An Experience Design Training to Create Connection at Live and Virtual Events
Learn how to strategically weave connection into the fabric of your events, unlocking your group's highest capacities and abilities.

Prioritizing connection creates strong communities, raving fans, loyal employees, and impact at scale. 


Not only that, connection actually catalyzes content. When we take time to establish psychological safety and inclusion in a room, participants are far more receptive to your content, and are more likely to retain and implement what they learn.

In this highly experiential two-day intensive training, you will learn how to design both in-person and virtual experiences that maximize the impact for attendees, so that participants walk away feeling transformed, inspired, and part of a community. 

We will work with the Dramatic Arc Event Template, which will shave years off of trial and error in your event planning process and give you confidence to deliver an outstanding experience every time. I've developed this Template from twenty years of creating events for audiences of up to 2000 people, from the yoga world to the corporate world.

During the training, you will design critical content elements of your event, and get feedback from your peers in small groups, as well as input from the facilitation team.



  • Translate in-person programs into online experiences

  • Scale intimacy, making a group of 300 feel like a gathering of 30

  • Turn abstract concepts into direct experiences that engage participants 

  • Design a debrief process that makes the learning actionable and immediately relevant

  • Design curriculum that takes participants on a transformative journey

  • Balance having a plan with being spontaneous and improvising in the moment

  • Integrate playful exercises to get a group to gel and drop in quickly, virtually and in-person

  • Use the experiential learning model to create events that are engaging, interactive and fun!


  • A comprehensive workbook with experience design frameworks, principles and tools.

  • At least 10 exercises, activities and games that you can use to create connection and collaborative learning at your events.

  • An interdisciplinary community of experience designers to collaborate with for years to come. 

  • An outline of your event with the major elements already designed.

  • The Dramatic Arc Event Template, which you can use to streamline the planning process for every event you ever create.


  • Live training from 10am-4pm PST each day (with plenty of breaks), including partner shares, peer   

  • coaching, brainstorming and feedback, Q+A sessions and all kinds of interactive goodies to keep you engaged.

  • Virtual games and icebreakers you can use immediately in your own video calls to create connection and community.

  • A live interactive 3 hour training call one week before the main course, that will cover all the major frameworks and principles of this approach to experience design. These frameworks are universal and apply to both in-person and virtual programs. If you cannot attend the call live, it will be recorded for you to watch at your convenience.

  • Suggested homework between the training call and the weekend course to help you get the most out of our time together.

  • Pre-reading to help you get familiar with the material, including worksheets for you to fill out during the weekend.

  • A pre-training survey to help me understand what kinds of projects you are working on and problems you are facing, so that I can customize the training to this specific group.

  • A 1.5 hour follow-up and integration call 1 month after the training to re-connect as a group, support each other as we apply these frameworks, and get your most pressing questions answered by Jenny.


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"Learning from Jenny is an exquisite experience. Not only did I learn new techniques to better structure my events and deepen intimacy between participants, I walked away with a rich community of people who care about experiential learning. Our corporate curriculum is already benefiting from her easy to apply concepts." 


Lead of Learning + Development, Asana


"Scaling Intimacy is far and away the most engaging facilitation training I’ve ever done. The learning design was simple AND powerful, with a framework I can apply over and over with all my projects. Jenny is a true pioneer, and my favorite experience design expert in the world (and I don't use that title lightly!). Required for every experience designer and event producer."


Millennial Workplace Expert, Keynote Speaker, Author at Penguin Random House

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"Learn to create transformational experiences from a pro! Jenny gifts you tools to walk out of the workshop with new skills in action." 


Director of Leadership Development, Verizon Media

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"In life there are Pinnacle moments. Having the opportunity to spend two days learning from and simply being in the presence of Jenny was one of these. If you are somebody that builds events or experiences, Scaling Intimacy must be on your radar. Also so grateful for the rich connections that were made - I know that much magic will come from these."


Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp


"This was the best training I’ve taken in a long time. I feel energized and empowered to try new things and create meaningful experiences. Jenny is inspiring, engaging and a fantastic leader and teacher of experience design."


Senior Visual Designer, Google


"This is a unique experience where you get an opportunity to learn by being, doing and playing! Jenny is a true master facilitator and role model."


Principal Trainer, Management & Leadership Development, Genentech

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"The mark Scaling Intimacy left on me will continue to unfold for years to come, and I am now fully addicted to experiential design and facilitation. I had a number of profound 'ah-ha' moments and I came away with immediately useful tools." 


Senior Talent Development Partner, Credit Karma


Early Bird: $595 by June 1st

General Admission: $695 after June 1st


Whether you create programs for internal employees, your client’s team, or your own audience, knowing how to facilitate virtual events that are interactive and engaging is an essential leadership skill that is only growing in demand.


This training is for all levels of experience, from beginners to seasoned practitioners. It is ideal for you if:

  • You work in HR, People Ops, L+D, Talent, Culture, DEI or a similar role in an organization and are in charge of creating events like teambuilding workshops, annual off-sites, executive retreats or training programs.

  • You are a coach, consultant, trainer, facilitator or event producer wanting to bring more expertise to the events you design and deliver for your clients.

  • You are an entrepreneur, author, or speaker wanting to turn your thought leadership into an experiential event, like a workshop, training course, certification or conference.


  • You translating an in-person program into an online experience.

  • You are creating a new event from scratch or you are re-designing an existing event.

  • You find the event planning process daunting, frustrating, confusing or overwhelming.

  • You want to develop your confidence leading groups in live events, programs and trainings.

  • You want a safe space to practice honing your craft with a group of high caliber peers who will help you grow.

  • You want to move away from lectures and slideshows where participants are passive receivers, and move towards experiential learning models where participants are actively engaged.

  • You believe learning experiences can be fun, and can create lasting transformation for attendees.

Space is limited!


  • Comprehensive worksheets, resources and support materials

  • Brainstorming and ideation support in small groups

  • Feedback and laser coaching from Jenny and the facilitation team

  • Highly engaging and experiential material that models the methodology in action

  • Invaluable connections to a high caliber peer group of experience designers and facilitators



 June 27+28 Virtual Training, 10am-4pm PST both days 

  • Early Bird: $595 by June 1st,  General Admission: $695 after June 1st



Come with friends or colleagues and share the learning experience. Groups of 3 or more get 20% off. Email Jenny directly for discount code with the names of your group -


This training is an introduction to a large body of work, and is a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to consider the 6 month EXPERIENCE IS EVERYTHING Mastermind program, which is for 12 experienced practitioners who are ready for a deep dive in this craft. The next round will begin in 2021. 

© 2019 by Jenny Sauer-Klein

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