Open Workshops

Elicitive Facilitation
Qualities, Skills and Concepts 

Elicitive Facilitation means the provision of a safe container in which the resonant voices of clients can emerge. It means the creation of a space where transformation can occur through the communal exploration of new options for how to engage in conflictive situations. It equally implies the provision of a space and the corresponding methods that allow clients a letting go of the masks of the persona, fostering a transformation of personal and collective shadow aspects and an unfolding of potentials.  

This workshop focuses on the facilitator as space-holder. It offers an advanced format for alumni of the MA Program for Peace Studies who want to further refine their competences as peace and conflict workers. Conceptually it focuses on a deepened understanding of elicitive facilitation. In practical terms it aims at refining participants’ qualities and skills as facilitators. 

The workshop offers some conceptual input with an emphasis on humanistic and transpersonal psychology. Yet the main part of the workshop focuses on understanding and active practice of facilitation. Topics addressed include: to create and hold a space in an elicitive manner; facilitating group dynamics; working with empathy and resonance; process-oriented facilitation; facilitating shadow aspects; dynamics of healing and unfolding; transpersonal aspects of facilitation.  

This workshop picks up on the breath- voice- and movement-oriented practices that are introduced in the Master Program’s Modular Period V and introduces them in an advanced format from a facilitator’s perspective. Knowledge on the transrational peace philosophy, elicitive conflict transformation and the working principles of elicitive conflict mapping is presupposed. Furthermore presupposed is familiarity with the MA Program’s Module V and basic knowledge of embodied means of conflict transformation. 

Date: Wednesday June 13th (17:00) to Sunday June 17th (approx. 18:00)
Participation Costs: € 395 (including accommodation in double rooms and meals)
Location: Grillhof Seminar Center, Grillhofweg 100, 6080 Vill/Igls
Information & Registration: norbert.koppensteiner(at)