E3A – Equine Experiential Education

Certification

Want to learn more about E3A’s Certification Program? You’ve come to the right place.

E3A equips you to stand out in the Personal and Professional Development Field as a confident Certified Equine Assisted Learning Professional

 

Who can become certified?

Individuals who wish to partner with horses so they can offer transformational experiences to their clients through Equine Assisted Learning. These include:

Coaches, Consultants, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Equestrians

And those from other walks of life. Your ability to help others learn and grow through Equine Experiential Learning is limited only by your imagination!

How to become certified:

Certification candidates must complete all three classes and pass the self-tests to attain Level 1 Certification.

E3A Certified Practitioner

Level I

Introduction to the Equine Experiential Education Facilitation Method

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 E3A Practicum.

You Will Learn:

  • Your role as facilitator.
  • How to create an environment for enriched learning.
  • Why horses are best suited to partner with humans in learning environments.
  • The 5 Question Model for facilitating equine activities.

Prerequisites: None
Length/Format: 1.5 hour Teleclass.

Recommended Reading: Open To Outcome, 2nd edition, by Micah Jacobson and Mari Ruddy

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E3A Capstone Arena Experience (5 Day Arena session)

Building on the Foundations of Equine Experiential Education Facilitation Online Course, this 5-day in-person arena class offers participants the opportunity to be actively involved in every horse activity as either a participant or as the facilitator. Keeping the size of this Capstone course to a maximum of 12 participants allows you to receive personalized coaching and encouragement from two E3A Master Trainers. The learning is truly experiential.

This arena experience will assist you in gaining the confidence necessary to design and deliver your equine assisted programs.

In the E3A Capstone Arena Experience participants will:

  • Practice mentored facilitation of horse activities to learn and build facilitation skills
  • Demonstrate a safety protocol using an E3A Safety Framework
  • Utilize the 5 Question Model debriefing technique, capture cause and effect within the client context
  • Select horses for activities
  • Participate in horse activities to gain an understanding of what your clients will experience
  • Learn how to set context for activities to make the debriefing sessions transformative
  • Increase understanding of horse and herd behavior and how it is used in Equine-assisted Learning
  • Begin learning how to design a transformational EAL workshop from start to finish
  • Experience incorporating CliftonStrengths assessment into the debriefing process

Prerequisites

OR

  • Purchase one of the following books and take the associated CliftonStrengths Assessment (instructions and Internet link are provided with the book ). NOTE: Do not buy a used book as the assessment link will not work.

Foundations of Equine Experiential Education Facilitation Online

During this online experience, you will explore how horses as co-facilitators provide a learning experience with value and benefits unlike any other, and how to facilitate transformative experiences via the horse-human connection. The course will provide the opportunity to build your core competencies in the foundational elements of the E3A model.

In this 8 week-long interactive online course participants will learn to:

  • Discover the key aspects of partnering with horses in a conscious and responsible manner while embracing the wisdom of our horse partners
  • Explore horse behaviors and herd dynamics
  • Acquire a basic understanding of applied equine experiential facilitation and coaching techniques for E3A facilitators
  • Understand how the E3A 5 Question Model becomes the framework for successful facilitation
  • Recognize the difference between a coaching facilitation approach vs a therapeutic approach in debriefing horse activities
  • Explore strengths and challenges as an E3A facilitator
  • Utilize the CHANGE Model of learning to explore how individuals’ beliefs, perceptions & values create life results/outcomes

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Equine Experiential Education Facilitation Method Teleclass

StrengthsFinder 2.0
A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths

Author(s): Tom Rath
Publisher: Gallup Press
ISBN-10: 159562015X
Type: Hardcover
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 192
Language: English
Release Date: 2/1/2007
http://strengths.gallup.com/110440/About-StrengthsFinder-20.aspx
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Upgraded-Discover-Strengths/dp/159562015X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250434821&sr=8-1

Strengths Based Leadership
Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

Author(s): Tom Rath, Barry Conchie
Publisher: Gallup Press
ISBN-10: 1595620257
Type: Hardcover
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 216
Language: English
Release Date: 1/6/2009
http://strengths.gallup.com/110242/About-Book.aspx
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Strengths-Based-Leadership-Tom-Rath/dp/1595620257#

