GPS Certification

November 30, 2023 - January 30, 2024

GPS Certification is the next level of GPS training and is designed to develop excellence and skilled leadership in the GPS Group Model. It is an opportunity for individuals who have completed the GPS facilitator training to refresh and refine their GPS facilitation skills. It is a dynamic, highly interactive and integrative learning experience that emphasizes hands-on practicum, discussion and advanced education in GPS in order to ensure the highest standard of competency and leadership in implementing GPS in diverse communities and settings.

GPS Certification is open to those who have completed the GPS Facilitator Training.

What to expect:

  • Receive personalized coaching and mentoring in the GPS Model with GPS Founders, Liz Friedman and Annette Cycon and GPS Master Trainers.
  • Receive support and advanced education in GPS facilitation skills and managing unique situations in your groups.
  • Build confidence and competence in implementing GPS to fidelity.
  • Receive guidance in implementing GPS with population-specific groups.
  • Develop culturally co-created GPS session plans for your unique community.
  • Have access to Advanced GPS Classes on topics such as managing difficult situations, co-facilitating, dealing with micro-aggressions, bringing GPS to perinatal communities, addressing equity and solidarity in GPS Groups, etc.

Certification components:

  1. Attend live GPS Certification Practicums on zoom
  2. Receive both in-person and written feedback utilizing evaluation metrics designed for each element of the GPS model
  3. Develop four GPS group session plans for your unique population
  4. Attend Advanced Education Classes on special issues and population-specific GPS groups

Scholarship Always Available

Preference given to those with lived experience, who serve BIPOC/People of Color, and those that commit to running a GPS group in their community.

"Being a GPS Group Facilitator has been an incredible journey of self-discovery and empowerment to me personally! Every time I leave a group and witness the growth of the group members, I am brought to tears. GPS has made me the best leader I can be."