Inclusion Dialogues Winter Academy (Ableton


January 20, 24, 25, 26, and 27 | 10am – 1pm | Online

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

  • Workshop January 20, 24, 25, 26, and 27, 10am – 1pm 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. Plan for approximately 2 hours of asynchronous learning as homework each day as an integral part of your learning.

More Details…what to expect in your learning program

The Learning Hub

Your Learning Hub will be available immediately with training videos and other resource material. Self-study learning is to be completed based on these resources before the start of the real-time workshop. This Learning Hub gets added to during the real-time workshop with resources that the participants co-create plus additional training videos and resources. It continues to be available to you for at least 1 year after the Winter Academy for your ongoing learning.

Real-Time Learning

The real-time online workshop is facilitated using the participative method Whole Person Process Facilitation, which provides the conditions for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The real-time online workshop is participative throughout, so be prepared to share your thoughts and ideas, your hopes and your fears, and your vision of your path forward. Be prepared to have the space to explore your thoughts and to listen to others exploring their thoughts, without judgment. You are asked to show up and be fully present, speak your truth without blame or judgment, follow what has heart and meaning for yourself, and let go of attachment to outcome.