Getting Certified in the CDP

The CONFLICT DYNAMICS PROFILE® (CDP) is a powerful assessment developed to prevent harmful conflict in the workplace. Backed by sound psychometrics and solid evidence of reliability and validity, this instrument provides managers and employees with a greater awareness of how they respond when faced with conflict.

Individual feedback is an essential part of the CDP process. Each person’s individual results are delivered by a trained practitioner and include both explanation of the instrument and dialogue about the results. Since this feedback session is so important to the value of the instrument, we require that the CDP be administered only by certified professionals.

Qualifications for Certification

To maintain the quality and integrity of the instrument, there are minimum requirements to become a CDP Certified Facilitator.

  • Organizational experience in training, human resources, organizational development or conflict management
  • Previous involvement with assessment instruments
  • Bachelor’s Degree or coursework in psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field is preferred

Benefits of Certification:

  • Gain an in-depth perspective of the Conflict Dynamics Profile® history, research, theory, and key principles.
  • Learn how to analyze and apply data in the feedback report to the specific client’s behavior and concerns.
  • Learn how to structure a feedback session so that it effectively conveys the results while maximizing the client’s self-awareness.
  • Learn practical applications of the Conflict Dynamics Profile including how to assist others with developmental planning.
  • Become eligible to purchase the Conflict Dynamics Profile for your own business.

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Methods to Become Certified:

In-Person Certification

Attend an Open Enrollment program or schedule an On-Site Workshop with one of our certified instructors.

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Webcast Certification

Study CDP certification pre-work, then join one of our interactive webcasts with other CDP candidates hosted by a CDP Master Practitioner. Complete the certification process with a one-on-one feedback simulation session. Register for certification and select your webcast date.

Learn more about webcast certification

Practitioners in Europe interested in learning more about CDP Certification should contact one of our strategic partners.