$400 – $450

2 Day Facilitator Training Workshop | Woodbridge VA

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Kyle R. Wilson Elementary School

5710 Liberty Hill Court

Woodbridge, VA 22193

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Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes and Thoughts

Do you work with groups?

  • Do you work with groups of children, young people, adults or seniors?
  • Are you looking for a breakthrough program to engage and change?
  • Are you spending a great deal of time managing challenging behaviours?
  • Are you working with groups with complex issues?
  • Are you seeking professional development to enhance your personal impact?

DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training is for you.

DRUMBEAT is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program, incorporating hand-drumming and proven to build resilience and show measurable changes in social behaviour.

DRUMBEAT has a 16 year track record of delivering real results, across a range of behavioral and wellbeing outcomes. You can read the evidence and research here.

What will you learn in the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training?

  • A range of new facilitation techniques to use with children, youth and adults in a group setting

  • How to play the djembe drum

  • Core rhythms and rhythmic games to promote social understanding, team work, creativity, collaboration, personal reflection, resilience and community

  • Unique ways to motivate behavioural change and deal with conflict

  • How to use the drum to open up group discussion around social understanding and personal reflection

  • Skills to facilitate group improvisation and performance

  • How to customize DRUMBEAT for your specific group’s needs

  • Instructions on how to evaluate your program delivery in order to report back the outcomes to your organisation, school or community

Training Testimonials

"Thank you Holyoake!!!!! I just completed your DRUMBEAT facilitator training yesterday and it was excellent!!!!! The best PD I have ever done. I haven't felt so comfortable and engaged at a PD before. It was paced very well. My co-facilitator and I are already looking forward to implementing the program and excited about helping the youth we work with. Tara was a wonderful trainer and went out of her way to answer our individual questions and followed up quickly. Thank you so much Tara!!!"
Sarah De Sousa Roque

"I just finished the Facilitator training! What an amazing experience! Geoff was an awesome trainer, fun, experienced and always available to listen to us and help us! I came home the last day and started practicing! I can't wait to start my first group! What an amazing program!"
Gretchen Marie Cabranes


DRUMBEAT engages people, lifts their self-confidence and teaches a range of life-skills that will enable participants to be emotionally and socially healthy members of the community.

Under the guidance of a facilitator, participants develop and practice social skills such as problem-solving, active listening, empathy and tolerance through playing music with others.

Their learning is extended through discussion that promotes self-reflection and awareness on how their thoughts, feelings and actions impact their relationships with others.

Polk County Public Schools teachers share their experiences of DRUMBEAT in their schools - watch the video.

Program Testimonials

"The games and activities which promote fun and sharing of information have been a catalyst for personal discussions and problem solving within the group. It has been rewarding to witness some students with leadership qualities, leading discussions to solve others' problems in positive and supportive ways. The program has enabled some quieter students to become more assertive in this setting, which has flowed on to the classroom."
Janelle Wheatley, Specialist Educator

"A brilliant addition to my therapy toolkit, just what we need to engage young people reluctant to share their feelings."
Emily Harper, Clinical Psychologist

"The group had mental health, intellectual and physical disabilities, and many felt that this program would not work for them. However, I believe the group members gained a real sense of belonging. Potentially this was the only sense of belonging to something that they have ever had. They also gained a sense of contribution and recognition that they do matter; they can contribute and achieve something. The opportunity to have their voice and story heard and to take the lead really appeared to be therapeutic for the group. From observation, there were a reduction in the frequency and intensity of the behavioural incidents, an increase in communication demonstrated within the group and an increase in the sense of group cohesion and togetherness. Overall, running this group was a highlight of my career to date."
Angie Zappala, Behaviour Practitioner (Adults)

To learn more about DRUMBEAT, please visit our website www.holyoake.org.au/drumbeat.

Holyoake is a not for profit organisation. By attending events and/or purchasing resources you are supporting the development and delivery of programs and services that benefit the members of our communities.

DRUMBEAT is a registered trademark of Holyoake.


What is included in my registration?

You will receive a Training Workbook, a Facilitator's Manual, and an audio CD of Core and Extension Rhythms and a range of Evaluation Tools. A drum will be provided for the duration of the 2 Day workshop.

What if I need to cancel or transfer to another training?

Please refer to the Refund Policy available on our website.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us drumbeatservices@holyoake.org.au or call (08) 9416 4444 (8.30am-5pm AWST).



You may choose to pay as an individual or as a business. Payment is collected via PayPal - Clicking 'Place Order' will open a new tab allowing you to pay with your PayPal account or checkout as a Guest by paying with a credit/debit card. You will receive a tax invoice as an attachment with the confirmation email. If you require an alternative payment method, send an email to drumbeatservices@holyoake.org.au.


Substitution - If you are unable to attend, you may nominate someone else to attend in your place at no additional cost.

Event Transfer - You may choose to transfer your registration to another Training Workshop, up to 14 days prior to commencement of the Event for which you have registered. Registration transfers that occur within the 14 days period prior to the commencement of the event will incur a $120.00 transfer fee.


Should your circumstances change and you are unable to attend the Event, you may request a refund no later than 14 days prior to commencement of the Event. Cancellations must be in writing. A cancellation fee of $120.00 will apply. Should you cancel less than 14 days prior to commencement of the Event, no refund will be given.

Refunds will not be given for 'No Shows'. Unfortunately, being unable to attend due to illness/health/personal or work issues is considered a 'No Show', and no refund will be given.


In the event of unforeseen circumstances or if minimum registrations are not met, Holyoake DRUMBEAT reserves the right to change or cancel the Event. If the Event is cancelled, you will be notified by the email address you provided and receive a full refund.


Holyoake DRUMBEAT will refund any fees paid, after taking into consideration the relevant cancellation policy. Credit card surcharges are non-refundable. Refunds will only be processed to the credit card or bank account of the individual or organisation from which the payment was received.

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