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Transformational Leadership programme – Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP

Amara’s successful Transformational Leadership workshops are back, with the precious possibility to connect face-to-face with other participants. We create an engaging environment and support you as you dive in the experiential learning process Amara is famous for.

The Transformational Leadership programme is designed to form a learning process, moving between the three perspectives: I, we, it or as we call it 1st, 2nd and 3rd person perspective. Attending the programme will support you in your personal leadership development and your ability to facilitate organisational transformation, grounded in the theory of adult cognitive development. The programme consists of two independent yet interrelated face-to-face workshops as well as an online GLP certification process. Attend all three with a special package price or choose one for a specific need!

The complete Transformational Leadership programme:

Transformational leadership through Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP

28-30th of September, 2022, Helsinki (Finland)

A highly experiential 3-day workshop where you will learn to practice Action Inquiry, the only approach statistically reliable generating both personal and organisational transformation. It will deepen your knowledge about leadership action logics and how to help others develop. The impact will be felt in your own leadership development and the possibilities for greater impact on others with whom you engage. It also opens the focus for a wider impact on teams and organisations that you will be introduced to during this workshop.

Transformational leadership through teams and organisations

3rd-4th of October, 2022, Helsinki (Finland)

This two-day workshop is for you if you want to understand Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP in organisational settings and further your understanding about the practices of transformation and its applications. The workshop is grounded in cases: working on your own and using exemplars to inspire and support practical application. This workshop is for you, if you have a possibility to impact the way an organisation is undertaking a transformation, either as a leader inside the system or a consultant or coach supporting an organisation in their transformation and change processes.

GLP Certification for coaches and consultants

October-November 2022, online

This GLP Certification process is for you, if you are interested in using the GLP in your work as a coach or consultant. By certifying, you will be admitted the right to use the GLP with your clients. You will learn about the theory, validity and reliability of the GLP as well as to practice how to conduct debrief sessions. You will also be supported in the process of setting up and completing two GLPs with two of your clients, after having completed your own GLP including your own debriefed with one the facilitators.

“While we can’t predict the future, we can transform ourselves and our organisations to effectively meet it” – Bill Torbert

Several studies show serious talent management challenges CEOs  worldwide  has  long  known  that a different approach is required to succeed in the future, but few are sure about how to approach it.  The majority of  companies have not even taken the first step to transform and develop the capacity needed to strive, thrive and innovate in difficult, uncertain times, such as the one we are facing right now due to the Covid-19 virus.

One of Amara’s founders is  Professor  Emeritus William (Bill)  Torbert. During 45 years of research in Harvard, Yale and Boston College, he has shown that only 5-10% of leaders demonstrate a consistent capacity to innovate and successfully transform their teams and organisations. These leaders have developed deep mental, emotional and relational capacities that help them make sense of and lead complex, systemic change – this journey is what you will learn about and develop for yourself and for using in service of your own environment when attending these modules.

Read more about the GLP in the HBR article ”Seven Transformations of Leadership”, that became one of the most-read articles on leadership in HBR’s history and continues to get hundreds of reads each week according to Research Gate. Amara is one of three organisations worldwide that certifies people to use the GLP as a tool.

Action Inquiry is to date the only approach statistically reliable generating both personal and organizational transformation. The facilitators of this programme have developed mastery of Action Inquiry, both through having used it themselves in leadership positions in organisations, as consultants in large, successful organisational transformation programmes and in their personal development for decades.


Seven Transformations of Leadership is an article by Amara’s Co-Founder Bill Torbert in the Harvard Business Review that lead Heidi Gutekunst into founding Amara Collaboration together with Bill and Jane Allen. Developmental Action Inquiry and the GLP are still the base and key frameworks that Amara Collaboration uses today to increase the amount of transformational … Continued

The Global Leadership Profile (GLP) is a both a self-assessment procedure and a professionally-scored profile tool that identifies a person’s developmental leadership action-logic. Each of us is enacting our life at work and at home through a certain characteristic way of interacting and inquiring with others.

What are Amara workshops like? See how the participants experienced the Action Inquiry and Global Leadership Profile workshop in Helsinki 2018.