culture of leadership
Creating a Culture of Leadership in Communities (Self-Study Program)

What is needed to create a culture of leadership in a community, an association, or a network where people work voluntarily for a common interest? A culture of leadership is a culture where the leadership for taking initiatives and achieving results is shared among many, such as in neighborhood organizations, climate actions, sports clubs, or the church.

Voluntary organizations often engage a lot of people when they begin as a movement or as an answer to a need in the community. When the start-up phase is done, the organization is established and a steering committee is elected, it seems as if other members don´t think they are needed any longer. This leaves a small group of people to carry out the necessary tasks to keep the organization alive and so the members can still enjoy the benefits.

In this workshop, we discuss what you, as part of a steering committee or board, could do to keep the vibrant life in a new organization over time. You will also learn how you can support a dormant organization to be the bustling meeting place it was in the beginning. The organization you support could be a political party, a sports association, an economic association, a choir, a parents’ group, or any other organization, that depends only on engaged people doing the work for the benefit of all members.

You will leave this self-study workshop with:

  • Knowledge about a culture of leadership and how it can support engagement in voluntary organizations
  • Key elements to work with
  • Some first steps to re-create engagement and passion
  • Pitfalls to watch out for

Leading an organization based only on voluntary work requires a somewhat different perspective than working with employed people. The main difference is that you can only count on their passion and spare time to get the work down, and this makes self-organization and shared responsibility keys to success.

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GC Specialty Series: Ongoing Grief
Developing a Roadmap for Working with Ongoing Grief (Self-Study)

“People  have emotions, also at work”

Grief is an inevitable part of life, it accompanies us whenever there is change, large or small, good or bad.  It is part of our amazing human pallet of emotions that guide how humans navigate life. Often, people avoid talking or sharing about grief, especially in organizations. This relegates grief to the realm of the personal. By keeping it silent, it finds its way into other areas, pulling people away from genuine contact with themselves, with others, with their organizations, and with their communities.  This is a shame since beyond grief is often new beginnings and new energy.  By not working with grief, we also deny the opportunity for the transformation that follows.

During this workshop, we will offer you ways to learn about and work with grief by using the simple framework from the Genuine Contact Program.  We will use it as a doorway into the varied world that grief inhabits so that it is possible to learn to work with it as the important gift that it is in living and working as a whole person.

During the workshop, we will

  • Learn to use the grief cycle diagram to develop a multi-dimensional sense of grief and how it manifests
  • Deepen your understanding of the varied ways grief can show up so that you can develop life-nurturing ways to work with it
  • Recognize the varied expressions of each stage of grief in yourself, others and organizations
  • Learn how to work with grief as an ally for change and transformation

In this self-study program, learn a new way to work with and speak about grief as an ally in the development of yourself and your organization.

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Evaluating Impacts in Organizations Workshop
Evaluating Impacts for Improved Results

Online Workshop | February 3, 2021 | 9 am – 12:30 pm EST / 15:00 – 18:30 CET (also available for self-study)

With this workshop, you as a leader and/or facilitator will get an understanding of how to evaluate impacts from change efforts such as trainings or workshops and how that improves results. We share a simple framework and tools for how to put it to practice in easy and life-nurturing ways.

In this workshop, you will

  • Learn about the benefits of measuring impacts from development work in organizations
  • Learn about the framework Kirkpatrick 4 levels and how it can be used the Genuine Contact way for measuring impacts of a development process
  • Learn to use this approach in a holistic way – before, during, and after the intervention
  • Understand how this practice increases the ROE (return on expectations)
  • Hear stories of how we have successfully used the method in different organizations
  • Get an opportunity to reflect on your next steps

This is a highly experiential workshop where you will have opportunities to connect your learning to your unique situation and share together with others.

I have used this approach to measure impacts in 100’s of development activities over the last 15 years. I find it contributes to clarity in preparations with my sponsor, great reflections, and learning with participants and sponsors both after a training/workshop as well as in follow up meetings later. It’s like getting a specified receipt when you buy something – you know what you got.

Join us learning about measuring impacts to increase results!

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GCSS: From the Bored Room to the Board Room
From the Bored Room to the Board Room

Online Workshop | March 24, 2021 | 9 am – 12:30 pm EST / 15:00 – 18:30 CET (also available for self-study)

‘Change is the only constant’, is a familiar phrase. ‘Change Management’ is another common management term. After having literally grown up with these phrases, our entire worldview turned upside down when we learned from Birgitt Williams, ‘change cannot be managed, we can only learn to navigate through it’.

