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An Inquiry into Relational Leading Practice | Sept. 5 - Oct. 31

Wed, September 5, 2018

through Wed, October 31, 2018

September 5 through October 31, 2018

Facilitators: Ginny Belden-Charles and Keith Kinsella


There are 5 live video calls which will take place at 9:00 AM US Eastern Time every other week of the workshop on Wednesdays: 

  • Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17 and Oct. 31 (90 minutes each). 

This 8-week series of online workshop will provide opportunities to experiment, reflect on, and apply new insights in your relational leading practice. The learning process is designed in four 2-week cycles organized around four critical questions:

  • Context And Intentionality: any situation, relationship or event we enter provides a largely invisible context that shapes our engagement. How does what we each bring influence our understanding of constraints, enablers and what we subsequently are able to create together? How can we learn to appreciate and be “fully present” in our relational interactions within what are always new, dynamic situations, and be responsive to what is or could be emerging? How do individual feelings/intentions and group intentionality influence these unfolding interactions?
  • Framing And Problem Solving: John Shotter identifies and explores “aboutness” and “withness” thinking as two different ways of working with others, both in initially orienting towards new situations and in resolving particular problems. What is happening in these two states, and how can we learn to enter into and move between these? How do they relate to other ideas of group process, dialogue, and meaning making? How can they help us choose modes of engagement that are alive and generative?
  • Learning As You Practice: what are the challenges you face in offering leadership to yourself and others in your own relational practice? How might you apply the insights from this new thinking to seeing afresh, and exploring new ways of moving forward more systemically and creatively to what is unfolding in the moment?
  • Reflecting - Developing Our Practice: what are we learning about the practice of relational leading, and what is helping us do this? How might we help others engage in more effective relational practice?

In addition to the group calls, participants will be reflecting, reading, engaging in bi-weekly partner calls, posting responses to questions in an online dialogue forum, and coaching feedback.

One on One coaching is also part of this course.

Registration Fee: $600.00 ($500 for students)

  • Partial scholarship available for those from developing countries who would need financial support to participate. Email: [email protected] for information.

To register, click here: www.taosinstitute.net/registration-relational-leading-course