Marlboro College offers new certification in training

MARLBORO — The Marlboro College Center for New Leadership recently announced an innovative training, facilitation, and consulting certificate in partnership with the Institute of Conservation Leadership at The Hallelujah Farm Retreat in Chesterfield, N.H.

The training capitalizes on the Center For New Leadership's national reputation for excellence in teaching and teacher training and brings together a team of instructors and coaches with 80-plus years of relevant experience with nonprofits, government agencies, and corporate clients. Together they have facilitated more than a thousand workshops, classes, retreats, planning processes, and community collaborations.

This intensive certificate is an opportunity to master the skills necessary to be a fearless facilitator and artful trainer.

"Each participant will expand their ability to facilitate real organizational change," said Dianne Russell, President of ICL and lead trainer. "We will help them understand the different ways adults learn, and change attitudes and behaviors. Participants will learn to design trainings and facilitate groups so that change can permeate and reshape organizations for the better."

The training is designed for independent consultants — especially those working with nonprofits; anyone who manages volunteers; those who provide training and capacity-building in their daily work; and people who want to provide excellent training and facilitation to their own organization, networks, or coalitions. It is also an opportunity for established professionals to advance their careers.

"There are incredibly skilled and passionate people working in nonprofits across the country," said national consultant Andy Robinson, who envisioned this training as an opportunity to train others and to leave the nonprofit community in better shape than he found it. "Many reach a point when they're ready to expand their horizons, but want to remain valuable to the nonprofit community. This training will give them the skills to do more for their organizations or start their own business doing the work they love, with organizations they admire, and get paid to do it."

The training will occur between October 2017 and April 2018, with two intensive retreats bookending five months of personalized coaching and monthly webinars.

Registration is open to participants nationwide and space is limited. The registration site has detailed information about the program and curriculum:

For more information, contact Julie van der Horst Jansen at 802 258-9204 or


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