Friday, 26 June 2009

Mobilizing your Team

Today, I’m teaching my first course at the University of Ottawa to a group of administrators. The course is on team mobilization. Interesting topic in today's university environment. In the past, competition for resources in universities has tended to favour individualism. I’m really hoping that the program will find a home with university administrators. I cannot think of a better place for life nurturing initiatives to take place.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Holistic Leadership Development - Engaging People, Passion and Possibilities

Upcoming Public Offering: October 26-30, 2009
Location: White Point Beach Resort, White Point Beach, NS
Length: 5 days residential program, plus 3-hour pre-workshop introduction and 3 hours post-workshop coaching
Cost: $2000 early bird by September 23, 2009 or $2500 thereafter
Prerequisites: None
This workshop is available in English only at this time.

Picture yourself and the people you lead ending each day feeling inspired, energized and hopeful as you successfully navigate change in times when fear runs rampant, confidence is slipping, and it looks as if the road ahead will remain rough for many miles. You have found a practical, simple and effective way of leading that engages the passion and brilliance of those around you to achieve high-quality work while staying true to purpose and values.


Join us for this three part learning intensive founded on the Genuine Contact™ approach that includes:

* A three-hour online Introduction to Holistic Leadership
* A five-day residential learning experience
* One hour of individual coaching and two hours of group coaching

The content draws on ancient wisdom, leading edge thinking and more than ten years of experience working with leaders with this approach in Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profit organizations around the world. We designed this learning journey for courageous people like you who know that a different kind of leadership is needed for the 21st century, but are not sure what to do. With a focus on deepening your awareness of yourself as a leader and learning simple and practical tools and frameworks that engage the whole person, you will leave the course with powerful skills, fresh thinking, renewed energy and a learning community to support you in future. Individual and group coaching will help to anchor the learning using practical situations from your organization.

This course appeals to leaders from all sectors – from corporate to health care and non-profit to education and the arts – and this mix adds to the richness of your learning experience.

As a participant in this workshop you will learn:

* Powerful leadership practices that are grounded in your purpose and aligned with your values;
* A holistic approach to leadership that works with the whole person and multiple intelligences;
* Practical and simple tools for successfully working with and leading change

Be the authentic and powerful leader you have the potential to be. Discover how you can lead an organization that inspires and engages you and your employees to make a real difference in and for the world.

Learn More or download the registration form.

Our Facilitation Team
Michelle Cooper of Integral Visions Consulting Inc (Ancaster, ON), Donna Clark of Emergent Futures Consulting Inc (Halifax, NS) and Marquis Bureau of MBureau International Inc (Notre Dame de la Salette, QC) make up our facilitation team. They are authorized Genuine Contact™ Trainers and Co-Owners 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 internationally in a variety of sectors. It also allows us to offer the Genuine Contact workshops both in English and French, providing participants with a unique and customized learning experience.

Our Workshop Location
On the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia, just 90 minutes from Halifax is White Point Beach Resort. White Point has been offering guests a little piece of rustic paradise balanced with contemporary amenities since 1928. As the home-base for our Atlantic workshop offerings, White Point offers workshop participants 1km white sand beach, freshwater lake with Boathouse (canoes, paddleboat's, surfing equipment & more!), indoor heated saltwater pool, outdoor pool, complimentary daily activities and events. Call the White Point Beach Resort at 1-800-565-5068 and let them know that you are booking your room under the Holistic Leadership block to receive our special conference pricing.

Register today for this exciting workshop opportunity or click here to learn more.

A limited number of scholarship positions are available.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Announcement: Holistic Leadership Workshop

On Monday, June 15, 2009, Marquis Bureau, Donna Clark, and Michelle Cooper will be announcing a new workshop: Holistic Leadership.

Holistic Leadership will be offered from October 26-30, 2009 in White Point Beach Resort, White Point Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Achieving Human Growth and Development - a Holistic View

People grow and develop in four main dimensions of their lives:

-Affectively: developing sensing-feeling skills

-Symbolically: developing cognitive or thinking skills

-Behaviorally: developing acting or behavior skills

-Perceptually: developing observing skills

Source: Experiential Learning Model