Becoming a Better Intervener: Organization & Systems Development Intensive (1 year intensive — 5 modules)
The OSD Center has partnered with NTL Institute to present this Gestalt OSD program in Cleveland, OhioFaculty will be drawn from OSD Center staff including:
John D. Carter, PhD Bio - Chair
Marcella Benson-Quaziena, PhD Bio
Veronica Hopper Carter, PhD Bio
Duncan Coombe, PhD Bio
Monika K. Moss, MFA Bio
Mauricio Puerta, PhD, LIC Bio
Michael Rynex, MA Bio
Isabel Wong, MS Bio
The faculty has extensive experience in many areas of business, education, government, and human service organizations. They use Gestalt theory concepts, and methodology in their roles as consultants and administrators. They have taught, trained, and consulted in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.
This dynamic one-year, five-module training program is designed for people involved in organizational change and large-scale organizational transformation. The program provides an introduction to and practice in the body of knowledge developed in the Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development programs. In five intensive sessions, participants will explore our overall model and theory base as applied to individual, group, and organizational levels of system. The programís emphasis on change methodology and complex system transformation is a powerful awareness-raising, skill-building, and integrative learning opportunity with the intent of becoming more effective interveners in organizational contexts.
Curriculum and Methodology
This program helps participants expand their alternatives in influencing multiple levels of systems. The core program provides opportunities for direct work in skill development in a range of areas. Participants will learn to:
A variety of methods are used in this program, including demonstrations, readings, simulations, role-plays, fieldwork assignments, small group practice, and step-by-step skill building experiences. Participants will work with individuals, groups, and organizations in a laboratory setting, as well as with their own systems or clients, as part of the learning process. They will be required to develop learning projects outside the program, and they will receive consultation and feedback for these projects throughout the course of their work.
Admittance to the OSD Training Program requires attending an Introductory Gestalt Workshop or an Interpersonal Interaction workshop before or during the program, a written application, and a personal interview either in person or by telephone. There is a nonrefundable application fee of $500. Due to the nature of the program’s design and operation, tuition will not be refunded for early withdrawal. A penalty fee may be assessed for a participant’s withdrawal following his or her acknowledgement of acceptance into the program. Upon completion of the program and full payment of fees, participants will receive a Gestalt Approach to Organization & Systems Development Program Certificate. Early application is strongly advised
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Fees (not including travel, lodging, or meals)
All fees are subject to yearly reviewApplication (nonrefundable): $500
The non-refundable application fee must accompany the applicant’s completed application form. 75% of the tuition fee is due upon acceptance into the program. Full payment of the tuition is due by the program’s start date. Fees are subject to yearly review. Limited scholarships are available. Requests for special payment arrangements or available scholarships may be addressed to the OSD Center President in conjunction with the GIC OSD ISC Payments Officer. Refunds are not given for early withdrawal from the program due to the nature of its design and structure.
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