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Facilitator Training

Facilitator Training is a two day course that trains individuals to facilitate support and education groups. Participants include individuals from not-for-profit organizations, government employees, organizations supporting individuals with disabilities, self-help/peer groups, and others.

For more information please call CMHA at 403-342-2266. You can download the PDF registration form for the June and October Courses here: CMHA Facilitator Training June 8 & 9 and Oct 12 & 13 2017.

The Facilitator Training course is designed to meet the training needs of people facilitating time limited and on-going groups or courses. Each participant will receive training material including the complete course and additional resource sheets that you will be able to use as you facilitate groups of your own. The course features both lecture and experiential learning activities. A course attendance certificate will be awarded to those who complete the training.

The Facilitator Training course is offered over two consecutive days during which time the focus is on developing or honing the skills and knowledge needed to successfully facilitate groups.  A one day course is being planned for individuals who are seeking assistance creating groups and are new to facilitation.

Day 1

  • Establishing intentions, personal responsibility and group agreements
  • Setting the tone: content vs. process
  • Defining facilitation
  • Defining ourselves as facilitators
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Core values, assumptions and principles of facilitation

Day 2

  • Group process
  • Behaviours that enhance or hinder groups
  • Whether/When Why and How to intervene and practice scenarios
  • Working with a co-facilitator
  • Working together practice
  • The importance of feedback and evaluation

The course meets from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the CMHA Learning Annex, Room 400, First Red Deer Place (ATB Building) in downtown Red Deer. There will be a one hour lunch break each day as well as 15 minute breaks in both the morning and afternoon.. Lunch is on your own.


There is a $175 fee for the course. Early enrollment is advised as this course often fills shortly after being announced. If you need to cancel your registration, we refund fees on a case by case basis,depending on timing and other factors.

The tuition fee reflects our costs to deliver this course. If the price is an obstacle, please contact us as we may have bursaries available to offset some of the cost for individuals without agency/organizational sponsorship. CMHA is willing to offer this course outside of Red Deer. Feel free to call us about that possibility.

2017 Courses:

  • June 8&9
  • October 12&13


Attendance is limited to 20 participants.

For more information call us at 403-342-2266.


CMHA Learning Annex
First Red Deer Place (ATB building)
4911 – 51 Street, Suite 400
Red Deer, AB


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