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Level I E3A Certified Practitioner

C1: Introduction to the Equine Experiential Education Facilitation Method

Prerequisites: None
Length/Format: 1.5 hour Teleclass.
Description: This teleclass covers the difference between coaching, training and teaching, the roles the facilitator plays, how to create an environment for learning, and the 5 Question Model for facilitating equine activities. Participating in this class is a prerequisite for the C2 training. 

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C2: Foundations of Equine Experiential Education Facilitation 

Prerequisites: C1 Introduction to the Equine Experiential Education Facilitation Method
Length/Format: 3-day combined classroom and arena workshop
Description: Together with horses, students learn about horse and herd behavior and how it is used in equine assisted learning. The focus is to learn and build facilitation skills through participating in activities with the horses. Participants will learn about, experience and set context for debriefing sessions. 

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C3: Advanced Equine Experiential Education Facilitation 

Prerequisites: C2 Foundations of Equine Experiential Education Facilitation
Length/Format: 3-day combined classroom and arena workshop
Description: Building on the C2 program, students practice mentored facilitation of horse activities, the 5 question debriefing technique, capturing cause & effect within the client context and how to conduct the E3A Workshop Design Process. Students are designing, facilitating and debriefing all exercise during this class. 

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Level I E3A Certified Practitioner is awarded upon successful completion of ALL 3 classes above, as well as passing the self-tests that correspond to each class. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, of the Level I E3A Certified Practitioner, individuals will demonstrate competency in all aspects of conducting a successful EAL workshop including: 

  • a practical understanding of experiential learning theory and adult learning theory 
  • how to administer appropriate needs assessments 
  • program design and selecting horse activities to meet client goals 
  • how to effectively utilize the Five Question Model of facilitation 
  • logistics of workshop delivery, including debriefing activities and capturing issues, discoveries, actions and strengths 
  • creating and delivering a Workshop Summary Report and scheduling a followup session to encourage accountability for the items on the client's Action Plan.



I've been actively working in the field of Equine Assisted Learning for ten years and have experienced many different organizations facilitating this work. E3A's certification program is the most rigorous, comprehensive, pragmatic, and useful program that I've found. It gave me the framework that I'd been searching for and the opportunity to practice and hone my facilitation skills. I learned a ton of new activities and left feeling fully supported by resources and people across the country. Plus, everyone that I've met through E3A is a lot of fun! I've finally found my people!

- Jill Rivoli, Owner                          

New Perspectives USA

Phone: 775-376-2530
Email: staff@e3assoc.org 

Address:
PO Box 33912 
Reno, Nevada 89533

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