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Process Work and Organizational Excellence:
Addressing Power, Conflict and Tension in the Workplace

With Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder
February 27th - March 2st, 2009

We are excited to announce that Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder, a well known international facilitator and trainer will be continuing his series of trainings in Process Work in Japan. This workshop explores Process Work applications to organizational development with a focus on communication, relationships, conflict and tension.

This seminar: Effective relationships are vital to the health of any system, whether a family, community or organization. Interpersonal tension and challenging relationships have resulted in the poor performance and closure of many organizations. And yet so little emphasis, value and focus are placed on the cultivation of effective communication. In this seminar we will use the models of Process Work to focus on the dynamics of communication. We will explore how interpersonal tension and conflict, when approached with skill, awareness and curiosity, can offer profound insight and learning for all parties involved. We will explore how these very tensions when unfolded, can transform an organization into a dynamic and fulfilling workplace. The seminar will address all levels of organizational tension: on an interpersonal level, within a team or group, and in addressing the whole system and greater culture itself. The seminar will be experiential, with theoretical presentations followed by demonstrations, exercises and group interaction. Participants will be invited to present specific challenging conflict themes as case studies.

What we will cover:

  • Process Work individual, relationship and group work model.
  • The value of disturbance as a method of personal development.
  • Recognizing our edges and patterns in conflict.
  • Signal theory in interactions: hot spots, escalation and de-escalation, accusations and more.
  • Understanding the three faces and approaches to conflict.
  • Abuse and violence in the workplace.
  • Approaches in working with the different levels of conflict: individual, relationship, group and system.
  • The meta-skills in working with conflict.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be provided with:

  • An in depth analysis and application of Process Work individual, relationship and group facilitation models.
  • An understanding of interpersonal communication with a focus on signal theory, edges and hot spots.
  • A toolkit to address tension and conflict on all organizational levels (individual, relationship, team and whole organization).
  • Skills to work in ‘hot’ situations with potential violence and abuse.
  • An understanding of the important metaskills in working with tension and conflict.

More on Process work: Process Work is a cross-disciplinary approach to support individual and collective change. It developed in the 1970s and 1980s in Zurich, Switzerland by Dr. Arnold Mindell, a Jungian analyst. Process Work, also known as Process-Oriented Psychology, offers new ways of working with areas of life that are experienced as problematic or painful. Physical symptoms, relationship problems, group conflicts and social tensions, when approached with curiosity and respect, can lead to new information that is vital for personal and collective growth.

With its roots in Jungian psychology and physics, Process Work believes that the solution to problems is often contained within the disturbances themselves. Process Work provides a practical framework through which individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations can connect with greater effectiveness and creativity. Process Work adopts a sense of deep democracy whereby each aspect of ourselves is seen to be meaningful and important and offers valuable information for us when explored and unfolded. Similarly within an organization, each member holds important and vital contribution to the group's well-being and effectiveness.

More on the facilitator:

Dr. Stephen Schuitevoerder is an international consultant, lecturer and facilitator based in Portland, Oregon. Stephen consults and presents seminars, lectures and workshops throughout the world including South Africa, Australia, Russia, Japan, Europe, South America, Mexico and the United States. He works with diversity issues, team building, change management, executive development and organizational conflict and has worked with organizations in many diverse situations. His portfolio includes country strategic planning, change management and executive team facilitation for the United Nations, executive consulting and team facilitation for educational non profits such as Esalen Institute, and team facilitation and consultations for medium to large corporations such as Intel, SAB and Techtronics. Stephen is the President and a faculty member of the Process Work Institute. www.processconsulting.org

Dates:            The workshop will begin on February 27th and finish March 2, 2008.

Times:           10:00-17:00 each day (1 hr. lunch break).

Tuition:                  The fee per person for the complete 4-day workshop will be 100,000 JPY. The fee includes beverages during the workshop, and the 4-day workshop itself. Lunches each day will be independent.

Venue:             TBD

Call:                 Cathy Bernatt's mobile phone: 090-4244-8559 if you are lost!

Fee:                 100,000 JPY

Languages:        The workshop will be conducted in English & Japanese.

Selection of participants:
In certain circumstances, workshop
presenters may seek further information from applicants to help clarify their readiness for the level at which the workshop will be presented.

Refunds & Withdrawals
If participants withdraw within 2 weeks of the first day of the workshop, 10% of the full fee will be retained by the organizers. For participants who withdraw after that date and before the workshop start date, the organizers reserve the right to retain 50% of the full fee. If a participant fails to notify his or her withdrawal and does not attend, or if the participant withdraws at any time during the workshop, 90% of the full fee will be retained.

Payment & Refunds
Full payment of the tuition is required before February 23, 2009. If any participants enroll after the workshop is full they will have their fees fully refunded. Participants will be accepted in the order of their applications being received, up to a maximum of 30.
Please complete the registration form and email to cathy.bernatt@creating.bz or fax the form to 03-6383-0444. Each participant is requested to fill out a registration form. (Whilst expressions of interest and queries are welcomed, no formal enrollments will be taken without payment.)
By February 20, 2008, please send registration fee of 30,000 yen to the following bank account:

Bank Name: Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Branch: Ichigaya; Account number: 1277196; Account name: Cathy Bernatt.
Registration is NOT complete until you send the registration fee. Please note that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Send the remainder of the participation fee (70,000 yen) by February 23, 2008. If we do not receive your fee by that date, we may give your place to someone on the waiting list. Upon completion of payment, we will send you the full details.
If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the workshop must be cancelled, all fees will be refunded in full.

APPLICANTS FROM OUTSIDE OF JAPAN, PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO Cathy Bernatt: cathy.bernatt@creating.bz

Contacts for further information or for the detailed brochure and registration form:
Cathy Bernatt: www.creating.bzcathy.bernatt@creating.bz

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