Adaptability Certification

In a world where the pace of change is constantly accelerating, Adaptability has emerged as the top skill for achieving sustainable success.

Forbes has declared Adaptability to be “The One Soft Skill You Absolutely Need for Career Longevity.”

Adaptability and the Future of Work: Seeing The Invisible. 

A mini-documentary film by 22 time Emmy award-winning director Nick Nanton.


Change is inevitable, yet so many people and businesses used to avoid it or ignore it at all costs. That’s because the system was broken… until now.

AQai, with the support of many key partners, is pioneering a new operating system for change, one where you can thrive in a technology-driven world.

About the Training

Competitive Edge is one of the first AQai authorized global trainers.

Our program is built for professional trainers, human resource professionals and internal/external consultants who are committed to providing world-class services.

This training focuses on the AQ – Adaptability Intelligence Model that can be applied to personal and professional development, leadership, teams, and individual employees. Build a dynamic and resilient culture that thrives on change by learning to measure and enhance Adaptability.

Download an AQai Assessment Sample Report (pdf)

AQ Adaptability Certifications

Competitive Edge has partnered with AQai Adaptability Assessments to deliver AQ Partner Certification and AQ Practitioner Certification programs. These unique training and certification program will equip you to enhance your coaching and consulting capabilities.

Once certified in the AQ Model, you will have the tools to measure an individual’s Adaptability Quotient, insights into areas for improvement and the ability to recommend approaches to increase resilience and skill building.

Who Is AQ Partner Certification For?

  • Employers & Team Leaders – Who want to support their people through change and transformation
  • HR & Learning Professionals – Who want to understand, empower and improve their change capabilities
  • Consultants & Consultancies – Looking to add expertise and deliver more client value
  • Executive Coaches and Mentors – Who envision a bigger future than their past, for themselves and their clients

Who Is AQ Practitioner Certification for?

  • Employers & Team Leaders – Who want to support their people through change and transformation
  • HR & Learning Professionals – Who want to understand, empower and improve their change capabilities
  • Individual Contributors & Employees – Who envision a bigger future than their past
Next AQ Foundation Certification Course:

Blended Adult Learning Program


MEET YOUR COHORT: August 6 – 9:30AM-11:00AM ET
TRAINING: August 13 & 15 – 9:30AM-1:00PM ET


Download Brochure/Registration Form (PDF)


Steps to Certification:

Step 1: AQme Assessment

The first step is to take your own Adaptability Quotient assessment. You will become familiar with your own results and online development resources available.

Step 2: Access Your Online Learning

Throughout your training you will have access to self-paced on-demand learning modules that will provide you with AQai Science, Fundamentals of the A.C.E. Model, and insights on providing interpretation and feedback to others.  There is a total of approximately 8 hours of content to review throughout this certification process.

Step 3: Kick-Off “Understand” Session

In this one and a half-hour live online session you will meet your AQ Master Trainers and your fellow cohort members before diving fully into the learning. You will learn more about the certification requirements, including inviting two individuals to take the AQme Assessment so that you can practice providing feedback to others.

Step 4: Live Zoom Training Session – Understand A.C.E.

Over three hours, you will get an opportunity to dig deeper into the A.C.E. Model and better familiarize yourself with understanding results. This is a great opportunity for you to share experiences and connect deeper with the content for your specific needs.

Step 5: Wrap-Up Live Zoom Training Session – Provide Feedback

You will reconvene with your cohort and your AQ Master Trainers for a three-hour live online wrap-up session. You will have the opportunity to review the program, share feedback ideas, prepare for your own debrief sessions, and explore questions.

Final Step: Certification and Resources

To finish the program, you will conduct your two practice feedback sessions and submit your workbook of activities. Upon review of your work, you will be issued your certification and be entitled access to the AQ Partner Portal where additional resources to deliver AQme Assessments to your clients and organizations are available.

AQ Foundation Certification Training is available in open enrollment registration and can be held privately for organizations of any size.


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