At some point in your career you will be asked to facilitate a group discussion or learning event. This might be something as simple as leading a staff meeting or as challenging as designing and facilitating a multi-day strategic planning process. Perhaps you have already been a facilitator and would like to improve your skills.

This unique, highly participatory, four-day workshop will help you become a better, more inclusive leader—one who promotes new ideas and makes others feel invested in the process. It combines key elements of WLI’s renowned women’s leadership program with its highly-acclaimed skills trainings. Our dynamic, supportive environment provides a place for you to learn, practice new skills, and receive immediate feedback from your peers and trainers. You will receive:

  • Confidence-building strategies to lead more effectively;
  • An assessment of personal learning styles and facilitation strategies for each style;
  • A solid theoretical foundation on principles and concepts of adult learning and participatory facilitation methods—bedrock skills that can be applied to any context;
  • Trusted techniques, tips, and tactics to manage various group dynamics and other challenging situations; and
  • The opportunity to practice on-camera and refine skills based on  constructive feedback from experts and peers.


DAY 1 – Tuesday, December 3
9am – 5pm

  1. Leading with Confidence
  2. Adult Learning Theory
  3. Learning Style Inventory

DAY 2 – Wednesday, December 4
9am – 5pm

  1. The Experiential Learning Cycle
  2. Core Facilitation Skills and Training Methods
  3. Techniques for Handling Challenging Dynamics

DAY 3 – Thursday, December 5
9am – 5pm

  1. Facilitating Discussions
  2. Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Events
  3. Co-Facilitation

DAY 4 – Friday, December 6
9am – 5pm

  1. On-Camera Practicum with Feedback


COST: $1,200 (+ applicable processing fees)
DATES: Tuesday, December 3 – Friday, December 6, 2019
TIME: 9 am – 5 pm
LOCATION: Counterpart International, 2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 301, Arlington, VA, 22202


After submitting the form below, you will be taken to a payment page where you can choose your desired method of payment.

Note: Class size is limited to promote practice and participation.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations before one week of the start date will be refunded at 50%. No refunds will be given for cancellations within one week of the start date. Registration may be transferred to a coworker, however it must be used for this workshop.

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