To become a certified GDQ consultant with the right to use the GDQ as an instrument when working with groups you can attend our online certification course or one of our 4-day workshops in classroom form.


Our online certification process (under development)

The online certification consists of different modules and is available in English. With the help of your textbook Group Processes – A Developmental Perspective by Susan A Wheelan and the test-manual you will complete one module at a time before moving on to the next. Each module finishes with a quiz to make sure you have attained a decent level of knowledge to maintain a qualitative and ethical use of the GDQ. As you reach the last module you will conduct a real GDQ measurement on a work group. You will administer the measurement with the help of our online test system after which you interpret the results and plan for suitable interventions in an oral exam conducted over Skype with one of our Trainer of Trainers. The last step of your certification is to report your results back to the work group and have a last feedback session with your trainer to discuss any difficulties and learnings. As all of these steps are completed you become a certified GDQ consultant.


Our 4-day workshop to become certified

The live GDQ training consists of 2 + 2 days during which participants learn about the theory and research behind the GDQ and conduct a real GDQ measurement on a work group. They score and interpret results manually and present them to the other participants on day 3 and 4. Read more about our upcoming trainings below. We currently give live trainings, in Swedish, in Stockholm and Gothenburg in collaboration with Henrysson, Åkerlund & Sjöberg AB and Treatis AB, in Norwegian, in Oslo in collaboration with Alaric AS. We also arrange in-house GDQ trainings for organisations. There are also trainings organised by other companies. Please contact us at gdq@gdqassoc.com to learn more.


Upcoming GDQ trainings in Stockholm, Sweden

8-9 of October and 29-30 of October 2018 in central Stockholm. Teacher: Maria Åkerlund, Henrysson, Åkerlund & Sjöberg AB

12-13 of November and 3-4 of December 2018 in central Stockholm. Teacher: Nishteman Hosseini, Henrysson, Åkerlund & Sjöberg AB

20-21 of March and 16-17 of April 2019 in central Stockholm. Teacher: Maria Åkerlund, Henrysson, Åkerlund & Sjöberg AB

13-14 of May and 3-4 of June 2019 in central Stockholm. Teacher: Nishteman Hosseini, Henrysson, Åkerlund & Sjöberg AB


Upcoming GDQ trainings in Gothenburg, Sweden

22-23 of March and 12-13 of April 2019 in central Gothenburg. Teachers: Christian Jacobsson, Gothenburg University and Maria Wramsten Wilmar, Treatis AB.


Upcoming GDQ trainings in Oslo, Norway

22-23 of November and 6-7 of December 2018 in central Oslo. Teacher: Jon Erik Børresen and Egil Rasmussen from Alaric AS.


Courses for certified GDQ consultants who need repetition of administering, interpreting and presenting GDQ results

21st of March 2018, 09.00-12.00 (CET) in central Stockholm. Teacher: Nishteman Hosseini. Cost: 5000 SEK per participant.

18th of October 2018, 13.00-16.00 (CET) in central Gothenburg. Teacher: Christian Jacobsson. Cost: 5000 SEK per participant.

27th of November 2018, 13.00-16.00 (CET) in central Stockholm. Teacher: Maria Åkerlund. Cost: 5000 SEK per participant.

We also provide case consultation to help interpret GDQ results and recommend next steps. Contact gdq@gdqassoc.com to book a consultation. Cost: 2000 SEK per hour.


Certification course in TotalSDI for already certified GDQ consultants in Sweden

For more information about the course press here.