3VQ Trainer Certification

Become A 3 Vital Questions Certified Trainer

The 3 Vital Questions provided a simple way to start a nuanced conversation about how we can all be empowered to succeed at the important work we do here at Children’s Hospital Colorado. The skills we developed in the program enabled us to bring heart to what we do, while also ensuring we execute on our long-term vision.”

Ryan Simmons, Director of Talent Developments for Childrens Colorado
3VQ Trainer Certification

Do You Feel Called to Transform Workplace Drama?

If you have read The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic), then you already know how life-changing this work can be for yourself and for those you coach, train, or work with. The 3 Vital Questions build upon and expand these frameworks by asking three questions that are targeted to help you move directly into the work creating a culture of empowerment for teams and individuals in actionable and accessible ways.

Becoming a Certified 3 Vital Questions® (3VQ) Trainer will prepare you to serve your clients and customers—whether internal or external—in learning the 3VQs and applying them in their work and lives. You will be certified to take the 3VQs into the classroom, meeting room, and in working with individuals, teams, and organizations.

The people you serve will be empowered to focus on desired outcomes rather than problems and avoid getting caught in the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) that so often sabotages our success in the workplace and in our lives. You will support their development in adopting a Creator Orientation, enhance their capabilities as Creator, Challenger, and Coach to apply The Empowerment Dynamic, and to plan for, and take, the Baby Step actions that serve their creating and achieving results.

Who Should Attend?

This Trainer Certification workshop is for internal and external consultants and coaches, learning & development professionals, organizational leaders, project managers, organizational development consultants, process and culture experts who desire to teach the 3VQ frameworks and tools.

If this is you, once certified, you be prepared to:

  • meaningfully improve the human dynamics of relationships, teams, and your organization;
  • powerfully facilitate 3VQ programs within your organization, in client organizations, and in your consulting and/or coaching work;
  • utilize the “3VQ Participants Guidebook” in conjunction with your “3VQ Facilitator’s Manual;”
  • proudly represent yourself as a 3 Vital Questions Certified Trainer;
  • and continue your and growth and application of the 3VQs as a member of a worldwide learning community of fellow certified 3VQ Trainers through monthly community-led learning calls and the annual 2-day 3VQ Trainer “Virtual Summit.” (An annual renewal fee is required to maintain membership in the Community of Practice, with all its privileges).

I found it to be very similar in feel to a classroom experience. After a few minutes the virtual quality of the experience faded into the background and we were left with the people, the content and together we created a great experience.”   

Steve Gibbons, Intermountain Healthcare

  • Co-facilitated by David Emerald and Donna Zajonc MCC

    Currently conducted virtually, via Zoom, this intensive certification is designed to be highly interactive and experiential and is structured around 4-person learning pods where you will form lasting bonds. There is a balance between learning in the larger group (maximum 12 participants per cohort) and hands-on teaching and practice that takes place within your smaller “pod family.”

    The process unfolds over about 3 weeks and includes the following sessions (“all-in” participation in all meetings is required):

    • Preparation Session (2 hours)
    • Core Sessions (Full days on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
    • Closure Session (90 minutes)
  • The certification course is based on a 2-day “deeper dive” workshop developed and honed over many years by David and Donna. While certified trainers are not expected to always facilitate the entire 2-day workshop, you will be equipped with the following:

    3VQ Facilitator Materials:

    • Facilitator Manual with section-by-section presentation notes and suggestions;
    • PowerPoint slides; and
    • “Catchphrase” card deck.

    3VQ Workshop Participant Materials:

    • Participant Guidebook;
    • Learning Aid Cards (2 formats);
    • 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama and/or The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) books (purchased separately).

    Ongoing Support

    • Monthly Learning Community Calls to support your continued development;
    • Access to Master Trainers to support you as you integrate the 3VQs into your service offerings.

Take The Next Step

  • The Certification is $2500 USD. Payment plans are available. 

    The program fees include all 3VQ facilitation materials and support, and lifetime access to the 3VQ eCourse.

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    Annual Certification Renewal: To continue your membership in the 3VQ Certified Trainer Community of Practice, there is an annual renewal fee (currently $250 for “Essential” and $750 for “Enhanced,” at the trainer’s choice), which begins the year after initial Certification.

    As a Certified Trainer, you will have the right to purchase trademarked 3VQ materials to use in your trainings, workshops, and coaching.

Apply to see if you are eligible to become a Certified Trainer. A limited number of applicants will be accepted.

I love that there is an amazing amount of material that I can now share with others, which is so profound to me. Being able to connect with the people who created this program, to connect with their heart and to the heart of this amazing community of people who deliver this work to the world is even more important to me. Knowing that there’s an ongoing support structure that we can tap into afterward, that we can continue to connect with month after month, while delivering this work, is priceless.”  

Tim Banker, DVM

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