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Participant Centered Facilitation Workshop

April 17 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
April 18 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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April 17 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
April 18 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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1320 N Courthouse RD
Arlington, VA 22201 United States


We invite the Stand Together community to attend a comprehensive two-day training program focused on instructor-led, participant-centered facilitation. This program is tailored to those who are looking to elevate their professional development courses by creating engaging and interactive learning experiences for their participants.

Our esteemed instructor, Duane Lester, is a Certified Professional in Talent Development by the Association for Talent Development. With over two decades of training experience, including his time in the Navy, Duane is an expert in his field and has helped countless professionals hone their facilitation skills.

Joining Duane is Jhael Hakimian whom has a background in education and leads the grassroots new hire orientation bring her experience of working with diverse learners and coaching people on how to speak publicly. Jhael has worked with hundreds of AFP employees coaching them how to be effective messengers of our vision.

Jason Edson, a seasoned paramedic and Certified Master Facilitator, brings his extensive experience and passion for empowering others to our facilitation training program. Starting 15 years ago training his fellow firefighters and paramedics, his passion for empowering individuals and his belief in their extraordinary capabilities has been his driving force in training. With Jason’s guidance, participants can expect to be equipped with the skills required to bring their work the next level.

Meghan Norton, a skilled facilitator and educator with a background in copywriting and content creation, is dedicated to fostering civil dialogue and community-based solutions. Holding a master’s degree in public communication and technology, she brings a wealth of experience in teaching and deliberation. Meghan’s passion for volunteerism and localism will help participants create engaging and interactive learning experiences in our training program.

During this highly interactive training program, you will learn the latest facilitation techniques and strategies that have proven to be effective in creating engaging learning environments. You will also have the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals who are dedicated to elevating their skills in professional development.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your professional development to the next level. Join us for this intensive instructor-led, participant-centered facilitation training with Duane Lester. This program will provide you with the tools and skills you need to make your courses more engaging and impactful for your participants. Register today to secure your spot.

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Duane Lester

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Jason Edson

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Meghan Swella Norton

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