Private, In-House Training

This certificate program prepares group leaders to develop and deliver dynamic workshops and training programs using the NewStart model of adult education. Completing the certificate provides group leaders with experiential learning tools and techniques applicable to a wide range of adult learning environments.

Benefits of contracting our services

  • savings in training fees per person
  • options to open seats to other agencies or community members
  • flexibility to set dates suitable to your needs
  • choice of training location

Who are these courses for?

  • Women, men and gender diverse individuals
  • 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

Contract agreement

A contract agreement outlining the details of the training will be provided by YWCA Toronto. 

Group Fee

The flat fee for Life Skills Coach for either Phase 1 (five days) or Phase 2 (five days) is $10,500. Additional expenses may be applicable based on location. We require a 10% non-refundable deposit when the contract is signed.

Number of participants

The fee covers up to 15 participants per training session and includes the New Dynamics of Life Skills Coaching, the Participant’s Workbook and all other training materials.


We can provide promotional materials and a course outline to assist with recruitment

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“A private in-house training allowed us to train supervisors and front line staff … together they set new standards for the quality and consistency of our Life Skills programs.”

“We filled a training session between a few agencies and trained all who needed it.”