Transforming the way you live and work in the world

Finding Your Developmental Edge:

Achieving Excellence


Using GISC’s signature strengths-based approach, this workshop offers an intensive and focused opportunity for participants to explore core competencies and surface their developmental edge. Participants will leave the workshop with an effective learning agenda that leverages core competencies to expand and broaden development, choice and impact.


A unique and structured method will be used to explore how some aspects of your core competencies can be obstacles to success when overused. The result will be a clear sense of the connection between who you are and what you do.
You will use this newfound understanding to construct a learning plan that will feel intrinsically satisfying and will fit your learning style as well as the realities of your life and work. You will leave with a plan of action that provides detailed guidance on what new things to try each day.

This is a highly interactive and dynamic workshop, where the old adage is true—the more you give, the more you get.

Participants will:

  • Obtain greater clarity in defining core competencies
  • Surface blind spots and assumptions through peer and faculty feedback
  • Gain insight into how core competencies may contribute to difficulties experienced in their work
  • Achieve greater confidence through understanding why certain people and situations are uniquely challenging to them
  • Create a well grounded and action oriented development plan that provides detailed guidance

This workshop is open to consultants, coaches, clinicians, psychotherapists, and managers.

Continuing Education
Coaches: This program is ICF certified for 22 core competency
hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full


“I attended ‘Finding Your Developmental Edge’ in June. This is one of the better trainings I have attended in a long time. The pace was perfect, the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and I walked away with awareness and an actionable plan for working on my developmental edge.”
Wendy Bradley
Behavioral Health Integration Lead
Ampersand Health

“I was looking for CE credits and wanted to take something different, not just another webinar. This program gave me a new way of thinking about my strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses and took me to an edge that I never would’ve chosen myself. It really works. I have often taken courses that are deep, yet none that were delivered with such grace, gentleness and safety. The experience was life changing.”
Linda Schnabel, PCC




Dates and Fees:

Finding your Developmental Edge:
Achieving Excellence
November 14-16, 2019
Thursday, 10am
Saturday, 4pm
GISC Member: $1,345
CE Hours
22 - ICF
  Michael Shipman, MSc
  Marianne Roy
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, United States

“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