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Master 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. Live sessions will be on Fridays from 9a-12p Pacific Time for one month. Plan on carving out 3-5 hrs./wk. (on average) outside of class sessions for prep (e.g. light reading and/or viewing, facilitation design activities, and application in your work context). 

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. 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. Live sessions will be on Fridays from 9a-12p Pacific Time for one month. Plan on carving out 3-5 hrs./wk. (on average) outside of class sessions for prep (e.g. light reading and/or viewing, facilitation design activities, and application in your work context).

FacilitaTOR Certification

Who Should Attend

Startup Founders

Who want to futureproof their company and practices

Executives

Who want to level up their facilitation skills

Team Leaders & Managers

Who want to create optimal team experiences

Consultants

Who want to offer their clients a new level of quality

Coaches

Who want to better facilitate client growth

Trainers

Who want to design impactful learning experiences

Facilitator Certification

Schedule

Our next Facilitator Certification Cohort will run from February 4 – April 22, 2022.

Facilitation Foundations

Feb 4 - Feb 25

Live sessions will be held on Fridays 9a – 12p US Pacific Time.

 Individual office hours will be available by appointment.

Facilitation Electives

Mar 4 - Mar 25

This portion of the certification will be asynchronous but you should expect to devote approximately 3-5 hours per week to coursework.

Individual office hours will be available by appointment.

Facilitation Capstone

Apr 1 - Apr 22

Live sessions will be held on Fridays 9a – 12p US Pacific Time. Individual office hours will be available after class TBD.

Individual office hours will be available by appointment.

Get Started

Apply Today

Certification Fee: $5,000* (Includes all coursework, office hours with course instructor(s), and facilitator portfolio evaluation). 

Applications are due January 7, 2022 5p CT

Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than January 14, 2022.

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

 

Not quite ready to apply?

Sign up  for our free facilitator mini-course to get a small taste of what you’ll learn.

Have questions?

*$5,000 Certification Fee will be collected upon your acceptance to the program.
*Any learner not meeting standards at the end of the course may resubmit their portfolio for an additional $1,000 resubmission fee.

**The Facilitator Certification is meant for facilitators looking to deepen their existing facilitation skill and competency and take a next step in their facilitation career. Our forthcoming Master Facilitator Certification is meant for facilitators with a minimum of five years experience and either the successful completion of our Facilitator Certification or demonstrated evidence of meeting our Facilitator Certification Standards. 

Scholarship

Apply for a Diversity Scholarship

A key part of our mission is to support diverse facilitators from different methodologies, backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and ages. If you are a part of, or serve, a traditionally underrepresented group and feel that this scholarship would allow you to amplify this mission, please apply now.

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