2018 International Conference on Generative Change
The very first International Conference on Generative Change took place from August 20th-24th, 2018 at the University of California Santa Cruz. Advocates of Generative Change from around the world attended the conference to share ideas, processes, and tools. The conference featured plenary sessions lead by Robert Dilts, Stephen Gilligan, and special guests. The conference presentations consisted of talks, demonstrations, workshops, and more!
See below for details!
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Talk by Rita Aleluia
This presentation is about being awake and conscious of what’s happening inside you and with you, as parents, as “adult children”. How you can change, how you can grow and how you can use that awareness to transform your family’s dynamic, forever. Generative Parenting shows you that it’s only when you compromise, when you put yourself in the spotlight you are able to change and when you actually change, everything around you transforms itself. You communicate with an open heart, it’s the basis of a profound connection with yourself and consequently with your child. When you choose responsibility, coherence, acceptance, authenticity and creativity, when you look at your child with equal dignity, you are walking through Generative Parenting. And how comforting it is, to know there exists a larger space to creativity and that “things are what they are” and that “everything is always fine”. You have it all in you! You can do it! We can do it!
SFM and Conscious Leadership
Living the Experience
Workshop by Rubén Ballesteros and Xoan González Soto
In this practical workshop, participants will have the opportunity to experience a reduced version of the personal journey that is involved in taking part in a modeling study, connecting key success factors with conscious leadership skills. Using the framework of the SFM Study in Spain, presented at a previous talk in the conference, participants will experience first hand how the model drives the connection of existing resources with key leadership moments to generate behaviors that lead to success.
Success Factor Modeling™ Study in Spain.
Connecting success factors with Conscious Leadership and Emotional Intelligence.
Talk by Rubén Ballesteros and Xoan González Soto
In this talk, Rubén Ballesteros and Xoan González Soto will illustrate a practical application of the SFM framework with successful next generation entrepreneurs in Spain across different industries. The key principles applied, the combination of online and offline methodologies to optimize the process as well as the key findings will be presented in this talk, as a sample of how the SFM model can serve companies and organization to improve organizational culture and business results. This study is the results of a collaboration between Dilts Strategy Group and two consultancy firms in Spain, Factor Coach and Brevity, with the partnership of TTI International. Under the executive sponsorship of Robert Dilts, Xoan and Rubén have conducted a success factor modeling study of 20 next-generation entrepreneurs in Spain that includes the key elements of conscious leadership as well as the emotional intelligence skills of every participant as key elements for successful ventures and organizations.
How I used the SFM Collaboration Spiral to Develop the Business of My Dreams!
Demo by Ronald Bauer
The SFM Collaboration Spiral is the foundation for the entire process and is designed to bring all the tools and processes of the program together, It is the lynchpin to creating the generative process that is essential to the entire process and what bridges individual, intuitive identity with the unknown (undiscovered) resources which, when accessed ignite the latent spark “awakening” the soul and bringing the resources together, just the right resources and success factors to access the right tools necessary to create the business of your dreams!
Therefore, I would like to share what I learned through my process to help participants discover and apply the key success factors from someone who has invested months working the process and sharing how the process “really works” inspiring and motivating participants to go through the process believing on an identity level that SFM process really works!!!!
Children and Generative Thinking
Talk by Alessandra Moura De Campos
This lecture is going to describe as the Generative Trance may be used in individual sessions with children diagnosed as ADHD sufferers ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ), anxiety and depression and what results are being reached after the sessions. The objective of the Children Generative Thinking Project is helping children learn how to learn new standards of behavior and emotional states changes through the Generative Trance by reducing the consumption of medication as Ritalin ( Methylphenidate ), providing them with a better quality of life in a conscious, creative way in a universe filled with infinite possibilities.
Applying Generative Trance Principles and Methods with Children
Talk by Jörg Dierkes
This talk will describe how generative trance and like methods can be utilized in one to one sessions with children as well as in small groups. An 8-week group program (one hour per week) developed for a children hospital will be described as well as the results of a small scientific study done in an elementary school. Case studies and examples will demonstrate how different generative methods, principles, and exercises can be used with children in a fun and supportive way.
Untangling Creative Blocks with Shamanic Drumming
Workshop by Michael Dilts
The ancient technique of auditory driving using drums, rattles, and chanting alters the activity of the brain, making it easier to access spontaneous images and dream-like symbols which can by-pass the cognitive knots in which we often find ourselves entangled. In this session, we will use Shamanic drumming to demonstrate how this technique can work in the modern world.
