The Purpose-Powered Professional
DNA the Purpose

Become a DNA Architect for P3
Overview of Certification

Participants are certified to train the Purpose Powered Professional (P3) workshop once he or she fulfills the requirements. This certification allows the graduated architect to conduct the P3 workshop on his or her own. We refer to this process as Level 1 certification. As you know both of this workshop spans 16 hours that can be presented over a weekend or any two-day period or can be done in two one-day sessions.

Upon completion of the Purpose Powered Professional workshop materials and certification, currently certified architects will be able complete a short training to receive further certification.

The certification is comprised of six processes you, as a future architect, will complete. These processes are:

  1. Participate in the workshop
  2. Participate in the Instruction attending sessions either via phone or in person
  3. Assist in one or more workshops
  4. Run your workshop which a Master Trainer assists and evaluates
  5. Complete a written and oral final
  6. Solo your own workshop and self-evaluation
The Processes

Process 1- Taking the workshop

Process Intention- The future-architect must participate in the process and allow the process to affect him or her in order to understand the materials, and how he or she reacts to the exercises.

The P3 workshop is directed to the individual and provides a deeper platform for individuals to do self-discovery on his or her own or in a company setting1.

You must complete The Purpose Powered Professional workshop to be certified. As a participant, the facilitating architect will have had to recommend you for future architect training based on your participation. In order to assure the integrity of the process, you must have demonstrated a commitment to do the work and show that you have abilities to work with people to be participating in this certification.

Process 2- Instruction

Process intention- The future-architect has to become competent in presenting P3 workshops with knowledge of material, understanding and acquiring or refining the facilitation skills and knowing what to look for in participants as they move through the workshop.

Once you have completed the workshop, been recommended and decided to pursue the architect certification, you will work through the certification with a group of other architects. This training is intensive and will be conducted in nine ???two-hour sessions weekly. Your commitment to these sessions and the work that must be done between sessions is critical to your understanding of the materials and your success as a certified architect. You are required to attend all of these in order to complete the certification program. We understand that with our busy lives that sometimes a participant cannot attend. You will be responsible for the materials for that workshop. If you miss more than xx, you may not be certified. We will work with you in every way possible to work around scheduling challenges.

Our sessions will be interactive and are built to be lively. These are held in an informal and relaxed environment whether you attend live or b phone. We expect you to be engaged and excited and want to contribute your knowledge and thoughts. The majority of the session will be filled with material about the topic but as we move forward, you as budding architects will be asked to bring more and more. This way of conducting the certification will enable you to begin practicing the skills necessary to facilitate and co-create in the workshops.

Process 3- Assist in one or more workshops

Process intention-The future-architect experiences the workshop from the facilitator's point of view and works with participants on exercises. The future-architect has an opportunity to begin practicing the architecting and co-creating skills necessary to be certified.

The function of the assistant architect is to help the facilitator in any way possible. The assistant could accompany the facilitator as the workshop location arrangements are being made and might also be responsible for ordering food and beverages. He or she might also participate in creating the materials for the course. Included in the section 7, Foundations for Running a Workshop is a list of logistics and the assistant may be involved in a number of these activities. On the day of the workshop, the assistant arrives early with the facilitator to do set up and prepare food, beverage and materials for the participants. Assistants usually sit at the back of the workshop, behind participants unless involved in helping with exercises. The assistant(s) are introduced during the introduction exercise of the workshop.

They do not participate unless requested to do so by the facilitator. Their participation is a decision made by the facilitator and when you facilitate this should be clearly defined before any participants arrive. As a rule, assistants are to be seen and not heard and they are only part of the process at certain times. They never present the material. Assistants do not participate in discussions unless specifically requested to do so by the facilitator. The assistants are recognized at the end of the workshop in the final exercise and receive feedback from the class. At the completion of the workshop the facilitator should thank the assistant(s) and give any further feedback.

Process 4- Run your own workshop with master trainer

Process intention- The future-architect has an opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the materials and ability to facilitate. With immediate feedback from the Master Trainer, course corrections the workshop maintains intention and stays on track. When the future-architect has completed all previous steps, he or she schedules and markets a workshop where the master trainer co-facilitates. The future-architect will conduct most of the workshop and only when needed will the master trainer step in. This "practice teach" opportunity enables the future-architect to work "with a net" in his or her first conducted workshop and enables one-on-one coaching to take place during the process.

Since the workshop offers a number of opportunities for the facilitator to break in presentation and view participants at work, these times can be used to do ongoing coaching. The facilitator is encouraged to ask questions of the master trainer. A debrief with the Master trainer follows in which any areas for improvement are discussed and strategies offered for that improvement. Dependent on the number of trainees, this may be a workshop in which more than one trainee does presentation. In those cases it is critical that those not presenting take notes and make note of questions about material he or she is not presenting.

Process 5- Written and oral final

Process intention- The future-architect demonstrates an understanding of all materials, exercises and his or her ability to work with participants.

The architects work on a written test to be done on their own after process 4. This is an “open book final” in that any materials can be used and the completed test is emailed back to the master trainer. A required level of competence must be demonstrated based on a score of 70 or above. In certain circumstances the future-architect can re-take the final. Following submission and passage of the written final, the future-architect meets with the master trainer or has a session over the phone where another set of questions are addressed. These can deal with the materials in the course and usually also include replies to scenarios that might happen in a workshop. This exam is usually about one hour.

Process 6- Solo workshop and self-evaluation

Process intention- The future-architect gains confidence as the solo presenter with others to assist and evaluates his or her performance. Based on the experience the future-architect can ask final questions about any aspect of the program and discuss with the Master Trainer.

After the first workshop presented solo by the future-architect a set of evaluations must be completed by the participants and sent in to the master trainer. The future-architect is also required to write a personal evaluation of how the workshop went. The master architect reviews these evaluations and has a final consultation with the architect.


Once the six processes above have been completed successfully, the candidate is a certified architect for Purpose Powered Process and may begin presenting his or her own workshops. In addition, the architect may post the certification seal on websites and marketing materials. Following certification architects will have access to their master trainer for questions and any help in their path as a P3 architect. This ongoing support is offered to help the architect become successful in presenting workshops.

The certification lasts 5 years at which time the certified architect will meet with a master architect for a short re-certification process.


An optional marketing session is offered as part of the instruction process. You are encouraged to attend since marketing your workshops is a critical step in your success.


As the number of certified P3 architects reaches higher levels, the opportunities for co-marketing will increase. At this time, certified architects and their workshops will be advertised on the website and each architect will get a biographical page to describe themselves. We recommend that in addition each architect secure his or her own website- we can offer a special block price on the hosting site and help with designers and writers if you need such help. All materials will have to conform to the brand to keep it crisp and clean. We require that you get approval before distributing any information about P3 workshops. This is covered in the Marketing a Workshop chapter.

Investment Options

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1. Full Level 1 Certification

The full Level 1 certification training program investment gives you the right to run as many workshops as you desire. Arrangements can be made with the master trainer before entering the program if the whole cost is not to be paid at once.

2. Licensed Certification

As an alternative, you may opt in to the limited Level 1 Training program. In this program you pay a fee per participant as you go as well as your initial investment.

Each time you conduct a workshop, you are required to pay a small fee to license the materials. This fee is to be paid before the workshop is conducted. If your workshop does not happen for some reason, you are not required to pay the fee.

Contact Drew Becker at 919-264-9868 for complete information.

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