Intensive: Designing & Leading Change with David Sibbet & Gisela Wendling


This three-day hands-on Intensive is for facilitators and consultants seeking to deepen their skills in designing and leading organization change and social change processes. Participants are invited to bring a process consultation challenge to the workshop. They will emerge with a process design and knowledge of a range of proven interventions that will lead to successful change. “This is one of the best Grove workshops I've been to,” a senior consultant attendee stated.

Grove Founder and President David Sibbet and Gisela Wendling, Ph.D. will co-lead this Intensive. With a maximum of 12 participants there will be time to hone in on the specific learning goals and project challenges that each participant brings. Participants benefit from generative dialogue between participants and experienced guidance by the leaders of the Intensive. David brings 40 years of practitioner experience with complex processes in public, community and organizational settings. Gisela builds on her 20 years of practice and research with organization development, transformational learning and change, and deep dialogue.


Organization Change / Social Change:

  • Learn two change frameworks. One focuses on the complex, generative and challenging interior dynamics that underlie any real change, and the other on the organizational stages associated with successful change processes
  • Develop a context map for a specific change-consulting challenge
  • Practice large-scale process mapping
  • Explore key principles of social change
  • Gain insight about how to support the momentum of change over a sustained period

Working with Clients

  • Learn graphic practices for scoping client needs
  • Understand how to organize and facilitate a process-design team
  • Co-create specific process designs for participant change challenges
  • Learn processes that help a stakeholder group or organization tap into its own resources to succeed at change
  • Learn about ongoing contracting for goals, roles, and results
  • Explore the role and diverse tasks of leaders of change
  • Develop change-leadership practices and skills including listening, asking questions, increasing self-understanding, and working with creativity and uncertainty

Note: Lunch will be provided.

About the Presenters

This workshop is for:

Consultants, facilitators, organizational strategists, process managers, project managers, team leaders

Dates Location
Apr 11-13, 2018 San Francisco, CA
Oct 10-12, 2018 San Francisco, CA


To register: email
or call 1.415.561.6130
or 1.800.49.GROVE, ex. 3.

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This workshop is a great balance of new material, learning together as a community, and application to participants' current work. It is especially helpful for leaders and facilitators who work across silos, either within and between organizations, or across sectors of the community.

Mike Dugas
Vision Creation Consulting

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