Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging the Genuine Contact Way

At this time in our human evolution, we are in an opportunity window to choose to understand the benefits for all of us and our organizations when we value Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. This year’s Genuine Contact Summer Academy is designed to prepare leaders, consultants, and coaches to take advantage of this important time in our evolution. Participants will learn to use this opportunity window skillfully and well.

To be skillful requires a deep understanding of what it takes to achieve inclusion, equity, and belonging in an organization. Be prepared to be surprised. What you think will work may have undesirable consequences. What you think may not work, may have desirable consequences.

Join us to develop your leadership with diversity in ways that goes beyond valuing diversity into being equipped to guide people in the lived reality of inclusion, equity, and belonging, Benefit from the development of your own plan for going forward in this work, making a positive difference in the lives of people, organizations, and society.

At the heart of this work is the understanding that all people are precious, and we all benefit when we know how to work with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our experience is that strategies based on these values have exciting, tangible results.

Program Details

Self-Study Segments

  • Orientation to the tools that will be used in the Summer Academy: video clips of how to work with the Medicine Wheel Tool, how to work with the Deep Essence Tool, how to recognize a Life Nourishing Environment vs a Life Depleting Environment; how to work with the Grief Cycle; how to work with the Cycle of Transformation.
  • Orientation to the concepts that will be used in the Summer Academy: leadership…what it is and what it is not; organizational transformation; the Five Beliefs of Genuine Contact.
  • Fundamentals about diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging as commonly understood.

Real-Time Online Learning

  • A 5-day intensive for an in-depth exploration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Case studies assist participants in their exploration. Participants develop coaching plans for participants to equip themselves for coaching others develop leadership for working with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • The module is designed with follow-on facilitated peer-with-peer mentoring circles to support your ongoing learning with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging the Genuine Contact Way. These mentoring circles include group discussions facilitated by a Genuine Contact Trainer about what has been learned while applying your learning.

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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