The Art of Facilitation: Foundations of Transformational Leadership

Tap into your own innate gifts, and embrace leading intuitively from a place of authenticity.

Our Art of Facilitation retreat introduces coaches, leaders, teachers, and facilitators of all types and modalities to a toolbox of foundational “soft skills” to help you deepen your leadership ability.

For 25 years, the team at Northern Edge Algonquin has hosted transformational experiences in nature for all types of groups and individuals. This led us to co-create the Way of the Circle, a flexible and universal framework for shared leadership that has been at the heart of our retreats and enabled us to step into our role as a centre for transformational leadership.

“… The Edge has shown me how to support a deeper level of connection and unity within groups and to listen deeply for the threads being woven and the ways in which we might invite them forward during an experience.”

– Courtney Sinclair

While there are many programs and certifications available to become a leader, teacher, or facilitator of a method, practice, or activity – these tend to focus on content, the “what.” Our focus is on “how” – the universal, fundamental elements that are the building blocks of authentic leadership.

Explore a deeper level of Transformational Leadership:

More than learning and discussion, we will actively:

For years, we’ve imagined teaching facilitators all about retreats and how to lead & market them. This program builds the foundations of facilitating all types of group experiences, and is designed for leaders from all walks of life.

All-Inclusive Pricing Includes:

  • Art of Facilitation professional development program and certificate of completion.
  • Materials including our Art of Facilitation workbook, the Way of the Circle: the Alchemy of Shared Leadership, and “Break the Iceland,” a book of ice breaker prompts.
  • 4 days / 3 nights of meals & accommodations at our one-of-a-kind retreat centre on the Edge of Algonquin Park.
  • Pre-and-post retreat zoom calls and online community-building with our facilitator community.


  • Personal & Professional Development Program: $750/person (Save $150: register before 2021!)
  • Meals & Accommodations: from $899/person depending on choice of cabin.


  • April 29 – May 2, 2021
  • September 23 – 26, 2021

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