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What stands out when you look around our global learning community is who our students have become through their work with us — and what they can do for their clients as a result.

– Dr. David Drake –

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW


Where would you like to begin?


I do my best to live what I teach. I share about my journey to remind our folks that we are walking on the road of life together. I use my work to design our own programs and to evolve them in response to what students and the world need. We are in the business of applied wisdom.

We focus on what is natural and human, on being in the moment more than memorizing models, so our students can deepen their trust in themselves and improvise what is needed most right now.

The world needs us to show up in new ways to care for ourselves, for others, and for the planet at this pivotal time in history. When the world is on fire, we need radical presence to what is unfolding, radical candor about how we got here, and radical compassion to invite in a new future. We prepare practitioners to free themselves to do just that — one client at a time.

David

Is Certification for you?

Some of you may find that The Open Gateway Program is enough right now as a way to integrate all of the personal/professional development you've done during the pandemic. You will savor the kindred spirits you met as you refreshed and refueled. You will move forward with ease and grace, knowing that the certifications are here if/when you are ready for them.

We have upgraded our Certifications and added a Master Certification to grow our faculty, the community, and the body of work. The certifications are for those who are serious about transforming their practice and differentiating themselves in the market. They are also for anyone interested in our Labs, a place where you can bring your vision to life in service of your mission.

NARRATIVE COACHING CERTIFICATION PATHWAY

Certified Narrative Coach


In this five-month program, you will develop the capabilities you need to use NC in your practice. Upon completion, you will earn the designation of Certified Narrative Coach. The program starts in early January and goes through the end of May 2022. The investment is $1597 – $1997; registration will open on September 15th.

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. As a result, your clients can accomplish more in sessions and after they leave.

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

BECOME A CERTIFIED NARRATIVE COACH

One of the best - possibly THE best workshop - I have ever attended. David is bold and sincere.  He practices what he preaches. Gently and persistently, he focused us to stand in the moment so that new thoughts, stories, and experiences could emerge. It was life-changing.

– Linda C. –

David taught me to listen with my full attention. As a result, I notice what’s not being said and gently bring it to my client’s attention. Each time it has resulted in a cathartic moment that took us in a new direction with more meaning and energy than ever before. It simply works.

– Joanna G.

Certified Master Narrative Coach


In this six-month intensive program, you will deepen your integration of NC in yourself and your practice, demonstrate and share your skills, and use NC to design, deliver and research a project. The Master Certification gives you more access to David and the evolution of this work. Upon completion, you will earn the designation of Certified Master Narrative Coach.

The program starts in early June and goes 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.

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.

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 a 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.

BECOME A MASTER CERTIFIED NARRATIVE COACH

For me, this was a very personal experience, and it has created a strong and irreversible desire to change things in my life. This work will help me change the way I manage and coach my team—and do so with a deeper sense of purpose.

- Susan D. -

I gained enormous insight into the importance of this work right now, to its power, depth and, at its heart, simplicity. With David’s insightful guidance and the group’s support, I emerged grateful, unleashed, and lighter-hearted.

- Robert T. -

INTEGRATIVE DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATION PATHWAY

Certified ID Practitioner


In this five-month program, you will develop the capabilities you need to use Integrative Development in your practice. Upon completion, you will earn the designation of Certified ID Practitioner. The program starts in early January and goes through the end of May 2022. The investment is $1597 – $1997; registration will open on September 15th.

You will deepen your ability to (1) create crucibles for change in the moment; (2) move between roles as you work; (3) support structured emergence; (4) design client interventions; and (5) create your own ID practice. As a result, you can meet clients where they are in this upside-down time, engage them in their own learning, and work with more ease and agility.

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

BECOME A CERTIFIED ID PRACTITIONER

Certified Master ID Practitioner


In this six-month intensive program, you will deepen your integration of NC in yourself and your practice, demonstrate and share your skills, and use NC to design, deliver and research a project. The Master Certification gives you more access to David and the evolution of this work. Upon completion, you will earn the designation of Certified Master ID Practitioner.

The program starts in early June and goes 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.

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.

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 a 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.

BECOME A MASTER CERTIFIED ID PRACTITIONER

Reflecting on the saxophonist standing at the edge of the mountain, making music from his heart, I wondered about the possibility of being able to do that too. To influence, lead and coach from a heart space . . . to trust myself more than what I know. This is the core of my ID journey.

- Jen B -

This program opened the door for me to dig deeper, to be vulnerable to myself and others, and to reflect on who I really want to be as I move forward in my work and my life. I discovered a place of gentle acceptance, of playful exploration, of clarity about what I feel called to be and do.

- Kristi D -

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