5 de noviembre del 2020
Online training: Facilitating Co-Creation The Fundamentals of the Co-Creation Forum and the Art of Online Facilitation

What participants say about the online co-creation forum… 

“Surprisingly interactive”

– Andy Morris | Dean, School of Innovation | Texas A&M

“This stands out as one of the best run and most productive virtual experiences happening these days! Thanks for including me. Very well run and very enjoyable.”

– Matt Warner | President, Atlas Network

“This was a wonderful experience. Met so many new people and had wonderful discussions and debates from people who had such diverse perspectives.”

– Jen Murtazashvili | Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh

… and about the training: 

“I have participated in UFM training, both live and online. I was amazed at how well the UFM colleagues translated the live experience to an online one. They have been very thoughtful about what makes the collaboration technique valuable and have succeeded in teaching us how to make it work online.”

– Dr. Robert R Shandley | Associate Dean, School of Innovation | Texas A&M University

“I am pleasantly surprised at the success of the online co-creation facilitator training, and how well the training and methodology translated to a virtual format. The UFM team was able to maintain the connections, creativity, engagement, and skills you get from the in-person training while at the same time adding new tools for the virtual work space. I was able to strengthen skills I acquired in previous training sessions, and gain new tools specific to the virtual setting. I’ve already used several of my new skills on a project, and am looking forward to opportunities where I can use my co-creation skills in the future.”

– Jennifer Briggs | Creative Manager, School of Innovation | Texas A&M University

Call it a walking, grab-a-post-it-and-sharpie, flipped conference or unconference. The co-creation forum is purpose-driven and solution-oriented, and engages participants actively.

It is a superior way to run a meeting as it leverages the expertise, knowledge and experience of everybody in the room, leaving no potential untapped. It is based on the same principles that make free markets so effective: dispersed and tacit knowledge, a drive for creating value, free choice and the power of self-organization.

The process transforms top-down managed meetings into constructive environments where co-creation and bottom-up collaborative problem resolution flourishes, and can be equally applied inside the classroom.

During the training you will experience the forum as a participant and in any other role you choose. You will get familiar with what happens behind the scenes of organizing a co-creation forum. You will learn to know and prepare the ingredients for success, cultivate the ideal mindsets and practice key facilitation skills. You will learn how to use online tools for visual collaboration and stretch your Zoom abilities. 


The training is experiential and engaging, so be ready to roll up your sleeves! You will learn by exploration and experimentation, putting theory into practice, observing and reflecting. 


The facilitator is Karen Maeyens, designer of learning experiences and events that foster co-creation, and lead facilitator with years of facilitation and teaching practice. 

In order to make our time together as effective as possible, and to reduce the Zoom time of the training, you will be requested to do about 4 hours of independent study and practice before and in between the sessions. 


This is what the program looks like:  

Thursday, November 5: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST / 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST (3h)

  • Cultivating mindsets for co-creation
  • Exploration before explanation: a virtual co-creation forum
  • Debriefing of the experience: key elements of the process

Friday, November 6:  7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST / 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST  (3h)

  • The co-creation format in bird’s eye view
  • Facilitation basics: honing your listening and questioning skills 
  • Getting ready for action: co-creating the agenda & setting up the stations 

Wednesday, November 11:  7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CST / 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST  (2h), for participants new to Facilitating Co-Creation

  • Facilitation Basics continued: unwrapping, clustering and making thinking visible in action
  • Co-Creation Q&A 

Friday, November 13:  7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST / 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST  (4h)

  • A closer look at virtual icebreakers and energisers
  • Setting up for success
  • Learning by doing: hosting the forum
  • Celebrating success: what worked well?
  • Mistakes are gifts: what can we do differently next time?
  • Wrapping up the learning



  • USD $990 – Early bird: USD $850 

Early bird ends on October 13th. 

If you have any questions please reach out to formacioncontinua@ufm.edu


To further help you clarify your understanding of the co-creation format:

Desde el jueves 5 de noviembre del 2020 hasta el viernes 13 de noviembre del 2020
de 07:00 a. m. a 11:00 a. m.