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GISC's Education Initiative

Transformative Leadership for Strong Educational Systems

Strong, sustainable, effective educational system requires the ability to balance the value of what exists and the potential of what could be. The Education Initiative partners with educators to support them in accomplishing their own goals. Our programs are designed to encourage educators to engage all members of their system or classroom, in order to meet the complex relational requirements of any successful change and development process.


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Programs for Educators

The GISC Education Initiative recognizes that educators are competent, dedicated and motivated to create strong schools and classrooms. The awareness, understanding and skills facilitated through GISC’s approach are relevant and useful at all levels of education from pre-school to university. The Initiative provides training, consultation, and leadership development to anyone involved in the education of students using a unique relational and strengths-based approach. This approach fosters a respectful environment that promotes optimal learning through increased awareness, appreciation of differences, communication skills, and social/ emotional competence.

Our Programs will help you to:

  • Enhance and strengthen a positive, collegial classroom, school or college climate.
  • Recognize patterns of resistance and respond effectively.
  • Implement strengths-based assessment and evaluation systems.
  • Develop mentoring and coaching strategies to enhance resilience and resourcefulness of faculty and students.
  • Understand the relationship between your wellbeing and the wellbeing of others.
  • Identify, understand and appropriately support group interactions.
  • Support colleagues and students through times of transition.
  • Cultivate inner authority and presence to bring out the best in yourself and others.
  • Sustain your energy in the face of external and internal pressures.
  • Illuminate personal and professional competencies.
  • Sustain your energy and improve your sense of self-worth.

Customized Programs

The GISC Education Initiative offers customized programs that may be designed around the unique characteristics of each school, college, university or educational organization. Programs provide intensive training and may be followed by ongoing coaching.

  • Supporting institutions’ diversity initiatives, including working
    with refugee and immigrant populations.

  • Responding to cyber bullying, social media addiction and the challenges of new technologies.

  • Helping students handle conflict.

  • Building relationships between school, family and community.

  • Building community to support vulnerable, at risk and
    traumatized students.
  • Increasing student retention.

  • Creating optimal cultures for learning.

  • Developing personal presence.

  • Leading change effectively.

  • Leading by heart.

The Gestalt International Study Center is incorporated as a nonprofit educational organization (IRS Section 501(c)3). GISC does not discriminate in any of its programs with regard to race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or handicapped condition. Please contact us if you have any special needs that might affect your participation in any of our programs.

GISC is now approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Professional Development Point (PDP) Provider.


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“I have received far more positive feedback during the past two and a half days than I had in the past 20 years of teaching experience. It’s amazing how, when colleagues are encouraged to point out what’s well developed, so much that is useful and good is elicited!”


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