Certified Facilitator Training
Online and In-Person (Indianapolis, IN)

Join us for the first Student Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator Training program of 2012!  We begin with a series of online classes in April and conclude in centrally located Indianapolis, Indiana in May.

See a video (full frame) highlighting the features of the course.

Indianapolis Photo Courtesy of Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association; visitIndy.com.

Beth High and Gary Morgan

Online: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 17, 19, 24, 26; May 1, 3, 2012, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT: In-Person: May Tues.-Wed., 15-16, 2012. Pre-work meeting scheduled during the week of April 9.

$1,500 (US)

Registration ends April 9, 2012.
We require a minimum of 15 registrants.
See cancellation policy under the Training FAQ section for further details.
Contact sales@studentleadershipchallenge.com for more information.

Online course series: April 17, 19, 24, 26; May 1, and 3, 2012.  2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  There is also a preliminary online meeting one week prior to the online series (during the week of April 9).
2-day in person workshop: May 15-16, 2012.  Full day workshops ending at 5:00 p.m. each day.

NEW: Hotel reservation information added below.  The program will be held at the Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport. 

Program Description: Becoming a Certified Facilitator indicates expertise in delivering programs based on The Student Leadership Challenge®, the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model and the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Student LPI). The certification program is the most rigorous of all the training opportunities and consists of seven online classes during which participants go through online modules according to a program schedule. Participants complete the Student LPI in addition to other pre-work activities prior to the start of class and use their results throughout the experience to develop a deeper understanding of the model and their own opportunities for more effective leadership. An assessment is linked to the online class series to measure understanding of the core content. Participants engage in-between session activities with two trainers and other class participants focused on integrating The Student Leadership Challenge® into their various student leadership initiatives.

The online classes are also recorded and available online for any participant who might miss a class or wants to review the content.

The 2-day in-person workshop is focused on the design and delivery of Student Leadership Challenge programs. Students work intensely with trainers and fellow participants to develop program designs, identify appropriate Student Leadership Challenge resources and practice their delivery of the material. Requirements for Certification include an acceptable final project defining individual program design and personal/program vision statement. All final assignments and assessments must be completed within 3 weeks of the in-person workshop. All projects and assessments will be reviewed and evaluated by the instructors. Once participants have satisfactorily completed all requirements, they will be awarded the status of "Certified Facilitator of the Student Leadership Challenge". A certificate will be sent directly to the participant and Certified Facilitators will have the opportunity to be listed on the publisher’s website.

2-Day In-person Workshop Description

In this intensive 2-day experience, you will:

  • Practice your delivery of the Student Leadership Challenge content. 
  • Receive feedback from peers and experts so you can refine your unique approach to this material.
  • Develop concepts and strategies for delivering robust programs that fit the needs of your organization.
  • Explore the use of many Student Leadership Challenge resources.
  • Prepare for your final projects to meet the requirements of Certification.

All participants will receive:

  • The Student Leadership Challenge book.
  • The Student Leadership Practices Inventory Online (assessment tool) for one "Self" and unlimited "Observer" respondents. Participants receive a confidential feedback report relating to the frequency of their use of The Five Practices.
  • Experiential activities shared with fellow participants.
  • The opportunity to become a Certified Facilitator for The Student Leadership Challenge upon successful completion of the program and a final project.
  • Membership and ongoing support of a community of facilitators, including tips and techniques, early exposure to new materials as they are developed by the publisher.

Cost: $1,500 (US) (Early-Bird Price: $1,300 by March 26, 2012).

Travel and meals outside the 2-day, in-person workshop are not included in the registration price.

Online Module Descriptions
Preliminary Online Meeting:
First, participants will complete some pre-work assignments, such as a personal leadership narrative and leadership inventory, prior to the first class and participate in a conference call to begin meeting peers prior to the first online class.

Next, participants get acquainted and get comfortable with the online learning environment at the beginning the program content. The class content begins by identifying the common actions leaders take to get extraordinary things done in organizations. We will name and describe The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. You will use the Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Student LPI) feedback to get a snapshot of your current leadership behaviors and begin to create a personal leadership development plan. In your offline time you will explore ways to help students understand The Five Practices model and identify their opportunities for growth.

Model the Way:
This class explores the first practice by examining the characteristics of admired leaders and the role of credibility as the foundation of leadership. We examine the connection between clarity of personal and organizational values and commitment to the organizations you serve. You will identify specific actions you can take to build credibility with those you intend to lead. In your offline time, you will explore ways to introduce the concepts of credibility and help students align their actions with their values.

Inspire a Shared Vision:
In this class you will define "shared vision" and examine the qualities that engage others in a vision. You will identify a personal vision and begin to articulate it in a way that resonates with others. You will explore the power of metaphor and symbolism as tools to galvanize others around a shared vision. Offline you will explore ways for students to practice articulating a vision that aligns with their personal values.

Challenge the Process:
During this session you will question the way things are being done in your organization in the context of the vision and values it holds. You will learn processes to look for new ideas in new places. You will understand and apply the concept of "small wins" as it applies to creating a climate of trust, support, and risk-taking. Offline, you will look at ways students can support and encourage each other to try new things, take risks, and break away from doing things "the way they've always been done."

Enable Others to Act:
In this class you will learn the importance of involving others in getting extraordinary results. You will learn ways to build the confidence and competence of those you have engaged in your vision of the future. Offline, you will explore ways to get students to take responsibility for pulling people together and empowering them to get things done.

Encourage the Heart:
During this session you will examine your own capacity to recognize the contributions of others. You will learn what it takes for recognition to be meaningful. You will identify an opportunity to recognize someone in a unique and meaningful way. You will also understand the importance of committing to your personal leadership development. Offline you will formulate a plan for continued growth as a leader and examine opportunities for students to explore their own and other's leadership potential.
NEW: Indianapolis Hotel Accommodations

The Student Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator training in Indianapolis will be held at the Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport.

Specially discounted rooms will be available for $89.00 per night. In order to receive this rate you need to reserve your room by April 16, 2012.  

To receive this rate, please call Liz at 317-227-6436 M-F 8am-4pm EST. Please specify that you are with the "Wiley event" to confirm the room rate.

View information about the hotel at: 

What they are saying...

"The experience of the Certified Leadership Training left me feeling more confident and equipped to provide better leadership training to my student leaders."
– Erica Lara
Nyack College, NY

What they are saying...

"This is a great opportunity for any person looking to develop a program that involves The Student Leadership Challenge."
– Miguel Trevino
Texas A&M International University

What they are saying...

"I am more equipped to develop a leadership program that will have a positive impact on the students at my institution."
– Andrew Moyer
Delaware Valley College, PA

What they are saying...

"Beth and Gary were phenomenal—dynamic and experienced presenters, facilitators, and leaders! They set the tone for the success we had during our time together. Great resources to have in my professional network and call upon for advice and guidance in the future."
– Certified Facilitator Training participant

What they are saying...

"Beth and Gary are so personable that I was totally comfortable asking anything. For a program with such vigor, these two facilitators do an amazing job of creating a safe, fun, and functional learning environment."
– Certified Facilitator Training participant

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