For over 20 years, Partners for Youth Empowerment has been at the forefront of creative youth development and group facilitation. Thousands of practitioners on 5 continents are using the Creative Empowerment Model (CEM) in their work.

Experience PYE

Get started by checking out our Experience PYE workshops.

Creative Facilitation

Learn powerful creative facilitation techniques & frameworks.

Online Skills & Tools

Develop skills & tools to help you bring learning alive online.

Ongoing Learning

Take your facilitation to the next level.

Experience PYE

See for yourself how the Creative Empowerment Model sparks creativity, connection and inspiration with our incredible PYE trainers from around the world. Open to all!
  • Increase your confidence in your own creativity
  • Increase your personal well-being
  • Increase social/emotional literacy and life skills
  • Build trust in community
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    Creative Facilitation Trainings

    Experience, practice, and deepen your understanding of PYE’s Creative Empowerment Model (CEM) while exploring your own creativity and building your facilitation toolkit.
    Deepen your knowledge and skills one training at a time.
  • Creative Facilitation 1
  • Creative Facilitation 2
  • Art of Facilitation
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    Online Skills & Tools

    Bring possibility and vibrance to your online facilitation using Zoom tools in creative ways. Like all PYE workshops, you will experience activities steeped in the Creative Empowerment Model (CEM), but the primary focus for these trainings is on gaining competence with the specific Zoom tools.
    Join us at your current skill level with Zoom.

    We have trainings that help beginners in getting started, followed by trainings for those who are already comfortable with Zoom.
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    Ongoing Learning

    PYE trained facilitators come together to practice, develop and support each other.
  • Facilitation LAB
  • Special Topic Workshops
  • Coming soon!

    Upcoming Trainings

    Creative Facilitation 1 | Seattle
    Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24
    9:00am-5:00pm US Pacific
    Location: TBD
    Instructors: Creative Facilitation 1 is a 2-day experiential training that introduces you to the world of Creative Empowerment Facilitation. CF1 provides a framework for integrating creative practices into all aspects of your facilitation.
    Click here to find out more: Event Page

    Creative Facilitation 2 | Seattle
    Friday, August 11 - Saturday, August 12
    9:00am-5pm US Pacific
    Location: Seattle TBD
    Instructors: Creative Facilitation 2 is a 2-day experiential training where you’ll use learning and practice to help you to develop skills and confidence as a Creative Empowerment Facilitator.
    Click here to find out more: Event Page

    For a complete list of our trainings, see our training calendar.
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    Custom & Bespoke Training

    We offer a range of bespoke training opportunities, tailored to your context and learning objectives, integrating the latest theories in adult learning and our signature Creative Empowerment Model. Our experience working in the non-profit, education and corporate sectors allows us to bring tried and true methods to the table and our worldwide network of senior facilitators and partners bring a global understanding to training and impact measurement.

    Following an initial meeting where we explore your current needs, we will propose a customized training pathway to reach your unique objectives. Regardless of the training format, we ensure that our training participant connect with the content in a meaninful way and leave with concrete and actionable learnings.