“The key to transformation is time, intensity and repetition.”
-Dallas Willard

There are countless ways to make a difference in your community. One of the most powerful and lasting ways to effect change is through facilitating transformational learning models. In Train the Trainer (T3), we will train you to develop leaders, facilitate a complex leadership seminar and provide insightful coaching to those around you.

Becoming a legitimate transformational trainer requires a huge investment of time, commitment and care. You will not only discover new ways of being with people but also a pathway to examine and confront your own personal paradigms.

Training requires the courage to step beyond the comfort of the status quo and inspire others to break through their current limitations to new levels of excellence, creativity and productivity.

T3 is for men and women who are ready to make a dramatic leap in their personal and career development.

T3 is geared to train you in the exciting and enlightening process of mastering the art and science of facilitation. You can become a transformational trainer – leading change initiatives in your church, organization, or through public seminars.

The qualification offers graduates a new range of business and personal opportunities, as well as providing many people with inspiration for new and fulfilling career paths.



T3 was established in order to professionally train people who are dedicated to catalyzing transformation of any kind in their organizations and communities.

Whether it is productivity, conflict resolution, change management, diversity training or program implementation, being a trainer opens up a new frontier of opportunity for you, those you serve and the organization as a whole!

T3 is for the executive, manager, church leader, pastor, small business owner, or aspiring entrepreneur.


Learn how to transfer your leadership skills to others.
By participating in Train the Trainer, we promise you will:

… MASTER the fundamentals of training / facilitating. Learn to design, strategize and develop material and training strategies that will compel individuals to participate, excel and connect both the hard and soft aspects of their work. The “hard side” meaning those aspects of work connect to tangible results like systems, processes, measurement, structures, procedures, physical assets, quantity while the “soft side” is commitment, spirit buy-in, attitude, creativity, self-motivation, leadership, ownership, teamwork, vision, synergy, quality and inspiration.

…. DISTINGUISH yourself as a dynamic leadership facilitator and coach by championing people to reinvent the way they relate to and work with each other. By identifying and shifting what people are “listening for” and practicing relevant focused listening skills, you will support others in developing strategies to help separate their identity from their results. New behavior and choices will appear and increase your ability to inject flexibility in conflicted situations by identifying common interests, revealing new possibilities.

…. MOTIVATE and empower your team by working with individuals to develop respect and power through being hard on problems and soft on people. Create a truly “learning organization” by training people to develop the skills of reframing conflicted situations to view breakdowns as mutual challenges that will birth new possibility instead of threats to their security. You will learn what it takes to coach individuals to receive feedback from others as information necessary to make potent changes.

… ADVANCE your communication, presentation, and coaching skills by learning to actively identify the changes people long for yet may believe are impossible. By working on being flexible in your “way of being” you will identify your personal winning strategies and learn how to breakthrough your natural blind spots and create new life stories for yourself and others.

Participants of the programs will have the ability to:

  • Innovate creatively by thinking outside of the box
  • Produce unprecedented results
  • Relate to others with greater emotional intelligence
  • Engage powerfully in the face of challenging circumstances
  • Negotiate with freedom and ease
  • Capably engage conflict to produce possibility
  • Elegantly implement change programs with certainty

Train the Trainer takes place over a 5-month time-period. It is an intimate group of up to 10 people from a variety of backgrounds coming together to share an unparalleled learning experience. T3 creates an environment where you receive personal interaction and training as well as advancing your current network. By utilizing tools such as inquiry, video work and coaching, you will develop new ways to access internal and external resource. It doesn’t matter whether you have experience in front of a group or not, we will work with you to be both confident and equipped to train.

The T3 Trainer(s) will be available for between-session telephone and cyber-coaching. Included in your process will be engaging reading, writing, and video assignments between sessions.



