International Training Circle

International Training Circle

In the Training Circle, providers of professional education programs within the Council’s network work together on an international level. The Training Circle represents a diverse set of professional education programs, from introductory courses and continuing education to first professional trainings, post-graduate certifications, and academic degree programs at the bachelor and master level. The collaboration focuses on ongoing development of contemporary education and training processes on an anthroposophic basis for individuals who are – or want to become – active in the fields of work of the Council and its member organizations.

Key elements of the collaboration are:

  • Annual conference of the International Training Circle – This meeting is bilingual (German and English) and takes place in April/May (until 2023 in Kassel/Germany, from 2024 onwards at different locations in the international network). It includes network meetings and professional development for trainers. Anyone working as a trainer in any capacity (course instructors, practice supervisors, artists, mentors etc) is warmly invited. See calendar of events.
  • Recognition Process (Peer Review) – The Training Circle has developed a voluntary peer review process to certify providers of professional education programs. See guidelines documents.
  • Charter on Professional Education – This Charter was developed by the Training Circle in a collaborative process. It was formally adopted in 2016 as an expression of shared principles.

Registration for the 28th Annual Conference of the International Training Circle from April 30 to May 4, 2024 in Buenos Aires is now available here.

Further provisional dates (subject to change):

  • 29th Annual Conference (April 30 to May 3, 2025 in Europe)
  • 30th Annual Conference (April 29 to May 2, 2026, location not yet determined)

ERASMUS+ Project Peer2Peer-CET (2021-2023)

From 2021 to 2023, the ERASMUS+ project Continuing Education for Trainers – Developing an International Peer-to-Peer Process (Peer2Peer-CET) was implemented within the collaboration of the International Training Circle. The documentation of this project with all deliverables can be found on the project website.


The Training Council coordinates the work of the Training Circle. Current members are:

  • Terje Erlandsen
  • Ralf Giese
  • Jan Göschel
  • Reem Mouawad
  • Annette Pichler (Facilitator)
  • Christoph Rosenkranz
  • Elizabeth Sanders
  • Vera Simakova

Contact and inclusion in the distribution list of the International Training Circle: Jan Göschel


Charter on Professional Education


Organization and Recognition Process

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