What Makes This Intensive Unique?


Program design

The High Impact Facilitation Program is a 4-month long program consisting of a 3-day Intensive followed by an accompaniment process where participants engage in applied learning, peer engagement and receive two individual coaching sessions. After four months, the program concludes with a 2-hour online completion meeting.


During the hands-on Intensive participants work towards the following outcomes:

  • Self-awareness of preferred styles and approaches and the ability to step outside of those patterns when needed.
  • The development of newly-acquired facilitation capacities.
  • Design of structures and methods that create the conditions for deeper, more satisfying and efficient engagement and collaboration. This includes:
  • How to sustain vibrancy, curiosity and motivation while navigating complexity
  • How to create a safe and inviting space
  • How to work with conflict
  • How to drive effective cross-sector collaboration.


Meet the Facilitation Team


The Intensive is facilitated by Ellen Sprenger and Camilla Soto Mourraille

Ellen Sprenger

Ellen Sprenger - Spring StrategiesEllen Sprenger is a strategist and advocate for human rights and social justice and since 2004 the founder and CEO of Spring Strategies. She is a believer – especially in human potential and our collective ability to solve the problems of our time. During the first decade of Spring Strategies she went through five espresso machines and traveled the planet sixty-five times. Previously she was the executive director of Mama Cash, a feminist foundation based in Amsterdam, and held several leadership positions at Oxfam-Novib. Ellen holds a Masters in Development Studies, an MBA from Erasmus University, is an Integral Master Coach™ and Certified Integral Facilitator®. She has published about the future of women’s rights, organizational transformation and funding trends globally and does her most creative work listening to Marion Verbruggen playing Baroque music on recorder. Ellen is from the Netherlands and Canada and lived in Tanzania, South Africa and the United States. Her home base is Toronto and KLM seat 12C.


Camila Soto Mourraille

Camilla Soto Mourraille - Spring Strategies

Camila is a lawyer with a Master of Science in Law from Stanford University, where she is also trained in human-centered Design Thinking. Her work focuses on innovative formats and tools to promote human rights.  She has designed human rights education programs such Canal Justicia, an online education platform on law and society in Latin America, and hrcases.org, an open access platform of case studies on transnational human rights campaigns. She is the co-creator of the Human Rights Lab, an initiative that promotes collaborative and creative solutions to tackle human rights challenges. Recently, she designed and facilitated HRLabs for the Executive Secretary of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia, a panel of scientists who collect evidence on the environmental impacts of developmental projects, and migrant rights defenders in Venezuela. Currently, she is coordinating the education programming at Dejusticia, where she advises the team on the development of courses, workshops, and trainings for different human rights communities.

Details in Brief


Number of participants: 15-25 people
Group composition: Experienced facilitators ready to try different approaches and step up their game
Workshop dates: Monday, May 14, Tuesday, May 15, Wednesday May 16, 2018
Duration: 9:00AM – 5:30PM each day
Workshop materials: Tools, videos and articles
Time-investment: three days, with additional time spent in preparation and post-Intensive coaching
Location: Nairobi, Kenya. The venue will be announced soon. 
Tuition: Early bird registration is $2,250 USD per person. That price is available until March 9th. Regular price is $2,500 USD.
Tuition includes post-Intensive coaching, workshop materials, lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.
Participants are responsible for accommodation, travel-related expenses and all meals except for lunch.


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