Online Certified Practitioner Training

Americas/Europe/Africa Daytime Timezones Course  May 19 – June 4, 2020  SOLD OUT

Asia/Pacific Daytime Timezones Course  June 16 – July 2, 2020

Americas/Europe/Africa Daytime Timezones Course  July 14 – July 30, 2020

Learn more about the online version of the Certified Practitioner training:
  • Six live, remote training sessions over three weeks
  • Live collaboration tools and breakout rooms enable close interaction with your peers and instructor Dr. Timothy Clark
  • Experience and practice remote learning, teaching, coaching, and consulting
  • Rigorous between-class assignments and completion requirements

If you have been struck by the power and effectiveness of the Business Model You® method in your own life, and are thinking of using it to help colleagues or clients, consider becoming a Certified Practitioner.

In six immersive online training sessions, you will master the methodology as taught by its founder, and learn to apply it in your own professional practice. What’s more, you will enjoy powerful feedback from like-minded colleagues from a range of industries, giving you additional insights into how you can use the method both within organizations and as an independent professional.

Participants who complete the training are awarded digital Certified Business Model You® Practitioner certificates testifying to their expertise and commitment to the methodology. Here are some frequently asked questions about the training:

How much does the online training cost?

The first cohorts for the online Certified Practitioner Training will receive a special discounted rate of U.S. $975 in return for providing significant post-training feedback on these initial online sessions. Training fees for subsequent cohorts may be comparable to current in-person training fees.

Is the online certification credential the same as the in-person credential?


Are there other certification fees?

No. There are no recurring or annual fees, and no charge for certification other than the training itself. Any additional training or materials are offered on a pay-as-you-go basis. A listing in the Business Model You® Certified Practitioner directory costs U.S. $45 per year.

Could you describe the training in detail?

See this comprehensive overview of the in-person Certified Practitioner Training. The online version of the training covers the same experiential training over six 90-minute live online (synchronous) sessions with the facilitator and all participants present. Two to three hours of homework is required between each live online session, so participants must be committed to a rigorous training schedule. Attendance at all sessions and completion and submission of all homework assignments is required to pass the course.

All Certified Practitioners receive an 82-page, full-color Facilitator Guide in PDF format. This guide contains a complete, 25-page scenario describing a full-day Business Model You® end-user workshop in detail, including all exercises, learning points, materials needed, suggested timings, and notes on delivery. In addition, all Certified Practitioners receive the complete set of digital slides used for end-user portions of the training. Together the Facilitator Guide and slides enable new Certified Practitioners to immediately deliver powerful and effective Business Model You® trainings anywhere from 90 minutes to a full day in length.

The video below offers extensive commentary by a successful Certified Practitioner participant, along with actual training scenes and sample pages from the Facilitator Guide.

Sushma Panikker, senior learning & development manager at the 4,000+ employee Emaar Hospitality Group, talks training from Business Model You, LLC.

Complete agendas for upcoming live sessions can be seen at information/registration sites linked to the Events page.

What qualifications are needed to enroll in the training?

Prospective participants should have at least 1) five years of progressively responsible full-time work experience, 2) experience supervising, leading, coaching, counseling, or consulting with others regarding work-related issues, and 3) enthusiasm for and basic familiarity with the Business Model You® methodology. This familiarity can be readily gained by reading the book and doing some of the exercises beforehand.

You do not have to be a highly experienced facilitator or charismatic speaker to successfully deliver services using the Business Model You® methodology. The basic workshop method is designed around peer and group work and is logically structured to provide a powerful, engaging experience for all learners. The training itself is an ideal forum for observing, emulating, and practicing good facilitation, training, and coaching techniques.

Does Business Model You, LLC offer marketing support to Certified Practitioners?

Yes. We maintain an online directory of Certified Practitioners searchable by geographic location, language spoken, and other variables. All Certified Practitioners are eligible to create listings in the directory. The fee is $45 per year.

Describe the relationship between Certified Practitioners and Business Model You, LLC

Business Model You, LLC does not require that Certified Practitioners pay a percentage of revenues nor does it mediate practitioner engagements in any way, unless it is to recommend someone to a client with special functional or language expertise (at no charge).  Please keep in mind that Business Model You® is not a franchise or a standalone business system. It is a toolkit for professionals who want to extend their competencies into workplace-related training, consulting, or coaching. Many users already have strong personal brands, though quite a few find the Certified Practitioner training very helpful for sharpening or focusing their professional identities.

What is the relationship between Business Model You, LLC and Business Model Youth, LLC?

Business Model Youth, LLC has developed a high school career curriculum called YouX which is based on the Business Model You® methodology. If you are a public or private school employee with two years of full-time teaching, facilitating, or administrative experience, undergoing the Business Model You® Certified Practitioner training automatically grants you Certified YouX Practitioner status.

Cancellation Terms for the Online Training

All registrants will receive a prompt 100% refund if the training is canceled due to unavoidable external circumstance or at the instructor’s discretion. If you cancel at your discretion up to one month before the training, 50% of your training fee will be refunded. After that date we cannot refund fees for discretionary cancellations, but at any time you may designate someone else to attend the training in your place.