Holistic Leadership Development

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Holistic Leadership Development, Foundations 4 of the Genuine Contact Program.

2019: June 17, 10 am CET – June 20, 1 pm. Ramsviks Övergård, Hunnebostrand, 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 location is Ramsviks Övergård, Hunnebostrand, Sweden, a farm with holiday lettings, about 2 hours north of Gothenburg. The farm is located in a nature reserve on an island on the Swedish westcoast. You will experience the typical coastal nature of Bohuslän with smooth rocks, heather moors, wooden clefts and pastures with sheep and cattle. Each day will also include an excursion to a nearby location with time for self-organized lunch at your cost.

Accomodation will be in comfortable apartments with one bedroom, a bathroom and one room with a sofabed and a small kitchen area. Each apartment has its own porch on two sides of the building. The apartment is shared between 2 or 3 people. Breakfast is self-organized and you will find items for a normal Swedish breakfast in the apartment kitchen. If you need special things please bring them along. Dinner preparation is part of the experiental learning.

Consider bringing different types of clothes such as warm sweater, shorts, a raincoat, a swimsuit. Most of the time will be spent outdoors, including the excursions and the weather can be very shifting. The common language will be English/Swedish. In the smaller groups participants can use the language they prefer.


The workshop fee SEK 14.800 ex VAT, includes workshop fee, workbook and workshop materials, coffee/tea and snacks, accommodation in shared apartments, breakfast and dinner.

Register here. If you would like an invoice, choose the Other payment options alternative in the registration process or send us an email. If you need a payment plan or have other questions, don´t hesitate to send us an email 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 for you to participate, you can arrange for another person to take your place. Any money back to you is an arrangement between you and that other person and is not the responsibility of GC Tools.

Workshop Pre-Requisites

To get most out of your investment in developing your leadership, you need to have taken Organizational Health&Balance and Individual Health&Balance. If you are missing any of them, contact Eiwor Backelund Jacobsson to discuss solutions.

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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