The Facilitation Mastery Program

How much more effective would you be if your facilitation skills were truly at the mastery level?

Don’t just take your skills to the next level; take it to the very top with Facilitation Mastery. Leadership Strategies, the worldwide leader in group facilitation, is offering a new fast-track program that will show you how to maximize engagement and drive greater results from your group sessions. With a powerful combination of dynamic face-to-face instruction, virtual learning, and monthly web-based follow-up sessions, there’s never been a more direct path to Facilitation Mastery.

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Who will benefit from this course?

Ideal For:

  • Professionals Facilitators
  • Project Managers
  • Focus Group Leaders
  • Consultants
  • Business Analysts

Needing To:

  • Create Trust
  • Have Confidence
  • Command Authority
  • Mobilize Others
  • Foster Collaboration
  • Build Consensus
  • Drive Better Outcomes

What you will learn

A Fast-Track, 8-Month Program

  • Foundation Skills: Onsite program to build your skills
  • Virtual Skills: Live virtual learning
  • Advanced Skills and Certification Prep: Onsite program to advance your skills
  • Learning from the Masters: Monthly, one-hour, virtual discussions; your chance to get additional learning and advice on your upcoming sessions
  • Application for Certification: Optional program fees cover your application for certification as a Certified Master Facilitator by the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC)


This is a fast-track, 8-month program that includes in-depth coverage of fundamental, intermediate, and advanced facilitation concepts, strategies, tactics, and techniques.

The Curriculum

  • Foundation Skills

    • The Effective Facilitator Workshop, 4-days, Atlanta, March 18-21, 2019*
      Achieve mastery over the 10 principles of facilitation and over 100 tools and techniques for leading effective group sessions.

    Virtual Skills

    • The Effective Facilitator—Virtual Link, 1 day (virtual), Ma7 17, 2019*
      Learn how to apply the 10 principles to create engaging and effective virtual meetings. Get the key insights that put you in control.
  • Advanced Skills and Certification Preparation

    • Advanced Facilitator Skills Workshop, 3 days, Atlanta, June 10-12, 2019
      Raise your skills to the next level with baseline exercises to identify your key areas of need and intense coaching and feedback to accelerate your learning curve.
    • Facilitator Certification Preparation, 2 days, Atlanta, June 13-14, 2019
      Create the INIFAC case study video required for certification and gain key tips for answering the 30 written submission questions and documenting your facilitation experience.
    • Learning from the Masters, monthly, one-hour virtual discussions, March-August, 2019
      Take this opportunity to pick up additional learning and gain advice on your upcoming sessions or facilitation challenges.
    • Application for Certification: Optional program fees cover your application for certification as a Certified Master Facilitator by the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC)

 *Participants may choose a different date and location for these classes based on the Leadership Strategies Public Class Calendar, so long as they are completed by June 1, 2019. These classes must be taken prior to the Advanced Facilitator Skills Workshop.


Mastery Program Tuition: $6995**

**Additional Options:

  • Take $1000 off your tuition if you have already taken The Effective Facilitator and choose not to take the course again.
  • Add $2150 to your tuition to include your CMF application fee at this special discounted rate (regular fee: $2350)
  • Contact your Leadership Strategies representative PRIOR TO REGISTERING to include one or both of these additional options.
  • Flexible financing is also available; please contact us or use our online chat feature for details.

Find a class date & location.

Please note both live and virtual classes are available.


The Effective Facilitator – 4 Days (In-Person)

Aug 12 – Aug 15 – Atlanta, GA

Aug 19 – Aug 22 – Washington, D.C.

Sep 16 – Sep 19 – Atlanta, GA

Sep 23 – Sep 26 – Washington, D.C.

Sep 23 – Sep 26 – Seattle, WA

Sep 30 – Oct 3 – Las Vegas, NV

Oct 14 – Oct 17 – Atlanta, GA

Oct 28 – Oct 31 – Washington, D.C.

Nov 18 – Nov 21 – Washington, D.C.

Dec 2 – Dec 5 – Atlanta, GA

Dec 16 – Dec 19 – Washington, D.C.

The Engaging Trainer – 3 Days (In-Person)

Sep 30 – Oct 2 – Atlanta, GA

The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Edition – 4 Days (Eastern)

Aug 26 – Aug 29 – Virtual

Nov 4 – Nov 7 – Virtual