Discover Genuine Contact Program workshops and events here!

Members of our Genuine Contact Organization host a variety of in-person and online workshops and events including:

  • Genuine Contact Program Workshops – these 9 workshops make up the core of the Genuine Contact way of living and working
  • Mentoring Circles – mentoring is a core component of working with Genuine Contact. These mentoring circles offer opportunities to mentor and be mentored in a variety of topics related to Genuine Contact.
  • Genuine Contact Based Trainings & Events – many members of our organization have developed trainings and events rooted in Genuine Contact

Workshops and events are listed below and are open for public registration.  They may have pre-requisites to attend.  Please check with the workshop facilitator prior to registering. Trainers may also offer in-house training for organizations, businesses and community groups. Ask them for details.

Workshops and Mentoring Circles are listed based on the event location and could be offered as an in-person workshop at the location or as an online learning opportunity. Workshops are offered in a variety of languages including Dutch, English, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Spanish. Workshop descriptions below are offered in the language the workshop will be conducted in.

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Attending to Your Worldview: The Key to Successful Change


Online Workshop | May 25, 2022 | 9 am – 12:30 pm EDT / 15:00 – 18:30 CEST (also available for self-study)

A worldview, simply defined, is a collection of values, attitudes, beliefs, and expectations that inform thoughts and actions. Your worldview is a big component of what shapes your reality. As a leader, you bring your worldview into your organizational development – shaping your organization according to your worldview too. The better you understand your worldview and the worldview of the people you work with, the more positive the outcomes of your work are likely to be.

  • Explore common worldviews and how they can shape your leadership and your organization
  • Develop a more clear understanding of your personal worldview so that you can begin aligning your leadership with your worldview…and experience more joy and ease
  • Learn to use a simple tool to clarify the worldview of others you are working with and how you can find alignment for better working together from your unique perspectives

When you consciously understand your worldview and those of the people you work with, conflict is reduced, decision-making becomes easier to consciously set out a collective path to the future in your organization. Give yourself the gift of time to make conscious this (often) unconscious driving force in organizational life so that as you shift and change, you always this powerful orientation point.

Facilitators: Doris Gottlieb and Rachel Bolton

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Genuine Contact Summer Academy: Deep Work with Whole Person Process Facilitation

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

May 29 – June 3, 2022 | 8 am to 12 pm EDT daily | Online

Take a deep dive into working with Whole Person Process Facilitation at the 19th annual Genuine Contact Summer Academy.

Whether you’re new to facilitating meetings using Whole Person Process Facilitation or are a seasoned facilitator, this week-long online learning intensive will support you in deepening your practice with this participatory method.

Annually since 2003, the Genuine Contact Summer Academy has attracted people who have worked with aspects of the Genuine Contact program, to add to their knowledge and capacity via an immersive experience organized around the theme for that year. This annual learning intensive provides an opportunity for increasing understanding, refining approach, and deepening your work and relationship with one aspect of Genuine Contact.

The theme for 2022 is Deep Work with Whole Person Process Facilitation

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Mentoring Circle: Achieving Organizational Health and Balance

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

June 17, 2022 | 9am-12:00pm EST | Online

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset – to share your experiences, wisdom, and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn – it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in this mentoring circle with a focus on Achieving and Regenerating Organizational Health and Balance

Join other past workshop participants to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with this module of the Genuine Contact Program. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore.

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Mentoring Circle: Working with Stories

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

September 2, 2022 | 9am-12:00pm EDT | Online

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset – to share your experiences, wisdom, and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn – it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in this mentoring circle with a focus on Working with Stories for the Benefit of the Organization and Leadership.

Join other past workshop participants to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with this module of the Genuine Contact Program. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore. Registration is free and open to anyone who has participated in this learning module.

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Working with Open Space Technology

Facilitators: Anna Caroline Türk, Doris Gottlieb, and Thomas Herrmann, Doorn, Netherlands

September 6-8, 2022

Open Space Technology (OST) is a meeting methodology that taps into the collective wisdom of the group, team, or organization to address concrete business issues, find answers to complex problems, and nurture leadership in times of change. Using the potential of the whole group, whether 5 or 500+ people (online or in physical meetings) OST has the capacity to bring together (large) groups of people around topics that are deeply important to them and thus prone to misunderstanding. OST has proven long-term effects on problem-solving among groups and improving how people work together. Working repeatedly with Open Space Technology has the capacity to transform organizations.

Join us for this special opportunity to follow this workshop in person as offered by Anna Caroline Türk, Doris Gottlieb, and Thomas Herrmann. Highly experienced Open Space practitioners and long-time Genuine Contact Trainers.

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International Face To Face Mentoring Circle in the Netherlands 2022


Join us for our annual face to face Genuine Contact Mentoring Circle in the Netherlands. During the Mentoring Circle there will be ample time to learn, share and inspire one another about work and life with and in Genuine Contact. The Mentoring Circle is open to anyone who is interested. Want to know more about what a mentoring circle is?

Although the Mentoring Circle is in the Netherlands, the language for the plenary sessions is English because we often have participants from around Europe.

