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SCALING INTIMACY: Experience Design + Facilitation Training

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Poet's Corner

2043 San Pablo Ave

Berkeley, CA 94702

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An Experience Design + Facilitation Training

Through the Lens of Connection

Learn how to design events that build meaningful connections, and help participants learn with and from each other.

Whether you create programs for internal employees, your client’s team, or your own audience, knowing how to facilitate events that are interactive and engaging is an essential leadership skill that is only growing in demand.

When you prioritize connection, it unlock a group’s highest capacities, and creates an atmosphere of inclusion and belonging.

In this highly experiential 4 day intensive training, you will learn how to design and facilitate experiences that maximize the impact for attendees, so that participants walk away feeling transformed, inspired, and part of a community.

The training is in two parts.


Part 1 is focused on Experience Design, where you will plan the content of your event and how to sequence it. Instead of assuming that connections will happen by default in the hallway or during a happy hour, you will learn how to strategically build connection into the fabric of your event. You will apply the Dramatic Arc Event Template to shave years off of trial and error in your planning process, and consistently deliver an outstanding experience.

In the first two days, you will learn how to:

  • Scale intimacy, making a group of 300 feel like a gathering of 30

  • Turn abstract concepts into direct experiences that engage participants

  • Design a debrief process that makes the learning actionable and immediately relevant

  • Develop a methodology that creates continuity in all of your programs

  • Design curriculum that takes participants on a transformative journey

  • Create programs based on the experiential learning model that are engaging, interactive and fun!


Part 2 is focused on Facilitating Your Design, where you will practice delivering your content with real time feedback from Jenny, her team, and your peers to help you gain confidence and to sharpen your skills.. You will learn the 5 steps to Great Facilitation and how to apply them to your specific circumstances, whether you are leading a meeting, workshop, retreat or training.

As you practice facilitating your design, you will learn how to: ​

  • Connect with a group as deeply as you can one-on-one

  • Relate to an audience of any size with comfort, confidence, and authenticity

  • Use playful exercises to get a group to gel and drop in quickly

  • Help participants open up and opt-in to sharing vulnerably

  • Level the playing field when you have participants with varying degrees of experience

  • Balance having a plan with being spontaneous and improvising in the moment

  • Work with nervousness and performance anxiety

  • Develop a natural, engaging and dynamic presence


You can take Part 1 as a stand-alone program for the Experience Design portion, or you can continue with Part 2, where we will dive into facilitation skills and practice facilitating elements that you designed in Part 1.

Part 2 cannot be taken on it's own, as the first two days of the training lay the foundation for you to excel during the 2nd part. The more skilled you are as an experience designer, the easier your job becomes as a facilitator.

Who is this training for?

This training is for all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. It is ideal for you if:

  • You work in HR, People Ops, L+D, Talent, Culture, DEI or a similar role in an organization and are in charge of creating events like teambuilding workshops, annual off-sites, executive retreats or training programs.

  • You are a coach, consultant, trainer, facilitator or event producer wanting to bring more expertise to the events you design and deliver for your clients.

  • You are an entrepreneur, author, or speaker wanting to turn your thought leadership into an experiential event, like a workshop, training course, certification or conference.

The training includes:

  • Training from 10am-5pm each day, with a 75min break for lunch
  • Comprehensive worksheets, resources and support materials
  • Invaluable connections to a high caliber peer group of experience designers and facilitators
  • Snacks + Refreshments


Early bird, by December 1st:

  • Experience Design + Facilitation (All 4 days) = $1750
  • Experience Design only (First 2 days) = $1200

General Admission, after December 1st:

  • Experience Design + Facilitation (All 4 days) = $1950
  • Experience Design only (First 2 days) = $1400

Group Discounts:

Come with friends or colleagues and share the learning experience. Groups of 3 or more get 30% off. Email Jenny directly for discount code - Jenny@JennySauerKlein.com


Our venue is Poet's Corner, a beautiful learning environment with lots of natural light, high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and plants everywhere. It is conveniently located in northwest Berkeley, just off the I-80 and a short Lyft/Uber from Downtown Berkeley BART.

You don't want to miss this if:

  • You are creating a new event from scratch or you are re-designing an existing event.

  • You find the event planning process daunting, frustrating, confusing or overwhelming.

  • You want to develop your confidence leading groups in live events, programs and trainings.
  • You want a safe space to practice honing your craft with a group of high caliber peers who will help you grow.
  • You want to move away from lectures and slideshows where participants are passive receivers, and move towards experiential learning models where participants are actively engaged.

  • You believe learning experiences can be fun, and can create lasting transformation for attendees.

This training is an introduction to a large body of work, and is a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to consider the more in-depth Experience Design Mastermind program.

Please come with a specific event in mind, so that the training will be most valuable and applicable for you.

Space is limited!

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