Cultivating excellence: Personal development, awareness, and power

with Dr. Stephen Schuitevoerder

As coaches, facilitators, and leaders, the most powerful tool we have at our disposal is the personal development and awareness we bring to our interactions with colleagues and clients. This skill is essential in helping us recognize what is occurring in personal and group interactions, and how we can profoundly and skillfully effect change.

In this hands-on, experiential workshop, participants will:

  • Focus on in-depth personal exploration and development
  • Engage in individual and relationship exercises
  • Participate in group process
  • Present and learn from real life experiences
  • Come away with a practical toolkit that can be applied immediately

Furthering our personal development allows us to recognize and work at the edges or limits of our capacity, provides tools for us in challenging moments, and helps us work more fluidly with “hot” moments. By doing personal development work, we develop greater awareness, clarity, and insight, and become more effective in our relationships with clients, colleagues, and friends.

 “Stephen is a master practitioner with deep experience working in some of the hottest conflict zones in the world. If you have an opportunity to learn with him, do it!”

– Cathy Bernatt, professional facilitator; organizational consultant; executive, leadership, and systems coach

Proud partner of

SFU Continuing StudiesBC Organizational Development Network


Learning Outcomes

As a participant, you will:

  • Develop your personal presence*
  • Increase your awareness of power
  • Learn and apply core concepts in Process Work such as edges, secondary processes and unfolding
  • Enhance deep listening skills*
  • Build understanding of non-verbal signals, and how recognizing them can deepen communication
  • Learn how to handle conflict, accusations, rank issues, escalation, and personal criticism

This is a hands-on experiential workshopwith theoretical presentations, followed by demonstrations and structured exercises. Participants will be immersed in Process skills and their application, and will be provided with practical tools that can be applied in a wide range of personal and organizational settings.

* Core competency, International Coaching Federation

ICF accreditation renewal and CHRP professional development

Those who complete the seminar with receive a certificate of completion and supporting documentation that can be used to claim Continuing Coaching Education (CCE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits.


January 18-20, 2019
9:00 to 16:30 each day


SFU Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia

We acknowledge that this seminar is being held on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Who should attend

  • Organizational development practitioners
  • Coaches
  • Facilitators
  • Change agents
  • Organizational leaders
  • Human resource professionals

Registration fee

Corporate: $1,400

Individuals / self-employed by December 14:  $950 per person
Individuals / self-employed after December 14: $1,250 per person

All fees are in Canadian dollars.

Registration includes lunch on Sunday, with vegan and gluten-free options. No other meals are provided, but restaurants, coffee shops, and a food court are within easy access of the venue.

Students, underemployed: Please inquire about a reduced rate

Refund Policy

A full refund less a $35 processing fee will be provided for all cancellations received in writing before December 21, 2018. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after that time, but registrations can be transferred to other participants at no additional cost. The organizer is not liable for event cancellation due to illness, earthquakes, weather events, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Process Work is a cross-disciplinary approach to support individual and collective change. It developed in the 1970s and 1980s in Zurich, Switzerland by Dr. Arnold Mindell, a Jungian analyst.

Also known as Process-Oriented Psychology, Process Work offers new ways of engaging with areas of life that are experienced as problematic or painful. Physical symptoms, relationship problems, group conflicts and social tensions, when approached with curiosity and respect, can lead to new information that is vital for personal and collective growth.

Process Work is an in-depth methodology and requires a degree of self-awareness and commitment to learning about self and others.

For more information, please visit the Process Work Institute’s web site at


Dr. Stephen SchuitevoerderDr. Stephen Schuitevoerder is an international consultant, lecturer and facilitator based in Portland, Oregon.

He has consulted and presented seminars, lectures and workshops throughout the world including South Africa, Australia, Russia, Japan, Europe, South America, Mexico and the United States on topics such as diversity issues, team building, change management, executive development, and organisational conflict.

Stephen’s work includes country strategic planning, change management and executive team facilitation for the United Nations; executive consulting and team facilitation for educational non-profits such as Esalen Institute and Oregon Health Science University; and team facilitation and consultations for medium to large corporations such as Citi Bank, Investec Bank, Woolworths, Old Mutual Insurance and Providence Health Care.

Stephen’s work is informed by his training as a psychologist, Jungian Psychology, Process Work and organizational theory. He is a past president of the Process Work Institute, and a leader in applying Process Work into the organisational world. For more information about Stephen’s work, please see

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