Associate Certificate in Training and Facilitation

This 14 day/7 credit hands-on 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.

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Who Should Take This Certificate Program

It is designed for mid-career professionals new to training and facilitation, program designers, meeting facilitators, and those looking to enhance and update their skills.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Design effective learner-centered 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.

Program Format

  • The certificate program is 13 days of training (7 credits) 
  • Training is face-to-face as well as a mail-in assessment to complete the credential.
  • Courses can be taken individually or as part of the certificate.
  • There is continuous intake into this certificate program.
  • Required courses are scheduled several times throughout the year. 
  • Full attendance is required.
  • It is recommended that learners complete the program within two years. 


Select a course code below to read syllabus and register online.

Course NameCodeCreditsDays
Required Courses (4 Credits)  

Essential Skills for Training and Facilitation 

Facilitation FundamentalsINDC-13771.02
*Training and Facilitation Capstone (+ written assessment)INDC-15911.52

Elective Courses (Choose 2 of 3- 3 Credits Total)

Tools & Activities for TrainersINDC-12111.53
Advanced FacilitationINDC-12501.53
Designing Consultation & Engagement ProcessesINDC-13021.53

*INDC-1591 is 2 days in class and 1 day working independently. 

Course Dates

Course dates are available for download below. Courses can be taken individually if you have required pre-requisites, or as part of this credential.

Associate Certificate in Training and Facilitation


Certificate Enrolment Fee: $75

Cost for the program is approximately $3000 plus LSF (costs may change slightly).

Books & Supplies: Course manuals are supplied when you attend class, and if purchase of books or other materials are required you will be advised of the details when you register.

Enrolment Process

The courses and certificate are open to anyone. There are no formal requirements for admission.

Register to a class
To check individual course availability, select one the course codes above and follow the instructions on the course listing. 

Enroll in the program
Apply Online

Justice Institute of BC
Student Services
715 McBride Boulevard, New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

to Student Services at 604.528.5653


Contact Centre for Leadership staff with any questions:

Sarah Ter Keurs, Program Manager 604.528.5633


Last updated January 9, 2020