Life Skills Coach Certificate Phase 1:

Foundation of Life Skills Coaching

Life Skills is an indispensable training program for group leaders, coaches and facilitators delivering adult learning programs.

The Life Skills Coach Certificate training programs are rooted in the principles and philosophy of the Saskatchewan NewStart model of adult education and utilize the lesson plan as a template for designing experiential workshops that engage learners cognitively, physically and effectively.

A printable flyer for the Certificate program can be downloaded via PDF.

Phase 1 - Foundation of Life Skills Coaching

This five-day course provides the basic skills and tools to design and deliver meaningful, experiential Life Skills workshops. Participants who meet the course requirement will earn a Phase 1 Certificate. 

At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand their individual learning style
  • Improve their presentation skills
  • Understand the 6-step problem-solving strategy
  • Understand the stages of group development
  • Know how to adapt lesson content and facilitation skills to different group needs

Course Fee: $975 regular / $675 students*

Course materials include The NEW Dynamics of Life Skills Coaching textbook.

*Student fee available only for Toronto Sessions. Proof of student transcript required.

Who this course is for

  • Women and men
  • Professionals, students, consultants, trainers
  • New and experienced group leaders in health care, social services, employment, youth, disabilities, corrections, human resources
  • Facilitators who want to improve their leadership skills and confidence
  • Group leaders who want to design and deliver their own workshops
  • Supervisors who want to improve group motivation and dynamics
  • People seeking professional development
  • Students or professionals entering community or social work


“Focused, intense and fun. Training at its best!”

“I finally realized the reasons behind the uneven participation I get from my clients in group activities.”

"Phase 1 enlightened me, but Phase 2 transformed me."