Deep Dive and Certification Programme

Vertical Leadership Development, Action Inquiry, the Global Leadership Profile (GLP) & MyWorldView (MWV) Practitioner Certification Program


This enhanced program is ideal for business leaders, consultants, coaches, researchers and sustainability practitioners who wish to further their personal development and take a deep dive into vertical development. During the program, we will explore a) Action-logicsthe developmental paradigms through which we think and act and b) the power and practice of Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry—the only approach statistically confirmed as reliably generating both personal and organizational transformation.

Offered in two parts over nine interactive workshop sessions: The first four dates (Part 1) can stand alone for MyWorldView® Practitioner Certification, which will give you access to the many resources and practitioner pricing available as part of the GLA Authorized Practitioner community. If you only wish to book part 1, please click here

Part 2 The last five dates take the journey into vertical development much deeper and the two parts together are the pathway to becoming certified to debrief the GLP – see dates below.

If you have previously taken a MyWorldView® Certification workshop (Part 1) then you can also sign up for Part 2 of this program only, to deepen your experience of adult development theory and work towards being able to debrief the GLP with your own clients. 

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 BOOKINGS CLOSED: Virtual – June 2024 (APAC)

Part 1: 4, 6, 11, 13 June (08:00 UK start/ 17:00 AEST)

Part 2: 18, 20, 25, 27 June & 2 July (08:00 UK start/ 17:00 AEST)

All sessions are 2.5 hours

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Virtual – Sept/October 2024

Part 1: 17, 19, 24, 26 September (08:00 PT / 11:00 ET / 16:00 UK start)

Part 2: 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 October (08:00 PT / 11:00 ET / 16:00 UK start)

All sessions are 2.5 hours

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Book FULL program HERE

For part 1 only, BOOK HERE

For part 2 only, BOOK HERE


For additional part 1 MWV certification program dates, click here

Offered by Elaine Herdman-Barker, Richard Izard and Professor Bill Torbert alongside a facilitation team of our senior associates and members of our international coaching bench, this programme comprehensively blends the what, why and how of transformational leadership development.

Part of the Workshop experience includes taking either MyWorldView or the GLP and receiving a one to one debrief with one of our Senior Associates (GLP only). In addition to the highly interactive, core Workshop sessions, on-going inquiry is supported through Inquiry Cafe sessions with members of our international coaching bench, a pre-course welcome meet and post-Workshop check in. Delegates will also have the opportunity to map out their own developmental journey through our new online Transformations Cards deck.

About the GLP and MyWorldView

The GLP and its companion report, help us understand our current frameworks of thinking (action-logics). We are then able to make better sense of ourselves, others, and the contexts/systems around us. It helps us question our current mindsets and paradigms and begin to shift them if appropriate. The reports offer coaches a rich resource to draw from that can lead to many powerful coaching inquiries and explorations. By measuring and analysing action-logics we are able to see more clearly the subtle dynamics at work within leaders, teams and organisations. Working on these can lead to deep transformations.

MyWorldView is our new scale developmental (vertical) measure. It features the same 30 sentence stems as the GLP and is a break through in AI scoring to give the same reliability as the GLP. In addition MyWorldView features a full digital debrief on an engaging  platform and with animated videos which unlock  the mystery of adult stages of development, or world views.

Over 50 years of research and real-world engagement points to the GLP, MyWorldView and GLA’s Action Inquiry approach being world leading; impacting both individual and organisational transformations. Aside from the sentence-completions, both assessments ask participants to complete a Self-Estimate and gather feedback from colleagues. This multi-perspective approach to assessment models the richness of inquiring into both one’s own and others’ viewpoints. Each profile has a personalized commentary based on the leader’s own sentence responses. This enables leaders to effectively explore in coaching, the patterns that will make the most difference to their leadership contribution. 

Bringing it all to life

At our workshops you will never be passively hearing somebody telling you how to do it right. Rather, you will be exercising active leadership, moving among peers in a community of inquiry, receiving direct feedback about your leadership impact, and collaboratively learning practical ways to:

Assess your current leadership action-logic

Assess your current leadership action-logic: your center-of-gravity, emergent, and fallback perspectives that guide your actions

Become conscious of and shift limiting habits

Become conscious of and shift some of the behavioural mental, and emotional habits that are currently limiting your effectiveness

Exercise your power

Exercise your power with greater flexibility in order to generate personal and organizational transformation

Develop collaborative practices

Develop collaborative practices that increase mindful, relational, and cultural intelligence in the wider organization

Build your capacity

Build your capacity to lead from the inside out

Participants on these programmes are international and come from all walks of life: commerce, manufacturing, financial services, information services, IT, consulting, academia and general education, and public services. This is what some of them have said …

The Action Inquiry & Global Leadership Profile Virtual Programme was excellently organized, with a strong energy and engagement flowing through the group for the whole week. The collaborative way of working enabled deeper discovery into the stages of adult developmental maturity, and I gained an intimacy of realization about each stage, along with the capability to administer and debrief the GLP instrument with clients.

Paul O’Donovan Rossa

Executive Coach

It is clear from taking the GLP Certification Workshop how Elaine and her team have been listening and taking action at the leading edge of human development for several decades now. The way they have translated their work into a
meaningful, disciplined framework for leadership development and organisational transformation is staggering in its
implications, elegant in its simplicity, and humbling in what it represents: a beacon of light in the midst of a complex world
filled with shadows. Prosaics aside, the GLP also has a “role up your sleeves and get boots on the ground” kind of pragmatism about it.

Christopher Chang-Duffet,

Executive Director, Humaxis, Inc.

I attended both the recent London accreditation Workshop and also the Advanced Practitioner Programme, which invites you to take a deeper dive and answers the ‘what next’ question, developing a wider community of practise and inquiry. The space was creative and inviting in anticipation for learning, exploration and living the theory. I was joined by a group of  wonderful, like-minded people who were happy to share their rich experiences, both professionally and personally. Elaine in particular is a wonderful facilitator – She manages to create a perfect balance between academic rigour and skilful use of art, metaphor and story-telling for making complex concepts not only accessible, but also much easier to integrate by the audience.

Alis Anagnostakis,

Consultant and Executive Coach

It was an outstanding programme, it really stretched my thinking which was exactly what I wanted. I left with both a sore head and what feels like a much bigger perspective. Thanks!

Nick Petrie

Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership