FAQs

“What does the word Gestalt mean?”

Gestalt (g -shtält) is a German word. When loosely translated, it means configuration, shape or pattern of elements unified as a whole. The concept of holism in the iGOLD program is based on research on perception by Gestalt psychologists at Berlin University in the first quarter of the 20th century; among them, Kurt Lewin, Laura Perls and Fritz Perls.

“Who should attend the iGOLD program?”

The iGOLD program is suited for internal and external consultants (e.g., organization development, organizational effectiveness, change management, coaching, supervision); HR and training professionals; and executives, managers, administrators and community activists who seek to learn more about initiating and managing organizational change and performance improvement. Professionals from all parts of the world have completed our program.

“How do I describe the iGOLD program to my manager or organization?”

Tell them the program focuses on how to be more effective in leading and managing change and improving organizational performance. Perspectives and strategies are taught on use-of-self, particularly how to use personal presence more powerfully in support of work, whatever the role. Participants enhance skills in people management, influencing others, working with diverse constituent groups, and leading multi-stakeholder dialogue processes.

Tools are offered for coaching, working with conflict and differences, developing trusted partner relationships and building high performing teams. The iGOLD program offers leaders strategies for building and sustaining healthy organizational culture. Essential skills of leadership are taught using our innovative RSVP Fundamentals of Leadership Model, which is exclusive to the iGOLD program.

“Is the program suitable for non-profit organizations and leaders?”

Yes, non-profit organizations and their leaders/managers/administrators who are seeking to ensure long-term institutional sustainability will find the program beneficial. The program enables leaders, boards and those who consult to non-profit organizations to improve their skills in people management, influencing others, working with diverse constituent groups, conflict transformation and leading multi-stakeholder dialogue processes.

With competence in building common ground, non-profit organizations can better align their internal management and operational processes to their raison d’etre. Essential skills of leadership are taught using our innovative RSVP Fundamentals of Leadership Model, which is exclusive to the iGOLD program.

“What knowledge and skills will I gain by attending the iGOLD program?”

The iGOLD program provides simple and pragmatic tools for practitioners to work with complex systems with greater mastery. Perspectives and strategies are taught on use-of-self, particularly how to use personal presence more powerfully in support of work, whatever the role. Leaders will improve performance with enhanced competence in people management, influencing others and cultivating followership.

“What is the cost of the iGOLD Program?”

Tuition for the 18-month iGOLD program is $13,500 US dollars. This fee does not include the $350 non-refundable application fee or costs of transportation, housing and meals. At the time of acceptance, 50% of the fee is due. The remainder is due prior to Module Three.

Applicants are responsible for all associated bank fees. There are no refunds for early withdrawal from the program, and a fee is assessed for withdrawal after acknowledgement of acceptance to the program.