The name Veritas (truth) means something to us. We are very forthright with people about their potential and capabilities in the Culture and Diversity-to-Belonging facilitation space.
“I know you said that people applying for certification are not required to take a Veritas Culture course, but do you recommend it?”
If you are confident in your ability to facilitate culture and DEI&B related dialogue and you have direct experience doing these within the last 3 years, the course may not be necessary for you. This is especially true if you are comfortable facilitating on the fly. This means facilitating without agenda, without ground rules, and
The two traditional facilitation types are strategic (think: offsites, visioning, etc.) and team building. Each of these involve lots of pre-session planning, agendas, engagement strategies, and ground rules. These help bound conversations and simplify the process. Culture and Diversity-to-Belonging facilitation do not utilize these techniques and thus traditional facilitators can struggle getting certified in these
Organizations are increasing their demand for facilitators who are certified, this given the increase in sensitivities, divisiveness, and litigation that come into play when tackling culture and DEI&B related matters. They are less likely to take chances on people who identify as skilled facilitators but don’t have the credentials to back it up.
What is the difference between Culture Facilitation Certification and Diversity-to-Belonging Facilitation Certification?
Culture Facilitation Certification tests an individual’s ability to facilitate in broad culture focused settings while Diversity-to-Belonging Facilitation focuses specifically on facilitating diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) focused settings.