Take your learning to the next level. Become a certified facilitator today. Learn More
Take your learning to the next level. Become a certified facilitator today. Learn More

Facilitator Certification

This program helps you master the game-changing skills to become the go-to facilitator in your work.

Facilitator Certification

What you'll learn

This comprehensive program will guide you through key facilitation foundation skills aligned with the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) competencies and provide you with ample opportunities to practice. You’ll receive feedback in a supportive cohort of facilitator colleagues. And by the end of your experience in this facilitator certification program, you will be able to:

When you pass coursework , you’ll receive certificates of completion for each individual course. At the point of satisfying all certification requirements (courses are pass/fail), you’ll receive a full certification to display on LinkedIn and for your professional portfolios to get further recognition from your employer and the field.

Facilitator Certification

Program At-A-Glance

Facilitation Foundations

This synchronous, cohort-based immersive will provide you with an introduction to the core competencies of facilitation. Instructors will model a spectrum of facilitation methods and provide learners with the opportunity to practice and receive both instructor and peer feedback. Approx. 3-5 hrs./wk. for one month.

Facilitation Electives

After completing the Facilitation Foundations course, students will then select two asynchronous elective courses of interest that will allow for further exploration and application in a key facilitation focus area. Electives include Magical Meetings, Design Thinking, Liberating Structures, Workshop Design, and Design Sprints, and are continually expanding. Learners will also have the opportunity to shadow a professional facilitator during this time. Approx. 3-5 hrs./wk. for one month.

Facilitation Capstone

After completing both the Facilitation Foundations and Facilitation Electives Courses, students will complete their certification experience through a Facilitation Capstone Immersive. In this immersive, learners will be guided in creating their professional facilitator portfolio, provide artifacts that show competency in key facilitation foundation areas, and create a plan for their facilitator growth over the long term. Course instructors will model a spectrum of portfolio and growth methods and provide students with the opportunity to receive both instructor and peer feedback on their portfolios. Approx. 3-5 hrs./wk. for one month.

The Facilitator Certification Program will run from November 1, 2021–January 31, 2022

FacilitaTOR Certification

Who Should Attend

Startup Founders

Who want to futureproof their company and practices


Who want to level up their facilitation skills

Team Leaders & Managers

Who want to create optimal team experiences


Who want to offer their clients a new level of quality


Who want to better facilitate client growth


Who want to design impactful learning experiences

Get Started

Apply Today

Certification Fee: $5,000* (Includes all coursework, office hours with course instructor(s), and facilitator portfolio evaluation). The Facilitator Certification Program will run from November 1, 2021–January 31, 2022. 

Applications are due October 8, 2021. 

Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than October 15, 2021.

*Any learner not initially meeting standards may resubmit their portfolio for an additional $1,000 resubmission fee.

Begin mastering these future-proof skills and becoming the go-to facilitator in your work. 

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