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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.

Over 500 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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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 22 hours of instruction going deep into the nitty gritty details of independent facilitation

  • Bi-Weekly office hours
     

  • 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
     

  • Customized tools and templates 
     

  • Vast downloadable resource library
     

  • 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 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.

Upcoming Cohorts:

Summer 2024: July 10 - August 28
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

*Limited spots available!

*$400.00 early registration discount available until April 15, 2024 (early enrollment cost of $1800.00).

Fall 2024: October 2 - November 20

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Cost: $2,200.00

Includes 8 webinars, 3 private coaching calls, 2 group coaching calls, bi-weekly office hours, templates, tools, downloads, and ongoing community support.

APPLY TODAY FOR 2024!

Each cohort of participants is selected based on a simple application process. Now enrolling for 2024!

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