Steps to becoming a Certified Practitioner

Introduction to the Map of Meaning

Many people around the world have been influenced by the Map of Meaning, and some of them use the Map in their work. Over the past twenty-two years we have gathered a body of practical knowledge that provides Certified Practitioners with a powerful range of approaches and methods to use in their work with the Map. Becoming a Certified Practitioner gives you access to the existing and developing body of expertise on the Map of Meaning. 

Begin your journey with four two-hour sessions which give you the foundation for becoming a professional user of the Map of Meaning.  

Find out more about the Introduction to the Map of Meaning

Practitioner Training

Once you have completed the Introduction, join a six month deep dive into learning to use the Map in multiple contexts: coaching, consulting, and for social change. 

Practitioner Training


To become a certified practitioner you need to attend an Introduction to the Map of Meaning workshop in person or online. We then offer a number of ways to achieve certification.  You can join the online Practitioner training which supports you in fulfilling the requirements for certification.  Or you can work on your own to continue to develop your skill and confidence in using the Map of Meaning and then apply for certification. Either way you need to create and present a portfolio for examination by the Board Members of the Map of Meaning International.

Professional Community for our
Certified Practitioners

Community of Practice/Professional Development

We offer six to eight sessions a year, run by the Certified Practitioners to share specific ways they have used the Map.  They are a chance to continually develop skills, and knowledge about the Map of Meaning.  Professional Development Sessions

Professional Supervision

Our most senior Certified Practitioners are available to support individual practitioners in specific projects.

Lani MorrisLilian KolkerCeline McKeown, Dave BurtonKerry McGovernConny Weyrich

Regional Hubs

Regional Hubs

Our Certified Practitioners live around the world, so they gather in comfortable time-zones and support each other in developing what is important in their region. Currently there is a European Hub, with Celine McKeown as the contact person; and an Australasian Hub which is currently led by Conny Weyrich. In Africa, the Hub is led by Daniel Kamanga from the Africa Leadership Transformation Foundation.

Interest Groups

Because the Map of Meaning is relevant to so many aspects of human experience, Certified Practitioners often specialise in key areas of focus. These ask questions such as, 'What can the Map of Meaning offer in areas like? - leadership, ageing, youth, organisational development, the arts. 

It is very encouraging to talk with others and together build questions, and insights into your passion. Many of these are now becoming areas for formal research.