- Are you interested in helping others talk about all end of life matters more easily?
- Are you wanting part-time work with a difference, and making a difference?
- Do you enjoy facilitating others' transformations?
If yes, then apply for our fifth End-of-Life Planning Facilitator Training!
- love the idea of helping others be more at ease talking about dying, death and grief
- like being with those who may be facing their own end-of-life
- are moved to facilitate the transformation of others' attitudes towards life and death
- have had your own experience of someone dying
- love watching someone grow through learning new things
AND you want to increase your ability, your credibility, and your confidence in this area, then read on...
You might have had to take care of your parents or someone else close to you who has died, and realized the last thing you want is for your own death to be like that.
Or perhaps you’ve been an executor where the person who died was organized, and you understood what a huge blessing that is.
Maybe you just feel comfortable with this subject and want to help others feel more at ease too.
Whatever your own circumstances, one thing you do realize is that with the onset of coronavirus, and an aging population in many places, more and more people are having to admit to something they have found unpalatable before – that they themselves are going to die.
Do you want to play your part in making your own end-of-life, your parents' and your children's, as easy and effortless as possible?
If you do, then join us in the Before I Go vision...
To have end-of-life plans be as commonplace as birth plans!
Can you imagine that?
It would mean that general conversations would include the word 'death' with no comeback; that death would no longer be a taboo topic; and that we would all be more prepared for when our own end of life arrives.
This Before I Go Academy training in end-of-life planning is part of that vision. If this idea lights your fire, you want to make a contribution in this way to the world, and have yourself, your family and others benefit from making good end-of-life plans, then welcome, you are in the right place!
You will be taken to an application form to complete. Jane will then get back in touch with you regarding an interview. Places are limited, so please apply asap; deadline for Earliest Bird opportunity is the end of Sunday 16th AUGUST - see below). Alternatively please email her to arrange an informal chat.
Who am I?
Jane Duncan Rogers, founder of Before I Go Solutions and the B.I.G. Academy.
When my husband Philip died, I never for one moment imagined I would end up first of all being grateful for both his life, but then also for his death. It sounds weird, that, but due to how things have unfolded, he is still making a big impact in the world, through me, and through this not-for-profit organisation. Mind you, I never for once thought I would end up working in this field!
I had been an award winning counselor and coach for over 25 years, having originally trained personally with the famous Louise L. Hay in 1990, working in the personal growth field in many different aspects. I'd published books and tapes (well before the internet) and was helping small business owners to reach their full potential when Philip died.
Because of the questions he had answered in his last year, I was well prepared in some respects for the admin side of things afterwards. But there was much more we simply did not know about.
Fast forward to 2018, a year during which both my parents died. They had completed a comprehensive end-of-life plan each, the one that Before I Go Solutions offers, now known as the Before I Go Method®.
This was very different to my husband who had answered some things, but there was a lot more that I simply had to decide about myself.
And that difference was huge – as my parents' executor, I simply had to follow all their thoughtful instructions.
What’s more, it was easy to find everything, and I took great solace from knowing I was carrying out what they wanted (and that they had known I would do this).
My three siblings and I had no arguments at all, over what was a pretty stressful period (they both died unexpectedly within the same week).
I am so incredibly grateful and appreciative for the organisation they had so carefully thought through.
So I know from personal experience how hugely important this preparation work is, and I want to help you to help others do this too!
Trained facilitator Jane Diamond, England
"By focusing on one's own end-of-life planning, the Before I Go Academy training comprehensively takes you through the practical stages of preparing one’s paperwork as well as the more emotive areas of thinking about death itself and funeral preferences.
Jane offers a solid, calm and wise presence throughout, carefully balancing the needs of the group with keeping to a well-structured timetable of modules. For anyone interested in how to deliver end-of-life advice and support in the form of workshops, working with small groups or 1:1, then this training is a must!"
