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Structural Dynamics: An advanced framework for coaching leaders

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

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Registration is required before Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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Structural dynamics is an empirically based framework of interpersonal communication and relationships that was discovered by David Kantor, Ph.D., a family systems psychologist in the 1970s. Dr. Kantor used the model in his clinical practice but quickly realized its applications to leaders and their teams. The use of the model has since spread internationally to many for and nonprofit firms including The World Bank, Harvard Business School, Shell, John’s Hopkins Medicine, Shriner’s, Frontera, Cradles to Crayons, the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) and AMICA Mutual Insurance Company.

Many coaches and organizational development practitioners have rejuvenated their practice through the use of the structural dynamics framework and assessment tools.

Please note the following special instructions:
1) All event registrations must be completed by March 30. 
2) Taking the Kantor Assessment is required to participate. The cost of the assessment ($50.00 ) is included in the cost of the workshop.
3) Registrants will receive an email from The Kantor Institute with instructions to take the assessment.  The assessment must be completed by March 31.
4) Registrants should have a print out of their assessment results, or have it accessible electronically for reference during the virtual workshop.

Program starts at 9:00am

Key Learning Objectives:

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Structural Design and how to use it  
  • Deep insights through experiential learning of this powerful  family systems psychology based model

  • "Four player model" or action domains

  • Overview of the associated diagnostic and intervention tools

  • Introductory skills at 'reading the room'

9:00 am -- 10:30 am Session 1
10:30 am -- 11:00 am Break
11:00 am -- 12:00 pm Session 2

CCE Units: 3.0 Resource Development 
Please note:  ICFNE will provide one copy of your CCE certificate when you have met the qualifications for attendance.  We are not able to provide additional copies. We recommend you download and print your CCE certificates immediately upon receipt.

Gillien Todd consults to organizations on team development, enhancing collaboration, and improving communication. She has worked with executive teams, corporate pairs, and individual leaders. As an executive coach, she helps leaders navigate their hardest conversations and understand how their own leadership profile impacts their teams. Gillien is a Lecturer at Harvard Law School, where she has taught the Negotiation Workshop since 2001, and at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she has taught since 2016. She leads workshops on negotiation, difficult conversations, and feedback for executives in a variety of industries, including accounting, biotech, computer software, financial services, retail and pharmaceuticals, as well as at top teaching hospitals in Boston and as part of Harvard University’s internal leadership development programs.  As a facilitator, Gillien has mediated contract negotiations for school districts and symphony orchestras; facilitated strategic relationship management among alliance partners; and led a multi-year multi-stakeholder collaboration in the public sector. Gillien is a coach in Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program and is a certified Immunity to Change Coach.

Gillien’s practice is guided by theories of interest-based negotiation and communication developed by the Harvard Negotiation Project and Triad Consulting, authors of Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback; by her work on dialogue and behavioral dynamics in teams with Dialogix UK and Dr. David Kantor, author of Reading the Room; and by her work with Ronald Heifetz, author of Leadership Without Easy Answers.

Gillien received her B.A. from Yale University, her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

2020-04-14 Kathryn Stanley
Kathryn Stanley has 25 years of experience as an organizational development practitioner facilitating transformational whole system change leadership for Fortune 500 companies including Bose, Yahoo!, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), GeoCities, IdeaLab, IDEO, DRS Technologies, Toyota, Avery Dennison, and Raytheon Company as well as nonprofits and schools such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Needham Public Schools, Action Against Hunger, Cradles to Crayons, Thompson Island Outward Bound, and Goodwill Industries among others. Kathryn works with leaders and their teams to effect positive change. Kathryn designs and leads customized executive development retreats designed to accelerate team performance. She coaches leaders and teams in Harvard Business School executive education programs. She is an expert organizational assessor applying qualitative and quantitative methodologies to help clients get perspective on the most complex and perplexing organizational dilemmas to ensure that she provides accurate diagnostic data, helps her clients make free and informed choice and then helps them to implement changes that are sustainable. She aims to work herself out of a job by ensuring her clients reach higher levels of functioning required to adapt to ongoing business and market challenges.

Kathryn is the coauthor of the management fable, Which Bird Gets Heard? How to Have Impact Even In a Flock and the creator of the Authentic Presence Inventory (API©), self and 360, that has helped hundreds of leaders enhance their executive presence. She has presented at the Academy of Management and International Leadership Association on her research on Leadership and Mindfulness. She has presented on her innovation research as keynote speaker to the US Army Soldier Center’s Annual Bootstrap Innovation event, the American Society of Training and Development, the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s annual retreat and the New England Psychology Association among others. She delivered highly regarded workshops at Inside NGO’s Annual Conference in Washington DC on Virtual Teams and Effective Remote Work Relationships.

Kathryn earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Organizational Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology, a B.A. in Philosophy, and a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut. Her doctoral research produced the Radical Innovation Readiness Inventory (RIR©) that assesses an organization’s capacity to innovate. She is a Lore International trained executive coach. Kathryn is a Level 2 Kantor Institute certified training provider of Structural Dynamics and dialogue practices. She is certified in FIRO-B, Kantor Baseline Instrument, MBTI, Social Styles Inventory, and the Phillips Teamwork Assessment Inventory (TAI) and Thomas Kilmann Conflict Styles Inventory (TKI) among others.

Kathryn has been a Professor of organizational and leadership studies since 2008 at William James College where she created the curriculum and courses for the Masters of Organizational Psychology degree and the Leadership Psychology Psy.D programs. 

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