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Satyana Institute

P.O. Box 1324
Freeland, WA 98249
United States

Tel: 1.303.588.7715

Professional Facilitator Training

Training Information and Application

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International (GERI) Training.

The GERI training in the United States is being planned to begin in June 2018. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting and organizing a training in your country.

This training is for therapists, health care professionals, spiritual and religious leaders and seekers, activists, community leaders, and students, as well as facilitators and trainers involved in peacebuilding, reconciliation, conflict resolution, and gender justice. Adults of all faiths, sexual orientations, race, national and ethnic origin, and cultural backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.

This Training offers three (3) different Tracks. On the application form you will be asked to choose the track you are interested in pursuing.

Track I is the foundational training program in Gender Equity and Reconciliation. This Track is a deep immersion into gender and is a requirement that all trainees must fulfill. It may be taken on its own without pursuing any further tracks. Track I does not certify you as a Gender Equity and Reconciliation Facilitator. You must apply at the end of Track I and be accepted into Track II and subsequently into Track III to become a candidate for certification as a Gender Equity and Reconciliation Facilitator.
Track II, Internship Program, is for those who have successfully completed Track I and wish to deepen their learning, or work toward becoming facilitators of Gender Equity and Reconciliation. (Additional application process required)
Track III, Facilitation Certification. After successful completion of Tracks I and II, a trainee may apply to become a certified Facilitator of Gender Equity and Reconciliation workshop. Conferred upon those who fulfill all requirements and review process with GERI training team.

Please read through this application carefully. Your responses are kept confidential. We appreciate the responses you give as it helps us to get to know you better and understand more fully why you are interested in this training. Answering these questions does not automatically include or exclude an applicant from the Training.

If you are unable to complete this online application due to limited internet access or any other reason, please send us an email.

In support of your application, we also ask that you provide recommendations from two professional who know you; these could be teachers, community leaders, therapists, spiritual or religious mentors, etc. Please have your references include their reflections on your personal character, as well as comments regarding your professional skills and attributes that would support your participation in the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International Training. Please have your references email the recommendation letter to:

If you are applying for the South Africa training, one of our GERI staff will be in touch after your application has been reviewed and processed with further information about payment process.

If you are applying for the US training, your non-refundable application fee of $50 can be paid online through Paypal when you submit this application, or if preferred you can make a check out to Satyana Institute, our non-profit organization, and mail it to: P.O. Box 1324, Freeland, WA 98249. Your application will not be proceed until payment is received.

We will be in touch after your application is received and reviewed. This process can take up to 3-4 weeks, depending on the number of applications we receive. Please be patient. Upon acceptance, further information will be sent along with additional forms to sign.

Will Keepin and Cynthia Brix, Founding Directors, and The GERI Training Team

Please note that you may not offer Gender Equity and Reconciliation workshops or events or use any GERI materials or activities until you have completed all of the training requirements and have been certified as a Gender Equity and Reconciliation International facilitator by GERI.

Please click here to complete and submit your application.