The International Association for Generative Change is dedicated to promoting Generative Change globally in many different ways. We offer certification, membership, learning experiences and a community to those professionals who are interested in creating a world to which we all want to belong. Generative Change (GC) means creating something beyond what has yet existed, either in one's personal or professional life. To generate means to create something new. Thus, the core focus in generative change is creativity: How do you create a successful and meaningful work life? How do you create great personal relationships? How do you develop a great relationship with your self, your body, your past, your future, your wounds and your gifts?
S. Gilligan & R. Dilts
Find out about how to certify as a Practitioner of Generative Change with the IAGC after attending one of our core certification programs. This certification is the starting point for progression though the IAGC and is the entry point for Professional Membership with the IAGC.
This certification recognizes your achievement as having attained advanced practice within your Generative Change work.
This certification is our highest standard of recognition and is our gold standard of training, recognizing you as the highest level of a Generative Change Practitioner.
We are accepting membership applications from 2nd quarter 2017. To register your interest in community membership click here and for professional memberships click here
Joining as a community member will give you exclusive access to a community members area. In this area you can join our forums, view exclusive films taken from our training events, and you will be the first to find out about our training events, our workshops and transformational programmes.
For those of you wanting to be recognized as Generative Change work professional, our professional membership is for you.
Once you have achieved you Practitioner of Generative Change Certification the next step is to join the IAGC as a professional member.
This is the highest level of IAGC Professional Membership. It is the “gold standard’ that recognizes you as a top-level IAGC practitioner, with significant experience and both professional and personal development.
Generative Change work is the "brainchild" of Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan. They met each other as students at UC Santa Cruz, through their deep involvement in the original NLP groups. In the late 1970's, they took different directions. Robert became of the principal developers of NLP, creating generative new models and applications in the fields of health, creativity, and business development. Stephen received his doctorate at Stanford University in Psychology, and became one of the most important students of Milton Erickson.
In the mid-90's, they started to collaborate in different programs. after mutual students pointed out important shared patterns in their work. They have continued that collaboration over the past 20 years, creating various models and methods of what has come to be called Generative Change work. This work has applications in many areas--therapy, coaching, business, conflict resolution, community development, and group transformation. The IAGC is the culmination of these collaborative efforts.