Facilitator Training

Whether running roundtables under your own PeerSpectives license or someone else’s, attend PeerSpectives facilitator training to learn the protocol, tips and tricks for effective and productive sessions. The skills you pick up are also invaluable for other areas of your professional and personal life.

Facilitator Training

Whether running roundtables under your own PeerSpectives license or someone else’s, attend PeerSpectives facilitator training to learn the protocol, tips and tricks for effective and productive sessions. The skills you pick up are also invaluable for other areas of your professional and personal life.

Who should attend PeerSpectives facilitator training?

Future facilitators of PeerSpectives roundtables are required to be trained by the Edward Lowe Foundation under an active license. First-year licenses include training for one person; cost is $300 each for additional trainees or those wanting a refresher when renewing a license in the future.
Individuals who will be marketing your roundtables are encouraged to attend PeerSpectives training. They’ll receive invaluable knowledge for developing marketing materials and answering questions from prospective members.
Anyone who leads group meetings will benefit. Individuals seeking professional development may receive training for $800 per person. Because a PeerSpectives license is required to run roundtables, contact us if facilitation opportunities arise in the future (training is not refundable).
Future facilitators of PeerSpectives roundtables are required to be trained by the Edward Lowe Foundation under an active license. First-year licenses include training for one person; cost is $300 each for additional trainees or those wanting a refresher when renewing a license in the future.
Individuals who will be marketing your roundtables are encouraged to attend PeerSpectives training. They’ll receive invaluable knowledge for developing marketing materials and answering questions from prospective members.
Anyone who leads group meetings will benefit. Individuals seeking professional development may receive training for $800 per person. Because a PeerSpectives license is required to run roundtables, contact us if facilitation opportunities arise in the future (training is not refundable).

What does PeerSpectives facilitator training involve?

Training is held at the foundation’s Big Rock Valley retreat center for two nights and three days. Lodging and meals are provided by the foundation during the training. Transportation to and from the retreat center is the responsibility of the attendee.

Note: Due to changing COVID-19 regulations, please contact us regarding the format of upcoming training sessions (e.g., virtually via video conference or in person).

Training sessions are offered twice yearly:

    • March 23-25, 2021
    • November 9-11, 2021
    • Dates in 2022 to come


Note: The foundation’s facilities are currently closed due to COVID-19 regulations. Please contact us regarding future training sessions as they may be conducted virtually via video conference or in person. The following is based on in-person training at the foundation’s retreat center at Big Rock Valley.

Day 1

Guests arrive between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Training begins with introductions and an orientation at 4:00 p.m. Included is a look at second-stage companies, and the qualities you should be aware of when offering services to them. Depending on weather, either a campfire or indoor fireplace is set up for networking. This interaction is encouraged to make the most of your peers.

Day 2

The PeerSpectives protocol is examined in detail. Learning is conducted through videos, presentations and practice in small groups and individually. Again, either a campfire (weather permitting) or indoor fireplace is available for post-session networking.

Day 3

The training culminates in a final practice session. Participants perform the role of facilitator using a roundtable case study and receive feedback. Training ends at noon Eastern.

Note: Throughout the training, attendees participate in small and large group discussions as well as experiential exercises. The foundation focuses on second-stage companies and creates programs to benefit their growth. For that reason, PeerSpectives training assumes roundtable participants will be second-stage business owners, CEOs or presidents; however, the protocols may be adapted for other audiences.