Sticks and Stones

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

Art Display

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

 

September, 15-17, 2022

BLOCK 1: PARADOXICAL THEORY OF CHANGE IN ORGANIZATIONS

• Contact modifications
• The paradoxical theory of change

November, 3-5, 2022

BLOCK 2: EXPLORING POWER STRUCTURES AND CONFLICTS

• Contact is the appreciation of difference

• Quality of contact
• Trusting the process

February, 9-11, 2023

BLOCK 3: BODY EXPERIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONS

• Body awareness

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

March 30 - April 1, 2023

BLOCK 4: DIVERSITY AND CULTURE

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

June, 8-10 (11), 2023

BLOCK 5: ENDINGS IN ORGANIZATION AND OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM

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