The Philanthropic Quest Facilitator Certification
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If you have yet to participate in one of our in-person programs, you'll find all the information here.
You’ll answer a set of written questions about your experience of the Philanthropic Quest and your vision for using your certification if you are accepted, then have a private phone consultation with Jim or Pam. During the application process, we will work with you to make sure you are in a position to benefit from this program, with significant return on investment.
You'll get the curriculum “in your bones” and deepen your understanding of the process. See the retreat description for retreat content and tuition.
After returning home from your second workshop with us, you will deliver a Philanthropic Quest one-day program to a group of your choice, then prepare a brief report to us on what you learned along the way. (To streamline this for you, we will provide you with a structure for the report.)
You will also be expected to read What Kind of World Do You Want? and other selected resources, and to demonstrate your understanding of key concepts. We want to make sure you are well-grounded in this approach to the world. (We’ve seen how this grows a person’s confidence.)
Successfully completing this process qualifies you to be certified to offer Philanthropic Quest workshops and retreats within your focal organization and to the public.
The investment in the Certification Program is $6750 and includes:
Unless you make other arrangements with us, we expect you to complete the Certification Program within nine months of attending your second workshop. By the end of that time, you will be expected to have demonstrated to us sufficient mastery of the Philanthropic Quest core concepts and practices. If we see opportunities for improvement in your readiness to become a Certified Facilitator, we may require additional steps beyond what is described above.
Whenever you deliver a Philanthropic Quest workshop as a Certified Facilitator, there will be a materials and license fee of $700 per participant.
(If you are an independent consultant or facilitator, not working within an organization, please contact us for details on this specific to your situation.)
To renew your status as a Philanthropic Quest Certified Facilitator and keep yourself fresh with the latest developments in this work, you will attend one of our in-person programs every two years. Renewal is subject to mutual agreement.
A special note to CEOs and CDOs
When you have a Certified Philanthropic Quest Facilitator prepared to deliver this program internally within your organization or institution, you will be able to:
Some examples of how you could use this program on behalf of your institution or organization: