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Coaching and Consulting with Teams:

Applying the Cape Cod Model in Organizations
This program provides advanced practice in the organizational applications of the Cape Cod Model©, a competence-based approach to facilitating greater effectiveness and change. Practitioners will sharpen their ability to coach teams and consult with groups. Class size is limited to assure concentrated practice working with real clients and an opportunity to receive individual feedback.
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This five-day intensive program provides three days of practice, two of which are working with visiting client teams. Time is also devoted to case consultation in which participants work with their own cases in facilitated peer supervision groups, providing an opportunity to resolve troublesome case issues.

Participants are observed and coached as they work with a client, receiving feedback from master facilitators as well as from the client group themselves. Emphasis is focused on seeing group competence and development opportunities and learning to provide bold and direct feedback along with techniques to assess effectiveness of interventions.

Organizations sending internal consultants or coaches will be given an opportunity to send an intact team for a free one-day consultation as one of the client teams in the program.


Participants will:

  • Learn to assess and intervene in hierarchical and non-hierarchical teams
  • Gain experience coaching with and consulting to teams of different types of organizations
  • Receive personalized feedback from organizational clients, peers and faculty
  • Have an opportunity for extensive practice
  • Develop insight and new perspectives regarding their current work situations


This program is designed for experienced practitioners of the Cape Cod Model© who work as external or internal coaches or consultants. Experienced practitioners and leaders who have not completed either the Cape Cod Training Program, Competency Development Program for Coach Certification, Introduction to the Cape Cod Model, or Applying the Cape Cod Model to Coaching will be required to participate in an introductory one-day program that teaches the Cape Cod Model©.

* Pre-program, Cape Cod Model workshop will be offered for those unfamiliar with the Cape Cod Model©; Fee $395. Register online or call the office to sign up.


Continuing Education

<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong> ICF has certified this course for 24 core competency hours and 12 resource development hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.


  GISC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Please visit the Continuing Education page for more details.


“As an organizational psychologist who has used quite a number of tools and approaches to foster effectiveness, I have found that the Cape Cod Model stands out from the crowd in terms of its ability to influence positive change. The skills that I learned in the Cape Cod Training Program have benefited me both personally and professionally. I highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to learn how to help individuals, groups and organizations further develop healthy functioning.”

Lynn Varagona, MBA, PhD
Trust Capital Institute


Dates and Fees:



Applying the Cape Cod Model in Organizations


Please inquire with the GISC office if you are interested in a 2019 offering for this program

Begins Monday, 3pm
Ends Saturday, 12 noon
Fee $1,995*
  GISC Members: $1,945*
CE Hours 36 - ICF
Faculty Drawn From
  Joseph Melnick, PhD
  Spencer Melnick, LCSW
  Jackie Sherman, PhD, PCC
  Zeynep Tozum, PCC
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod Massachusetts, United States
  Where to Stay

“A year ago our staff had the opportunity to be the day long ‘clients’ for Applying the Cape Cod Model in Organizations. Despite some resistance and grumbling beforehand, afterwards I received rave reviews from my staff! Somehow our professional relationships were transformed that day in a very positive manner. And without exception, when we de-briefed the next day, each person characterized our day’s retreat at GISC as an outstanding experience.”

Victoria Goldsmith
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod




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