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The 2016 PAX Mastery & Certification Program

The 2016 program begins next year, the weekend of April 1, 2, and 3.


There are more options for participation than ever!


Tuition depends upon whether your purpose is personal or contributing to others as a volunteer, PAX Coach, or independent professional.

Professional Certification, Coaching Certification and Community Education all include four 3-day weekends of Transformational Teaching Skills. See here for weekend details


Questions about the 2016 Mastery Program?

Participating in the 2016 Mastery & Certification Program is a lot to think about - an investment of time and money that deserves serious consideration. The following one-hour teleclass introductions to the 2016 Mastery & Certification Program can help to answer your questions about it:


2016 PAX Mastery & Certification Program Q&A call Recordings:




Options for Participation Depending Upon Your Purpose:


Professional Certification


"You teach best what you most need to learn." -- Richard Bach, Illusions

Our most rigorous program, Professional Certification earns you the right to reproduce the material in any format, customized to your profession as a consultant, seminar leader, public speaker, therapist, etc. You'll learn, research, validate and teach a new topic every 5 weeks, integrating the material into your consciousness, your communication, your choices, and your business.


A Limited Number of Professional Certification Spaces are available in the following Topic Series:


Regular Tuition including 4 Weekends: Deposit of $1700 and 11 payments of $745

$500 Early Registration Discount: Deposit of $1200 and 11 payments of $745


This rigorous training program requires a significant time, effort and financial commitment. Your tuition includes 2 additional optional training days with Alison Armstrong which focus on empowering you to have a successful transformational business. See the individual Topic Series for all of the prerequisites and details pertaining to Professional Certification and please read carefully. Thank you!





Coaching Certification


"All human beings are capable of compassion. And some have an extraordinary gift. These individuals often make exceptional coaches, expediting the journey for others." –- Alison Armstrong

For the first time, we are training coaches to facilitate the growth, transformation and implementation process for our workshop graduates. Successfully completing certification as a Coach makes you eligible for employment by PAX, supporting the men and women participating in our curriculum around the world.


A Limited Number of Coaching Certification Spaces are available in the following Topic Series:


Regular Tuition including all 5 Weekends: Deposit of $1650 and 11 payments of $545

$500 Early Registration Discount: Deposit of $1150 and 11 payments of $545


This rigorous training program requires a significant time, effort and financial commitment. Your 5th weekend is a Coaching Intensive which focuses on training you to provide coaching in the unique process we've developed over more than 20 years of coaching. In addition to being certified in the Topic Series of your choice, you must attend the 5th weekend and pass the Coaching Intensive to be hired by PAX. For your consideration, PAX Coaches are employees and get paid $85 per hour of coaching completed. Hours are not guaranteed. See the individual Topic Series for all of the prerequisites and details pertaining to Coaching Certification. Thank you!





Community Education


"People willing to expend effort and risk their own reputations to contribute to the lives of others are at the top of my list." –– Alison Armstrong

Since the PAX Mastery program began in 2006, we have trained over 500 women and men to teach our information as a contribution to their friends, families, neighborhoods, communities, workplaces, churches and schools. Community Educators may accept donations and sponsorships but do not charge a fee for their teachings.


Community Education is available in the following Topic Series:


Regular Tuition including 4 weekends: Deposit of $1150 and 11 payments of $295

$500 Early Registration Discount: Deposit of $650 and 11 payments of $295


This training program requires 4-6 hours per week of study and teaching. See the individual Topic Series for all of the prerequisites and details pertaining to Community Education. Thank you!





Personal Mastery


"The more you get in the water, the wetter you get." –– Janice Marker, National Registrar

Personal Mastery participants focus on their own understanding and use of the information in their Topic Series. Every 5 weeks, you'll learn and research a new topic, and have the opportunity to interact with Alison about it during "Office Hours."
Personal Mastery is a remote program conducted entirely by conference call and prerecorded downloads. For each Topic Series, you'll receive over 30 hours of content.


Personal Mastery is available in every Topic Series:


Regular Tuition for the Remote Program: Deposit of $350 and 11 payments of $100

$100 Early Registration Discount: Deposit of $250 and 11 payments of $100


Please Note:
Personal Mastery does not have a teaching component and does not give you the right to teach to the material you're learning.
If you wish to teach our material, in integrity and with our blessing and support, you need to participate in Community Education or Professional Certification.

See the individual Topic Series for the prerequisites and details pertaining to Personal Mastery. Thank you!





Transformational Teaching Skills Weekends with Alison Armstrong

Included in Professional Certification, Coaching Certification and Community Education

What qualities inspire others to let you into their hearts and minds? Learn and practice skills unique to the genuineness and level of communication required to go beyond the transfer of information, and cause transformation!

You'll spend 4 three-day weekends with Alison Armstrong, who has been training transformational leaders and healers since 1982. If you appreciate Alison's style of teaching, she'll give you direct access to your own authentic, engaging stage presence and individual teaching style.

