Certifications & Workshops

Polarity Navigator Certification

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Certified Polarity Navigators confidently coach and facilitate others to navigate polarities under patterns of behavior in a way that pulls through Both/And learning and leads sustained action.

Polarity Navigator® Certification is designed to train and certify individuals in the use of The Polarity Navigator, our polarity sensemaking tool. This Certification is based on our practical approach to polarities that explores identity transformation, the Third Way as a mindset, and the role of Vulnerability in navigating polarities.  

You will learn Andiron’s practical 5-step approach to Navigating Polarities: Analyzing, Mapping, Exploring, Acting, and Monitoring and how to use the Polarity Navigator tool to expand Both/And thinking for individuals and teams in a way that leads to transformation. The program is delivered on Zoom.  

Program Objectives

Upon completing our one-day program, you will be certified in the Polarity Navigator® Tool and Andiron’s actionable 5-step approach to Navigating Polarities: Analyzing, Mapping, Exploring, Acting, and Monitoring.

Our certification course will enable you to:

  • Determine if, and when, a situation requires the use of a Both/And lens
  • Identify stages and symptoms of Suffering Paradox to diagnose polarities
  • Understand how polarities drive patterns of behaviour that impact effectiveness
  • Coach others through the creation of a Polarity Navigator to make sense of, and better navigate, polarities
  • Facilitate the steps of Navigating Polarities: Analyze, Map, Explore, Act, & Monitor
  • Help others identify a Third Way mindset and create practical actions and strategies
  • Work with others to explore the vulnerability required to expand into a Both/And mindset
  • Be eligible to advance to KPI Certification

ICF Credits

  • In the past, this course has qualified for 8.5 hours of Core Competencies and 15 hours of Resource Development CEUs. It is currently undergoing ICF review.

Program Materials

As part of our Certification, you will receive:

  • Digital copy of Dr. Brian Emerson and Kelly Lewis’ book, Navigating Polarities; Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation  
  • Polarity Navigator®, co-brandable
  • Polarity Navigator Practitioner Resources and Guidelines

Certification Process

  • Register and get pre-approved
  • Complete Pre-Certification e-learning content (3 hour)
  • Attend Certification Training (8 hours)
  • Complete Practice Client Assignment & Reflection Paper (2 hours)
  • CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a Certified Polarity Navigator!

2024 Program Dates

October 7, 2024 (1 day)

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (US)

  • 1-hour break begins between 12:00 and 12:30pm 
  • Consistent breaks will occur in both morning and afternoon  

Need more flexibility?

Navigating Polarities Connect On-Demand is also available!

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Have additional questions?

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