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The Essential
INDEPENDENT FACILITATOR

Training Program

Launch Your Career Serving Clients in
The Self-Determination Program

DO YOU WANT TO BE AN INDEPENDENT FACILITATOR, BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO START?

This first-of-its-kind online program teaches everything you need to know to be a rockstar independent facilitator for clients in California's Self-Determination Program.

Our training program is unique: it's designed to provide you with exceptional hands-on instruction followed by ongoing, individualized support as you launch your practice.

Nearly 400 participants have chosen a graduate of Guidelight Group's training program to be their independent facilitator for the Self-Determination Program. 

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Businesswoman

testimonials

“If you learn by doing this is the course for you! You get hands on experience with feedback from a leader in the field. You walk out of this course with more knowledge then most regional center personnel. You will be ready to start your own business and make a positive impact for those you work with!!!

THE 8-WEEK COURSE INCLUDES:

  • 8 live webinars with more than 16 hours of instruction going deep into the nitty gritty details of independent facilitation
     

  • 2 live group coaching and collaboration video calls
     

  • 3 private 1:1 coaching calls to use anytime you want (we recommend saving these for when you've started with your first client!)
     

  • Weekly readings and homework assignments to keep you on track and accountable
     

  • Case study examples of real Self-Determination participants
     

  • Templates for person-centered planning and spending plans
     

  • Checklists for each part of your role as an independent facilitator
     

  • A small cohort of like-minded colleagues who will become your network and support system as you build your business
     

  • Ongoing community support and feedback through an active alumni network on Slack

COURSE DETAILS

 

Format:
The coaching program takes place entirely online! We use Zoom and an online learning platform to make learning easy and accessible from your home or office.

Cohorts:

The course offered to a small cohort of about 15-20 individuals. Everything aside from the private coaching calls will be conducted in this collaborative and intimate group setting. Your cohort is a bonus feature- it is invaluable as an independent facilitator to have colleagues to rely on for resources, ideas, questions and moral support!

Learning level:

The program is intended for people who already have a solid understanding of the Self-Determination Program, and who are looking for extra support and encouragement to get their practice off the ground. We highly recommend participating in reputable introductory trainings, such as those conducted by the State Council, prior to seeking coaching if they are available in your area.

Future Cohorts:

Fall 2023: September 7 - October 26, 2023
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

SOLD OUT!

Winter 2024: February 22 - April 11, 2024
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Summer 2024: Tentatively planned for July 10 - August 28, 2024
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Summer 2024 dates still to be confirmed

 

Cost: $1,800.00

Includes 8 webinars, 3 private coaching calls, 2 group coaching calls, templates, checklists and ongoing community support.

- SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - 

for diverse applicants who will serve clients

in the San Diego region 

APPLY TODAY FOR 2023!

Each cohort of participants is selected based on a simple application process. Now enrolling for 2023!

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