Events

We offer a range of public opportunities for growth and development. These include workshops in the Growth Edge Coaching series, stand alone workshops, joint offerings with partner providers, conferences and keynote speeches.

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    Virtual workshop

    23 January to 30 April, 2020

    Conversations at the Growing Edge Conversations at the Growing Edge

    It’s no secret that today’s leaders are being asked to navigate contexts that are changing at exponential rates.  Many of these leaders wake up each morning to discover that not only have things changed, but that what they knew to be true, what they understood about how the world worked, is no longer sufficient to address the day’s challenges. If you are a coach or other support professional, you, too, may be looking for new ways to support your clients—and possibly even yourself– in this fast-changing world. Growth Edge Coaching provides that way.

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    New Zealand

    February 2020

    Complexity Fitness Complexity Fitness

    Feb 19-22, 2020, New Zealand

    This workshop is for leaders and leadership coaches who are looking to become better able to thrive in the complexities currently challenging organisations and our world. Whether you are familiar with the ideas of complexity or just becoming acquainted, we will invite you to bring a personal challenge that you can work on while learning handy tools to help you explore the problem. By exploring the contexts in which we find ourselves, how we show up in them and act differently in them, we can make dramatic progress on challenges that we have been battling for some time.

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    Barcelona, Spain

    March 23-26, 2020

    Complexity Fitness Complexity Fitness

    With Carolyn Coughlin and Patrice Laslett of Cultivating Leadership, and Marie Pace at The Barcelona International Peace Center

    This workshop is for leaders and leadership coaches who are looking to become better able to thrive in the complexities currently challenging organisations and our world. Whether you are familiar with the ideas of complexity or just becoming acquainted, we will invite you to bring a personal challenge that you can work on while learning handy tools to help you explore the problem. By exploring the contexts in which we find ourselves, how we show up in them and act differently in them, we can make dramatic progress on challenges that we have been battling for some time.

    Note: This offering of the workshop is intended primarily for people in the peace building field and we will be using that backdrop during the workshop – the principles however will apply in any complex scenario.

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  • Advanced workshop

    Virtual - various session times

    28th July – 30th November, 2020

    Expanding Client Horizons Openly Expanding Client Horizons Openly

    This workshop moves from the practice of tentatively exploring your clients’ developmental sensemaking to actually having explicit conversations with your clients about their Growth Edge and whether and how to grow into a new developmental place. We also explore the practice of uncovering “tethers”—those assumptions, beliefs, or practices that hold back our sensemaking (and thus our actions) from a new set of possibilities. You’ll practice all of the components of the Growth Edge Coaching Interview process: conducting a full Growth Edge Interview, creating a feedback report, and talking with another person about what you make of his developmental trajectory. And because you’ll have a turn being both client and coach in this practice, you’ll get the benefits of experiencing some Growth Edge coaching of your own and understanding from the client’s perspective the opening this creates in your own sensemaking.

    The prerequisite to this workshop is Conversations at the Growing Edge

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  • Advanced workshop

    Sydney, Australia and Maryland, US

    November 13th – 15th and December 5th – 7th, 2020

    Psychologically Spacious Coaching Psychologically Spacious Coaching

    In this workshop, we create and practice new ways of using developmental ideas throughout a coaching engagement. This allows you to ask different questions and support your clients in new ways without actually conducting a complete Growth Edge Interview or preparing a formal report. We explore ways you can weave Growth Edge ideas throughout your conversations with clients to find the subject/object distinctions in the way clients experience particular dilemmas. Then we use that new information to help expand the solution space for our clients. As with all of our workshops, we practice as we learn, exploring our own sensemaking as we understand the sensemaking of others. This module also includes discussion and practice of specific coaching approaches that might be helpful with clients who seem to be in particular developmental transitions.

    The prerequisite to this workshop is Conversations at the Growing Edge

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As a more "mature" manager, I thought that sending me to a leadership development programme could well be a waste of resources. I could not have been more wrong. Cultivating Leadership's approach to creating a learning environment, working on tough stuff, and not shying away from hard questions made for a challenging but enriching learning experience--I know I'm a better leader as a result.

Senior operational leader, Government department