Appraise individuals objectively


For professionals in talent management, certification in the CPI 260® assessment equips them to gain insight into individuals’ interpersonal style, values, and motivation—as well as into strengths and blind spots in their leadership approach. The CPI 260 assessment is designed to describe individuals objectively, as others would describe them. Whether you’re working as an executive coach, a people development professional, or a team builder, this assessment enables you to identify leaders, nurture their growth, and promote success in the organizations they lead.

Why become CPI 260® certified?


The CPI 260® Certification Program will enable you to:

  • Help individuals and organizations identify strengths and management development opportunities.
  • Increase leaders’ self-awareness and help them adjust their behaviors for maximum effectiveness.
  • Provide executive coaching to empower leaders to reach their full potential through a structured, consultative approach.
  • Develop succession planning by building leaders at all levels to strengthen your organization.
  • Improve an organization's talent management, selection, and retention - by finding the right people and keeping them engaged through a fulfilling career path.

What will you learn?

  • Ways to enable individuals to capitalize on their strengths, target areas for development, and take action to become effective and successful leaders.
  • How to measure responses on the CPI 260 assessment’s 29 scales and compare them to empirical data on 5,600 managers and executives collected by the Center for Creative Leadership® (CCL®).
  • Tools to provide results on 18 different leadership characteristics in five core performance areas:
    • Self-management
    • Team building and teamwork
    • Organizational capabilities
    • Problem solving 
    • Sustaining organizational vision
  • Practical, real-world insights to apply in executive coaching, occupational development, and other business and organizational contexts.
  • How to interpret and use the CPI 260® Client Feedback Report and the CPI 260® Coaching Report for Leaders as developmental plans and coaching aids.
  • How to utilize the CPI 260® Configural Report to deepen your understanding of a client’s results and provide additional context for your feedback conversation.

Two ways to become CPI 260® certified

If there are six or more people at your organization wanting to become CPI 260 certified, we can deliver a virtual or in-person CPI certification program for your group.
Join a public program
For individuals and groups fewer than six, public CPI 260 certification programs are delivered throughout the year. Continuing Education (CE) hours are available for in person and virtual public certification programs from select professional organizations.

Not based in the U.S.? Find out how to get CPI 260 certified in your region.
Find answers to your CPI 260 certification questions in our FAQs.

Public Certification Dates

ONLINE | November 10-12, 2021


This program will be delivered virtually.


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