Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking

Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking

Please note: This course is full for the fall 2019 session. We will post details about the next session in 2020 as soon as they become available.

Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking will equip you to deal successfully with polarities -- opposing forces that create tension in complex situations.

Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking certifies consultants, coaches, trainers, teachers, psychologists, and virtually any professional advisor to offer Polarity ThinkingTM concepts, practices, and tools to their clients and customers. Polarities are cited as a leading-edge approach for developing leaders and driving measurable positive change in organizations facing complex challenges.

Experience two and a half days of intensive, hands-on, interactive learning. You will earn a certification in PACT™ (Polarity Approach for Continuity And Transformation) Foundations and Professional Applications through this program. Leveraging the Power of Polarity Thinking is a partnership program from Mason's Center for the Advancement of Well-Being and Polarity Partnerships, the source of this powerful leadership theory.

Learn more from this video with Cliff Kayser and from this article.

"Learning and using the principles of polarities can strengthen well-being for leaders, teams, and organizational systems. The many different dimensions of effective leadership – from communication to change management – all include polarities. You can learn one approach through this program and it can apply across the board to whatever decisions you face as a leader. Polarity thinking has versatility and scalability and measurability to it that you can use in any situation.” - W. Cliff Kayser, VP, Mastery and Coaching Programs, Polarity Partnerships


  • Learn transformative new skills to enhance your career
  • Receive one-on-one shadow coaching for an action learning project
  • Free access to the Polarity Resource Portal for one year -- create your own personal polarity map library, use polarity map templates, view foundational videos and tutorials, review case studies and articles, and utilize assessment tools
  • Receive free the e-book AND, How to Leverage Polarity/Paradox/Dilemma by Barry Johnson, Ph.D., the thought leader and creator of The Polarity Map® and Polarity Thinking™ principles
  • Earn 27 CCEUs (14 Core and 13 Resource) from the International Coach Federation

A few testimonials from program graduates:

"Polarity Thinking and Polarity Maps are incredibly valuable for enabling new and powerful conversations that lead to sustainable improvements in our organizations, our societies, our relationships and our lives as individual human beings." - Chalmers Brothers, leadership speaker, trainer, and author

"The certification provides a structured process that engages and empowers others, and appeals to those who appreciate data and measurement." - Joy Goldman, founding partner, SixSEED Partners

Please contact us at lead2wb@gmu.edu or 703-993-6090 for more information.