January 20, 2017
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In the current, rapidly changing world situation, we see increasing demand for forms of organisational development (OD), coaching and leadership that are 'Relational'; that is, able to deal with the complexity, uncertainty and uniqueness of emergent change situations.

We find that older and more mechanistic OD approaches are not as effective in today’s organisation, and an approach that is anchored in the understanding of human functioning is needed. Our approach, grounded in a radically relational and dialogic form of Gestalt theory and practice provides such an approach, and has been at the forefront of psychological approaches applied to OD and change in organisations.

Rather than develop a fixed change methodology, our Relational Organisational Gestalt (ROG) programme offers a way of working with dynamic, fast-moving, inter-dependencies. We support leaders and OD practitioners to actively seek the organisation or group’s emergent issues and learn how to mobilise change around these. At the heart of this approach is knowledge of personal presence, ethics/values and the use-of-self as instrument in a wide range of situations.

Are you looking at what might support you as a coach, manager, OD consultant or leader expected to deliver change or transformation?  Are you discouraged by your experience of traditional forms of delivering change in organisations? Then Relational Organisational Gestalt might be what you are looking for.

If you are already qualified as a gestalt counsellor or psychotherapist and want to actively work to resolve issues in the wider organisational, social and political field then this course will give you the skills you need. Training in ROG will take you on the journey to becoming a coach or organisational consultant.  

ROG is an holistic, dialogic and practical approach to facilitating organisational and individual transformation. By joining this programme you will:
  • Develop the capacity to understand how organisations function and how to implement change more effectively based on a Relational Gestalt model of Organisational Development.
  • Develop your presence and use of self as an instrument to experience and facilitate change and transformation.
  • Learn why, when and how to intervene in one-to-one and team settings, and in larger groups and organisations.
  • Gain a suite of highly practical skills such as Phenomenological Observation and Inquiry, Dialogue and Field/System Analysis.

ROG is a UK-based certificate / diploma programme, leading to European Accreditation as a Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations. This year's course begins March 7th - 8th in Esher, Surrey. You'll find full details on our website here as well as a series of videos in which Marie-Anne Chidiac and Sally Denham-Vaughan explain more here.

Below you can read what others have said about their experience of ROG training. And beneath that, you'll find details of February's Eros workshop led by Dr Leanne O’Shea, as well as our residential workshop in June for organisational practitioners.
Two years of ROG training has taken me from zero Gestalt knowledge to British Gestalt Journal Student Essay Prize winner 2015 - that was unexpected! I've also found a humane and sustainable approach to individual, team and organisational transformation and a great tribe to be part of. Attending a ROG training course is an exceptional experience that anyone with an interest in individual, team or organisational change should grab with both hands.

Maggie Marriott 
Independent organisational change consultant, coach and trainer.
I was looking for a course which could deepen my knowledge and understanding of Gestalt and how it could help enhance my coaching practice. It was important to me that the course was predominantly practical rather than theoretical. Not only was the course exactly what I was looking for, it was also so much more. The depth of knowledge, the quality of the discussions and practice, and the knowhow of Marie-Anne and Sally was exceptional. In addition the time spent in the company of like-minded participants was also extremely valuable. I would highly recommend anyone interested in learning more about Gestalt, or just in developing their coaching practice, to give serious consideration to participating in a ROG course.

Steven Goldstein 
Trader Performance Coach & Executive Coach
This programme really grappled with the sometimes slippery concept of Presence and its importance in coaching and supervision. As a former public sector coach and leadership lead, now providing supervision to coaches in the public sector, I really value the insights shared, based on a robust academic and theoretical foundation. I am eagerly awaiting the next modules.

Rosalind Maxwell-Harrison 
Executive and Leadership Coach and Coach Supervisor
Starts March 7th | Esher

UK-based certificate/diploma programme, leading to European Accreditation as a Gestalt Practitioner in Organisations. read more
February 7th - 10th | Oxford

An opportunity to explore the complex mix of theoretical, contextual and personal stories that shape attitudes and values in relation to Eros. read more
June 7th - 11th | Malvern
For organisational practitioners, this residential explores the practical, theoretical, ethical and emotional implications of working with a relational and dialogic approach. read more

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