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©2019 DIY Human is a project of The Narrative Method, an award-winning non-profit offering programs that increase empathy and expand perspectives for many underserved communities, including veterans, youth and homeless. TNM also works in healthcare, higher education and K-12 teachers’ continuing education.

DIY Human Master Class​ for Facilitators​

a distinctive approach to the art of facilitation

Expand your repertoire.  Master your technique.

DIY Human's unique approach to empathic facilitation will sharpen your awareness in real time. Learn to use your humanity and your humor to create camaraderie, depth and meaningful communication. Based on the principles and practice of The Narrative Method, the award-winning nonprofit driven by the power of human connection, this training maximizes your value by broadening the skills, tools and strategies of non-hierarchical facilitation.

Connect deeply to yourself and others

      * Use who you really are to inspire others to do the same
      * Suspend judgment and assumptions

      * Model close listening and reflection

      * Establish an atmosphere of intimacy and mutual respect

Use Narrative A.W.E. (*Awareness *Wonder *Empathy)

      * Practice putting yourself aside to be there for others

      * Learn how to facilitate The 12-Minute Connection using the DIY Human Cards

      * Evoke imagination and creativity

      * Empower individual voices and unique perspectives

Practice flexibility and mediation

      * Invite alternative ideas

      * Facilitate connective dyadic and group experiences

      * Learn how to direct discussions about diversity and inclusion

      * Encourage constructive disagreement

      * Understand when to mitigate, let it flow, or shut it down


DIY Human Studio

2222 Pico Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90405


Inquire about rolling admissions

The DIY Human Master Class for Facilitators is presented by Shari Foos, MA, MFT; MS, founder of The Narrative Method and DIY Human.

Please fill out this form below to begin the application process.