FREE Webinars on Bohm-Inspired Dialogue
June 3 & June 10, 2022
1pm – 2:30pm EDT
Zoom platform

This 90-minute program provides an experiential window into the worldview and skills of “Bohm-inspired Dialogue” and how they complement the mindset and work of Clear Leadership.

You will learn how Linda Ellinor & Glenna Gerard, the co-authors of Dialogue:  Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation (1998, John Wiley & Sons) came to develop their model of Bohm-inspired Dialogue, based on the thinking and work of the late David Bohm (1917 – 1992).

Their book is one of the most comprehensive books on Dialogue published to date, covering Bohm’s worldview and the skills and application of Dialogue in organizations. It has now been translated into 5 languages and is available as a down-loadable e-book on Amazon.

This program will provide you with an understanding of: 

  • How the authors, Linda Ellinor and Glenna Gerard, came to know David Bohm, his pioneering work in the field of quantum physics and his proposal for Dialogue. And how they were inspired to develop within the organizational arena in the 1990s.
  • A definition of Bohm-inspired Dialogue and how it differs from other forms of conversation such as deliberation and discussion
  • Why Dialogue is becoming ever more important in our crisis-ridden world today and what role it can play
  • How Dialogue enhances decision-making and leads to aligned collective action
  • The essential skills and guidelines for effective Dialogue and how they complement the ‘Dialogic Organization’ and ‘Clear Leadership’ mindset and ways of working.
  • An experiential activity we use to introduce and deepen the skill of Inquiry and Reflection in Dialogue

Sponsored by NCDD

Sponsored by Clear Leadership Network

Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue
September 30, 2022 – December 9, 2022
9am – 12/1pm PST | 12pm – 3pm EST
Zoom platform

Bohm Dialogue offers a direct approach for healing the social fragmentation so prevalent in our organizations and society, and now considered to be one of the biggest security threats facing all life on our planet. Dialogue offers new ways of thinking and learning together that can help us solve many complex global problems: climate change, racial injustice, income inequality, and the shift towards authoritarianism. Dialogue can also be instrumental in developing more cohesive, collaborative, and productive organizations.

In 1946 Einstein noted: “We have learned to split the atom, yet we have not learned to think differently.”

In this 30 hour, 9-session online workshop we focus on the basic skills, history, and foundation of Bohm-inspired Dialogue. Participants learn specific skills for participating in Dialogue to generate breakthrough thinking, working with groups in diverse settings. This is an experiential course, with time set aside to integrate the skills and guides through multiple practice Dialogue sessions designed to maximize learning. Participants will explore their own applications with the support of peer coaching throughout.

Early Birds: Save 15% when paid in full by July 31st

Professional Organizations: Members of NCDD, Academy & ODN, please contact us for special pricing.

Group Discounts:
2 people – 10% off each seat
3 people – 15% off each seat
4+ people – 20% off each seat

*To ensure group discount is applied, please contact us before registering.

Price: $1500 per person

Group size: up to 18 Individuals

Co-Facilitators: Linda Ellinor & Glenna Gerard

Dialogue Application Design & Facilitation
March 24, 2023 – June 23, 2023
9am – 1pm PST | 12pm- 3pm EST
Zoom Platform

This 10-session offering is an advanced program. It is for those who have attended the Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue program or who have experience with practicing and applying Dialogue derived from other programs. If you want to take a deeper dive into applying and facilitating Dialogue in diverse contexts with opportunities to immediately integrate the material and learnings into your own work, this is for you.

Each session will involve interim work applying material to each person’s specific working context.

PLEASE NOTE: For those applying to take the Dialogue Application Design & Facilitation (DADF) program who have not taken our Foundational program, we may require that you attend a 4-hour virtual program for an additional session at $180. We will schedule it a week or so before the start of the DADF program. This will provide you with an experiential understanding of the integral skills covered in the Foundational History and Skills of Dialogue program. You will then have a common understanding of our model for Bohm-inspired Dialogue with everyone enrolled in DADF.

