Lectical Assessment in practice (LAP-1)

Lectical Assessments in Practice, part 1 is an accreditation course for coaches and consultants who wish to work with the Lectical Leadership Decision-Making Assessment (LDMA) and the Lectical Reflective Judgment Assessment (LRJA).


VUCA model

For many years, the LDMA (Lectical Leadership Decision-making Assessment) has been Lectica's flagship assessment. It is focused on a broad set of skills for leading in VUCA conditions (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity). The specific skills targeted in the LDMA fall into four broad categories—collaborative capacity, perspective coordination, contextual thinking, and decision-making process.


CAOS model

The LRJA (Lectical Reflective Judgment Assessment) is focused on a broad set of skills that we all need for managing CAOS™ (Competing ideas, Accelerating change, information Overload, and Social division). The specific skills targeted in the LRJA fall into four broad categories—working with perspectives, conflict resolution, evaluating evidence, and thinking and deciding. (CAOS skills overlap considerably with VUCA skills.)

ViP is a prerequisite for LAP-1

ViP (VCoL in Practice) is a prerequisite for LAP-1. The ViP experience ensures that LAP-1 graduates will have the skills required to work effectively with all elements of the latest Lectical Assessment reports.

In LAP-1...

In LAP-1, you'll learn how to help others build micro-VCoLing skills so they can benefit from learning optimally from everyday experience.

You will also learn how to:

  • help clients identify their own learning goals,
  • use Lectical Assessment reports to create customized development plans,
  • customize report content with VCoLs that will help clients build the skills they need most,
  • work with Lectica's Skill Maps,
  • interpret and work with Lectical Assessment scores,
  • embed VCoLs & Lectical Assessments in group learning contexts,
  • explain how Lectica's learning tools relate to the Human Capital Value Chain, and
  • communicate with decision-makers about the benefits of Lectical Assessment and Lectica's approach to workplace learning & development.


LAP-1 is open only to experienced consultants, coaches, or educators who have completed or will have completed ViP prior to the onset of meetings. We review applications as they are received and will let you know if you have been accepted as soon as a decision has been made.

LAP-1 dates & fees

The next LAP-1 begins the third week of September 2022 with two sections, one that meets at 5:00 pm on Mondays and one that meets at 11:00 am on Wednesdays. (All dates are New York time.)  LAP-1 consists of 8 modules with two-hour live sessions spaced two weeks apart, with a longer end of year holiday break before the last module. All modules include weekly written and practice-based homework.

The opening session will be on Monday September 19th or Wednesday September 21st, 2022, and the last session will be on Monday January 9th or Wednesday January 11th, 2023. Your first homework will be assigned two weeks prior to the first session.

Registration closes on Friday September 2nd, 2022

Early bird rate: $2,299 until July 29th, 2022 ($2,499 after this date).

Additional fees

To be accredited, participants will need to personally complete an Essentials+ LDMA Assessment and a debrief by a Lectica Master Consultant. If you have not yet taken an Essentials+ LDMA Assessment, there will be an additional fee of $625 to cover this requirement. If you have completed an an Essentials+ LDMA assessment but not a debrief, a fee of $325 will cover the debrief. If you have already completed both, you're all set.

Refund and transfer policies

Prior to the registration deadline, we will refund 85% of your payment on request.

After the registration deadline, no refunds are available, but you will be given 2 years to complete your course by transferring to a later offering. When you transfer, you will be required to pay a processing fee equal to 15% of the course fee being charged at that time (excluding "additional fees," above).

To certify as an Associate Lectical Coach or Educator

  1. Participants must take their own LDMA and receive a debrief from one of our Master Consultants (not included in course fees, as explained above);
  2. Participants are also required to complete all reflection activities satisfactorily and in a timely fashion and to attend 7 out of 8 modules.
  3. Participants must demonstrate that they have met LAP-1 learning goals. LAP-1 facilitators work as a team to evaluate participants’ preparedness, participation, and apparent level of understanding following each session. Each dimension is evaluated on a scale from 1 to 100. To be certified, participants must achieve an overall average score of 80% or higher across dimensions. 
  4. Participants who wish to certify but do not meet these requirements will be asked to redo all or part of the course at another time.

Only Certified Lectical Coaches, Consultants, and Educators are permitted to work with adult Lectical Assessments.

Apply for LAP-1

You may apply for a spot in LAP-1 by filling in the form below.

If you join our mailing list we'll let you know about future LAP-1 courses as that information becomes available.


Selected funders

IES (US Department of Education)

The Spencer Foundation


Dr. Sharon Solloway

The Simpson Foundation

The Leopold Foundation

Donor list

Selected clients

Glastonbury School District, CT

The Ross School

Rainbow Community School

The Study School

Long Trail School

The US Naval Academy

The City of Edmonton, Alberta

The US Federal Government

Advisory Board

Antonio Battro, MD, Ph.D., One Laptop Per Child

Marc Schwartz, Ph.D. and former high school teacher, University of Texas at Arlington

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., University of Southern California

Willis Overton, Ph.D., Temple University, Emeritus