Training of CEFE Managers

15.-19. July 2019, Cologne - Learning makes Fun!

CEFE Methodology

CEFE is a comprehensive set of training instruments using an action-oriented approach and experiential learning methods to develop and enhance the business management and personal competencies of a wide range of target groups, mostly in the context of income and employment generation and economic development. The method uses up to date adult training methods, involving a high level of participation and a strong focus on very practical application. CEFE exercises make fun, participants highly enjoy the learning process and CEFE manuals are known worldwide for their innovative translation of learning objectives into amazing training.

CEFE is a highly adaptable concept that has been used to promote a wide range of very different social groups such as credit officers in Egypt, demobilised soldiers in Ethiopia, refugees in Mozambique, women in vocational training in Tunisia, ex-prisoners in Chile, favelados in Brazil, university graduates in Vietnam, staff members of privatised enterprises in Uzbekistan, high school students in Germany, just to name a few. The method has been widely used in sectors such as small and medium enterprise development, reconstruction and privatisation, management training, vocational training, education, rural and urban development, refugee and reintegration programmes and in credit programmes.

The Workshop

The Training of CEFE Managers delivers an understanding of CEFE, consisting of different faces of the methodology, network and instruments.
Concretely, you will learn about:

  • CEFE and its experiential learning cycle
  • Role of a CEFE facilitator
  • Budget calculation for a CEFE training
  • Qualification of CEFE trainers

You will get to know all the details through interaction with your workshop colleagues, lively discussion and a highly participative training method á la CEFE style.
A set of CEFE exercises, theoretical input and self-study will guide you through the five days.

Your Profile

You want to integrate CEFE into your projects and empower entrepreneurship in your daily life? Then you are absolutely right! There are no key qualifications that you have to bring with you. Simply apply and explain, what motivates you to become CEFE Manager.

Your Trainers

CEFE is family, and so is your facilitator team. Father and daughter will facilitate the Training of CEFE Managers as passionate as they are leading CEFE International since eleven years. Eberhard Peter Baerenz has more than 35 years CEFE experience in various countries and is one of the leading developer of the CEFE standard manual. Marlinde Baerenz has been engaged with CEFE since 12 years, worked with the method in more than 20 countries. She takes over responsibilities in coordinating the global CEFE network.

Both of them form a complementary team with different views and experience on the CEFE approach, network and implementation of CEFE.

Date & Time
Five days training – Monday to Friday – from 09am till 06pm.

Save the date – 15.-19. July 2019

City Center of Cologne, details coming soon

Group Size
Max. 20 participants in the training room to guarantee a lively discussion flow and intensive interaction within our training group.

The price for the workshop is 1350€ (plus VAT). If you register until 25th of April, the fee is 1200€ (plus VAT). It includes: venue, material, coffee break, one joint dinner & a sightseeing tour together.*

* We can provide you with hints for a hotel; during the workshop we will have joint lunches (on self-paying basis).


Interested? Then click below and fill the registration form, which will open in a new window.