Welcome to the Global Changemakers Facilitation Course!

Global Changemakers is an international youth organisation and global pioneer in supporting youth-led sustainable development. Our mission is to support youth to create positive change towards a more inclusive, fair and sustainable world. We do this by providing skills development, capacity building, mentoring and grants. To date, we have trained thousands of young people  both online and in person and supported 363 youth-led projects which have had a combined impact on over 6 million people world-wide. 

This course is the result of years of experience working with  Changemakers that are themselves working with other youth in order to bring positive change to their communities. In our journey, we have come to realise how necessary it is to be a good facilitator in order to get people to engage in your projects and work together towards a vision. Unfortunately, these skills are not easily available to learn, so we decided to create this course that compiles the basic rules of facilitation and provides a menu of easily replicable energisers and games that will help you better work with groups. 

We did not re-invent the wheel and, as mentioned before, these are all energisers that are variations of well-known games, folk songs etc., which our team and members of our network have used in their own training events and contributed to this course for the benefit of youth world-wide. 

We hope you enjoy and find useful our very first online course. If you have comments or would like to share a testimonial please feel free to contact us at:


Concept and Video Editing- Gabriela Jaeger

Curriculum and Video Lectures on Facilitation - Sara Botero

Video Introductions for Energisers- Courtney Gehle


Francisco Garrido

Simon Straetker

Ignacio Rodriguez

Florian Rudolph

Facilitators and Featured GCM Team

Katherine Hermans

John Martin

Louise Cowper

Juliet Manning

Simon Dalcher

Yasmin Morais

Adam Everill

Bruce Dube

Daniel Voskoboynik

Diogo Silva

Ellen Chilemba

Linh Do

Sarah Jameel

Sulakshana Senanayake

Swechhya Sangroula

Grace Ihejiamaizu

Leonardo Duarte

Mai Shbeta

Sam Bowstead

Siddel Ramkissoon

Shruthi Vijayakumar

Simon Liebi

Anna Safronova

Baxolise Dlali

Bogdan Bors

Hiba Arshad

Lucas Bulgarelli

Oussama Abou-Zeid

Shawntel Nieto

Charlie Norton

Heitor Santos

Imelda Coulibaly

Kemo Fatty

Marwan El Chazli

Mariel Garcia Montes

Maureen Muketha

Sophie Staheyeff

*All energisers and exercises were filmed in Switzerland featuring the participants at the Global Youth Summits of 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

*The energiser Dance Master features the song Despacito by Luis Fonsi.

*Cruizin 80's; music from this course's promotional trailer is courtesy of Global Changemaker Raphy J Hayat. Check more about his work here.

Complete and Continue