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Fine Tuning

Fridays August 23, 30 and September 6, 13, 20, 27 2024 9am to 12.30pm BST each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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Buy four Rolling Programme modules and save £400

Buy eight Rolling Programme modules and save £1600

Buy Core Skills + Fine Tuning and save £200


  • August 23, 30
  • September 06, 13, 20, 27


Practice, along with feedback from a skilled practitioner who can help you to polish your skills, are key to getting really good at any skill. And these 3-day in-person or 6 x half-day online modules offer an opportunity for you to gain that practice, along with targeted tuition to help you to learn the nuances that arise within individual Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling & Clean Space sessions, and that will make all the difference to your facilitation skills. While the agenda will be emergent and formed in response to what is happening in the group, we’ll typically cover how to work with binds along with other advanced concepts and there will also be an opportunity for formal assessment for those working towards Certified Clean Facilitator Level 1.

This will all take place in a small group (no more than 6 participants per trainer). The majority of the time will be taken up with individual sessions where one participant is the facilitator, with another as client and everyone else observing. At the end of each session everyone will be invited to give feedback to the facilitator, so that everyone learns from what’s happening. Or you can choose to have feedback and coaching during the session. The format will be similar each time while the content of the events will vary according to what happens in the individual sessions.

The trainer will be offering tuition throughout the event, according to the group’s needs. So binds will be taught when a bind arises in someone’s landscape, the PRO Model will be revised when it becomes clear when there’s a need for that within the group, and so on. In this way, no time is wasted; everything you learn will be relevant to you and where you are with your learning right now.

If you wish to become a Certified Clean Facilitator, there will be an opportunity within each module for formal assessment against the Level 1 criteria (see below) – and when you are ready, we will record a session to send to a second assessor. (No extra charge for assessment.) Most people will need to attend three or more “Fine Tuning” modules to reach the required skill level. Formal assessment is optional; if you are already a certified facilitator or if you don’t want to be assessed or certified, you are just as welcome and you will have just as much facilitation and feedback time as everyone else.

Please note that to complete the Certified Clean Facilitator Certification, you will also need to attend a Clean Space workshop at some point and be prepared to demonstrate your Clean Space skills during one of the Fine Tuning modules.

Join us for this rolling programme of 3-day or 6 half-day modules on your way to becoming a top-class Clean Facilitator.

Who is it for?

These modules are for you if you:

  • Have completed Clean Language: Core Skills
  • Have the basics and want to take your practice further
  • Want to get really good at these skills and understand that this will take time, lots of practice and expert feedback from a skilled facilitator
  • Want to understand more of the nuances involved in this work, that may only arise from time to time in individual sessions
  • Want to improve your modelling skills
  • Want to learn how to work with binds and double binds
  • Are interested in becoming a Certified Clean Facilitator (Level 1)
  • Are willing to do what it takes to get really good at these skills
  • Want to bring a client along and get feedback on how you work with someone who has not had training in Clean Language (optional)

What will I gain?

  • Individual practice and feedback from your fellow participants and the trainer
  • Hone your observation, calibration and feedback skills as you observe other participants at work
  • Work towards Certified Clean Facilitator (Level 1) status
  • Highly targeted tuition to meet the needs of those in the group
  • Meet others who are at a similar level to you, so you can form practice partnerships / groups outside of the modules
  • Learn more nuances of Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling and Clean Space
  • Learn advanced techniques and models that are not taught on our Core Skills training (e.g. working with binds, REPROC model, working with line of sight)


To join this programme, you must have attended Clean Language: Core Skills at least once (or equivalent training from another provider). You will also find it helpful to read Clean Approaches for Coaches by Marian Way.

Contact us if you would be interested in an online version of this event.

Criteria_for_CF_level_1.pdf (pdf 168KB)

Your trainer(s)


Marian Way


Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Online via Zoom


During 'Fine Tuning' I grew in confidence as my skills improved rapidly over just three days of practice and learning. I learned where my blind spots were and developed a metaphor for how I could be a better coach. This programme was certainly a worthwhile investment for me, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get better at being a clean coach.

Jacqueline Surin, Specialist Trainer & Coach -- Leadership Development, People Potential, Malaysia

Marian tailors each session to the needs of the participants and, with exquisite patience, covers all the questions that we have, no matter how simple or complex. At the beginning of a session, we might cover some of the theory and concepts and then we get to practise, practise, practise, taking it in turn to be the facilitator, observer or client. We also get the chance to do longer sessions without interruptions so that we can experience all the phases of a symbolic modelling session from beginning to end which is incredibly useful. Fine Tuning is a thorough process that is customised to the needs of the participants and that gently but surely leads you to becoming more experienced and confident with your Clean facilitation skills.

Christiane Livingston

I have always found Marian's teaching and feedback focussed and extremely helpful. She is one of the best teachers I know. The teaching on each course was always layered so that we learned and experienced everything in tandem, with plenty of relevant examples from her experience. Being encouraged to have specific learning goals and getting focussed feedback afterwards was very helpful. Supported self-feedback was always encouraged and is a useful skill to learn. The quality of feedback was always excellent as Marian always pays exquisite attention and knows exactly where a landscape unravelled or a more helpful direction could have been chosen. This clarity enhanced my learning journey and has given me a voice in my ear when I find myself in similar situations now.

Alison Flanagan