Courses & events

Training courses both online and in person

Gestalt is the primary theoretical model underpinning our training programmes, but we also incorporate Emotional Intelligence, Systems theory, Field theory, Adult Learning theory, Complexity theory and Psychological theories applied to workplace systems e.g. transactional analysis, trauma theory and constructive development theory.

Introduction to Gestalt Course

Our 2 day introductory programme is the entry point to all of our more in-depth courses. It’s a highly experiential, practical programme grounded in well established theory, where participants learn tangible skills that can immediately be applied in the workplace.

The course covers the fundamentals of Gestalt in organisations, introduces four primary roles (being, reflecting, theorising, acting), and provides opportunity to practice skills in these areas to increase effective management of self and others. The course is run online and in person.

Course dates

  • 9 & 10 March 2023
  • 11 & 12 May 2023
  • 17 & 18 August 2023 
  • 12 & 13 October 2023

Organisation and Leadership Development Programme: A 10-month Immersion

Our 3 week residential programme takes place over 10 months in 3 different countries on the continent. This intensive Pan-African programme immerses participants in Gestalt organisational and leadership approaches, offering experiential learning in relationship, and includes case work with clients.

The programme covers the fundamentals of Gestalt in organisations, provides opportunities to experience working at different levels of system (individual, 2 and 3 person systems, teams and organisations), and actively promotes the establishment of relationships between leaders and practitioners across the continent. This is the cornerstone of our aspiration to create a community of like minded professionals in Africa.

Course dates

  • Module 1: In-person in South Africa: 1st October to 7th October 2023.
  • Module 3: In-person in Ghana: 28th January to 3rd February 2024.
  • Module 5: In-person in Addis/Zanzibar: 2nd June to 8th June 2024.

Masterclasses

These are 1 or 2 day events covering specific topics, e.g. Working with Resistance, Gestalt Facilitation Skills, and Flourishing in/ with Complexity.

Working with Resistance

25 May 2023

This masterclass explores the psychology of resistance and associated behaviours, and provides insights on how to effectively respond to resistance in individuals and teams. By reframing resistance as a force in a different direction, participants learn to harness the inherent energy, using it to build stronger coalitions and ensuring change can take place in a sustainable and satisfying way.

The masterclass uses approaches from Gestalt psychology, therapy and GestaltOD to work with resistance from the perspective of a leader or intervener (consultant, coach, trusted advisor). It’s offered to those who have completed the introductory course or other Gestalt OD programs.

Facilitation Mastery

30 march 2023

A facilitator “contributes structure and process to interactions so groups are able to function effectively and make high-quality decisions.” (Ingrid Bens, 2012).  This is certainly a skill to develop as our world becomes ever more complex! Our one-day Facilitation Masterclass focuses on how to creatively facilitate both in-person and online events. We will be exploring the facilitator’s stance, facilitation practices and facilitation tools and techniques – all with a nice Gestalt flavour! You will leave the course with greater energy and skills for your facilitation practice.

We offer training opportunities both online and in person