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What is Equine Experiential Education

Orientation to the E3A Approach

Safety
Sets the Tone in an E3A event
The Horse Behavior & Herd Culture
Getting to know your Equine Partners
Horse and Human Connection
A Transformative Relationship
Equine Partner and the Facility
The importance of choosing equine partners and facilities
Debriefing
Capturing the arena experience through using the 5 Question Model and scribing
The Role of Powerful Questions
The clients’ transformation lies in the question
E3A Facilitators’ Tool Bag
The importance of having an Open to Outcome mindset as a facilitator
Facilitators’ Communication
Tune into what the client is really saying
Strength Based Coaching Focus
Introduction to the value of using the CliftonStrengths Assessment with clients

E3A Capstone Arena Experience (5 Day Arena session)

Building on the Foundations of Equine Experiential Education Facilitation Online Course, this 5-day in-person arena class offers participants the opportunity to be actively involved in every horse activity as either a participant or as the facilitator. Keeping the size of this Capstone course to a maximum of 12 participants allows you to receive personalized coaching and encouragement from two E3A Master Trainers. The learning is truly experiential.

This arena experience will assist you in gaining the confidence necessary to design and deliver your equine assisted programs.

In the E3A Capstone Arena Experience participants will:

  • Practice mentored facilitation of horse activities to learn and build facilitation skills
  • Demonstrate a safety protocol using an E3A Safety Framework
  • Utilize the 5 Question Model debriefing technique, capture cause and effect within the client context
  • Select horses for activities
  • Participate in horse activities to gain an understanding of what your clients will experience
  • Learn how to set context for activities to make the debriefing sessions transformative
  • Increase understanding of horse and herd behavior and how it is used in Equine-assisted Learning
  • Begin learning how to design a transformational EAL workshop from start to finish
  • Experience incorporating CliftonStrengths assessment into the debriefing process

Prerequisites

OR

  • Purchase one of the following books and take the associated CliftonStrengths Assessment (instructions and Internet link are provided with the book ). NOTE: Do not buy a used book as the assessment link will not work.

StrengthsFinder 2.0
A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths

Author(s): Tom Rath
Publisher: Gallup Press
ISBN-10: 159562015X
Type: Hardcover
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 192
Language: English
Release Date: 2/1/2007
http://strengths.gallup.com/110440/About-StrengthsFinder-20.aspx
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/StrengthsFinder-2-0-Upgraded-Discover-Strengths/dp/159562015X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250434821&sr=8-1

Strengths Based Leadership
Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

Author(s): Tom Rath, Barry Conchie
Publisher: Gallup Press
ISBN-10: 1595620257
Type: Hardcover
Edition: First
Number of Pages: 216
Language: English
Release Date: 1/6/2009
http://strengths.gallup.com/110242/About-Book.aspx
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Strengths-Based-Leadership-Tom-Rath/dp/1595620257#

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E3A Practicum

Level 2

E3A Practicum

More info soon.

E3A - Equine Experiential Education

Registration & Cancellation Information

Fully Refundable If Cancelled Due to Covid 19 Directive

 

Cancellation Policy for all on-site workshops:

E3A reserves the right to cancel a training if there are not enough participants and will confirm an event 6 weeks prior to the start date. E3A encourages participants to not purchase plane tickets prior to 6 weeks from the event and confirmation has been given.

All paid registrations are eligible for transfer to another workshop event within a year from original registration. Registration can be transferred from one registrant to another person without penalty or administrative fee.

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

  • MUST BE A MEMBER EXCEPT WHERE INDICATED OPEN TO THE PUBLIC;
  • REGISTER ON-LINE VIA WEBSITE ONLY;
  • EVENT CLOSES SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO EACH EVENT;
  • MUST REGISTER TO GET CALL INFO EVEN FOR FREE TELECLASS EVENTS.

CANCELATION POLICIES:

  • FULL REFUND GIVEN 60 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT: LESS ADMIN FEE $50;
  • PARTIAL REFUND @90% AT 45 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT: LESS ADMIN FEE $50;
  • NO REFUND AFTER 30 DAYS; OK TO TRANSFER TO ANOTHER EVENT; MUST BE USED WITHIN THE SAME CALENDAR YEAR.