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Level 1 - Making Change Happen US

  • William James College Newton, MA USA (map)

4-Day non-residential training program and certification workshop

Led by trainers Kathryn Stanley, Ph.D. and Gillien Todd, JD, MEd

$ 2,500 USD training fee (+$1,500 USD for certification)

Making Change Happen is a unique program that equips leaders, clinicians, social workers, coaches, human resources and organization development professionals to get beneath the surface of deeply ingrained interpersonal behaviors to create positive change. It is open to those already using the concepts as well as those being introduced to them for the first time. Pioneered by family systems psychologist, Dr. David Kantor, the empirically based model of 'Structural Dynamics' deconstructs the hidden dynamics of group interaction. The course teaches participants how to understand and intervene on observable behaviors in the room – creating an opportunity to recognize and change unproductive patterns of communication.

If you choose to add the certification package, you will:

  1. Get 7 Baseline Instruments and one Team Report to use with colleagues and clients (a value of $1,260)

  2. Receive 6 months of individual coaching to support you in becoming a certified provider of the Kantor Baseline Instrument

This course is accredited by the International Coaching Federation and accounts for 24.5 CCE credits.



By participating in this training program you will: 

  1. Take the Kantor Baseline Instrument (BI) which will provide an insight into your own behaviors in interpersonal situations

  2. Have a one-hour coaching session prior to the workshop to debrief your Baseline Instrument with one of the instructors

  3. Learn how to address fundamental dilemmas of leadership and change stuck patterns of behavior within teams and whole organizations

  4. Guide groups successfully through conflict using Kantor's 4-Player Model and dialogue practices learned in the workshop.