Embracing complexity - the paradigm (1 day)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Are you and your clients facing greater complexity and less certainty?
- Are you becoming less sure about what great coaching, leadership or therapy looks like and promises?
- Are you an experienced practitioner looking to draw from complexity sciences to expand your practice?
- Have you heard people talking about complexity science and theory and are you wondering how this might relate to and inform your practice?
- Are you being asked to facilitate transformation and yet you wonder how to really do it?
This day will set you on a path to
- working systemically
- enhancing your fluency and
- liberating your artistry as a practitioner
What to expect
This Foundation Day introduces theory and principles of complex adaptive systems and illustrates how these show up and inform what happens within and between individuals. You will be introduced to new and different ways of seeing and understanding the patterns and dynamics at play in the human systems in which you find yourself - as a coach, therapist, facilitator, leader; as member of a group, family, organisation, community. The applications are boundless.
Expect to leave with some simple models, methods and metaphors for understanding human system dynamics that can be applied immediately. We will briefly touch on The Potent 6 Constellation to demonstrate its systemic nature and illustrate how it is substantively different from most other coaching approaches.
Registration and payment
Registration is through eventbrite with payment online via paypal or by invoice and BACS. Because these trainings are very small cohorts, last minute cancellations will incur a 50% non-refundable fee if you cannot transfer to an alternative training date within the next 6 months. If Potent 6 has to cancel the training, all registered participants will be invited to register to the next available dates.
Progressing to next steps
For those interested, the next step is Practitioner training for The Potent 6 Constellation. This begins a process of integrating and expanding individual and shared learning and practice. Participants will recognise the complementary, embracing nature of the model - how it validates current knowledge and skills; and how it has the potential to inform, enhance and deepen capacity to work more powerfully and systemically in a multitude of settings.
When & Where
Louie Gardiner of Potent 6 + Su Riddell of IofC-UK (for REAL Change programme)
Louie Gardiner is a passionate pioneer generating new ways to unleash learning and catalyse personal and systemic transformation. She is a hugely experienced, authentic, wholehearted professional equipping individual and organisational clients to embrace and navigate complex, fast-changing contexts & challenges. Her expertise resides in her holisitic, empathic understanding of the systemic dynamics that play out in human systems.
She is particularly adept at enabling dialogue and productive partnering within, between and across diverse sectors and disciplines. She works one-to-one and designs whole-organisation and multi-sector leadership and change programmes that span professional and community contexts.
Louie is a systemic OD consultant/practitioner, Executive Coach, Life Coach, Coach Supervisor, facilitator and learning partner. Her immersive, subjective-empirical approach is at the heart of her doctoral inquiry.
Contributions of which Louie is most proud:
P6 Constellation, SAM, PAI, Participation Compass
REAL within and beyond Initiatives of Change
Birthing RADICAAL Expression
Leading Change for a Sustainable World
Inspiring Women Leaders... Dare we?
Inspiring Leaders Programme
Women Leading The Way
Overcoming a fear of singing
Beginning to write poetry
Some present & past roles:
PhD Researcher; Faculty Board Member, Hull University Business School; Director, Potent 6; Fellow of the RSA; Associate - The OCM, ASK Europe; Chief Executive, Charity Trustee; visiting lecturer Sheffield Hallam, Cheltenham & Gloucester, Roffey Part Institute
Additional areas of expertise:
Corporate performance management; leadership and organisational development; human systems dynamics; policy and strategic planning; leisure management; research and consultation; stakeholder engagement and partnership planning; learning and development; public health.
Master Accred. Coach