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We’re Hiring Teachers!

We are currently accepting applications for 8-12 new faculty positions. Applications are now being accepted through Friday, September 29th, 2023. The Hoffman Process Teacher Training Program is taking place in Northern California and Kansas City, and is a hybrid in-person and online training program. If you feel called to be a Hoffman teacher, please consider applying. The Hoffman Teacher Training Program begins in January 2024.

Please Note: You must be a graduate of the week-long Hoffman Process to apply to the Teacher Training Program.

Below is general information about being a Hoffman teacher and what a typical teacher training program entails.

  • Teaching the Hoffman Process
  • The 2024-2025 Hoffman Process Teacher Training Program
  • Qualifications
  • Application and Next Steps
  • Contact Us


The job of teaching the Process is demanding and deeply rewarding. The lifestyle of a teacher is similar to that of someone who travels for their work, and air travel is required. You have limited access to your family while teaching, as you are focused on working with your students. This can be challenging if you have young children or do not enjoy being away from your home for extended periods of time. The decision to apply to be a Hoffman teacher should not be taken lightly, as it is a lifestyle.

Most of our faculty members teach 8-10 Processes per year, or about once every 4-6 weeks, while also leading virtual programs and providing coaching. Teaching requires both scheduling and financial flexibility. Many faculty members supplement their teaching income with other work that can be scheduled around Processes, including coaching and additional work with the Hoffman Institute.

The teaching schedule is constructed annually and published about 3 months before the new year begins. Upon certification as a new teacher, you will be assigned to teach on an as-needed basis until the next schedule is completed. Because scheduling is tied to enrollment, we can’t guarantee the number of Processes you’ll be scheduled to teach initially. As a new teacher, you would likely teach between four and eight Processes in your first 12 months as a certified teacher.


“Teacher training is like doing the Process 10 times. The journey is intense, often uncomfortable, and profoundly satisfying.”

The Hoffman Process Teacher Training Program takes approximately 2 years. The Training Program supports you in doing the personal work and developing the competencies you need in order to become a teacher. It’s designed to give you every opportunity to succeed. Certification as a Hoffman Process teacher is based on your demonstration of competency by the end of your training. Teacher training is considered job training and teachers are employed by the Hoffman Institute Foundation. Teacher training is primarily in person, and takes place in Northern California, and Kansas City.

Personal Work

Personal work is a cornerstone of your Hoffman Process Teacher Training and will be emphasized throughout. In addition to your own ongoing use of the tools, you will also do coaching work with Hoffman teachers. You are also required to take the Hoffman Process once again (tuition and lodging are covered by the Institute).

Phase 1 – Group Training

January 2024 to June 2024

In this phase, you will work with experienced teachers and your fellow trainees to learn more about the structure and movement of the Process, how and why it works, and the intentions of each activity. You’ll practice presentations, tools, and one-on-one work, and get detailed feedback. Group work is supplemented by extensive in-home practice and study, including reading and writing assignments and working with training partners. Phase 1 training includes:

  • Monthly 3-day weekend training held in Northern California or Kansas City – Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ♦ January 19-21, 2024; February 16-18, 2024; April 12-14, 2024; May 17-19, 2024; June 14-16, 2024♦*
  • Twice-monthly Tuesday evening meetings held via teleconference
  • 1 observation of the full 7-day Hoffman Process in Petaluma, CA or Caroline, Alberta, March 9-15, 2024 or March 16-22, 2024* (travel, food & lodging are covered by the Institute)
  • Logistics Support role for a full 7-day Hoffman Process at one of our retreat sites (travel, food & lodging are covered by the Institute)
  • Independent Study (readings, assignments, presentations, etc.- required materials provided by Institute)
  • Participate in Buddy Groups
  • Individual mentoring with Director of Teacher Training
      * Adjustments to the above schedule could be made due to travel and gathering restrictions, or the needs of the organization. If such changes need to be made, we will work collaboratively with the training cohort.
Phase 2 – Internship Program

Begins in July 2024 and continues through 2025

Having successfully completed your group training, you will be invited into Phase 2 – the Internship Program. Internships are done independently in each Process and, where possible, each intern will work with a different training teacher. As an intern you will teach under supervision in actual Processes with increasing levels of responsibility over time – eventually leading a small group through the Process. You’ll receive extensive feedback about all aspects of your performance.

  • Working with a training teacher, complete 5-10 Processes during your internship; the actual number depends on your demonstrated competency
  • Receive training to become a certified Hoffman Coach
  • Begin training and certification on Hoffman virtual courses
  • Twice-monthly Tuesday evening meetings held via teleconference from 6:00pm – 8:00p.m. Pacific Time
  • 3-day weekend training in Northern California – Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ♦ December 13-15, 2024*
  • Independent Study (readings, assignments, presentations, etc.)
  • Take the Hoffman Process again, sometime between Internship 2 and Internship 4 (tuition and lodging are covered by the Institute)
  • As needed phone coaching with an assigned Hoffman teacher/coach. This relationship is collegial and supportive, but not evaluative.
  • Participation in Hoffman Virtual Courses


Once you have demonstrated competency in the skills, knowledge, and attributes needed to be a Hoffman Process teacher, you will be invited to join the faculty and be certified as a Hoffman Process teacher. Final Hoffman Process teacher certification is determined by a committee made up of the Director of Teacher Training, and the teacher trainer and supervising teacher of your final Internship. Teacher Training must be completed by December 2025.

