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Communication remains one of the top issues for employees in most organizations. Conversations Worth
Having (CWH) certification gives you the ability to positively affect people's lives by significantly
improving communication within organizations. As a CWH trainer, you will have the tools and skills to
offer both virtual and on-site Conversation Bootcamp trainings. The certification program is designed to
ensure that as a trainer, you will be confident and effective. Trainers must complete the 2-day
Conversation Bootcamp on Conversations Worth Having and Strategic Conversations prior to attending the
2.5-day CWH training for trainers. This certification is an intensive, experiential learning opportunity
that combines the theory, practice, and research of Appreciative Inquiry, positive psychology, and
neuroscience to support the kind of communication that fuels productivity and meaningful engagement
anytime, anywhere, and in any situation. Certification requires successful completion of the 2.5-day CWH
training for trainers' program, an online final evaluation process, delivery of bootcamp trainings, and
acceptance of a professional project.
Certified trainers will have everything they need to begin to implement Conversation Bootcamps and
teach Conversations Worth Having. Trainers may list their profile on the Conversations Worth
Having Training website. They will also have on-line access to the latest training materials. These
Our goal is to certify practitioners, trainers, and leaders driving positive change within organizations
and communities, with teams, and with individuals. This includes:
The Conversations Worth Having train-the-trainer certification program is sponsored by the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry in Burlington, VT and the Center for Appreciative Inquiry in Las Vegas, NV. Customized trainings for organization or industry groups can be arranged.
In person certifications are two and half days long, typically from 8:30am - 4:30pm on the first two days
and 8:30-12:30 on the last day. Online certifications will be held in a virtual classroom, typically from
11:30 am - 5:30 pm EST on the first two days, and 11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET on the last day. Training includes
one year of on-line access to
the latest training materials, Trainer Workbook, listing on our website, quarterly CWH trainer calls,
lunches and coffee breaks during the training, plus one hour of free coaching following the training.
Additional coaching is available at $150/hour. Travel expenses are not included. Prerequisite: You
must have completed both Conversations Bootcamps to be eligible for the Trainer Certification.