Holistic Leadership Development

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4 full days for your leadership development. June 2021

June 20 at 5pm – June 23 at 3pm, 2021. Kynnefjäll, Hedekas, West Sweden. 

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For people in leadership positions, such as CEO, middle managers, project managers, team-leaders, HR and OD specialists, consultants, facilitators.

Finding your own authentic leadership style is essential for your confidence as a leader. This requires knowledge, awareness and time to practice. This workshop will broaden your spectra of leadership skills, by exercises that will help you achieve greater self-awareness and make masterful use of yourself as a leadership instrument in the organizations you work with. During the workshop you give yourself time strengthen your leadership capacity so you can impact your organization and engage leadership in others.

Holistic Leadership Development teaches a holistic approach of leadership, suitable for our era and for the rapid and chaotic change we face. This is an experiential workshop, using outdoor space as a tool to find answers to your questions and a learning by doing approach to learn about complex organizational and individual patterns in a simple and even playful way.

In this workshop you will deepen your skills, knowledge and capacity to

  • Understand yourself and your leadership better by taking a simple test that shows where you are, where you think you are, your strengths, your motivation and old unfinished business.
  • Assist your organization to shift to a culture of leadership so the organization can reap the benefits of leadership throughout the organization
  • Acknowledge and work from your feminine, masculine and integrated energies and use each of them when appropriate
  • Expand your mastery in leadership by reflecting, practicing and testing
  • Embrace your courage to step into the unknown, working with the power of presence, communication and influence and learn to use those powers effectively
  • Use nature and outdoor space to enhance collaboration, innovation and learning
  • Use different environments in a conscious and deliberate way to achieve results

This workshop is a unique opportunity to participate in a workshop where Genuine Contact Approach is blended with Outdoor Pedagogy, local culture and local organic food. We have designed your experience to give you as much personal freedom and opportunity for growth as possible, so the number of participants is limited.

The workshop will take place at Kynnefjälls Natur in the middle of Bohuslän, where you stay in hotel rooms in the middle of the forest. We will experience both forest, lakes and the ocean. You will also have an opportunity to experience Skogsfloating. We work with contrasts to make your experiences result in many insights about holistic leadership and yourself as a leader.

Consider bringing different types of clothes such as warm sweater, shorts, a raincoat, a swimsuit. Most of the time will be spent outdoors and the weather can shift. The common language will be English/Scandinavian. In the workgroups participants can use the language they prefer.


The workshop fee SEK 14.800 ex VAT, includes workshop fee, workbook and workshop materials, accomodation in single rooms and all meals except one lunch.

Registration and questions, please send a mail to Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson. Also let us know if you have any special preferences or needs regarding your accommodation and food. Your registration is complete upon payment of fees. Fees are non-refundable but if you find it is impossible to participate, you may arrange for another person to take your place. Any money back to you is an arrangement between you and that other person.

Workshop Pre-Requisites: Path to Organizational Health&Balance, Organizational Health&Balance and Individual Health&Balance. If you are missing any of them, contact Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson to discuss solutions.

10 % discount for paying members of the Genuine Contact Organization. Let us know your membership level at the registration.

Holistic Leadership Development is a foundational workshop in the Genuine Contact™ (GC) Program. The GC Program was created by Birgitt and Ward Williams. As a workshop participant you are invited to join a growing international network of Genuine Contact Professionals, a mentoring circle for support and collaboration. For more information please visit Genuine Contact Program website

Workshop Facilitators – GC-Team Skandinavia:

Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson, adult pedagogue and authorized Genuine Contact™ Trainer, has worked with the Genuine Contact™ Program since 1999, in leadership positions such as director, chair, project manager and ombudsman and as a consultant. She provides practical and reality checked experiences of a new way of thinking as leader and manager.

Anders Johansson, outdoor pedagogue and authorized Genuine Contact™ Trainer, has long experience of teaching outdoor pedagogy to school teachers and of using nature as a tool for team development. He supports you to become familiar with using the outdoor environment  to strengthen the development of collaboration, skills and creative thinking.

Hege Steinsland, process facilitator and authorized Genuine Contact™ Trainer, has a long experience as a leader and with change management, team development, conflict resolution and coaching. Her calm and reflective approach and her background in relationship and Gestalt coaching will help you find your own relationship to your leadership.

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