The systemic phenomenological approach and the method of organizational constellations have proved, even scientifically, to be an effective approach for complex issues in organizations and their context: society. In many countries professionals who work in the field of Organizational Development (OD) are trained to facilitate constellation processes. Now the need is growing that these trained professionals can train other professionals to become facilitators of constellations and apply the larger field of systemic thinking and sensing to OD.
This train-the-trainer aims to fulfill this wish and need. The aim of this training is to support you intensely in your professional development as trainer of systemic work, and beyond you: the society where your trainings will reach their destiny.
This training will be built around four focus-aspects of training
I. The essence of systemic work and constellations
As a trainer you need to be able to explain the essence of systemic phenomenological work to your participants. For that reason, we will cover:
In order to train your participants, you need to use didactical skills and methods to transfer content, practice and attitude.
III. Designing a training program
IV. The outside world and context of training
It doesn’t make sense to design and offer training when you cannot reach potential participants.
How to learn?
The way of learning will be very much to practice in a structured way. Jan Jacob will offer a clear structure, and provide introductions and theory. Participants will practice in smaller and often in the whole group by introducing a systemic topic or an exercise. We will do this in a way that all the participants will learn and grow. All the elements of a training program will be covered this way.
Additionally, we expect that participants are willing to read books, give some summaries and evaluations. We will provide a handout and training manual.
We also expect that the participant who wants to complete the two parts will find ways to practice in between and is willing to report on their growth experience as a trainer.
This training consists of two modules of six days in a row. The training can only be taken as a whole.
After the first module of six days you will be able to start to train facilitators.
This part will focus a lot on the areas I and II of the previous paragraph: didactics and how to transfer the essence of systemic work. It is hard to transfer the essence of systemic work if you don’t have a deep understanding of it. We assume here that in order to be a good trainer or teacher, our didactics need to be rooted into understanding the nature of the work.
The focus of attention in module 1 will be on offering smaller units of learning for your participants
After the second part you will have all the necessary instruments and have practiced all the necessary skills to offer a full training and bring it into the world.
The second part will focus more on your personality to hold a safe space, both for the training as a whole as for the participants. You keep your overview; your attention is wide with one eye on the participants’ development and another eye on the outside world and field, where your participants will start to work soon. There will be more elements from the areas III and IV of the previous paragraph.
In between the two parts is about half a year time to practice your new skills. We expect you to practice to teach in smaller groups and report on it before the second module starts.
We have chosen for an intense in-house six-day training in order to have a maximum of learning opportunities for the participants, and save travel costs for participants coming from far away.
Participants, when they fulfill the requirements, will receive a certificate of the Bert Hellinger Instituut Nederland. Participants who do not fulfill these requirements will be informed at least three days before the end of the second module, and we will explore ways to fill in the deficits.
The training cannot fulfill all the requirements to become a Master Trainer of Infosyon, but this train-the-trainer is aware of and aligned with Infosyon’s criteria. The necessary experience and ‘flying hours’, to acquire this title you have to collect yourself.
Who can attend?
Motivated professionals in the field of OD who have finished at least one complete training in Organizational Constellations and have ample experience (at least 50) in facilitating organizational constellations.
This means that you feel confident as constellation facilitator, and you feel at ease in organizations and you have a deeper understanding for processes in organizations and OD.
How to subscribe?
By sending a letter of about 2 pages to Jan Jacob Stam of the Bert Hellinger Instituut Nederland in which you describe:
Please write your letter in English.
The trainer will evaluate your application and contact you within two weeks.
Number of participants
We limit the number of participants to 24 in order to be able to support each of you in this intense training process.
Traveling and lodging
From Amsterdam Airport it is possible to take a (direct) train to Groningen (2,5 hrs).
Lodging is possible in bed and breakfasts in the neighborhood (about €30/night, including breakfast), nearby hotels (3km, about €75/night inclu-ding breakfast) or in the City of Groningen (7Km, ranging €70-100/ night, including breakfast).
If you wish, we will help you find a place according to your wishes and budget. We will also collect you from the train station upon arrival and take you to your lodgings. Daily transportation to and from your hotel/B&B to de Zeven Linden will be coordinated.
Two parts of 6 days each: a total of 12 days of training. It is only possible to apply for the training as a whole.
Dates and Times:
|Module 1 at the Zeven Linden, Groningen||Trainers|
|Friday 5 April 2019 (10.00 – 18.00)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Saturday 6 April 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Sunday 7 April 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Monday 8 April 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Tuesday 9 April 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Wednesday 10 April 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Module 2 at the Zeven Linden, Groningen||Trainers|
|Friday 1 November 2019 (10.00 – 18.00)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Saturday 2 November 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Sunday 3 November 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Monday 4 November 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Tuesday 5 November 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|
|Wednesday 6 November 2019 (9.30 – 17.30)||Jan Jacob Stam, Bibi Schreuder, Barbara Hoogenboom|