The Integral Facilitator® Certificate Program is a transformative professional training in Facilitative Leadership. The program’s design blends Developmental Psychology, mindfulness teaching & practice, Integral Theory and advanced facilitation skills.
The Integral Facilitator Program is appropriate for leaders, facilitators, weavers, coaches, trainers and professionals who are responsible for leading and guiding groups, shaping and influencing culture, addressing conflict, creating community, and increasing innovation and agility.
The Integral Facilitator Certificate Program builds facilitative leadership ability through immersive transformative learning and direct practice engaging with group dynamics, conflict, and facilitation.
The Integral Facilitator Certification Program & Covid-19
We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Integral Facilitator Certificate Program.
Due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2021 program will take place online using a blend of high-interactive live distance learning formats. In-person gathering may become part of the 2021 program, but if it does, in-person travel will be optional (not required) to complete the 2021 program.
Qualified applicants will be admitted to the program on a first-come, first-accepted rolling basis until December 15, 2020 or until the program fills. The 2021 certificate program begins on January 14, 2021.
Application requirements follow below.
2021 Program Tuition
Tuition: $11,000 USD
- 132 hours of live training & coaching
- 6 live online retreats
- Facilitation portfolio review
- 10 small group coaching sessions
- Self-directed learning library
- Private cohort course site and learning platform
Requirements for Participants
January 14 – July 10, 2021
- Full participation in all live online sessions.
- Full participation in all coaching sessions.
- Completion of 72 hours of facilitation practice (a portion of which will be completed within the program)
- Completion of an IF practice portfolio.
Developing Facilitative Leaders
Certified Integral Facilitators® are skilled facilitative leaders who impact the quality of groups, teams, communities and organizations by creating the conditions for deeper, more satisfying and more efficient engagement and collaboration.
Facilitative Leaders are distinguished by:
- Presence and connection with themselves and with others,
- Perspective taking agility,
- Emotional courage and curiosity,
- Psychological maturity, in particular related to the use and misuse of power dynamics,
- Embodied authenticity, sincerity, and integrity in speech and action,
- The ability to work with subtlety in group dynamics, including polarity and shadow, and
- The capacity to hold paradox and leverage it’s creative tension to further a group’s intention and evolution.
The Integral Facilitator Certificate Program offers a transformative container for developmental learning that sustains deep inner growth and supports the acquisition of advanced facilitative skills. The 6-month learning journey is designed for whole person, community, and systems learning. As a participant, you will focus equally on inner work, facilitative practice, peer collaboration, your context and your intention, and immersive experiences that are uniquely designed to engage you at your personal learning and leadership edge.
Your learning experiences will include direct instruction and personal coaching, meditation and reflection, live demonstrations, consistent live facilitation practice, ample feedback (both verbal and written), role play and simulations, group exercises, peer collaborations, journaling, discussion, and group exercises.
What is the structure of the program?
The program is built around a robust curriculum. Six weekend intensives (virtual retreats) occur between January 14 and July 10, 2021. Intensives take place between 10:00am Eastern and 6:00pm Eastern (Boston).
3 day Intensive
2 day Intensive
2 day Intensive
3 day Intensive
2 day Intensive
Final 3 day Intensive
In between these six intensive sessions, participants are actively engaged in applied learning, practice and reflection in the style of distance learning. This includes: regular participation in online discussions, weekly small group project meetings, bi-weekly coaching calls, and approximately monthly cohort community calls.
What facilitative leadership competencies will you develop?
- Demonstrating stable, Open Awareness
- Inhabiting Fully Embodied Presence
- Driving efficiency, direction, and outcomes
- Utilizing conflict resolution processes
- Demonstrating relational & emotional intelligence
- Understanding and engaging with shadow dynamics
- Sensing and responding to group energetics
How do I enroll?
The IF Certificate Program is designed for leaders from a wide range of organizational, community, and leadership contexts. Although applicants need not be formal facilitators or hold formal leadership roles, the program is designed for those who have demonstrated facilitative and leadership experience.
Participants who thrive in the IF Certificate Program demonstrate social skills, emotional intelligence, and take an active interest in their own ongoing learning and transformation.
Applicants must also be prepared to define a context for their facilitation practice for the duration of the program.
Participation in a Next Stage Facilitation Intensive is a pre-requisite for enrolment in the IF Certificate Program.
Applicants who have not completed a Next Stage Facilitation Intensive may apply, and if accepted, will complete a Next Stage Facilitation Intensive in either the October 6 week program or a self-directed online format before the start of the 2021 Certificate Program.
Applications will not be reviewed without receipt of the $500 USD application deposit (applied toward program tuition). Deposits will be refunded if the applicant is not accepted.
To complete your application, click the “APPLY” button below to submit your application. Read the terms and conditions and pay your application fee at the end of the application process.
Rebecca Ejo Colwell
Rebecca is a talented integral facilitator, strategist and coach, co-creator of Integral Facilitator programs, and the Founder of Ten Directions. For over thirty years she has been facilitating and inspiring others to practice facilitative leadership and meet the challenges of a wide range of cultural and social issues.
director of Learning Design
Lauren is a Senior Consultant, Director of New Program Development and Editor-in-Chief at Ten Directions. She is a Certified Presence Based Coach, a Certified Integral Facilitator, and a member of the training team for IF programs.
Cléo Burke is a senior consultant at Ten Directions, facilitating generative outcomes within our growing graduate community and with our international client organizations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Certificate program participants represent a wide range of experience as leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches, therapists, consultants and facilitators. Many participants have decades of professional experience behind them, while others are embarking on a new phase of their career and professional vocation.
Admission to the program is not dependent upon a ‘quantity’ of professional experience, however applications are evaluated based on the clarity, depth and intention expressed in the application. Without exception, we have found that our program participants share a deep sense of purpose and view their leadership and facilitation work as a life-long calling.
Next Stage Facilitation is a pre-requisite for the Certificate program.
Mastery develops through ongoing practice and engaged learning with frequent opportunities for reflection, feedback and adjustment. Certificate program participants are required to engage in 12 hours of facilitation practice each month because ongoing practice is an essential element of personal learning and development. Throughout this program, you will be supported to reflect on and track your facilitation practice, resulting in the completion of a facilitation portfolio by the end of the program. This portfolio will support you as a learner, together with the program faculty and coaches to design and respond to your individual learning journey.
No, your facilitation practice can take place across a variety of contexts and groups. Many participants in the Certificate program are consultants, coaches and facilitators who work with a wide variety of client needs; some engagements are ongoing and some are one-time events. Often, having a variety of different opportunities for facilitation practice can provide a greater range of practice experiences and feedback.
Your coaching group will meet virtually using zoom, and your coach will be available to you for ongoing questions and support throughout the program. You will choose your preferred coaching time slot together with your coach and coaching group members to ensure you find a time that is mutually convenient.
During program retreats and during the intervening weeks you will engage in multiple small group facilitation practices. In between program retreats you will engage in ongoing facilitation practice (to meet the 12 hour / month requirement).
All program faculty, including coaches, attend each live online retreat in person and participate fully in supporting participants. In between retreats, coaches work with small groups of participants through frequent coaching calls. All participants and all program faculty participate in monthly practice calls on Zoom.
Yes, although each profession has different standards. We can work with you to provide the agenda and CEU hours. Depending on your registrar or professional organization’s requirements, you may have to repackage the information about our training. We cannot guarantee that it will be accepted, but we will gladly provide you with the required information about the program that will support your application. We are an approved provider of CCEUs with ICF.