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.
Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. is a Psychologist in Encinitas, CA. He was one of the original NLP students at UC Santa Cruz; Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson were his mentors. After receiving his psychology doctorate from Stanford University, he became one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This work unfolded into his original approaches of Self-Relations and Generative Self, and then further (in collaboration with Robert Dilts) into Generative Coaching and into the larger field of Generative Change.
He has taught in many different cultures and countries over the past 30 years, and has published extensively. His numerous books include The Hero’s Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (co-authored with Robert Dilts), the classic Therapeutic Trances, The Courage to Love, The legacy of Erickson, Walking in Two Worlds (with D. Simon), and Generative Trance: The Experience of Creative Flow.
Robert Dilts has been a developer, author, trainer and consultant in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) - a model of human behavior, learning and communication - since its creation in 1975 by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. A long time student and colleague of both Grinder and Bandler, Robert also studied personally with Milton H. Erickson, M.D., and Gregory Bateson.
In addition to spearheading the applications of NLP in education, creativity, health, and leadership, his personal contributions to the field of NLP include much of the seminal work on the NLP techniques of Strategies and Belief Systems, and the development of what has become known as 'Systemic NLP.' Some of his techniques and models include: Reimprinting, Integration of Conflicting Beliefs, Sleight of Mouth Patterns, The Spelling Strategy, The Allergy Technique, Neuro-Logical Levels, The Belief Change Cycle, Generative NLP Patterns, the Unified Field Theory for NLP and many others.