You can find out more here:  https://www.dorisgottlieb.com/mentoringcircle2022 

International Face To Face Mentoring Circle in the Netherlands 2022


As with all Genuine Contact Mentoring Circles, there will be ample time to learn, share and inspire one another about your work and life with and in Genuine Contact. The Mentoring Circle is open to anyone who is interested. Want to know more about what a mentoring circle is? Check out this link  Whether you’re new to the approach, or already using it for many years. In Genuine Contact, we are all students and teachers! If you are new to Genuine Contact, you can go here to learn more about it.

During the Mentoring Circle, you might get the chance to meet people from all over Europe (and maybe even beyond) who use the Genuine Contact way of working in their personal and/or professional lives. That’s why the language used in the plenary sessions of the Mentoring Circle will be English.

This year we are hoping that it continues to be possible to meet physically and we have decided to meet again at the location we used last year, we’re looking forward to continuing exploring their indoor and outdoor  spaces. We hope you will join us at Landgoed Zonheuvel in Doorn, The Netherelands for this year’s event.

Registration is now open, and you can register at: https://www.dorisgottlieb.com/register-mentoring-circle-2022I f you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us either Doris Gottlieb at: doris@dorisgottlieb.com or info@mariellecuijpers.com

Find More Information about the Mentoring Circle at https://www.dorisgottlieb.com/mentoringcircle2022 

The price for the Mentoring Circle is 

  • The Mentoring Circle Activities, and Lunch on 9 and 10 September. €175 excl. VAT

  • 3 Course Dinner at the venue € 32,50 incl. VAT 

  • It is possible to stay overnight at the venue for €81,50 incl. VAT (This includes lodging and breakfast at the venue and Hotel Tax). It is possible to reserve a room before, during and after the Mentoring Circle.

Mentoring Circle: Medicine Wheel Tool

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

September 16, 2022 | 9am-12:00pm EDT | Online

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset – to share your experiences, wisdom, and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn – it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in this mentoring circle with a focus on working with the Medicine Wheel Tool.

Join other past workshop participants to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with this module rooted in the Genuine Contact way of working. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore. Registration is free and open to anyone who has participated in this learning module.

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Next Level Leadership

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

September 30, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022 | 9am-12:30pm EDT | Online

Next Level Leadership: orientation and readiness is a developing leadership learning stream to support you in transforming your leadership for leading and participating in a culture of leadership. Typically offered as a self-study program only, in this special one-time offering, Birgitt Williams and Rachel Bolton are leading a live online workshop. Every Friday for 5 weeks starting Sept 30.

This workshop gets you ready for your own leadership for leading so people will lead. It’s a deep exploration into what next level leadership is and what it expects from you as a leader, covered in five modules.

You will have the opportunity to better understand your beliefs about leadership and about leadership in today’s reality of constant change. You will learn tools and skills for leadership for organizational transformation. You will learn how to work with the power of stories and with the spirit of an organization as powerful forces for the well being of the organization.

You will increase your capacity to meet the expanded leadership accountability needed in today’s performance environment of constant change. You will develop an understanding of the value of developing a leadership culture that values the leadership in everyone in the organization…and the benefits of nourishing a culture of leadership.

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Mentoring Circle: Holistic Leadership Development

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

November 18, 2022 | 9am-12:00pm EST | Online

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset – to share your experiences, wisdom, and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn – it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in this mentoring circle with a focus on working with Holistic Leadership Development.

Join other past workshop participants to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with this module of the Genuine Contact program. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore. Registration is free and open to anyone who has participated in this learning module.

>> Learn More & Register (Free)

Individual Health and Balance (Foundational Module 3)

Facilitators: Birgitt Williams & Rachel Bolton – Dalar International Consultancy, Hendersonville, United States

December 2, 9 & 16, 2022 | 9am-12:30pm EST | Online

End the year recharged, renewed, and ready for what 2023 may bring.

Gaining, maintaining, and realigning your health and balance is a key to developing your leadership capacity. There are many demands placed on that capacity and the return on investment in yourself makes good business sense. For those engaged in leadership, personally or professionally, learning how to achieve and maintain individual health and balance has become increasingly important in these rapidly changing times. Everyone in the organization including those in leadership feels the added pressures of a performance environment that is in constant change. As leaders, you can reduce the effects of this added pressure by applying what you learn in this workshop. Your well-being is a key leadership capacity for organizational well-being.

If you’re like most of the people we work with, you are engaged in leadership, both professionally and in your private life. Because of the demands and stresses of leadership, you need to take extra care of your well-being. You need to have the capacity to operate at peak performance for the marathon that leadership is, over the long haul and not just for the short sprint.

You will

  • discover simple and effective concepts, tools and techniques to achieve individual health and balance
  • experience simple-to-use techniques to support mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health and balance
  • be able to use what you learn to realign yourself with health and balance when you notice yourself slipping being bumped out of health and balance mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

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Disclaimer: The listings on this page are provided for your convenience.  When registering for a workshop, you are contracting with an independent consultant who is authorized to offer Genuine Contact Program workshops.