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Master Facilitator Certification

Take your facilitation to the next level.

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

Master Facilitation Foundations

This one-month synchronous, cohort-based, immersive will provide you with an opportunity to go deep with key advanced facilitation cases and methods. Instructors will model a spectrum of advanced 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.

Master Facilitation Practicum

After completing the Facilitator Foundations Series, students will then embark on a facilitation practicum where they will focus on taking up a specific problem of practice in their work. This practicum provides an immediate way to apply and deepen what is learned through practice and to received feedback. Approx. 3-5 hrs./wk. for one month.

Master Facilitation Capstone

After completing both the Master Facilitation Foundations and Master Facilitation Practicum, students will complete their certification experience through a Master Facilitation Capstone Immersive. In this immersive, learners will be guided in revising their professional portfolios, provide artifacts that show their competency in key advanced facilitation foundation areas (including coaching others), 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.

FacilitaTOR Certification

Who Should Attend


Who are ready to take their facilitation to the next level


Who want to build beyond their current leadership

Team Leaders & Managers

Who want to create optimal team experiences


Who want to offer their clients exceptional consulting


Who want to facilitate the highest levels of growth


Who want to design the most impactful learning

Facilitator Certification


Our next Facilitator Certification Cohort will run from July 7 – Sep 16, 2022.

Master Facilitation Foundation

July 8 - July 22

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

 Individual office hours will be available by appointment.

Master Facilitation Practicum

July 29 - Aug 19

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.

Master Facilitation Capstone

Aug 26 - Sep 16

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 master facilitator portfolio evaluation). 

Applications are due June 3, 2022 5p CT

Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than June 10, 2022.

Take your facilitation to the next level.**

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 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. If you aren’t at this level yet, we’d love to see you in one of our upcoming Facilitation Certification Cohorts.


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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