Intensive in Austria: Designing & Leading Change with David Sibbet & Gisela Wendling


This two-day, hands-on Intensive in Vienna, Austria will inspire and enable leaders, facilitators and consultants seeking to deepen their skills in designing and leading organization-change and social-change processes. It is also for graphic recorders and other visual practitioners who want to grow more into their full potential as a facilitator, trainer or coach. Through generative dialogue among participants, effective visual tools, and experienced guidance by the workshop leaders, participants will find answers to their challenges and questions and widen their skill sets as leaders, facilitators and consultants.

This training will be led by Grove founder David Sibbet, and Gisela Wendling, Ph.D., Vice President of Global Learning. Visual facilitation and consulting expert Markus Engelberger and dialogic organization development and systemic consulting expert Joachim Schwendenwein, Ph.D. will organize and co-host this workshop, adding a special flavor through their experiences and skill sets.

Active as trailblazers of the field for more than 40 years, The Grove Consultants International is known for designing visual tools and services that enable organizations, teams and individuals to successfully visualize and implement innovation and change.

What makes The Grove's approach stand out?

  • It makes sense of complexity through visual aids.
  • It explores mindfulness- and self-leading techniques (inner process of change).
  • It focuses on structural consequences and strategies (outer process of change).
  • Highlights

    • Work on a change challenge from your own 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.
    • Develop mutually empowering and respectful partnerships with stakeholders and client organization—internal and external.

    This workshop is for you if you are:

  • leading organizational change inside an organization or a community.
  • a consultant working on strategic change or change-process design.
  • a facilitator who works on organizational and social change.
  • a visual practitioner seeking to deepen your facilitation and change process-design skills.
  • Dates Location
    Sept 19-20, 2018 Vienna, Austria

    $ 1850 USD

    To register, email

    or call +1.415.561.6130.

    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

    Workshop Facilitators

    is founder and chairman of The Grove Consultants International, a leader in visually based tools and services for innovation and change. David brings 40 years of practitioner experience with complex processes in government, business and non-profits. Visit David's website for more information.

    is VP of Global Learning at The Grove Consultants International and co-leads The Grove's new Global Learning and Exchange Network ( The GLEN). Her change consulting builds on 25 years of practice and research in OD, transformational learning, change and deep dialogue. Visit Gisela's website for more information.

    Workshop Hosts

    brings more than 20 years of global consulting experience in group dynamics and systemic dialogic OD.

    is a visual practice pioneer in Austria and CEE with more than 15 years of supporting learning, development and transformation processes.

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    Our custom workshops, at The Grove or onsite at your location, are ideal if you have specific needs or want to build on previous Grove training. Each session is tailored to your unique challenges and goals.


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