I am pleased to announce that today HolacracyOne launches a brand new Tactical Facilitation Assessment! The Tactical Assessment is two things: a gauge of Holacracy facilitation and coaching skills during tactical meetings; and also a learning tool which fills a gap our public trainings are not designed to satisfy. You can book here.
This is part of the evolution of the credentials, and so from today, any person who does not yet hold a Certified Holacracy Facilitator or Coach credential will be required to pass both a Tactical and Governance Assessment, at the required score to earn a credential. Here’s some of the background and context:
Holacracy has grown and matured significantly across the world in the last few years. There are now 82 Certified Holacracy Coaches, 41 Certified Holacracy Facilitators, licensees working in over 11 countries, over 1,500 graduates of Holacracy Practitioner trainings, trademarks registered in 32 countries (paving the way for inroads to China, Russia, Brazil, the UAE and more), and translations of the Holacracy book in 14 languages! We are encouraged by the growth and grateful to already certified individuals and the wider community for your contributions to it.
As Holacracy evolves, the needs of the market have become more sophisticated and we are seeing the need to mature the certification methods as well, which need to offer clearer distinctions between different types and levels of skill. Previously, earning a Certified Holacracy credential required passing a Governance Assessment only. Testing only Governance facilitation and coaching skills, however, and proved insufficient to accurately appraise the broader set of skills needed to effectively coach or lead a whole Holacracy adoption. So the credential needed to expand to assess tactical facilitation skills as well.
The Tactical Assessment is similar to the Governance Assessment in format, is virtual and delivered live by two trained Certified Holacracy Coaches; you can read more details here. If you still have questions, you can add them to this thread and I will be pleased to answer them.
Nick, as Certification Program Manager for HolacracyOne