Fundamentals of Team Facilitation

Fundamentals of Team Facilitation provides a strong foundation for professionals who serve in the roles of Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Facilitator for a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) (regardless of their actual job title). This training will cover an overview of the MDT Facilitator’s role in the CAC/MDT model, an introduction to team development and skills for building trust and safety on the team. This virtual training is intended to fulfill the 8 hours of core training for MDT Facilitators required in the 2023 National Children's Alliance Standards for Accredited Members.

Target Audience

This training is open nationally to individuals with a primary or shared responsibility for facilitating the success of the MDT - i.e., tending to the relationships, communication and accountability of the MDT. Ideal participants will have been in their role for 6 months or less.

This training will enable participants to:
  • Identify the strengths and challenges of the CAC/MDT model.
  • Understand the importance of the MDT Facilitator role on MDTs.
  • Identify core responsibilities of the MDT Facilitator role.
  • Understand the importance of safety and trust on a team.
  • Apply strategies for building trust and psychological safety to their MDT.
Schedule - Stay tuned for upcoming cohorts.

This course includes two 5-hour sessions of live instruction via Zoom and approximately 2 hours of independent pre-work to complete 12.0 hours of total instruction. Please see upcoming training scheduled for 2022-2023 below. Applications will open one at a time.

Cohort #3 | Applications now closed. 

Sessions will occur Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 2:00pm HST | 10:00am - 4:00pm AKDT | 11:00am - 5:00pm PT | 12:00 - 6:00pm MT | 1:00 - 7:00pm CT | 2:00 - 8:00pm ET

  • Session 1: August 23, 2023
  • Session 2: August 24, 2023


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