Ongoing Learning through Mentoring Circles

How many times in life have you learned how to do something, been passionate about doing this new thing in the early stages, and then slowly it fell by the wayside without you even noticing. Until one day something prompts you to think "oh, yeah...I know how to do that".  This happens often when you learn a new language, a skill like painting or a new cooking technique. Or you learn how to do something and continue to do it regularly, but pick up bad habits along the way - like driving a car.  Maybe you learn the fundamentals of doing something and do what you learned well...knowing there is so much more you could learn to deepen your practice.

Ongoing Learning for Professional Development

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset - to share your experiences, wisdom and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn - it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  This is at the core of our Mentoring Circles.

Your Mentoring Opportunities

Genuine Contact Organization Mentoring OpportunitiesMentoring circles are offered through the international Genuine Contact Organization as a benefit for members and those working the Genuine Contact Way. You have 3 different mentoring opportunities to participate in.

Online Topic-Specific Mentoring Circles

As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your professional development, we partner with other Genuine Contact Trainers to offer a series of Mentoring Circles throughout the year, each with a focus on learning and experience from a specific topic related to the Genuine Contact way of working.

These 3-hour online mentoring circles can focus on

  • one of the Genuine Contact program modules (think Working with Open Space Technology or Individual Health and Balance)
  • ways of working with one of the multi-purpose GC tools (like Deep Essence Tool or the Evolutionary Spiral)
  • an approach to the Genuine Contact way of working (say Strategic Planning or Nourishing a Culture of Leadership)

These mentoring circles are offered for free to anyone who has taken the appropriate workshop with us or with another Genuine Contact Trainer worldwide.

>> Find upcoming mentoring circles on the Genuine Contact Event Calendar (this link takes you to the Genuine Contact website)

In Person Genuine Contact Mentoring Circles

Periodic mentoring circles are held in-person at locations around the world. From an evening of conversation to a multi-day program, these mentoring circles are an opportunity to explore the Genuine Contact way of working with colleagues living in your region and often in your local language.

>> Find upcoming mentoring circles on the Genuine Contact Event Calendar (this link takes you to the Genuine Contact website)

Ongoing Mentoring Online

Sponsored by the Genuine Contact Co-owners, you will find discussion boards, resources, and more available to you for lifelong learning in living and working the Genuine Contact way with a request that participants also contribute to the knowledge and the resources.  This mentoring circle has no cost for participation if you choose to sign up as a White Level member. Contact the Director of the Genuine Contact Program to learn more or become a member today.