ITC Testing

A four-week program to sharpen your coaching in overturning client immune systems

ITC Testing builds upon your skills in helping clients to 1) identify their limiting assumptions that are ripe for further exploration and 2) create a series of ITC tests that can systematically generate data to overturn their immune systems. The program consists of four weekly 3-hour sessions – giving you the chance to dive deep in each training session and to practice in between our meetings.


Program Faculty: Maria DeCarvalho and Deb Helsing

Participants Will Learn

  • How to help your client identify related Big Assumptions
  • The different levels of ITC testing and how to assess the best approach to generating useful data
  • The process of debriefing an experiment to maximize learning for your client
  • How to use the practice of stocktaking to help your client assess and consolidate their progress

Credit hours for certification with the International Coaching Federation are pending.

Who Should Attend

  • ITC Coaches and Facilitators who would like to sharpen their testing skills and feel more confident and effective in the process of overturning an Immune System
  • Prerequisite: The Facilitator’s Workshop OR the Online Facilitator’s Workshop OR ITC Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching

Weekly Schedule Overview

The program consists of four three-hour sessions with individual work in between meetings. Sessions will run from 9 AM – 12 PM Eastern Time.

2020 Program Dates

Next session dates coming soon! Join our interest list today to receive notifications when they are announced.




$3,400 Standard tuition.
$2,950 Early tuition (quantities limited)

Registration is Simple

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Why has Minds at Work begun offering virtual learning programs alongside your traditional public programs in Boston? Is this something new?

Health and safety concerns around COVID-19 have prompted us to cancel in-person programs this spring and begin to offer more opportunities to connect online. This way of working is not new for us! We have supported clients and conducted coach development sessions online for a number of years. What is new is the greater variety of offerings we’ve just announced.

Taking more of our programs online also means that many members of our global community will be able to learn about and deepen their ITC practice without the additional expenses of travel.

Who teaches these virtual programs?

Our Minds at Work senior faculty: Maria DeCarvalho, Deb Helsing, Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey lead all of our coach development programs. Typically, all four of them participate in the Boston Facilitator’s Workshop and the Online FW. Deb and Maria lead all the Teams Day programs, in Boston and virtual, and the ITC Testing course together. Deb or Maria will lead a cohort in our online Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching class.

Okay, I am interested in registering for one of the virtual programs. What’s that like? Do I need to be online the entire time?

Just as we do in every Minds at Work program, whether we gather in Boston or virtually, we ask that you commit to being present and engaged for the entire time, which probably requires clearing your calendar of other commitments ahead of time. Our trainings are highly interactive, and your participation and perspective support your colleagues’ learning as well as your own! We always include regular breaks throughout the program, and – since we appreciate the realities of working from home – we aren’t bothered by the on-screen appearance of family members, pets, a cup of tea or a snack. It’s also important to know that the ICF requires anyone seeking credits from a program to participate in every session.

What technology will I need to participate?

You will need a reliable high-speed internet connection and the ability to access the videoconferencing system Zoom (required) and Google Docs (optional, but recommended). Both Zoom and Google Docs are available for free. A web-enabled camera is strongly recommended as well, so that we can see you! We will send out more info on technology closer to the program.

What about materials?

Final information on materials is forthcoming. We expect to use some readings from the book Immunity to Change. If you don’t already own a copy of Immunity to Change, you may wish to purchase it now. We may also make use of other readings (in the form of digital PDFs) that we will distribute through email.

Will the workshop be recorded or available for replay?

To protect the privacy of our participants and protect our intellectual property, these programs will not be recorded, in accordance with our policies for in-person workshops in Boston.

Can I receive ICF credit for these online programs?

Yes, for full participation in our existing programs (both the Boston and Online Facilitator’s Workshops and both versions of Using ITC with Teams) you will receive ICF CCE credits. We will shortly be applying for ICF credentialing for our newest programs: ITC Map Making for 1:1 Coaching and ITC Testing.  We expect to be able to offer credits for full participation in those programs. 

Can you give me a quick comparison of the programs?

This chart shows how the programs compare to each other and fit together as a learning path:

Program Prerequisites Format Duration Typical Group Size Next Session 2020 Tuition
Boston Facilitator’s Workshop None Currently scheduled as an in-person training in Boston 3 days 25-50 Next dates TBD $3,400 standard

$2,950 early

Online Facilitator’s Workshop None Online – Using Zoom 3 days 20-30 October 21-23
September 23-25
$3,400 standard

$2,950 early

Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching None Online – Using Zoom Five 3-hour sessions 6 Next dates TBD $3,400 standard

$2,950 early

ITC Testing Boston Facilitator’s Workshop, Online Facilitator’s Workshop, or Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching Online – Using Zoom Four 3-hour sessions 20-30 Next dates TBD $3,400 standard

$2,950 early

Boston Teams day Boston Facilitator’s Workshop, Online Facilitator’s Workshop, or Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching Currently scheduled as an in-person training in Boston One full day 15-20 Next dates TBD $1,500
Online Teams day Boston Facilitator’s Workshop, Online Facilitator’s Workshop, or Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching Online – Using Zoom One full day 15-20 October 30
November 20
Coach Certification Program Boston Facilitator’s Workshop, Online Facilitator’s Workshop, or Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching In person 2 residencies in Boston;  individual coaching; conference calls; program website. 15-20 Cohort launching October 2020 $18,000 standard

$14,500 nonprofit

Adult Development Assessment: The SOI None In person 3 days 15-20 Next dates TBD $3,950 standard

$2,750 nonprofit

$2,250 student