News 2023

January 2023


The Covid pandemic has unintentionally triggered a much-needed debate and change in schools and universities and in the education, training and professional development market towards modern, technology-enabled and more flexible models and methods of delivering knowledge, understanding and skills.

We have taken the end of the Covid special rules as an opportunity to modernize and update our training guidelines, quality support measures and aids / guidelines to support our trainers.

2023 is also the 30th anniversary of the founding of INLPTA and thus fitting to continue to provide for the future of NLP trainings according to our motto: Quality - Professionalism - Ethics.


All training courses gain new flexibility, as they can now also include synchronous online parts. 

Training can take place 100% on-site (face-to-face course) as in the past, but also up to 100% synchronously online. Mixed groups of on-site (presence-short) and online participants (hybrid trainings) are also possible.


Certain conditions must be met for online components:

Quality in online courses


Which format to choose depends on what configuration of the training you have.

In general, the learning competencies will now be a help to maintain the quality.

Here are the configurations.


The following conditions must be met if online portions are used.

If the training is carried out partially or completely online, the following points must be met:


  • The training must always be synchronous
  • A videoconferencing system must be chosen that allows small group work and promotes interaction.
  • All participants must always be able to see and hear all other participants and the trainer.
  • The trainer must always be able to see and hear all participants.
  • An exchange of communication between all participants must be possible at all times.
  • The group and exercise portions must be as large (at least 60%) as in face-to-face training.
  • The specifics of the effect of online training on group dynamics, engagement, interactivity, attention, and verbal and non-verbal communication have been addressed and adapted to provide equivalent results to face-to-face training.
  • The admission of online trainings has to be applied for separately and a training in designing and conducting online / eLearning workshops or trainings is necessary and has to be proven (in total at least 25 hours). Extensive own experience and acquired expertise and development of adaptations for online trainings can be credited.


Another help for offering and conducting NLP courses and trainings is a classification

Of categories what focus / emphasis the courses have. 


Psychotherapy / Coaching: 

This NLP training is designed to build and improve competence in working with clients to help them with problems or mental illness. The training is for coaches, psychotherapists and people in social and helping professions. 

For the psychotherapeutic field a corresponding license is necessary..


Personal Growth/Development

This NLP training is designed to learn about psychological patterns and structures, to identify one's own limiting and unfavourable ways of thinking and behaving, and to learn how to work on them using NLP techniques. This training is for anyone who wants to learn how to better manage and work on themselves and others, 


Communication / business / self-management:

This NLP training is designed to improve communication skills in private and professional contexts with all people, as well as to build and develop social competence and emotional intelligence. The training is for all those who are in communication-intensive professions or in everyday life often have to deal with challenging interpersonal situations, people and want to develop their competence and stress resistance.



This NLP training is designed to learn the structures and dynamics of successful and effective communication in order to act more effectively and successfully in conversations, publications, interactions. Questioning techniques, formulations, language models, psychological models and rules of brain-friendly communication are learned and practiced. The training is for all those who want to improve their communication and language skills and who work in professions with high communication requirements.


Training focus (therapy/coaching, personality development, communication, sales/PR)  

Here more about the categories


In many countries and with many providers there is ambiguity how to distinguish between NLP Coaching and NLP Psychotherapy and what is allowed or what is recommended in trainings.

I have here: Psychotherapy vs Coaching a short recommendation and also warning about this.



INLPTA NLP Trainer Trainings - worldwide

INLPTA Trainer Trainings  in the future


The Corona pandemic had a huge impact on NLP institutes and the whole industry of training and development in general - cancelling and moving to online meetings.


We are still dedicated to live on-site trainings - and we think it provides the highest quality in training and feedback. 

Recent efforts by creative Trainer colleagues in improving online events,  workshops and trainings with live video settings, exercises, workgroups, feedback rounds, etc. have been proven effective and shown us that they can be more than just a video conference. We think it is possible to use these learnings and incorporate them.

In 2005 we were one of the first who defined a valid and working blended learning practitioner curriculum which provides high quality training.


We also spent time returning to and refocussing our vision for the INLPTA  Trainers Training.  

Our original vision for the INLPTA TT, was for it to be a special, exceptional global event, with collaboration between multiple trainers and schools that ensures a diverse, powerful and rich experience for students and which also models more explicitly the values that we hold in INLPTA.  Our first INLPTA Trainer-Training in Munich 1994 had participants from 9 different countries, and Trainers and guests from 4 countries, in evening sessions we discussed and shared anything around NLP. The same happened with some TT in the UK and in other countries in the last 20 years too. We want to  incite that fire of NLP high quality sharing, enthusiasm and collaboration again.


As of now, we will not be authorising anymore small ‘local’ Trainer trainings - only collaborative and national special events.