Karen Atwell achieves Certified Facilitator

Karen Atwell achieves Certified Facilitator


Certified Facilitator

The Leadership Challenge® Facilitator Training program is an extensive, one-to-two year educational experience that builds mastery in both content knowledge—of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop, the Leadership Practices Inventory® (LPI®), The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model—and workshop facilitation and delivery skills. As a qualified applicant accepted into this Level II certification program, you will work in partnership with our authorized Global Training Partners, Certified Masters, and other members of The Leadership Challenge® community to deepen your understanding and fully integrate all components of The Five Practices framework, including LPI feedback, analysis, and coaching. 

What you will learn:

How to draw from your own experience to personalize and make the course content more compelling and engaging for workshop participants

  • The intricacies and deep research behind The Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders® model so that you can effectively communicate its application and relevance to the roles participants play in their organizations and the challenges they face

  • A deeper understanding of the workshop objectives, design, concepts, and learning methodology

  • How to use visual aids effectively to support various learning styles of participants

  • How to effectively coach leaders in assessing their LPI feedback and in making plans for future learning and development

  • How to Model the Way as a champion of The Leadership Challenge, both with workshop participants and in the greater community of leadership development professionals

What you will take away:

  • A deeper understanding and integration of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

  • Increased competence as an engaging program facilitator

  • Enhanced coaching skills in working with leaders to analyze, interpret, and make the most of their Leadership Practices Inventory feedback

  • Professional skills to help advance your consulting and coaching practice, and increase the effectiveness of your work developing, nurturing, and empowering others to reach for their personal leadership best

  • Certified Facilitator Certification, which authorizes you to conduct The Leadership Challenge Workshop

  • Eligibility to apply to become a Leadership Challenge Certified Master


Certified Master

When you are ready to further your knowledge and practice of all aspects of The Leadership Challenge®, we invite you to explore our Certified Master Program and consider becoming part of our robust community of passionate, like-minded leadership development professionals. Once accepted into the program, you will begin a rigorous and time-intensive learning journey to achieve the highest level of mastery in understanding, integrating, and applying The Leadership Challenge®.

Like in other fields of advanced study—M.D., Ph.D., or J.D.—achieving the designation of Certified Master requires a deep commitment to The Leadership Challenge® and a demonstration of the highest level of expertise in all of its applications: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model, the various Leadership Challenge® workshops, and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). In addition to fulfilling established program requirements for certification, you also may work with other members of the Certified Master community and our Global Training Partners to design a customized plan of development and study to include an area of specialization of your choice—one that aligns with your own professional and personal goals.

The Certified Master status is granted to those who, over time, demonstrate mastery in a wide range of organization development experiences, including consulting, speaking, and publishing. Commitment and mastery must also be evidenced through high-level delivery and facilitation of workshops, LPI coaching competence, established client credibility, a global mindset, and a collaborative, curious spirit that leads to ongoing support of our community’s commitment to liberate the leader in everyone.

Thanks for your feedback, recognition and support.  You have helped me tremendously to grow as a facilitator and as a coach.  Thanks so much for coming to China to share The Leadership Challenge.  What a great experience it has been for me!
— Connie Stephens (Managing Director, HeadStart Consulting, Shanghai China)
Connie Stephens achieves Certified Master

Connie Stephens achieves Certified Master