Facilitator’s Initiation2023-02-14T10:33:27+00:00


Your first step into understanding & embodying the role of a facilitator


Facilitator’s Initiation

A course consisting of 3 online and 4 offline sessions that will assist and support men who feel inspired to facilitate, guide and hold space for a gathering (of men). We will offer basic principles and tools to hold space, create rituals and guide a group through a process of authentic connection.

We believe that in order to be sufficient and effective as a facilitator, dealing with the dynamics of a group during a session, you first need to be able to hold space for yourself. This course will emphasise that internal process, which will then be extended to working with the other and finally the group.

We aim to empower you to find your own voice, style, and authentic way of guiding a group. You will be encouraged bring in your spirit, skills, talents, personal experiences and background, so that you can confidently lead in your own way, supported by tools that we offer.

After the course, you will have a clear understanding of the intention and purpose of a gathering, how to prepare and how to hold an empowering, transformative space for others, displaying authentic leadership.

Part I – Authentic Self

The foundation, there’s no holding space if this isn’t right. Who are you truly? what triggers you? what drives you? What makes you authentic? How well do you know yourself?

Part II – Self & other

How to engage with others, learn to understand & read. Move with clear intention, how to handle responsibility.

Part III – Holding (the) space

Setting the tone, creating an authentic ritual to you & excercises/questions that fit you. How to get to know group dynamics & yourself in it.

The Facilitators

Oscar Andoni Alonso Delgado

The founding father of The Gathering of Men. Has gained his experience of working with people through travels & stepping up to the role as a facilitator & coach. He has now worked with over 200 men over the period of 2 years. Someone who tries to live by what he communicates. A baggage of 4 years of coaching, 300+ people guided in total, loves traveling and adventure, 6+ years of meditation. Always tries to bring in the lightness of life and joy into his gatherings.

“Before being able to hold space for others, we must learn to hold ourselves first”

What men like you experienced

“So far I’ve attended one men’s circle and the Great Gathering. I have had so much fun and felt much connection. As a men’s work facilitator myself, I know a thing or two about the work, and I really feel The Gathering of Men has capable group leaders who are able to carry the group”

- Oskar, 32

“To me, GOM is courage. A safe space where you can open up in front of other men ”

- Luuk, 20, Netherlands

“The Gathering of Men was a unique experience for me to gather, connect, share and celebrate life with a bunch of like-hearted people. My trip from Antwerp was more than worth it to be part of this powerful group of men!”

- Domien, age, Belgium

“Being prepared, but being open to what’s truly present, a facilitator understands what to do”


€900,- incl. VAT

  • 4 In-person gatherings
  • 3 Online gatherings
  • Facilitators
  • Prompts
  • Tea on location
  • Online platform private group access
  • Transport to location
  • Unplanned surprises brought to us by life!


The 4 in-person gatherings will take place at Amarelo, Amsterdam.
The 3 online gatherings will take place via Zoom.

Dates & Time

Every night it will start at 19:00 sharp, whether online or in-person. They will take approximately 2,5hrs each.

1st (in-person): Thursday 20 April
2nd (online): Thursday 27 April
3rd (in-person): Thursday 4 May

4th (online): Thursday 11 May
5th (in-person): Thursday 18 May
6th (online): Thursday 25 May
7th (in-person): Thursday 1 June


If there’s any questions left unanswered of you wish to reach out you can do that by reaching out through here.

I cannot pay at once, what are the options?2023-01-02T12:45:42+00:00

For that you can send a direct mail to: hellothere@thegatheringofmen.earth and we look together for possibilities.

I’ve been present at gatherings, so I’ve seen how to do it. Should I still do this?2023-01-02T12:44:16+00:00

For us this is a 100% yes. We’ve had men coming in for many times and decided to host afterwards. Realising that it is a whole different ballgame. Many more factors at play & one of the biggest is yourself. Being a facilitator at a gathering is more complex than a participant/guest for many reasons. We’ll dedicate specific time to this during the course.

Will I learn interventions & dealing with trauma?2023-01-02T12:44:34+00:00

For this initiatory journey no. This will provide you a clear overview on creating a structured and organized journey while also holding yourself. To intervene is a next level to the course. For that you need more time & first create a truly safe space.

Will I be a facilitator for The Gathering of Men after this?2023-01-02T12:37:05+00:00

Possibly. If we feel we’re a good match we can initiate and progress further on working together. This will also serve if you start your own men’s gathering. You can explicitly state after signing up if you want to do it for us and by that time we will assess whether the time is there or not.


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