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Process Work and Organizational Excellence:
Embracing the Challenges of Diversity

With Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder
9th to 13th July, 2008

We are excited to announce that Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder, a well known international facilitator and trainer will be continuing his series of trainings in Process Work in Japan. This workshop explores Process Work applications to organizational development with a focus on diversity.

This seminar: One of the greatest challenges of every organization is how to address the complex issues of a diverse workforce. Most commonly the diversity issues focus on race relations, but as easily they could focus on gender, sexual orientation, class, economics, religion, health and so much more. Diversity is evident in so many places, and yet the challenges of diversity are often placed in the ‘too hard’ basket and neglected or ignored until the issue forces itself into focus through organizational losses and difficulties. Addressing issues of diversity early and effectively is essential in creating a vibrant and successful multi cultural organisation. Over the last 20 years Process Work has explored methods of addressing issues of diversity through a model called Worldwork. Worldwork focuses on small and large group interaction in combination with exercises and awareness in personal development.

This five day experiential workshop will focus on the experiences and challenges of diversity in the workplace and teach the skills to transform some of these challenging issues into a deep and enriching experience for all. The workshop is designed to give maximal experiential learning to participants and will also provide training and skill development for those working with diversity issues within organizations as well as consultants, coaches and human resource professionals.
What we will cover:
Process Work theory and skill development with ongoing training in structural analysis, edges and secondary processes.

Worldwork theory, with intensive training in large and small group facilitation.

Training in consensus, role theory and ghost roles.

Deep democracy and the emergence of marginalized roles.

Working with hot and challenging moments of cultural tension.

The effective use of power and rank.

Case presentations.

Working with diversity towards the development of eldership.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will be provided with:
An immersion in Process Work and Worldwork skills and their applications.

A toolkit that can be applied in a wide range of diversity settings.

Identifying marginalized roles and the transformation of these into enrichment for all.

Skills in working with hot moments, tension and violence.

Transforming diversity conflicts into meaningful interactions.

Deepening our understanding of rank and power.

Applications beyond diversity, wisdom and the cultivation of eldership.

More on Process work: Process Work is a cross-disciplinary approach to support individual and collective change. It developed in the 1970s and 1980s in Zurich, Switzerland by Dr. Arnold Mindell, a Jungian analyst. Process Work, also known as Process-Oriented Psychology, offers new ways of working with areas of life that are experienced as problematic or painful. Physical symptoms, relationship problems, group conflicts and social tensions, when approached with curiosity and respect, can lead to new information that is vital for personal and collective growth.

With its roots in Jungian psychology and physics, Process Work believes that the solution to problems is often contained within the disturbances themselves. Process Work provides a practical framework through which individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations can connect with greater effectiveness and creativity. Process Work adopts a sense of deep democracy whereby each aspect of ourselves is seen to be meaningful and important and offers valuable information for us when explored and unfolded. Similarly within an organization, each member holds important and vital contribution to the group's well-being and effectiveness.

More on the facilitator:

Dr. Stephen Schuitevoerder is an international consultant, lecturer and facilitator based in Portland, Oregon. Stephen presents seminars, lectures and workshops throughout the world including South Africa, Australia, Russia, South America, Mexico and the United States. He works with diversity issues, team building, executive development and organizational conflict and has facilitated small and large group processes in a wide range of settings. Stephen is the President and faculty member of the Process Work Institute, a founding center of Process Work worldwide. He has collaborated to develop training programs in Process Work in a number of countries, has a private practice in Portland, Oregon and consults with organizations and executives throughout the world. www.processconsulting.org

Participants: Minimum: 15; Maximum: 25
Languages: The workshop will be conducted in English & Japanese.
Location: The workshop will be held in a Conference Room inside of a residential compound in Minami-Aoyama.
Address: 5-4-22 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Directions: The compound has a two-tone gray and white brick wall with a dark green gate. You may enter through the pedestrian gate on the right. You will need a combination to open the gate. We will give participants this combination by email later. For detailed directions, please go to http://tokyoroom.atspace.com/directions.htm and copy the relevant information. Click on the pictures of the Conference Room so you can see the compound from the street looking in and from inside the compound looking out to the street. To print a map, go to

The map shows two Guest Room locations. The one you want is Minami-Aoyama Guest Room, NOT Reisekiso Guest Room.

From Omotesando station, the Compound is a 5-10 minute walk or a minimum taxi fare (about 660 JPY).
Call Cathy Bernatt's mobile phone:
090-4244-8559 if you are lost!
Dates: The workshop will begin on July 9th and finish July 13th, 2008.
Time: 10:00-17:00 each day (1 hr. lunch break)
Tuition: The fee per person for the complete 5-day workshop will be 120,000 JPY. The fee includes beverages during the workshop, and the 5-day workshop itself. Lunches each day will be independent.
Selection of participants: In certain circumstances, workshop
presenters may seek further information from applicants to help clarify their readiness for the level at which the workshop will be presented.

Refunds and withdrawals: If participants withdraw within 2 weeks of the first day of the workshop, 10% of the full fee will be retained by the organizers. For participants who withdraw after that date and before the workshop start date, the organizers reserve the right to retain 50% of the full fee. If a participant fails to notify his or her withdrawal and does not attend, or if the participant withdraws at any time during the workshop, 90% of the full fee will be retained.

Payment and enrollment: Full payment of the tuition is required before July 2, 2008. If any participants enroll after the workshop is full they will have their fees fully refunded. Participants will be accepted in the order of their applications being received, up to a maximum of 20.

Please complete the registration form and email to cathy.bernatt@creating.bz or fax the form to 03-6383-0444. Each participant is requested to fill out a registration form. (Whilst expressions of interest and queries are welcomed, no formal enrollments will be taken without payment.)
By July 2, 2008, please send registration fee of 30,000 yen to the following bank account:

Bank Name: Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Branch: Ichigaya; Account number: 1277196; Account name: Cathy Bernatt.
Registration is NOT complete until you send the registration fee. Please note that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Send the remainder of the participation fee (90,000 yen) by July 2, 2008. If we do not receive your fee by that date, we may give your place to someone on the waiting list. Upon completion of payment, we will send you the full details.

If, due to unforeseen circumstances, the workshop must be cancelled, all fees will be refunded in full.


Contacts for further information:
Cathy Bernatt:
Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder: stephen@processconsulting.org

Click here to go to the registration form.

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