What is it?

PEAK stands for Professional Education and Knowledge. PEAK 1: Core Facilitation Skills is a virtual program that provides transferable facilitation skills and ongoing professional development where participants obtain skills to facilitate dialogue that synthesizes and deepens learning in a variety of contexts for both virtual and in-person audiences.

Who is this for?

This program is for anyone who wants to improve their dialogue facilitation skills in order to better facilitate AFS educational programs, virtual and/or in-person meetings, training, workshops and other events. 

What you will learn?

In this program, you will learn about:

  1. The foundations of facilitation: an introduction to dialogue and the role of a facilitator.
  2. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and how it relates to facilitation.
  3. How to manage personal triggers and check your unconscious biases while facilitating.
  4. Key facilitation skills such as active listening, asking powerful questions and mirroring & summarizing.
  5. How to manage group dynamics and co-facilitation best practices.

What is the workload?

This is a 4 week program that consists of online content and in-person skills practice followed by a facilitation video and self reflection assignment.

💻 Online modules (2 hours per week) 
🧑‍💻 Zoom Sessions  (3 workshops of 2 hours each)
👉 Facilitation video and self-reflection capstone (~ 45 min)

Why apply?

PEAK 1: Core Facilitation Skills is an excellent professional development opportunity. Taking this course will enable you to obtain skills to facilitate dialogue that synthesizes and deepens learning in a variety of contexts for both virtual and in-person audiences. Additionally, you will have the chance to navigate deeper into intercultural learning content, expanding your knowledge and experience. Finally, you will have the opportunity to join a vibrant global community of facilitators, making connections with fellow educators and AFS volunteers and staff members from around the world.

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PEAK stands for Professional Education and Knowledge. It is designed to provide transferable facilitation skills and ongoing professional development to educators and AFS volunteers and staff.

If you are an educator or an AFS volunteer or staff and you are looking to improve your dialogue facilitation skills, we invite you to apply! This program is open to anyone who is interested and committed to taking their facilitation skills to the next level. Please fill out the application located at the bottom of this page.

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