4QP Emergent Learning Certification Program®

Launched in 2013, the 4QP Emergent Learning Certification Program is designed for those who want to build mastery in the use of Emergent Learning to accelerate results—either with client organizations or internal teams. Cohorts in this year-long, highly participatory program typically include a group of mid-career independent consultants and internal, organization-based practitioners from a variety of sectors. Benefits include:

  • Deep understanding of Emergent Learning by comparing experiences with a group of experienced practitioners
  • Exploration of advanced questions about how to design a learning practice that is viable in a variety of settings over time
  • One-on-one coaching from Emergent Learning faculty and/or peers
  • Eligibility for certification in Emergent Learning and an ongoing Community of Practice of Program graduates


Participants may choose to complete the program with or without certification.


Certification seekers are expected to participate in all sessions, work with at least one client (or internal team for organizational practitioners) to apply Emergent Learning principles and practices throughout the year and complete periodic assignments to assess progress.


Tuition for either track is due by November 15, 2018.



Past years have filled quickly. Therefore, please confirm your interest as soon as possible by contacting 4QP project coordinator, Deanna Sullivan (Deanna@4QPartners.com). She will send you a link to registration, payment and lodging information for the first session. Payment is due by November 15. Requests for registration after the course is full will be placed on a waiting list for the current year. We will contact you as space becomes available.


Please contact Info@4QPartners.com if you have any questions about the program.


What Participants are Saying about the Value

of Emergent Learning Certification Program

Tuition for 2019*

  1. Non-certification. $2,020 for independent consultants; $3,465 for nonprofit organizations with operating budgets under $2.5 million*; $5,195 for organizational staff.  This includes:
  • Overview and practice of the tools of Emergent Learning: a two-and-a-half-day launch session typically in late January/early February. (The 2019 launch will be Jan. 30-Feb 1)
  • From Transaction to Transformation – Building a Learning Practice Over time: a two-day mid-term session typically in July (2019 Session #2 will take place July 23-25, 2019)
  • A two-day closing session in late January/early February of the following year (2019 Session #3 to be held January 27-29, 2020)
  • Ten 90-minute conference call sessions monthly between sessions
  • Optional self-organized peer coaching and topical participant calls
  • 150-page 4QP Guide to Emergent Learning


2.  Certification. $4,420 for independent consultants; $5,865 for nonprofit organizations with operating budgets under $2.5 million**; $7,595 for organizational staff. This includes all of the above, plus:

  • Up to twelve hours of personalized, one-on-one coaching by a 4QP faculty member in support of achieving certification
  • Personalized feedback from a 4QP faculty member on homework and practice required for certification
  • Documentation of certification achieved


Tuition includes attendance at each of the three in-person sessions, but excludes  lodging, venue fees (when applicable), meals, and transportation costs associated with attending. Lodging, venue fees & meals will be invoiced separately; details will be sent after you register. Tuition refunds are available until December 15, 2018 (less a $100 processing fee).


* Amounts listed are U.S. Dollars.

** Please email a copy of the organization’s most recent 990 to Deanna@4QPartners.com at registration.

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