Get beneath the surface of group dynamics


A foundation course in using Structural Dynamics and the corresponding baseline instrument to create transformational change.

Tues 3rd May 2022, 10th May 2022, 17th May 2022

DAY 1 – 3rd May: 
Structural Dynamics and dialogue: catching sight of strengths and stuck patterns

DAY 2 – 10th May: 
Heroes and shadows: leaders and teams under pressure

DAY 3 – 17th May: 
Mapping systems for transformational change

VENUE: Virtual delivery VIA ZOOM
COST: $3,500 + GST AUD*
*Additional fees apply when paying by credit card

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About the event

Making Change Happen is a unique program that equips leaders, coaches, and organisational development professionals to get beneath the surface of deeply ingrained interpersonal behaviours and certifies them to use the Kantor Baseline Instrument with their organisation and clients.

Pioneered by family systems psychologist, Dr. David Kantor, the theory of ‘Structural Dynamics’ deconstructs the hidden dynamics of group interaction. The course teaches participants how to understand and intervene on observable behaviours in the room – creating an opportunity to recognize and change unproductive patterns of communication.

Structural Dynamics is complementary to all other change models. The approach frees up organisations to fully realize their investment in change initiatives, which are often, despite impeccable planning, undermined by dysfunctional interpersonal behaviours.

Dr. Kantor’s theory has been developed and tested in clinical and organisational contexts over a 45-year period and used across the world. Organisations employing Structural Dynamics have seen extraordinary results with teams experiencing greatly improved working relationships, enhanced quality of conversations and more effective decision-making.

The program Making Change Happen is certified by The Kantor Institute and is open to those already using the concepts as well as those being introduced to them for the first time.

By participating in this program you will:

  • Take the Kantor Baseline Behavioural Profile which will provide an insight into your own behaviours in interpersonal situations.
  • Learn how to address fundamental dilemmas of leadership and change stuck patterns of behaviour within teams and whole organisations.
  • Learn how to work with the Kantor Baseline Behavioural Profiles and lead Structural Dynamics interventions with individuals, teams and whole systems that will change the nature of the discourse, enable improved outcomes and greater efficiencies.
  • Guide groups successfully through dialogue processes using Kantor’s models.
  • Become familiar with ‘reading the room’ through being able to track and work with the Kantor Action Modes.

Program includes:

  • 3 x day (8 hour) facilitated sessions via zoom (9am – 12.30 and 1.30 – 5pm with additional breaks)
  • 1 x Kantor baseline instrument (self) with a one hour debrief
  • 2 x 1-hour coaching sessions with a certified Structural Dynamics practitioner to support your learning and integration of Structural Dynamics.
  • 5 Kantor baseline instruments and 1 x team profile to use through your accreditation (value of $1740 + GST)

Meet The Team


Edna McKelvey

Edna blends strong corporate expertise with extensive relational and systemic professional training, providing a unique combination of skills and experience as an Executive Coach. She brings an ability to surface hidden relational dynamics, and encourage awareness that can identify and bring to the surface what is really being said and experienced within systems. As a faculty member of Jansen Newman Institute, she has been teaching group dynamics since 2005, and is passionate about working with clients to identify the dialogical and behavioural dynamics that may contribute to blocking effective and sustainable growth and change.

David Metherell

David combines his strategic and leadership development experience in working with organisations to improve business momentum through closer cultural/behavioural alignment with strategic priorities.
David is experienced in working with teams and draws from a broad spectrum of resources and practical learning experiences to inform a whole-systems approach to his work, including the use of structural dynamics methods.
He has a calm, practical approach to coaching and cultivates a reflective space where leaders can explore different perspectives and examine the broader scope of their leadership impact in different contexts, particularly in interpersonal aspects.

Reserve your spot


Cost: $3500 + GST AUD

For more information, please email your name and contact details to