Teams and Organizations: develop your collective intelligence skills!
Demonstration by Elisabeth Falcone and Isabelle Meiss
Do you want to experiment with an exclusive tool that assesses the level of collective intelligence present in an organization?
A group of facilitators, members of the Dilts Strategy Group, had the intention in recent years to model organizations that work in Collective Intelligence and determine what are the key factors, including “the difference that makes the difference”. The purpose of this study was to take the measure on the ground of the last trends and ideas found by teams and organizations to increase Collective Intelligence, in order to address the challenges and to utilize the opportunities in the current economic context.
The tool “PERICEO” (Project for Study and Research on Collective Intelligence) has been created.
Through this presentation, you will be able to experiment with this exclusive tool for assessing the level of collective intelligence present in an organization. Enable managers and leaders to develop collective intelligence within their teams and organizations. Allow coaches and consultants to have an exclusive tool to intervene in organizations.
Balancing the Ego and Soul of a Business
Workshop by Mickey Feher
Learn about what does it mean to balance the two sides of the “scale”. Traditionally, we have treated Profit as the Enemy of Purpose and vice versa. But what does it mean balancing the two sides of a business on a practical level? Come and hear several case studies of how to strive to create equilibrium with help of “Generative Consulting” and employing Generative Change in a business. We will explore practical tools that enable a business creating sustainable cultural change through treating employees as a key stakeholder, while also keeping investor’s expectations and the larger environment and system around the business in the focus of leadership. We will introduce how a religious institution, a healthcare company, and a large multinational energy business welcomed the generative change approach with a common goal of achieving larger engagement and higher efficiency.
Generative Change, Children, and Growth
Workshop by Diana María Frumento
For the past 21 years, I have been working with NLP with children. Since 2016 I have incorporated the generative change process. The development of the talk is based on the first of the 6 steps of Generative Change, explaining how the COACH and CRASH states trained from the game and the learning experience from very early ages impact personal growth and belief systems. It will also talk about its application in case of children and people with different capacities’ During the talk small demos will be made using topics and questions from the participants.
Recipe for a Miracle – How to quickly overcome a serious health issue or life challenge, and create the best possible outcome!
Workshop by Tim and Kris Hallbom with Robert Dilts
Are you or someone you know dealing with a frustrating health issue or life challenge? If so, then come attend this information-packed program where you’ll learn a number of different processes and techniques you can use to quickly turn around almost any health problem or life-challenging situation.
During this fast-paced program, you’ll have the opportunity to experience transformative change at multiple levels. You’ll discover several new processes that will allow you to successfully coach yourself and others towards greater health and wellness throughout every area of life.
The mission of this program is to inspire and motivate you to create a powerful healing template for yourself, your clients and your loved ones. The other goal is to give you a variety of coaching processes to help your clients stay healthy, even in times of stress, as well as helping them to have more peace, balance, and love throughout every area of their life.
Teaching Generative Coaching in Enterprises
Workshop by Mike Huang
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
I have been teaching Generative Coaching in China for years. I would like to share my expertise regarding giving seminars in enterprises. My mission is to upgrade enterprises through individual transformation. Generative Coaching is a practical tool to help each individual in enterprises. Giving a workshop and seminar in enterprises is different from a public general workshop. Motivation and drive of participants are different from the general population.
Taoism and Generative Change
Talk by Weikai Hung
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This presentation will discuss how ancient Chinese wisdom, Taoism fits into generative change 6 steps model. Taoism talks about going with flow and non-action states. In generative change, we open up the COACH field and develop Generative state. These states are identical. In generative change, we see transforming obstacles. In Tao’s Tai Chi photo, we see an ever-changing line between Yin and Yang. To be creative in life, we need to see and experience transformation and ever-changing line. This presentation will provide one exercise to further understand these concepts and how to utilize them in real life.
Fusion of Western and Eastern Somatic-Centered Approaches to Treat Anxiety
Workshop by Eva Wieprecht and Wei Kai Hung
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
In this workshop, Eastern and Western blend, intertwine, and approach anxiety symptoms in a creative way. We will utilize various somatic movements to help self-regulation, increase competencies in challenging times. You will learn to create a Generative relationship between involuntary and voluntary processes through somatic bridges. This experiential workshop provides not only perspectives from traditional Eastern and Western somatic movements but the perspective of unique generative transformation. We will hold the opposite and create a new third. Once you learn the somatic model, you experience it, and you can use it to treat anxiety.