  • Philosophy of transformation
  • Being versus Doing
  • Context versus Content

Managing Conversations

  • Internal Conversations
  • External Conversation
  • Attitude & Mood

Listening Knowledge and Skills

  • External Competition
  • Internal Competition
  • Maintaining Neutrality
  • Assumptions, Familiarity & Comparison

Preparation and Presentation

  • Coaching
  • Valuing Feedback
  • Identifying & Accessing Resources
  • Timing & Transitions


  • Practical Application
  • Ongoing Learning

The sessions will take place over five weekends.

Friday:  9:00 a.m. – 6:00pm
Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Sunday:  2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

In addition to the “in-session” times, there are the following times scheduled with the T3 cohort as well:

1) There will be a dinner and occasional event scheduled on each Saturday evening of each session.

*The fifth weekend is dedicated to the T3 participants putting on their own training for their friends and colleagues on a Friday and Saturday. Saturday evening of the final weekend, after the T3 participants facilitate their own training, we hold a graduation ceremony at a local restaurant, for T3 participants and up to two special guests.

Step One: Managing Conversations

Here participants will be oriented in a fundamental principle of transformational leadership training. By working from the perception that people are a collection of conversations, rather than “things” possessing personality traits, participants will practice leading others to reframe challenges, opening new ways of relating to old problems. Such practices powerfully equip the trainer to assist others to access previously unrecognized resources in their personal and professional lives.

Step Two: Listening Knowledge & Skills

Learn to empower and manage large groups of people. Practice and develop the communication, presentation, and coaching skills integral to being an effective trainer. Skills that will influence every type of negotiation you may have in your community or family. Particular attention will be given to the practice of identifying and challenging the pre-existing assumptions people make about themselves, others they work with, and circumstances, as well as what possibilities are available.

Step Three: Learning the Material

Begin internalizing the details of key learning modules within the Transformational Leadership Training curriculum. The Set-up, delivery, and debriefing of the course will each be covered and practiced.

Stage Four: Integration

Receive valuable feedback and coaching as you practice delivering portions of the courses to a pre-arranged focus group. Receive your official Certification and License to deliver the work to your organization, church, or clients.



  1. Complete the Registration Form Online at
  2. Designated Pre-Reading

Session I: Getting Started

  1. Transformational Leadership Training & Debrief
  2. Resources, Context and Philosophy

Session II: Training Day1 of the Transformational Leadership Training

  1. Structure/Form (Video work)
    1. The content of the training
    2. Timing and transitions
  2. Way of Being
    1. Presentation skills
    2. Relating and connecting
  3. Application and Testing

a. The context of the content
4. One-on-One Coaching Skills & Developing a Practice

Session III: Training Day 1 (cont’d) & Day 2 of the TL Training

  1. Structure/Form (Video work)
  2. The content of the training

    1. Timing and transitions
  3. Way of Being
    1. Image
    2. Presentation skills
    3. Relating and connecting
  4. Application and Testing

a. The context of the content

Session IV: Training Day 2 of the TL Training

1. Structure/Form (Video work)
a. The content of the training

Session V: Certification

1. T3 training 2. Graduation


Registration Fee: $6,250

Includes 100 hours of classroom instruction, all materials, Transformational Leadership Manual, once a month video coaching conference, a session with an image consultant and 2-day training model and PowerPoint. This training is not to become a trainer with GAP Community. You will be given the rights to use the intellectual property of the 2-day training to train it the material under your own training name.

In addition, if you are sponsoring a GAP Transformational Training, (with GAP and not under your own training name), then as a T3 grad, you can negotiate with the designated GAP Trainer for that TL to see if co-training is a possibility.

There are no refunds, except in cases of great emergency. Payment is due entirely upfront one month prior to the training start date, or a payment of $3,125 can be made one month prior and a second payment of $3,125 can be made no later than three months into the program. Payments can be made by check, payable to GAP Community, or made through our online giving system at


LOCATION: Northern California/Santa Rosa Area

October 25 – 27, 2019
December 7 – 8, 2019
January 11 – 12, 2020
February 22 – 23, 2020
March 20 – 22, 2020

Certification Ceremony on the evening of March 21st ends at 10 p.m.