Workshops &

I facilitate workshops, international conferences

and events for students, parents, teachers and other staff at schools and other organizations in the education sector, such as ministries or departments of education worldwide.

Andrea Aranguren Workshops
Andrea Aranguren Workshops

My workshops, face to face or online, combine a set of interactive theater based activities, role play, and creative arts practices that are engaging and promote participation, while creating a safe space for learning. Workshops can be designed and customized according to each customer’s needs. 


Some of the most common workshop topics are the following:

According to CASEL Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

To become trauma-informed, a system of care must demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of trauma and recognition of it as both interpersonal and sociopolitical. Although awareness of the need to enhance systems of care to become trauma-informed has been growing in recent years, even when trauma is not the main focus of service, training of all professional, administrative, and secretarial staff is essential to transform an agency to become trauma-informed (Berger, R., & Quiros, L., 2014). This workshop provides information on how past traumatic experiences have an effect on our minds and bodies, influencing the way we see and respond to the world around us. We also explore different ways to use art and creativity to improve our wellbeing and cultivate resilience and a growth mindset.

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present, and at one with those around you and with what you are doing (Thich Nhat Hanh). This workshop explores different techniques and practices that help managing stress and be more present at work and life.

Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you. The term was first coined in 1990 by researchers John Mayer and Peter Salovey, but was later popularized by psychologist Daniel Goleman.

Leaders set the tone of their organization. If they lack emotional intelligence, it could have more far-reaching consequences, resulting in lower employee engagement and a higher turnover rate. While you might excel at your job technically, if you can’t effectively communicate with your team or collaborate with others, those technical skills will get overlooked. By mastering emotional intelligence, you can continue to advance your career and organization (Landry, 2019). This workshop uses role play, theater based activities and other engaging techniques to help people understand the role of emotions in your personal and professional life, finding ways  to manage them effectively in order to improve your wellbeing and excel at work.


Great strategic planning requires creativity. Game-changing strategies, they know, are born of creative thinking: a spark of intuition, a connection between different ways of thinking, a leap into the unexpected (Brandenburger, 2019). In this workshop we use creative arts techniques to help you imagine and create the future of your own career or company, dealing with the complexity and high level uncertainty of today’s world.


I have spoken, performed and facilitated workshops in various conferences and events worldwide such as:iEARN International Conferences and Youth Summit, World Bank Conferences and U.S. Department of Education and Department of Mental Health Events. Some of the topics include, Leadership, Online Collaborative Learning, Social and Emotional Learning through Theater, Trauma and Student Behavior, Action Research,