Learning to Work with Whole Person Process Facilitation

16 - 18 April  2018 – Driebergen, The Netherlands



Whole Person Process Facilitation (WPPF) is the name given to a highly dynamic, participative meeting methodology designed to integrate the wisdom of the group as well the individual, during the meeting. The WPPF methodology delivers both powerful short and long term results from meetings. Energy, ideas and discussion from meetings are transformed into constructive action, with participants embracing responsibility and leadership around the topic at hand, be that a product, concept, question or strategy. In the longer term, by using the WPPF meeting methodology, team members become increasingly more engaged, creative and open. This engenders resilience among people and teams in dealing with the  dynamics of change from both within and outside organizations. 

In this 3 day training you will learn how to use meetings as a seriously effective way to utilize all of the human capacity in an organization. You will discover not only how to prepare, run and follow up on meetings in a new way, but will also learn to build your own capacity to run a WPPF meeting. After the training you will have access to a peer-to-peer mentoring circle for ongoing learning.

Participants of WPPF meetings have described them as “efficient, effective and highly productive”; “stimulating maximum participation”; “generating high levels of creativity”;“enabling teams and leadership to emerge”; “facilitating communication and learning”; “improving staff morale”.

WPPF can help you make meetings really deliver, through embracing the wisdom, capacities, talents and diversities of a group. Whether meeting in person or online, this methodology works effectively in meetings with one or one hundred people. WPPF is a module of the Genuine Contact™ Program which develops a culture for extraordinary leadership as the path for organizational success.



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, 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 workshop is for you if you:

This training will help anyone, such as facilitators, managers and (team) leaders, who organize and/or conduct meetings, whether they be regular meetings, workshops or trainings. Anyone who creates and carries out participative processes, within their organization or community, will also find this training highly beneficial. 

This training is also excellent for those who would like to deepen and augment their facilitation skills, such as  trainers, facilitators, consultants, Organisational Development leaders and managers.  

The WPPF training is also for people who have taken other similar courses and want to build experience and practice in the Genuine Contact™ approach to leadership and organizational success. 


This 3 day practical training will help you develop a highly effective way to run meetings and foster long term impacts for your organization. You will learn how to: 

  • Design and lead meetings from two hours to several days with ample room for creative solutions to be identified. Designing meetings includes preparation, running the meeting and follow up. 
  • Apply the knowledge that people all learn in different ways, and have different capacities, and learn how the meeting structure harnesses their individual capacities, so everyone can participate at their best.   
  • Apply a practical means for working with the information, knowledge and wisdom already existing within the organization.
  • How to use WPPF in an online meeting - a truly revolutionary change to ensure powerful distance meetings.
  • Maintain high energy levels throughout meetings.
  • Ideas about how to apply Whole Person Process Facilitation within organizations


Places are limited with a maximum capacity of 15 participants.

When:     16 - 18 April 2018

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

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

€ 1300,00 - Employed (corporate/public)

€ 1100,00 - Small business/small NGOs

€ 750,00 - Student and start-up

Earlybird: Book by January 1st 2018 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. 

We are happy to offer three different price options for the overnight stay. Prices include dinner on the 6th and 7th of September and breakfast on the 7th and 8th of September.

  • A luxury Hotel Room @ €307,00
  • A Standard Hotel Room @ € 227,00
  • A Budget Hotel room @ €137,00

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.