June 2021 FOAI is SOLD OUT

Upcoming FOAI


Additional registrations are not being accepted at this time, but be on the lookout for future FOAI trainings!


8 sessions, each 3 hours


4 weeks – sessions on Tuesday and Thursday 


Tuesday 6/8/21  Thursday 6/10/21
Tuesday 6/15/21  Thursday 6/17/21
Tuesday 6/22/21  Thursday 6/24/21
Tuesday 6/29/21  Thursday 7/01/21



10:00am  – 1:00pm CST


Zoom. Links will be provided in advance of your training.


$1,000.00 per attendee. Group discounts are available. To learn more about group discounts, please contact Cara Thaxton at cara@catharsisproductions.com

Materials Required

Please bring the presentation for which you are seeking further cultivation and coaching.

Sample Agenda

Please click this sample agenda link for a better idea of what you can expect to cover during your training.

Continuing Education Credits

To learn more about receiving continuing education credits for this training please click this link CED

Training the Trainers

We designed the Force of Awesome Institute just for you: passionate, overworked individuals tasked with the enormous responsibility of teaching the toughest content out there. No matter your audience or subject matter, you deserve to be trained how to design and deliver the best content possible. You deserve that, and so do the communities you serve.

Getting your Hands Dirty

FOA Institutes, while content-rich, are not “information dumps.” The research we share highlights the most relevant research in the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and moral development, as they apply to our specific content areas. We teach participants how to utilize that research strategically, and actionably—it’s not helpful if they can’t integrate it into their practice.

Mission: Not Impossible

Our mission is to reinvigorate the training component of the advocacy effort, imbuing it with energy, data, and skill. We are not just creating passionate orators who merely inspire; our educators will have the ability to translate their causes into purposeful actions that may be immediately taken by their audiences.

Have questions

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The Takeaways

Participants can expect:


Supportive and intensive coaching in small classes of no more than 15 participants


Assessment of presenter and curriculum strengths and challenges, including a review of key research from the fields


Cultivation of analytical processes that will enable participants to coach others effectively long after the institute ends



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