Grove Case Clinics

The Grove Case Clinics are peer-learning spaces that explore organizational challenges through the application of The Grove’s process models, tools and methods. Facilitated by an experienced Grove consultant with input from selected peer coaches, each session focuses on a participant’s specific problem.

If you’re grappling with an organizational challenge, we invite you to submit your case or just be present as a witness to this powerful approach. You can also apply to be part of the peer coaching group.

These are free, 90-minute online events.

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Case Clinic Process 

Inspired by the Case Clinic approach developed by the Presencing Institute, each Case Clinic includes a case giver, a small group of peer coaches and an audience. This process is supported by practices such as witnessing (attentive listening), reflecting back, shared inquiry and examining application practices.

The Grove Case Clinics are guided by the following principles:

  • Be specific. The case should present a leadership challenge that is current and concrete.
  • Include a decision maker or influencer. The case giver needs to be a key decision maker or influencer in the case.
  • Reinforce peer relationships. The participants in the Case Clinics are co-learners. As peers they are learning from and with each other.
  • Practice listening. Coaches don’t give advice; instead, they listen deeply.
  • Inquiry-based. Through generative questions, coaches help evolve perspectives and offer approaches for examination.

Strategic Visioning Case Clinic 

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Upcoming in 2023

Guided by Laurie Durnell, this Case Clinic will focus on a participant challenge in strategic visioning using The Grove’s Strategic Visioning Process.

Team Performance Case Clinic

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 Upcoming in 2023 

Guided by David Sibbet, this Case Clinic will focus on a participant challenge in team development using the suite of tools in the Team Performance System™.

Leading Change Case Clinic 

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Upcoming in 2023

Guided by Gisela Wendling, this Case Clinic will focus on a participant challenge in leading change using the Wendling Liminal Pathways Change Framework™.

Your Facilitators

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David Sibbet

Founder and CEO of The Grove 

David Sibbet has been an organizational consultant and information designer since 1977. He is the author of John Wiley & Sons’ four-volume Visual Facilitation Series, as well as many of The Grove's leading-edge group-process tools and models for facilitation, team leadership and organizational transformation. He holds a master’s degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B.A. in literature from Occidental College.

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Gisela Wendling

Vice-President of Global Learning at The Grove and The GLEN

Gisela Wendling, Ph.D., is a senior consultant and co-author (with David Sibbet) of Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change. Gisela’s expertise is based on more than 25 years of working and consulting with a wide range of private and public organizations. Gisela also co-directs The Global Learning & Exchange Network (The GLEN). She received a doctorate from the School of Human and Organization Development at Fielding Graduate University, and she was the director of the master’s program in organization development at Sonoma State University.

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Laurie Durnell

Principal Consultant at The Grove

Laurie Durnell has worked in organizational consulting, team development and management since 1993. She has an M.B.A from Simmons Graduate School of Management, with an emphasis on organizational development, and a B.S. in natural resource conservation from the University of California, Berkeley.

Learn More About Our Services

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Team Performance

Our proven Team Performance System provides a framework for team communication and problem-solving. A suite of best practices helps teams clarify roles, set goals and deliver innovative results.

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Leading Systemic Change

We help your organization make sense of the complexities that change brings. The Grove works with you to develop an organization-wide implementation strategy in order to improve cross-functional communication and a renewed culture.

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Visioning & Strategic Planning

Tap into the collective wisdom and creativity of your group for strategy development and business planning. The Grove helps your organization craft its own strategic path in a matter of days.