Live Virtual Format & Smaller Class Sizes - Fall 2020
In support of the health and safety of our students and university community, the Polarity Thinking Certification will be delivered in a live, virtual format for Fall 2020. To ensure that the course content and interaction levels are personalized and easily accessible to participants, two sections with smaller group sizes (maximum of 12 students) are available for Fall 2020.
Each class features 16 hours of synchronous learning (live virtual webinars) and 16 hours of asynchronous learning (self-paced reading, reviewing resources, practical exercises, and assignments).
Section EO1 379 (on Mondays): October 12, October 26, November 9, and November 23
- Live virtual instruction for section 1 will occur on these dates from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Section E02 380 (on Thursdays): October 15, October 29, November 12, and December 3
- Live virtual instruction for section 2 will occur on these dates from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
This dynamic program will equip you to deal successfully with polarities -- opposing forces that create tension in complex situations. You will use Polarity Thinking™ concepts, practices and tools (including the Polarity Map® and the Polarity Assessment™) to overcome your most complex and critical challenges by applying both/and thinking skills to the leadership polarities you face. You will gain experience managing polarities in a consulting/coaching client relationship.
You will also earn a certification in PACT™ (Polarity Approach for Continuity and Transformation) through this program. All leaders, teams, and organization systems are navigating challenges in the process of their growth and development. That process involves the tension between maintaining continuity, and change. PACT™ was developed to increase the speed, attainability and sustainability of the change process that all leaders, teams, and organization systems go through. We believe that leaders can significantly enhance their well-being by using PACT™ and supplementing “or” thinking with “and” thinking.
Early Bird Discount: In support of professionals in this evolving Covid-19 business environment who may be experiencing financial challenges, Mason is offering an Early Bird discount for individual applicants who register by August 7, 2020. This 15% discount is close to $500.00 off the regular course price. We are here to help you Move Forward in your development during Covid-19 and beyond! Apply code “Polarity Early Bird” at checkout.
- Learn transformative new skills to enhance your career through intensive, hands-on, interactive learning.
- Build your mapping skills using the Polarity Map® in practical experiential exercises.
- Use case study and practical exercises to introduce Polarity Thinking™ basic principles and create custom Polarity Assessments
- Participate in one-on-one mentoring post-program to address specific questions and needs.
- Discover a wealth of leadership resources in the Polarity Resource Portal.
- Course registration includes Consultant-level access for 1 year to deepen and broaden your learning experiences beyond the course.
- This resource contains videos, articles/case-studies, a Polarity Map Public Library, and a “My Polarity Maps” section to save and edit your favorite and most frequently used maps.
- If performance measurement is important to you, you’ll learn how to create custom assessments for up to 8 polarities at a time using the Polarity Assessment.
- Earn 27 CCEUs (14 Core and 13 Resource) from the International Coach Federation.
Requirements100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.
Many challenges are effectively solved with “or” thinking – choosing between either this option or that one. Polarity challenges are different. They’re ongoing tensions that are part of an interdependent pair that require “and” thinking – choosing both this and that.
Polarity Thinking will empower you to distinguish “either/or” solvable problems from “both/and” polarities and accelerate your ability to leverage the upsides of tensions we all face every day in organizations. Common polarity tensions include confidence and humility, tasks and relationships, and centralization and decentralization.
The research is clear: leaders, teams, and organizations that leverage both thinking competencies well out-perform the ones that don’t. Please join us and learn how to avoid getting hooked and stuck in polarities by supplementing "or" thinking with the genius of "and” to improve well-being and resilience for you and your organization.