FACILIT8me is a safe space for facilitators of all knowledge and experience levels, regardless of industry, to learn, network, and transfer their takeaways and lessons learned. Participants are empowered with new resources, meaningful discussions, and advice from trained professionals they can immediately put into practice. 


Whether you’re an internal staff facilitator primarily called on to facilitate one-on-one meetings, team meetings, staff meetings, committee meetings, or board meetings, or you’re an external consultant facilitator who primarily facilitates project/initiative meetings or full-scale strategic planning sessions, we think that filling your facilitation toolbox with various skills, techniques, and foundational methods is just as important as having the confidence to experiment with them. Ultimately, the goal is the same: to identify and learn from both your successes and challenges.


The mission of FACILIT8me (pronounced FACILITATE ME) is to create a relaxed and supportive community of practice ideal for learning and networking with fellow facilitators. Through our signature Association Facilitator Certificate Course, monthly Voices & Views video series, and a vibrant online community, not to mention all of the special meet-ups, lunch and learns, and happy hours we’ve deployed over the years, participants of all experience levels will feel empowered to put their newfound knowledge and insights to work in their own facilitations.


Exploring the very same techniques our facilitators use with clients, grow your facilitation knowledge, skills, and abilities through two days of hands-on practice of the three proven methods introduced during the Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods course: Focused Conversation Method, Consensus Workshop Method, and Action Planning Process. Complete this interest form to learn more about the training, if you are interested in attending a ToP Facilitation Methods course, or if you’d like to host a private course internally for your team.

Certificate Course

Interested in learning more about the FACILIT8me Association Facilitator Certificate Course? Please take some time to click on this link and read the provided information. (We've found that downloading the document to your device clears up any fuzzy text.)

If you like what you’ve read and want to know when we’ve begun recruiting for the next cohort of association facilitators, please complete this course interest form or share it with a colleague you think might be interested.

As we are working hard to create cohorts of association professionals at similar role/experience levels, we may not be able to accommodate your first preference for season and year. So please, when indicating your continued interest, select all that apply.

Finally, should you have additional questions about this course, please email us.


Self-assessment in our facilitation work is key to our continued growth and ultimately results in more successful group outcomes. That’s why we’ve developed and are providing to you at no charge this self-assessment tool. As you build your awareness of these eight domains and 50 associated competencies, you can begin to more intentionally grow your facilitation knowledge and apply it to your facilitation practice.

It’s important to note that this is a robust self-assessment tool. It may take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes for you to complete depending on your level of self-reflection throughout the survey. You are welcome to keep it open in your web browser and return to it as your schedule allows. If you close your web browser, however, your answers will be lost and you will be prompted to start over. 

Voices & Views

In 2023, we launched Season 1 of our Voices & Views video series. These are 20–25-minute roundtable discussions by facilitators, for facilitators. They include foundational information about a predetermined topic, as well as tips and tricks rooted in real-life examples and experiences. As the sessions are pre-recorded, you are welcome to listen to them as your schedule allows — either like a podcast or via video from your mobile device, tablet, or computer. Either way, we hope you will share and debrief them with other facilitators or team members. View the whole video series here


Can’t get enough facilitation resources? Would you benefit from a more consistent infusion of facilitation advice? Hoping to meet others on their facilitation journeys? Join our free Facebook community to connect with other facilitators and to engage in discussions on topics, tips, and resources each week that are sure to grow the knowledge, skills, and abilities that support your facilitation practice.