Team Diagnostic Survey Certification Training Programs

About the Team Diagnostic Survey

The Team Diagnostic Survey is a proprietary online survey instrument designed to help consultants and work team leaders diagnose their team structure, support and leadership.  The TDS assesses how well members work together, and their motivation and satisfaction level.  The 6 Conditions of Team Effectiveness in the model predict up to 80% of the variance in team effectiveness making it among the most powerful predictive models of team effectiveness.  Research on the TDS framework suggests that 60% of a team’s effectiveness is a result of how well the team is designed on the 6 conditions, 30% on how well the team launches and 10% on the ongoing team coaching it receives.

The survey was constructed by foremost experts Drs. Richard Hackman and Ruth Wageman, based on their authoritative works Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances and Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes To Make Them Great.  The TDS is a validated and reliable psychometric instrument that has been subjected to peer review and published in a scientific journal.

Certification Options


Upcoming Level 1 Online Course

Foundational Practitioner Certification

$1097 USD – Enrollment Opens December 1, 2017!

  • Note: the online course is available for enrollment 3 – 4 times/year
  • Contact Krister Lowe, Course Co-Instructor, to be place on a waiting list for the next online course program:
  • Course is hosted at:


Upcoming Level 2 Classroom-based

Advanced Practitioner Certification

University of Massachusetts Club, Boston, Massachusetts

October 5-6, 2017

Course Brochure

Boston Workshop: Sign Up Today!



Price: $2,500.00 USD

Price Includes Access To:

  • The 2-Day in person TDS Advanced Practitioner Certification Workshop: Boston, October 5-6, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Club
  • The Team Diagnostics Learning Lab including the TDS online fundamentals practitioner course, 1 starter TDS profile & participation in the TDS Affiliate Program
  • A private TDS Practitioners Group on LinkedIn
  • Quarterly TDS Group Supervision Calls

Forms of Payment: We accept payments by check, by credit card as well by wire transfer:

For Payment by Check: Make the check payable to “The Team Coaching Zone,” earmark the check “TDS Certification Boston 2017” and mail to: The Team Coaching Zone,  c/o: Krister Lowe, PhD, 1 Camp Drive, Lumberton, NJ 08048

For Payment by Wire Transfer: Contact Krister Lowe at for banking details.

For Payment By Credit Card: We accept all major credit cards

Refunds & Cancellations: If you are unable to attend the workshop, you may transfer your registration to another attendee or request a refund.  All cancellations or requests for transfer must be sent in writing via e-mail and must identify the registrant’s name, email address and amount paid. Send requests to Krister Lowe, PhD at  Registrants requesting refunds 15 days or more in advance of the course will receive a full refund minus a $150 administrative fee to cover transaction costs.  Registrants requesting refunds less than 14 days or less in advance of the course will receive a 50% refund. If The Team Coaching Zone is able to find a replacement for your seat, you will receive a full refund less the $150 administrative fee. This will be a courtesy and is not a guarantee.  No refunds will be issued as of the first day of the workshop.  Team Coaching Zone, LLC. is not responsible for problems or events beyond our control such as travel delays, natural disasters, sicknesses or other unexpected disruptions.  Consider purchasing travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Therefore, no refunds will be issued under these circumstances unless a replacement can be found for your seat as mentioned above.

For More Information & Assistance Contact: Krister Lowe, PhD, Event Organizer and Co-Facilitator,, +1.917.664.0640

Hotel Recommendations

Workshop Venue: The University of Massachusetts Club is located at: 32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108. (617) 287-3030.  The Club doesn’t not have hotel rooms. See below for recommendations.

Recommended by the University of Massachusetts Club:

  • The Bostonian Boston: A 4 star hotel within 3 minutes of walking distance to the training venue.  The Bostonian address is: 26 North St, Boston, MA 02109.  To get a preferred UMass Club rate call: 617.523.3600 and ask for “In House Reservations” and ask for the preferred UMass Club rate of $305/night.

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Team Diagnostic Survey Framework

Sample TDS Report

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Books Based on the TDS & 6 Conditions of Team Effectiveness

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