Announcing dates of the USA Systemic Team Coaching Diploma programme 2019/20

Now, more than ever, organizations are aiming to encourage the best performance from their teams – and enable them to respond effectively to unprecedented change and uncertainty. Systemic Team Coaching provides a richer, more sustainable transformation than other forms of team or group development.

Peter Hawkins and Renewal Associates are delighted to announce that they are bringing the Systemic Team Coaching Diploma program to the USA for the first time with dates for Modules 2-5 of the programme in New York. (You will need to have completed Module 1 before commencing the rest of the Diploma.)

  • Module 2 – 1-3 July 2019
  • Module 3 – 2-4 October 2019
  • Module 4 – 16-18 January 2020
  • Module 5 – 15-16 April 2020

The Systemic Team Coaching Diploma enables experienced coaches, organizational development consultants and team leaders to become among the most highly qualified team coaches in the field today.

One of the longest-running team coaching programmes available which has been running since 2010 in Europe and since 2016 in South Africa, this ICF-accredited team coaching training deepens your practice by supporting you in applying your learning to a live client assignment. It offers the expertise of highly experienced coaching faculty and support of an experienced, international learning community. The faculty includes leading systemic team coaches from USA, Canada and the UK.

Please see the flyer for information including dates and booking. A more detailed brochure including module content is also available.

For any questions, please contact fiona.benton@renewalassociates.co.uk

“Systemic Team Coaching is an ongoing partnership and the Masters-level Diploma helps you learn how to partner with a complex team during a coaching programme lasting 9-12 months. It provides a very rich action learning cycle with theories, practice with your learning group, applying your learning to your client project, as well as review, reflection and supervision from expert faculty.”
Professor Peter Hawkins, Chairman Renewal Associates and AoEC Honorary President

 

          



In the world of Hyper-change and Hyper-connectivity we cannot afford to evolve human consciousness one person at a time?

“The most important task today is, perhaps to learn to think in a new way.”
(Gregory Bateson (1972:462)

We live in a time when our collective human actions are putting the very existence of our species at threat, but also a time when we have the potential to destroy most of the living world of this planet along with our own species. Tim Smit the founder of the Eden Project for sustaining biosphere diversity opened a speech to the UK Institute of Directors with the line: “The next thirty years are possibly the most exciting time to be alive in the whole of human history. For in that time we will either discover if we deserve the title Homo Sapiens, or we will all fry.” (Smit 2019).

Reg Revans the founder of “Action Learning” (Revans 1982) often used the powerful formula L= E.C. (Learning must equal or be greater than the rate of the environmental change) as a way of awakening those who would listen to the Darwinian law of organisational survival. It is only through learning in relation to the contexts we find ourselves in that individual, teams, organisations or species co-evolve, flourish and survive. Bateson (1972), a contemporary of Revans, would also point out to those that would listen the problems we have created by choosing the wrong unit of survival.

In accordance with the general climate of thinking in mid nineteenth century England, Darwin proposed a theory of natural selection and evolution, in which the unit of survival was either the family line or species or sub-species or something of that sort. But today it is quite obvious that this is not the unit of survival in the real biological world. The unit of survival is organism plus environment. We are learning by bitter experience that the organism that destroys its environment destroys itself.

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Why Have a Web-Site at a time of digital overload?

Five years ago, we sold Bath Consultancy Group and I launched Renewal Associates as an independent business specialising in developing Systemic Team Coaching, in a way that brings the best of Organisational Development and  Coaching together in a rich blended offering.  I decided that the new business would have no web-site, brochures or business cards, indeed no marketing at all, except what books and articles I published.  The only work we would do would come from word of mouth and personal recommendation.  This has been very successful with more work arriving that we could cope with.  So why launch a web-site now? The world does not need more stuff, but it does need more connection that links thinking from different communities and different professional disciplines. Continue reading “Why Have a Web-Site at a time of digital overload?”