Creative Facilitation Training, Level 1 (Cape Town, SA)

Ugandan teaching artist John Mary

February 25-26 or March 25-26, 2017

Join us and learn:

  • A step-by-step process to ensure the success of your program
  • Ways to create safe environments for self-expression
  • Methods to boost social and emotional intelligence
  • Design principles for delivering powerful group experiences
  • Strategies for engaging resistant group members
  • A framework for weaving the arts into your program
  • A toolkit of easy-to-lead multi-arts activities

“There are signs everywhere that we need to do a better job of engaging future generations. PYE is leading an international movement to activate the creative potential of young people to build an inclusive, healthy world.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Chair, PYE Advisory Board


Creative Facilitation Training, Level 1
When:   25-26 February 2017 or 25-26 March 2017
Time:     9am-5pm
Where: Observatory Community Centre: Crn Collingwood and Rawson Road, 7925 Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa


  • Fees will be at the subsidized rate of R1000; non-profit/freelance rate of R550 and group rate R500 for groups of more than 3 people.
  • Price includes participant manual, certificate, refreshments and light lunch.
  • Please contact Thandile Giyama ( or Eva Adams-Hart ( for more information.

Spaces are limited

Please register early to confirm your attendance. Your registration is complete once you have submitted the registration form and confirmed your payment method.


About Creative Facilitation Training

PYE’s Creative Facilitation Training is based on our 20-years-strong Creative Community Model, a proven experiential approach for youth work practitioners, educators, and other leaders. Learn to use the arts to build strong teams, enliven learning, and deepen impact. By bringing together expressive arts with motivational and experiential learning, you can nurture creativity, personal power, cross-cultural competency, motivation, and skills for leading purposeful lives.

Deepen your impact with proven Creative Facilitation methods.

Deepen your impact with proven Creative Facilitation methods.

Why use the arts?

Studies show that young people thrive in arts-rich learning environments. Creative expression helps boost motivation and engagement in youth. They develop self-confidence and important social and emotional skills while forming strong bonds with adult mentors. Facilitators who use the arts in their programs are more creatively engaged and connect more easily with youth. Plus, everyone has more fun!

Who is the training for?

Creative Facilitation is for anyone who works with groups of youth or adults: youth workers, teachers, social workers, counselors, health care providers, facilitators, and trainers. This is an ideal training opportunity for lead trainers and facilitators who can deliver the training to other staff and program leaders.

Do you need arts experience?

Definitely not. Creative Facilitation is based on the premise that everyone can use the arts in their work with groups. You don’t have to be a professional artist or even have any arts experience. You simply need a willingness to jump in and learn.

Facilitator Team

Theophilus Booi, PYE Lead Facilitator, is a child and youth care worker, Lalela Arts facilitator, co-founder of Goof Edutainment, an activist with Activate Network, and talented arts facilitator who has transformed and empowered two disadvantaged communities through play-based arts and education.

Thandile Giyama, PYE Lead Facilitator, is an activist, child and youth care worker, community developer, and facilitator of learning, with internationally recognised training in emotional intelligence. Thandile, has positively impacted thousands of vulnerable children and youth by conducting over 200 life skill sessions for youth with disadvantaged backgrounds. He is co-Founder of Goof Edutainment together with Theophilus Booi.

Eva Adams-Hart, PYE Lead Facilitator in training, works with Earthchild Project to coordinate their youth camp. She has been serving in community development for almost 20 years, including 11+ years of work for the Harlequin Foundation, dedicated to building a common culture through carnival, making unity fun. She is currently their Mapiko (recycled arts) coordinator and a lead artist. In the past she has done Harlequin’s school program logistics and served as Lead Art Facilitator for this program.

What people say

Thank you! This was the best training ever! My after-school tutoring programme was never the same after that training. My kids don’t feel reluctant to learn anymore. 🙂 Now we have fun while we learn.” Nosipho Mabaso, Shine Centre Manager, Cape Town

“My team was absolutely blown away by the Creative Facilitation Training—they want more!” Sam Pearce, eMzantsi Managing Director, Harlequin Foundation, Cape Town


2 Responses to Creative Facilitation Training, Level 1 (Cape Town, SA)

  • I would love to attend and refresh my skills in PYE facilitation, which is one of the most awesome practical experiences of faciitating creativity that I’ve known.

    I am a freelancer and dance and do workshops with people of all ages, including children from disadvantaged areas and regular sessions at Camphill West Coast Village which homes intellectually challenged individuals.

    I would appreciate receiving the course at the freelance rate if possible as that would help finances immensely.

    Thank you.

  • Hi, Renata – I’m so glad you’re interested. If you haven’t had a chance, register at and let us know your situation and request. Thanks!

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