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.
In the Hero's Journey workshop you will engage archetypal and personal experience to help generate extraordinary outcomes for yourself and your community. We use elements of Joseph Campbell's mythological journeys, Milton Erickson's naturalistic trance, and Steve's Gilligan's generative self.
The mythologist Joseph Campbell spoke of a great myth found in every culture across time: The person who is called on a ‘hero’s journey’ to transform their life and bring a healing gift back into the community. This myth has three stages: the innocence of the garden, the exile and trials of the desert, and the call to return into the community with a new self. Along the way, the hero must cross thresholds into a new territory outside of his or her comfort zone, find the proper guardians and face and transform inner ‘demons’ or ‘shadows.’ Campbell’s notion of the hero’s journey provides a powerful road map for navigating the challenges of personal growth and change, especially change at the level of identity. We will use this map as a guide for developing a Generative Self that is capable of deep inner happiness and significant external accomplishment.
Frequently, when we face life challenges (and inner ‘demons’), we find ourselves initially overwhelmed and feeling more like victims than heroes. This program will provide you with the tools and resources that will help you face and confront life challenges with renewed confidence and passion.
LIving in the Village
Exile in The Wasteland
Call of the Hero’s Journey
The call; The refusal of the call; The appearance of a guide; Crossing the Threshold; Engaging Demons and Guides; Completing the Task; The return
for clarifying where you are on the journey, and how to proceed in a generative way
How the work of Generative Self provides tools for the Hero’s journey
Generative Trance work
Working with archetypic energies and archetypes of transformation.
Being in this program, you can expect both to develop many experiential shifts, and to acquire models of how such transformational change can be developed in other areas. Come prepared to enter a training community that is both safe and passionate. The training includes experiential demonstrations, training exercises, intense personal work, group trance work, and lecture/discussion. The interplay of cognitive and experiential learning is emphasized throughout.