Cooperative Leadership Certification Program

Level II

Cooperative Leaders! We crafted the Cooperative Leadership Certification Program (CLCP) trainings for you.

If you value collective decision-making, strive to align your teams on relevant strategic initiatives (set by the team), and understand that your team’s potential success lies in a multiplicity of leadership but you need that effective structure, this course is for you! You will receive a plethora of essential tools to implement shared leadership and management practices for alignment around your team’s collective purpose & visions, strategy & priorities, operations, and more!

Applications accepted on a rolling basis!

We’ve spent years researching the problems and potentials associated with organizational communication and collaborative leadership. We used what we learned to develop a set of shared leadership practices that we call Collab.

In our trainings, you’ll learn to use Collab to bring flow, harmony, ease, and continual improvement to your organization.
Collab practices will also help you expand your collaborative leadership capacity through communication and business skills, personal development, and conflict management.

Our rigorous certification process is intended to get you fully trained and licensed to use Collab as an independent consultant and trainer. Certification begins with Level I and proceeds through three certification levels.

On this page you’ll find information about Level II. If you have not taken Level I, start here!

But this isn’t just about the tools. To be a strong collaborative leader, you must have a deep understanding of how to meet people where they are and bring your team together. You must practice presence and active listening, develop your problem solving skills, and understand that when one member of the team has a problem, the team has a problem.

In Level II, you’ll get training and support to facilitate each of the 7 Conversations: purpose, business model, strategy, governance, operations, interpersonal, and personal development.

Watch the recording of the Introductory Session (from 2018) to learn more about Level II objectives, transformations, and modules.

Your team is stronger with aligned, shared, and strategic leadership.

Applications are OPEN! Apply to the upcoming Level II Cohort!

The Level II training will support you in building the skills necessary to transform your own leadership and your team’s work. Level II is designed to prepare you to handle many common tricky situations and to teach your team to do the same, to build your leadership capabilities through practice, and to deepen your grasp of your own group’s dynamics.

What you’ll learn in Level II Collab Training:

  • Essentials of Facilitating the 7 Conversations via Collab Practices to Reach the Potential of your and your Team’s Leadership through:
    • Understanding the Cycle of Change
    • Knowing how to sense and facilitate the technical and adaptive change you and your team need
    • Learning Integral lenses
    • Deepening your Somatic Intelligence
    • Utilizing the 7 conversations as lines of organizational development
  • Putting it into Practice: the full spectrum of organizational power sharing
    • Demonstrating the ability to fully facilitate all seven conversations to
      • Develop your vision, mission, and values
      • Open your books with our business model
      • Strategize collectively for innovative solutions
      • Resolve interpersonal conflict
      • Grow your own agency thru personal development
  • Dive into your own Personal Development with your Round Sky coach: Seeing yourself as the instrument to building a strong team
    • Problem solve your organizational struggles with a Round Sky Coach
    • Give and receive constructive feedback that moves you forward and builds interpersonal trust and relatability
  • Implementation/Instruction basics: Teaching the Standard Meeting Practice
    • Prepare your organization to conduct your work in the Standard Meeting Practice
    • Bring Collab to a diverse range of contexts

Benefits you won’t want to miss:

  • Confidence to teach participatory processes to get clear, process-driven results
  • Using tools for abstraction and information gathering to place yourself as an instrument of change and drive your evolution as a facilitative leader
  • Integrating your body as your go-to tool for remaining centered in the face of conflict and confusion
  • Harness the power of distributed and agile governance in building a strong resilient team of collaborators
  • Tools for more efficient meetings with clear decisions and next steps
  • Deepening your connection to the Collab Community of Practitioners
  • Offering contributions to the evolution of the Collab Methodology through a member of the Methodology scope
  • Using Collab as a certified professional to benefit the organizations you work with!

What you need to know:

  • The course will be conducted remotely via live learning sessions over 7 modules (time commitment is about 2 to 5 hours per week on average)
  • You’ll also participate in a small group to focus on your personal development practice and implementation of the 7 conversations practices.
  • You’ll practice and deepen your understanding of the Collab framework so you’ll be able to facilitate and teach your team(s) all of the conversations, especially the difficult and complex ones
  • You’ll have access to online forums where you can discuss your team’s current challenges and receive feedback from Round Sky Coaches and other Level II Collab Training enrollees and peers.
  • You must complete Level I in order to continue on to Level II.
  • Sign up to deepen your facilitation in community with the Level II training cohort!

