Effectiveness when supporting the success of others comes from being able to see the patterns of their
behavior clearly, and from having the self-knowledge and presence to use oneself as an instrument of change.
For professional practitioners — coaches, organizational consultants, clinicians, social workers, social change agents and other advisors — we teach an optimistic approach to working with others.
In our Programs for Practitioners, the core of our approach is the Cape Cod Model, which teaches how to perceive the system formed by any couple, small group or organization, and to employ a powerful method for creating change in that system based on appreciating and articulating what they are doing well. This shift in perspective transforms stuck situations, and dramatically increases the ability of practitioners to make a difference in a short period of time.
Practitioners will benefit from:
Greater awareness of their competence and their impact on others, both
Learning how changes in their perception of what is occurring in the moment
Enhanced balance in interacting with strategic intent to move toward a point
Practicing techniques to increase their confidence and ease in
Expanded opportunities to explore their own cases and client challenges
Training in specific elements of successful intervention.
Practitioners will benefit
by sending their clients:
Clients gain a shared language and can join
with their consultants or coaches for more
Clients become more receptive to consulting
and coaching interventions.
Clients become more self-aware and interested
in their development.
Clients expand their learning with peers beyond their organization and industry sector.
“I persuaded an executive coaching client to
attend GISC’s Leadership in the 21st Century
program. The program ended up being one of
the most valuable experiences of her working
career. Executives live isolated lives; having
a trusting peer group that supported a depth
of awareness and learning had unprecedented
value for my client. The GISC faculty and
program coaches complemented (versus
competed with) my client relationship, and
my client was extraordinarily appreciative
for the part that I played in her ability to
"These wonderful programs would be of interest to people who want to make
a real difference in the world. Who want to understand how to put in
place their own change programs that make that kind of difference. The
Gestalt approach fundamentally respects the individual and believes in the
individual’s ability to change themselves. It is this element that makes this
learning so applicable in today’s world with the challenges of ongoing change
that we are all facing. The session leaders are seasoned practitioners who not
only know what they are doing but also know how to help others understand it."
Ron Wiens, Partner
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