Certified Responsibility Worksop Leader
Develop yourself while developing others

Activate your Certification for Members

Christopher Avery, PhD
Christopher Avery

CEO, The Responsibility Company™ (formerly Partnerwerks, Inc.)

This page is for members of Responsibility Mastery (formerly known as The Leadership Gift Program) who have completed a training the trainer (TtT) workshop for one of The Responsibility Process workshop designs and are ready to activate your certification. If you are not yet a member, and you have completed a TtT workshop, we have a page just for you:

Below is important information about certification and licensing for members.

Since this is a new service for us, I’ve kept it as simple and straight-forward as possible. We’ll work together to fill in the missing pieces. Please email me anytime with questions or comments, including ideas to improve this page.


Training the Trainer (TtT)

This refers to the workshop offered by The Responsibility Company™ to individual workshop leaders who want to pursue certification. It is the first step, and by itself does not convey certification.



This means you have demonstrated that you:

  • Are an accomplished facilitator of interpersonal workshops,
  • Have attended the workshop that you want to be certified to lead
  • Have attended the TtT session for that workshop,
  • Have activated your certification with us within 90 days after TtT (USD 997 annually). This certification includes full membership in The Leadership Gift Program™.


Content Licensing

This is available to Certified Workshop Leaders. When you schedule a workshop, we will invoice you or your employer (as agreed) for the license fee.

For the first delivery annually:

  • Two-day workshop = $1600 USD
  • One-day workshop = $800 USD
  • Half-day workshop = $400 USD

Each subsequent delivery within 1 year:

  • Two-day workshop = $800 USD
  • One-day workshop = $400 USD
  • Half-day workshop = $200 USD

For more flexibility, we may move to a per-contact-hour fee basis.

Anything missing? Let us know.

How we work together

Our preference is to work by relationship agreements rather than formal contracts


This initiative is part of our larger purpose to change the conversation worldwide about responsibility by promoting the understanding and application of The Responsibility Process and related material. You are now an important part of this purpose.



Our approach to quality includes both standardization and continuous improvement.

  1. The Responsibility Company™ maintains the core intellectual property (IP) provided to you. We ask that you honor that by using the names, titles, models, etc., as provided.
  2. I invite you and other Certified Workshop Leaders to innovate around the core IP. We welcome new tools, exercises, practices, and designs for delivery.
  3. The better you practice the material, the better you can teach, coach, and lead Responsibility. By including membership in The Leadership Gift™ Program and its worldwide community, we ask for your commitment to your own study. It is the fastest and best way we know to help you grow toward mastery.


You’ll want to join our Slack forum for Certified Workshop Leaders as soon as you are activated.

Delivery steps

Here is what our process currently looks like:

  1. You schedule a delivery and tell us the date and duration of the delivery.
  2. We will provide you with a URL for participant feedback.
  3. You deliver the workshop and have participants provide feedback before they leave. Then you offer our certificates.
  4. We send you feedback and invoice.
Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement

Please read this entire agreement so you understand our joint accountabilities.

YOU and THE RESPONSIBILITY COMPANY™, hereafter referred to as “the Party and/or Parties,” have entered into a business relationship whereby both Parties may, on occasion, disclose to the other, in oral and/or written form, certain information not generally known outside their respective companies, herein defined as “Confidential Information.”

In consideration of such disclosure(s) to each other, the Parties hereby agree as follows:

  1. “Confidential Information” is defined as any and all information disclosed by one Party to the other and designated or marked in writing by the disclosing Party as either “Confidential” or “Proprietary”.
  2. Each Party agrees that it will not permit the duplication, use, or disclosure of any such Confidential Information to any person (other than its own employees, agents or representatives who must have such information for the performance of their obligations and duties and who are also bound by the requirements of this Confidentiality Agreement), unless such duplication, use, or disclosure is specifically authorized by the disclosing Party.
  3. Each Party recognizes the rights of the other with regards to such Confidential Information and agrees to take appropriate, reasonable precautions to safeguard and treat the Confidential Information as such and to take such appropriate action by instruction, agreement, or notice with the Party’s Directors, Officers, Agents, Employees, and Representatives to protect the Confidential Information obtained from the disclosing Party.
  4. Each Party agrees that it will not make use of, either directly or indirectly, any designated Confidential Information which it receives or has received from the other Party, other than for the purpose for which the Confidential Information has been disclosed, except with the specific prior written authorization of an officer of the disclosing Party.
  5. The Receiving Party agrees not to disclose, publish, or otherwise reveal any designated Confidential Information of the other Party, except after receiving the specific written authorization of the disclosing Party.
  6. The above restrictions will not apply to either receiving Party in the case of information which;
    1. is rightfully known or in the rightful possession of the receiving Party as of the date of it’s disclosure;
    2. is generally distributed or made available to others by the disclosing Party following the date of it’s disclosure to the receiving Party, without restriction as to it’s use or disclosure;
    3. lawfully becomes known or available to the receiving Party from others who are not bound by a similar agreement directly or indirectly with both Parties regarding disclosure; or,
    4. is or subsequently becomes available in the public domain.
Activation Steps

By clicking the “Activate now” button below, you acknowledge that you have reviewed this page in detail, understand and align with how we work, and agree specifically to the Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement. 

After you activate your certification, we will email you instructions for joining the Slack forum.

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