COURSE OVERVIEW

First year - Understanding and experiencing gestalt way of thinking in organizations

Second year - Intervening in organizations using gestalt approach: dilemmas in organizations

Goals of the first year:

·       Applying knowledge of the Gestalt principles to organizations

·       Understanding of and being with group processes

·       Learning to ‘read’, be present and influence teams is the core of working with organizations

·       Learning to explore the multiple aspects of cultures in organizations

·       Recognizing styles of contact and relating in organizations

·       Recognizing is the bridge between theory and practice

·       Developing the attitude of dialogical leadership


Goals of the second year:

·       Addressing the dilemma of being vs doing; process vs results

·       Working with the qualities and distortions of power and conflicts

·       Being more holistic by including body, feeling and mind in our approaches to organizations

·       Getting in touch with the issues and dilemmas of diversity and culture

·       Learning to address assimilation and ending in organizations

 
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GESTALT APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONS

From controlling people to balancing the forces in organizations
Bridging theory and practice of Gestalt approaches to organizations

Training program objectives
✓ learn to learn as gestalt practitioner
✓ develop one’s self reflection capability in relation to organizations‘ internal and external dialogue
✓ develop ability to understand and intervene problematic situations in an organization
✓ develop your skills in relating to organizational questions, challenges and complexities

✓ develop your leadership


Our two year program is focused on developing abilities to ‘read an organization’, stay with what is and intervene. Competence is developed by introducing main ideas, practicing skills and reflecting/developing inner readiness.

 

ABOUT THE TRAINERS TEAM

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TALIA BAR-YOSEPH LEVINE, DPSYCH (ISRAEL)

Experienced CEO and management consultant, specializing in team building, professional development of executives as well as teaching and training of psychotherapists.

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FRANS MEULMEESTER (THE NETHERLANDS)

Organizations consultant, gestalt psychotherapist, trainer, supervisor and coach. Staff member of several Gestalt institutes.

VIKTORAS KETURAKIS PHD (LITHUANIA)

Gestalt psychotherapist, management
consultant and trainer, Trainer at Gestalt
Psychotherapy Institute “Dialogas”; Chairman of the Board of Lithuanian Gestalt Psychotherapy Association

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AGNĖ JONAITYTĖ-KARALIENĖ (LITHUANIA)

Organizational psychologist, Graduate of
Gestalt Institute „Dialogas“, HR manager,
mentor

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FIRST YEAR:
UNDERSTANDING AND EXPERIENCING GESTALT WAY OF THINKING IN ORGANIZATIONS

 

INTRODUCTION

April, 15-17, 2021

For those without Gestalt background - introductory course about Gestalt principles and basic practice.

BLOCK 1&2: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF GESTALT APPROACH TO ORGANIZATIONS

May, 13-15, 2021
July, 1-3, 2021

• Gestalt philosophy of being

• Contact and Organismic self Regulation
• Field theory
• Phenomenology
• Dialogue

BLOCK 3: GROUP DYNAMICS IN ORGANIZATION

September, 9-11, 2021

• Group theory and practice

• Belonging dilemma
• Influencing dilemma
• Productivity dilemma
• The phenomenon of shame
• To see and be seen in the team

BLOCK 4: THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF CULTURE

November, 11-13, 2021

• Phenomenological observation
• Coexisting through dialogue
• Assumption, awareness to difference
• Context and field

BLOCK 5: CONTACT MECHANISMS WITHIN ORGANIZATIONS

January, 20-22, 2022

• Process of contact
• Contact styles and interruptions
• OSR (organismic self regulation)

BLOCK 6: DIALOGIC LEADERSHIP

April, 7-9, 2022

• ‘I – thou –and I - It relationship’

• Presence in leading
• Strategic and intimate way of relating

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SECOND YEAR:
INTERVENING IN ORGANIZATIONS USING GESTALT APPROACH: DILEMMAS IN ORGANIZATIONS

 

BLOCK 1: PARADOXICAL THEORY OF CHANGE IN ORGANIZATIONS

September, 15-17, 2022

• Contact modifications
• The paradoxical theory of change

BLOCK 2: EXPLORING POWER STRUCTURES AND CONFLICTS

November, 03-05, 2022

• Contact is the appreciation of difference

• Quality of contact
• Trusting the process

BLOCK 3: BODY EXPERIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONS

February, 09-11, 2023

• Body awareness

• Blockages to awareness
• The concept of shame
• Variety of experience

BLOCK 4: DIVERSITY AND CULTURE

March 30- April 01, 2023

• The beauty and dilemmas of meeting diversity
• Culture
• Results

BLOCK 5: ENDINGS IN ORGANIZATION AND OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM

June, 8-10, 2023

• Closing the experience
• The process of assimilation (owning and rejecting)
• Goodbye

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REQUIREMENTS

Our two year program is focused on developing abilities to ‘read an organization’, stay with what is and intervene.
Competence is developed by introducing main ideas, practicing skills and reflecting/developing inner readiness.

✓ Regardless of the depth of the knowledge of Gestalt, we invite people who are dedicated to development and learning, specifically their ability to intervene with organizations - via coaching, team building, leadership development or everyday operations
✓ For those new to gestalt theory, we require to complete 3 days introduction into main concepts of gestalt theory
✓ Experience in working with organizations either or both from within the system or as the consultant from outside is welcome

 

CONTACT US

If you are HR professional or manager in an organization, psychotherapist or organizational consultant - please contact us to discus the benefits and requirement of 2 year study program.

+370 652 07077

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