A successful graduate will:
- Be able to work with people individually, and groups/families
- Have your own will, POA and Advance Directive completed
- Have completed your own Before I Go Workbook, and thus your end-of-life plan
- Upon successful certification and licencing, be allowed to use the Before I Go Solutions® materials
- Be known as a Before I Go End-of-Life Planning Facilitator, if you choose that route
- Have increased confidence in talking about these matters with all kinds of people, whether family/friends, colleagues or strangers
Graduates will also:
- Be able to easily facilitate conversations on death, dying and grief
- Learn to handle your own emotions while dealing with others’ challenges with death, dying and grief
- Get extra credentials to add to what you already have
- Receive an understanding of the psychology behind the reluctance to talk about death
- Be able to create your own Before I Go courses for those in your locality or your own community; either in-person or virtually
- Have authorised use of the Before I Go logo and other marketing tools and materials
- Receive an outline of how to run a Before I Go Method course
- Receive further resources, training, and support after graduation
- Have the ability to take this course to organized groups such as carers, charities, social groups - or to work just with those you know already
- Receive a copy of the Before I Go Workbook, and ‘Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating a Good End of Life Plan’
Head Facilitator Michael Williams, Canada
"Jane's "Before I Go" training has deepened and broadened my understanding and appreciation of the importance of preparing a positive end-of-life plan. While it's not an easy or comfortable prospect, the training allowed me to share my fears and concerns while at the same time providing me with the tools and knowledge to meet this challenge. I am grateful to Jane and to my colleagues on the programme for their support and for providing me a safe space to share my experiences and reflections. Thank you! Michael Williams" michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com
CONTENT OF TRAINING:
Introduction and preparation: to each other, content of course, how it is organized, how best to make the most of it, what you need to do to graduate and practice as a licensed facilitator. Introduction to your Before I Go Workbook and how to use it.
Three books are on the required reading list; plus a list of suggested reading.
Part 1: The Personal - Your Own End-of-Life Plan
Module 2: Advance Healthcare Decision Making
Module 3: Looking After the Legals
Module 4: Designing Your Digital Life and Finances
Module 5: Taking Care of the Body
Module 6: Completion and Keeping It All Updated
This tried and tested Before I Go Method has been developed over the last 3 years, working with individuals both on and offline to enable them to complete their end-of-life plans. You can find the full contents here here, and it is this course that you will be taught to facilitate.
(NB: If you have already completed this course then you do not need to do Part 1 - go straight to Part 2 instead).
There are also 7 hour-long LIVE CALLS to inspire you and get you taking action on what needs to happen to bring you and your family/friends peace of mind, comfort and reassurance that everything possible has been taken care of.
Then they won't have to run the risk of arguments, extra stress and expense, and difficult decision-making after you've gone.
First module released and introductory welcome call: Monday 28th September 2020. 7.30pm UK time (11.30am PST, 2.30pm EST)
First coaching call: Thursday 1st October 7.30pm UK (11.30am PST, 2.30pm EST)
All modules are accessed through a dedicated learning platform, with a mix of reading matter, videos and audio lessons to inspire you.
All modules are available from the start, so you can attend to what you personally need to do asap; the live coaching calls then help you consolidate, get questions answered, and provide you with an opportunity for accountability - making sure you do what you say you are going to do!
If you already have in place all the aspects of an eol plan for yourself, as defined by Jane, you may be eligible to enter the training at Part 2. If you are interested in this, please contact Jane direct here
If you ONLY want to do this first part, and get your own plan done, then click here for all the info.
Part 2: The Practical - Doing Death Differently
Part 2 is two half days with Jane to lead you through the modules needed to be able to communicate wisely and well with others about all aspects of end of life planning. In these live classes, we cover:
Class 1: Understanding bereavement and the impact it has, so you can compassionately and wisely support others at a difficult time
Class 2: DIY death – the multitude of things you and your family need to know to enable engagement of a funeral director to be lessened, or not used at all
Class 3: Advance Care Planning – how to make sure all the ducks are in a row for this to contribute to the good death that most people say they want, but don't get
Class 4: Necessary end-of-life conversation skills – listening and talking so your conversations in all areas of this subject are fruitful, knowledgeable, kind and compassionate, in all situations.
BONUS: Access to the Start Your Living Legacy short video series.
