Learning to build a Genuine Contact Organization

12 – 15 February 2019 - Driebergen, The Netherlands


This workshop is designed to take you through a learning journey, posing possibilities and asking you to become aware and develop your own interpretation and perspective to develop an interconnected learning organization that inspires, sustains and regenerates growth while building capacity to successfully navigate the chaos of our times.

It offers you a deepening in learning how to apply Genuine Contact tools and perspectives when working with others in an organization or team endeavor in such a way that the tools can become embedded in the fabric of the organization. 

Since participants are unique and come from unique organizations each facing their own specific challenges and opportunities this workshop's focus is on assisting you to develop your own perspective, design your tailored tools to develop your organizations that meet the needs of your situation.


Doris Gottlieb (The Netherlands), Thomas Herrmann (Sweden), and Anna Caroline Türk (Germany) are joining forces to offer this training. They are highly dedicated to this approach and invest much of their energy in the development of the Genuine Contact Program and have worked closely with Birgitt and Ward Williams, founders of the Genuine Contact Program, for almost two decades.

Working together, they each bring their own specific strengths, expertise and practical insights, to provide you with a rich and varied learning experience. They teach in English, Swedish, German, Dutch, and Spanish.

As consultants they have assisted organizations such as Volvo, Etsy, World Wildlife Fund, Soundcloud, City of Gothenburg, Stena Line and the Karolinska Institute, Emancipator, Rotterdam School of Management - Erasmus University, in learning and applying the Genuine Contact approach to increase organizational success.



Feel free to contact us if you have questions about this training or would like to know more about Open Space Technology and how it can help you or your organization.


This training is for anyone who works to assist organizations to access their full power, such as facilitators, managers and (team) leaders as well as organizational development consultants.

It can be especially useful to you if you work in organization development or are leading a team or organization that is challenged to deliver high performance and also sees the need for strong human connection.  It is valuablefor you should you want to engage your whole organization in developing organizational resilience.

To take part in this workshop you need to complete following two foundational workshops Path to Organizational Health and Balance, Achieving Organizational Health and Balance,  and three advanced skills development workshops Learning to Work with Open Space Technology, and Whole Person Process Facilitation.

Would you like to take part in Genuine Contact Organization but still need to fulfill these requirements? Please contact us at


This 4 day experiential training will deepen your knowledge and your skills to assist organizations and companies to access their genuine potential.

You will:

  • Learn what it would mean to develop an organization as a Genuine Contact Organization

  • Expand your capacity to function in and lead the development of a Genuine Contact Organization

  • Explore and understand the impact of working with liberating structures and participatory architectures

  • Create your own unique design to start the development of a Genuine Contact Organizaion

  • Understand the role collective intelligence can play in teaching about the organization and it's development

  • Define key ingredients for ongoing strategic planning and implementation so that it can be an ongoing process linked to the vision and purpose of the organization

  • Define key ingredients that make up a Genuine Contact Organization




Places are limited with a maximum capacity of 15 participants.

When:      12 - 15 February 2019

Where:    De Horst Estate (Landgoed), Driebergen, The Netherlands

Prices:     There are several price options depending on the type of organization you work for. 

€ 1675,00 - Employed (corporate/public)

€ 1375,00 - Small business/small NGOs

€ 950,00 - Student and start-up

Earlybird: Book by March 1st, 2017 for an Earlybird 10% discount on the price of the training.

Group rates: If you would like to come together with one or more colleagues from the same organization, you will each receive a 10% discount on the price of the training. More instructions on registration page.

You can choose to stay at the venue or to attend this workshop as a non-residential participant. 

Optional Overnight Package  It is possible to   stay at Landgoed De Horst Estate . The stay includes (includes 3 nights accomodation, breakfast and dinner) and there are three different price classes:

Budget Room: € 205,53                                                    Standard Room: € 310,53                                              Luxury Room: €460,53                                               All costs are exclusive VAT. 

Group rates: If you would like to come together with one or more colleagues from the same organization, you will each receive a 10% discount on the price of the training. More instructions on registration page.

Language:   The language of the workshop will be English however Dutch, Swedish and German and Spanish can also be used.