Each online workshop offered in this Specialty 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.

Each short workshop has been designed to teach you hands-on applications of holistic ways of working with leaders and organizations. Workshops in this series will offer you ways to develop the skills, knowledge, and capacity to thrive in change that you can begin implementing in your work immediately.

Mind the Gap: Align yourself with where you want to go

Mind the Gap: align yourself with where you want to go

Online | September 22, 2021 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT / 15:00-18:30 CEST

To create positive change, to grow or to expand is stepping into the unknown. Do you encounter uncertainty, insecurity and obstacles in your way? How do you equip yourselves to go forward successfully, how do you bridge the gap between the comfortable and the uncomfortable? This workshop is for you who are a leader working to create positive change.

No sweet-talking here, change is disruption and it takes authentic, honest, and courageous leadership to acknowledge the current state of affairs. In this workshop, you will name the pain or problem, gain clarity, align yourself with the goal, and prepare yourself to take action to bridge the gap. In this workshop, you take steps to align your leadership and your decisions with what you want to see in your everyday work life.

We will prepare you to mind the gap with awareness of the emotional risk, the vulnerability when stepping into the unknown, challenging social norms, facing financial problems, emotional discomfort, etc. You will experience how to work with the vulnerability that comes with bridging any gap and how to have conversations that matter with your co-workers.

What you will take away:

  • The importance of alignment of your values and purpose to be able to take positive action
  • Having experienced effective tools used on a concrete case
  • Inspiration and ideas to explore this further in your teams, communities, and organizations

Our intention is for you to leave the workshop grounded in your decision to change whatever you feel is not working with the means to bridge the gap for positive change.

Facilitators: Ad van Roosmalen and Johanna Wallin

Upcoming Programs

Save the date for these upcoming workshops:

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  • Board Governance the GC Way with Birgitt Williams and Rachel Bolton | March 23, 2022
    As a Board Member or a Consultant working with Boards of Directors, this workshop will support you in making the most of your Board's contributions...working the Genuine Contact Way. Renew, re-energize, and harvest ideas for working even better together.
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  • Attending to Your Worldview: The Key to Making Change Successfully with Doris Gottlieb and Rachel Bolton | May 25, 2022
    Every decision and action you take is informed by your worldview. And your worldview is usually subconscious – leaving you operating on auto-pilot. When embarking upon an intentional change – for you or your work – the need to become conscious of and attending to your worldview is both pragmatic and ethical.
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About the Facilitators

The facilitators of the Genuine Contact Specialty Series are all Genuine Contact Trainers and Professionals working as consultants, coaches, facilitators, and trainers, or inside of organizations as leaders, executives, and managers. They share a commitment to working the Genuine Contact way.

Each specialty series workshop is based on the experience of these facilitators in working with the tools and methods learned in the Genuine Contact Program. They are experts at what they do, having spent years or even decades developing specialized applications of Genuine Contact. The Specialty Series workshops will introduce you to these applications in ways that you can begin working with immediately, whether or not you've taken any of the Program modules before.

Past Programs

Miss a program you were interested in? Each Genuine Contact Specialty Series workshop is available as a self-study once the real-time event is over. The self-study package includes:

  • audio recording of the original workshop
  • guidebook to accompany your learning
  • copy of the program whiteboards to support your learning

Check out our past programs here: