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Certification Program

Leadership Trainer's Certification Program is a one-of-a-kind, immersive, engaging, hands-on, trainer preparation experience that is guided by four objectives:

(1) Prepare you to facilitate amazing and impactful trainings rooted in dynamic, culturally relevant, and learning-oriented facilitation techniques - specifically ​experiential activities and reflective dialogue;

(2) Engage you in purposeful critical self-reflection and identity exploration;

(3) Utilize leadership scholarship to advance your own understanding and practice of leadership;

(4) Cultivate a community of other trainers and facilitators.


By effectively completing Leadership Trainer's Certification Program, you will become a knowledgeable, skilled, and dynamic Certified Master Trainer who can facilitate diverse training experiences in which your participants can access the training message and material, internalize their learning, and then apply that learning to their own practice.

How can we expect the next generations of leaders to navigate the challenges we will inevitably face, if the trainers and facilitators of today are ill-prepared to facilitate their leadership development?

We can’t. We shouldn’t!

Leadership Trainer's Certification Program ​will prepare you to serve as an exceptional trainer - the kind of facilitator that your participants crave - because of how engaging, dynamic, and impactful your training experiences have become!

This program is intentionally designed as an immersion into dynamic training tactics and facilitation techniques. We utilize a curated and powerful 'training story' methodology to ensure your trainings have a comprehensive design and flow that maximizes learning for your participants.

In pursuit of earning your Certified Master Trainer credential, you will become a savvy facilitator who can dynamically train and develop your participants in multiple contexts: one-to-one and small group engagements; retreats and conference presentations; workshops and seminars; academic courses, diverse continuing education programs, and more!

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Leadership Trainer Certification Programs 

A 3.5-day all-inclusive retreat-style experience.

A strategic combination of virtual engagement and a mini-retreat.

A LTCP designed for women who identify as Latina

Building Leadership And Creating Knowledge - a LTCP designed for participants who identify as Black men.

What's Included in all of the

Leadership Trainer Certification Programs: 

Curated Curriculum

This is the most comprehensive leadership train-the-trainer experience on the market. We specifically craft a curriculum to meet the leadership development and training needs of the participants for each and every Certification Program. We want you to know this leadership material—the theories, practices, and facilitation skills essential to training others in leadership. More importantly, we want this leadership material integrated into your own healthy leadership ​habits.

Connected Community

Like all great leadership and professional development experiences, this program is an opportunity to cultivate relationships and expand your network of other leadership educators passionate about leadership training and development. Our strong sense of community is a hallmark of the Leadership Trainer Certification Program.

Engaged Learning

The Leadership Trainer Certification Program is a hands-on learning experience. We learn by doing. We have crafted this experience to be a safe space and learning laboratory. We encourage our participants to experiment with applying leadership theory to their facilitation practice, employing diverse leadership skills, actually facilitating experiential learning activities, and hosting reflective dialogue.

Scholarships & Grants

Our 'friendly financial model' makes it easy for you to say, "yes!" Prior to the Certification Program, we offer scholarships—with 90% of our participants receiving funding. Following the Certification Program, after becoming a Certified Leadership Trainer, our graduates have an opportunity to apply for grants to support their leadership training programs and initiatives.

Expert Facilitators

Our expert facilitators are leadership scholars and seasoned professionals who have years of experience training and teaching leadership in diverse contexts and formats. We love leadership! More importantly, we are energized by the opportunity to train you to be a knowledgeable, proficient, and dynamic leadership trainer.

Online Resources

In addition to the hands-on learning, each participant has access to an incredible online library of resources including videos, worksheets, and more. Our private Certified Leadership Trainer hub is a home-base for everything you need to further enhance your leadership-training learning!

Year-Round Leadership Learning

The Certification Program experience is just the beginning! We offer year-round opportunities to continue your leadership learning and engagement after becoming a Certified Leadership Trainer. This includes monthly Jam Sessions, a private facebook group, and reduced prices for our other leadership training programs and resources.

Leadership-Training Coaching

Certified Leadership Trainers receive two leadership-training coaching sessions in advance of their first leadership trainings after completing the program. These are designed to ensure you are prepared to shine and deliver exceptional leadership training experiences for your participants.

Training Manual

Every participant receives our 330-page Training Manual that has been specifically written to compliment this program. It includes overviews of leadership theories, leadership practices, and facilitation skills - as well as reflection space, case studies, and more!

Our Very-Friendly Financial Model

The Leadership Trainer Certification Program costs between $2,200 - $2,600.

We understand that this amount may be cost-exclusive for many of our participants.

We have created an exciting, friendly financial structure that includes:


Scholarships can reduce the program to only $1,200!

90% of our participants receive scholarships!


Upon becoming a Certified Master Trainer, our participants can apply for exclusive grants to support their leadership programming.

With Scholarships and Grants, the cost of the
Leadership Trainer Certification Program
could be $0!

What Our Participants Say:

“It was fun. It was challenging. We felt because of the challenge the need to rely on each other so there was a lot of connection and networking that happened and I really think that I’m leaving here today with new, strong, long lasting friendships.” - Six, 2019

“This experience has been completely transformational for me.” - Erika, 2019

“I am critically engaged and asked to reflect along the way where most conferences your only reflection is an assessment at the end.” - Terrian, 2022

“I was never a confident person and [others] could feel that during day 1 and day 2… but now, I absorbed so much knowledge from this experience that I feel it and I know that I can use it every single day.” - Reba, 2019

“We live in a climate now where we keep waiting for someone to come in and rescue us… but I think what I’ve learned the most is that I go back to my community and it starts with me.” - Habibah, 2019

“This has been quite a life changing experience for me. We learned so much not only about how to train others, but about ourselves and our leadership skills.” - Flor, 2019

“Honestly this is the best training I have ever been to.” - Wanda, 2019

“I am leaving more authentic, more self-reflective.” - Aura, 2019

“Not only did we leave with hands-on practical resources and experiences but we also built a community.” - Jagan, 2022

“I have grown professionally… looking at facilitation from a different lens. Not as a professor in a classroom being so much more conventional but making a deliberate or intentional decision to facilitate.” - Nicole, 2022

“What was really unique about this experience is that we didn’t just go through the narrative approach to facilitation but we also experienced it with some of our deeper dives… like identity exploration components that helped us see how and who we are in order to apply that to our facilitation.” - Robin, 2022

“I’ve definitely grown and gotten out of my comfort zone through this program.” - Justin, 2022

“I think you’re going to get so much more out of this training than you ever thought you possibly could.” - Erica, 2022

“Coming to this training together allowed me the opportunity to bounce ideas off of my colleague.” - Jamal and Heaven, 2022

“The fact that they’re not just teaching experiential learning but they’re doing that through experiential learning… I can already see how the learning will be different and more enriched by following this method.” - Sarah, 2022

“The most meaningful portions of this experience have been the opportunities to put into practice what we’ve been learning. We’ve broken off into small groups and practiced aspects of the narrative training approach. And we’ve gotten feedback from people which has been really valuable.” - Rachel, 2022

“I wanted to be a part of this because this is such a unique program. There are very few, if any, leadership trainer opportunities. Most of the time we are learning to be great leaders.. but we aren’t learning how to facilitate workshops… the unique skillsets and tools and framework to actually facilitate really good leadership training opportunities.” - Chantelle, 2022 Master Trainer

“With the narrative approach and experiential learning you get to see real-time application of what folks learn and that’s the difference with Leadership Trainer.” Daymyen, 2022 Master Trainer

“The Leadership Trainer Certification Program is so important because these are things that you don’t necessarily naturally have. You’re not born knowing how to train or lead others in many cases. People are more effective if they a strategy or framework to work from. We utilize the narrative framework and guide folks through the different stages of that framework and then give them hands-on tactical skills that they can then apply in their own settings.” - Sarah, 2022 Master Trainer

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Contact Us

Prefer to contact a Leadership Trainer directly? Call Jonathan at 609.915.4115 or email him at [email protected]

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