The Authentic Facilitator
🎓

Become the leader... 

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

 

...we want to follow.

 

Whether you are...

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.

 

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.

 

...this training will serve you.

Apply Now

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.

Leadership Opportunities

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!

Course Content

15 weeks of content-rich experiential education:

Facilitate with confidence and grace.

🧡 

The world needs leaders like you.

Join the next cohort of our comprehensive 15-week authentic facilitation training!

 

Our next cohort begins:

 September 2022

Application is required.

 

Investment: $2500 or 5 monthly payments of $500

 

Partial scholarships are 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.

Want just the content without the coaching sessions?

 

Purchase the On-Demand Course for only $495
 

Interested, but not quite ready to apply?

Get updates on our upcoming cohorts!

Want to try it out first?

Join a Facilitation Fear Lab to get a taste of the practices.

Try an Event

 

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

Video Library Coaches

Sara Ness

Authentic Revolution

Shawn Kent

Amala Foundation, Austin Juvenile Court, Austin Independent School District

Megan Morrison

The Thriving Creator, MTM Coaching & Consulting

Jason Digges

Authentic Relating Training International

Carrie Patrick

Dell Technologies Leadership and SEL Trainer

Micah Sutton

InPresence Experience, ALT Lead Facilitator

Geof Krum

 Cheshire Events,
Authentic Revolution

Dr. Hazel-Grace Yates

Sex Catalyst Academy

Jennifer Nicolaisen

Seek Healing,
How to Human Better

Ahran Lee

Ancestral Pattern Shifter
at A Place of Her Own

Learn More About the Faculty

Our next

cohort begins:

September 2022

Application is required.

 

Investment: $2500 or 5 monthly payments of $500

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 Today

Interested but not ready to apply? Get all the updates for upcoming cohorts.

 

Want just the content without the coaching sessions?

Purchase the On-Demand Course for only $495

We've been honored to train more than 900 leaders across the world.

Here's what they 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!"