Designing & Leading Change with David Sibbet & Gisela Wendling


This three-day hands-on workshop is for organizational leaders, facilitators, and consultants seeking to deepen their skills in designing and leading organization change and social-change processes. Participants are invited to bring a process-consulting challenge and will emerge with a process design and knowledge of a range of proven intervention methods that will lead to successful change. Grove founder David Sibbet and Gisela Wendling, Ph.D., will co-lead this workshop. Participants benefit from generative dialogue among participants and experienced guidance by the leaders of the workshop.

David brings 40 years of practitioner experience with complex processes in public, community and organizational settings. Gisela builds on her 20 years of practice and research with organization development, transformational learning, change, and deep dialogue. They will present work from their new co-authored book Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change, a copy of which will be provided to workshop participants.

“This is one of the best Grove workshops I’ve been to,” a senior consultant attendee stated. “I’ve not seen any approach to supporting change that so successfully balances attention to both the inner and the outer process of change.”


  • Work on a change challenge from your organization or client.
  • Appreciate how inner dynamics and outer structures combine to support system change.
  • Discover the power of integrating dialogic practices, visual facilitation, and change with use of self.
  • Learn about cutting-edge visual consulting practices to cultivate and harvest the momentum of change.
  • Practice visual formats for creating strong process containers for change.
  • Learn about successful cases in both private and public sectors.
  • Experience deep sharing and new relationships with peers who can support you in an ongoing way.
  • Develop mutually empowering and respectful partnerships with stakeholders and client organization—internal and external.

Workshop Objectives

  • Learn the Seven Challenges of Change Framework as a guide to designing and leading organization and social change.
  • Appreciate the Liminal Pathways Framework as describing a fundamental pattern of change, with a special focus on the challenging interior dynamics that are part of it.
  • Practice large-scale process mapping and co-create specific process designs for participant change challenges.
  • Develop a context map for a specific change​ ​consulting challenge.
  • Learn graphic practices for scoping client and stakeholder needs.
  • Understand how to organize and facilitate a process-design team.
  • Learn about ongoing contracting for goals, roles, and results.
  • Explore the role and diverse tasks of leaders of change.
  • Gain insight about how to support the momentum of change over a sustained period.
  • Throughout, learn and practice change​ ​leadership skills including listening, asking questions, increasing self-understanding, and working with creativity and uncertainty.

Note: Lunch and breaks will be provided.

About the Presenters

This workshop is for you if:

  • • You are leading organizational change inside an organization or a community.
  • • You are a consultant working on strategic change or change process design.
  • • You are a facilitator who works on organizational and social change.
Dates Location
Mar 18-20, 2020 Canceled
Apr 21, 28-30, 2020 Online, for European Timezones


To register: email
or call 1.415.561.6130
or 1.800.49.GROVE, ex. 3.

For information about the online workshop for European Timezones, including pricing, see the PDF below. Please register for the online workshop on Markus Engelberger's website.

* = If workshop date is in red, please email to be added to the waitlist.

This workshop is a great balance of new material, learning together as a community, and application to participants' current work. It is especially helpful for leaders and facilitators who work across silos, either within and between organizations, or across sectors of the community.

Mike Dugas
Vision Creation Consulting

Related Books

NEW: Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change, by David Sibbet & Gisela Wendling, Ph.D.

Additional helpful how-to books can be found on our store.

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