View Dates Basic Facilitation Workshop

The magic of Centering stems from skillful and savvy group facilitation. This engaging two-day workshop will prepare you to launch your first group and gain confidence in your facilitative leadership through a variety of skill-building and interactive learning activities.

Participants will have two full days to practice facilitation and group management skills using proven Centering techniques such as mindful listening, Acknowledge, Refer, Return (ARR) and strategic questioning; plan and lead a Centering group experience; and receive valuable feedback. 


Together we will walk through a sample Centering visit and explore the basic principles underlying the group approach to CenteringPregnancy, CenteringParenting and CenteringHealthcare group care:

  • Essential Elements that define Centering
  • Three components of group visits for every patient population: Health Assessment, Interactive Learning and Community Building
  • Facilitative Leadership
  • Adult Learning Theory


The Basic Facilitation Workshop is a requirement for everyone who plans to facilitate Centering groups within a licensed Centering site and the first step to becoming a Certified Centering Facilitator. Attendees may include healthcare providers, nurses, medical assistants, health educators, behavioral health professionals, patient advocates, health profession students and residents and other new facilitators. All attendees will be full participants in the facilitation exercises over the two day workshop.  

Please note: Individuals or groups not ready to begin group care that are interested in learning more about the Centering model, system readiness for care transformation and the implementation process should consider attending an Information Seminar.

 12 Credit hours (1.2 CEUs)

If you are not part of a licensed Centering site and are interested in this workshop, please contact us at or 857-284-7570.


$850 / person

(This fee includes two full days of experiential learning; one copy of the Centering Facilitator’s Guide and notebook (if applicable); breakfast and lunch. You can request additional copies of Facilitator's Guides (CenteringPregnancy, CenteringParenting and CenteringHealthcare) in the pulldown option below, for an additional $50.00 per selection)
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