|OSD Weekend Program Meeting Dates
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             Module 1:   September 7 – September 9, 2018 

             Module 2:   November 2 – November 4, 2018 

             Module 3:   January 25 – January 27, 2019

             Module 4:   March 8 – March 10, 2019

             Module 5:   May 2 – May 5, 2019

(begins Thursday at 6:30 pm)

             Module 6:   July 12 – July 14, 2019

             Module 7:   September 13 – September 15, 2019 

             Module 8:   November 15 – November 17, 2019 

(begins Friday at 1:00 pm)

Module 9:   January 9 – January 12, 2020

This program format provides an opportunity for individuals interested in the Gestalt Center’s world-class OSD training, developed over 35+ years, to undertake the experience in a weekend format, requiring minimum time away from work. The program includes 9 weekends, scheduled every other month and usually spanning two calendar years. Each weekend will include a Friday evening session, a full day on Saturday, and a Sunday morning session. Two of the weekends will begin earlier. The program provides individuals with the theory, concept, methodology, skills, and techniques for effectively intervening at the individual, two-person, group, and organizational levels of system. It offers individuals an opportunity to learn how to use the GestaltOSD perspective to develop themselves professionally, design interventions, and lead and manage change in the systems within which they live and work.

Who Should Attend
The program is designed for individuals with a master’s or doctoral degree who have demonstrated competence in their field, and who have a commitment to developing effective organizations, work teams, communities, and governing bodies, and/or to large-scale organizational transformation. Coaches, consultants and leaders will especially find this program useful.  The program will enhance individuals’ ability to influence people and systems through increased competence and effectiveness in designing, implementing, and following through on interventions to achieve desired outcomes.

Curriculum and Methodology
Teaching methods are varied and include lectures, readings, demonstrations, fieldwork assignments, and small group practice. Feedback on a consistent basis is a critical part of the hands-on and experimental nature of these programs. Faculty ratio averages 1 faculty member for every 3 participants.

Our objectives include:

  • Address the learning needs of individuals and organizations
  • Learn skills to lead, manage, coach and consult to change efforts
  • Influence people and processes
  • Increase skill and capability to achieve desired outcomes

Our program focuses on specific skills, and is designed to enhance our participants’ awareness of and capability in meeting these skills:

  • Discriminate among observations, interpretations, and judgments
  • Develop greater awareness of one’s own internal and external experience
  • Work with and recognize resistance in the client and systems with a respectful attitude
  • Observe and attend to processes at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and organizational levels
  • Identify conflicts and choices related to interventions required at each level of system

Fees  (does NOT include room, meals or transportation)
Application (nonrefundable) $500
Tuition $18,400

Most workshops have enrollment limitations. Please register early to assure space availability.