Meetings that Engage (Self-Study Program)


In this Genuine Contact Specialty workshop, you will learn a practical tool, the Transfer-In, that could be used at the start of a meeting (series) to help participants fully engage in the meeting with the topic at hand. You will experience and learn how this helps participants slow down to be able to go fast, how it reduces typical ‘wastes-of-time’ because of conflict, positioning and other dynamics and how it helps people to be aware of what intention brought them to the meeting.

When people come together to meet around a common purpose or activity, whether in organizations or communities, it should be exciting, energizing and come with great learning. Often though this is not the case. Meetings are felt to be boring, useless and people feel it was a waste of time. People even start to avoid meetings. Now, this is really a waste of the great resource of knowledge and experience that people bring when they meet together.

When we call people to a meeting we should make use of their whole being, all their experience and knowledge. We should invite them fully to allow for the best possible outcome.

Genuine Contact offers a way to fully engage participants in a meeting no matter what the meeting is about or what meeting method you use. In this online workshop, you will learn:

  • A deepening of your understanding of the importance of full engagement of meeting participants
  • An easy and playful tool to invite participants to fully engage in the meeting
  • A key aspect of the Genuine Contact approach to organizational success


Self-Study Program

This self-study program includes:

  • audio recording of the original workshop (2.5 hours)
  • workshop guidebook (10 pages)
  • workshop whiteboards (14 pages)

You will receive immediate access to these materials once your order is complete.

Your Facilitators

Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson, Genuine Contact Co-Owner in Sweden Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson works with leaders who want to lead with a holistic approach to help their organizations thrive in constant change. She is experienced in leading organizations the Genuine Contact way, especially within the public sector. Eiwor is senior consultant at GC Tools and Co-Owner of the Genuine Contact Program.
Ad van Roosmalen works with organizations to support them to operate successfully in times of change and is involved in building innovative change networks across communities and organizations. Ad is a co-founder of the GC-based international consultancy ElevateWork and Co-Owner of the Genuine Contact Program.

Genuine Contact Specialty Series

This online workshop is part of the Genuine Contact Specialty Series. Each program in this series is designed to showcase an original application of Genuine Contact as developed by Genuine Contact professionals. Genuine Contact provides a blended, synergistic, holistic approach to change and to leadership. It is not about a big quick splash, but rather about developing the skills, knowledge, and capacity to sustain the ongoing organizational change necessary to thrive in today’s constantly changing, complex times.

The Genuine Contact Program and all of its applications are used around the world in the private sector, non-profit sector, development agencies, health and social services, and in organizations of all types.