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This Five-Day Open Training for Critical Friends Group® Coaches takes place in Los Angeles, CA at Wildwood Middle and Upper School the week of July 29th-August 2nd, 2019. Those who fully complete this training will be certified as NSRF® Critical Friends Group Coaches.

Trainings are tailored to the needs of the participant mix. For example, teachers will gain skills to improve student learning, create equity in the classroom, and increase efficient, effective communication. Administrator participants will learn new facilitation skills, strategic planning, observation techniques, and methods of attaining school-wide collaboration. All participants will enhance their professional performance through the use of protocols and reflective practice.


Attending this Open Training is $850/participant and includes a copy of the Critical Friends Group Coaches’ Handbook and a 12-pack of Collaborative Cue Cards as well as a one-year Coaches Membership to the NSRF website. If 5 or more colleagues attend from a single school or district and register together, each will receive a $75 discount on training, leaving the price at $775 each. Note: This discount is exclusive ONLY to those who wish to attend this Open Training at the Wildwood location. 

Open Training options are best if you would like to train single participants or small groups. If you have a large number of people to be trained as coaches, contact us about a possible On-site Training to suit your schedule.

Purchase and registration for this training is completed through the Wildwood School website.

Refund policy

NSRF works hard to keep the costs of five-day trainings low, and only accepts up to 15 participants per cohort, which makes it an especially high-value training opportunity. Because of the limited number of seats and the low margin, full refunds are only available with cancellations at least eight weeks before the event. If you must cancel between six and eight weeks, you may receive a 50% refund. Later than six weeks, we cannot offer a refund. We encourage anyone whose plans have changed to transfer their paid application to another attendee, if possible. If you must cancel your attendance and/or transfer your registration fee to another person, please give us a call for further instructions. By submitting your registration you are agreeing to these terms.


If you have any questions about this CFG® Open Training at Wildwood School, please contact Steve Barrett, Wildwood’s Director of Outreach, at sbarrett@wildwood.org or call 310-806-4502. If you have questions about CFG trainings in general or CFG work, please email us at nsrf@nsrfharmony.org or call our office at 812-330-2702.

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