Steps to becoming a Certified Practitioner

1. Introduction to the Map of Meaning

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

Begin your journey with our foundation training, the Introduction to the Map of Meaning. It is delivered in two formats: an extended course over 4 x 2-hour sessions and a Fast Track option delivered over 2 half days, often on one weekend. This course gives you the foundation for becoming a professional user of the Map of Meaning.  

Find out more about the Introduction to the Map of Meaning

2. Practitioner Training

Once you have completed the Introduction, join a six months long deep dive into learning to use the Map in multiple contexts: using the Map for yourself, with others, in groups, teams and organisations as well as considering how we can use the Map in different contexts such as coaching, consulting, or for social change. 

Practitioner Training

3. Certification 

To become a Certified Practitioner you need to complete both our trainings, the Introduction to the Map of Meaning as well as the Practitioner Training. Our Practitioner Training is offered online gathering a diverse cohort of practitioners with varying backgrounds and from around the world. This course supports you in fulfilling the requirements for certification. It also requires you to create a portfolio of experiments, approaches and applications of using the Map in a context relevant to our work. You will present this portfolio at your examination interview with the Board Members of Map of Meaning International.

Professional Community for our
Certified Practitioners

Community of Practice/Professional Development

We offer six to eight Professional Development sessions a year. They are run by Certified Practitioners who share specific ways in which they have used the Map. These sessions are a chance to continually develop your skills, and grow your 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 and supervise them in their practice.

Lani MorrisLilian KolkerCeline McKeown, Dave BurtonKerry McGovernConny Weyrich

Regional Hubs

Regional Hubs

Our Certified Practitioners live around the world. Regional Hubs offer the opportunity to gather at a time that works comfortably across the time zones of a certain region and support each other in responding with the Map to relevant and important topics 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, health care, the arts?'

It is very encouraging to talk with other Certified Practitioners, exchange insights in a certain field and co-create questions or approaches of applying the Map. Some of these interest groups are evolving into areas for formal research.