Veritas Culture is the foremost industry expert in facilitating Culture and Diversity-to-Belonging-focused dialogue. They have been by-name requests to facilitate in response to national level incidents such as the George Floyd murder, the Kavanaugh Confirmation, and the Charlottesville Race Riots. Additionally, they have performed over 200 culture and diversity-to-belonging assessments across private sector, non-profit, and government entities.
Veritas has taken their experiences and developed a transformative program that combines facets of traditional facilitation with modern and trauma informed approaches to facilitation.
Additionally, Veritas’ facilitation certification courses have been approved by the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC) and International Coaching Federation (ICF). To the former, INIFAC is the oversight body that has approved Veritas to certify Culture Facilitators and Diversity-to-Belonging Facilitators. To the latter, ICF has approved Veritas’ facilitation courses for continuing education credits for ICF certified coaches.
Outside of these credentials and recognitions, instructors for Veritas Cultures’ facilitation certification courses are Certified Master Facilitators, Certified Diversity Executives, former Directors of Inclusion, Former Culture Executives, and former Diversity Executives.
Applicants for the Culture Facilitation Certification or Diversity-to-Belonging Facilitation Certification are not required to take a Veritas Culture training course. By applying for the certification, applicants are agreeing to participate in a two-part exam process.
Part 1 of the exam process is facilitation. More specifically, applicants are required to demonstrate their ability to facilitate Culture or Diversity-to-Belonging-focused dialogue in a realistic setting. Applicants can demonstrate this ability in one of two ways.
- Participate in a Veritas Culture facilitation training course in which all students are required to facilitate on multiple occasions throughout the course.
- Take an extended verbal exam. (See below for more information)
Part 2 of the exam process is a verbal exam that will be administered by Veritas Culture staff. This exam will be inclusive of (10) scenario-based questions that test an applicants’ ability to a) facilitate difficult and nuanced discussions and b) respond to difficult and nuanced situations. Each question is worth up to 17 points. More specifically, Veritas exam proctors will be scoring the applicants responses to each question on a scale of 1-to-17. This means that applicants can get a maximum of 170 points for the verbal exam.
For those who have not participated in a Veritas Culture Facilitation training course, the exam will also include a 10-minute facilitation by the applicant based on a scenario created by the Veritas Culture proctor. This exercise is worth up to 30 points. More specifically, Veritas exam proctors will be scoring the applicants overall facilitation capability on a scale of 1-to-30.
Applicants can receive up to 200 total points and must score at least 170 out of 200 points to be (85%) certified.
Applicants who do not receive the necessary 85% will be required to retest.
The Certification Coaching Session is available to applicants who wish to get coaching from Veritas Culture staff. There are several reasons why someone may choose to opt for the coaching option.
- They have not taken a Veritas Culture course and just want to have a deeper discussion about Culture and Diversity-to-Belonging facilitation.
- They have been a lifelong facilitator and want to better understand techniques and approaches to facilitating on the fly.
- They have taken a Veritas Culture course and want coaching before taking the exam – this to shore up on some areas based on in-class feedback they received.
The Certification Coaching Sessions will be with Veritas Culture facilitation experts who are also trained coaches.