Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C)
Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C)
RBLP-C is our mid-level leadership certification for middle managers and those aspiring to a middle manager role in corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations of any size.
People who earn the RBLP-C certification are qualified to create a positive climate, develop cohesion, provide purpose, and facilitate team learning in the workplace. They can also coach others on these leadership competencies.
RBLP-C Work Experience Requirement
Applicants for RBLP-C leadership certification must have served in a middle manager role or be qualified to seek a middle manager role.
Middle managers are responsible for objectives and results in a functional department. They may provide guidance and direction to one or more front-line supervisors. Middle managers facilitate team learning and problem-solving. They establish goals for their teams and monitor progress.
Middle managers have significant relevant expertise and experience. An organization may have multiple layers of middle management.
RBLP-C Education/Training Requirement
Instructor-Led Exam Prep
Building and Leading Resilient Teams
Curriculum Modules 1-7
RBLP-C applicants must complete 63 hours of Building and Leading Resilient Teams exam prep training focused on the following leader competency domains: Create a Positive Climate, Develop Cohesion, Provide Purpose, Facilitate Team Learning, and Support Organizational Learning.
The instructor-led, synchronous Building and Leading Resilient Teams exam prep courses offered by our network of Authorized Education Partners, Training Partners, and L&D Partners meet this requirement.
The training offered by other providers may also meet this requirement. Applicants submit proof of meeting the education/training requirement for certification during exam scheduling.
RBLP-C applicants that complete 63 hours of Building and Leading Resilient Teams exam prep training are not required to complete additional training prior to sitting for the RBLP-T leadership certification exams.
The Building and Leading Resilient Teams exam prep course offered by our partners requires learning key terms and ideas, reading assignments to prompt critical thinking, and reflecting on your unique leader/follower experience.
Using a flipped classroom approach, extensive group discussion of the leader tasks and supporting concepts is the key element of the learning experience.
Module 1 Lesson: Raise morale in the workplace by creating a positive climate for people to work in.
Module 2 Lesson: Boost teamwork by developing cohesion among team members.
Module 3 Lesson: Improve motivation and commitment by providing purpose in the workplace.
Module 4 Lesson: Increase the team’s ability to solve problems and overcome challenges by facilitating team learning (part 1).
Module 5 Lesson: Increase the team’s ability to solve problems and overcome challenges by facilitating team learning (part 2).
Module 6 Lesson: Enhance the organization’s ability to change and compete by supporting organizational learning (part 1).
Module 7 Lesson: Enhance the organization’s ability to change and compete by supporting organizational learning (part 2).
RBLP-C Leadership Certification Exam Requirement
During the 2.5-hour oral Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® Coach (RBLP-C) certification exam, the applicant is required to show competence in factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural knowledge (how) in the Create a Positive Climate, Develop Cohesion, Provide Purpose, Facilitate Team Learning, and Support Organizational Learning leader competency domains.
The RBLP-C leadership certification exam fee is $1575. We administer oral certification exams via Microsoft Teams video conference. No special software downloads are required.
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Compare requirements for each level of RBLP® leadership certification.
RBLP-C Leadership Certification Competency Domains
Leader Competency Domain: Create a Positive Climate
When morale is low, performance suffers. When morale is high, performance can soar. Climate is about the shared perceptions and attitudes of teammates. Your team’s climate can change quickly, for better or worse, based on your actions and the actions of your teammates. You can raise your team’s morale by creating a positive climate for people to work in. The result is more flexibility, creativity, and openness to new ideas. Positive emotions help people cope with stress. Teams that work in a positive climate are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.
Leader Competency Domain: Develop Cohesion
The best measure of a team is how well it performs under pressure. When the going gets tough, the tough get going… by working together as a team. This maxim holds true for front-line teams, executive teams, and all other teams in between, including yours. You can boost teamwork by developing the cohesion of your team. The result will be more supportive and dependable relationships. Developing cohesion enhances well-being, reduces stress, and enables your team’s creativity and collective decision-making. Cohesive teams in the workplace are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.
Leader Competency Domain: Provide Purpose
When people have a sense of purpose for the work that they do, they are more motivated and committed. You can provide purpose in the workplace by challenging people to be their best. Most people are looking to grow personally and professionally. You should challenge each person on your team to learn new skills. You should challenge the team to learn new collective skills together. You can also provide purpose by helping your team understand how their work supports the organization’s mission. When people have a sense of purpose at work, they are better able to overcome adversity, and then adapt and grow together because of that adversity.
Leader Competency Domain: Facilitate Team Learning
When people work together as a team, they create shared experiences that they can learn from. As a leader, you are expected to facilitate this experiential learning process. Learning is how teams solve problems and overcome challenges. You can lead the learning process by ensuring that your team is constantly reflecting on its past and present experiences to assess performance and find ways to improve. As your team develops new ideas for improvement and change, you will need to approve and prioritize those ideas. Most importantly, it’s your responsibility to make sure these ideas get put into action, tested, and validated. Some ideas will work; some will not. Either way, team learning has occurred.
How are the leadership certification exams administered?
The Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® series of certification exams are administered orally by exam administrators via video conference. No special software downloads are required.
We administer oral certification exams because leadership knowledge can be tested more effectively by oral exam than by written examination. Our exam administrators hold doctoral degrees and have 20+ years of leadership experience.
Our leadership certification exams provide the public with a reliable mechanism for certifying that people demonstrate competency in creating a positive climate, developing cohesion, providing purpose, facilitating team learning, and supporting organizational learning.
What types of knowledge do the certification exams assess?
The Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® series of certification exams assess factual (what), conceptual (why), and procedural (how) knowledge in applicable leader competency domains.
- Factual knowledge is knowing what terms and ideas mean. You will gain competence in this knowledge dimension by learning applicable definitions, meanings, and specific details. The key terms and ideas covered in each module provide the foundation for understanding associated concepts.
- Conceptual knowledge is knowing the interrelationships among key terms and ideas. You will gain competence in this knowledge dimension by learning how key terms and ideas function together to form a concept; by learning classifications, categories, and principles; and by learning theories, models, and structures. The concepts covered in each module provide the foundation for understanding associated leader tasks.
- Procedural knowledge is knowing how to implement processes and carry out procedures. You will gain competence in this knowledge dimension through your experience implementing subject-specific skills, techniques, and methods; through your experience determining when to use appropriate procedures; through your experience discovering or revealing something through detailed examination; and through your experience making judgments and decisions based on given criteria and standards. The leader tasks covered in each module are essential to building and leading resilient teams.
RBLP-C Recertification Requirement
Recertification is required every three years to maintain the RBLP-C certification.
Certification holders are required to complete a Recertification Application with a professional development exercise detailing how they have implemented applicable leader tasks in the workplace during the previous three years. The RBLP-C recertification fee is currently $75.