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Is this program right for you?

Be the one advancing your career. If you're a professional new to training and facilitation, a developer or designer of learning material or a trainer looking to enhance and update your skills in learner-centred practices, this program is for you.  

Gain New Skills 

Participants develop the skills and knowledge to design, deliver and facilitate learner-centred, experiential training sessions. 

Learn to Address Realistic Complex Issues  

Learners will enhance their ability to facilitate groups and learn to address complex issues concerning the content, process and/or behaviour in real-world work environments.

Mid-career professionals new to training and facilitation, program designers, meeting facilitators, and those looking to enhance and update their skills.

PRogram strengths 

This certificate program offers both new and experienced trainers and facilitators comprehensive knowledge, skills and experience in adult education practice, and facilitative techniques for groups and communities.


  • Design effective learner-centred training grounded in principles of adult learning.
  • Select and apply appropriate evidence-based training and facilitation techniques.
  • Demonstrate a variety of facilitative behaviours to address individual and group conflict dynamics.
  • Define success criteria for facilitation and training initiatives and align processes to achieve those criteria
  • Facilitate events that engage participants to achieve outcomes that are inclusive, collaborative and outcome-focused.
  • Create an encouraging and challenging environment that promotes respect and values inclusion.
  • Provide formative feedback to participants that is practical and translates into improved performance.
  • Apply training and facilitation theory and skills in relevant, real-life scenarios.
  • Demonstrate enhanced self-awareness regarding one’s own internal emotional state and the impact of the trainer’s/facilitator’s communication on the facilitation process.
  • Reflect critically on personal and professional development as a trainer and facilitator.



Successful completion of the required courses (4.0 credits) and two electives (3.0 credits), and an assessment demonstrating achievement of the learning outcomes.

We recommend that participants should complete the program within two years. Full attendance is required.

Upcoming Intakes

There is a continuous intake into this program.



Tuition for the program is approximately $3,000.

Additional Fees

Non-Refundable Certificate Enrolment Fee $75. Learner Services Fee for each credit (dependent on course location).

Textbooks and Supplies

Course manuals are supplied when you attend class. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised when you register for the program.


Q: What is a Facilitator?
A: The definition of "facilitate" is "to make easy" or "ease a process." What a facilitator does is plan, guide and manage a group event to ensure that the group's objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved.

Q: Am I able to complete the entire program online?
A: No. All courses take place in classrooms at our New Westminster campuses

Q: I need to miss part of my course. What should I do?
A: If you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances, we recommend submitting an appeal to explaining the reason. Participants may then transfer to another class where they will be required to attend the entire course on the new dates to receive credit.

Otherwise, our policy for continuing studies courses is:
a)    If a student withdraws 7 calendar days prior to the beginning of the course they receive a 100% refund;
b)    Withdrawal with less than 7 calendar days from the start of the course are not eligible for tuition refund

Q: Is there a time limit to complete a program after registering?
A: We recommend completing programs within two to three years; however we won't penalize students if it takes them longer.

Q: If classes must be attended in person, are any courses held on Vancouver Island so that I could prioritize them?
A: No, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only offering limited courses at the New Westminster Campus. 


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