Facilitator Certification | April 2020 | Barrie

Regular price $ 645.00 CAD

Group rates available contact leah@mwithoutborders.org
Group Rates Available for 2 or more! Please email leah@mwithoutborders.org

Dates & Times

Course Location: OfficeInc! 54 Cedar Point Drive, Barrie ON L4N 5R7

Registrants must attend all in-class and online sessions to complete the course.  If you miss any of the scheduled dates, you will need to re-register into the course at a later date 

  • Online Introductory Session, Wednesday, April 1, 6-8pm EST
  • April 8th 2019, 10:00 am - 4:30pm
  • April 15th 2019, 10:00 am - 4:30pm
  • April 22nd 2019, 10:00 am - 4:30pm

    Course Characteristics

    Duration: 21 hours
    Skill Level: All levels
    Languages: English
    Accreditation: Yes, once all the requirements have been completed

    Instructors: Amber McAuley & Leah Gardiner

      Course Information 

      The benefits of social/emotional learning (SEL) cannot be denied. In fact, studies have shown that students who have SEL as part of their curriculum are higher achieving, better behaved and have more positive relationships with the adults in their lives. This course is designed for educators, social workers, health professionals, and/or anyone else interested in integrating Social and Emotional Learning and secular mindfulness in their individual school or workplace environments. Over the course of 3 sessions, participants will have garnered the skills and knowledge needed to successfully implement Mindfulness Without Borders’ (MWB) Mindfulness Ambassadors Program, in both youth and adult populations. Learners are eligible to receive a Mindfulness Ambassador Program Facilitator certification from Mindfulness without Borders.

      Learning Objectives

      • Facilitation strategies to lead 12 evidence-based lesson plans, home  assignments, and mindfulness practices.
      • Present moment tools to better your ability to deal with difficult emotions, stress, and anxiety.
      • Strategies to conduct age-appropriate discussions that help individuals build upon their inherent strengths, enhance social-emotional competence and foster a more compassionate understanding of the world that surrounds them.
      • Strategies to both develop a personal mindfulness practice as well as the techniques necessary to lead others.
      • Participants are required to complete a Facilitation practicum. Participants are expected to assemble groups of 8-12 participants to practice their MAP Facilitation skill sets for 6 sessions following the completion of the in course instruction.


      "What I wholeheartedly loved is that both instructors always made the workshop so warm, comfortable, and most importantly, safe. At times I would feel that I am saying the wrong things or not being articulate. Never have they made me or anyone from the group feel different. Thank you to both!" - Anonymous Facilitator Certification Participant

      What People Are Saying

      As a recent graduate of MWB's online facilitator certification program, I can highly recommend this training to anyone that may be interested in facilitating an evidence-based SEL and mindfulness program. Theo Koffler and Leah Gardiner were amazing trainers who expertly modeled the facilitation skills and content with compassionate values during each session. As an educator working with college students on enhancing their social, emotional and ethical learning, this training was an ideal match. Thank you! 

      Ron Patterson, Program Coordinator - Nova Scotia Community College

      The MWB Facilitator Training has been a beautiful, life-changing experience. I highly recommend it.

      A. Reid, Charlotte, NC

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