Why doing this is so important for your family and friends after you have gone, bringing them much-needed solace and comfort when they are grieving
DATE: Fri/Sat 13/14th November, times depend on participants time zones.
Including homework, this all leads to you having the foundations in place to move on to Part Three, where you are taught to apply what you have learnt so far in an easily structured and enjoyable way, to offer as a licensed facilitator of the Before I Go Method®
Part 3: The Practicing - Becoming a Licensed End-of-Life Plan Facilitator
This takes place with Jane, online, over 3 days, with two 90-minute follow-up calls afterwards with a focus on:
- How to work with groups, online and offline, so you feel confident in running successful events
- A proven group format that works to engage, inspire and result in your participants taking action
- The Before I Go Method group outline so you can feel reassured you are actually teaching them what they need to know
- Action-taking skills, so you and your clients can be sure the 'doing' will happen
- Introduction to marketing – get yourself noticed, resulting in a steady stream of interested people
- Money mindset – leave with the tweaks needed so that this drops away as an issue
- Assisted Dying – the ethics and morals of this, and why knowing about it enables you to enable more people to make the right choice for them and their family
- Who Am I and What Is A Body? – help more people, more easily by exploring why these concepts work so well when it comes to thinking about end-of-life planning
DATES AND TIMES: Fri/Sat/Sun 11/12/13th December 2020, times depend on participants time zones.
After all 3 parts are completed, the next stage is joining the ...
To enable you to make the most of your training, and to bring your gifts to as many people as possible, we support you to do this through a continuing community of facilitators.
As part of the Circle, you get:
- training access to the self-study version of the B.I.G. Method, so you can have your clients/groups follow this, with you as their facilitator
- a presence on Facilitators page on Before I Go Solutions website (with a short video and bio)
- affiliate association with B.I.G.S. (meaning you get paid a percentage of any lead that comes through you, for existing and new courses)
- Monthly marketing call with Jane, for group and individual support
- Regular marketing input to make sure you are getting out there in the best way possible
- opportunities for 1:1 work via requests to me, as and when they arise
- the opportunity to co-brand any Before I Go Solutions documentation you use
- the opportunity to write/video for our soon-to-be birthed new Knowledge Centre
(There is a small monthly fee for the Facilitators Circle)
Using a mixture of partner exercises, study buddy get-togethers, presentations, discussion, videos, and role plays, by the end of this Intensive you will:
- be able to confidently apply your listening/communication skills in an area that many are fearful about, so your clients feel more confident, knowledgeable, and inspired to take action
- be clear about how to let people know what you do, so you can have the satisfaction of helping more and more families have the peace of mind this kind of planning brings
- enhance your credibility with a licence authorising you to use the Before I Go Solutions® name in all your marketing, and be known as a Before I Go End-of-Life Plan Facilitator
- be able confidently to run a Before I Go Method ongoing group, and feel fulfilled because your participants have taken action!
- benefit from connections with Before I Go Solutions through the Facilitators Circle
The training also includes:
- Two group follow up calls
- Recording of all modules and live calls
- Individual assessments at the end of the Intensive
- Training Pack of all documents needed for any groups or individuals you are working with
- Marketing Pack of all documents to help you spread the word about what you do
- Ethical framework and guidelines
- Licence application requirements
- The opportunity to join the Facilitators Circle for ongoing support
Trained Facilitator Nuala Lindsay, Scotland
"The Before I Go Facilitator Training has been a chance to enhance my knowledge, skills and confidence with a view to creating and delivering supportive and informative workshops for those too afraid ‘to go there’, or blissfully ignorant of the fact that end of life planning exists.
From learning to delivering, this is a humbling experience and ultimately a chance to change lives on so many levels, for the better. You don’t often get to say that about a course you’ve been on"
You will be taken to an application form to complete. Jane will then get back in touch with you regarding an interview. Places are limited, so please apply asap; deadline for Earliest Bird opportunity is end of day Sunday 15th AUGUST - see below). Alternatively please email her to arrange an informal chat.