Meet the Instructor:

Cecile Green

Cecile Green


Cecile Green is a visionary, entrepreneur, experiential philosopher, and farmer with a passion for assisting mission driven organizations achieve their visions. As an integral scholar practitioner and life long learner, she holds a B.S. in Community Supported Agricultural Systems and has over two decades of experience in entrepreneurial environments. She has participated in nearly a dozen organizational launches and built from the ground up four successful businesses.

Daniel Little

Daniel Little


Daniel is fiercely committed to supporting socially responsible leaders achieve success without losing the deeply held values that inspired them to make the world a better place through their work. If you are looking for a dedicated ally for your growth who can guide you with great strength and compassion to address challenges you may have faced for years, like being more effective with the limited time you have, managing change in a kaleidoscopic marketplace, or dealing skillfully with difficult relationships, then you’re in the right place.

There is so much wisdom in the Collab system, and the ability to bring all of the techniques and practices into my daily work and my team has made possible much of the change I’ve been able to accomplish in the past year.

The best part [of Level II] is the way that after all of their resistance, my team is now embracing the Standard Meeting Practice, ops tracking, and even Personal Development as valuable tools to self-manage through executive transition.

Carolyn Edsell-Vetter

Cooperative Business Support & Outreach Officer, Cooperative Fund of New England

I would say the most important practical piece has been watching these processes, conversations, and ways of thinking come alive in me. I could feel my perception and ability to adapt to different tensions expanding as we worked with this material together.

Level II Graduate

Upcoming Course Details:

(Level II Collab Training is NOW accepting applications for our next cohort; date to be determined)

The Level II Collab Training is a 7 module long program, conducted remotely. You’ll participate in regular interactive online instruction and discussion sessions to engage in intensive personal learning topics. **With periodic breaks between modules**

(Please note: In order to participate in this cohort, you must have completed your Level I certification. Please get in touch with us if you haven’t completed Level I and you still want to join us for this Level II Collab Training.)

Level II Session include: 

  • Review of Level I theory
  • 7 conversations as lines of organizational development
  • Integrate the full Personal Development Practice
  • Putting it into Practice: the full spectrum of organizational power sharing
  • Develop your vision, mission, and values
  • Open your books
  • Strategize collectively for innovative solutions
  • Resolve interpersonal conflict
  • Grow your own agency
  • Implementation & Instruction basics

Community building

  • Over the course, you’ll build and grow alongside other collaborative leaders to explore theory, build community, organize projects, and align purpose with practice.
  • The community of cooperative leaders you’ll meet can offer you support and feedback for your work, and you’ll also get to hear their ideas and strategies for details like funding, structure, and legal concerns in addition to our own.

How much does CLCP Level II Cost?

The full cost of the Level II Cooperative Leadership Certification Program is $3750. This includes all learning materials, personal development sessions, and the weekly trainings.

Applications are due now!

Scholarships, payment plans, referral rewards, and work exchange options ARE available be sure to make a note in your application.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Available:

Our intention is to make this course accessible to everyone. Scholarships and monthly payment plans are available.
If you need support financially, please indicate this as you apply for the course and we’ll do our best to make it work.

If you are a Vermont resident, you may be eligible for a VSAC non-degree grant. See more here.
We also have financial aid available if needed.


Completion certifies you as a Level II Collab Facilitator. You can choose to deepen your commitment to shared leadership training with Level III after your completion of this course! If you’re interested in practicing Collab as an independent consultant, you may pursue a Level III certification!

Collab Level II Facilitator is able to:

  • Introduce and facilitate all 7 conversations in a classroom setting
  • Demonstrate ability to teach and facilitate the Standard Meeting Practice including all 7 conversations (demonstrated through having lead at least one team into practices including 20 hours of supervised facilitation applied within any kind of org)
  • Complete Level II certification test at a satisfactory level, including questions on the cycle of change, quadrants, lines, types, states and stages
  • Explicitly use Collab and Collab branding with a Level II license
    • Includes transparency about certification level and meeting one of these conditions:
      • You are using Collab internally in your own organization
      • You are an employee of an organization implementing Collab
      • You are using Collab in non-commercial efforts such as volunteer relationships with groups and networks in which you participate.
    • Includes the right to implement Collab trainings commercially as part of your business as a coach or consultant with supervision by someone certified to Level III or with a supervision agreement with Round Sky Solutions.
  • Offer contributions to the evolution of the Collab Methodology through membership of the Collab Methodology scope
  • Supervise Level I certification process
  • Prerequisite: Level I