All our events are experiential, participatory and interactive. They're full of learning, heart and fun, so Take the next step and register. (Check below the training list for a overview of Matrix Leadership's general training philosophy and details about our different event types.)
Through the Matrix Model we offer a simple, transformative approach to creating sustainable, life-enhancing relationships, groups, communities, and organizations. We begin by developing open, compassionate communication between each pair of people as the foundation for a group's evolution. In Matrix groups, diverse individuals truly meet, understand, support and collaborate with each other. We develop the capacity to realize our interdependence and harvest our emerging collective intelligence.
Matrix Leadership Institute is dedicated to providing teams of gender-balanced, diverse faculty who are passionate about their work as Matrix facilitators. We are committed to direct, experiential learning and we offer a full range of training formats that foster deep personal and skill-based professional learning for groups and individuals.
Matrix trainings utilize a variety of whole-brain, whole-person modalities to access multiple learning styles. These modalities may include small group sessions, structured experiential group exercises, mini-lectures, movement, dance, yoga, meditation, voice and sound, drumming, music, poetry and visual arts.
An Introduction to the Matrix Model
This 3-day workshop serves as an experiential introduction to the Matrix Model. It is designed to teach the concept, practice and value of developing and maintaining a Matrix (or web) of person-to-person communication.
This 8-day essentials training is structured in two 4-day phases. It is
designed to to build on the Matrix Experience and to teach the fundamental Matrix
tools and principles in a thorough, highly learnable and applicable format. Each of the basic Matrix
building blocks will be taught sequentially to replicate how they can be applied
in any group context, regardless of your role as leader, facilitator or member.
The two phases will include ample time for integration and practice of the basic
skills, as well as in-depth personal and professional development.
This 17-day advanced training is structured in three 4-day phases and an
additional 5-day phase. The first three phases of the training are designed to
simulate the three stages of relational, group and personal development that
occur in any context.
This 12-day facilitator training is structured in three 4-day phases.
It is designed to teach graduates of the
Matrix Comprehensive Training to facilitate groups in the Matrix Model. This training
is intended both as a refresher course to learn to facilitate the emerging
Matrix Model, and as an experiential, skill-building practicum in group
The 4-day intensive training will include learning the Matrix Essentials™ to form groups as interconnected Matrix Communication Networks.™ When a group has generated the capacity to function as a living system, evolutionary collaborative leadership can meet today’s ever-changing global demand. The training introduces the Matrix Group Dialogue Process™ as an alternative to mechanistic assumptions of conflict.
In this 6-session leadership course you will learn and practice the core Matrix communication and leadership skills that produce evolutionary high functioning teams. The most effective, creative and innovative teams thrive when solutions and strategy emerge from the synergistic interaction of all team members and stakeholders.
The saying - "walk a mile in someone else's shoes" - the Matrix group allowed me to follow the path of someone else and her ancestors - for hundreds of miles, across oceans, over decades, even centuries, without ever giving up my own shoes, my own ancestors, my own truth.
— E. Smith
Introductory Workshop Participant