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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Online Workshop: Whole Person Process Facilitation


October 25, 26 and 29, 2020

“Learn to strengthen the muscle of your organization to work from the potential of the Whole Person, individually and collectively.”

Whole Person Process Facilitation (WPPF) is the name given to a highly dynamic, participative meeting methodology designed to integrate the wisdom of the group as well the individual, during the meeting. WPPF delivers powerful short and long term results from meetings. Energy, ideas, and discussion from meetings are transformed into constructive action, with participants embracing responsibility and leadership around the topic at hand, be that a product, concept, question or strategy. In the longer term, by using the WPPF meeting methodology, team members become increasingly more engaged, creative and open. This engenders resilience among people and teams in dealing with the dynamics of change from both within and outside organizations.

In this 3 day training, you will learn how to use meetings as a seriously effective way to utilize all the human capacity in an organization. You will discover not only how to prepare, run and follow up on meetings in a new way, but will also learn to build your own capacity to run a WPPF meeting.

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Trabajando con Open Space Technology (Tecnología de Espacio Abierto)


Elisabeth Tepper Kofod
29 de octubre – 1 de noviembre de 2020 | Online

Un método altamente participativo para reuniones de grandes grupos de personas (5 a 2000), que usado regularmente cambia la cultura de la organización. Aprenderá a facilitar la reunión y a manejar el proceso más largo que incluye reuniones de preparación y seguimiento para ayudar al cliente a sacar el mayor provecho de los resultados obtenidos en la reunión para su organización.

Este es el Taller Avanzado #1 del Programa de Genuine Contact

Beneficios:

  • Aprenderá a facilitar reuniones de OST, la reunión de planificación y la de seguimiento para ayudar a la organización a aprovechar el proceso completo
  • Aprenderá a diseñar reuniones de OST con diferentes propósitos: conferencias, círculos de mentoría, desarrollo comunitario, creación de planes de acción, estrategias…
  • Sostener un ambiente y entorno abierto y sano dentro de la organización
  • Un modelo práctico para trabajar con la sabiduría, el conocimiento y la información que ya está en la organización.

Contenido:

  • ¿Qué es Open Space Technology?
  • ¿Cuándo usarlo? ¿Cuál es el contexto adecuado? ¿Qué se obtiene de esas reuniones? Alcance. El papel de los líderes formales. El papel del facilitador.
  • Ingredientes clave: forma y esencia
  • Preparando al patrocinante / cliente
  • Diseño de la reunión
  • Convergencia y planes de acción
  • Reunión final con el cliente​

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Mentoring Circle: Whole Person Process Facilitation

Dalar International Consultancy, Raleigh, United States

October 30, 2020 | 9am-12:00pm EST | Online

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 Whole Person Process Facilitation.

Join other past workshop participants – some with decades of experience, some with a few years, and some with only a few months – to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with Whole Person Process Facilitation. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore.

You qualify to register for this mentoring circle if you took the module Whole Person Process Facilitation at any time in the past with either our Dalar International team (Birgitt Williams, Rachel Bolton, Ward Williams) or any Genuine Contact professionals worldwide. There is no fee for participating as mentoring circles are part of our ongoing commitment of service to assist you to expand your learning, including adding to your confidence.

>> Learn More & Register (Free)

Onlinemöten som fungerar


Thomas Herrmann, Open Space Consulting
9 november 2020 | Online

Vi behöver växla om till att mötas online. När du bekantat dig med en programvara återstår frågan: Hur leder jag ett onlinemöte för att det ska bli kreativt och effektivt? (Vi saluför inte en programvara. Vår metod fungerar med Zoom, Teams, Skype, telefon osv).

Vår online workshop lär ut grunderna för:

  • En metod som ger struktur
  • Ett pedagogiskt förhållningssätt som håller energi genom hela mötet
  • Ett mötesupplägg utifrån kunskap om människors lärande
  • Vikten av förberedelse och uppföljning för hållbara resultat

En kunnig mötesledare möjliggör:

  • Maximalt lärande
  • Dialog mellan deltagarna
  • Hög variation i mötet
  • Konkreta resultat

Vårt utbildningsmål är att du ska kunna applicera dina nya kunskaper direkt.

En kursdokumentation ingår. Den inkluderar en praktisk steg för steg guide. För att stödja ditt fortsatta lärande blir du även inbjuden att delta i vår Facebook grupp ”Onlinemöten som fungerar” samt du är välkommen att delta i vår mentorcirkel som genomförs en gång i månaden under 2020, med start den 22 april. På dessa mötesplatser finns möjligheter att dela erfarenheter, hjälpas åt med utmaningar och att utforska nya möjligheter tillsammans.

