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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.

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

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop is approved to receive CEU and CME credits as follows:

CEU Credit: 13.75 hours (1.35 CEUs)

CME Credit: 13.50 hours

(Credits are applicable for workshops led by CHI staff. Not applicable to participants in In-House training workshops conducted independently by a site.)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) through the joint providership of HonorHealth and Centering Healthcare. HonorHealth is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) to provide continuing medical education credits for physicians.

HonorHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.50 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME event is not supported by any commercial entity. Andrea Darby-Stewart, MD discloses she is an unpaid consultant and speaker for Prescriber’s Letter Editorial, has received honoraria from the Mayo Clinic, and is an unpaid board member of Centering Healthcare Institute. All other speakers and members of the planning committee have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

Registration Policy

Registration closes 6 weeks prior to workshop date. 

Centering Healthcare Institute reserves the right to cancel workshop based on insufficient registration by the deadline date. Participants are advised to wait to book travel or make lodging arrangements.


$995 / person

CEU credits for this workshop are 1.35 CEU or 13.75 credit hours.  

CEU credits are rounded down to the nearest half point.  The CEU here is incorrectly listed as 1.375 due to an automated calculation error. We are working to rectify the same. 

Applicable for workshops led by CHI staff. Not applicable to participants in In-House training workshops conducted independently by a site.

(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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