Transforming Through T-Groups: The Facilitator's Journey

...the journey begins with virtual steps then a face-to-face T-Group

Were you intrigued with your own learning experience in an NTL Human Interaction (HI) Lab? Would you like to be on an HI Lab staff and facilitate a T-Group yourself, impacting –maybe even transforming –the lives of participants?

If so, Transforming Through T-Groups (TTTG) will be a necessary and vital step along your pathway.

TTTG is an intensive, challenging, advanced-level train-the-trainer program required of NTL members who want to qualify to staff NTL’s signature HI Labs. It is open to non-NTL members as well. The program goals are to:

  • Develop participant competencies in four key areas: 
    1. Facilitating T-Groups
    2. Managing diversity and inclusion dynamics
    3. Designing, presenting and facilitating experiential learning modules
    4. Preventing distress reactions, and recognizing and responding to such reactions should they occur
  • Provide training in effective T-Group facilitation for all participants.

Program Requirements:

Participants must have successfully completed an NTL Human Interaction Laboratory before attending this program. 

Program Outcomes

Successful completion of Transforming Through T-Groups (TTTG) will enable participants to:

  • Understand the five stages of group development and the group dynamics that are present in each stage
  • Intervene effectively at individual, interpersonal and group levels of T-Group systems to support individual and group learning
  • Understand the power dynamics involved in interactions across multiple dimensions of social identity group differences
  • Track and describe diversity, inclusion and social justice dynamics in ways that create an inclusive and positive learning environment
  • Design, present and facilitate experiential learning modules
  • Create learning structures that help prevent distress reactions
  • Recognize and respond to distress reactions if these occur

Program Elements

Program elements include:

  • Theory & practice of group development
  • T-Group methodology
  • Theory & practice of diversity & inclusion
  • Multi-level system & power dynamics
  • Creating a safe container for learning
  • Intervention skill practice
  • Complexity of social system dynamics
  • Restoring social equity
  • Increasing self-awareness

A Blended Learning Approach

TTTG will use a blended learning approach that incorporates various synchronous and asynchronous online learning methods, including a series of webinars; an 8-day face-to-face learning experience devoted almost exclusively to T-Group facilitation practice; and follow-up coaching/mentoring support for NTL members during their initial HI Lab staffing experience.

Program Schedule:

September 2020 - April 2021: On-line learning, including participation in 8 webinars scheduled from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) for:

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020
  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020
  • Saturday, December 12, 2020
  • Saturday, January 9, 2021
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Sunday, April 18, 2021: Face-to-face learning experience starting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 11th and ending at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 18th (location to be determined).


Note: The tuition fee for this course is $5,900 for non-members and $2,700 for NTL members. Your NTL member discount will be applied after your registration. Tuition fee does not include accommodations.

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