Process Work and Organizational Excellence:
Embracing the Challenges of Diversity
Dr Stephen Schuitevoerder
9th to 13th July, 2008
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.
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
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
we will cover:
Work theory and skill development with ongoing training in
structural analysis, edges and secondary processes.
theory, with intensive training in large and small group
in consensus, role theory and ghost roles.
democracy and the emergence of marginalized roles.
with hot and challenging moments of cultural tension.
effective use of power and rank.
with diversity towards the development of eldership.
Participants will be provided with:
immersion in Process Work and Worldwork skills and their
toolkit that can be applied in a wide range of diversity
marginalized roles and the transformation of these into
enrichment for all.
in working with hot moments, tension and violence.
diversity conflicts into meaningful interactions.
our understanding of rank and power.
beyond diversity, wisdom and the cultivation of eldership.
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.
on the facilitator:
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
15; Maximum: 25
workshop will be conducted in English & Japanese.
workshop will be held in a Conference Room inside of a
residential compound in Minami-Aoyama.
Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
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
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
map shows two Guest Room locations. The
one you want is Minami-Aoyama Guest Room,
NOT Reisekiso Guest Room.
Omotesando station, the Compound is a 5-10 minute walk or a
minimum taxi fare (about 660 JPY).
Cathy Bernatt's mobile phone:
if you are lost!
workshop will begin on July 9th and finish July 13th, 2008.
each day (1 hr. lunch break)
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.
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.
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
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
registration form and
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
July 2, 2008, please send registration fee of 30,000 yen to the
following bank account:
Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Branch: Ichigaya; Account
is NOT complete until you send the registration fee. Please note
that this fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.
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.
due to unforeseen circumstances, the workshop must be cancelled,
all fees will be refunded in full.
FROM OUTSIDE OF JAPAN, PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO Cathy Bernatt:
for further information:
Stephen Schuitevoerder: email@example.com
here to go to the registration form.