Din investering är 895 (moms tillkommer, 223 kr)

Helsingborgs stad bygger intern kapacitet (4 min video)

>> Mer information och anmälan

GCO Monthly Meeting


November 10, 2020 | 9am – 1pm EST | Online

This is your invitation to join with your GC colleagues for a monthly Genuine Contact Organization meeting. If you’re interested in Genuine Contact, you’re welcome to join us! Membership in the organization is encouraged but not required.

The purpose of these meetings is to offer a regular and fixed time for us to gather together in real-time to attend to the growth and development of Genuine Contact, the Genuine Contact Program, and the Genuine Contact Organization. The vision for these meetings is for many engaged members of our Genuine Contact Organization coming together to actively and intentionally move our collective work forward in a timely way. Please join us!

>> Learn More & Register (Free)

Onlinemöten som fungerar


Thomas Herrmann, Open Space Consulting
27 november 2020 | Online

Vi behöver växla om till att mötas online. När du bekantat dig med en programvara återstår frågan: Hur leder jag ett onlinemöte för att det ska bli kreativt och effektivt? (Vi saluför inte en programvara. Vår metod fungerar med Zoom, Teams, Skype, telefon osv).

Vår online workshop lär ut grunderna för:

  • En metod som ger struktur
  • Ett pedagogiskt förhållningssätt som håller energi genom hela mötet
  • Ett mötesupplägg utifrån kunskap om människors lärande
  • Vikten av förberedelse och uppföljning för hållbara resultat

En kunnig mötesledare möjliggör:

  • Maximalt lärande
  • Dialog mellan deltagarna
  • Hög variation i mötet
  • Konkreta resultat

Vårt utbildningsmål är att du ska kunna applicera dina nya kunskaper direkt.

En kursdokumentation ingår. Den inkluderar en praktisk steg för steg guide. För att stödja ditt fortsatta lärande blir du även inbjuden att delta i vår Facebook grupp ”Onlinemöten som fungerar” samt du är välkommen att delta i vår mentorcirkel som genomförs en gång i månaden under 2020, med start den 22 april. På dessa mötesplatser finns möjligheter att dela erfarenheter, hjälpas åt med utmaningar och att utforska nya möjligheter tillsammans.

Din investering är 895 (moms tillkommer, 223 kr)

Helsingborgs stad bygger intern kapacitet (4 min video)

>> Mer information och anmälan

Resolución de Conflictos Interculturales


Elisabeth Tepper Kofod
3-5 de diciembre de 2020 | Online

Sabiendo que debajo de las diferencias, todos los seres humanos tenemos algo en común, se promueve el contacto del individuo consigo mismo y un diseño para la resolución de conflictos considerando las necesidades universales de los seres humanos.

Taller Avanzado #3 del Programa de Genuine Contact

Beneficios:

  • Aprender un proceso holístico y práctico para la resolución de conflictos
  • Un proceso holístico y práctico para preparar a las personas involucradas
  • Un proceso holístico y práctico para que usted pueda trabajar exitosamente en la resolución de conflictos.
  • Desarrollar la habilidad y el conocimiento para saber cuando la resolución de conflictos no funcionará y qué otros medios se pueden utilizar.

Contenido:

  • Preparación del Facilitador.  En contacto genuino consigo mismo.
  • Las Condiciones del Ser Humano. Filtros. Procesos de duelo. Crisis de sanación. El significado de Sí y de No.  Reunión de Planificación.
  • Preparación de los individuos involucrados en el conflicto
  • La reunión de resolución de conflicto. Contexto. Intención. Solución creativa de problemas. Desarrollando un plan de acción. Un acuerdo escrito. Reflexiones.
  • Lo que hay que considerar para realizar esta intervención.

>> Más información

GCO Monthly Meeting


December 8, 2020 | 9am – 1pm EST | Online

This is your invitation to join with your GC colleagues for a monthly Genuine Contact Organization meeting. If you’re interested in Genuine Contact, you’re welcome to join us! Membership in the organization is encouraged but not required.

The purpose of these meetings is to offer a regular and fixed time for us to gather together in real-time to attend to the growth and development of Genuine Contact, the Genuine Contact Program, and the Genuine Contact Organization. The vision for these meetings is for many engaged members of our Genuine Contact Organization coming together to actively and intentionally move our collective work forward in a timely way. Please join us!

>> Learn More & Register (Free)

Onlinemöten som fungerar


Thomas Herrmann, Open Space Consulting
16 december 2020 | Online

Vi behöver växla om till att mötas online. När du bekantat dig med en programvara återstår frågan: Hur leder jag ett onlinemöte för att det ska bli kreativt och effektivt? (Vi saluför inte en programvara. Vår metod fungerar med Zoom, Teams, Skype, telefon osv).

