, combines theory, practical exercises, and feedback to improve facilitation techniques and soft skills.

Course in details

In this online 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 phase of the course 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.

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.

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Course Dates and Times​

1. Live Meeting: January 24, 2024 | 15:00 - 17:00 CET
2. Live Meeting: February 6, 2024 | 15:00 - 17:00 CET
3. Live Meeting: March 1, 2024 | 15:00 - 17:00 CET
4. Live Meeting: March 14, 2024 | 15:00 - 17:00 CET

In Total

4 live meetings of 2 hours
3 in between videos
10 hours or homework
10 weeks of the total course


Early Bird Members              €450
Early Bird Non Members      €500

Regular Members                 €550
Regular Non Members         €600


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Julia Alberga
Julia Alberga - SDN Acc. Master

Julia Alberga is working as an UX consultant and researcher in Amsterdam, where she founded Alberga Consultancy in 2017 and Radical Research in 2021. Before she started her own company, she worked as a service designer and researcher at the Rabobank for three years, gaining knowledge on inhouse service design and how to implement improved processes over time. She deepened her education in UX and service design and learned why stakeholders management and co-creation with the user ánd the team is so important in order to really make a change.

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