Mindful Communication Teacher Training Certification 2019 (for Esther)




Green Zone Institute agrees to train Esther Hasselman to become a “Certified Instructor” in Green Zone Institute through our Instructor Training Certification, launching in 2019 (dates to be worked out).

Specifications for and Participation in the Instructor Training Certification program
This 8-week program will include online video chat and co-teaching a live program. The online sessions will be twice a week for 2 hours. These will include lectures, exercises and testing — as well as short practice lectures offered by the students, both in small groups and to the larger class. Feedback on teaching will occur in private sessions with Greg Heffron (and possibly other GZI teachers), as well as via written feedback. The participation requirement is to show up for 75% of the live online sessions. Other sessions will be available to be reviewed on video.

The Instructor Training will include volunteer co-teaching in a live program with a GZI teacher, in which the student will offer at least one short lecture, as well as assisting with exercises and other aspects of the program. This live program may take place beyond the 8-week class period, depending on individual schedules, and may require the student to travel at their own expense to participate (free of cost for the program). Free lodging for the student will be sought whenever possible, but other expenses such as meals may be incurred by the student.

If the student would like to help organize a program where they live, this might be possible, but would require additional work to coordinate the program (or to find a volunteer coordinator), and depends on the workability of the location.
The certification process is not complete until the student participates in the co-teaching experience.

What Does Certification Mean?

Becoming a “Certified Instructor” at Green Zone Institute allows the student to teach their own programs for profit, starting with “The Power of Peacemaking” and “The Four Seasons of Relationship.” Further programs will be available to teach after the student has shown facility teaching these basic programs — based on meetings with senior teachers at Green Zone Institute. These instructors might ask for a video sample from a live teaching before certifying the Instructor to teach further programs from the curriculum.

Further, the Instructor is free to mix Mindful Communication material into their other professional activities, including workshops they teach in other disciplines. In these cases, the Certified Instructor is asked to mention the source of the material, so that interested students might seek our further resources.
Instructors will receive powerpoint (or keynote) presentations for each program, as well as a basic syllabus for each program.

Certification Evaluation

Green Zone does not guarantee certification simply by participating in the Training. GZI reserves the right to require further coaching or training, or may decide not to certify a specific student. GZI also maintains the right to remove certification for a teacher at any time based on GZI’s core “Green Zone” principles and its aim of increasing the confidence, kindness and clarity of students in GZI courses.

Sponsorship of Susan Gillis Chapman as Green Zone Institute’s “Founding Teacher”
Instructors teaching Mindful Communication courses are required to offer 15% of their profits for each program (after expenses) to Susan Gillis Chapman. These payments can be coordinated by Green Zone Institute.


EUR 1500 (early bird pricing – full pricing will be EUR 2000)

Should the Instructor Training Be Cancelled in 2019

Greg Heffron agrees to one-on-one video coaching for Esther Hasselman at EUR 75/hour. These sessions will be scheduled by both Heffron and Hasselman at times with work for them, without a specific schedule. These will continue until the budget of EUR 1500 is reached. (20 hours total)