Vår online workshop lär ut grunderna för:

  • En metod som ger struktur
  • Ett pedagogiskt förhållningssätt som håller energi genom hela mötet
  • Ett mötesupplägg utifrån kunskap om människors lärande
  • Vikten av förberedelse och uppföljning för hållbara resultat

En kunnig mötesledare möjliggör:

  • Maximalt lärande
  • Dialog mellan deltagarna
  • Hög variation i mötet
  • Konkreta resultat

Vårt utbildningsmål är att du ska kunna applicera dina nya kunskaper direkt.

En kursdokumentation ingår. Den inkluderar en praktisk steg för steg guide. För att stödja ditt fortsatta lärande blir du även inbjuden att delta i vår Facebook grupp ”Onlinemöten som fungerar” samt du är välkommen att delta i vår mentorcirkel som genomförs en gång i månaden under 2020, med start den 22 april. På dessa mötesplatser finns möjligheter att dela erfarenheter, hjälpas åt med utmaningar och att utforska nya möjligheter tillsammans.

Din investering är 895 (moms tillkommer, 223 kr)

Helsingborgs stad bygger intern kapacitet (4 min video)

>> Mer information och anmälan

Mentoring Circle: Genuine Contact Organization

Dalar International Consultancy, Raleigh, United States

December 18, 2020 | 9am-12:00pm EST | Online

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 Genuine Contact Organizations.

Join other past workshop participants – some with decades of experience, some with a few years, and some with only a few months – to explore emerging issues and opportunities for working with Genuine Contact Organizations. As part of the mentoring circle, participants will develop an agenda of the topics that they want to explore.

You qualify to register for this mentoring circle if you took the module Genuine Contact Organization at any time in the past with either our Dalar International team (Birgitt Williams, Rachel Bolton, Ward Williams) or any Genuine Contact professionals worldwide. There is no fee for participating as mentoring circles are part of our ongoing commitment of service to assist you to expand your learning, including adding to your confidence.

>> Learn More & Register (Free)

Organizaciones en Contacto Genuino


Elisabeth Tepper Kofod
20-24 de enero de 2021 | Online

Un sistema operativo enfocado en encontrar soluciones y alcanzar un desempeño exitoso en organizaciones vivas. Patrones simples, procesos elegantes con los que beneficiarse a pesar de la complejidad que existe dentro y fuera de las organizaciones.  Un entorno que nutre y en donde el espíritu humano puede crecer y desarrollar todo su potencial.  Las soluciones emergen del genio y la pasión del colectivo que existe en los recursos humanos de las organizaciones.  Una cultura de liderazgo que se deserolla desde el aprendizaje.

Taller Avanzado #4 del Programa de Genuine Contact

Beneficios:

  • El conocimiento para desarrollar una Organización en Contacto Genuino (OCG)
  • Un diseño propio para desarrollar una Organización en Contacto Genuino
  • Ingredientes clave para el desarrollo del liderazgo necesario para la creación de una OCG
  • Ingredientes clave para apoyar el liderazgo en procesos de cambio

Contenido:

  • Preparación del Facilitador.  En contacto genuino consigo mismo.
  • En contacto genuino con su percepción de lo que es Open Space Technology (OST), lo que se obtiene, alcance, resultados inmediatos, a mediano y largo plazo, rol del líder y del facilitador.
  • Preparación para trabajar en una Organización en Contacto Genuino
  • El líder y el mentor en estas organizaciones
  • Para convertirse en una OCG, descubrir lo que ya está presente, mantenerlo, transformar lo que es necesario transformar, crear lo necesario
  • Desarrollo del sistema operativo de una OCG

>> ​Más información

Genuine Contact Organization (Advance Module 4)

Doris Gottlieb, Anna Caroline Türk & Thomas Herrmann, Heeze, Netherlands

February 2-5, 2021

This advanced workshop is designed to take you through a learning journey, posing possibilities and asking you to become aware and develop your own interpretation and perspective to develop an interconnected learning organization that inspires, sustains and regenerates growth while building capacity to successfully navigate the chaos of our times.

It offers you a deepening in learning how to apply Genuine Contact tools and perspectives when working with others in an organization or team endeavor in such a way that the tools can become embedded in the fabric of the organization.

Since participants are unique and come from unique organizations each facing their own specific challenges and opportunities this workshop’s focus is on assisting you to develop your own perspective, design your tailored tools to develop your organization that meets the needs of your situation.

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Train the Trainer del Programa de Genuine Contact


Elisabeth Tepper Kofod
1-5 de marzo de 2021 | Online

Un Trainer certificado de Genuine Contact™ apoya a las organizaciones en su desarrollo sostenible.  Se trata de un líder que se compromete con su propio desarrollo y crecimiento.  Este taller está diseñado para que pueda obtener mayor maestría en la utilización y la enseñanza del Programa de Genuine Contact.  Recibe la utorización de enseñar el programa en su totalidad tanto en talleres abiertos al público como dentro de organizaciones.

