The VMI practitioner licensing certification equips practitioners with the understanding, tools, skills, practice, and support to work with this profoundly transformative process.

 

 

Vertical Leadership Development (VLD) is quickly becoming the go-to development approach.

 

 

A simplified VLD.

While there are several VLD models that come with robust assessments, we heard from clients a need for an approach that bridges these models, simplifies VLD without dumbing it down, and is both scalable and affordable.

 

A scalable solution.

The Vertical Mindset Indicator (VMI) is the first instrument that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver VLD assessment, making it affordable and scalable while maintaining the integrity and rigor of decades of empirical analysis most all the VLD assessments share.

 

Offering a developmental experience.

More than an assessment, the VMI is a developmental experience. It combines a sentence stem completion assessment with online, group, and 1:1 coaching to laser in on specific growth opportunities and actions for developing mindset capacity. For those who want to take it further, the unique digital platform, Adeption, builds on the VMI with VLD focused continuous learning paths.

 

The practitioner certification.

The VMI Practitioner License provides coaches and leadership development professionals the access, awareness, community, and ongoing learning necessary to deliver the VMI.

2023 Schedule:

EGD 3

17 - 18 January

STANDARD TRACK
4pm – 8pm ET

11 - 12 May

STANDARD TRACK
10am – 2pm ET

17 - 18 May

STANDARD TRACK
5pm – 9pm ET

8 - 9 November

STANDARD TRACK
10am – 2pm ET

15 - 16 November

STANDARD TRACK
5pm – 9pm ET

Express Interest

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Depending on your background in vertical development, we offer two tracks: the standard track and an accelerated track (by request only). 

 
 

Which track is for me?

Standard

Practitioner License for coaches who have no or some understanding of Vertical Leadership Development models.

The program includes:

    • Approximately 12 hours total

    • VMI and 1:1 coaching session

    • Self-paced learning on Vertical Leadership Development (VLD) foundations and stages of development

    • Two four-hour immersive facilitated, virtual workshops

    • Practice and mentoring with a VMI debrief

    • Access to a community of practice

Accelerated

Accelerated Practitioner License for coaches who are certified in one of the other VLD sentence stem tools, such as MAP, GLP, or LDF and/or have a deep understanding of the stages. The program includes:

  • Approximately 6 hours total

  • VMI and 1:1 coaching session

  • Optional self-paced learning

  • One, three-hour immersive facilitated virtual workshop with other seasoned VLD coaches to explore the similarities and distinctions between the VMI and others and other VLD tools and approaches

  • Practice with the VMI

  • Mentoring optional

What do I get with my license?

N

Solid grounding in Vertical Development theory and how it shows up in real life

N

Understanding of how the VMI is scored

N

Practice with coaching approaches for debriefing VMI results

N

Resources and white papers

N

Quarterly webinars on topics such as Vertical Development and Personality, VMI and 360 assessments, Building Range across Different Mindsets, Vertical Development and organizational Culture, etc.

N

Your own VMI experience

N

A practice VMI and mentoring session

N

Access to the Adeption continuous development suite that builds on the VMI experience

N

Ongoing community with practitioners and thought leaders in the field

N

Attend free Advanced Labs for practitioners and get CCE Credits

Advanced Learning Labs 2023 Schedule

Get CCE credits on the following free lab sessions below (exclusive to VMI Practitioners). Timezones may vary.

JANUARY

26

1PM PST  | 4PM EST

TOPIC

Integrating the Vertical Leadership Development with 360 Feedback (Leadership Circle Profile LCP)

● Explore the distinctions between the information each tool provides and the framework underpinning each.
● Use examples of LCP and VMI reports to identify how mindset might show up in behavior and potential development edges.
● Share and generate coaching questions and techniques for distilling clear development actions and practices using both tools and frameworks.
● Identify own coaching edge for working with both the LCP and VMI.

Duration

90 minutes

MARCH

29

1PM PDT  | 4PM EDT

TOPIC

Vertical Leadership Development and Teams

● Understand how different mindset stages show up in teams.
● Identifying approaches for coaching teams to develop the mindset and consequent teaming behaviors that will enable effectiveness.
● Explore tools and coaching questions for developing and sustaining teaming capacity.
● Unpack the mindset capacity needed of the team coach in working with teams at different mindsets

Duration

90 minutes

APRIL

19

1PM PDT  | 4PM EDT

TOPIC

Vertical Leadership Development and Polarities

● Understanding of what polarities are and how different mindsets might experience them.
● Practice with different techniques for unpacking polarities and navigating competing demands in complex situations.
● Explore when and how best to introduce polarities and mapping tools.
● Identification of one’s own coaching edge in working with polarities.

Duration

90 minutes

MAY

31

1PM PDT  | 4PM EDT

TOPIC

Working with Vertical Leadership Development and
Shadow

● Understanding of what “shadow” means and how it can show up with different mindsets.
● Exploration of how to work with shadow awareness at different mindsets.
● Identification of one’s own potential shadow elements and how they might shape and influence coaching.

Duration

90 minutes

JULY

19

1PM PDT  | 4PM EDT

TOPIC

Vertical Leadership Development and Building Mindset Range

● Explore the different ways Mindset Range shows up.
● Identify development opportunities and edges that come with leaning back to operate from earlier mindsets.
● Identify development opportunities and edges that come with stretching forward to experiment and operate from later mindsets.
● Explore the conditions that support mindset range.
● Identify what it takes for a coach to build mindset range for meeting clients where they are at.

Duration

90 minutes

SEPTEMBER

21

1PM PDT  | 4PM EDT

TOPIC

Vertical Leadership Development and the Enneagram

● Explore distinctions between mindset stage framework and Enneagram typology.
● Identify connections between mindset & motivation and explore coaching questions and approaches for working with both.
● How to integrate the different maps that both VLD and Enneagram provide to take coaching deeper.
● Identify how one’s own Enneagram type and mindset might shape their coaching approach and define their coaching edge.

Duration

90 minutes

OCTOBER

18

1PM PDT  | 4PM EDT

TOPIC

Vertical Leadership Development and Culture (the Culture Bungee Effect)

● Explore how different mindsets shape culture
● Identify opportunities, warning signs and issues that arise when individual and organizational mindsets are not aligned.
● Share and generate coaching questions and techniques for addressing disconnects between individual mindset and organizational culture.
● Identify ways one’s own culture conditions might inform the mindset they bring to coaching.

Duration

90 minutes

DECEMBER

13

1PM PST  | 4PM EST

TOPIC

Vertical Leadership Development Paths

● Understanding of the 3 different potential paths for growth using vertical development framework; Consolidating in a mindset, transitioning into a later mindset, building range across different mindsets.
● Practice identifying development paths and development edges.
● Identification of coaching approaches appropriate to different paths.

Duration

90 minutes

Got questions? Get in touch hello@adeption.io

VMI Practitioner License Options

Standard

Accelerated

*Requires previous certification in delivery of MAP, GLP, LDF, or other in-depth training with Adult Development or Vertical Development training models.

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