We promise to:
- help you develop new skills so you can discuss and facilitate all matters to do with dying, death, grief and end of life planning successfully
- provide you with something unique to offer those you work with so people choose you over others
- provide an exceptional quality of training, meaning you can be assured you will be well taken-care of
- support you through a committed community of like-minded professionals, so you always have someone to talk to
- give you all the materials, experience and back-up required to be able to feel fully confident in facilitating the Before I Go Method® courses, and/or to have continuing, informed conversations with those you know in a more satisfactory manner
Trained Facilitator Mary Vargas, USA
"I loved this training! This will give you the background and comfort to be able to help others develop a helpful end-of-life plan. You will be able to talk from experience because you will get your own plan in order along the way, and do so with a supportive group of colleagues. Jane has a lovely way of making talking about death something that is normal (as it should be!). You will learn how to organize, think about, and facilitate preparing for end-of-life in a way that is encouraging and supportive. I definitely recommend this course!" www.achievecg.com
Dates of Training and Investment Details:
Part 1: Depending on how much of your own end-of-life plan you have already completed, you can expect to spend between 1-3 hours per week on each of these modules, outside of the actual training.
Part 1 Dates: Begins Thursday 1st October 2020 (pre-course call on Monday 28th September)
Part 2: Consists of two half days, plus preparation and after-class work of approximately 2-4 hours.
Part 2 Date: Friday 13th/Saturday 14th November 2020
Part 3: 12 hours over 3 days, with preparation and homework, and 2 x 90 minute follow up calls.
Part 3 Dates: Fri/Sat/Sun 11/12/13th December 2020
Outside of this, you should allow time for background reading, and other homework.
Two 90-minute follow up calls happen after the weekend dates, times to be arranged with the group.
Maximum places available are 16, so there is plenty of time and space for creativity, responding to what the group wants and needs, and addressing individual concerns.
Individual Completion Calls: these happen by arrangement with Jane towards the end of the training
If you have already completed the Method course, please deduct £197 (approx $250) from these prices).
The financial investment in this accredited training is £1997. (approx US$2500) For those who go on to practice, there is an annual licence fee of £197.
Earliest bird: £1497 ($1800) if application made before end of 16th August 2020.
Fairly early bird: £1797 if paid in full by 7th September (Payment plan: 5 monthly payments of £359.50 or by arrangement)
On time bird: £1997. First payment must be made by 28th September (Payment plan: 5 monthly payments of £399.50 or by arrangement)
Facilitators Circle: for ongoing support, marketing education, and group supervision, plus much more. Monthly fee of £55 (approx $80) Just one individual client, paying you monthly, will cover this.
Shelagh Richards, Scotland
"I have just completed the Before I Go Facilitator group training with Jane Duncan Rogers. It was an invaluable experience, Jane has fantastic facilitation skills and enabled the group to work well together. The pace of the course is perfect, covering all aspects needed to help people prepare their end of life plan, plus more! You get provided with excellent materials that can be used with facilitating your own groups. By the time you reach the end of the course you should feel confident in being able to help people in this very worthwhile area. I can’t recommend this highly enough.”
This takes the form of an application form, and an interview. If you would like to have an informal chat with Jane first, please contact her here, with Intensive Training in the subject line.
The deadline for the Earliest Bird opportunity is 16th August! So apply now for the best deal
Frequently asked questions:
Maureen Kures, USA
"The Before I Go Solutions Facilitator training course is rich and robust. This training empowers me to feel more knowledgeable and confident in the facilitation of family conversations related to end of life wishes. I am grateful to have the Before I Go Solutions in my training arsenal as I help families achieve a peaceful ending through advanced planning".
Trained facilitator Sharon Wood, UK
"As a student of the Before I Go Facilitators Training, I love the fact I have completed my own EOL plan – and it has been a pleasure rather than a chore. We all know that such endeavours don’t often make it to the top of our ‘things to do’ list. And yet, if not done, they remain a concern somewhere in our busy minds. It is truly liberating to get these plans made and as a consequence live a more fulfilling life. I look forward to facilitating others to do the same, and I can thoroughly recommend this very informative course, with its role plays, video critiques, and real life stories that support the learning. I felt very well supported throughout the course by Jane and my fellow students".