Facilitator Certification Online Course | April 2019

Regular price $ 645.00 CAD Sale price $ 575.00 CAD

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

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 and have more positive relationships with the adults in their lives as well as their peers. 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 workplace or classroom environments.

Over the course of 8 online sessions, participants will have garnered the skills and knowledge needed to successfully implement Mindfulness Without Borders’ (MWB) Mindfulness Ambassadors Program. Learners are eligible to receive a Mindfulness Ambassador Program Facilitator Certification upon successful completion of all course components and mandatory attendance in all 8 sessions.

Learning Objectives


  • 12 lesson plans based on social-emotional intelligence and secular mindfulness practices to work with emotions, manage stress and strengthen well-being
  • Diverse facilitation skills based on the art and practice of council to catalyze key program discussions and connections
  • Facilitation strategies to lead lesson plans, assignments, and mindfulness practices to individuals, small and/or large group settings
  • Instructions and facilitation strategies to troubleshoot challenges that may emerge
  • Instructions and mentoring support for practical delivery of lesson plans
  • Access to program evaluations, partnership development strategies and mentorship
  • Access to MWB’s RETHiNK Digital Kit with 100 activities to strengthen mental health, develop healthy peer-to-peer connections and build community

Dates & Times


 Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm EST, April 17 – June 4th 2019

  • Session 1, April 16: About MWB and The Mindfulness Ambassador Program (MAP)
  • Session 2, April 23: About Secular Mindfulness and MAP pillars
  • Session 3, April 30: About Social and Emotional Learning Theories
  • Session 4, May 7: Core Protocols & Facilitation Practicum
  • Session 5, May 14: Group Techniques & Facilitation Practicum
  • Session 6, May 21: Research & Facilitation Practicum
  • Session 7, May 28: Course Review & Facilitation Practicum
  • Session 8, June 4: Facilitation Practicum Review and Next Steps

Registrants must attend all in-class 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

Course Characteristics


Duration: 21 hours
Skill Level: All levels, personal mindfulness practice required
Languages: English
Accreditation: Yes, once all the requirements have been completed
Instructors: TBA

  • Participants are expected to complete all online sessions.
  • Participants are expected to complete 10 hours of home assignments throughout the course
  • Participants are required to facilitate four practice groups, between May 7 to June 4, 2019
  • Participants will be mailed course materials prior to the course start date

Reviews


"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