Circle Facilitator Training

26th August- 23th September

 

5 week online immersion: transform, connect, lead

"Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,

there is a field. I will meet you there"
 

Rumi

Discover the Art of Circle Practice

 

Circle practice is an ancestral calling, a sanctuary where individuals feel a profound sense of 'coming home'.

We equip you with what you need to establish these sacred spaces, whether in a corporate boardroom or around a cosy campfire.

Imagine a place where empathy flourishes and diverse perspectives thrive, where creativity and innovation are cultivated through deep connection and collaboration.

Our Circle Facilitator Training will help you to foster environments where every voice is heard and every story matters. 

 

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"The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved.

It simply wants to be witnessed ‚Äď to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is"

Parker Palmer

Over five weeks, you will learn:

 

Confidence and Mastery: Gain the skills and tools needed to facilitate your own circles, creating safe, responsible, and inclusive spaces.

Deep Understanding: Immerse yourself in the ancient art of Circle, learning to integrate its powerful practices into modern settings.

Personal Growth: Connect deeply with your unique narrative as a facilitator, empowering others through your authentic voice and story.

Extensive Resources: Access a comprehensive library of personal practices and a detailed Circle manual blending time-honoured teachings with contemporary techniques.

Community and Support: Join an ongoing community of fellow facilitators in our dedicated Facebook group, fostering continual growth and connection.

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‚ÄėYou can‚Äôt hate someone whose story you know‚Äô

 

Margaret J. Wheatley

 

What is Circle Practice?

 

Circle practice is in our bones. It’s a time-honoured method of bringing people together in a shared, sacred space to foster deep communication, connection, and community.

It involves gathering in a circular arrangement, which symbolically represents equality, inclusivity, and unity, allowing every participant to be seen and heard.

This practice is rooted in the belief that each individual has valuable insights and stories that deserve attention. By participating in a circle, individuals engage in reflective listening, open sharing, and collective wisdom, which cultivates empathy, enhances mutual understanding, and strengthens bonds within groups.

Circle Practice can be adapted for various settings, including educational, corporate, or personal growth environments, making it a versatile tool for building stronger, more empathetic communities.

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In Circle we:

  • Connect¬†to ourselves and others in a deep, authentic way
  • Cultivate¬†our¬†imagination
  • Practice¬†our capacity for non-judgment and true¬†understanding¬†
  • Explore¬†our ability to hold paradox¬†
  • Deepen¬†our skills in witnessing, listening and reflecting
  • Gain¬†greater understanding of our own story
  • Share¬†in the moral beauty of others
  • Boost¬†our 'feel good' brain chemicals: oxytocin and dopamine¬†
  • Embody¬†self-leadership and¬†responsibility
  • Celebrate¬†vulnerability and the freedom it brings
  • Spark¬†our desire for co-creation and collaboration
  • Honour¬†an¬†ancient and modern¬†tradition
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Hi! I'm Nele.

I will be your facilitator

 

Hi I‚Äôm Nele! I‚Äôm the founder of Wondr. Reimagining how we build meaningful community outside of our homes and gather in times of collective uncertainty is my calling. The practice of Circle has changed my life ‚Äď so much so that I now spend my life sharing it with others.¬†

Over the past 9 years, I’ve had the enormous privilege of facilitating more than 1200 circles around the world, both in person and online. I spent four years with Snapchat setting up their Council (Circle) practice, have led global workshops and retreats and designed gatherings using Circle frameworks for 3-250 people. 

I believe that each Circle facilitator has a unique genius to share with the world and I love holding space for this to emerge. My facilitator style is grounded and real, peppered with humour. I can’t wait to share this practice with you! 

"In my career I have facilitated over 1500 Circles, Workshops and Retreats and In the past 3 years, we've succesfully graduated over 100 Circle Facilitators. Nothing brings me more joy than receiving messages and photos from these people sharing about the incredible impact their work is having on the world. Join us to become one of them!"

Nele Vandersmissen

How will it work?

 

Participate from anywhere in the world in our live sessions, scheduled across four weeks, with an additional Q&A session to wrap up your training.

Each session is designed to fit into your busy schedule while providing rich, engaging content and live interactive opportunities.

Upcoming sessions: 

26th August ‚Äď 23th¬†September 2024

Online sessions will be held each Monday between 7-9pm AEST

We have two payment options

Choose what works for you 

 

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What Others
Have Experienced

BE INSPIRED

'This training will stay with me forever and has thoroughly changed the way I communicate and hold space for others.  Nele's ability to read the field, engage, coach and lead is first class and her enthusiasm about the practice infectious.  I would highly recommend this training to anyone who is passionate about holding space for others, positively supporting communities and growing personally.'

 

Rebecca T

"Nele is an incredible facilitator who throws her entire being into the process of Circle. She is a force of nature that leads the sharing process in both strength and vulnerability. There is real authentic depth and wisdom here. I recommend joining her with any and all of her offerings she may present to you. Join her. You will realise your luck when you do.'

 
Rich L

Simplified with Multiple Payment Plans

CHOOSE WHAT WORKS FOR YOU

1 Payment of

AUD $499

Paid In Full

  • Everything you need to know to start facilitating your own Circles in a safe and responsible way
  • 5 videos with all the foundational and practical¬† information.
  • 5 online experiential sessions with ample opportunity to ask questions
  • A Circle manual with everything you need to know
  • Circle design foundations and insight into different approaches and lineages
  • Access to a private online community for ongoing¬†connection and support
  • Q&A call a week after the training with ongoing support
  • A Circle Facilitator Qualification
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3 Payments of

AUD $185

Paid Monthly

  • Everything you need to know to start facilitating your own Circles in a safe and responsible way
  • 5 videos with all the foundational and practical¬† information.
  • 5 online experiential sessions with ample opportunity to ask questions
  • A Circle manual with everything you need to know
  • Circle design foundations and insight into different approaches and lineages
  • Access to a private online community for ongoing¬†connection and support
  • Q&A call a week after the training with ongoing support
  • A Circle Facilitator Qualification
Sign Up Today

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Additonal Testimonials

A FEW MONTHS FROM NOW
THIS COULD BE YOU

"This training gave me a deeper connection to community and a greater sense of gratitude. It’s opened my perspective in how I see the world and others through fostering empathy. I’ve also noticed I’ve become a much better listener, really being present and tapping into the field that’s created in that moment therefore having stronger and more authentic connections with people in my life be that work or personal"

 
Sabrina K

"I stumbled onto sitting in Circle recently and was struck by the powerful effect that this process had on me. Since that time I have looked to understand it more and this course has been brilliant in providing all the information, education and practical application to give me the confidence and knowledge in how to run my own Circles. Nele and luke are great teachers and their ability to pass on years of knowledge in just a few days was exceptional. If this is something that you would like to learn more about I couldn't recommend this training any more highly."

 
Ben A

"I loved the connections that were forged. I learned so much about myself and others together with facilitation and running circles. 

Thank you Nele for the powerful energy you put in your workshop spreading your love in a way that helps us find ourselves through the most beautiful moments in your circles. We learn, we laugh, we love and most of all we feel alive.

 
Claire DS

"What an AWESOME training! I would recommend to anyone to anyone that feels drawn to the wonder of holding space. So many transferable skills where taught reaching levels of awareness, vulnerability and connection that has left me with a full heart, the knowledge and confidence to go share my gifts with helping others to bring about change in their lives. "

 
Shane B