Foundations of Facilitation

Live Online Course

Become the leader... 

whose team others fight to be on.
whose groups are full, every time.
who people respect and include.
who creates community, loyalty, and love.


Become the leader we want to follow.

Join the next cohort of our 12-week comprehensive

Foundations of Facilitation


Apply for January 21st Start

This training will serve you as....

A New Leader

You've found a cause, company, or community that you care about. You want to support them - but you don't have the training or experience to do that really well.

You need effective, adaptable skills with immediate application, and a network of peers.

A Growing Leader

You're building a client base as a coach, therapist, or entrepreneur, and need to lead workshops or groups well to enroll and support your clients.

You want to serve them deeply and keep them coming back, without being "salesy".

A Leader in Transition

You're starting a new job or a new position, and need management, leadership, or facilitation training.

You know you don't want the "command and control" structure of traditional leadership. You want to be flexible, trustable, and still highly effective.

We can help.

What You Get

90 video lessons

Our 8 master facilitators share their knowledge, experience, and top tips on:

  • All facets of facilitation theory and practical skills
  • Leadership Stories: successes and fails
  • Demonstrations, worksheets, event templates, and practical assignments

Weekly Practice Calls

Join your fellow students for coaching calls where you will learn, connect, teach each other, and receive feedback from your coaches to level up your skills.

Leadership Opportunities

We'll support you to create and lead multiple public and private events.

And give you the opportunity for exclusive leadership practice with the leaders on COnnect, our Authentic Relating membership platform.

12 weeks of content-rich experiential  education:

Classes begin January 21st. 

$1500 or 5 payments of $300/month

Application is required.


Partial scholarships available, based on need and capacity for reciprocal community contribution. If you are in need of a scholarship, please begin the process by applying below.

Apply for January 21st Start


What Makes Us Unique

Throughout 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.


Facilitation Academy Faculty

Sara Ness

Authentic Revolution, Evolution Consulting

Shawn Kent

Amala Foundation, Austin Juvenile Court, AISD

Megan Morrison

Accomplishment Coaching, MTM Coaching & Consulting 

Jason Digges

Authentic Relating Training International

Carrie Patrick

Leadership and SEL trainer at Dell

Micah Sutton

InPresence, ALT Lead Facilitator

Geof Krum

 Cheshire Events, Juiceland

Dr. Hazel-Grace Yates

Sex Catalyst Academy

Meet Your Coaches

Carrie Patrick

Carrie is an organizational psychologist with more than 20 years experience in the corporate sector. She's passionate about making work culture a better place for humans. Carrie is currently a Senior Organizational Development Strategist within Dell Technologies' Cybersecurity division, bringing emotional intelligence techniques to the highest levels of the organization.


Micah Sutton

Micah loves nothing more than working with dedicated people to come to greater honesty and presence with themselves. Over the past ten years, this work has taken many forms, with life coaching, Authentic Relating/Circling, and guiding meditation in nature being a few of his favorites. He is also a trained herbalist, certified end of life doula, and a dedicated trainer of community leaders.

In his teaching work, Micah’s priority is to transmit to each student the value of compassion and presence in leadership, helping them to share their unique gifts in the most sustainable and honest way they can.


Learn to facilitate with confidence and grace.


The world needs leaders like you.

Classes begin January 21st. 

$1500 or 5 payments of $300/month

Application is required.


Partial scholarships available, based on need and capacity for reciprocal community contribution. If you are in need of a scholarship, please begin the process by applying below.

Apply for January 21st Start