Open Programme: Certified Career Conversations Facilitator Training

Become a Champion of Career Growth with Our Open Programme: Certified Career Conversations Facilitator Training

Are you a seasoned professional with a penchant for nurturing talent, guiding career paths, and making a positive impact on organisations? If so, our 12-week certification programme is designed for you.

Programme Highlights:

Equip yourself with strategies for long-lasting behavioural change.

Master the art of making career training sessions both effective and delightful.

Gain access to a wealth of tools, resources, and a vibrant professional community to support your journey.

Registration is open from Monday 4th December until Friday 22nd December. Book before Friday 15th December and you will receive a special 20% off early bird discount.


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Creating a culture which values learning and professional development

Who Is the Open Programme Certified Career Conversations Facilitator Training For?

If you have experience managing teams and have presented to groups, this is your chance to:

  • Become more skilled and confident in having career conversations.
  • Help others take ownership of their professional development.
  • Empower managers to have these career conversations.
  • Develop strategies to balance the organisation’s needs with individuals’ aspirations.

What’s Included in the Certified Facilitator Programme?

The Certified Facilitator Programme combines self-paced learning with dynamic live online workshops.

Open programme certified career conversations facilitator training timeline

Introduction workshop – Get to know your fellow participants, our programme structure and the expert team. This sets the stage and manages your expectations upfront so you can make the most of the programme.

Bi-weekly live online workshops – Participate in four, 2-hour live interactive workshops. This is where we (i.e., Antoinette and Team AO experts) take you through a key part of the programme so you can put the things you’ve learnt into action. You learn with us and get to ask questions or obtain feedback along the way. Can’t make it? Don’t worry. All sessions are recorded for watching back at your convenience.

Self-paced modules – Complete practical assignments through our learning portal, featuring real-world case studies, ‘bite-sized’ learning tips, interactive activities and collaboration with your fellow participants. We take you through the programme step-by-step, through extremely helpful, actionable, bite-sized videos you can work on at your own pace. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the programme. Each module takes 3-4 hours on average.

1:2:1 support – You will receive personalised mentoring support to help you apply what you’ve learned to your unique situation and to prepare for your delivery practice. This is your opportunity to ask questions about your situation and gain personalised feedback.

Delivery practice – Lead a sample session using the materials and approaches covered in the programme. You’ll get to use the Facilitator Kit, slides, and all the tips and tricks we’ve discussed. You’ll receive constructive, detailed feedback from your peers and Team AO experts ensuring you’re fully prepared to lead meaningful career conversations training.

Resources and materials

Certified Career Conversations Facilitator Kit

In addition to the online resources, you will receive:

  • Antoinette Oglethorpe’s award-winning bestselling book, Confident Career Conversations. Empower your employees for career growth and retention.
  • A comprehensive Career Conversation Toolkit and Confident Career Conversations Workbook in hard copy and digital format.
  • Certified Facilitator Kit with PowerPoint slides, activities and a facilitator guide with key learning points, helpful tips and timeframes for effective delivery.

Institute of Leadership

Upon successful completion of our programme, you’ll receive “Institute Approved” status and the privilege of becoming a member at the Member Grade (MIoL) with the Institute of Leadership. To achieve the “Institute Approved” status, you will need to complete all modules and pass a final evaluation that includes multiple-choice questions, case studies, and a presentation.


You will achieve full certification by delivering your first programme within 3 months and submitting a minimum 1000-word report reflecting on your experience.

Ongoing support & development

As part of our Certified Facilitator Community, enjoy unlimited email support, exclusive webinars, and supplementary training.

Excellence Exchange

A firm favourite among our Certified Facilitators is the Excellence Exchange. You’ll have the opportunity to join your peers and meet up once every month to gain feedback, work out problems and ask questions. This is a great way of making some valued connections as well as sharing ideas, resources and best practices.

Not just another training programme, the different modules of our programme are designed to give you:

  • A comprehensive grasp on driving meaningful career conversations.
  • Strategies to inspire genuine behavioural change and nurture a culture of continuous learning.
  • Insights on facilitating actionable solutions on both personal and organisational fronts.
  • Techniques to deliver brain-friendly, inclusive training sessions that cater to diverse needs.

Your Investment

Our Certified Facilitator Programme is a pivotal investment in your future and the organisations you support. Choose from our Fundamentals, Mastery, or Elite packages and start your transformation journey.

Each offer includes our standard programme which comprises:

  • Introduction workshop
  • Four 2-hour live online workshops
  • Self-paced modules through our learning portal
  • Delivery Presentation Day
  • Antoinette Oglethorpe’s book, Confident Career Conversations. Empower your employees for career growth and retention.
  • A comprehensive Career Conversation Toolkit and Workbook
  • Certified Facilitator Kit
  • AO Certification.
  • 1 year’s membership at the Member Grade of the Institute of Leadership (MIoL)

Unlimited email support, exclusive webinars, and supplementary training materials at a 30% discount.

Fundamentals Package – £2,950 + VAT (valued at £5,140 + VAT)

Standard programme plus:

  • One 1:2:1 coaching session with a Team AO expert
  • 3 months access to Excellence Exchange
Mastery Package – £3,950 + VAT (valued at £6,890 + VAT)

Standard programme plus:

  • Three 1:2:1 coaching session with a Team AO expert

6 months access to Excellence Exchange.

Elite Package – £5,950 + VAT (valued at £9,890 + VAT)

Standard programme plus:

  • Six 1:2:1 coaching session with a Team AO expert
  • 12 months access to Excellence Exchange.

Your journey starts with a confidential 30-minute informal Discovery Call to discuss the open programme. View available times and book your 30-minute slot now.

Our Impact

Certified Facilitators - World Health Organisation
Case Study

This workshop is exceptional on all fronts. It empowers employees with solutions-focused career conversations and provides a practical toolkit ready for use. Especially helpful for trainers addressing resistance to change. ~ Rosie Innes, UNHCR

The training perfectly combined theory with hands-on practice, ensuring real-time application from the outset. ~ Renuka Patel, the BMJ

With the Facilitator Programme materials, we're ready to kick off our first Career Conversations Workshop. Everything's set to go. ~ Sara Canna, WHO

The breakout sessions were invaluable for peer-to-peer discussions. The feedback from facilitators was top-notch! ~ Cat Chatfield, The BMJ

The course was impactful with its focus on actionable strategies. It went beyond theories, offering tangible tools for immediate career application. ~ Natalie Bryan, The BMJ

Thanks to the programme, I'm more confident. The brain-friendly techniques and structured guidance will greatly aid my workshops. Plus, learning from Antoinette and Clare was invaluable. ~ Julianna Soos, International Agency for Research on Cancer

Institute of Leadership Approved Programmes

All our Career Development and Mentoring Programmes have been awarded ‘Institute Approved’ status by the Institute of Leadership.

Register your interest

Register your interest for our next Certified Career Conversations Facilitator Open Programme. We will contact you when registration for the next programme opens.

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