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 for this training is now closed.

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...

"Why wait to learn leadership in the workplace? Students can learn how to lead by using Kouzes and Posner's five proven leadership practices. [This] is the perfect guide for...[those] seeking to develop themselves for leadership."
– Howard T. Prince II
University of Texas, Austin

What they are saying...

"I've been teaching leadership classes for twenty years, and The Five Practices are, hands down, the best tool for helping students see both their inherent strengths as leaders as well as to further develop their skills."
– Britt Andreatta
University of California, Santa Barbara

What they are saying...

"[The Student Leadership Challenge] (book) is a gift to university educators who teach leadership courses or develop trainings. workshops, and retreats."
– Laura Osteen
Florida State University

What they are saying...

Corey Hill "The greatest part about being in the virtual community was being able to hear the instructors, talk about the material we were discussing, as well as having our own discussion as a class with our other classmates over chat. You got a lot of interaction with the material, a lot of takes and nuances on what other people were taking away from the material that I don’t think you would get in a traditional classroom setting."
– Corey Hill
Oklahoma State University

What they are saying...

"The Student Leadership Practices Inventory is the best tool I have used to help students assess their leadership effectiveness because it translates the concept of leadership into actions and relationships. By defining and measuring specific leadership behaviors, the Student LPI allows students to see how they are doing as leaders and to determine how they can improve."
– Cathy Early
National Interfraternity Conference

What they are saying...

"The student examples inspire the reader and show us that running into bumps along the way is not only normal, but that you can approach the challenges with confidence and practical solutions."
– Amanda Crowell Itliong
Stanford University

What they are saying...

"The authors set out to teach college student leaders to understand what it takes to be an effective leader, to inspire them to find their own unique skills and abilities, and to explore and discover where their leadership will make the most difference in the lives of others and in the success of their organization.  I believe they have succeeded."
– William L. Kibler
Mississippi State University
NASPA Journal, 2009, Vol. 46, no. 4

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...

"The 5 practices are a must!  Demonstrating and understanding the [concept that] 'leadership is an art' that must be taught to our students was incorporated throughout the training."
– Jerry Alva
Texas A&M International University

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...

"Employers are looking for students who have content knowledge and practical experience working in teams and leading others. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent example of the behaviors needed to accomplish extraordinary tasks that can get you noticed by a potential employer."
– Kevin Bailey, vice president for student affairs
University of West Florida

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

What they are saying...

"The Student Leadership Challenge is a gift to university educators who teach leadership courses or develop trainings, workshops, and retreats."
– Laura Osteen
Florida State University

What they are saying...

"Developing transformative learning environments for leadership education begins when we embrace the use of emerging technologies and social media to enhance student learning."
– Todd Foley, assistant director for the Student Involvement Center
Saint Louis University

What they are saying...

"Leadership is a journey of personal and organizational discovery… understanding that the best way to learn is to teach, we decided to take on the challenge of having our students teach others.
"
– Vince Bellafiore
Marmion Academy

What they are saying...

"We know that The Student Leadership Challenge is making a difference. Through continuous coaching and intervention, with the use of the Student LPI, we are helping to keep our young people engaged in the pursuit of exemplary leadership."
– Melvin Chia
Lifeskills Enrichment, Singapore

What they are saying...

"The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership are everywhere. And as important as it is to exhibit those qualities yourself as a leader, it is just as critical to see them in others, and to be driven and inspired by other people’s leadership.
"
– Nina Vasan and Jennifer Przybylo
authors of Do Good Well

What they are saying...

"Consider the college campus as a leadership laboratory—a place where students have multiple opportunities to practice their leadership skills and explore and develop their leadership identity.
"
– Marcy Levy Shankman
Cleveland Leadership Center

What they are saying...

"I am so passionate about leadership and making a difference and I truly, honestly, wholeheartedly believe in The Student Leadership Challenge model. It is complete, yet simple enough, for all to understand. SO very excited to share this model with others, both on-campus and in the community.
"
– Suzanne Von Behren, RN, BSN, University Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State

What they are saying...

"I feel that a program like this could really work in helping to eventually change our culture within our schools, homes, and businesses. Although I am not a supervisor, I plan to implement the model fully in our office and look forward to sharing it with coworkers. I love The Student Leadership Challenge model and am so excited!
"
– Suzanne Von Behren, RN, BSN, University Wellness Services
Northwest Missouri State

What they are saying...

