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"Just as we are free inside ourselves, we can grant freedom to others."

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A further training course for everyone who wants to provide, shape and support self-determined and democratic education

Das Traing ist für dich

  • if you are ready or already active to help shape a change in the field of education and if you turn your back / want to turn your back on structures of oppression, coercion and thrust thinking. 

  • if you want to grant young people the right to self-determination and co-determination and to accompany and support them respectfully, not directly and on an equal footing in their developments and educational processes. 

  • if you want to found or help shape a Sudbury school / place of learning, a free-democratic school, a place of free learning / education or a free learner community.

  • if you already provide young people with self-determined education in a free learning environment and accompany them.

  • if you want to contribute to a transformation and democratization in your school / educational environment. 

  • if you are ready to embark on a personal, holistic nine-month development process within a community and thus on a path to more freedom, personal responsibility, development of potential and cooperation in your life. 

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Monika Diop-WErnz  

Training support, pedagogue, former school founder, Three In One Concepts Facilitator,

Advisor for self-determined education.


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Gerlinde Wagner

Psychologist, systemic approach, constellation work, potential development, core creative change

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Professor, Dr. Peter Gray,  

Developmental psychologist, author, president  Alliance for Self-Directed Education ,  Self-Determined Education Expert, Scientist.

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Je'ánna L Clements

Self-determined education expert, author and founding member of Riverstone Village (first Sudbury Community in Africa)   

Information: link , link


Dr. Sarah Alexi

long-term employee  of the new school in Hamburg, lecturer, research assistant  

further information 

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Frances Alvo

Former student and graduate of Sudbury Valley School, Boston  


Dr. Christel Hartkamp

Founder and collaborator at Sudbury Schools in Holland, author, expert on self-determined and democratic education, scientist.

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Derry Hannam

Former headmaster and school inspector from England, author (Another Way is Possible)  Expert in democratic education, scientist


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Netanel Maier,

Former student and graduate of Sudbury School Jerusalem 

Inhaltliche Schwerpunkte

Content focus 

Aufbau und Termine



The training consists of 5 modules in presence,  Literature study, internships, practical experience, group calls (online), individual coaching and the formation of cooperations together.  


This interplay of theoretical knowledge, inner experience and self-reflection, practical experience, the implementation of goals, exchange and community building processes enables a space for experience and development that also reflects the perspective and basic attitude of self-determined education within a community and makes it tangible. 

overview  Events

03.03. -  03/06/2022     1st module (4 days)

         March April     Observations

05/05 -  05/08/2022     2nd module (4 days)   

06/30 -  07/03/2022     3rd module (4 days)

        07/28/2022   Online seminar (1/2 day)

        August September  Internship (several weeks recommended)

         09/08/2022     Online seminar (1/2 day)

30.09. -  10/02/2022     4th module (3 days)

03.11. -  11/06/2022.   5th module (4 days)


Group calls via zoom take place every two weeks between the modules.

In March / April and in the last third of the training, each participant is offered 2 individual coaching sessions (optionally with ThreeInOneConepts). 


Input literature, offers / tools / support tasks for integration in everyday life, buddy concept.


If required, a translation (English / German) is offered for the workshops of the English-speaking cooperation partners.

Modules, calls, observations, internships 
Single couching PDF

Module 2

Freedom and responsibility

- Trust as a basis - Mother Nature pedagogy (workshop with Peter Gray - Zoom)

- Effects of externally determined education ... Chances and possibilities of self-determined education (workshop with Je´anna L Clements - Zoom)

- The development of self-image

- The 10 basic attitudes - The magic of being

- Dealing with your own (learning) biography 

- Descooling process - personal work with inner components

- Blockages and obstacles to the development of potential

- I am free and responsible



Inspirations and practical experience

March April

- In self-organization: Observations, open days, online events

various free learning / educational venues, communities, democratic schools, Sudbury schools, free schools, free learner families, ...

