Deep Essence

For Executives, Facilitators, Consultants, Managers, Team Leaders, HR, and OD specialists

The Genuine Contact Program provides tools, techniques, concepts, and knowledge for 'HOW" to solve workplace challenges and take advantage of opportunities. One of the primary tools used is The Deep Essence Tool. Its uses vary, depending on the challenge or opportunity being faced. Skillfulness in the application of The Deep Essence Tool uncovers its many uses and its potential for getting to the root of the situation. Getting to the root of the situation can happen quickly, ensuring that you are solving the right problem.

You can apply this tool for something you are faced with in your leadership work to assist you in mapping your thinking and overcoming blind spots. You can use this tool in a team setting to hone in on the best solutions from a team of people. It is exceptionally versatile. The Deep Essence Tool helps you frame your examination of the situation by guiding you to look at its purpose, the associated values, and assumptions. It helps you to decide the right structure. The map provides you and the team with insights into behaviors, actions, and results.

The Deep Essence Tool is versatile, multi-purpose and easy to learn. Working with it and developing mastery in its many applications is an ongoing learning process through action/reflection learning.

The Deep Essence Tool is included and taught in a number of the modules of the Genuine Contact Program. We now offer you the opportunity to take a deep dive with us in developing mastery in using this tool. Whether you have worked with the Deep Essence Tool already, or are simply interested in learning to do so now, your workshop experience will begin with some pre-workshop preparation that includes watching a teaching video covering the basics of working with The Deep Essence Tool. The workshop, spanning a full day together in the online meeting platform Blackboard Collaborate, is divided into two half-day components, with a night's sleep in between the two so that you can take advantage of the learning and integration made possible by 'sleeping on it'.

Skill and Capacity Development

This workshop is intended to assist you in developing:

  • Greater understanding of the Deep Essence tool and how to use it
  • Mastery in accessing stories when working with people including groups of people (one arm of the Deep Essence Tool)
  • Mastery in accessing the feeling of spirit when working with people including groups of people (one arm of the Deep Essence Tool)
  • The skills and knowledge you need to use the Deep Essence Tool
  • The skills and knowledge to apply the Deep Essence Tool in a number of situations, making it a versatile multi-purpose tool in your toolkit
  • An understanding of how to use this tool to map your thoughts as you work your thinking through a challenge
  • An understanding of how to use this tool in teamwork, including achieving improved team cohesion
  • Tips and techniques to access the stories that pertain to a situation, team, organization that influence what is going on and what is possible
  • Tips and techniques to access the spirit associated with the situation that influences what is going on and what is possible

Your Complete Learning Program

The learning program includes 5 segments. Approximate times for your work with each segment are suggested, totaling approximately 14.5 hours of guided learning. The 2 real-time online sessions are spaced a week apart for the purpose of giving you integration and application time for your learning.

  • Segment 1: Your Business and/or Development Goal. Plan for 1 hour.
  • Segment 2: Working with the Deep Essence Tool: Plan for 30 minutes.
  • Segment 3: Origins of Frequently Used Tools. Plan for 2 hours.
  • Segment 4: Real-Time Learning. February 23 & 24, 2023, 9am - 1pm EST (check local time zone)
  • Segment 5: Real-time Mentoring Circle. 3 hours. Date: May 19, 2023, 9am - 12pm EDT

Your Facilitators

Photo of Birgitt WilliamsBirgitt Williams is an international management and organizational solutions consultant, author, meeting facilitator, teacher, keynote speaker and executive coach. Her business focus is to assist leaders in closing the gap between their own potential and results, and closing the gap between the potential and results in their organizations. She is an advocate of creating and nurturing a culture of leadership in which every individual and every team works from their authority to carry out the responsibilities that they are accountable for. Birgitt has mastery in possibility thinking and in working with the full potential of both tangible and intangible assets in organizations of all kinds including private sector, public and government sector, communities, consortiums, and strategic collaborations. She is skillful at system change, team cohesion, strategy focus, multi-disciplinary teams and cross cultural work.

Birgitt is a creator of the  Genuine Contact program, Co-owner of the Genuine Contact Group, LLC., President of Dalar International Consultancy, Inc., and author of The Genuine Contact Way: Nourishing a Culture of Leadership.

Photo of Rachel BoltonRachel Bolton is a senior consultant and coach with Dalar International Consultancy, Inc. She specializes in and loves work with Small Businesses, Solo Entrepreneurship, and  Start-Ups. She has worked with leaders, consultants, and their organizations around the world to develop their organizations using our Genuine Contact Way processes and brings this wealth of experience into our workshop.  Her unique blend of coaching and Genuine Contact training bring high-level insight and practical suggestions to this work.

Rachel is the current Director of the Genuine Contact Organization and Program, supporting leaders, consultants and coaches around the world who work with the Genuine Contact program in their organizations.

Supporting Learning in Teams and Groups

At Dalar, we are big believers in whole teams and groups learning together. To support group learning, we are pleased to offer the following team discounts:

  • 20% off for 3-5 participants
  • 40% off for 6-10
  • groups of 11+ to be determined based on groups size

Project, intact, cross-functional, and leadership teams, small organizations, boards, and volunteer groups are some examples of the kinds of groups eligible for these discounts. Contact Rachel Bolton for registration details.

This offer is applicable to Early Bird and Regular Rates of registration. It cannot be combined with any other discounts available (i.e Genuine Contact Organization member discounts).

This is a Genuine Contact Way Workshop

Birgitt Williams, Ward Williams and Rachel Bolton of the Dalar team have created these Genuine Contact Way learning modules with a focus on creating and nourishing a culture of leadership in organizations. We believe that when a culture of leadership exists in an organization, productivity increases, employees work both more effectively and with greater satisfaction on their own and in teams, and the organization thrives. Every Genuine Contact Way module provides participants with a complete skill and knowledge set that is beneficial used on its own. Every module is also designed to be part of a multi-purpose blended approach for leadership and organizational development. You may find added benefit to take this module in conjunction with other Genuine Contact Way modules as well as modules of the Genuine Contact ProgramContact us to find out what the right ‘bundle’ is to meet your unique leadership and organizational development and business goals.

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