Past Event

Art of Participatory Leadership - Geneve

Leadership that fosters collaboration and advances the potential of your organisation


Event Type



Participatory Leadership 

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05 - 08 Oct 2016


Ecumenical Institute Chateau de Bossey, Chemin Cheneviere 2


Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland



Master the means to reliably energise your team and organization!
People in your teams might need to deliver fast in complex settings and may have conflicting priorities and agendas. They rush from meeting to meeting to align – but tend to spend more time reacting or making their points than pro-actively engaging the organization and listening. The constant manoeuvring wastes energy and good will, and slows down productive work.
What if this energy could be reliably tapped into and aligned to drive your work forward?
This workshop lays out a structured process including tools, methods, design-thinking and a systems approach to galvanising group and organisational dynamics. While focused on groups, the practices scale from the individual to teams, to entire organizations and even communities.
Built on the core values of respect, partnership, collaboration and accountability, the approach has been used to facilitate deep conversations with groups in the hundreds or as small as four.
You will experience and practice techniques in Leadership Presence; World Café; Open Space Technology; Design for Action; Appreciative Inquiry; while also exploring when and how to use each technique effectively. The methods and techniques are designed to bring out leadership from people at all levels.
You'll practice addressing real world complex situations in a way that delivers alignment and actionable outcomes. So you'll be able to use what you learn the day you get back.

Video: Interview with Mireille Jansma and Jurgen Egges of the ING Business Academy in Amsterdam

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