Facilitators often ask...

  • "What do you do with a client who does not appreciate the value of process facilitation?"

  • "How do you make the most of your facilitation by using different learning approaches?"

  • "How can facilitators deal with negative body language of participants?"

  • "How do you build the perfect meeting agenda?"

  • "How do you build confidence in all of the facilitator competencies?"

Come and learn, practice, be re-inspired or imagine your vision as a facilitator!

This one-year online cohort offers group mentoring sessions, live session with peer practice and feedback, facilitation skills training and more!
Come and learn, practice, be re-inspired or imagine your vision as a facilitator!

A Powerful Spectrum of Facilitators

Join a small international collaborative year long facilitation cohort. Our 2022-23 cohort included experienced facilitator participants from three continents and six countries. We meet every month on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 or 8 am PT. You get 12 group sessions including 3 group Mentoring sessions. Plus, you will have access to hundreds of facilitation resources and templates. All for the price of $1500-1800 USD. That’s a savings of many thousands of dollars given the cost of running this. Please take advantage of this incredible opportunity. It will never be offered again in this way.
A Powerful Spectrum of Facilitators

This plan is perfect...

Is the Gold Academy right for you?

  • If you are an intermediate level (minimum 2-3 years practice) facilitator who would enjoy being part of a one year, small, global collaborative learning cohort

  • If you are ready to receive group coaching from top notch facilitators, and regular peer and mentor feedback on your designs, techniques and facilitation style

  • If you are committed to moving your practice to a mastery level in October 2023!

Applications Now Being Accepted

2023-24 Gold Academy

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Includes everything in the Silver Membership plus...

  • Group Mentoring Sessions (3x year)

    Share your current client projects and receive ideas for design and facilitation of these jobs. Receive custom handouts and templates to make your work easier.

  • Group Practice Sessions (5x year)

    Dig deeper with your cohort members to practice key competencies required by intermediate and advanced facilitators. Get immediate feedback from your mentors and peers. We'll find the best times and dates for the cohort and schedule by Sept. 2023.

  • Self-Paced & Live Training (4x year)

    Self Paced Meetings That Rock Essentials (dozens of lessons and downloads) and 4 advanced level live virtual sessions with us and/or globally renowned facilitator trainers. Topics and timing to be decided with you.

  • Meet Your Mentor

    Eileen Pippins, M.A., ToP Facilitator and Trainer, is a Learning Organizational Development (LD/OD) Specialist, educator, and dynamic facilitator. Over 15 years of learning and program development, implementation and training in higher learning, non-profit and corporate settings. She is a Communication Studies professor. Eileen brings focused and exciting energy in the work she does as a change agent.

    Eileen Pippins


Apply for Gold Membership

This cohort offers an opportunity to learn, share and expand your facilitator competencies in a community of practice like environment. This Academy is for experienced professionals with facilitator experience and invites all who want to expand their knowledge, competence and level up their skill set to apply. We are also looking for those who are committed to this path and have some experience facilitating groups in a variety of settings. If you are ready to commit to this year long experience, offering and receiving peer support, and open to different learning styles, then this cohort is for you.

The Gold Membership is extremely limited! The Academy is accepting a maximum of 20 people from around the world. The application deadline is Sept. 22, 2023 and we launch Oct. 4, 2023. We accept those who represent a group of generational, racial, geographical and other diverse identities. Because the Academy takes applicants from around the world, once your application is accepted we will inform you of the meeting dates and times to best accommodate the various time zones.
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  • Why do I need to apply for this program?

    We want to have a diverse group of people who are fully committed to participate for a year. It is very important that you can say “yes I am in!” And, attend as many of the live virtual sessions as possible. We also need you to commit to signing up for your mentoring spots at the times that works for you and us. We want to make sure that we have a globally, generationally, racially diverse cohort if at all possible. We understand that many of you cannot afford this but we are trying to make it as low-cost as possible for everyone who signs up. Two payments plans are available.

  • What do I need to do to apply for this program?

    We would like you to answer these questions in your Google Form application. Please tell us: Name; Current country of residence; Your generation; Your ethnicities/race; Other identities you are willing to share; Your experience with Facilitation e.g., types of clients sectors served whether you are in-house external years of practice types of methods you are currently using; Your willingness to commit to a year long program and attend > 80% of the sessions. Anything else you would like to say about why you like to attend this program. Please apply ASAP using the blue "Apply Here" button above.

  • When will the Gold membership start?

    Because you also will have access to the Bronze and Silver memberships, you can start looking at resources right away in the Bronze and Silver sections. The launch of the Gold membership will be October 4, 2023 (Time TBA).

$149.95 for 12-monthly payments
$99.95/mo for Cohort Alumni using coupon code ALUMNI50

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