The Authentic Facilitator
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.
... we want to follow.
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.
Join the next cohort of our 15-week comprehensive:
The Authentic Facilitator
March 21st 2022
June 14th 2022
Interested, but not quite ready to apply?
What You Get
90+ video lessons
Our 9 master facilitators share their knowledge, experience, and top tips on:
- 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 2-hour weekly coaching calls where you will learn, connect, teach each other, and receive feedback from your coaches to level up your skills.
You'll also get a membership to our learning platform, COnnect, where you can participate in 20+ facilitated events per week.
We'll support you to create and lead multiple public and private events.
You'll also get weekly chances to practice in Block-Busting events, lead sections of the coached calls, and test for certification at the end!
15 weeks of content-rich experiential education:
The Ethical Use of Power
Style and Application
Session Design 1: Options
Session Design 2: Decisions
Creating Clear Containers
The Steps of Facilitation
The Power of Conflict
What Makes Us Unique
Throughout this training, you’ll learn to facilitate in a way that is...
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.
Investment: $2500 or 5 payments of $500/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.
Facilitation Academy Faculty
Video Content Contributors
Amala Foundation, Austin Juvenile Court, Austin Independent School District
The Thriving Creator, MTM Coaching & Consulting
Authentic Relating Training International
Dell Technologies Leadership and SEL Trainer
InPresence Experience, ALT Lead Facilitator
Dr. Hazel-Grace Yates
Sex Catalyst Academy