Conducting the ITC Approach with Teams Online

In a one day intensive, learn to create collective ITC maps and tests with teams and other groups

Teams, like individuals, can be Immune to Change. They commit to improvements they genuinely want and need to make in order to increase their effectiveness, and yet they act contrary to those intentions. This one-day online session is intended to help practitioners experienced working with teams learn how to apply the collective ITC process. Using an experiential learning design, our Faculty will lead you through a team ITC process and share their most current learnings about applying ITC to teams.


Program Faculty: Maria DeCarvalho and Deb Helsing

Participants Will Learn

  • The differences in diagnosing individual and collective Immune Systems
  • The specific challenges in generating a collective map
  • How to balance the compound responsibilities of facilitating the collective Map columns in real time
  • The importance of navigating both the individual and collective immunities that impact a team’s map-making conversations
  • The most effective approach in contracting for this work with clients
  • How to support intact teams in creating experiments and identifying “found” tests that can shed light on the Collective Big Assumption.

All participants who complete the course will receive 7 credit hours from the International Coaching Federation.

Who Should Attend

  • ITC Coaches and Facilitators who would like to be able to work with teams or organizations to diagnose and overturn collective Immune Systems
  • Prerequisite: The Facilitator’s Workshop OR the Online Facilitator’s Workshop OR ITC Mapmaking for 1:1 Coaching

Daily Schedule Overview

One full day, 8 AM – 4 PM

All times are Eastern Time and include multiple breaks throughout each day.

2020 Program Dates

October 30
November 20




$1,500 Standard tuition.

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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.

What about your in-person programs scheduled for October? Are you going to hold them in Boston as usual? How about in the future?

We currently hope and plan to offer the Facilitator’s Workshop and Using ITC with Teams programs in-person in Boston this October. Along with everyone else, we depend on recommendations from the scientists and officials who are guiding efforts to keep everyone safe from the virus. If we are not able to hold the programs in Boston we will switch them to an online format. We will make that decision and inform everyone by early July.

It is our hope to resume offering in-person programs in Boston as soon as circumstances allow.

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 September 23-25
October 21-23
$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