Workshop Facilitator Training

Group Training Program (delivered Online) to help YOU create and facilitate educational workshops for Parents, Early Childhood Educators, Teachers and other Early Years Professionals. 

Registration is now closed

Who This Program Is For:

The Workshop Facilitator Training is designed specifically for experienced Early Years Professionals (Educators, Teachers, Instructors, Counsellors, Psychologist, etc) who want to learn how to create and facilitate educational workshops for parents, Early Childhood Educators, Teachers and other Early Years Professionals.

This training is for you if you:

✅ Have more than 8-10 years of experience in the Early Years field.

✅  Have a passion for learning, educating, sharing and creating.

✅  Want to help others by sharing your experience and expertise. 

✅  Want to broaden your impact and create positive impact in the Early Years field. 

✅  Are action oriented and ready to level up your creating and presenting skills.

This program includes:

  • Access to a supportive instructor via email throughout the duration of the program.
  • A workbook, templates and resources to support your learning and content creation.
  • 6 modules that take you through a proven system.

🖥 Access to the recordings for up to a year.

🎉 A bonus one-on-one consulting session with the instructor.

Program Outcomes:

At the end of this training you will be:

✅ Able to create unique educational professional development workshops.

✅ More confident at public speaking and presenting your ideas.

✅ Well prepared to facilitate and manage groups.

⭐️ A potential candidate to join our online workshop library, join our next Online Summit and added to our directory of Certified Workshop Facilitators (optional)

Program Dates:

April 2024 registration is now closed. We will announce new dates when the program is relaunched.


Introduction: Program Outline, Expectations and Addressing Mindset

In the introduction, you will get a walk through of the program outline and expectations. You will begin work on addressing your mindset and shifting your mindset to one that is a growth mindset which is necessary to succeed in the program.


Module One: Clarifying Your Philosophy & Workshop Topic 

During this module, you will learn how to identify and describe your core philosophies and beliefs about child development, and from there, select a workshop topic that you feel confident teaching to your niche audience.


Module Two: Outlining Your Workshop Content 

In this module, you will learn how to structure an effective workshop presentation, create an outline for your workshop presentation content, and choose specific stories, examples, discussion topics, and activities to utilize throughout your workshop to help make it engaging for your participants.


Module Three: Enhancing Your Presentation Skills

In this module, you will learn how to enhance your public speaking and presentation skills and confidence as a facilitator, best practices for being an effective presenter (both online and in-person), and how to avoid many of the common presentation mistakes that contribute to a negative experience for workshop participants.


Module Four: Enhancing Your Group Facilitation Skills

In this module, you will learn how to effectively manage the participants in your workshop (both online and in-person), create a safe space for participants, encourage discussions, and minimize disruptive behaviour among participants. 


Module Five: Finalizing Your Workshop & Participant Materials

In this module, you will finalize the content and the design of your workshop presentation, plus prepare any additional resources for your workshop participants. 


Module Six: Writing a Winning Proposal & Getting Hired

In this module, you begin to learn the basics of writing a proposal to help you get hired as a workshop facilitator.


Bonus Session: One-on-one Consultation Call

In this one-on-one call you get to ask about strengthening your workshop, writing your proposal and/or getting hired to maximize your success.


Your Program Facilitator:

Ana Valle Rivera 

Ana is a proud mother of three, a public speaker, a consultant, and the founder of Early Years Thriving. Since 2007 Ana has gained experience working with children and families using inclusive and trauma-informed approaches.

Through her passion for teaching, Ana has facilitated hundreds of educational workshops for thousands of ECEs, teachers, caregivers, and parents.

Through Early Years Thriving Ana provides leadership training in the form of Workshop Facilitator Training and she organizes yearly Online Summits for the Early Years community.

Ana has a background in ECE, a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Youth Care, and she is completing a Master's in Professional Education in ECE.

Learn more about Ana:

Testimonials From Past Participants:

Chris YR.

Early Childhood Educator

Ana was there every step of the way to support the participants. Ana facilitated several different ways for participants to receive support from her and the other participants.

Carli M.


I took Ana’s workshop on creating and facilitating workshops to help me build confidence in becoming a facilitator. Ana provided feedback and was always there to support me through building my workshop and presenting it. She answered any questions I had and gave me a lot of great advice. After I facilitated my first workshop with Ana she not only helped me during the facilitation process but also helped me understand how I could improve. After facilitating my second one I felt way more confident in my abilities and very well supported. Ana has also been willing to connect me with her wide-reaching network of organizations and individuals who hire early years facilitators. This has also increased my income potential. I recommend working with Ana and Early Years Thriving if you are seeking to start or level up as a facilitator. Ana is professional and easy to work with and genuinely cares about the success of the people she coaches. I look forward to facilitating with Early Years Thriving again!

Lobna A.


Attending the Early Years Thriving workshop about creating and facilitating workshops helped me as RECE and Early Childhood Leader ECL. It shaped my understanding of audience needs, facilitation methods, purpose and objective of facilitation for educators. Moreover, it opened a door for me to facilitate a workshop at the Early Years Thriving about micro-aggression in the ECE workplace. Working with Ana allowed me to facilitate with confidence and passion. Her motivation is highly appreciated as she believed in my potential and strengths and guided me with great tips to facilitate a successful workshop. Attending a workshop about creating and facilitating workshops was an eye-opener to learn more about adult education. It motivated me to enroll in the Adult Education Certificate program. Thank you Early Years Thriving and Ana for the great help for educators so they can learn, facilitate and thrive!

Rita T.


This program has helped me gain the confidence I needed in order to develop my own workshops. It has inspired me and opened my eyes to new possibilities in my future. The facilitating tips Ana provided were the little golden nuggets of the course. The templates are very user-friendly and I will definitely be using them in the future. Thank you Ana for creating a great 6-week course!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How soon do I have to apply?

Registration is now closed. 

Do you offer a Certificate of Completion?

Yes, any participant who successfully completes all the of training and assignments in this program will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

Do you offer a discount for groups?

No, we do not offer discounts to groups. Every participant in this program will receive the same level of support and coaching from the Program Facilitator, regardless of whether or not they have colleagues participating in the program with them. 

Can you guarantee that I will get hired as a Workshop Facilitator?

This training will only focus on content creation, presentation skills and facilitation skills. We cannot guarantee that you get hired as a Workshop Facilitator. Getting hired to create and/or facilitate workshops will depend on a variety of factors that we cannot control. We offer consulting and more training that focuses directly on writing proposals and getting hired.

What is your refund policy?

If you apply to join this program, our expectation of you is that you are committed to attending the live training sessions and completing all the work in a timely manner. The objective of our application process is help ensure you have an accurate understanding of program expectations and are likely to achieve the outcomes promised. If we are not confident in your ability to achieve the outcomes, we will tell you why and refer you to other trainings or programs that might be more suitable for you. Refunds will not be issued within one week leading up to the first training day.