Managing energy and emotion

If you are a trainer, I believe one of your goals is to create genuine, tangible changes in the lives of others.

I imagine the growth of your participants is one of your main motivators, and that “aha” moments are your favorite points in every workshop.

But even with a fantastic design, quality content, and dedicated preparation – deep insights and transformation sometimes simply don’t happen. 

Can you guess which secret ingredient is missing?

Most often, it is because the workshop was missing the powerful emotional journey to support the learning event. 

The real transformation – the long term one – requires emotion.

Unfortunately, in most of our education (including train-the-trainer events), we don’t truly develop the skill of managing the emotions of the group we facilitate.

That is what makes the course “Manage emotions & energy in workshops” the key learning event to strengthen your impact as a trainer and to facilitate tangible changes through your workshops.

Why is emotion crucial for learning?

Most memorable moments in our life are always connected to emotions – positive or negative. And same goes for learning.

Emotion is what makes learning stick.

Emotions are key to attention, memory, and learner’s motivation, and are a crucial ingredient of an impactful learning process.

Content and methods are what make the backbone of every workshop – but emotions and energy are the ingredients that make the workshop truly extraordinary and memorable.

They shape what participants actually learn, how well they remember it, and how much they will use it after the workshop. 

Emotions turn our experiences into lasting impressions and help to transfer new behaviors and skills from the workshop into life.

We all know that – but how much is of focus when designing our workshops on the emotional journey?  

How can we implement it better, deeper, and more effectively? 

In a learning environment, useful emotion most usually doesn’t happen by chance – but by the intentional design of the emotional journey. 

What is this course about?

“Managing emotions and energy in workshops” is an online course divided into 3 modules, in which you will learn about the impact of different emotions on learning.

You will discover ways of creating emotional experiences in your workshops to make them more memorable and learn to build an engaging, impactful learning journey for your participants. 

The course is designed for trainers and facilitators, as well as anyone organizing and delivering workshops and educational events.

It brings together theories about emotions in learning based on the science of learning and neuroscience with meaningful and insightful discussions among experienced trainers. The focus will be on how to turn the theory into practical tools and approaches to use in your own workshops.

You will gain new perspectives and ideas on how to think about the role of emotions in training, as well as practical tools to create an impact.  

It will encourage you as a trainer to focus on emotion, not just as a means to design a “learning experience that feels good, and that learners enjoy” – but to truly leverage the learners’ emotions to make learning more impactful and memorable!

The course will also provide you with powerful questions for reflection to make your approach to emotions in learning personalized for your own style as a trainer.

Learning goals

The course was built as a consequence of mentoring and training many new trainers – which this showed to be the crucial ingredient that changed everything for many of them. 

Science shows that there is a specific set and flow of emotions optimal for learning – let’s explore it together, in an active and practical way.

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for trainers who are skilled in facilitation and designing and delivering workshops – but would like to bring their workshop to the next level. 

Designing the flow of energy and balancing it with right and purposeful emotion is a key differentiator between good and great delivery.

Would you like to develop new, more impactful ways of designing that emotional journey and keeping the learnersenergy and motivation high while facilitating or delivering a workshop?

Hit the button below – and join us in the next group. 


What will the course look like?

The course is split into 3 modules of 2.5h each.

At the course, work in a small group, interactively with a lot of reflection, experimentation with tools,  direct experiences from which you can learn, and exchange of ideas and perspectives between the trainers attending the course. 

Course outline

Module 1: Flow of energy and emotion in training (2.5h)

In the intro module, we will explore what is the common flow of energy and emotion in your workshops, and design a vision of how should it be. We will look into different phases of training, and explore what emotions are positive and beneficial for each of the phases. 

We will talk about the desired intensity of emotions in training and how does it impact memory, attention and engagement. We will exchange practical tips and tricks for creating diverse emotional experiences that are beneficial for learning.

Module 2: What science of learning says about emotions (2.5h)

We talk about what the science of learning says about emotions in the learning process, including insights from research focused on emotions in training, but also tools and ideas from learning science, brain-based learning and neuroscience. 

We will explore how emotion impacts diverse stages of learning, and how it relates to motivation, attention, memory and active role in learning and look into how to build more curiosity, confidence, motivation, the agency in learners.

You will gain many practical ideas and tips that you can immediately implement in your workshop design.  

Module 3: Putting it in practice (2.5h)

In this final module, we are diving into how to put all that we learned from science into practice. 

We are diving deeper into any of the questions that you discovered and discussing different moments in the workshop in which emotions can be leveraged better, and deeper. 

You will develop new ideas and approaches about how can you implement all the learnings in your future workshops.

Date, time and pricing

Price: 280 EUR (includes 3 modules, in total 6h of training)

Dates and times: The course is delivered in 2 online modules: Module 1 in duration of 2h, Module 2 in duration of 3h, and Module 3 in duration of 1h. 

The next group for the course will be in October/November – applications opening in June.  

If you would like to join – do get in touch and signup for waiting list – in that case I will try to adjust the exact course dates and timeslots to your preferences.

Let us know if interested via contact form (without obligations), and we will let you know once we have the exact dates.

About the trainer

Mirna Šmidt, the founder of Trainers Toolbox and Happiness Academy, brings together 14 years of experience in training and 8 years of experience in coaching with the practical experience of a successful career in a global team in a fast-paced corporate environment. She also adds deep theoretical knowledge to the mix – among other things, including MsC of Applied Positive Psychology from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

Her style of training is positive, energetic, engaging, fast-paced and focused on goals and impact that we can create as trainers – and sometimes a tiny bit overwhelming in the abundance of information as a consequence of her deep love of learning.

Mirna’s mission is to support trainers in making training more impactful – among other ways, by leveraging science-based practices.

What other trainers say about emotions in learning?

*coming soon*

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