The weekends are rigorous and require full participation, including the preparation of talks and teachings, and two stage appearances each weekend.

Weekend Schedule for 2016:


Friday: 2 PM - 9 PM. Saturday: 10 AM - 9 PM. Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM.
  1. April 1, 2 and 3, 2016; Dallas, Texas
  2. July 8, 9, and 10, 2016; Denver, Colorado
  3. October 21, 22, and 23, 2016; Eastern Time Zone TBD*
  4. January 13, 14, and 15, 2017; Los Angeles, California
Participation at all weekends is Mandatory for successful completion of the program. You are responsible for your travel, meals and accommodations.

*We will determine the precise city within this time zone according to enrollment. We do this to minimize costs for all participants as much as possible. So far, Eastern Time Zone cities have included Atlanta and New Jersey. We determine the 3rd weekend location after the 2nd PMC Weekend.

Additional Training for Certification Candidates:

  • Coaching Certification Intensive: Friday thru Sunday, March 10, 11 and 12, 2017; Location TBD**
  • Professional Certification: Monday and Tuesday, March 13 and 14, 2017; Location TBD**

**These five consecutive days will be located together to support participants seeking both Professional and Coaching Certification. The precise city will be determined after the 4th PMC weekend, according to enrollment.





Your 2016 Thematic Topic Series


The 2016 Program offers a choice of 8 Topic Series, each containing 8 related topics. The base price includes one Series, but you can register for additional Series. Plan on 4-6 hours per week, per Topic Series for Community Education, and a minimum of 6-8 hours per week, per Topic Series for Professional and Coaching Certification. Personal Mastery participants receive approximately 4 hours of content every 5 weeks.



Empowering Men – Alison Armstrong, Instructor:


Focused on understanding and bringing out the best in men of all ages and in all circumstances. Ideal for parents, managers, executives, salespeople, coaches, educators and everyone who wants to bring the celebration of men to daily life.
Unlimited Community Education and Personal Mastery participants.
Professional Certification limited to 12 candidates.
More about the Empowering Men Series and its prerequisites...



Empowering Women – Alison Armstrong, Instructor:


Focused on understanding and bringing out the best in a woman – whether she is Hunting or Gathering! Created for men and women committed to mastering the New Queen's Code Challenge: Understanding Women workshop material.
Unlimited Personal Mastery participants.
Coaching Certification limited to 12 candidates.
More about the Empowering Women Series and its prerequisites...



Heart of Partnership – Alison Armstrong and Michele Skerl, Instructors:


Focused on mastery of the 14 Elements of Partnership as taught in The Dance of Partnership and Core Partnership. Provided for graduates of these courses who require partnership to fulfill their dreams, goals and expanded quality of life.
Unlimited Personal Mastery participants.
Coaching Certification limited to 10 candidates.
More about the Heart of Partnership Series and its prerequisites...



Intentional Dating – Wendy Newman, Instructor:


Focused on conscious dating, courtship and partnership-creation. For dating coaches, match-makers, and people committed to intelligent, self-empowering approaches to relationships. Wendy Newman is a senior PAX workshop leader, coach, and author of 121 First Dates.
Unlimited Community Education and Personal Mastery participants.
Limited to 10 Professional Certification or Coaching Certification Candidates.
More about the Intentional Dating Series and its prerequisites...



Liberating with Honor – Ellen Rosenstock, Instructor:


Focused on freeing people from the lasting effects of past wounds, shame and limiting beliefs. We explore the extraordinary power of Honor, in all forms, to heal injuries large and small. Ideal for therapists, intuitive healers, life coaches, social workers and anyone who chooses to be fully alive, awake and empowered, and wants to bring these gifts to others.
Unlimited Community Education and Personal Mastery participants.
Limited to 10 Professional Certification or Coaching Certification Candidates.
More about the Liberating with Honor Series and its prerequisites...



Living Ecstasy and Power – Kathryn Jaliman, Instructor:


Focused on mastery of the central topics contained in The Queen's Code for Life workshop (formerly Celebrating Women: Regarding Ecstasy and Power). Created for women dedicated to being "Great on Purpose" and taking their Queen to the next level.
Unlimited Personal Mastery participants.
Coaching Certification limited to 12 candidates, with a 6 candidate minimum.
More about the Living Ecstasy & Power Series and its prerequisites...



Men, Women and Sex– Wendy Newman, Instructor:


Focused on mastery of the central topics contained in The Queen's Code for Sex workshop (formerly Celebrating Men and Sex). Created for women dedicated to honoring themselves and men in this important and intimate area of life.
Unlimited Personal Mastery participants.
Coaching Certification limited to 10 candidates.
More about the Men, Women and Sex Series and its prerequisites...



Partnership in Business – Barbara Vandeman and MaryCay Durrant, Instructors:


Focused on the business application of the phenomenal Core Partnership distinctions. For senior executives, team leaders, business owners, consultants and executive coaches.
Unlimited Personal Mastery participants.
Professional Certification limited to 17 candidates, with a 10 candidate minimum.
More about the Partnership in Business Series and its prerequisites...





