Foundations of Facilitation
Facilitation Academy has launched Level One of the most comprehensive group leadership training that we have ever created or seen.
Foundations of Facilitation is now available!Purchase Now - Just $495
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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 have you upleveling your skills from the very first week.
You'll learn to lead groups & events
with nuanced expertise.
14 modules of experiential self-study education:
1: Core Concepts
2: Meta Skills
3: Event Design
5: Theme and Copy
6: Online Facilitation
7: Steps of Facilitation
9: Group Management
10: People Math
11: Creating Culture
12: Inclusion & Consent
13: Improving Your Skills
14: Building Strong Community
Introductory price: $495*
*Scholarships available by application. We believe in equal opportunity education.
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.
What We Teach
Through 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.