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FaciliTrainer Certification Program:
Earn Your CDFT Credential™

The FaciliTrainer Certification Program (FTCP) prepares individuals from school districts, health systems, local governments, colleges & universities, nonprofit organizations, and corporate partners with the skills necessary to educate others above diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. The FTCP builds internal capacity for these organizations to move beyond awareness of diversity, helping them launch and sustain initiatives that transform teams and change systems so that they are inclusive and promote equity. A fuller description of the scope of the FTCP follows. 

Important Dates for FTCP Cohort 15

The FTCP process is an intensive 12-day course for people who are able to plan and lead educational learning opportunities in their organizations and networks. Below are the dates for the components of FTCP Cohort 15, now enrolling (apply online). Further information about each component is found below.

Inclusion Institute for FTCP Cohort 15

  • October 3-5, 2019: The II/FTCP is an overnight retreat held in north St. Louis County, and begins at 9am on Thursday 10/3 and runs through Saturday 10/5 at 5pm. Candidates are expected to attend the entire retreat. All room and board is covered in the tuition and registration fees.

Training of Trainers Workshops

Training of Trainers (ToT) is a series of daylong workshops (8:30am-4:30pm) that develop the skills needed for the candidates to develop and deliver powerful educational opportunities in their organizations. These will be held at Youth in Need’s Wentzville Head Start & Early Head Start Location (1200 Continental Dr, Wentzville, MO 63385).

  • October 25 & 26, 2019: ToT Workshops 1-2

  • November 22 & 23, 2019:  ToT Workshops 3-4

  • December 6 & 7, 2019: ToT Workshops 5-6

(A makeup session for anyone missing part of ToT sessions will be scheduled before the Capstone Retreat.)

Capstone Retreat (Peer Workshops)

This will be an overnight retreat during which candidates will showcase their learning by fielding questions on the core social justice content covered during the FTCP and by co-leading a demonstration workshop of their own design for their colleagues in the process. It will be held at the same facility as the Inclusion Institute: 

  • January 23-25, 2020


The FTCP is comprised of three components: the Inclusion Institute (II), the Training-of-Trainers (ToT), and Peer Workshop Capstone.

  • The Inclusion Institute for the FTCP is a three-day retreat and is usually scheduled to run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Inclusion Institutes (II) are NCCJ’s full-immersion, retreat-style training programs for adults. The Inclusion Institutes tailor our core social justice content and provide an unparalleled experience for those taking the lead for more inclusive settings.

  • Training-of-Trainer (ToT) is the component that provides the theory, skills, and experience to create and lead effective workshops back in the candidates’ own organizations, helping them to reach others about diversity, inclusion & social justice. The ToT involves 6 daylong workshops that take place over a span of 3 to 4 months.

  • Peer Workshop Capstone Retreat represents the final component of the process, and is an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate and receive feedback on their skills as a FaciliTrainer. The Peer Workshop Capstone is a three-day retreat and typically runs on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Those who complete the FTCP are eligible to use the CDFT (Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer)™ credential, provided their certification is in good standing. Information on the recertification process can be found below.


The cost to register for the FTCP is $3,950. This price includes all tuition, fees, and materials, as well as room & board for the Inclusion Institute and the Capstone Retreat, and lunch/snacks at the ToT workshops.


Learn more:
Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer (CDFT) Credential
Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer (CDFT) Recertification

For more information, please email Christina Meneses.