Transformative Facilitator Practitioner programme in-person

Become a certified Practitioner in Transformative Facilitation at our 5-day immersive learning retreat

Next programme – 15th – 19th November 2021

 If you are unable to travel to the UK or are hesitant about attending training face-to-face you may be interested in our ‘Online Introduction to Transformative Facilitation’ 

The World Economic Forum have identified ‘Fearlessness’ as one of the top 7 leadership traits needed in times of digital disruption. To overcome our fear, we need to understand our trigger points, how our behaviour changes under stress and how to support ourselves and others when this happens.

Transformative learning opens the door to greater personal resourcefulness, decision-making, confidence and clarity; helping to enable leaders and their teams to navigate and thrive in the complex, ambiguous and fast changing business world today.  

If you want to support your people to access their own fearlessness, motivation and clarity of thought in a way that is authentic and respectful of others, then this programme is the one for you.

We will introduce you to TRANSFORM8© our unique methodology, as presented in PROVOKE; The Art of Transformative Facilitation. This methodology is based upon the established principles and psychology of learning and human transformation, and identifies how to facilitate dynamic learning at its purest and most powerful.

In this 5-day Transformative Facilitator Practitioner programme, you will learn about the core skills and methodology needed to create the context for transformative learning and breakthroughs in these complex areas of human development.

This seminar is an immersive and intensive learning retreat. We provide a safe, supportive (and sometimes challenging) environment in which to explore this approach, to practise the methodology and to expand the range of your facilitation skills.  And, subject to a short assessment on the final day, you will become a fully accredited Practitioner in Transformative Facilitation.

Alchemy Worldwide has decades of experience working in the field of Transformative Facilitation with some of the top global companies in over 40 countries worldwide.

This course will be run by Keith Jones and Tessa Sharp, award-winning authors of PROVOKE, who have developed this unique methodology and are unrivalled in their ability to revolutionise corporate and personal thinking in order to maximise the potential for growth and advancements for businesses and the people who run them. 

This course is designed for experienced leaders, facilitators, trainers, change agents, coaches and learning commissioners who want to go beyond their learning edge and are ready to learn and apply transformative methods.

In this five-day seminar we ask you to be curious, courageous and active in both learning and facilitation. Working with the TRANSFORM8© model of facilitation you will explore, expand and develop your field of practice. We will encourage you to place your learning directly in the context within which you live and work.

We will begin with a self-assessment of your own experience, beliefs and perceptions. Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to identify and work at the edge of your practice.  We will provide a unique opportunity for you to safely explore the areas of facilitation in which you feel comfortable and help you step beyond in order to experiment and stretch your range.

At the end of the five-days, you will leave with: 

  • Learning that is directly relevant to you, and the context within which you live and work
  • A Practitioner Level accreditation and certificate in Transformative Facilitation (subject to a short assessment)
  • An increased professional network and the opportunity to join the Alchemy Alumni and Transformative Facilitation Community of Practice.

The seminar is designed as a learning retreat. This means that in between learning moments, we will give you the time and space to relax and restore – whether you choose to do this individually or in company is up to you. 

The retreat is set in the luxurious Lainston House, Winchester. It’s a 17th century country house, with beautiful rooms, burning log fires, and surrounded by 63 acres of landscaped grounds (you can even borrow wellington boots for walking).

Each session will take place in a traditional oak beamed barn, and as an extra-special activity, we are inviting our attendees to join us as our guests for a free evening and dinner at the hotel’s famous cookery school.  

What’s included:

  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments prepared by the hotel Chef
  • A free cooking class led by Michelin-starred chefs where you will learn how to make a three-course plant-based meal.
  • All the information and tools needed for the Practitioner-level Transformative Facilitation course
  • Practitioner Level accreditation and certificate in Transformative Facilitation (subject to assessment)

Please note accommodation is not included and evening meals are not included (with the exception of the cookery school dinner on the final evening which is included).

This retreat will take place between 15th – 19th November 2021 at the exclusive 17th Century Country hotel – Lainston House. Only 10 minutes drive from the historic medieval city of Winchester and approximately one hour by train from central London.

International participants are well served by a range of local airports:

  • Southampton – 27 mins
  • Bournemouth – 50 mins
  • London Heathrow – 1 hour
  • London Gatwick – 1 hour 40 mins

We recommend you stay at the Lainston House to fully engage with the whole seminar experience.  However, there are numerous places to stay in the local area to meet any budget.  Please make your own arrangements for booking.

  • Lainston House: A special price of £125 + VAT per night on a bed and breakfast basis for a limited number of rooms.  Contact us for the special password to book direct with the hotel and secure your special room rate.
  • Premier Inn Winchester: £69 upwards per night (within walking distance of the town centre, 6.2 miles)
  • Mercure Winchester Hotel: £80-£90 per night (central Winchester, 3.8 miles)
  • Holiday Inn Winchester: £100-£150 per night (next to the M3, 6 miles)
  • Airbnb: Sparsholt or Winchester City Centre ranging in price from £40+ per night

The seminar will start on Monday 15th November 2020 at 9.00am, and close after lunch on Friday 19th November 2020.

Sessions will run from 09:00 to 13:00 and then from 16:15 to 20:00 each day, providing you with the space to exercise, explore, reflect, or simply relax each afternoon.

This programme costs £2500 (including VAT).

Dress code: 

We will be creating a relaxed and informal environment, and we want you to feel comfortable. Please wear casual and comfortable layers, no business attire needed.

Dietary requirements:

If you have any particular dietary requirements please contact us.


We respect everyone’s boundaries and create a safe space where you will be invited to be as courageous, positive and open as you would like. Be prepared to step with us into the space of the ‘unknown unknown’ – this is the place where incredible magic and transformative learning happens!

Reserve your place

Follow the link below to fill out the registration form and pay to secure your place (there are a limited number of 24 places on each seminar)

Price: £2500 (inc. VAT)

Become a TRANSFORM8© practitioner at Lainstone House