"The Student Leadership Challenge is one of the most robust teaching and learning opportunities we have as educators. The Five Practices are identifiable and learnable skills allowing an individual to improve by receiving feedback and observation and by setting goals.
"
– Jason R. Pierce, director of education
Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity

What they are saying...

"And so again [leadership development] becomes foundational, it becomes a foundational understanding of living your values, of challenging the process to make things better, enabling others to act. It’s not just delegating, it’s about giving people the passion and the power to it themselves.
"
– Matt Baker, Vice President of Student Affairs
Northwest Missouri State University

What they are saying...

"Within the academy, we are constantly seeking additional tools to assist us in teaching the valuable lesson of leadership development for students. The Student Leadership Challenge is an excellent resource to assist in the important goal of helping students to become better leaders and, ultimately, stellar citizens in the communities of the world.
"
– Victor K Wilson, vice president for student affairs
The University of Geogia

What they are saying...

"Student leadership challenges are quite similar to adult challenges, and yet they differ as wel­­l– in scale and in the power of peer perspective. Kouzes and Posner have constructed a wide and sturdy bridge across these worlds. My college students will find relevant lessons and great inspiration in the diverse and compelling stories that are retold. We’d have a lot less adult leadership problems if more teachers and students used this great book.
"
– Dan Mulhern, Distinguished Practitioner of Law and Business
University of California, Berkeley, and author Everyday Leadership: Getting Results in Business, Politics and Life

What they are saying...

"Kouzes and Posner provide a comprehensive, research-based, and values-driven resource that is packed with real-life examples. This book makes leadership highly accessible to college students and is sure to empower the next generation to tap into their potential as leaders and social change agents.
"
– Jennifer R. Keup, director
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

What they are saying...

"The Five Practices has provided a framework for students to reflect on their leadership experience and restructure their philosophy and theories relating to leadership as they challenge themselves through these five practices.
"
– Amy Kuo, Somchanhmavong, associate director
Service-Learning, Public Service Center, Cornell University

What they are saying...

"As a Student Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator I am excited about using these books to further aid me in developing curriculum and giving our students a tool to acknowledge and reflect on the concepts as they pertain to their own capacity to lead effectively."
– Deborah Mann, Student Leadership Challenge Certified Facilitator
BOLD Leadership Program, Cornell University

What they are saying...

"In our public service leadership programs and courses we will be able to easily use the many relevant and engaging activities and reflection exercises provided in this workbook. It will enable our students to better engage with and benefit from The Student Leadership Challenge, and will also help foster their personal leadership development journeys."
– Jon McConnell, associate director,
Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University

What they are saying...

"Every young person dreams of doing something extraordinary. The Student Leadership Challenge provides everything this generation needs to turn a dream into reality."
– Brian C. Warren Jr., executive director
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

What they are saying...

"A book of genuinely effective activities for enagaging students at all levels, turning the novice facilitator into a pro. It includes easy-to-use concepts that readily apply to life as a leader, and is a real difference maker that fosters success!"
– Randy D. Grimes, human resources director
Duke University

What they are saying...

"A fantastic resource for leadership educators looking to further develop students’ understanding of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in a tangible, hands-on way! It offers engaging activities that are sure to make an impact on your student leaders. This activity book is a great supplement to The Student Leadership Challenge, bringing the original concepts off the page and into the real world.
"
– Kimberly Piatt, coordinator of leadership development
The College at Brockport.

What they are saying...

"An excellent one-stop resource for activities to engage student of different learning styles. Students will find the experiential nature of the activities easy to comprehend and most importantly be able to see the relevance and application of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership."
– Melvin Chia, principal consultant
Lifeskills Enrichment

What they are saying...

"From what, to so what, and now what, this guide helps take educators on a journey of not only understanding The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership but also specifically on how to apply, practice, and teach the nuances of these exemplary leadership ways of being."
– Laura Osteen, professor of higher education, Florida State University
and director, Florida State’s Center for Leadership and Civic Education

What they are saying...

"The Facilitation and Activity Guide would have helped me not only to develop a better leadership program but to be a better leader myself. For those administering The Five Practices, this guide ‘Models the way’ and will be one of your best coaches."
– Sam Eriksmoen, former director, Emerging Leaders Program
University of North Dakota

What they are saying...

"Educators working at all levels will benefit from [The Facilitation and Activity Guide]. It is practical, applicable to diverse sectors, and works."
– Katie Burke, assistant director, L.E.A.D, (Leadership Education & Development)
Florida Atlantic University

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