Transformational Leadership

Are you a leader looking to create powerful, transformative experiences that make lasting changes in other’s lives?

This 5 month program is designed to teach you some of the most powerful tools for transformation that have been tested in thousands of workshops by dozens of leaders.

What makes this training so unique?

The Relational Inquiry Approach (RIA) is a unique blend of group coaching skills, parts work, Circling, Authentic Relating, and leadership training.

This potent combination allows our participants to experience unparalleled transformation in a surprisingly short amount of time. 

The Relational Leadership Academy has been such a source of community, learning and professional growth for me. As a psychotherapist for several decades, the platform has supported me in showing up with more skill, authenticity and presence with clients. I’ve also had profound experiences of connection and personal healing during RLA events. This practice develops vital skills leading to greater intimacy and connection, the perfect antidote for these times. I truly believe that having these skills and this depth of community with others is essential to our success as leaders and facilitators; that this work can help us resolve a lot of global issues and create a much more harmonious world.

Upon completion of this program you will be a Trained & Certified RIA Group Coach.

By the end of the program you'll be able to offer powerful group coaching, group facilitation, workshops, retreats, healing programs that create powerful transformative experiences for those you are here to lead


What's included..

Program Outline

Create Transformation through the power of Connection

A special kind of transformation is possible in groups. When people feel safe, held and supported in a group, they allow themselves to be more deeply impacted and transformed. Discover how to inspire more intimacy and connection among your participants with these methods.

Learn Specific Group Coaching Techniques that create lasting changes

Unlike other facilitation programs, you will learn group coaching techniques to empower and guide your participants to life-changing transformation. You will witness others heal and transform patterns in an embodied, emotional and relational way. Some of the techniques you’ll learn include:

Share Your Message with the world

Master the Art of Safety & Trust

Gain the confidence to handle whatever comes your way

Influence others through Ethical Leadership

When you complete this training you'll walk away with..

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To provide the most value to our students and ensure the highest quality experience, we are limiting this training to only 24 participants.

This training is only offered once a year

Before applying please check the training schedule below. Live Immersion Dates:

February 3 - 5

Weekend 1

March 3 - 5

Weekend 2

March 31 - April 2

Weekend 3

April 28 - 30

Weekend 4

May 26 - 28

Weekend 5

RIA Transformational Leadership Training - 2022

Led by Course Leaders Mark Boughton, Peter Will Benjamin, and Jen Burns
Assisted by Cameron Grayson & John Adams


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About the Facilitators

Peter Benjamin

Peter Will Benjamin is one of the joyful co-founders of The Connection Institute. As lead staff trainer and CEO he delights in caring for the staff and students. Peter also works as a Professional Coach and teaches continuing ed for Coaches and Therapists. Peter’s mission is to support people in feeling worthy of love and goodness, in order to access their personal power. He’s also an intimacy junkie, community builder, and dancer.

Jen Burns

Jen is a Head Trainer and facilitator at the Relational Leadership Academy. Jen trains coaches, teachers and therapists on how to create safe spaces where people feel excited to open up in authentic vulnerability. 

She is known for her ability to easily shift the energy of a group from energizing and engaging to deeply vulnerable and intimate. She teaches an array of topics including cultivating trust, the art of self-revealing and embodied leadership.

Mark Boughton

Mark Boughton has been studying communication skills and the psychology of relationships and interpersonal dynamics for over a decade. By the time he was twenty two, he had worked, traveled or volunteered on every continent of the globe, and had discovered a deep passion for understanding people.

He stumbled upon the world of therapy and coaching in his early twenties, immediately knew his calling, and has been facilitating relational practice ever since. He has a love for building community and bringing people together to connect, and also works as a coach helping people vision and actualize their deepest desires.

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