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Path To Certification

Thank you for your interest in becoming certified in the Bigbie Method and your commitment to making the world a “better” place!  

To become certified in the Bigbie Method you will need to advance through 3 levels:

Level 1: The Introduction

Intro Course  -  8 Weeks

Strong Start Badge

Earned by completing the 8-week Intro Course

Brains Before Brawn Badge

Pass the Knowledge Check: an electronic “written” assessment given at the end of Intro Course

Level 2: Intermediate

Empathy Gym  -  6+ Months

Consistency Is Key Badge Level 2 or higher

Attend 20 Empathy Gym sessions

Practice What We Preach Badge  Level 2 or higher

Application of skills in “real life” is critical for learning. Participants complete the online Mournings and Celebrations Journal to describe how they have been applying the skills they’re learning. Points are given for each submission.  The Level 2 Implementation Badge is earned after 20 submissions.

Empathetic Witness Badge  Level 2 or higher

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Empathy during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Empathy Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Empathy Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

Express Yo' Self Badge  Level 2 or higher

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Expression during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Expression Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Expression Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

All About Connection Badge  Level 2 or higher

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Connecting Requests during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Connecting Request Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Connecting Request Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

Ready, Set, Action! Badge  Level 2 or higher

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Action Requests during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Action Request Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Action Request Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

Level 3: Advanced

Advanced Performance Checks -  1+ weeks

Internal Sage Badge

This is an optional “add on” assessment for $50, paid for by a member above his or her basic membership fee, if desired. This one-on-one assessment checks on the participants’ demonstrated ability to effectively use Self-Empathy. A passing assessment earns the badge.

So You Think You Can Dance? Badge

This is an optional “add on” assessment for $50, paid for by a member above his or her basic membership fee, if desired. This one-on-one assessment checks on the participants’ demonstrated ability to show fluid movement around the NVC Dance Floor. A passing assessment earns the badge.

Congratulations!

Once you have successfully completed all three levels, you are Certified in The Bigbie Method. You have shown strength and implementation of a variety of communication skills and processes.  Once Certified, you can explore the TBM Facilitator Track.

The Bigbie Method Facilitator Track

Working With Clients  -  Various Lengths

Once Certified, you will be provided information to explore the TBM Facilitator Track.  The Facilitator Track helps you level up your skills even further while teaching these skills through others. Welcome to the team!