Who are you feeling called to serve —
and what do they need most from you?

– Dr. David Drake

CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY AS A CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER

What is your dream?



We are upgrading our Certifications to better meet the needs of our community and those they serve. In January we will be launching a global learning community, two Certified Master Practitioner Programs, and a social enterprise to support innovations in our work and its applications in the world.

You can choose from two Certification Pathways — Narrative Coaching and Integrative Development. We will also reveal shortly our exciting new opportunity for Narrative Release as well. Completing The Open Gateway Program is a requirement to apply for any of the Certification Pathways. Which one would help you fulfill your dream?

 YOU HAVE TWO CERTIFICATION OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

FIRST STEP ON PATHWAY: CERTIFICATION


A five-month intensive program through which you can earn the designation Certified Narrative Coach or Certified ID Practitioner. In this program, you will develop the capabilities you need to use NC or ID in your practice.

Both of these programs start in early January and go through the end of May 2022. The investment is $1597 – $1997, and registration will be open on September 15th. in the meantime, make sure to join the waitlist for the Certification you want to join. 

These programs include twelve live webinars, resources and recordings from David, a private discussion forum, mastermind groups, peer practices, game-changing assignments and Portfolio, a certificate of completion for 27 hours you can use with ICF, and a signature logo you can use as a certified graduate.

SECOND STEP ON PATHWAY: MASTER CERTIFICATION


A six-month intensive program through which you can earn the designation Certified Master Narrative Coach or Certified Master ID Practitioner. In this program, you will deepen your integration of NC or ID in yourself and your practice, demonstrate and share your skills, and use NC or ID to design, deliver and research a project. This Certification is required for our faculty.

Both of these programs start in early June and go through the middle of December 2022. The investment is $3497 – $3997, and registration will be open on March 15th. Completion of the first certification step is a prerequisite for applying for this program.

Graduates of earlier NC Certification Programs are encouraged to take The Open Gateway Program as there is a lot of new material and, upon completion, they can apply to the Master Certification Program. Graduates of the IDP Intensive are encouraged to take the first step, but they can apply to the Master Certification NC Program if they feel qualified.

All of the elements from the first step in Certification continue here. Additional features include four more live webinars, more resources and recordings from David, group supervision with David, peer review, support for research project, a certificate of completion for 44 hours you can use with ICF, and a signature logo you can use as a master certified graduate.

 

Narrative Coaching Certification


Dr. Drake developed Narrative Coaching twenty years ago based in his doctoral research. He has since authored over forty publications on it and taught it to practitioners all over the world.

In the Certification Program, you will deepen your ability to (1) embody radical presence; (2) work with characters in the 'field'; (3) listen and inquire at many levels; (4) improvise using narrative material; and (5) create structures for success.

In the Master Certification Program, you will deepen your ability to (1) understand the links between stories and behavior; (2) work with the unconscious; (3) address collective narratives; (4) engage with resistance; (5) use serious play to create experiences and experiments; (6) reflect on and adapt your practice; and (7) integrate your work through an NC project.

JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR (MASTER) CERTIFIED NARRATIVE COACH PROGRAM

Integrative Development Certification


Integrative Development is a powerful approach to learning & development made for this time as we grapple with fundamental choices about our future. It is based in Dr. Drake's analysis of the research on our innate capacity to learn (often drummed out of us in school), the five factors of performance, and the success factors from 25 years of client projects.

In the Certification Program, you will deepen your ability to (1) create crucibles for change; (2) move between roles as you work; (3) support structured emergence; (4) design client interventions; and (5) create your ID practice.

In the Master Certification Program, you will deepen your ability to (1) connect OD, training, and coaching; (2) identify and work in developmental threshold zones; (3) provide scaffolding in the moment; (4) work with teams and groups; (5) advise and design projects; (6) reflect on and adapt your practice; and (7) add to the body of work through research and an ID project.

JOIN THE WAITLIST FOR THE (MASTER) CERTIFIED ID PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

READY TO GET STARTED?

How to get certified 



Unless you are a graduate of our 2020 ID Intensive, your next step is to enroll in The Open
Gateway Program starting July 8th. This program was created using Integrative Development principles to give you a truly transformative learning experience. As a result, you are experiencing and learning the philosophy that underpins everything we do at the same time.

In The Open Gateway Program, you will learn more about the Certification options so you can choose the one that would best meet your needs. In the meantime, make sure you have signed up on the waitlist for the Certification you want. If you still have questions, contact us using the options below.

TAKE ME TO THE OPEN GATEWAY PROGRAM

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