Online Dialogue Facilitation

  • About the Course
  • Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation
  • Advanced Facilitation Training
  • Why become a facilitator?
  • Experienced Facilitators
  • Contact us

Facilitators are an essential part of the Sharing Perspectives Foundation’s Virtual Exchange activities. Are you interested in fostering meaningful and productive conversations around society’s most pressing issues? Or do you want to contribute to more positive relationships despite differences in backgrounds or opinions? Then, we welcome you to start your journey in becoming an Erasmus+  Virtual Exchange facilitator!

Your Role as a Facilitator
Facilitators foster the safe but challenging spaces that define the Sharing Perspectives Foundation’s learning environment. As a facilitator, you will be expected to utilize essential dialogic tools to elicit self-group awareness and enable mutual learning. You will arm participants with the tools to hold effective cross-cultural dialogues and enable them to apply these skills as 21st-century employees, students, and citizens.

Join us!
We are looking for both experienced and starting facilitators and offer various training opportunities. To join our team of facilitators, you will need to pass through the Advanced Facilitation Training. To be eligible to apply for the Advanced Training, you need to have some form of facilitation, dialogue or mediation experience. If you are new to this field, please enrol in our Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation training course first.

Both of the Advanced Training and Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation training, take place online.

Dates Apr 06 - May 04 2020

Duration 4 weeks

Language English

Application deadline Apr 03 2020

Weekly time investment

Weekly time investment: approximately 2 hours. Asynchronous, paced course with weekly deadline(s)

Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation

Start your journey to becoming a dialogue facilitator through the online training course ‘Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation’.

Through this 4-week training course you will learn the functions of dialogue and virtual exchange; identify key principles and components of facilitation; and learn basic skills and approaches to successfully facilitate online dialogues. This course is open to everyone and participation is free of charge. All you need is a computer and internet access.

4 weeks, 4 modules
This is a paced course, which means you will see the contents of each of the 4 modules one at a time. A new module will be available every Monday of the course, and you have one week to complete the module contents. Every module includes different types of resources: readings, video tutorials, quizzes, dialogue examples and infographics. There is an assessment at the end of every module where you will use the knowledge and skills learnt in that module.

Online, but interactive
There are activities throughout the modules that you are invited to engage on. This course aims at you learning multiple skills and tools and these activities are an opportunity for you to practice and acquire those skills. We stimulate peer-learning and offer you the chance to reflect on and review the submissions of fellow participants. There is a lively discussion thread where participants share their knowledge and experiences and provide feedback to each other. Talking points and the engagement of the trainers stimulate the discussions.

After the course
This opportunity is part of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be eligible to continue their qualification and training with the Advanced Facilitation Training and consequently become facilitators in one of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange programmes. Participants completing this course will be awarded an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange badge as official recognition of their achievements.


  • 6 April – 4 May 2020
    Deadline to Apply: 3 April 2020

Application has closed

Advanced Facilitation Training

The Advanced Facilitation Training was developed with the expert contribution of various conflict resolution, mediation and facilitation practitioners, invested in 21st-century education and in broadening knowledge and use of peacebuilding methodologies in a diverse and global landscape. Successful completion of training qualifies trainees to UN endorsed certificates.

To be eligible to apply for the Advanced Facilitation Training you need to have prior experience in conflict resolution, dialogue facilitation or mediation.



  • Advanced Facilitation Training – Intensive format
    13 January – 13 February 2020
    Language: English
    Deadline to Apply: 18 December 2019
  • Application has closed
  • Advanced Facilitation Training –  Intensive format
    6 January – 6 February 2020
    Language: Arabic
    Deadline to Apply: 16 December 2019
    Application has closed
  • Advanced Facilitation Training – Long format
    9 March – 14 May 2020
    Language: English
    Deadline to Apply: 19 February 2020
  • Application has closed

Why become a facilitator?

Upon your successful application, you will receive advanced training in virtual exchange and subsequent placement as a facilitator in an upcoming programme. Whether you are a new or experienced facilitator, you will be able to improve your facilitation skills and knowledge using new methods and online mediums, managing unique group processes, and engaging with timely topics and current events. As a facilitator, you will also receive mentoring, opportunities for advancing responsibilities, stipends for your work, and a certified welcome into the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Facilitator’s Community.

Experienced Facilitators

We also welcome experienced facilitators to the team! If you are an experienced dialogue and Virtual Exchange facilitator, please get in touch by sending a brief introduction outlining your experience to

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