Session 2 – Reimagining a New Normal post-Covid with a Gestalt Lens.

Date:  Wednesday 7 October 2020                     Time:  10am                          Length:   2 hours
Date:  Tuesday 20 October 2020                          Time:  9am                            Length:     2 hours
This session is being run twice due to popular demand.

Kerryn Miller and Steven McInnes

This session is designed for:
Emerging facilitators                      Still developing                   Wisdom Keeper                  Everyone

Will this session be recorded?                                       Yes

Important to note:

Maximum of 30 attendees for this session

Session Outline

We are affected by the context in which we live, in conscious and sub-conscious ways. This event will introduce elements of Gestalt philosophy to broaden individual and organizational perspectives on how to integrate our learnings and experiences in ways that enable a deeper connection with the whole.

“Nothing has meaning without its context.” – Fritz Perls

Key Learning Objectives

This session explores how organisations can learn from the CoVid19 experience through finding new ways of connecting with self and others. The Gestalt approach is concerned with the ‘whole’: encouraging full engagement in the present moment, awareness of the whole person through recognising the many facets of the human condition, yet holding one’s position lightly, remaining open to experimentation and possibility. It also embodies the idea that we are inextricably linked with our ‘whole’ environments, both affecting and being affected by the context in which we live. This event will introduce elements of Gestalt philosophy to broaden our perspective on how to integrate our learnings from CoVid19 in ways that enable a deeper connection with the whole.

Participants will learn about Gestalt approaches that can be applied into our work, including: facilitating groups, running meetings, coaching clients, supervision sessions.

The specific objectives are:

  • How a Gestalt approach can support your key stakeholders and yourself to work with the issues that emerge in the dialogue you are engaging in to navigate the impacts of CoVid19.
  • How to take a meta-perspective in the context of significant challenges/disruptive change to reframe your role in your relationships and connections with others.

How this session contributes to the AFN Community of Practice

By engaging in deep, intimate and reflective conversations, participants will strengthen relationships and feel more connected to the AFN community.

Toolkit takeaways

We will share a number of models that we will have demonstrated in the session.

Speaker Biographies

Kerryn Miller (Velleman)
For close to 30 years Kerryn has been facilitating the development of senior leaders, organisational change consultants, executive coaches and work-place psychologists across private, public and not-for-profit organisations, internationally and locally.

Kerryn is committed to nurturing leadership consciousness that enables organisations to grow talent, develop high-performing, purposeful leaders and sustain healthier, more resilient workplaces.

As an executive coach, coaching supervisor and leadership team facilitator, Kerryn’s practice model is informed by evidence-based, holistic approaches to human and organisational behaviour including Gestalt, Narrative work, Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and hold certification in a range of diagnostic tools incl. Leadership Circle Profile, LSI/OCI, MBTI, MSCEIT and Four Rooms of Change.

Kerryn is also a registered Organisational Psychologist with qualifications and experience in advanced coaching and supervision practice including Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), membership of the International Society of Coaching Psychology, Fellow of the College of Organisational Psychologists.

Steven McInnes
Steven started his career as a professional tennis player then as an elite coach to others seeking excellence. Steven believes that having a passion for what you do, being clear about what’s important, building your strengths and working through your limiting weaknesses are key contributors to helping you achieve to your potential; working with leaders who want to grow personally, be more effective and have more impact on their organisation.

The organisations Steven helps, share some key attributes including; a desire to build their leadership pipeline, a focus on transforming their culture and a commitment to deliver their strategy through the alignment of their organisational capability. Steven is accredited in a range of instruments including Genos EI, DISC and TLC–The Leadership Circle.

Kerryn Miller and Steven McInnes are Directors at ThinkHCI. ThinkHCI partners with organisations and business leaders to help them see their world differently and influence long-term organisational and cultural change.