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Change it Up PD

Change it Up PD helps trainers, educators, and social service providers build skills in facilitating groups, delivering training, and supporting change.

For a limited time, tuition is being covered via a grant from Skills for Success Canada.

How is it different?

Most teaching and training focuses on the ‘what’ of it all: What’s the content? What’s the curriculum? And what is this person missing? Change it Up shifts focus to the ‘how’. How do we create learning experiences with deep and lasting results? How can we facilitate meaningful growth and change? How do we build on strengths - in ourselves and in our learners?

This online, interactive course models hands-on techniques, strategies and methods that can be used immediately. From setting the stage for learning to creating safe and brave spaces for growth, the P.D. will help participants take a strength-based, holistic, and trauma-aware approach in their work.

The PD runs in small group, interactive sessions via Zoom (2.5 hrs. X 4 sessions), with additional self-paced learning modules (10 hrs.)

“I have been facilitating groups for years, and found new tools and tips that I have already implemented.”

Senior Manager, Habitat for Humanity

Where did the CiU PD come from?

It’s based on the very successful Change it Up materials and approach, which gathers over a decade of research and on-the-ground programming into the CiU Curriculum; a collection of 15 strengths-based, soft-skill training workshops that are holistic, hands-on, learner-centered, and trauma aware.

What else is included?

Participants who complete the CiU Professional Development will receive the full Change it Up Curriculum, and permission to use the materials in their own programs. They can also join the CiU Community of Practice.

For more information:
Check out this Change It Up 3 minute video overview.
View upcoming training dates and registration details.

Contact: Heather MacTaggart, Executive Director / 416-219-4130 /

“I would recommend this program for every employer out there, every school out there.”

Trainer, Trade Winds to Success Training Society

ATESL Chapter: Provincial