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CPL Facilitator Certification Program

 Are you passionate about bridging the political divide and fostering civil dialogue across different perspectives?  Do you want to enhance your communication skills and become a more effective facilitator, leader, or educator? If so, we invite you to apply for our new CPL Facilitator Certification Program.

To obtain this certification, applicants must successfully complete CPL Moderator Training, perform well on assessments that will evaluate their knowledge, skills, and attitudes as a facilitator, and log 30 hours of facilitation time, some or all of which can be done moderating at Crossing Party Lines events.

Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect when you earn this credential:

  • You will make a positive difference in your community and society by creating more opportunities for dialogue and deliberation among people who have different views and values, helping them develop mutual respect, understanding, and trust. You will also inspire them to take action on the issues that matter to them.
  • You will enhance your resume and stand out as a candidate who can communicate effectively, work collaboratively, handle diversity and complexity, and is committed to continuous learning and improvement.
  • With a clear understanding of the standards and expectations of quality facilitation, you will increase your confidence and competence as a facilitator or team leader.
  • You will have access to a network of peers and mentors who can support you in your professional development.


The training is free of charge, though we ask that our students moderate at least three CPL meetings as a show of appreciation. 

Certification, which involves additional assessments, coaching, and observation time, costs $295.

Don’t miss this chance to advance your career and make an impact as a facilitator of conversations between people with different ideologies and political views.

Upcoming Trainings:

SessionDatesRegistration Link
Winter 2024January 22 — March 3Registration Link
Summer 2024July 15 — August 25Registration Link
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