Facilitator Training


The Weston Network offers a six month Tools for Facilitating Transformation training program that helps people become more effective facilitators and leaders of cultural transformation – within organizations, as well as with local and global social systems.

With a maximum number of 10 spots available for this upcoming program (March – August, 2022), you will receive close guidance from Joe Weston throughout the program. He will teach the subtlest aspects of the practices and concepts, give insights into the deeper wisdom of the work, as well as share techniques that result in a higher level of skill in facilitation and navigating resistance and challenges.

Graduates can integrate Tools for Facilitating Transformation with their own work, whether it’s in the fields of social change, facilitation, leadership, teaching, or advocacy.

Why Would I Apply?

We are living in an important historical moment. Leaders are needed at every level of our culture to ignite cultural transformation, to mend and create new types of relationships between each other, our planet, and with ourselves. The Respectful Confrontation© method and practices of Fierce Civility offer the tools for personal transformation that precedes and moves into cultural transformation.

The program is designed to promote the integration of knowledge, reflection, and action, allowing people to learn by going deep into the process.

There are now a dozen trained facilitators and eight certified apprentices in North America and Europe, in addition to teachers in the Middle East.

By joining in on this training, you become part of a community, and you increase your capacity for facilitating transformation in any context.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Deeper knowledge and experience of self
  • Chance to experiment with and embody the 4 Pillars of Resilient Power
  • Greater capacity to coach and lead others
  • Increased ability to navigate group dynamics
  • Empowered relationships with fellow trainees
  • Personal, hands-on teaching, coaching, and guidance from Joe Weston


Please contact Joe Weston.

Program Elements:

  • Two five-day trainings
  • Three coaching sessions with Joe Weston
  • Peer group and practice group sessions with fellow trainees and senior teachers
  • Final presentation of various aspects of training

Training Location & Dates:

Our plan is for these 5-day trainings to take place in person. This, of course, depends on the current status of COVID-19.


$3900 tuition + $800 room and board

Payment plans are available. For participants in the Apprenticeship Program in 2020, a discount will be offered.

For more information, contact us.

“This training is beautiful and transformative. I’m in awe of the depth of this teaching and Joe’s ability to meet each of his students where they are and serve them to fully inhabit their own true power. This was a training not only in the deep concepts underlying Respectful Confrontation but also deep training in the courage to be my full self. It’s training in radical resilience and the ability to meet the moment whatever the moment brings. It’s training in empowering oneself and everyone one touches, which strikes me as particularly relevant for this moment in history. This training was a joy! I left and immediately applied what I learned with my clients and in my intimate relationship. Not to mention, the people attracted to diving deeply in this work are some of the most appealing people I have ever met.”

— Amelia Perkins, Coach and Facilitator