BG5 Business Institute

Foundation Course

BG5 Foundation Course

BG5 Business Institute is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.  IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

The BG5™ Foundation Course is the perfect place to start your BG5 journey!

This course is about:

Understanding Yourself
Learn how to apply this profound information in a practical way to empower your own life both personally and professionally. Understand your unique individual gifts and talents as well as how to move beyond the shadows that may be holding you back. 

Understanding Others
Improve your relationships with others through a deep understanding the unique dynamics that make us different. When we know how we designed to interact with others we can remove resistance to create successful interactions and meaningful connections with others.

Understanding the BG5 Career Design Chart
Learn how to read the nuances of a BG5 Career Design Chart as well as the language and keynotes to assist you in understanding yourself and sharing this information with others.

Preparing You for Professional Studies
The BG5 Foundation Course is the required prerequisite to enter our Professional BG5 Consultant Certification Courses.  This course will give you the foundational knowledge necessary to be successful if you choose to eventually utilize this information professionally working with clients.

Semester 1 - Personal Operating Style

Each of us has a specific way that we operate, as individuals and when interacting with others personally and professionally, that is reflected in our Personal Operating Style.

During Semester 1 we’ll begin to uncover the components that make up this style:

    - Career Type - How you best express yourself in the world.
    - Personal Interaction Strategy - How you best interact with others.
    - Decision Making Strategy - How you can confidently make decisions.
    - Key Indicators - Important signposts to keep you on track.
    - Assimilation - How you take in and process information.
    - Defined Functions - What Functions define your consistent strengths.
    - Shadows & Distractions - Where you get taken off track.

Recommended: BG5 Overview or Foundation Analysis by an officially Certified BG5 Consultant or HD Analyst

Semester Duration: 10 online classes

Current Open Enrollment: Available here

Learning Outcomes: Available here

IACET CEUs Awarded Upon Successful Completion of Semester 1:  3.1 Units

Semester 2 - Creativite Operating Style

Fulfillment in our life, career and business is the result of utilizing our natural creative gifts and talents to make a unique contribution to the world.

During Semester 2 we’ll discover the nuances of how to empower and validate these gifts in satisfying and successful ways to more fully express your professional role in life through your Life Purpose.

The areas that we’ll explore, as well as practice synthesizing, are:

    - 3 Important Themes - In working with Others.
    - 36 Potential Strengths and Contributions – The gifts we bring to the world.
    - 64 Traits of Human Potential – The unique expression of your gifts.
    - 6 Qualities of a Trait Imprint – The deeper nuances of your talents.
    - 12 Potential Public Roles - The expressions of Life Purpose and your role in life.

Recommended: BG5 Overview or Foundation Analysis by a Certified Professional Analyst

Semester Duration:
10 online classes

Current Open Enrollment: Available here

Learning Outcomes: Available here

IACET CEUs Awarded Upon Successful Completion of Semester 2: 3.3 Units

Additional Course Information

This course is taught online, therefore you will need access to the internet and a device that allows you to connect to the online classroom (Zoom). The classroom works with a smart phone, tablet or computer. The downloadable Zoom software is a requirement for your device.

Your instructor and course assistant (if applicable) will be available through your subscription once you are registered for the course. Other support questions can be sent to

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