Welcome to the Facilitation Academy

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Facilitation Academy is a leadership training for our emerging world.

 
A world that exists online and off, in which people expect fulfillment from their life and work.
 
A world where hosts want to create experiences that transform as well as entertain.

 

A world in which community is front and center.
 
A world in which good leaders are the facilitators of systems, power, and people that guide us to the societies we want to live within.

This November, we are launching the most comprehensive group leadership training that we have ever created or seen.

 

Our training is a collaboration of eight expert facilitators who are willing to share their knowledge, best practices, and the intimate details of their successes and failures.  

 
Encompassing more than 90 videos, related assignments, resources and ongoing training to explore, the training is filled with practices and challenges that will let you test your skills from the very first week.

Our Teachers

Megan Taylor Morrison 

Accomplishment Coaching, MTM Coaching & Consulting

Specialities:
  • Organizations
  • International Events
  • Online Communities
Geof Krum 

Cheshire Events, Juiceland

Specialities:
  • Organizations
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Large-Scale Events
Sara Ness 

Authentic Revolution, Evolution Consulting

Specialities:
  • Leadership Training
  • Community-Building
Shawn Kent 

Amala Foundation, Austin Juvenile Court, AISD

Specialities:
  • Underprivileged Youth
  • Trauma
  • Schools
Jason Digges

Authentic Relating Training International, Author

Specialities:
  • Leadership Training
  • Event Design
Micah Sutton 

InPresence, ALT lead facilitator

Specialities:
  • Self-Awareness Practices
  • Meditation
  • Leadership Training
Dr. Hazel-Grace Yates 

Sex Catalyst Academy

Specialities:
  • Consent and Power
  • Creating Safe Containers
Carrie Patrick 

Leadership and SEL trainer at Dell

Specialities:
  • Organizations
  • Training Design
  • Work/Life Integration

This training is for you if:

 
You find yourself leading groups and wondering if you’re doing it right.
 
You’re regularly in meetings and wonder how to make them better.
 
You feel like you’re forcing action on your team, and you wish things could feel more natural and connected.
 
You see yourself as a community leader and want to step up even more.
 
You see great leaders creating change and you’re yearning to know how they do it.
 
You are looking for tools and techniques to lead with grace.

You'll learn to lead groups & events

with nuanced expertise.

12 weeks of experiential on-demand education:

 

 

Introductory price: $497*

 *Scholarships available by application. We believe in equal opportunity education.

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What We Teach

 
Through this training, you’ll learn to facilitate in a way that is...

 

Community Based

As the Tao To Ching says “When the leader leads, the people say ‘Look! We did it, all by ourselves.”

In our training, you will learn to become the type of a leader who instantly empowers those around them. You will use the ART of Leadership - Authentic, Responsive, and Transparent - to create communities in which everyone has a role and a say, but goals still get met.

Our experience within hundreds of groups has proved that this style of facilitative leadership completely transforms how people interact with you, each other, and themselves.

 

Authentic and Transparent

Many people feel drained by leadership because they believe they need to change who they are -- that who you are at work, or in front of a group, can’t be the same as who you are off the clock. It takes a lot of energy to maintain two separate selves. You also miss out on the trust that can be built with groups when you show up in a genuine, vulnerable way.

In this training, you’ll learn when, why, and how to express authentically in a way that comes across as strong and trustable instead of “too much”.

We’ve seen the “double-personal” approach cripple groups and organizations with gossip, collusion, and toxic relating. We want you to have another option.

 

Responsive and dynamic

Things can change quickly with plans and group dynamics -- just look at what happened with the global pandemic! Gathering feedback and being able to shift your approach will make sure you can thrive in uncertain situations, support your credibility and build participants’ trust in your leadership.

This facilitation style transfers responsibility from the leader to the group (of which the leader is a part), creating more buy-in from everyone involved.

We’ll teach you the best practices for soliciting feedback, creating a responsive and collective way to pivot, and increasing the resilience of any group you participate in.

We've been honored to train more than 900 leaders across the world, from companies and communities alike.

Here's what they have to say:

Ashley Lacey, Seattle

“This training helped connect me with the authenticity, aliveness, playfulness and depth that I’m wanting to infuse into my communities and in my personal life. And it allowed me to practice the skills of confidently creating all of that.”

Andrea Wagner, Santa Barbara

"Sara's leadership was top-notch. I've done a lot of workshops and she's definitely one of the best. Her masterful facility with "sense and respond" was both inspiring and effective. 

Julie Grimm, Boston

"As a meditation teacher who has done some deep personal development, I have found the tools and theory presented offered me amazing insights into my interpersonal skills, and ways to grow even further. Thanks!"

Shelley Delayne, Austin

“Training ordinarily gives you information that satisfies the intellect and helps you to understand a thing. Sometimes, training fills your imagination with creative ideas about what you could do in the world. Other trainings fill your heart with the energy and inspiration to go forth and actually do the work. This beautifully-crafted training weekend does all of the above, wrapped in an incredibly supportive, transformative experience.”

Stephanie Nelson, Relay Graduate School of Education

“Authentic Revolution helped my team to strengthen our connection with and to one another, which is particularly important given that we are 70%+ remotely based team.
I truly believe that the strength of our team’s connection is rooted in the work that we did with AR and am so grateful for the time we spent together!”

Kendra Obom, Seattle

“A practice and exploration of the self, other, community and culture that allows everything to feel more workable, unpackable and playful. The noticing and awareness accessible through this work empowers, emboldens, and reveres the power of humanizing ourselves. It brings me active hope of the revolution possible! Come play!

Join us to step into your role as a leader with confidence and grace.

 

The world needs you.