AFP Faculty Training Academy

AFP Faculty Training Academy – In Person (2-day series) (Nov. 2024)

Dr. Sandra Ehrlich, CFRE and Ken Miller, CFRE headshots

November 7 & 8, 2024 (2-day series)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET (Each Day)
Arlington, Virginia
$959 USD (Members); Not eligible for Non-members

This session is hosted in person in our AFP Global Office in Arlington, VA. The address is: 4200 Wilson Blvd., #480, Arlington, VA 22203.

This 2-day course is AFP's "train the trainer" program that helps ensure quality in education by providing formal training for prospective faculty and instructors of AFP's professional development programs.
Participants receive comprehensive, hands-on training in adult education principles, learning styles, classroom management, assessment, and other related topics.

Learning objectives include: 

  • Apply adult learning concepts to make training programs more engaging and participatory.
  • Conduct effective and interesting presentations that engage, challenge, and invigorate learners.
  • Use innovative training techniques to create course-specific games, simulations, exercises, case studies, role plays, ice breakers, and energizers.
  • Handle difficult trainee behavior and manage the classroom environment. 
  • Develop lesson plans. 
  • Effectively use visual aids to supplement and reinforce training programs. 

Course eligibility requirements & expectations – Participants must: 

  • Possess extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and thorough knowledge of the fundraising profession.
  • Regularly participate in continuing education in fundraising, with a minimum of 45 contact hours within the previous three years.
  • Maintain current AFP membership.
  • Maintenance of CFRE credential is helpful but not absolutely necessary.

Course graduates are asked to serve as faculty for a minimum of three AFP courses for the 2-year period after graduation. Of course, AFP welcomes any additional commitment. These AFP courses include AFP's Fundamentals in Fundraising, CFRE Refresher, and Donor Retention courses, on behalf of AFP and AFP chapters.

Graduates who remain AFP members and continue to serve as faculty for AFP courses are maintained on the AFP Certified Facilitators List. AFP encourages its chapters and partner organizations to recruit faculty for their classes from this list.

Presented by: Dr. Sandra Ehrlich, CFRE and Ken Miller, CFRE 

A preeminent leader in the philanthropic sector, Dr. Sandra G. Ehrlich is a management, leadership, and fund development consultant with more than 35 years of increasing responsibility in the private and public sector. As President of Sandra Ehrlich Consulting, LLC, she assesses, guides, and moves national corporate and nonprofit clients to a higher level of achievement and performance. Working alongside her clients, she has raised more than $100 million for worthy causes. Sandra is a Past President of the AFP Alaska Chapter. For her vital contributions and exemplary leadership, she received the coveted Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy award from the AFP Alaska Chapter. An AFP Certified Facilitator and dedicated nonprofit advocate, Sandra is a catalyst for excellence. As Alaska’s CFRE International Ambassador, she advises, supports, and mentors fundraising professionals across Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

A dynamic trainer, speaker and consultant, Ken Miller, CFRE is the president of Denali Fundraising & Grant Consultants, a nonprofit fundraising consultancy he founded in 2014 after a long career in development. Ken was awarded his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2016 and received his AFP Certified Master Trainer (CMT) certificate in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy by the AFP Alaska Chapter.

Eligible for 15 CFRE points (pending approval)

Course is limited to 30 participants. A wait list will be maintained.

**Course recordings will not be available.


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