Monday, 25 August 2008

Workshop: Whole Person Process Facilitation

Session 2 of the Genuine Contact™ Program

Dates: October 28-30, 2008

Location: Auberge Prema Shanti, Val David, QC (see for further details)

Early Bird Registration (before October 1 2008): $1,200

Regular Registration: $1,500

Facilitators: Marquis Bureau (MBureau International Inc.), Michelle Cooper (Integral Visions Consulting Inc.), and Donna Clark (Emergent Futures Consulting Inc.)

About the Workshop

You have the option to register for the workshop in English or French.

Organizations invest a lot of resources in meetings, so it is important that they are effective. How do you tap into the collective creativity and intelligence of the group to achieve the extraordinary results you are after?

We invite you to learn how to facilitate highly participative, highly effective meetings using Whole Person Process Facilitation (WPPF). Applied when you have specific outcomes that you need to achieve, these meetings:

  • Are efficient, effective and highly productive
  • Enable teams and leadership to emerge
  • Facilitate communication and learning
  • Improve morale

When used as part of an intentional leadership practice, WPPF can help you to build healthy organizations and transform the way you do business.

Whole Person Process Facilitation is a 3-day experiential workshop in which you learn how to facilitate meetings that attend to adult learning principles, whole brain learning, multiple dimensions of the individual (body, mind, emotions, and spirit), the learning environment and the facilitator.

What will I Learn at this Workshop?

You will leave this experiential, interactive workshop equipped with practical and holistic processes and tools that will enable you to:

· Tap into the potential of individuals and the organization as a whole;

· Design and lead meetings from two hours to several days in length, where there is a known agenda but there is lots of room for creative solutions to be identified;

· Engage the multiple intelligences and learning styles of participants;

· Achieve and maintain long-term organizational health;

· Increase the capacity of organizations to work with and thrive with change;

· Work with information, knowledge, and wisdom that comes from beyond the five senses.

All participants have access to support and mentorship following the training through an international network of consultants. For more information and registration details visit:

Monday, 18 August 2008

2008-2009 Workshop Schedule, Site, and Facilitation Team

2008-2009 Workshop Schedule in Canada

Whole Person Process Facilitation (3 days): October 28, 29, and 30 2008

Cross Cultural Conflict Resolution (2 days): March 5 and 6 2009

Path to Organizational Health and Balance & Achieving Organizational Health and Balance (3 days): May 5, 6, and 7 2009

Facilitation Team

I'm pleased to partner with Michelle Cooper of Integral Visions (Ancaster,ON), and Donna Clark of Emergent Futures Consulting Inc (Halifax, NS), to offer these workshops. Donna and Michelle are close colleagues and are both authorized Genuine Contact™ Trainers who have been working with the Program for a number of years. This partnership offers participants the opportunity to learn from Genuine Contact Professionals working across Canada and in a variety of different industries. It also allows us to offer the Genuine Contact workshops concurrently in English and French, providing participants with a unique and customized learning experience.

Workshop Site

Nestled in the Laurentian Mountains 80 km north of Montreal is the beautiful town of Val David and Prema Shanti, a tranquil inn on the shores of Lac Doré. Prema Shanti is home to our workshops and provides an ideal retreat setting for a complete residential learning experience. The inn offers beautifully appointed rooms, fine dining, and easy access to hiking trails, swimming and canoeing. Accommodation packages are available for our workshops.

Please contact me at for workshop information, registration or customised training.

Photo: Prema Shanti, Val-David, Quebec, Canada

Genuine Contact™ Program and Workshop Series Overview

The purpose of the Genuine Contact™ program is to assist leaders and organizations to achieve successful healthy and balanced organizations creating what we refer to as the Conscious Open Space Organization. Individual workshops in the Genuine Contact™ program also have great benefit taken on their own without commitment to the whole program.

For additional information on the program or the workshops:

Photo: Dominique Normand

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Genuine Contact Way

The Genuine Contact Way is a lovely and inspiring approach to elegant, holistic living in today's world.  Once you embrace its essence and its ingredients, you become part of the whole and can claim your special place in the circle of life.

Photo: Dominique Normand, 2008-08-16, Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Quebec, Canada

The moon helps to govern human emotions.