Beneficios

  • Diseños para enseñar a otros los diferentes módulos del programa de GC
  • Autorización para utilizar materiales de apoyo, manuales, y cientos de recursos para apoyarle en su trabajo.
  • Comprensión expandida de Whole Person Process Facilitation, cómo crear círculos de mentoría, y mayor profundidad en los módulos avanzados del programa.

Contenido:

  • El Programa de Genuine Contact™, condiciones, valores, creencias y estrategias.
  • La Rueda Medicinal como Herramienta y el programa de GC
  • Componentes del programa
  • Modelo de Servicio de GC
  • Modelo de Aprendizaje de GC

>> Más información

Train the Trainer (Advance Module 5)

Doris Gottlieb, Anna Caroline Türk & Thomas Herrmann, Heeze, Netherlands

April 12-16, 2021

Dive deeper into the Genuine Contact way of achieving organizational excellence. Together with other dedicated participants, you will have five unforgettable days to expand your understanding and skills and move towards mastery in working with the Genuine Contact™ program to assist you in making even more of a difference in the world today.

Upon completing this training you will be authorized to teach the different modules of the Genuine Contact program. The program is a vehicle for developing a culture for extraordinary leadership as the path for organizational success.

>> Learn More & Register

Genuine Contact Mentoring Circle 202021

Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson, Anders Johansson & Hege Steinsland, Hedekas, Sweden

June 19-20, 2021

Genuine Contact – A 20-year-old with a Bright Future

Genuine Contact is 20 years old – and we want to celebrate in a way that gives strength and energy to all those who work with a co-creative approach in their own or other´s organizations.

This event is for those who

  • Work with/are interested in developing organizations and leadership towards a more co-creative work approach
  • Want to continue developing their leadership and/or organization the Genuine Contact way

The themes are:

Day 1: ”Experience of co-creative work from using the Genuine Contact Program as an operating system”. We gather and celebrate the results of our work during the past 20 years.

Day 2: ”How can we unlock the power in co-creative work? Experiences, challenges and opportunities”. We look forward and gather strength to make real co-creation the standard approach in the daily life of organizations.

The event will be in Scandinavian with an opportunity for explanations in English.

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Holistic Leadership Development (Foundational Module 4)

Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson, Anders Johansson & Hege Steinsland, Hedekas, Sweden

June 20-23, 2021

For people in leadership positions, such as CEO, Director, HR manager, project manager, team leader, teacher, politician or any other kind of leadership position.

Finding your own authentic leadership style is essential for your confidence as a leader. This workshop aims to develop skills, knowledge, concepts, and capacity based on a holistic perspective of leadership. You will broaden your spectra of leadership skills, by exercises that will help you achieve greater self-awareness and make masterful use of yourself as a leadership instrument in the organizations you work with.

This workshop gives you a unique opportunity to participate in an experiential workshop that combines well-proven components from the Genuine Contact Program with outdoor pedagogy. We will use nature as well as more urban environments as resources to learn about complexity in mental models in individuals and organizations in a relaxed and non-theoretical way.

We start Sunday, June 20 at 5 pm and end Wednesday, June 23 at 3 pm. The workshop language is English and Scandinavian.

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Whole Person Process Facilitation (Advanced Module 2)

Dalar International Consultancy, Raleigh, United States

October 8, 15 & 22, 2021 | Online

Imagine knowing a simple-to-use multi-purpose method for leading highly participatory meetings. A meeting facilitated using Whole Person Process Facilitation (WPPF) includes meaningful conversations, promotes improved communications, collaboration and cooperation.  Using WPPF means that all adult learning styles are taken into consideration thus leaving no one behind. People are engaged.

WPPF is simultaneously a facilitation method and a container for a variety of tools and processes. If you have tools and processes that you like and work for you, using them within a WPPF container enhances how those familiar tools and processes work.

You will move the impact of your meeting to

  • get real work done quickly by engaging effective adult learning and contribution strategies
  • increase engagement and participation
  • focusing on accomplishing the purpose and expected outcomes
  • inviting the right people to be in the room to achieve your business goal
  • making effective use of time through careful facilitation planning
  • enhancing real-time collaboration by tapping into the collective wisdom of your people
  • enabling people to feel valued by inviting the whole person to be present, not just their ‘talent’ or specific skillset

Your registration includes immediate access to self-study materials to begin learning how to facilitate WPPF. Registration includes 2 real-time learning options: group learning October 8, 15 & 22 OR individual learning with 1:1 mentoring on your schedule.

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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.