Join us in Amsterdam this October for a hands-on intensive course where you'll form connections and learn new skills for more effective collaborations — whether that means working on meaningful solutions with your team or finding a way forward with organizations with opposing world views. Learn more about the program here and scroll down for more details about this in-person October 2023 training.
You'll spend time learning and exchanging ideas in a community of practice with Spring experts and a cohort of social justice leaders from around the world to gain:
- a new awareness of your habitual patterns in collaboration, including strengths and areas to work on;
- an understanding of collective storytelling as a strategy for perspective-taking in ways that can foster connection and rehumanize collaborative work;
- a greater ability to work with conflict and tensions in generative ways;
- new approaches to apply decision-making rules and methods to move processes forward;
- and a portfolio of resources, tools and practices you can experiment with, adapt and apply to your unique context and work.
Schedule & Location
The intensive will take place at Hotel Casa, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4 1097 BC, Amsterdam.
DAY 1 — October 23: 9:00 AM - 17:00 CET
DAY 2 — October 24: 9:00 AM - 17:00 CET
DAY 3 — October 25: 9:00 AM - 17:00 CET
After the 3-day intensive course, 90-minute group sessions will take place virtually on November 2, 9 and 16.
All registrations include post-intensive group sessions, an optional one-on-one coaching session, intensive materials, and morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are responsible for accommodation, travel-related expenses and all meals.
On Day 1, you'll start building awareness of your habitual patterns in collaboration and spend time practicing holding space for multiple stories and perspectives.
On Day 2, we'll discuss how we experience conflict, deal with everyday tensions that arise in collaborations, and use new approaches to apply decision-making rules and methods to move processes forward.
On Day 3, you'll put it all together and work with a small team of participants to workshop a plan for you to re-up your facilitation practice moving forward, identify the facilitation moves that you want to try out in your next meetings and design gathering spaces that encourage creative collaboration.
After the 3-day course, we will schedule virtual coaching sessions and three 90-minute group meetings for you to observe yourself and reflect on your development as a facilitator. In this follow-up phase, you will integrate your learnings, try new moves, dive deeper into themes of interest, and gain support to increase your confidence as a facilitator and take a leap forward.
Throughout the program and the three months afterward, you'll have access to all program tools and multimedia resources via Spring's Leadership Lab to bolster your learning journey.
The October training will be facilitated by:
You can learn more about Ellen, Barbara, Remko and Megan on our team page.
We work to make our programs as accessible as possible and offer a sliding scale with two tiers of program payment rates. When you register below, please choose the fee based on your circumstances.
1. Redistribution Rate: US $2500
This is for organizations based in the Global North or with an annual budget above US$2 million. It's also designed for individuals with access to wealth or a yearly income of over US$70,000. Payment at this rate covers the program's costs and allows for a contribution to support the participation of organizations and individuals with less access to wealth.
2. Full Cost Rate: US $2000
This is for organizations with an annual budget above US$1-2 million. It's also designed for individuals with a yearly income of US$50,000 - US$70,000.
Don't see an affordable rate?
If the above rates are not affordable to you, please get in touch with us at [email protected] to let us know and we can discuss what might be possible.