Certification

We’ve designed the Certified Collaboration Architect program to promote and facilitate the use of collaboration frameworks and forums to produce high performance teams in the public and private sector. Find information about other certifications (PMI, etc.) here.


Certified Collaboration Architect Overview

For individuals, this is a chance to set yourself apart from your peers. Both employers and client see becoming a Certified Collaboration Architect as a valued skill, because the certification needs to be earned through education and practice. Becoming a Certified Collaboration Architect tells the marketplace that you are skilled in applying, adapting and creating collaboration frameworks and forums to help organizations solve complex and enduring business problems.

For organizations, the Certified Collaboration Architect program provides you a way to motivate your employees to gain the fundamental knowledge and practice they need to become successful, collaborative high-performance teams. You are also able to monitor your organization’s adoption of the collaboration frameworks and techniques by monitoring the number of employees who achieve each belt level over time. Ensuring that your staff have this fundamental knowledge is critical to ensure your organization reaches business success.

How to Earn Certification Credits

The Certified Collaboration Architect Program is skill-based. You earn credits and progress through belt levels by:

Facilitating and/or producing online forums, using the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud.

Facilitating and/or producing in-person forums that leverage Conteneo’s collaboration frameworks and/or other approved techniques, including Gamestorming and the Business Model Canvas / Value Proposition Canvas.

Education and training. Certified Collaboration Architects may earn certification credits by taking certification classes from approved instructors, by attending Playcamps, Conteneo webinars and other approved events.

certification table

Levels Belts Experience Credits Requirements
Apprentice White
Yellow
Orange
30
60
120
Experience Credits may be solely Training Credits or a combination of Training & Facilitation Credits at the Apprentice Level.
Journeyman Green
Blue
Purple
300
600
850
Experience Credits may be a combination of Training & Facilitation Credits at the Journeyman Level.
Master Red
Brown
Black
1100
1400
1750
Belts at the Master Level require Production Credits, in addition to Facilitation and Training Credits.

Frequently Asekd Questions

What is a Certified Collaboration Architect?

At Conteneo we believe in the power of multidimensional collaboration. Our online collaboration engines and collaboration frameworks allow people to work together to develop ideas and solutions that would be impossible on their own.  Organizations use our collaboration frameworks to collaborate with customers, partners and employees to build better products and services. A collaboration architect do not simply “facilitate” an online or in-person forum — he or she designs an experience that maximizes the collaboration between all participants.  We are now referring to all people who facilitate or produce these experiences as Collaboration Architects.

 

Why is being a collaboration architect important?

We created the Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA) Program to help companies using our collaboration engines and frameworks find the experienced partners they need to have successful engagements, and help our collaboration architects market and promote themselves to those companies.  Certified Collaboration Architects may create public profiles listing their experience in the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud, enabling companies to find the CCA with right experience, background, and skills to deliver the insights they need.

 

What are the fees for the certification program? 

There are no certification fees for the program; however, individuals must have a paid account at at least the Standard level to obtain certification credits. Individuals who take training courses from certified collaboration instructurs will receive a one-year standard subcription as part of their registration and will be granted certification credits upon successfully completing the course.

Individuals who obtain a Purple belt or higher must maintain a Professional subscription.

 

How do I earn certification credits?

  • Facilitating and/or producing online forums, using the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud.
  • Facilitating and/or producing in-person forums that leverage Conteneo’s collaboration frameworks and/or other approved techniques, including Gamestorming and the Business Model Canvas / Value Proposition Canvas.
  • Education and training. Certified Collaboration Architects may earn certification credits by taking certification classes from approved instructors, by attending Playcamps, Conteneo webinars and other approved events.

 

How do I report my in-person certification credits?

In-person certification credit reporting is completed via the online platform. Log into the Conteneo Collaboration Cloud and select “In Person Event Reports” from the pull-down menu below your user name in the upper right hand corner.

 

How do I know if my online forum qualifies for certification credits? 

An online forum must have 2 players, be 15 minutes in length duration, and have 10 chat messages to count for credit.