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

<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong>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

Dates Next offered in 2020
Friday, 9am
Sunday, 1pm
Fee $1,395
  GISC Members: $1,345
CE Hours 22 - ICF
Faculty Marianne Roy
  Michael Shipman, MSc

“I have been coming at least once a year to GISC for different programs; I make it a habit to give myself a week for reflection and learning each year. This makes it possible for me to go deeper in the understanding of the Gestalt approach and how I can grow as a consultant working with this perspective. The last program I attended was about developing my edge as a consultant – and I enjoyed it very much, which means that I plan to come back during the year 2012 for another program pursuing my personal and professional growth.”

Aake Johansson, MSc
Gestalt in Organizations


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