The global pandemic has stopped many of us in our tracks. Travels and conferences are on hold.  We’re making short term contingencies and hoping for the best. But our work is too important to wait for this crisis to end. 

SPRING isn’t waiting.    

In response our High Impact Facilitation Intensive (HIFI) is moving online so that important collaborations and convenings can proceed without interruption. HIFI-virtual is an on-line course that includes practical, creative tools and practices to build your capacity to ensure impactful remote meetings.

This 3-day online course will allow you to:

  • Recognize your own facilitation patterns and engagement styles
  • Develop multi-actor engagement strategies
  • Work with tension and conflict in resourceful ways
  • Create approaches to navigate complexity
  • Learn tools for creating vibrant conversations
  • Design virtual meetings for optimum results
Meet the team
Remko Berkhout
Strategist, Facilitator & Partnership broker

Strategist, certified Integral Facilitator, collective intelligence for social transformation. Brings lightness and common sense to high-stakes settings. People power believer. Flyfishing addict, father of three lively little men. 

Home base

Lannach

Languages

Portuguese, English, Dutch, German

Proudest achievements

the here and now ;-) A recent work related achievement that I am proud of is a research documentary on conflict and equality, for which I facilitated a 1- year process of co-creation among researchers and activists across cultures, continents and backgrounds.

You became a Spring Associate because…

We need to raise the game for social and environmental justice. This community is a precious source from which to serve that mission in an environment of deep learning, collaboration, creativity and commitment.

Your leadership philosophy

I see so much potential for global justice – in people, in organizations, in society at large. Leadership is about enabling more of that potential to come out and shine.

Amis Agung Boersma
Coach and Event Facilitator

Amis Agung Boersma is an Integral Master Coach™ and workshop facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the field of International activism and social change. She believes people tend to keep their best features hidden – sometimes even from themselves. Often passions, talents, desires and hopes for the future get buried under the overflowing to-do lists of daily life. As a coach, workshop facilitator and event host, Amis shines a light on the things that really matter to people, helping them connect to others as their truest and fullest selves.

Amis is Dutch with Indonesian roots and a true citizen of the world. She has lived in Amsterdam, Honolulu, Jakarta and Cartagena, and has just moved to the island of Aruba. She holds a Master in Southeast Asian studies and is currently studying her 7th language (Papiamento). Besides languages she devours methods in which we humans can better and more deeply connect, such as Art of Hosting, Theory U and Thinking Environment. Amis loves to sing and dance, and spend time with her loved ones – preferably over a good cappuccino or cocktails.

Home base

Oranjestad

Languages

English, Dutch and Indonesian

Proudest achievements

Following through with discipline and joy of my intention to become an Integral Master Coach and ridding myself of negative mental chatter.

Elizabeth Seja Min
Consultant, Coach, Strategist, Facilitator & Musician

Consultant, coach, facilitator. Executive director 4 times. Former orchestra conductor and record label chief. Thrives on creativity, action for humanity, arts, nature and great conversation.

Elizabeth Seja Min has helped hundreds communicate with heart, raise serious capital, collaborate, lead and develop people and the systems that bring out their best. She’s been at the helm of four organizations, built signature projects from the ground up, and guided leaders and teams in NGOs, foundations, social enterprises and companies. Elizabeth cut her teeth working with teams as a music director and conductor—founding and conducting a professional symphony orchestra, running a record label (two Grammy nominations!), and bringing unlikely partners together to create magnificent work on the stage. She met Ellen Sprenger while consulting in the world of women’s funds, and thus began a multiyear conversation about how whole people working in whole systems can, without a doubt, spring missions forward. Elizabeth is an associate with Spring Forward.

Home base

Oakland

Languages

English

Proudest achievements

Taking what I know as a musician and an activist to create learning paths and tools that my clients love to use and embody in their organizations, and uncovering the many-layered and multi-ethnic story of my birth and adopted parents after learning I was adopted at age 30 – a great story of discovery and geopolitics I hope to write.

You became a Spring Associate because…

I believe that global social movements are the way forward – and to stay the course we need to connect, know and support one another.

Your leadership philosophy

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. -June Jordan A leader is best when people barely know she exists. When her work is done, they will say: We did it ourselves. -Lao Tzu If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Choose an intensive

September 21-22-23

Time zone tuned to Europe/MENA/Africa

1:00pm to 7:00pm (GMT+2) in Amsterdam

That's 2:00pm-8:00pm (GMT+3) in Nairobi

And, 2:00pm-8:00pm (GMT+3) in Beirut

Or, 7:00am to 1:00pm (EDT) in Toronto

October 26-27-28

Time zone tuned to

Asia and the Pacific

6:00am - 12:00pm (GMT+5:30) in New Delhi

That's 7:30am - 1:30pm (GMT+7) in Jakarta

Or, 8:30pm to 2:30am (EDT) in Toronto

Or, 11:30am - 5:30pm (GMT+11) in Sydney

November 18-19-20

Time zone tuned to

the Americas and the Caribbean

8:00am to 11:00pm (GMT-6) in Mexico City

That's 9:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) in Toronto

Or, 11:00am to 5:00pm in (GMT-3) São Paulo