Moderation is a professional skill you acquire through experience. It’s all about interaction, interviewing, group dynamics, and leading discussions and processes. The best way to learn it is through plenty of practice and by watching the experts.

In a two-day training course with lots of individual attention, you will be trained by two seasoned professionals and you’ll practise every aspect of the profession under their supervision. Because that’s exactly what it is: a profession!

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Experienced moderators share their knowledge. Intense, interactive, inspirational.
Our trainers moderated meetings themselves, hundreds of times. They share all they know and make you experience what it is like. There's always two trainers, so plenty of personal attention and time to practise. For the beginner and the advanced moderator.

What are we going to do?

Practice, practice and practice even more. Practicing is the only way of mastering the job of being a moderator. In two intensive days we train all the basic skills of the job:

  • Chairing: How to structure a meeting? How to keep things moving and still go into depth?
  • Moderate: You will gain experience with techniques & tricks that will help you to bring participants get into real conversations with each other.
  • Interviewing: Whether you interview one person or you have a panel-discussion; an interview on stage is a discipline in itself.
  • Stage Presence: How is your appearance on stage and which vibe do you give your audience? You want to feel confident and move smoothly through the room.
  • Presenting: How to write good announcements & introductions? You’ll learn how to make content-driven choices, how to choose the right tone.
  • Meeting design: How to design a programme that helps achieve the objective of the day? How to define your role in it, being the moderator?
  • And a whole bunch of small, but very important tricks.
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You'll learn how to BE a moderator: authentic, effective and dynamic.
As a moderator, you are there for the participants. You observe, dance and feel the vibe. You're goal driven, neutral and a leader-servant. But most importantly: you are YOU! We see to many people on stage who ACT being the moderator.
We will teach you how to balance all these aspects and to make a real connection.

What's in it for me?

In this fast-paced workshop you’ll get tips and immediate feedback from not one, but two seasoned professionals, who’ll be keen to share their knowledge and experience with you. In a select group you’ll gain a wealth of experience. Since there’ll be no more than 12 people in the group, every participant will get plenty of individual attention. By the end of the course you’ll have found out what the profession involves and how capable at it you are, and you’ll have taken a major leap forward.

We trained hundreds of people. 'Mastering moderation' is the most booked and (internationally) highest rated workshop about moderating.

Want to know more?

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I would do the same workshop again, in a heartbeat. It improved my moderation skills, but also changed me in my personal and professional life. A profound experience.

Martijn Winkler Dutch Directors Guild

Who will be the trainers?

We always work with two trainers on a workshop.

On a regular basis, Jan-Jaap In der Maur, Rutger Mollee, Hans Etman, Sandy Nijhuis and Kjell Lutz will do sessions.

Is it for me?

This workshop is suited for you when you:

  • have some experience in moderating and would like to take it to the next level.
  • like to find out if you have the skills and talent for this job.
  • want to facilitate internal (management) meetings better.
  • work for the government and are responsible for coordinating public meetings.
  • are used to being on stage, in different kind of roles (speaker, entertainer, actor, etc.) and want to broaden your skills.
  • work in PR, communication or advertising and would like to moderate your own business events.
  • thoughtlessly said yes to moderating a meeting yourself and are now terrified by the propect.

What does it cost?

For a two-day workshop the cost are € 1395 (plus VAT). The self-employed get a 35% discount.

– The lunch, coffee, tea and cookies are included

– After the workshop, trainers will stay available for questions, as long as participants would like.

When is the next workshop?

The next workshop is plannend for September 29 & 30, in the Amsterdam-area/The Netherlands.
Our workshop 'Online & Hybrid Moderation' might be a great alternative.

Where can I ask questions or register?

Please contact or +31 646 113 994

Is this workshop also available in-company?

By all means! And we will gladly tailor it to your needs. A long list of organisations already worked with us.

Get in touch and we'll talk:

Terms & Conditions

To all our workshops, these rules apply:

  • The registration is only final, when you downpaid 50%.
  • The full registration fee should be on our account, 4 weeks prior to the training. If not, we can give your spot to someone else, without restitution.
  • When you cancel, there will be no restitution. You're allowed to sent replacement. When we find you a paying substitute participant (and we will try our best), we can offer you a place in an upcoming workshop at no extra charge.
  • Finaly: we are not the devil. We can always discuss solutions. And in case of force majeure, we will ofcourse find a way to settle.

Become a (better) moderator

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  • Highest rated workshop in the trade
  • Practice, practice, practice...
  • Small groups, personal attention
  • Directly applicable skills