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HOPE Train the Facilitator Certification

Spread HOPE in your community

We would love to have you as the newest HOPE Facilitator who helps to bring HOPE to your community! After completing the Train the Facilitator Certification program, you will be able to deliver the Introduction to HOPE workshop out in the community. You will be a driver in spreading the core concepts of the HOPE framework with key partners, community members, and staff.

What you will learn

At the end of the Train the Facilitator Certification program, you will be certified to provide your version of the Introduction to HOPE workshop tailored specifically to your community and sector

Hear from HOPE Facilitators

Instead of educating communities solely on ACEs, we have included PCEs [positive childhood experiences] as a tool for moving forward. Using the building blocks, we have created action steps for moving forward with ACEs and PCEs research.
Alex Cory
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
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The HOPE [Train the Facilitator] training provides a much needed dose of positivity to balance out knowledge of ACEs [adverse childhood experiences]. This training complements other strength-based frameworks and validates its importance with solid evidence plus practical tools to start using right away.

Monet Borione
Marquette-Alger Child Abuse and Neglect County
If you know ACES this [HOPE framework] will tie it all together.
Alyssa M Ortega
YMCA of San Diego County
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We [as HOPE Facilitators] have trained many child care providers and helped them to understand that they can legitimately make a lasting impact in the lives of children. We help them focus on creating positive experiences for the children in their care. Interaction by interaction, they are able to improve outcomes for them.
Shannon Valles
Choices CCR&R
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I have been able to impact my organization and community by speaking about the HOPE framework beliefs and practices through workshops and seminars.

Aileen McCoy
Tampa Housing Authority-Building Hope Program
The most helpful aspects of the Train the Facilitator training are the materials that are ready-made, and the on-going supports. Hearing others who are presenting the materials share how they add in activities, and opportunities for live experiences is so valuable!
Lana Frisby
Valley Oak Children's Services
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It [Train the Facilitator Certification program] emphasizes the ability to be flexible and adjust facilitation techniques to meet the specific needs of the group. Also the ability to build confidence by gaining a solid understanding of facilitation techniques and getting constructive feedback from the practices [is useful].

Legna Ortiz
Tampa Housing Authority-Bulding Hope
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The HOPE Framework provides a solution-based method for solving the most critical problems facing our communities today. It gives community leaders HOPE when collaborating to meet the needs of its citizens and creates a win-win situation for everyone.
Monica Gallant
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley/Community Action for Safe Teens Coalition
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Cater to your audience, HOPE is flexible.
Audra Green
Meridian Library District
[I have] Brought awareness and interest to PCEs [positive childhood experiences]. People have been considering how Protective Factors and PCEs are connected and intersect.
Maria Cook
Early Childhood Support Network-Eastern Region

Are you ready to become a Facilitator?

To be eligible for the Train the Facilitator Certification program, we ask that you:

  • Be a seasoned trainer with experience providing trainings or workshops;
  • Have participated in an live Introduction to HOPE workshop, completed the Spreading HOPE online course, or be willing to complete the online course prior to program launch date. Note: registration for the Train the Facilitator program comes with complimentary access to the online course.

Each cohort will consist of 10-16 individuals working around the country in different sectors who want to Spread HOPE. Together, you’ll complete three virtual, interactive, hands-on sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks and end the program with a new HOPE certification. The program consists of three sessions each about two weeks apart with homework in between each session. The first session will be approximately 3 hours long. The following two sessions will each be 90 minutes and offer reflection and group sharing about the homework assignments.

The Train the Facilitator program costs $1,200 per person. Once completed, you will be certified to offer the Introduction to HOPE workshop and charge up to $1,500 per workshop. Certification also comes with the option of being listed on our website as a Facilitator for those looking for local trainers.

There are a limited number of scholarships available on a first come, first served basis for each Train the Facilitator cohort. If you are either self-employed or working for an organization with an annual operating budget under $250,000 without a staff development budget, please reach out to us for more details.

The Facilitator Certification is valid for one year. To maintain your certification and have access to ongoing support, resources, and office hours, we do ask all Facilitators to recertify each year. This involves reviewing new material that has been added in the past 12 months, tracking your Introduction to HOPE workshops on a shared drive, submitting evaluations, and submitting a $150 recertification fee.

Register for the next cohort

Each Train the Facilitator cohort will consist of 10-16 individuals and will complete three interactive, hands-on sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks.

Cohort 19

Session 1: October 10, 1:00 – 4:00 ET
Session 2: October 24, 1:30 – 3:00 ET
Session 3: November 7, 2:00 – 3:30 ET

Register for Cohort 19

Cohort 20

Session 1: November 14, 1:00 – 4:00 ET
Session 2: November 29, 2:00 – 3:30 ET
Session 3: December 13, 2:00 – 3:00 ET

Register for Cohort 20


If the times above do not work for your schedule, sign up to be notified when we open new cohorts.

Sign up for the waitlist

Contact us

Not sure if the Train the Facilitator Certification program is right for you? Reach out to us with any questions.

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