Become a Leadership Challenge Workshop Certified Master

The Leadership Challenge® Certified Master Program

When you are ready to further your knowledge and practice of all aspects of The Leadership Challenge®, we invite you to explore our Certified Master Program and consider becoming part of our robust community of passionate, like-minded leadership development professionals. Once accepted into the program, you will begin a rigorous and time-intensive learning journey to achieve the highest level of mastery in understanding, integrating, and applying The Leadership Challenge®.
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Like in other fields of advanced study—M.D., Ph.D., or J.D.—achieving the designation of Certified Master requires a deep commitment to The Leadership Challenge® and a demonstration of the highest level of expertise in all of its applications: The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® model, the various Leadership Challenge® workshops, and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). In addition to fulfilling established program requirements for certification, you also may work with other members of the Certified Master community and our Global Training Partners to design a customized plan of development and study to include an area of specialization of your choice—one that aligns with your own professional and personal goals.

The Certified Master status is granted to those who, over time, demonstrate mastery in a wide range of organization development experiences, including consulting, speaking, and publishing. Commitment and mastery must also be evidenced through high-level delivery and facilitation of workshops, LPI coaching competence, established client credibility, a global mindset, and a collaborative, curious spirit that leads to ongoing support of our community’s commitment to liberate the leader in everyone.

The first step to applying for the Certified Master program is a recommendation from an existing Certified Master. Download the Certified Master Recommendation form and submit the completed recommendation form to Wiley at If you do not have a Certified Master in mind you may submit a recommendation from a colleague or client who is familiar with your work. Wiley will provide the candidate with Certified Master Application upon receipt of the completed Certified Master Recommendation form.

For a complete program description, details on certification requirements, the application process, and more please review The Leadership Challenge® — Certified Master Program description. After you have read the program description and if you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact one of our active Certified Masters or email the program administrator at