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Attention Students:

The Centre for Leadership has decided that after December 31, 2021, we will no longer offer the Associate Certificate in Training and Facilitation.

If you have taken courses that can be applied towards the credential and you are interested in enrolling in the program and completing it before December 31, 2021, please email for more information. Students will have until January 31, 2021 to enrol in the program directly with the Centre for Leadership. After January 31, 2021, we will no longer be accepting applications to the program.

We will work with our best efforts to ensure that certificate students that are interested in completing the credential by the end of 2021 will be able to do so.

INDC courses that are open for registration can be found here. Note that Fall 2021 Courses are not yet open for registration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email 


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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.


What You Need to Graduate 

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

Participants should complete the courses 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: I'm interested in the Associate Certificate in Training & Facilitation. Where should I start?
A: Enroll in "INDC-1110 Essential Skills for Training and Facilitation" or "INDC-1377 Facilitation Fundamentals." They are the foundational courses and prerequisites for other classes. And make sure you check for prerequisites before enrolling in other courses. 


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


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: Yes, we have a small selection of leadership courses offered at our Victoria campus. Check our course dates for more information.


Q: Do I need to enroll in this program before I'm able to take courses?
A: No. You can take courses individually, as long as you have the applicable prerequisites.


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