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.
GTC is an innovative, multifaceted approach to individual and collective expansion and transformation. It consists of a 9-month intensive development program, including four residential retreats. As you progress through the program, you take on greater leadership and responsibility for the process. Each cohort has a maximum of 16 members, and meets in retreat four times over the course of the program.
- 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. T</i><i>his '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 SOUTH PACIFIC 7
Retreat Dates & Venues
February 11 - 15, 2019 - Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand
May 22 - 26, 2019 - YHA, Port Elliot, South Australia
August 15 - 18, 2019 - Tara Retreat Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
November 28 - December 1, 2019 - Mana Retreat Centre, Coromandel, New Zealand
*Please note attendance at all four retreats is required for participation.
FACULTY FOR GTC South Pacific
Tamara Androsoff, Graduate Diploma Psychology, Core Faculty, GTC South Pacific. Working as an integral coach and psychotherapist in Auckland, New Zealand, Tamara is passionate about facilitating the waking up and growing up of individuals, couples and groups. Building on the innate strength and talents of the people she works with, she assists them to develop the capacities necessary for bringing a greater sense of presence, resilience, embodiment and wise action.
John Wood, PhD, Core Faculty, GTC South Pacific. John has over 30 years experience in leadership development and executive coaching. He is a psychologist with a PhD in management and has a passion for the helping leaders embody the connection between their personal growth, consciousness and leadership in service to their communities. He was a founding board member for the Integral Institute Australia and resides in South Australia.
GUEST FACULTY FOR GTC South pacific
Wade Jackson, Guest Faculty, GTC South Pacific. Wade is a speaker, author and double world championship winning improv comedian. With post graduate qualifications in both Health Science and Drama, Wade has worked on four continents across a number of industries with thousands of people ranging from CEOs, senior executive teams, governments, universities, militaries, elite athletes, and not-for-profit organizations where he combines the science of personal growth with play.
AUD $9,500 – Cost per person for people living in Australia and other countries.
- GST will be added for AU residents to AU portion of the program, which is 50% of the tuition.
NZD $9,500 – Cost per person for people living in New Zealand.
This includes accommodation and meals. Travel to and from the venues is additional.
Payment Plans Available
Pay 100% of the balance before the first retreat.
Pay 50% of the balance before the first retreat. The remainder of your tuition will be due in 4 equal bi-monthly payments.
Pay 20% of the balance before the first retreat. The remainder of your tuition will be invoiced in 8 equal monthly payments.
- This includes accommodation and meals. Travel to and from the venues is additional.
- We might be able to assist with payment plans or limited scholarships.
- Consider having your organization sponsor your participation. We can work with your organization to fulfill any review and approval requirements. Start by downloading the business-friendly executive summary.
Early Registration Discounts - Save $500
Register for the individual rate by November 1, 2018 to receive $500 off your tuition.
You must complete the program to receive your discount. Just submit your application and deposit by the due date and we will deduct the discount from your last tuition payment. Early registration discount may not be combined with other discounts.
Several scholarship base fee opportunities exist for the next cohort. If you are interested in applying, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with who you are, why you want to take GTC and how your participation will impact your work within your communities.
Send us an email or call to let us know of your interest and questions then download the application for more information on eligibility for tuition rates, payment terms for both tuition and room-and-board, and the application process.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.