This 2-day training is a highly experiential session based on the principles of transformative learning, transformative change, and neuroplasticity. The key focus is on developing skills as a facilitator of the adult group process, for adults who have been traumatized by childhood sexual abuse. The session has been referenced by people on the local, national, and international levels, who work in the field of trauma and abuse. 

Testimonials from Training Participants

“I enjoyed and learned a lot about trauma, being a facilitator and more about myself. I find Arthur to be an inspirational and outstanding speaker showing and telling us videos, exercises, and stories that changed my perspective entirely. I feel privileged and grateful to have been given this opportunity to be here with everyone to continue my journey to healing.” 

“In these two days, I have had groundbreaking experience. Learning about helping others with childhood sexual abuse & trauma. I feel that I have the tools but not all to assist in helping others. There is more for me to learn & I am willing to go on that journey.” 

“After 2 days I learned the meaning of facilitators in groups of childhood sexual abuse victims. I applied the transformation idea after the 1st day and changed my attitude in life. I found that life is beautiful no matter what is happening. I discovered my fear when I closed my eyes and let my friend guide me through the corridor.”  

“The energy that was generated by talking about vulnerability was palpable. Shifting- transforming-from isolation into connectedness left a profound effect on me and will shape every interaction I have from here on out. Profoundly grateful for this experience.”

Topics discussed include:

  • Power of personal narrative
  • Exploring shame, guilt, vulnerability, and trust
  • Transformational learning practices
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Nuances of group dynamics

The next workshop date(s):  March 2 & 3, 2019, Humber College Lakeshore Campus Building H, Room H114, 9:30am to 3:30pm both days.


$100 (External agencies, individuals)

$60 (Volunteers, and Potential Volunteers/applicants).

Forms of payment accepted include Visa, MasterCard, cheque, and cash. A completion certificate is provided to all attendees.

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Facilitator Training March 2 & 3, 2019
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Trainer Bio

Arthur Lockhart, M.Ed. is a professor in The School of Social and Community Services. Over the past years, Arthur has held the position of Chair of The School of Social and Community Services, as well as Chair of Board of Directors of The Gatehouse.

Arthur is Founder Emeritus of the award-winning charitable organization: The Gatehouse, and Co-Founder of The Centre for Transformative Social Change.

Arthur founded the Annual International Transforming Trauma into Triumph Conference.

Arthur provides training and organizational transformation consultation on the local, national and internal levels. At the core of his workshops are the human spirit, humor, trauma transformation and transformative social change.

Arthur is the recipient of a number of awards for his work in the fields of education and community social justices, including: Canada’s Top 50 Champions of Change, Order of Canada Nominee, Innovator of the Year Award, Student Teacher Appreciation Awards, Community Builder Lifetime Achievement Award, City of Toronto Mayor’s Community Safety Award Nominee, Lakeshore Community Building Award of Merit, Youth Impact Award, Inaugural Purple Door Award, Paul Harris Fellow, Inaugural Distinguished Community Service Award, Probation and Parole Association Award.