CF1 – Creative Facilitation 1

“Creative Facilitation gave me powerful tools for leading groups and the confidence to use them!”
Hannah Jones, MyBnk UK

Creative Facilitation 1
2 days

Youth facilitators

Working with groups is by definition a creative adventure and the arts can be your greatest ally. In this two-day experiential professional development training you will gain a basic introduction to PYE’s proven arts-based model of group facilitation.

This workshop provides a framework for using arts-based practices to strengthen your effectiveness as a facilitator.  Participants develop basic skills in using the arts to facilitate groups of all sizes and a large tool-box of easy to lead activities.

The training gives participants strategies for engaging a full range of learning styles and bringing out the strengths of group members. In the process, participants build their confidence in their own creativity and recognize that you don’t have to be a professional artist to use the arts in your work with people of all ages, particularly youth.

This workshop is for anyone who works with groups of youth or adults as well as for people who simply want to enhance their own creativity: youth workers, educators, artists, trainers, facilitators, business leaders, and the general public.


Participants learn:

– Ways to use the arts to enliven learning, deepen reflection, and develop social and emotional skills

– Easy-to-lead activities based on storytelling, creative writing, visual arts, music, drama, and movement

– Ways to create safe environments for creative exploration

– Practical models of creative process and group dynamics

– How to weave the multi-arts into a program

– Ways to engage their own creativity



Visit our list of upcoming PYE Trainings to find a CF1 near you and apply for a place. If you do not see a training listed in your area please contact us to find out more.


What People Say

The Brazil team
“I have attended many training programs across the globe. This has been by far the best – not just in terms of learning alone but in the way it has transformed how I facilitate my own programs.”
Business Leadership Program, School of Inspired Leadership, India

“My team was absolutely blown away by the Creative Facilitation training – they want more!”
Harlequin Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa

“The activities that you taught us have become a key component of the daily community-building efforts of our program.”
AshokaYouthVenture, Washington D.C.,USA

“Being at the Creative Facilitation training will forever change the way I teach. Now I know how to engage my students.”
Teacher, Bangalore India

“The PYE Global training was highly effective in developing our young entrepreneurs’ leadership skills. As a result of the training this group has remained a cohesive, energized and engaged network that continues to thrive.”
The Duke of Edinburgh Award’s International Association, London, UK


About PYE

PYE is an international non-profit that partners with communities around the world to activate the creative potential of young people and adult mentors. For over 15 years, PYE leaders have provided training and support to individuals and organizations to lead transformative programs for young people and adults through a proven methodology called the Creative Community Model.


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Want to bring PYE’s creativity-based approach to your organization? We also offer customized trainings. Contact Gwyn Wansbrough at gwyn(@) for more details.

6 Responses to CF1 – Creative Facilitation 1

  • I am intrigued by Creative Facilitation 1. I do not work with youth, but want to creatively engage with adults through my yoga/movement classes. And I want to develop my own leadership and teaching skills in a nurturing way. I’m also interested in developing non-professional music and movement based initiatives. Because I am on a path of exploring connections with community, I don’t think I can be any clearer. My background is in yoga, music and human resources. Do you think your course is suitable for me?

  • Hi Gary,
    We often welcome people who do not currently work with youth onto our courses and we know that the techniques we use work with adults and youth alike. Our mission is to empower young people around the world so we tend to put our focus there, but we are sure you would find plenty the course useful. If you want a small taste of what we offer you could take a look at our book ( or join us online later this week for a 3rd Thursday Assembly (

  • Thanks very much Katie

  • Hi I’m interested in you course’s My name is Pamela, I’m not a trained artist or a teacher, but enjoy all types of art and craft I’ve been a self taught artist most of my adult life I enjoy painting, drawing,collage and ceramics almost anything that gets my creative thoughts tingling I’m 50 years old and I know it’s a little late in my life but I would like to share my creativity and knowledge with older people and help them develope and enjoy expression through there art work, I would like to work with adults that have learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health issues. could you please recommend a course that would be suitable for me on my forward journey.
    Regards Pamela

  • Hi Pamela,

    All of our trainings would be helpful for you in this journey and often the best place to start is with a Creative Facilitation 1 training. Where are you based? You could also join us online on Thursday 20th for a facilitated conversation with people around the world who are working in this field. More details on that can be found here:


  • Hey PYE, do you have any plans to do the CreAtive Facilitation 1 in Toronto on the horizon? I’ve heard great things about your trainings and I want in! Thanks!

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