San Francisco, California
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Becoming a Better Intervener with the OSR Master's Program and Gestalt OSD
Location: Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, Port Orchard, WA
Dates and Times
September 15, 2014: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm (overnight)
September 16, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (overnight)
September 17, 2014: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Your registration includes:
- Food and Lodging at Pilgrim Firs (2 nights lodging and 7 meals)
- In-Class Materials
- Instructional Time
- A link to electronic articles and videos
Participants are responsible for:
- Travel to Pilgrim Firs
Join the students of the Organization Systems Renewal Masters Program in a three day experiential intensive workshop designed to enhance your awareness of the Gestalt OSD approach to change in human systems. The sessions will include theory and conceptual presentations, as well as practicum sessions in which you'll practice your intervention skills and receive feedback from other participants and the workshop leaders.
This program will support your awareness, knowledge, and skill-building. You'll learn how to expand your alternatives in influencing multiple levels of system, and be provided with opportunities to explore units of work relevant to your group and explore what is uppermost for as individuals and as a group.
Workshop leaders will:
- Heighten awareness of individual and group intent that leads to successful units of work
- Support individual and group intent that leads to successful units of work
Participants’ responsibility is to stay present and to engage in dialogue with others in order to heighten awareness of “what is” and of what needs attending to in self or others.
This workshop is for individuals:
- Attempting to provide support for organizational change efforts
- Who have identified a need to increase knowledge and improve change leadership skills
- Supporting organizations to change patterns of assumptions
- Needing knowledge to accelerate the process of change
- Desiring to create conditions for success
- Address learning needs of individuals and organizations
- Learn skills to lead, manage and consult to change efforts
- Enhance ability to influence people and processes
- Increase capability to achieve desired outcomes
Expected Outcomes for Participants
- Enhanced ability to get things done
- Increased potential for implementing desired changes
- New linkages and networks for increasing effectiveness
Course Faculty will be drawn from: Marcella Benson-Quaziena, Veronica Hopper Carter, John D. Carter, and other OSD Center faculty.
Marcella Benson-Quaziena PhD is principal of The Benson-Quaziena Group. She has over 20 years of experience consulting for private, public and non-profit sectors in the areas of change management, executive coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, organizational analysis and design, retreat design and facilitation, diversity and team building. She is currently a Member of the Faculty of OSR, a graduate program in Organization Leadership at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and Fielding Gradate University. Chair’s The Gestalt Center of Cleveland Organization and Systems certificate program and is Core Faculty with the National Training Laboratories Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.
Veronica Hopper Carter, PhD brings experience as a psychotherapist to her work as a trainer of organizational consultants, emphasizing all levels of system. With over 20 years' experience in the practice of Raj Yoga, she integrates spiritual principles, Gestalt theory and practice, and systems thinking into a base for her teaching. She is an associate of John D. Carter & Associates.
John D. Carter, PhD is an international organizational consultant with 35 years' experience. He is currently the Center President for both Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development (Gestalt OSD Center) and Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Organization & Systems Development Integrative Studies Center, Inc. (GISOSDISC). He has served on the Executive Boards of GIC, NTL, and the Fielding Institute, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the OD Network. Themes in his work include managing complex systems change, merger integration, the management of professional organizations, and the personal and professional development of minorities. John is one of the OSD training program founders of the OSD Center in 1974, received Emeritus status from NTL, and was presented with the Organization Development Network's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.