Liberating the Deep Potential of Human Being
Over the past 14 years, through over twenty-eight programs delivered on three continents, GTC has developed into one of the most powerful, awakening, and mature learning journeys available today. GTC graduates are extraordinary professionals of all ages, from diverse backgrounds and from many parts of the world. They share a common desire.... to transform themselves, their organizations, communities and our human consciousness, motivated by a vision of a more beautiful, equitable and sustainable future for all.
When you join one of our programs, you will meet other individuals who are awakening to new versions of self, relationship, systems, conception, innovation and the spirit of love for the whole. You will complete GTC with more awareness, aliveness, and vision for your own role in bringing about positive evolution for planetary life. And you will leave with the practical knowledge, skills and a community of support, to help make your vision a reality.
Self-inquiry: Deep questions, facilitated throughout the program, designed to reveal the structure of our experience and our internal wisdom.
Community of practice: Dialog and exploration of experience between participants that deepens the understanding and application of the learning.
Reflection and coaching: Use of powerful questions and reflective inquiry by facilitators helps participants to examine their structure of interpretation, allowing a more consistent positive impact and improved communications and strategy.
Cognitive study: Gain knowledge and practice in theories and research of Wilber, Torbert, Kegan, Cook-Greuter, Senge, Scharmer, Robertson, O’Fallon and others. Learn proven leading edge approaches for powerfully intervening in complex systems
Action Learning Projects: Advance yourself in your particular area of interest through actual experiments in between retreats.
What Participants are Saying
WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING.
GTC - the program and its faculty - generates a profound transformation in and among its participants. It is a grounded transformation - one that is quietly realized after the fact. This 'change of form' happens at all levels of experience: a deep physical relaxation into presence, an emotional and interpersonal breaking open of the heart, a spiritual sea change and a behavioral transition to a new way of walking - individually and collectively - on the earth and in life. —Julia
"GTC has allowed me to hold and work within paradox. I can look at collapsing eco systems, shocking economic inequality, and calcified political systems, and not lose hope but work with renewed vigor. Where before I felt despair and frustration and soldiered on, now I can hold those feelings together with optimism and joy and work from a place of service."
"In the context of true honesty and integrity and a deep caring for life, its beauty, wonder and possibility, GTC is a place where I am ever more learning to become fully human. The crucible of GTC challenges me to take all that I am working with out into the world....it is about embodying presence, collectively and as individuals." —Katie
GTC NORTH AMERICA 20
October 22 - 27, 2019
January 14 - 19, 2020
April 14 - 19, 2020
July 7 - 11, 2020
*Please note attendance at all four retreats is required for participation.
GTC retreats will take place at the Whidbey Institute, a retreat center on Whidbey Island, a short ferry ride from Mulkiteo, WA, an hour from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. The Whidbey Institute is "a home for ongoing inquiry, learning, and transformation in response to the unprecedented challenges of our time—environmental, technological, social, moral, spiritual—and the call for a human response commensurate with our responsibility." It based on over a 100 acres of beautiful forested wildlife refuge and has a storied and deep history of transformative work.
FACULTY FOR GTC19 NORTH AMERICA
Geoff Fitch MA is a founding partner of Pacific Integral. Geoff is a coach, trainer, and facilitator of transformative growth in individuals and organizations. He has been studying and practicing diverse approaches to cultivating higher human potentials for twenty years, He also has twenty years experience in leadership in business.
Abigail Lynam PhD has twenty years of experience in transformative learning and leadership development in higher education. Her doctorate is in adult development applied to teaching and learning for social and ecological change leadership development. She cares deeply about innovative ways of addressing social and ecological challenges to support the reciprocal flourishing of all of life. Abigail is core faculty for Fielding University’s School of Leadership Studies. Abigail joined the Pacific Integral faculty in 2013.
GTC Graduate rate
$4,500 - limited availability
Young Leader rate
$4,500 - one seat per cohort, preference given to leaders under 30 years old.
Contact our Program Manager:
Holly at email@example.com to apply for one of the young leader seats.
$6,700 – one of the first 7 seats - register now and complete your application in three weeks to reserve
$7,700 – through Sept 22, 2019
$8,200 – until registration closes
$9,000 – discounts available for 2 or more individuals
* Payment plans are available
* Tuition does not include airfare or other travel costs, accommodations or meals for each of the four program retreats. Room and meals costs vary based on housing selection, and generally range between $445 - $745 per session.
Consider having your organization sponsor your participation. GTC is accepted by many organizations as an external training program. We can work with your organization to fulfill any review and approval requirements. Start by downloading the business-friendly executive summary.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do people get out of GTC?
GTC is a comprehensive development process designed to support your unique needs, so participants tend reap different rewards. Many report attending GTC was instrumental or life changing. Some benefits most often reported are
Natural release into a larger sense of your Self and your deeper capacities
Capacity in leading powerful processes for transforming collectives
Improved skill in conflict resolution, coaching and change management through an understanding of the leading researched-based framework on adult levels of development and evolution
Greater personal presence expressed in life and work
Transforming deeply held worldviews, assumptions, values, and long-standing habits
Deeper, more authentic, and powerful communication, personally and professionally
Greater ability to collaborate and develop connections and community
Increased capacity to understand and shift perspectives, improving your ability to influence others towards positive change
Greater trust in internal wisdom and guidance for decision-making and problem-solving
Increased creativity and innovative thinking in life and work
Participation in a global collaborative community of transformative leaders
How much time will this demand of me between sessions?
This simple answer is that you can plan up to 4 hours per week. The inter-session period is a time to apply the learning through practice, daily inquiry, and field projects. You will have additional learning, through reading and online study, online community connections, coaching conversations, and cohort conference calls.
A critical success factor for the inter-sessions is to connect the learning to your present life and work challenges and opportunities. The more you can connect the learning to what you are doing outside the program, the easier and more supportive the program will be.
I am already in or considering a graduate program. Is this compatible?
Participants often consider GTC when they are in or considering a graduate program. We have had participants in the program while they are completing Masters or Ph.D. programs. Often the draw to GTC is a desire to complement a more academic program with something that involves more applied, embodied learning. GTC is quite compatible and complementary to graduate academic programs.
What if I don't consider myself a leader?
While we often use the word, 'Leadership' to describe the GTC program, doing so is not without its perils. Leadership is a word that means different things to different people and can touch on personal experiences that are not always positive. Needless to say, a review of the meaning of leadership exposes a rich territory that certainly includes people who make an impact who don't consider themselves to be a leader, but who in the eyes of others have exercised great leadership. We invite you to consider your own impulse to make a difference and to express yourself as an impulse towards your own personal kind of leadership and to view your feelings about the word as an opportunity for reflection.
Is this a personal or professional development program?
It is both. We believe that our personal development and professional development are inseparable. When invoking leadership, we are bringing all of who we are as people, which includes our inner capacities and character, as well as our understanding and skills we bring to our work in the world. Many participants attend GTC to further their professional work and have their employers sponsor their participation. At the same time, the program is deeply personal and participants should anticipate a greater level of intimacy and inner exploration than they find in a typical professional development program.
Where do participants come from?
Previous cohorts have included participants from: The United States, Canada, Ethiopia, Kosovo, Palestine, New Zealand, England, Mexico, Germany, Jamaica, Suriname, and South Africa.