AFT – Advanced Facilitator Training

NAAEI is excited to announce the Advanced Facilitator Training program dates and locations for 2023: 

The NAAEI Advanced Facilitator Training (AFT) is a train-the-trainer course delivered over three days and is intended for the experienced instructor.  This intensive practicum provides participants with valuable, high-quality, specialized training on session planning and presentation skills. AFT prepares instructors to deliver the NAAEI’s credentials and learning programs critical to advancing careers and promoting professionalism among apartment industry team members.  

Whether the participant is a trainer of two years or 25 years, AFT will provide incredible professional development benefits. The experience will transform instructors into learning facilitators!


Day 1 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (plan to arrive the day before)

  • Program Introduction
  • Structure & Content 
  • Methods & Techniques
  • Two Recorded Presentations & Review (#1: 2 minutes; #2: 2-3 minutes) 
  • Homework Assignments
  • AFT Opening Night Group Dinner at 6:00 pm

Day 2 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Managing Nervousness & Fear 
  • Movement, Animation, & Pace
  • Critiquing & Evaluating 
  • Facilitating Activities 
  • Using Audio Visual to Enhance Learning
  • Understanding and Using Questions
  • One recorded presentation and review (4-5 minutes)
  • Homework Assignments

Day 3 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (plan to book either an evening flight or a flight the following day)

  • Final Presentations (recorded 6-8 minutes)
  • Team Facilitation
  • Online Facilitation
  • Group Debrief and Closure
  • Code of Conduct & Course Evaluations 
  • Departure

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, AFT Opening Night Group Dinner, and course material are included with program purchase. For participants coming from out of town, please be cognizant of booking refundable travel accommodations. The deadline to register for an AFT is 45 days before the start of the program. If the required number of participants to host a training is not met, NAAEI reserves the right to cancel the training. 

Participant Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is $750. Participants are allowed to cancel their registrations up to 30 days before the start date of the program. Any cancellations or no-shows after that date, will not be refunded. 

What To Do Next: 

Please review the AFT Faculty Conduct Guidelines prior to registering. All graduates of AFT join NAAEI's Faculty list. This is a list of AFT graduates our affiliates use to locate trainers and instructors. To register, please visit the NAA Upcoming Events page. If registering more than one person, please contact Chris Mahoney. Please note, space is extremely limited, and seats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Participants must get approval by their local NAA affiliate or partnered organization to participate in this training. 

Contact For Questions: 

Please direct all questions to Chris Mahoney.