Phase 3 – Post-Certification: Associate Teacher Status

As a new Hoffman Process teacher you will continue to have coaching and mentoring support available to you for ongoing competency building.

  • Implement the Development Plan you created in partnership with your Certification Committee over your next 6 to 8 Processes
  • Report to a faculty manager
  • Participate in the All-Teacher Call held every other month
  • Continue training and certification of virtual and graduate courses


  • Hoffman Process graduate
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • 5-10 years of related work experience
  • Master’s degree or equivalent*
  • Demonstrated competency in:
    • Working with people
    • Presentation and facilitation skills
    • Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Experience in guiding individuals in relevant emotional process work
    • Strong technical capabilities, and ability to lead online programs
  • Willingness to travel to all US locations and Canada to teach Processes
  • Commitment to teach a minimum of 8 Processes per year, once established as a teacher
  • Commitment to providing ongoing coaching to Hoffman graduates
  • Commitment to leading virtual programs

*Some exceptions to a Master’s Degree may be made through significant personal and professional experience and/or relevant professional training and certifications; these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


The Hoffman Institute is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusivity in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic, protected by law, or otherwise.

We strive to create a workplace and a faculty in which diversity and inclusiveness are the standard, and not merely an initiative. At The Hoffman Institute we continue to build an inclusive culture that supports, celebrates and inspires the diverse voices of our employees and the students we serve. While we have more work to do to continue to advance diversity and inclusivity, we’re continually investing to move our organization forward.


In addition to the completed and signed application, submit the following required items via Dropbox (directions below):

  • Two videos:
    • Make a video of yourself teaching the concepts of Negative Love and Patterns (maximum 10 minutes) – Recommended resources: Your student workbook, the “Hoffman: Explaining the Negative Love Syndrome” video on our website, the “Path to Personal Freedom and Love” booklet (you can download this from our website), “Journey Into Love” by Kani Comstock, “The Hoffman Process” by Tim Laurence
    • Make a video on why we should hire you as a Hoffman Process teacher (maximum 5 minutes) – Show us why you think you would make a great Hoffman Process teacher and why this is a good fit for you. Feel free to be creative and have fun with this.
  • Essay responses to the following (maximum 6 pages total, 1.5 spacing, 12 point Arial font):
    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (maximum 3 pages) – Rather than focusing on your love of the Process, please tell us about the specific skills, knowledge, and abilities you would bring to the role of Hoffman Process teacher. What past experiences, courses, and education do you have that are similar? What would be new/foreign to you as a Hoffman Process teacher? In your response, consider:
      • Holding space for emotional exploration in front of a group and individually
      • Leading groups through emotionally intense experiences/breakthroughs
      • Successfully operating in a team environment
      • Skillfully teaching emotionally charged concepts in front of a group
      • Experience teaching/leading online using videoconferencing technology
    • Central Teachings of the Hoffman Process (maximum 1 page) – What do you see as the central teachings of the Hoffman Process? Address this question generally and personally.
    • Other skills, background, and experiences you have that could contribute to the Hoffman Institute Foundation (maximum 1 page)
    • Hoffman Process Teacher Training and You (maximum 1 page) – Over the course of two years, the training to become a Hoffman Process teacher takes place in Northern California; Kansas City, KS; and internships at selected sites. There will be regular weeknight trainings, weekend trainings, and the attendance of many Processes. This requires both availability and flexibility of scheduling and travel. Describe your plan of how this will fit into your life over the next two years.
  • A current resume or CV
  • Recent photograph
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation
    • Request letters from two people who have been professional supervisors, colleagues, or teachers (excluding Hoffman teachers). Ask each to appraise your performance in the following areas: 1) intellectual abilities and learning capacities, 2) achievements, 3) emotional maturity and willingness to grow, 4) presence in front of a group, and 5) interpersonal and team skills. Do not have more than two sent, only two will be considered.
    • These reference letters are confidential and must be emailed directly to Deb Bethany at programs@hoffmaninstitute.org by the person making the recommendation in order for them to be included with your application

How to Submit Application via Dropbox

Teacher Training Application Deadline

The application deadline is September 29th, 2023, no later than 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
The following items must be submitted for your application to be considered complete:

  • Signed application
  • Two videos
  • Essay responses
  • Current resume/CV
  • Recent photograph
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation
    • These reference letters are confidential and must be emailed directly to Deb Bethany at programs@hoffmaninstitute.org by the person making the recommendation in order for them to be included with your application

For more information about logistics, timing, and the status of your application, please contact: