Certificate in Design and Facilitation

The Certificate in Design and Facilitation offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of adult learning for individuals who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to design and deliver effective and engaging adult training programs. It would be of interest for organizations interested in succession planning and transferring skills and knowledge, as well as subject matter experts in search of a hands on course with an actionable blueprint.

When designing and delivering learning programs to learners your success depends on engaging and motivating others to become a part of a unique learning experience. This certificate program will help you develop new insights and strategies in training to support learning in both personal and professional development. Understand the key components of each phase of a training program including needs assessment, design, delivery and evaluation, as well as adult learning principles.

Realize your potential by creating, designing and delivering your own high quality, high impact training program with personalized coaching from the course facilitators.

Payment is due prior to the course start date.

Participants will:

  • Develop new insights and techniques that will strengthen their training content and approach
  • Promote learner participation and involvement by developing and designing curriculum to match diverse learning styles including in person and online facilitation
  • Develop and organize engaging experiential activities that ensure the achievement of learning objectives
  • Deliver an interactive training content and facilitation one active peer reviewed learning session

The Certificate in Design and Facilitation is designed for trainers, consultants, company trainers, subject matter experts, adult educators, contract workers, and tutors, and is ideal for:

  • Those who want to update their current trainer skill level
  • Those who want to develop confidence in delivering training
  • Those who want to develop skills to become a corporate trainer
  • Subject matter experts who seek the necessary skills to share knowledge
  • Those who have a learning and development component in their position (orientation/onboarding)
  • Those who want to broaden their facilitation skills

The delivery method for this course will include short lectures, participant interaction, small and large group work, individual and group presentations and reflection and will take place entirely online.

There is no prerequisite for this certificate program. 

All course materials are supplied. 

Cost: $2,500 total 


Delivery

This certificate offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of adult learning for individuals who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to design and deliver effective and engaging adult training programs.  It would be of interest for organizations interested in succession planning and transferring skills and knowledge.

  • Group Management
  • Effective presentations
  • Facilitation strategies
  • Using tools, technologies and techniques
    • e-learning  

Schedule

This program is scheduled on the dates below and will take place entirely virtually with synchronous (live) classes, co-facilitated by Laura Montigny Johnson and Joel MacDonald.

Module 1: May 31–June 1, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Module 2: June 14, 15, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Module 3: July 12, 13, 14, 15, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Module 4: August 9, 10, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Module 5: September 13, 14, 15, 16, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Module 6: September 27, 28, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (there may be an additional day added depending on number of participants).

To enroll please fill out the registration form or for more information, please contact pdp@upei.ca 

 

Courses

Principles of Adult Education

Module 1: Principles of Adult Education 

  • Historical Implications
  • Principles of adult education
  • Characteristics and motivations of the adult learner
  • Multimodal learning; visual, auditory, kinesthetic
  • Experiential education

Duration: Six (6) hours

The Adult Learner

Module 2: The Adult Learner

  • Introduce Kolb learning style inventory
  • The importance of safe spaces for learning
  • Diversity and inclusion in adult education
  • Unconscious bias
  • Instructional and facilitation strategies to establish inclusion in adult education

Duration: Six (6) hours

Designing Instruction for Adult Learning

Module 3: Designing Instruction for Adult Learning 

  • Introduction to instructional theories
  • Linking purpose and outcomes to design elements
  • Strategies and Techniques for reinforcing learning
  • Powerful Debriefing
  • Universal design for learning
  • Communities of Inquiry
  • Developing your toolbox

Duration: Twelve (12) hours

Assessment and Evaluation

Module 4: Assessment and Evaluation

  • Developing a needs assessment
  • Creating learning objectives and outcomes
  • Evaluation training and deliverables
  • Authenticity in online and direct deliveries

Duration: Six (6) hours

The Art of Facilitation

Module 5: The Art of Facilitation

  • Introduction to facilitation tools and techniques
  • Introduction to group dynamics
  • Phases of team development
  • Tools and tricks for powerful facilitation sessions
  • Managing challenging group dynamics
  • Icebreakers and Energizer

Duration: Twelve (12) hours

Implementation

Module 6: Implementation

  • Design a one hour facilitated session
  • Peer review and engagement
  • The use of powerful questions
  • Audience engagement and connection
  • Using power and influence 

Duration: approximately six (6) hours