The Advanced Leadership Development Program
This workshop focuses on individual and team dynamics and the applied skills that are Rod’s trademark. Renowned for its intensity, the workshop consists of three or four off-site meetings of three days each. It is offered publicly on occasion, but more frequently as part of an in-house program for teams. Program goals include:
This program is experiential, focusing on the practice of new skills over an extended period of time with each module building on the previous one. It is not for the faint of heart and demands a high level of commitment to practice new skills and solve meaningful team problems in a safe environment.
The Group Leadership Intensive (GLI) 1976-present
While we all live in groups—at work, in communities, in families—we often don't know much about how they work or how to change them. Yet from the beginning, creative facilitators realize you can't simply lecture all day, or fabricate fun activities to simulate team challenges. This five-day immersion marathon offers concrete skills and solutions, requiring the participants to experience themselves as both group members and, periodically, as the leader/facilitator. The experience is emotionally, intellectually and spiritually demanding. "Over the years," says Rod, who developed and co-directs GLI, "this laboratory of the human condition remains a kaleidoscope of learning for all of us. In it, we deal with everything because participants just can't hide from fundamental issues for five days." Learn more.
The Temagami Experience 1975-present
In this ten-day program, participants create an extraordinary community in the heart of the Temagami Wilderness in northern Ontario. By shedding their names and personal histories, the 20-25 participants cast away old habits and dysfunctional norms in a journey of rediscovery and renewal. In the process, they learn about conscious group dynamics and the balance that evolves from honest feedback and full, compassionate engagement. As co-director and co-originator of this program, which began in 1970, Rod maintains, "Temagami continues to be my greatest teacher." Learn more.
The following workshops reflect areas of strategic interest based on Rod's professional writing, special interest and experience:
Strategic Planning and Change Management
The Power Interview—Reducing False Positives in the Hiring Process