Developing Entrepreneurship with SFM Methods in Russia
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Talk by Sergey Kapitsa
During 2017-2018 entrepreneurs, trainers and coaches were studying SFM methods at the Russian state economic university of Plekhanov in Moscow. SFM participants started their own businesses, developed their SFM skills at work in large organizations, tried those skills in coaching and trainings. And after a one-year long journey, they received SFM I certificates from Robert Dilts. At the presentation of SFM I, we will observe the experience of teaching SFM in Russian university and we will see different video responses given by participants.
At the presentation:
- we will discuss the possible methodology of SFM-1 teachings,
- we will describe features of SFM training in Russia,
- we will discuss advanced prospects of SFM in the world.
The Journey of Self-Discovery
Workshop by Nathalie Lebas and Christophe Delabroye
We all live in a world which mainly keeps us in our thoughts. Sometimes we can even be dissociated from our body. This workshop will help you to integrate how generative presence, human connection is important to reconnect with ourselves, with our source.
How being centered and mindful of your body?
How being connected with your somatic mind?
How to find your deeper human connection and use it each day of your life?
How can you Integrate your inner flow and let it go inside and outside of yourself?
How being connected with your emotions and let your somatic mind, your body express these?
How can a leader prepare himself to be in a real state of performance?
Letting your body express generative somatic movement will help individuals, Leaders in business to be more aligned in their own personal and professional life. There will be a presentation and then a real experience of dance with music! This workshop is a real journey of self-discovery!
Wording the World
Talk by Nick LeForce
The quality of your life is not just a result of your conditions. It is also in the eyes with which you see it, the heart you bring to it, and ultimately, the language you use to describe it. In this talk I will: Describe the 7 ingredients in effective communication; Explain the difference between descriptive, declarative, and evocative language; Demonstrate the power of language, particularly poetry, to evoke generative states: Demonstrate the power of language, particularly poetry, to invoke a generative context; Demonstrate and describe how to use your voice to add meaning and Impact to your words; Explore poetic patterns of deep engagement (e.g.: using sounds as sensation, symmetry, rhythm and repetition); Discuss the use of poetic communication in coaching and consulting.
Introducing the Alexander Technique as a means to support and develop mind-body generative states
Workshop by Judith Lowe
The Alexander Technique is an established approach to mind-body awareness and integration, as well as working to optimize the mechanical efficiencies of everyday movement. Its mainly used by actors and musicians to support open, fluid performance. Its also known to help with chronic back pain and similar physical difficulties that have arisen from poor ‘use’ of the body. Through the trained hands and movement of your teacher you learn to bring subtle awareness to your own body and your movements and to your own ‘blind spot’ fixed, habitual patterns of neuromuscular contraction. I have been a student of the technique with regular lessons from my beloved teachers for over 30 years. I often use very simplified Alexander Technique activities in my training and coaching to help clients access the open and spacious, relaxed readiness type states that are the prerequisite for generative change processes. In this workshop I aim to share my version of these simple, practical approaches through partner exercises in which feedback is gently given through the hands, particularly in the neck, shoulders and arms to help people identify how and where they are ‘holding’ and locking their free movement and breathing. I also want to make connections from these experiences to more mental constructs , habits and filters so that the desired sense and understanding of ‘spaciousness and readiness’ can be enriched. I have had many positive responses to this work over the years and have found that it can make a meaningful difference to people, for example in the process of setting goals, accessing resources etc.
NLP 4th generation~ Exploring Spiritual Intelligence, Source and Beyond
Worksop by Colette Normandeau and Kris Hallbom
This is your opportunity to be a part of a newly emerging movement in the field of NLP and Generative Change that involves modeling spiritual intelligence, source and beyond – with NLP 4th Generation being the guiding light to show us the way. The first NLP 4th generation research and co-creation event took place in Bali in September 2017. A group of passionate NLP trainers, master trainers, coaches and NLP school directors from 13 countries came together to explore and define what NLP 4th Generation is all about. It was laying the first stones to start modeling spiritual intelligence, source and beyond and to prepare what comes next in the development of this new generative movement … which will take place at the IAGC Conference this August in Santa Cruz. We would love to see you there! If you are passionate about NLP and its development for generative change on the spiritual level, you are invited to participate in the co-creation of NLP 4th Generation. Come find out what are the latest developments in NLP 4th Generation. Come be a part of the journey with us to co-create this exciting new field of NLP, Generative Change, and Spiritual Intelligence.
