Chief Question Officer® (CQO) Certificate Program - Fall 2020

Presented by
Marilee Adams, Ph.D.
Bestselling author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life
Nov. 11 - 16, 2020
Fully Virtual Format


What it is: The Chief Question Officer® (CQO) Certificate Program empowers change agents in learning, applying and utilizing the Q-Work™ Approach for coaching, facilitating, and consulting. Change agents include leaders, managers, coaches, and HR and learning professionals as well as those with responsibilities for operational excellence and quality.

What you get: The CQO Program enables participants to become “subject matter experts” and consultants (internal and external) in applying the Q-Work™ Approach, Tools and Practices in facilitating change solutions effectively and strategically. This system embodies inquiry skills, tools, models, and practices that optimize engagement, productivity, communication, collaboration, innovation and results for individuals, teams, and organizations.

The Q-Work Approach: Based on the work from Change Your Questions, Change Your Life and bestselling author Marilee Adams, Ph.D., the      Q-Work™ Approach recognizes that questions come first, then answers. Every tool, practice, application, and aspect of the approach is based on this recognition. Asking constructive, quality questions of oneself and others brings out the best thinking, collaboration, action, and results.

How it works: The Chief Question Officer Program – is a unique 5-month program that begins with a 2.5 hour virtual session and five virtual days – A two-day workshop, three days of training. In the first two days, you get the Q-Work™ material “in your bones” as a participant. The second three days focus on how to use this material to empower facilitating and consulting.  14 webinars (Learner Labs) follow the in-person days along with a practical, an applied learning presentation. At the completion of the CQO program you can apply to be an authorized trainer to present Change Your Questions, Change Your Results (either as a one-day workshop or separate modules) and then license the Q-Work™ Approach Tools and Practices (and associated materials) to facilitate in workplaces.

Location:  Virtual Zoom Conference

Dates: Wednesday November 11, Thursday November 12, Friday November 13, Monday November 16, 2020. (3 hour sessions). PLUS 14 - 1 hour sessions over 6 months.

Tuition:  $3,995 - Includes Q-Work Foundation and Practice and CQO Sessions. Payment plans available, Government and Non-Profit Pricing Available.
 Class size is limited

  • ICF CCEU’s: 15.50 for core competencies, 4.50 other skills (first two days; the CQO program is in process of application)


“We’ve used Q-Work™ Approach so successfully in our work with teams that it has led to a radical transformation in how people approach and resolve problems. It also made an immediate and sustained change in their behavior. In an organizational culture, the more that people can be taught these processes, the greater positive impact it can have on productivity and the bottom line.”         

 -- Carmella Granado, Senior Director of Organizational Effectiveness, Flex Inc.

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