Additional 2016 Program Details for Professional and Coaching Certification and Community Education


Time Expected:
Plan on a minimum of any 4 hours per week for Community Education, beginning immediately after the 1st weekend; and 6-8 hours per week for each Professional and Coaching Certification series. Personal Mastery includes 4 hours of content, every five weeks.

Alison's Office Hours:
Each Topic Cycle, Alison provides sessions on the Maestro Conference system for participants from all series to "drop-in" and ask questions about their series or the program. This provides clarification and "cross-pollination" between Topic Series. Certification and Community Education participants have 2 one-hour sessions for each topic.

Topic Cycles for Coaching and Professional Certification and Community Education:
Each of the 8 topic cycles are 5 weeks in length. Live Participation is preferred but not required. All calls are recorded and usually available within 36 hours:

  • Week 1. New Topic Call: Each new topic in the series is taught by the Instructor, on the Maestro Conference system. Day and time of calls is listed on the individual Topic Series page.
  • Week 2. Research and Clarification Call: Participants sign up to share the results and findings of the research they conducted with themselves and others on the new topic. Guidelines for research questions are provided at the 1st weekend.
  • Week 3. Teaching Space, no call. Have fun contributing to others!
  • Week 4. Teaching Adventures Call. Participants sign up to share their challenges and victories in teaching the topic. Trainers coach and clarify to improve your ability to teach the topic. Guidelines and training for conducting your teaching sessions are provided at weekends 1, 2 and 3.
    • Certification Candidates turn in a 5,000-10,000 word Research Journal by this date. Trainers provide feedback on the Journals by the end of the 5th week, usually in writing, although a few may offer oral reviews.
  • Week 5. Teaching, Sign-Offs, Demonstrations, and Research Journal completion, no call.
    • Community Education participants have a 15-minute telephone presentation to one of our Sign-Off team members, then 10 minutes of feedback and coaching. Calls are recorded for the participant's benefit. All-Star recordings are posted for everyone to learn from.
    • Certification Candidates provide a 45-minute demonstration of their ability to teach the topic to a volunteer and create an impact. The 5,000-10,000 word Research Journal is due by this date. Trainers provide feedback on the Journals by the end of the 5th week, usually in writing while a few offer oral reviews.

Coaching Calls:
Are calls that are provided for clarification of topics, support in synthesizing of research, formulating teaching agendas, developing audiences, and preparing for Sign-Off and Demonstration calls. Your tuition includes one 25-minute call per topic cycle with your choice of our PMC Coaches.






Additional 2016 Program Details for Personal Mastery


Time Expected:
Personal Mastery includes 4 hours of content, every five weeks. You may listen, learn and conduct research at your own pace.

Alison's Office Hours:
Each Topic Cycle, Alison provides two one-hour sessions on the Maestro Conference system for participants from all series to "drop-in" and ask questions about their series and how to apply the topics. This provides clarification and "cross-pollination" between Topic Series.

Topic Cycles for Personal Mastery. All calls are recorded and usually available within 36 hours:

  • Week 1. New Topic Call: Each new topic in the series is taught by the Instructor, on the Maestro Conference system. The recording is available for Personal Mastery within 36 hours. Live participation is not an option.
  • Week 2. Research amd Clarification Call: Certification and Community Education Participants share the results and findings of the research they conducted with themselves and others on the new topic. The Instructor uses these examples to clarify the topic and answer questions. Personal Mastery participants are highly encouraged to conduct research as well. Guidelines for research questions are provided during the first week of the program. The recording is available for Personal Mastery within 36 hours. Live participation is not an option.
  • Week 3 – Week 5. Two 1-hour Office Hour sessions with Alison are scheduled within these weeks. Dates and Times to be announced. Live participation is encouraged. Questions may be submitted by email but aren't guaranteed to be answered. The recording is available within 36 hours.




PAX Points:

If you are enrolled in the PAX Points Program, PAX Points can be applied to some purposes for Early Bird Registration. Please contact Customer Care.
After Early Bird Registration, you may apply up to 500 PAX Points toward the Regular tuition for Mastery and Certification Program. This effectively extends the Early Registration Discount period. You can only apply PAX Points one time, and you must have already earned the points when you register for Mastery. Your request to apply your PAX points must be sent within 10 days of registering. To find out more about the PAX Points Program, CLICK HERE.



PLEASE NOTE: Since this is a training program during which ultimate success depends heavily on your efforts, the PAX Mastery & Certification Program is not covered by our 100% Workshop Satisfaction Guarantee policy. We promise the orderly conduct of the weekends and topic cycles as described above. Ultimately the results of the program lie in your willingness and effort in engaging in the opportunities and design of the program.



Is 2017 your year? Mark these weekends in your calendar for 2017 Mastery Program:


  1. April 7, 8, 9, 2017; Dallas, Texas
  2. July 7, 8, 9, 2017
  3. October 20, 21,22, 2017
  4. January 2018
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