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Wed, May 28


Virtual Training via Zoom

Summer 2025 IF Collaborative Discussion Coach Training

The training will run from May 28 to June 3, excluding Sat & Sun, from 12 pm - 3 pm (eastern). Deadline to register: April 27, 2025 Seats will be limited. Once this training is full, you can register for another training or check the event description for the link to a waitlist for this training.

Summer 2025 IF Collaborative Discussion Coach Training
Summer 2025 IF Collaborative Discussion Coach Training

Time & Location

May 28, 2025, 12:00 PM EDT – Jun 03, 2025, 3:00 PM EDT

Virtual Training via Zoom

About the event

Register for the Interactivity Foundation’s (IF) annual Collaborative Discussion Coach Summer Training. This training is limited to 12 participants to ensure interactive, hands-on engagement. After completing this training, certified collaborative discussion coaches will be able to offer their own certificate programs in classrooms, communities, and workplaces. Coaches are able to award certificates & digital badges to participants who successfully complete their certificate program.

By the end of the Collaborative Discussion Coach Training you will have...

  • Deeper understanding of key collaborative discussion concepts
  • Greater familiarity with the Collaborative Discussion Toolkit and intentional design of toolkit activities
  • Access to Coach Only Resources, assessment suite, certificate program templates, and more!
  • Administrative support to award certificates and digital badges in collaborative discussion   
  • Access to post-training one-on-one consultations with the program director and support team 
  • Invitation to monthly gatherings, workshops, webinars, and opportunities to join working teams  
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing community of educators, dialogue practitioners, and civic professionals 

When: 12 pm - 3 pm (eastern) on May 28, May 29, May 30, June 2, and June 3, 2025

Where: Online via Zoom, with small group breakout sessions

Who should register? Anyone interested in becoming a certified IF Collaborative Discussion Coach. Open to educators and staff (higher ed and K12), librarians, community leaders, civic consultants, teaching assistants and graduate students, professional development managers, and others passionate about the power of discussion to build collaborative intelligence. 

How much does it cost? $425. We are able to offer a discounted price due to the generous support of the Interactivity Foundation. Our programming should never be cost prohibitive. Please contact us if a scholarship is needed.

When is the deadline? April 27, 2025

Questions? Contact Ritu Thomas at

Once the training is full, please complete this form to join a waitlist for this training or register for a future training on the CDP calendar.

Refund policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Ritu at before May 14, 2025. Your registration fee minus the 10% processing fees will be refunded up until May 7, 2025. After May 7th, you will receive a 50% refund up until May 14, 2025. After 4pm eastern on May 14, 2025, we will no longer be able to offer refunds.


  • Training

    Sale ends: Apr 27, 2025, 11:59 PM EDT



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