Evolve your group. Evolve your team. Evolve your organization.
In today’s fast-paced, unpredictable and interrelated world, we are evolving from the era of individual leaders at the top and models of command and control to one of adaptive, resilient, and successful team-centric (or community-centric) leadership.
Research from Google, MIT and others shows that ‘HOW’ groups work together is more important than ‘WHO’ the individual members are. Developing the skills of individuals often fails to produce real and lasting change in the group or system. The unique methodology of Matrix Leadership builds a culture of connection that optimizes the ability of groups and teams to think, decide, and act together to achieve what’s most important to them.
THIS 4-DAY INTENSIVE TRAINING introduces a framework of communication and leadership practices—the Matrix Essentials™. You’ll learn to build groups and teams with a resilient relational infrastructure™ at the heart of everything they do. You’ll understand how these teams and organizations develop the capacity to function as self-organizing Matrix Leadership Networks™—in which the ‘leadership’ emerges from the collective intelligence of all members. You’ll learn to transform feedback into real-time investment in relationships and results. You’ll practice engaging with differences as resources rather than a source of division. You’ll experience the Matrix Group Dialogue Process™ as an alternative to conflict and divisiveness, and as a model of emergent decision-making.
IN THIS CONTEXT: Transformational individual and team development occur in relationship with each other and with the ‘Whole’ (team, company, community). Teams harness their full collective intelligence to innovate and adapt, make better decisions, and generate heightened engagement and long-term sustainability. Individuals learn to be complex-systems thinkers who catalyze, respond to, and implement emergent collective intelligence.
This training is designed for experienced group facilitators, consultants, trainers, managers, teachers and coaches who work in contexts such as organizational development (both internal and external), HR, communication, management, education, health-care, mediation and conflict resolution; and for those who work with personal, community and leadership development.
Matrix communication and leadership practices generate the capacity to function as an interconnected, self-organizing system.
A member of a training in Chicago in 2000, I am here, standing tall and here to tell you that every moment of my training was a challenge. I found it enlightening, consuming, heart-filled, frustrating, exhilarating, annoying, joyful, terrifying, comforting, irritating, restoring, hysterical, healing and transforming. My experiences ran the gamut of human emotions and experiences, all of which can be summed up in two words: Life Altering. Issues of trust (in self and others), community, tolerance, growth - and more. Yes, ‘life altering‘. Definitely. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. This time, I‘d enter freely vs. kicking and screaming! As one insightful co-participant said: ‘This program could change the world.‘
— Lois Hobart
Certfied Life Coach