Authentic Relating Certified Facilitator Program
A World-Class Training Program for Authentic Relating Leaders and Facilitators
The Level 4 certification program is designed for people who want to develop their authentic relating facilitation and leadership to their furthest capacities and abilities. The intention of Level 4 is to provide AR leaders with a certified accreditation in AR facilitation that represents the highest standard of competence in leading and facilitating AR in all domains and social and professional contexts.
What does it mean to be certified as an Authentic Relating Certified Facilitator with ART?
Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for the many facets of working professionally as a Facilitator of Authentic Relating. We offer the most rigorous certification standards in the world of AR – you will be fully qualified and globally recognized to create, lead, and facilitate your own AR programs. When you graduate you will be listed on our website as an Authentic Relating Certified Facilitator.
Curriculum and Training Requirements
To ensure that our Level 4 certified graduates are effectively the best AR facilitators in the world, we have developed a world-class training program that provides extensive training and practice in all the domains that well-rounded and highly competent AR facilitators need to be versed in.
The training modules of the program include:
Foundations of Facilitation – Learn essential leadership and facilitation skills and perspectives to anchor you in your seat as a facilitator of authentic relating, including insights into tracking group dynamics, balancing structure and aliveness, and the art of receiving feedback.
Curriculum Design – Learn to design powerful authentic relating events, workshops and experiences for groups of all sizes.
ART Core Concepts and Training for Facilitators – We break down the foundational AR teachings and practices of the ART curriculum and provide you with extensive opportunities to practice your teaching and facilitation of the material.
The ART of Facilitating Group Shares + Circling Training – We provide the building blocks of excellent group facilitation using the 7 Skills of Facilitation and the fundamentals of Circling, a practice we’ve found to be extremely effective in learning how to facilitate group shares.
Ethics & Power Dynamics – Explore the issues and ethics of positions of power and how to navigate dynamics that inevitably arise as a leader and facilitator of this work.
Trauma-Informed Leadership and Facilitation – Learn how to approach your facilitation from a trauma-informed perspective and how to work with trauma when it arises in the room.
Mentorship & Authentic Relating Inspired Coaching – Learn the What, How and Why for the ART mentoring model as well as core principles for authentic-relating infused coaching for one-on-one work with participants/clients.
The ART of Business – Learn the foundations of business in the realm of authentic relating, including practical know-how to plan, market and promote your events and offerings.
Self Care and Re-Sourcing for Leaders – Facilitating this work well requires a lot from us. Learn essential skills and techniques for resourcing yourself so you may thrive as a leader of this work.
Online Facilitation – Learn the skills of online facilitation and tips and tricks for online event success.
In-Person Event Facilitation – Learn the nuances of in-person event facilitation and how to prepare for the diverse challenges you may encounter in these formats.
Additional Educational Resources
ART Leadership Continuing Education Presentations – Attend monthly Leadership Continuing Education Series for ART Course Leaders to explore topics that support your personal and professional development.
ART Leadership Library of Resources – Access our Leadership Resource Library to expand your skills and knowledge of all facets of authentic relating, leadership and facilitation.modules
Core Practice Requirements
Practice is a critical component of your L4 training. It is through practice that you hone your skills, meet your edges, and improve your facilitation.
Facilitation Practice Requirements – 50 Hours
To be eligible for certification you are required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of facilitation. Options to fulfill this requirement include:
- Facilitate 6 ART Community Circles (once a month for 6 months)
- Facilitate a 6 Week Series
- Facilitate Outside of ART
- Facilitate within the L4 Cohort
One-on-One Mentoring/Coaching Requirements – 10 Hours
An ART Certified Facilitator has the skill and capacity to meet people in a one-on-one setting. Options to Fulfill this Requirement include:
- Mentor for ART at the Authentic Leadership Program and Level 3 (see Advanced Practice Opportunities below)
- Participate in ART’s 1:1 Community Sessions Program (if available)
- Mentor/Coach outside of ART
Advanced Practice Opportunities at ART Courses
these Optional practice opportunities are highly encouraged, but not required, for graduation.
Apprentice at Level 1 Courses as Course Leader Support – Apprentice at our Level 1 course either online or in person as a part of the support staff to directly experience the core aspects of leading public groups of participants.
Assist at Level 1 Courses as Course Leader Support – Join a Level 1 course as an Assistant Course Leader (ACL) where you will teach a portion of the course material and work side by side with the Course Leader (CL) to develop course plans and meet participant needs. (BY APPLICATION ONLY)
Mentor at the Authentic Leader Program (ALP) – As a mentor you will lead a small group of participants and offer intimate guidance to support them on their personal journey of leadership. In addition to your mentoring, you will also engage the curriculum of the ALP to refine your own leadership and facilitation skills and emergent offerings. (BY APPLICATION ONLY)
Advanced Mentorship Experience at a Level 3 Leadership Course – In these eight day residential programs you will live onsite with participants and Course Leaders and immerse yourself in the community of emerging authentic relating leaders. You will attend staff only sessions and be mentored by Senior Course Leaders while at the same time you mentor a small group of participants on their emergent leadership journey. Please note, this advanced practice opportunity requires an additional fee to cover your accommodations and food for this eight day experience. (BY APPLICATION ONLY)
Mentoring Calls with Senior Course Leaders – In these one-on-one mentoring sessions you will receive support and feedback regarding your facilitation and any challenges and edges you are experiencing.
Monthly L4 Gatherings – Once every quarter the entire L4 cohort comes together with Senior Course Leaders to connect, practice, ask questions and dive deeper into leadership and facilitation topics.
Final Evaluation for Certification
We take great pride in training and graduating facilitators and leaders who are the best in their field and are capable of representing both the practice and spirit of authentic relating to the highest degree of excellence and integrity.
For your final certification evaluation you’ll be offering an authentic relating session that includes a blend of Level 1 curriculum and your own material.
Senior Course Leaders evaluate your facilitation based on objective and subjective criteria that uphold a high standard of facilitation excellence. If you do not pass the first time, we provide you with extensive feedback to support your ongoing development.
*additional costs may apply if you choose to be a mentor (optional)
Check out our Level 4 facilitators who have already graduated from the program!
Submit your application for the Level 4 ART Certified Facilitator Program
Schedule an Exploratory Call with an ART Level 4 Trainer
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