Generativity through the Arts: Practical Methods and Compelling Science
Talk by Patricia Novick
In my practice, with groups and individuals, I use many forms of the arts to accomplish resonant generative change outcomes, including establishing and contrasting the present state and the desired future state, authentically recognizing and acknowledging obstacles, identifying patterns, and creatively developing effective strategies and action plans. I will focus on four specific forms of the arts (12 minutes each) in my presentation, but I will also refer to, and briefly discuss, four other arts practices that participants can consider using. In each of the four focal arts applications, I will describe, demonstrate, and discuss the application of the art form to individuals and groups.
From Masterminds to Generative Masterminds
Demonstration by Jean François Thiriet
Eight people among the participants will see and experience a “hotseat”: a key moment of a Mastermind Group and then with the whole group, we will debrief this experience to learn the key ingredients that make a Mastermind group Successful.
The objectives of this presentation will be:
- Demonstrate the power of the “hotseat”
- Experience the Generative tools in mastermind settings
- Describe the 4 pillars of a successful mastermind group
The Generative Experience of Co-Authorship
Talk by Jean François Thiriet and Nadia Grandclement
Writing a book is an adventure, even more so with two co-authors, but can you imagine when you are eight people– all coaches and consultants? Everyone told us that it was impossible and that motivated us to see it through! Our book has now been published in French, English, and Spanish. Obviously, the journey was not always easy. We experienced how collective intelligence becomes generative and also how difficult it could be. In this presentation, we will share with you this great journey and also invite you to experiment with the keys of successful and generative collaboration.
From Survival to Growth
Demonstration by Robert Weisz
Through this presentation, participants will be able to define psychological stress processes in terms of emotional resources; describe two ways of managing stress: Growth and Survival; – show the links with COACH and CRASH states; describe the key dimensions of Behavioral Agility; invite participants to analyze their own survival behaviors in a reflection exercise.
This presentation, in proximity with Generative Coaching and Generative Consulting, will be focused on the notions of psychological Growth and psychological Survival Robert developed in his research since he started working on communication. Most of the training methods, his coaching & consulting processes are based on these concepts, which find a practical and concrete application at individual and collective levels.
Generative Facilitation: Activating your 3 Cs (Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage) as Creative Resources in Teams and Organisation
Worksop by Christine Wank
In this experiential and very practical 2 hour workshop, we will dive into a process of Generative Facilitation how you can help leadership teams, groups and organizations to activate their creative resources for shifting the way how they listen, communicate and relate with self and one another in a more meaningful, connected and purposeful way.
After a short introduction how you can activate your inner resources such as Curiosity (playfulness), Compassion (loving kindness) and Courage (fierceness) for co-creating a generative field collectively we will have a practical exercise on how you can apply them in the way how you listen and communicate in a more generative and creative way in working with groups (and also in generative coaching). We will reflect and share several ways how you can use and adapt this process in different contexts such as leadership teams, generative collaborations, large group interventions, strategy workshops and generative coaching.
Generative Use of Self in Generative Trance and Generative Coaching
Workshop by Eva Wieprecht
This highly experiential workshop we will focus on the change artist itself as a vehicle to support Generative Change. In the generative conversation between client and coach the coaches capacities to use himself in artistic, fluid ways plays a key role in the mastery for change. Most undesirable patterns that are still active today and inevitably re-enter the conversation when we invite the client to cross a threshold into unknown territory are learned in significant relationships. When we invite the client to move and grow beyond these patterns the quality of the relationship between client and coach is a key and needs to be significantly as deep as the relationship as the original patterns developed. We will focus in these two hours on how to activate a clear vertical channel within the coach and to open the horizontal channel to invite the client into the conversation. We will train possible preparation steps for the coach and train relationship exercises to strengthen the relationships skills between coach and client.
Access the Field Intelligence – Practical Aspects of Utilizing Shamanic Tools
Workshop by Kathrin M. Wyss
In the shamanic perspective, all is animated and hence can be accessed to get information, teams, products, company spaces and so on. Not only to inquire about the current state but also about the visions, challenges ahead or ideas on how to proceed. In this hands-on workshop, I share not only business applications and past cases, but we also will do 2 journeys (sitting in a chair) to allow you hands-on experiences. Bring an open mind, some 1 business question you like to have input on and something to cover your eyes (optional).