Become an Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange facilitator

Dialogue Facilitation

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 faciltiation, dialogue or mediation experience. If you are new to this field, please enrol in our Introduction to Dialogue Faciltiation course first.

Both of the Advanced Training and Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation, take place online.
Read more below about these training opportunities and how to register or express your interest.

Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation


Start your journey to becoming a dialogue facilitator through the interactive online course “Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation”.

  • Start date: November 12, 2018.
  • Total course duration: 4 weeks
  • Weekly time investment: approximately 2 hours
  • Asynchronous, paced course with weekly deadline(s)

Through this 4-week 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 module 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 Interactive Open Online Course 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 an official recognition of their achievements. Read more about the assessment in this course in the course outline >>>

 

Register here for “Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation” >>>

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.

The next Advanced Facilitation training will take place in 2019. Register here >>> 

Not sure if you are eligible for the Advanced Training? Don’t hesitate to express your interest in becoming a facilitator here >>>

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 facilitation@sharingperspectivesfoundation.com