Certified Facilitator Training - Summer 2014
Online and in Hoboken, NJ

Join us for the Summer Certified Facilitator Training program beginning online in June and concluding in Hoboken, NJ (just across the river from New York City) in August. 

Have you completed the Educator Training Online program? If you’d like to become a Certified Facilitator, you can still register for a future in-person training to become Certified to teach The Student Leadership Challenge. Contact sales@studentleadershipchallenge.com for pricing, more information, and to register. An administrative fee may apply.



Watch this video to learn about the features of the Certified Facilitator Training.  
Instructor:
Gary Morgan and Beth High (depending on enrollment)

When:
Online: Pre-work call will be the week of June 16. Mondays and Thursdays, June 23, 26; July 7, 10, 14, and 17, 2014, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT.
In Person: Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014.

Cost:
$1,500 (US)
 

Registration ends June 9, 2014. The Early Bird Registration Discount ($200 off) ends May 23, 2014 at midnight. Use promotion code CFTSU.

Multiple Registration Discount: Register 3 or more people from your institution or organization and save 20% ($300 per person). Contact sales@studentleadershipchallenge.com or call 1-866-888-5159 to register your group today.

Only one discount offer may apply.

We require a minimum of 15 registrants.
See cancellation policy for further details.

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Program Introduction: Pre-work meeting will be held the week of June 16 (you'll participate in one of several scheduled conference calls).
Online Classes: June 23, 26; July 7, 10, 14 and 17 (Mondays and Thursdays), 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT (you must attend all sessions). No classes will be held June 30–July 4. 
Two-day In-Person Workshop: July 31–August 1, 2014, held at the Wiley Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (just across the river from New York City) (you must attend both complete days from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Please see Hotel Recommendations below.

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 Student Leadership Challenge training opportunities and consists of six online classes taking participants deeply through the teaching of the model. 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 follows the online class series to measure understanding of the core content. Participants engage in activities with one or two instructors 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 two-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 practice their delivery of the material and related activities, develop program design, and identify appropriate Student Leadership Challenge resources. Requirements for Certification include: a passing score on a final class assessment; an acceptable final project defining an individual program design using The Student Leadership Challenge; and a program vision recording. All final assignments and assessments must be completed by the determined deadline following 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 Student Leadership Challenge website.

Two-Day In-Person Workshop Description 

In this intensive two-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
  • Begin preparing for your final projects to meet the requirements of Certification

All participants will receive:

  • The Student Leadership Challenge book
  • The Student Leadership Challenge Facilitation and Activity Guide
  • 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 assignments
  • Membership and ongoing support of a community of facilitators, including tips and techniques, as well as early exposure to new materials as they are developed by the publisher

Cost: $1,500 (US) (Early Bird Price: $1,300 by May 23, 2014). 

Travel and hotel for the two-day, in-person workshop are not included in the registration price. Continental breakfast and lunch for the two-day in-person training are provided.


Pre-Work & Preliminary Call

Participants will complete some pre-work assignments, including a personal leadership narrative and the Student Leadership Practices Inventory, in advance of the first class. The week prior to the first online class (week of June 16), you'll participate in one of several scheduled conference calls to get acquainted with the trainer and other participants and discuss some of the pre-work.

Online Class Descriptions
Orienteering – Class 1
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 your Student Leadership Practices Inventory (Student LPI) feedback report 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 – Class 2
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 – Class 3
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 – Class 4
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 – Class 5
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 – Class 6
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 others’ leadership potential.
Certification Requirements
To become certified to teach The Student Leadership Challenge all participants must successfully complete all parts of the training program. You can either complete the full Certified Facilitator Training program, including all online classes, the two-day, in-person workshop and final assignments, or any of the Educator Training Online programs along with the two-day, in-person workshop and final assignments.

The final assignments include:
  • A passing score on a final class assessment
  • An acceptable final project describing an individual, original  program design using The Student Leadership Challenge
  • A program vision recording

All final assignments and assessments must be completed by the designated deadline following 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 Student Leadership Challenge website.

Hotel Recommendations
The in-person portion of the Summer 2014 Certified Facilitator Training will take place on July 31st and August 1st at the Wiley Corporate Headquarters in Hoboken, New Jersey. Please arrive by 7:30 a.m. and plan to be with us until 5:30 p.m. (You must attend both complete days in order to become certified.)

The closest hotel to the training location is the premium W Hotel, however the offices are right on the PATH train line and are easily accessible from New York.

In order to enter the building, participants will need to sign in at Wiley reception and receive a visitor pass.

Training Location
Wiley Corporate Headquarters
111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774

About the Instructors


Gary Morgan




Beth High


“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

“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

Note: Number of instructors dependent on enrollment.

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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