- Get to know the differences and 


- Preparation for internship weeks

- Presentations and exchanges

in the calls


August September 

Internship lasting several weeks (recommended)

Immersion in practice 


Module 1

Individuality and community


- Getting to know and introducing

- paradigm shift. Rethinking basic attitudes and deepening education

- Workshop: The Theory of Self-Determined Education (Jeánna L Clements) Motivation and Education

- Forms and content of learning

- Lived democracy

- Vision finding - Personal goal setting 

- Individuality and community Systemic positioning and personal orientation (Gerlinde Wagner) 

- Team building event Rhythm Atelier  (Alassane Diop)


Module 3

Lived democracy  

- A democratic community and its structures 

- SV, committees and cooperations

- decision-making processes 

- Conflict resolution options

- Skills for communication skills and community building according to Scott Peck (Simone Kosog and Alexander Wiedemann)

- Group of all leaders 

- Open space

- team building event  (Alassane Diop)


Group calls

Group calls


At regular intervals (approx. Every 2 weeks) group calls take place between the modules  instead of. This serves to be in connection as a group, to learn from and with each other and to deepen specific upcoming topics. Individual lecturers and cooperation partners occasionally participate in the calls.

In addition, the remaining Thursday evenings can be used for collaborations and small groups.


Module 5

The power of cooperation

- Our inner world creates our outer world 

- Moving Embryology - The Beginning of Our Beginnings (Kristina Prepoutides) 

- The feminine and masculine principle

- Embodiment: I live my destiny  (Kristina Prepoutsidis)

- Equal relationships 

- team building event

- Individual final presentations

- Systemic work - orientation towards the new

Closing event  




Individual coaching and stress management  

Each participant receives the offer of two individual coaching or, optionally, individual sessions with the Three In One Concepts (kinesiological procedure), (in the first and last weeks of the training) This offer is an effective supplementary individual support to blockages and obstacles to the development of one's own potential to solve. 
The sessions take place outside of the modules in person or online.

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Individual coaching


Module 4

The right to be educated freely


- Exchange and reflection on the diverse practical experiences 

- Presentations - Insights into practice

- Sudbury Education - Mine   Way of self-determined education (workshop with Netanel   Maier and Frances Avo) 

- personal orientation  

Modules, internships, internships, calls, individual coaching:
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Neun Monatstraining

Deine Geburt in ein freieres und selbstbestimmtes Leben 

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The fee for the entire training is 3900 € (including VAT)  

The fees do not include travel costs, meals and accommodation  


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If you are interested, please fill out the application document and arrange a non-binding introductory interview (zoom)

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Number of participants in the training:

a maximum of 16 participants

Admission procedure 

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The modules take place in attendance at the Sudbury School Ammersee (Reichling / Ludenhausen). the  Calls and the day seminar take place online.

Internships and internships at locations of your choice.

Training location

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The organization of an accommodation is in your hands.

Accommodation options in the district: Link


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Times at the modules are

Thursday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday: 9.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.  

Saturday: 9.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Sunday: 9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thursday call: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Online seminars: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Monika Diop-Wernz
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Monika Diop-Wernz  Expert in self-determined education, democratic education and development of potential, former school founder, stress management, kinesiologist, pedagogue, Wailea coaching training (leadership training, learning method according to Martin Sage and Sonja Becker)

I have been committed to self-determined and democratic education for over 20 years and have immersed myself deeply into the subject.  Through years of practical and international experience, I know challenges, differences and opportunities. Diverse training and further education and the intensive experience of giving young people self-determined education strengthened me on my way. I experienced my own profound inner process of change towards more freedom, personal responsibility and the development of potential in my life.  I would like to pass all of this on in this annual training session. Together with a team of experts at my side, I create a space for development and experience for your own inner process of change within a community. Y ou will strengthen it,  competently  Boy  To accompany people in finding and going their own way. 

I look forward to you and a non-binding meeting!
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