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:
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.
“Specific Emergent Learning techniques-- including the Before Action Review, After Action Review and the Emergent Learning Table-- helped me introduce rapid cycle prototyping into my practice with great confidence and efficacy. The learning community -- one of the most powerful professional experiences I’ve had -- provides the underlying theory, the coaching to be able to facilitate, and the support to adapt it to your setting. This is easily a $10,000 or so value in terms of caliber of instruction and range of supports.”
"While I always find something of value to take away from a conference or learning opportunity, at this point in my career, my expectation is for a small "bump" upward in my capabilities, at best. The EL certification program was a huge leap. The approach and tools have transformed my practice and are integral to how I guide my clients' toward success, as they define it."
"When you get to a certain point in your career, it is hard to find robust professional development opportunities. The EL Certification Program was definitely robust -- so much opportunity to interact with peers and mentors, ask questions, dig deeply. The program provided an effective spark for my professional growth."
"If you throw a rock in a room full of Emergent Learners, you'll hit a brilliant person 100% of the time. Outside of the tangible benefits of tools and practices, the community you'll engage with will provide tremendous benefits, both personally and professionally."
"Emergent Learning is at once simple, complex and incredibly powerful. The EL Certification program provided an amazing opportunity to focus on learning and honing my practice across 12 months. I received incredible support from 4QP and my cohort members that helped me improve my practice by leaps and bounds over what I could have accomplished any other way. This is the type of rare opportunity to engage deeply in your own learning that shouldn't be missed."
"Participating in the Emergent Learning cohort has been the most powerful and productive professional development opportunity I have experienced in more than two decades in nonprofit and philanthropy work. If you are open to learning and the possibility that change could accelerate results, then the investment of time and dollars are more than worth it."
"Great Community of Practitioners from a range of agencies in the not-for profit, foundation, and development world gathered with a single focus: to learn how to promote and integrate learning into their work. The program's strength lies in promoting this interdisciplinary exchange, in learning from one another, through the structured use and exchange of ideas around a set of Emerging Learning Tools."
"Emergent Learning helps you see the rudder in the middle of the murky ocean. For those of us in the business of stewarding complex social change, we can better see what is behind us, what could be ahead, and we can learn quickly as we go."
"The year-long EL program was a fantastic opportunity to develop a sustainable practice of learning for impact. The year-long experience helped me establish a clear and practical approach to accelerating group learning, and I feel confident that with the relationships I built over the year and the broader EL community of practice I will be able to sustain and improve my practice in the coming months and years."
Tuition for 2019*
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:
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.
The 4QP EL Certification Program was designed and is delivered by the founding partners of Fourth Quadrant Partners, LLC. Additional faculty are program graduates at the Master Practitioner certification level: