The second short intensive course in the Gestalt in OD Programme, it takes place in two blocks of 3 days.
Please note that this course may be delivered online in part or in full as necessary due to the current Coronavirus crisis.
It is designed to provide you with the opportunity to build on your existing basic understanding of Gestalt and develop your skills and confidence to apply it as a leader or professional in your organisation or utilise it as part of your OD or coaching practice.
The course assumes a basic grounding in Gestalt concepts and some organisational experience.
- Understanding the 3 distinctive areas of the gestalt in organisations approach:
Making meaning: identifying ‘what’s really going on’
- A deeper understanding of self and insights into the impact for your work and practice through intensive personal and peer review and a personal development plan
- Gain diagnostic skills: how to make sense of an organisation system, current patterns of thinking and behaving and identify options for intervention
- Develop skills to enable you to work in the ‘here and now’ and identify and resolve stuck patterns and ‘unfinished business’ in individuals and teams
- Design powerful effective strategies to create the potential for effective change
- Join the diverse Gestalt Centre community of leaders, professionals and practitioners
Format: 6 days (2 x 3 days)
Dates: 3-5 December 2020 plus 14-16 January 2021
*Application may be made for 1 of 2 discounted places. Conditions apply.
One-to-one coaching opportunities available (optional – not included in the fee)
What our participants say
“I work as an OD consultant, coach and recruiter of senior people – with individuals, teams and organisations right across government, business and the third sector.
The Gestalt Centre’s Gestalt in OD Programme offers a distinct take on how people make sense of the world of work. The approach is very thoughtful, theoretically grounded and highly practical. In my experience that is a rare mix. It has equipped me to work more ‘relationally’ – raising awareness of how we relate to each other as we make sense of what’s going on at work – which helps us to get things done.
The complementary Group Dynamics Programme is particularly focused on how a gestalt approach adds value when working with unconscious team dynamics. Both programmes offer a range of interpretive frameworks and techniques that have broadened my repertoire of response.
Both Programmes are challenging and rewarding. In both Programmes I enjoyed, and benefited from, working with a very diverse group of professionals – international groups of people with different day jobs, from those with very commercial roles to those who are therapeutic practitioners. The range of voices and experiences enriched my appreciation of different perspectives. It has helped me develop the curiosity to work deeply with difference – something that is often at the heart of OD issues I work with.
The Programmes are led by highly credible practitioners.”
OD consultant, Coach and Recruiter of Senior Executives
“I was introduced to Gestalt Theory in my undergraduate psychology studies and eventually went onto train as a Clinical Psychologist. The power of the Gestalt approach always informed my practice so I completed the Foundation in Gestalt Therapy about 17 years ago. I have since progressed into clinical leadership and management and was looking for a professional development course to enhance these skills in organisational settings; I went straight to the Gestalt Centre.
The Gestalt in OD Programme is insightful and dynamic, combining theoretical and experiential learning with skills training and practice. In a protected and expertly facilitated group environment, it enables in-depth and at times challenging self-reflection and group discussions as well as invaluable experimentation and practice of ideas, tools and strategies. What I particularly valued was the way it linked the enquiry into self and others, the ‘personhood’ in organisations and the wider organisational dynamics and realities.
A unique approach and training that adds significant value to the quality of our practice and impact in organisations.”
Consultant Clinical Lead Psychologist, NHS Hospital Trust