Early Birds: Save 15% when paid in full by January 31st

Professional Organizations: Members of NCDD, Academy & ODN, please contact us for special pricing.

Group Discounts:
2 people – 10% off each seat
3 people – 15% off each seat
4+ people – 20% off each seat

*To ensure group discount is applied, please contact us before registering.

Price: $1800 per person

Group size: up to 16 Individuals

Co-Facilitators: Linda Ellinor & Glenna Gerard

The Art & Practice of Bohm-Inspired Dialogue
May 9, 2022 – November 14, 2022
Zoom Platform

ANNOUNCING the addition of a program for Chinese speaking people in Asia! The Art and Practice of Bohm Inspired Dialogue: Skills for participation, design and facilitation.

For more information on the program click ‘Learn More.’

To register, please contact Ren Wei: wechat number 15601850191 or email Ren Wei is the convener and registrar for this program. You can consult with him about the program and confirm whether there is still space available.

Price: $2800 per person

Group size: up to 16 Individuals

Co-Facilitators: Linda Ellinor & Glenna Gerard

Facilitator Bios

Linda Ellinor

Linda has a passion for learning about the work of all who have contributed to the field of Dialogue. She is a voracious researcher, reading and interviewing people in the field. This coupled with natural talent for synthesizing and integrating means that when you attend one of our programs, you’ll get the full benefit of her research and synthesis. And she’ll thoroughly enjoy engaging in conversations about your work and ways you can apply Dialogue.

Written by Glenna Gerard

Linda has been a leader, facilitator, coach and entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in the corporate world, as a consultant and business owner. She is best known for her pioneering work in developing a form of Dialogue grounded in the work of David Bohm. She co-authored the book with Glenna: Dialogue:The Transforming Power of Conversation (1998, Wiley & Sons).

Her business experience includes having worked for AT&T, International Paper Company, Exxon Office Systems, and a

start-up company, called Mnemos.In these companies she held marketing positions translating customer needs into new products and services.She has a decade of experience as an out-placement consultant for Drake, Beam, Morin and as an executive coach in the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership Develop Program. She developed a wellness center modeling sustainable business practices outside Tucson, AZ from the mid 2000s to 2015 and served in a variety of pro-bono climate change organizations including Sustainable Tucson and the Tucson Climate Change Committee.

Linda currently sits on the US Board of the Academy of Professional Dialogue as Vice President, holds video-recorded interviews with seasoned professionals within the Bohm-inspired Dialogue community and runs monthly global dialogues. She holds an MBA from Columbia University, a BS from New York University, and has completed a PhD program in Jungian psychology with Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives close to the beach in Dana Point, CA with her partner, Rocky, and newly adopted Himalayan cat.

Glenna Gerard

Glenna is a creative designer of programs and a master at shared facilitation. She naturally understands the underlying form of Bohm-inspired dialogue and how to apply it in challenging contexts. In working with her, you will learn the subtle art of bringing both conscious and tacit level material into the conversation so that the group can unfold itself in wholistic ways.

Written by Linda Ellinor

Glenna is a gifted facilitator, coach, experiential learning designer, business leader, and consultant with 30+ years of experience working in both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

Her passion is designing and facilitating developmental experiences that support building capacity for intentional development and collective wisdom in service of creating profound results.

In the 1990s Glenna pioneered the development of Bohm-inspired Dialogue and with Linda co-authored: Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation, (John Wiley & Sons, 1998).

In addition to her work with Dialogue, Glenna creates guided experiences, partnering with nature. The goal – to build individual and collective capacity for inner stillness, self-awareness, and the wisdom to discern ‘what is needed now’ for the wellbeing of a given living system.

Glenna graduated from Columbia University, NY with a BS in Chemical Engineering. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her partner Dave and enjoys Kiteboarding and rafting through the Grand Canyon.

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