During this workshop, we will offer you ways to navigate through change by using the simple, yet profound framework from the Genuine Contact Program.

Through the journey of NIIT Foundation’s organization transformation phase as a case study, we will share the power of the Genuine Contact Tools, Whole Person Process Facilitation, and the Genuine Contact Principles. This Genuine Contact way of working enabled our 15+ years old not-for-profit organization first to successfully transform itself starting with a change in mission. And over the last 4 years, with the help of this awareness ‘change cannot be managed’, we have continued to build our capacities as a Genuine Contact Organization (GCO).

What helped us, an organization of around 400 team members, in creating a learning culture? How are we continuing to sustain this life-nourishing and genuine way of working within an organization?

Through this workshop, we intend to share the skills and capacities we developed using the Genuine Contact way of working to navigate through an ever-changing environment. It is our hope that all organizations (irrespective of size), professionals, and individuals can benefit through this transformation process.

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Leading from a Place of Truth (Self-Study)
Leading from a Place of Truth (Self-Study)

There seems to be something magical in all of us that inspires us to lead our life in our unique way and informs our choices. This special purpose and path that only we have, can become nectar to our soul and our communities  – when we acknowledge, live and gift it wholeheartedly.

I unfortunately sometimes get overloaded with tasks, and as a result disconnect from my inner spark and while I might accomplish my to-dos I feel doubtful and exhausted.

Remembering one’s own leadership and purpose is heart and mind opening. Acknowledging our strength and talents and the contributions we are making heals our wounds and rejuvenates us. During the workshop, you will diagnose your personal leadership situation. You’ll (re-)connect to what is true for you – so you’ll lead even more from a place of truth – inspired and vitalized by your own leadership development.

You’ll be introduced to the Four Fold Way by Dr. Angeles Arrien – a holistic perspective on leadership, along with other tools from the Genuine Contact program.

You’ll leave this workshop with:

  • a refreshed sense of purpose
  • a clear vision of what supports you in your own leadership development
  • ideas how to nurture yourself so you can be of service to others
  • fresh thoughts to ponder about that spark your curiosity and excitement
  • revitalized sense of leadership

The Four Fold Way

Combining four archetypes with principles:

  • Show up, or choose to be present. Being present allows us to access the human resources of power, presence, and communication. This is the way of the Warrior.
  • Pay attention to what has heart and meaning. Paying attention opens us to the human resources of love, gratitude, acknowledgment, and validation. This is the way of the Healer.
  • Tell the truth without blame or judgment. Nonjudgmental truthfulness remains our authenticity and develops our inner vision and intuition. This is the way of the Visionary.
  • Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome. Openness and non-attachment helps us to recover the human resources of wisdom and objectivity. This is the way of the Teacher.

~ Dr. Angeles Arrien, The Four Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary

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Learning Centre: Leading so People will Lead
Leading so People will Lead (Self-Study Program)

Supporting you in developing your leadership for leading so people will lead

Gone are the days when leading so people will follow is sufficient. As organizations need to become more agile, innovative, collaborative, and perform well within the background of constant change, leaders are learning how to lead in the new leadership paradigm “Lead so People will Lead”.

This may make logical sense to you. A question lingers that this specialty workshop is designed to help you answer. The question that lingers is “am I ready to lead so people will lead?” This question is directly linked to “am I ready to let go of the control I have when I lead for people to follow?”

By participating in Leading so People will Lead, you will increase your capacity to meet the expanded leadership accountability needed in today’s performance environment of constant change. This workshop offers an important step forward in supporting leaders and their organizations to develop in a way to:

  • maintain a constant state of adaptability and flexibility
  • ensure gender equality
  • maintain organization-wide impeccable ethics
  • pay attention to economic, social and environmental good while thriving financially

During this workshop, you will be guided to:

  • discern the difference between leading so people will follow and leading so people will lead
  • develop clarity about your readiness to lead so people will lead and to coach/mentor others in being able to do so
  • determine your engagement with pioneering in the new leadership paradigm and what this means to your life and your business
  • construct a plan for yourself to assist you in your personal and business transformation
  • identify your next best step to guide you in implementation
  • create a mechanism for monitoring and adjusting your progress

Join us!

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