Life Skills Coach Certificate

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.

RESOURCES: Phase 1 Course Outline, Phase 2 Course Outline, Phase 1-2 Brochure


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. 

  • 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


This five-day course provides the skills to facilitate group dynamics, address disruptive group behaviour and build confidence as a professional group leader. It is recommended that participants accumulate 60 hours facilitating Life Skills groups before attending this program. A mandatory pre-requisite for this program is Phase 1 - Foundations of Life Skills Coaching.

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Understand the principles and application of the Life Skills model

  • Understand the structural components of lesson design

  • Be able to identify the impact of behaviour in groups

  • Understand appropriate interventions for challenging behaviour

  • Understand about the roles and responsibilities of Life Skills coaches

  • Create a path for continued professional development

Course Fee: $975 regular / $675 students*
*Student fee available only for Toronto Sessions. Proof of student transcript required


  • 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

Courses are offered throughout the country. Please refer to the Life Skills Training Schedule & Registration Form for details on courses and locations.

416.269.0091 x270
416.531.3907 (fax)
1.866.460.5595 (Toll free number)

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