R+R Facilitator Training


Facilitation in action


SWOVA provides facilitation training to deliver the Respectful Relationships (R+R) program and the skills learned can also be used in many areas of life and work.  SWOVA  offers both an online facilitation training program or a 5-day live training program. SWOVA has always prided itself on the training it provides facilitators interested in delivering the Respectful Relationships (R+R) curriculum. Now with the new online R+R facilitator’s training, participants can cover the material at his or her own pace (within a 6-week period of time), have individual coaching support and group calls, and practice facilitation skills within their own community. All from the comfort of one’s home computer.

Read ‘On Being an Adult Facilitator’ by Kevin Vowles


Benefits of online training are numerous and clearly documented to be:

  1. Affordability – Once the online training is more affordable and permits participants to take the training. It is not as dependent on volume of participants in order to deliver the training.
  2. Time – There is always a time and a way to make online training happen. Although SWOVA has added a personal contact component to the training, it is much more flexible and can begin when the time suits the learner. It allows the participant to determine when the training will fit into their life rather than having to fit their life around the training.
  3. Convenience – Everyone has very busy professional and personal lives. To travel for training, uproots one from the rhythm of their daily life. This can be disruptive not only for the individual but for one’s family and work place colleagues. Through online training, you can build it into breaks during your work routine, or manage it solely at home in your off hours. You negotiate how it will work for you.
  4. Reliability – SWOVA developed this training. It includes re-enacted scenarios, online quizzes, links to noteworthy video clips, and reputable current research links. Because SWOVA owns this online curriculum they can update it regularly, as they do the R+R curriculum for youth. You can be sure that you are accessing a current curriculum that has been endorsed by SWOVA and adheres to the values and principles of the organization.
  5. Personal Contact – SWOVA firmly believes in the value of relationships. Consequently, it makes sense that SWOVA’s Online R+R Facilitator’s Training includes a human element. Not only do you have the online curriculum to follow and the actual R+R curriculum and related DVDs, you have personal contact weekly with a moderator during group calls, who also provides some one on one coaching throughout the 6-week training and one session post-training. Learning as a cohort provides support during the weekly calls and unites an ongoing community of practice post training.


The items covered in the training include:

* How the R+R program is delivered;
* Facilitation training;
* Creating a safe and respectful atmosphere within a group;
* How to facilitate workshops on sexism, racism and homophobia;
* How to support youth to improve self awareness, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence;
*Strategies for working in challenging situations.

The cost for online training is $1,550 per person.


We also offer a 5-day, live interactive and experiential training delivered by two experienced trainers.  Please contact SWOVA for further information and costs.