WEEK 1: Wed 15 Sept & Sat 18 Sept , 8-11am AEST
Structural Dynamics and dialogue: catching sight of strengths and stuck patterns
WEEK 2: Wed 22 Sept & Fri 24 Sept , 8-11am AEST
Heroes and shadows: leaders and teams under pressure
WEEK 3: Wed 29 Sept & Fri 1 Oct , 8-11am AEST
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.
- 6 x 3 hour facilitated sessions, delivered over 3 weeks
- 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
Dr. Kathryn Stanley Ph.D.
CEO for PeopleTalking Americas division
Kathryn enjoys using organisational psychology and neuroscience with individuals, groups/teams and whole systems to help them navigate breakthroughs, get unstuck, and transform to attain higher levels of performance. She consults internationally to both for and non-profit organisations doing turnaround work, mergers and acquisitions, large scale culture transformation and high tech start-up development. She is an Executive Coach in Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management and Owners and Presidents programs. She founded the Organisational and Leadership Psychology department at William James College where she created two Masters degree programs and the doctoral program in Leadership Psychology that she directs. She is a Visiting Professor of organisational and leadership studies at Wellesley College. Her consulting clients include Bose, Johns Hopkins, Action Against Hunger, and Raytheon to name a few. She is an expert in Structural Dynamics, authentic presence, the neuroscience of leadership and assessing firm readiness to innovate. She is co-author of the popular management fable, “Which Bird Gets Heard? How to Have Impact Even in a Flock” with John Ullmen. She is a Level 2 Kantor/Dialogix certified training provider of Structural Dynamics.
Dr. Miranda Ralston PsyD
VP of PeopleTalking Americas division
Miranda is a relational leader, educator, and organisational and leadership consultant with experience in for-profit, non-profit, and educational sectors. Miranda is a Level 1 Certified Kantor practitioner and is currently pursuing ‘train the trainer’ certification. She holds the roles of Director of the Masters of Organisational Psychology program, Director of the Masters of Organisational Leadership, Director of the Neuroscience of Leadership Area of Emphasis, and core faculty at William James College. She has attained a Masters degree in Organisational Leadership and a Doctoral degree in Leadership Psychology. Her research has broken new ground in neuroscientific research of leadership and organisational contexts by exploring how followers respond to leadership behaviours from a neurological, physiological, and psychological perspective. Miranda’s expertise includes dialogue and communication at work, psychological safety, the neuroscience of leadership and the workplace, leadership behaviours that promote positive followership, team and group dynamics, and leader-follower dynamics. She is a Level 1 Kantor certified practitioner in Structural Dynamics.