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Making Change Happen

Jul 11, 2017 09:00am -
Jul 14, 2017 05:30pm

Event Description

Making Change Happen

Kathryn Stanley, PhD and Gillien Todd, MEd, JD, instructors

Tuesday-Thursday, July 11-13, 2017 | 9:00 am – 5:30 pm &

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


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Co-Sponsors: Dialogix, the Kantor Institute and the

Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department at William James College

Making Change Happen’ is a foundation level course in using Structural Dynamics and Dialogue Practice for enabling transformational change in organizations and beyond. It offers a unique opportunity for those who are committed to changing their organizations; calling for people to think and act in fundamentally new ways.  The course combines theory with experiential and applied learning.

Learning Objectives:

By participating in this program participants will:

  • Apply and understand Dr David Kantor’s models on Structural Dynamics enabling greater communicative competency in self and in others
  • Debrief individuals and teams using the Kantor Baseline Instrument (BI)
  • Code conversations using the Kantor Action Modes
  • Facilitate dialogue in relation to the BI to explore what arises out of individual and team profiles
  • Facilitate and apply Dialogue Practices and associated exercises
  • Discuss Structural Traps and be able to design and lead interventions to address fundamental dilemmas of leadership and change stuck patterns of behavior


‘Making Change Happen’ is suitable for practitioners, coaches and facilitators who work with groups/teams and is open to those already using Structural Dynamics and Dialogue concepts and practices as well as those learning these concepts and practices for the first time. The course attracts a mix of Independent consultants and heads of organizational development working within corporate and public sector environments.

MCH17 | July 11-14, 2017 | 24.5 CE Credits | Limited to 30 attendees

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These courses are accredited by the International Coach Federation for 24.5 CCE credits

Additional Note: The cost to get certified in the Kantor Baseline Instrument is $1050 (Cost for follow-on certification includes 8 Kantor Baseline Instruments to use with your clients and 6 one-to-one coaching sessions with a certified Structural Dynamics Practitioner.) Once you become certified in the Kantor Baseline Instrument you are also eligible to join the practitioner community via Kantor Institute/Dialogix.

Kathryn Stanley, PhD, enjoys working with leaders and teams to help them to strategically respond to and positively thrive in today’s volatile market environment. She specializes in building capacity for collaborative teaming through dialogue, creating structures and cultures that engender innovation, and coaching leaders to be more authentic. Her ability to work with international teams across organizational silos has ensured the success of large-scale change initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, culture change, strategic realignment and organizational redesign. Kathryn’s Ph.D. is in Organizational Psychology. Her research includes the creation of two psychometric instruments including the Authentic Presence Inventory (API©) that has helped hundreds of leaders enhance their executive presence and the Radical Innovation Readiness Inventory (RIR©) that assesses an organizations capacity to radically innovate. She has presented at the Academy of Management on her research on Mindfulness. She is Co-Principal Investigator with David Kantor on the Reading the Room project to test Structural Dynamics in high performance teams.  She also co-authored the popular management book, Which Bird Gets Heard? How to Have Impact Even In a Flock.

Gillien Todd, MEd, JD, is an organizational consultant, coach, trainer, and teacher, with a background in interest-based negotiation and managing difficult conversations. Gillien has worked in a variety of organizations ranging from small charities to large institutions such as the Massachusetts General Hospital. Gillien is on the faculty of Harvard Law School, where she has taught negotiation and interpersonal communication skills to law students and executives for more than fifteen years. She has more recently developed expertise in consulting to groups and teams using the Structural Dynamics framework. She has designed team-level interventions using Structural Dynamics for executive teams, business partnerships, and long-term cross-organizational collaborations. Gillien is currently the Principal Interventionist for the Kantor Institute / Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology research project, which aims to quantify the efficacy of a Structural Dynamics approach within an executive team. She believes in the importance of having direct and honest conversations, and she strives to create a calm and a non-judgmental learning atmosphere. She is recognized for her creative problem solving, skillful listening, and directness.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Organizational Leadership
Early registration ends on Jul 10, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Jul 11, 2017 and ends on Jul 27, 2017.
Late registration starts on Jul 28, 2017.



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