OSD International Program: A Gestalt Approach to Organization & Systems DevelopmentFaculty will be drawn from OSD Center staff including:
Duncan Coombe, PhD Bio - Chair
Veronica Hopper Carter, PhD Bio - Co-Chair
Marcella Benson-Quaziena, PhD Bio
John D. Carter, PhD Bio
Mauricio Puerta, PhD, LIC Bio
Linda Robson, MA, MPH Bio
Isabel Wong, MS Bio
and other OSD Center Faculty
The faculty of this program includes representatives from four continents, and the 150 graduates of the program thus far are spread across the globe. Representing work developed over 30 years at the Organization and Systems Development Center of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and elaborated in the cross-cultural milieu of the International Program for the past ten years, this training develops mature professionals beyond their already proven scope of accomplishments.
The OSD International Program offers professionals effective alternatives for influencing the systems in which they work. The experiential nature of the program design enables participants to practice new skills in observing, reporting, and intervening in organizational settings. The intensive, international-based training draws heavily from the Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development Program, which was the first to apply Gestalt principles to the field of organizational consulting and has maintained a reputation for exceptional professional development for over 30 years. The program has four major foci:
Hierarchy of Program Objectives
The program consists of five week-long sessions over the span of 16 months. All sessions begin at 1:00pm of Day One and conclude at 1:00pm on Day Seven. Each session will be held in a different country. Canada, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, and Turkey are possible locations. Applications are being accepted now. The class selection will be finalized December 15, 2013.Session I: January 26–February 1, 2014
Session II: May 4–10, 2014
Session III: September 7–13, 2014
Session IV: January 4–10, 2015
Session V: April 12–18, 2015
Application (nonrefundable) US$350
Tuition includes the cost of all course materials. Transportation, housing, and meals are not included and will be an additional expense. At the time of acceptance, 70% (US$8,785) of the tuition is due. The balance is due prior to Session III.
There are no refunds for early withdrawal from the program due to the nature of its design and operation. A penalty fee will be assessed for those who withdraw after they have acknowledged their acceptance.
All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank in the form of credit card, check, money order, or wire transfer.
You will be notified by mail or fax that your application has been received. You may also be contacted for an interview or to request additional information.
Application deadline is December 8, 2013.
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