Are You Experienced? Gaining and Giving Experiences on the Road to Facilitation with Cate Czerwinski

Workshops.Work · February 21, 2024

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Workshops bring the best out of their participants when they are experiential. Which person wants to sit in a workshop that is indeterminable from a lecture? We do not enter these spaces for dictation, we enter them for learning and feeling and experience.

And so that has become Cate Czerwinski’s priority: to design memorable, unique, experiential workshops… and what a success she has found!

On the other side of memorable experiences are long-lasting learnings and change. Which, when we boil it down, must surely be the priority for facilitators of all kinds?

Join me and Cate for an invigorating conversation about experience, experiences, and how it all translates from facilitator to participants and back again.

Find out about:

  • What Cate’s ‘failures’ have been and what she learned from them
  • How to transform team dynamics — in a workshop and beyond your immediate reach
  • Why Cate plans herself, in the persona role of ‘facilitator’, as part of her overall workshop plan
  • How to work with the room practically, physically, and emotionally
  • Why transforming energy has become one of Cate’s most-treasured and -used skills
  • How to help teams integrate feelings and the language of emotion into their measure of success

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The world is waking up to the power of facilitation. Whether it's hosting a workshop, holding better meetings, or leading happy and productive teams - we want to make collaboration easy and effective. Dr. Myriam Hadnes is the founder of NeverDoneBefore, a global online facilitation community and festival, and this is her podcast. 'workshops work' is 50% sandbox and 50% classroom, a safe space for anyone interested in facilitation to learn more about the craft. Each week, a professional facilitator, trainer, or coach joins Myriam to discuss their interests and experiences in the world of facilitation. The conversations are open, and honest, and make facilitation understandable and accessible to all.Get practical tips and advice from a raft of experts and uncover the magic ingredients that make workshops work. You can download a free 1-page summary of each episode on

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