Certify as a Flight Team Facilitator

Learn to train Flight Teams using our videos, activities and resources. You’ll master 20 different areas of focus and give attendees comprehensive guidance on how to respond and recover when crisis or tragedy strikes their school or district.

Instill Peace of Mind

Facilitators work in pairs, so you’ll need to have a co-leader take this training with you.  Participants will leave this training prepared to co-lead training others in how to respond to a range of school tragedies and crises: deaths, homicides, natural disasters, and more. Cheri Lovre covers the practical aspects of response as well as the driving philosophy behind her approach.  A number of organizational options (district, regional, community) will be taught so you can maximize team strength.

Flight Team Training What Your Gain
Flight Team Training How It Works

Help Others Prepare

Each session is taught using our videos and handous as you will use them to provide the training.  Facilitators divide into small groups for activities to build skills. Using our video series, you’ll be ready to help schools and districts build an organized team and a plan of action for whatever comes their way.

Training Overview

  • Training can be scheduled anywhere we have adequate interest.
  • Participants must have already completed a three-day ‘Flight Team” Training with Ms. Lovre.
  • Follow-up and annual refreshers by Zoom will be required as needed.
  • Faciltators who will  be co-leading trainings together  in the future need to train together.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who has attended Cheri’s Lovre’s 3-Day Crisis Response Training Workshop and is passionate about training others

This is part of a larger program, including all staff training, administrator training and web-based resources. 

What's Included

  • 20 hours of live training with Cheri Lovre
  • Access to all Handouts and Materials for use in future trainings
  • Direct access to Cheri during “Office Hours”
  • Discounts on future Webinars
  • 15 weeks of video access for each training you facilitate

Training your district’s crisis response team members is one truly amazing way to give back to your community.

Flight Team (crisis response team) members respond to and support district staff, students and their families when going through a crisis or tragedy. This course will give you the foundation to train new team members annually, be an empathic flight team leader, while also addressing any concerns you might have about the process.

Miko Price | School Counselor, Phoenix, AZ

Ready to get started?

Interested?  Take the brief survey and we’ll be in touch with dates and options!

We start new cohorts based on demand.

Schedule:   CMI currently offers a three-day Facilitator Academy in Oregon in the fall and spring. With sufficient enrollment, we will bring the training to you!

BOCES, IUs, ESDs and other Education Service Agencies or regional programs: 

We have a specific program for you.  We’ll set up a course on your schedule for your constituents.  Give us a call or be in touch here and we’ll make it happen!

Material Covered

Orientation to Crisis Response

Overview of Crisis Response
Flow Chart of Crisis Day


Tasks of Grief
Developmental Stages of Grief


Garlinghouse Theory
Impact of Suicide on a Response


Trauma in the Individual
Trauma – Impact on a Response

Roles of Staff & Flight Team, Safe Room Activities

Roles of Staff and Flight Team
Safe Room Activities

Safe Room 2

Safe Room Organization
Safe Room Process

Life Tribute & Student Belongings, The Empty Desk

Life Tribute
Student Belongings and the Empty Desk

Media & Communications

Student Announcements
Media and Communications

Needs of Staff

Needs of Administration
Needs of Staff

Life Tribute and Next Steps

Life Tribute
Next Steps: Organizational Options

Recommended Material

Crisis Resource Manual, included

Those who are taking this training will already have a Crisis Resource Manual from having taken the Flight Team training in the past.  If yours has been lost or was left at a prior position location, please contact CMI at info@cmionline.org.

Training Manual, $55 for attendees

We highly recommend that this be used with the Crisis Resource Manual. Each chapter covers a different content area, and some chapters have exercises designed to help participants become more aware of their own issues from past experiences. 

The Safe Room book by CheriLovre

Safe Room Book, $25

This book covers all dimensions of facilitating Safe Rooms — those nurturing spaces set aside for students who are in more profound grief following the death of a peer. Topics include philosophy, room set-up, rules and behavior management, activities and much more.