Train as a Facilitator

Become A Certified Story Exchange Facilitator – Online Training For Secondary School Teachers & Youth/ Community Workers

Apply now to become a certified Story Exchange Facilitator. Join a community of educators across Ireland who believe in the transformative power of instilling empathy skills in youth.

About the Training

The Narrative 4 Empathy Education Facilitator training will give you the skills to effectively deliver empathy education units in your  school/youth group. All our programmes are based on circle-work activities.

You will be trained to deliver our main unit ‘The Story Exchange’ and be given access to an online toolkit with lesson plans. The 8 hour CPD (Certified Professional Development) training consists of 4 online modules.

On completion, you will be able to deliver the Story Exchanges and other shorter Empathy Education units in settings such as classrooms, youth centres, and online via Zoom.

Cost of Facilitator Training

The cost of the training is €450 but is generously subsidised by Rethink Ireland to the value of €300. Meaning you pay €150.

For Autumn/winter 2021/2022 – we are running a special REFER A COLLEAGUE Offer: The cost of the training will be reduced for POST PRIMARY SCHOOL EDUCATORS – (€150 €50) if a colleague in your school has completed the training. Offer closes 28th February 2022.

To celebrate the Launch of the Empathy School Award. We are offering 50% off for the first 50 teachers that apply and use code 50%OFF-AWARD in application. €150 €75)


Friday 7 January 2022 at 12.00- 2pm
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 6pm to 8pm
Monday, 17 January 2022 4pm to 6pm

February Midterm

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12pm to 2pm
Wednesday 23 February 2022 2pm to 4pm

Friday 7 January 2022 12 to 2pm

Facilitator Bursary

Throughout the year Narrative 4 Ireland offers a number of bursaries, providing recipients with reduced cost/free training. Apply using the Facilitator application form, but please indicate in the application if you intend to apply for a bursary.

For winter 2021 we have 10 bursaries on offer. Priority will be given to educators/ youth workers working with disadvantaged youth, Travellers/Mincéirs/Migrant youth. We also advertise offers of reduced price training for limited numbers on our social media when spaces are available.



“The Story Exchange has enabled my students to broaden their horizons”

Paula O’Sullivan – Secondary School English Teacher at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh

“a powerful facilitation tool which allows young people to feel heard and validated”

Niall Barrett, Development Officer at Gaisce- The President’s Award.