Reframing Aging Facilitator Application Form

Training Dates: February 25 and 26, 2020

Location: GSA Offices, 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005

Application Due Date: January 30, 2020

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Reframing Aging Facilitator (RAF).  The facilitator has the exciting role of being on the frontlines of this nationwide movement to change our society’s attitudes and approaches to aging.  Facilitators are trained to lead workshops, make presentations, and offer basic technical assistance to people wishing to use the evidence-based framing strategies. These educational, awareness-raising engagements are an important part of an overall strategy for achieving meaningful social change because they promote the use of effective ways to tell our stories.   

The facilitator training is conducted over two consecutive days. The goal of the training is to equip you to teach the reframing aging communication strategy. The Reframing Aging Initiative offers ongoing learning and support to facilitators following the training.  

Reframing Aging Initiative

Please familiarize yourself with the Reframing Aging Initiative on our webpage,, including the collaboration by the Leaders of Aging Organizations (LAO) who conceived of and began the initiative, the research partner FrameWorks Institute, and the funders who have supported the project over the years.

Criteria for Becoming a Reframing Aging Facilitator

The qualities we are looking for in a facilitator include: knowledge of the field of aging; experience with public presentations, training, or teaching; and a background in communications, research, or advocacy. 

Application Form

2. List workshops or presentations about reframing aging that you have attended, including dates, locations and speakers:
3. Are you or is your organization involved currently with initiatives or efforts to address ageism or how the public views aging? *
4. Are you available to travel to locations beyond where you currently live/work in order to give presentations? *

Facilitator Training Dates

Trainees must attend both days of the training.  Trainees are responsible for their travel and lodging expenses. Trainees will be required to prepare for the training by watching the FrameWorks Academy video series.

Training Dates: February 25 and 26, 2020

Location: GSA Offices, 1220 L Street, NW, Suite 901, Washington, DC 20005

Application Due Date: January 30, 2020

Letter of Support

Please submit a letter of support signed by an appropriate decision-maker in your organization (your supervisor, the executive director, your board chair, etc.) supporting your candidacy for becoming a facilitator. Include a description of your organization’s support for the reframing aging principles and commitment to support and encourage your active participation in outreach and engagements.

Requirements of a Reframing Aging Facilitator Agreement

Carefully read the following requirements of a facilitator. Once your participation in the training is confirmed, you will be asked to sign a Letter of Agreement that specifies your acceptance of these requirements and agreement to uphold them.  

  1. Engagements: Disseminate the reframing aging principles and tools with a minimum goal of 12 engagements per year. Engagements may include conducting workshops, seminars, briefings, and presentations at local, regional or national events, hosting webinars, providing trainings to boards and staff of your own or other organizations, or facilitating targeted conversations in small group settings, authoring blog posts, and writing letters to editors of professional and lay publications.
  2. Meetings: Attend quarterly meetings with the Reframing Aging Initiative via conference call or webinar.
  3. Human Subject Research: Agree to Human Subject Research requirements governing the use of the videos in the presentation materials.
  4. Data Collection: Submit data on engagements to a data collection form.
  5. Required Slides: Use the required background and disclosure slides.
  6. Online Network: Participate in the online Reframing Aging Community where information and resources are freely shared.

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