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Master Facilitation Certification

Take your facilitation to the next level.

Master Facilitation 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 master facilitation 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.

Master Facilitation 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 Facilitation 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 leadership 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.

Master FacilitaTion Certification

Who Should Attend

Executives & Team Leaders

Who want to create optimal team experiences

Chiefs of Staff

Who want to align and support initiatives across departments

Program & Project Managers

Who want to foster collaboration across teams and projects

Scrum Master & Agile Practioners

Who want to guide team discussions and resolve conflicts

Teachers & Trainers

Who want to design the most impactful learning


Who want to offer their clients exceptional consulting

Master Facilitation Certification


Our 3-month certification program includes foundations, electives, and a capstone experience.

Master Facilitation Foundations

Month 1

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

 Individual office hours will be available by appointment.

Master Facilitation Electives

Month 2

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

Month 3

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.

Upcoming Cohorts


Fall 2024


October 3–January 2, 2025

Application Deadline

September 19, 2024


Spring 2025


February 7-April 25, 2025

Application Deadline

January 24, 2025

Get Started

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Certification Fee: $7,500* (Includes all coursework, office hours with course instructor(s), and master facilitation portfolio evaluation). 

Applications are due June 27th, 2024 5p CT

Applicants will be notified of a decision no later than July 4th, 2024.

Take your facilitation to the next level.**

Not quite ready to apply?

Download  for our free Facilitation Certification Portfolio Starter to start your journey today.

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 Facilitation Certification is meant for leaders who have completed our Core Facilitation Certification Program. If you haven’t completed this program yet, we’d love to see you in one of our upcoming Core Facilitation Certification Cohorts.


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