Creative Facilitation 2, Toronto, Canada, November 29-30

Creative Facilitation 2
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 29th-30th, 2014
Where: Toronto, Canada

This training is complemented by Creative Facilitation Level 1 in Toronto on November 20th-21st.

“PYE’s workshop was the highest rated session at our 2013 YMCA Youth Advisor’s conference. The training has helped my staff to further develop their skills related to the power of positive validation. It has been hugely inspirational and useful for everyone involved.”
Dedric Nelson, Manager Teen Strategy, YMCA of Greater Toronto


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Nadia Chaney is International Senior Trainer for PYE and a professional poet and performer. She holds a Masters in Imaginative Education and a postgraduate diploma in Dialogue and Negotiation. Since 2002 she has facilitated over two thousand events, workshops and trainings on four continents. She specializes in creative risk-taking, emotional intelligence, and improvisation.



Ella Cooper


Ella Cooper is an award winning multidisciplinary artist, creative facilitator, photographer, emerging dance/documentary filmmaker, educator and community consultant. Ella has a Masters of Arts Education and extensive training in creative facilitation. She has created a multitude of empowering community centred arts, media and yoga outreach programs for at risk youth, women’s groups, not for profits, community centres/assistance programs, seniors and local school districts in Toronto, Vancouver, Surrey, Williams Lake and Montreal. She currently works as the Senior Coordinator of the Neighbourhood Arts Network and is excited to play an active role in helping to co-facilitate and disseminate PYE’s facilitator trainings in Toronto.


This training is complemented by our Level 1 training in Toronto on November 20-21. While Level 1 introduces models and techniques for bringing the arts into your work, Creative Facilitation 2 is all about you as a facilitator.

In this 2-day experiential professional development workshop you will increase your skill as a facilitator using arts-based methods to develop high performance learning communities that support creativity and social and emotional learning.You will gain tools that will strengthen your presentation and facilitation skills. You will learn how to guide groups effectively and with confidence. You will discover how help a group come alive, develop a high level of participation, and how to create an atmosphere where participants take creative risks and speak from the heart. This workshop offers best practices based on years of experience developing and leading highly successful creative programs for multicultural groups of youth and adults.

Join us and Learn:

  • How to relate and respond to challenging participants
  • Effective communication techniques
  • How to create a safe space for honest and creative expression
  • How to present yourself comfortably, clearly and confidently to a group
  • How to design and deliver effective lessons, workshops and meetings

What do people do with the skills they learn at a PYE training?

“Creative Facilitation taught me how to discover my creativity and means of self-expression. This training is highly effective in developing skills to create a safe environment and communicating authentically with people.”
Akintunde Adebayo, Centre for Social Innovation, Toronto

Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 29-30
Time: 10am-6pm both days
Venue: Sketch Creative Enterprise Hub, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: Full rate: $300 CAD*
Non-profit/ freelance discount rate: $250 CAD*
Early bird (register by Monday November 3rd ): $200 CAD*
Creative Facilitation 1 & 2: $500 (early bird $300) CAD*

This training is complemented by Creative Facilitation Level 1 in Toronto on November 20th-21st.

*our system charges in US dollars. We have worked out the conversion rate to ensure that you are charged the correct amount in Canadian dollars.

Price includes materials and Creative Facilitation Activities Manual. All proceeds go to supporting PYE’s youth empowerment efforts around the world.

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Join the Facebook event to find out more about the Toronto social artists community and other participants.


In partnership with Sketch, Center for Social Innovation.

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