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Essentials of Leadership

Leading Others

This is a program for managers of individual contributors, for emerging leaders and those managing others for the first time.

Becoming a successful manager requires the development of new skills such as team building, delegation, supervision and performance management.


Becoming a successful manager also requires embracing new perspectives and values. For example: what does it mean to become accountable not just for your own performance, but for that of others? How do you manage the need to expand the range of your personal and professional presence? Are there things you need to “give up” to make such a transition successfully?

In this program, you will better understand the competencies required to make the shift in orientation from that of individual contributor to manager of others. You will increase your ability to get work done through others and to adopt the essential mindset and values that build the foundation for a successful career as a leader.

This program emphasizes the practical application of GISC leadership concepts and on building the leader within, rather than just focusing on theory. Through experiential activities such as individual and small group exercises, assessments, large group presentations and discussions, you will learn
and practice important communication skills, managing and developing others, working with resistance to change, and refining your leadership presence. You will also have the opportunity to identify your own unique strengths and development needs as a new leader.



As a participant in this program you will:


  • Explore the transition required to move from individual contributor to
  • Learn to work through others to solve problems and drive results
  • Learn a strengths-based method for coaching others to perform effectively
  • Hone your personal presence as a manager
  • Leverage an understanding of leadership and followership, influence and accountability to achieve your managerial goals
  • Understand and practice the range of communication skills any leader must master, and which are even more important in today’s virtual workplaces
  • Learn a powerful approach for appreciating multiple perspectives and getting the most from your team
  • Recognize and practice effective ways to work with resistance in yourself and others
  • Create a development plan based on your strengths and development needs as a leader
  • Participate in four follow-up online group coaching sessions to solidigy learning and address real-world challenges once you're back at work


This program is for anyone leading individual contributors, leading others for the first time, or for those anticipating a move into a managerial or leadership role. The program is also suitable for more senior leaders wishing to understand these key managerial concepts or who have functional/ technical experience but no formal leadership training.


Leading Self: Gestalt Foundations is a prerequisite for this and all core GISC leadership programs for participants who are new to GISC training. Leading Self is offered at a special rate for those taking it in combination with another GISC leadership program. Please contact the GISC office if you have questions.


Follow-on Support
Four hours group coaching with faculty and classmates via online video conference are included in this program.







Dates and Fees:

Essentials of Leadership:

Leading Others

October 16-18, 2020
Friday, 9am
Sunday 1pm
Four hours group coaching after the program via online videoconference
CE Hours

$1,695 - Essentials

$1,440 Early Bird through 2/14/20

$1,645 - GISC member,

If you are new to
GISC Leadership Training,

please also register for

Leading Self

or select a learning bundle below.

Questions? Call 508-349-7900

Bundled with Leading Self

$2,490 - Learning bundle* Includes "live"

Leading Self program at GISC Wellfleet


Learning Bundle

$2,190 - Blended Learning bundle*

Includes online access to Leading Self blended learning self-paced program.


Stuart Simon, LICSW, MCC

Debra Chaloux, PCC

Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, United States
Massachusetts organizations:
50% tuition reimbursement is available for organizations with fewer than 100 employees.
Click here for information about how to apply for these grants from the state.

“Already a seasoned professional, I moved to a new area and faced many challenges adjusting to changes in my personal and professional life. The Skills for Influential Leadership class helped me reevaluate the value and skills I bring to the table. I left the three-day program with renewed interest in collaboration and problem solving as well as a renewed sense of confidence. I can’t wait to go back to another program.”

Sheila Hoogeboom, MEd
Director of Business & Credit Programs
Community Development Partnership

“This program was a big help for me. I learned a lot about myself and several simple tools that improved my ability to work with and lead others on my team as well as my clients. I learned how to recognize and set aside some of my own assumptions about people and the challenges we were facing. This has allowed me to see new opportunities and solutions for moving my organization forward.”

Daniel Clark
Program Director

Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900