GLP Workshop 2020

Exercising action inquiry and mutual power; Using the GLP for leaders' and organisational development and transformation.
Helsinki, Finland
March 9, 2020 - March 11, 2020
1950 €
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Amara Collaboration with it’s co-founder and author of the Global Leadership Profile Bill Torbert, in collaboration with Global Leadership Associates (GLA) offer this unique 3-day workshop for business leaders, consultants, coaches and researchers, who wish to further their personal development and learn about the power and practice of Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry. This is an approach that is statistically reliable generating both personal and organizational transformation. All participants complete the GLP and receive feedback on their centre-of-gravity, emergent, and fallback leadership action logic. Joining the workshop enables those who wish to take this further to become authorized to use the GLP within their organization or with their clients. One can do so by supervised practice of using the GLP with Jane Allen or Heidi Gutekunst. Once certified, you will become part of a growing community of practice to support this dimension of the work. Facilitated by Jane Allen and Heidi Gutekunst, with special online guest appearance by Bill Torbert and Elaine Herdman-Barker, this event offers a programme that blends the whatwhy and how of transformational leadership development, including:

  1. The theory and practice of Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry (CDAI)
  2. The assessment and deepest appreciation of leaders’ predominant action-logics – their implications, qualities and shadows
  3. The ongoing practice of Action Inquiry and the richness this brings at the personal, team and organizational scales


At the workshop you will be exercising active listening and leadership, moving among peers in a community of inquiry, receiving direct feedback about your leadership impact, and thereby learning together practical ways to help yourself and others:

  • Identify current leadership action-logics
  • Become conscious of the shifts in individual habits
  • Exercise personal power and collaborative practice with greater mutuality
  • Build capacity to lead from the inside out using single-, double- and triple-loop feedback

Experiences from the Action Inquiry and GLP Workshop 2018


The workshop will be held close to the centre of Helsinki.


Monday, March 9th: TBA
Tuesday, March 10th: TBA
Wednesday, March 11th: TBA
Evening sessions on Monday and Tuesday
Pre-requisite to workshop Read Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership by Bill Torbert and Associates


1950 €
The fee includes all meals (including lunches and dinners and refreshments), material and the 3-day workshop with a possibility to certify as a GLP coach.

Every participant is also required to do the GLP with commentary, unless they have done it earlier in 2019. The cost of the GLP with commentary and a 1-hour debrief session is 750 € (+VAT, if applicable)

We offer two scholarships for every 10 participants for this workshop. For more information about scholarships, contact Heidi at

Hosting and facilitation team

Heidi Gutekunst
Heidi has a M.Sc. (Econ.). She has worked most of her career in traditional and digital advertising agencies. Heidi has several national and international awards in innovative advertising, branding, design and digital service design. She started her career working as a Human Resource Manager and continued from there to key account management, strategic advertising and branding.
Jane Allen
Jane Allen is an experienced consultant, facilitator and coach working in public and private sectors, based in the UK. She provides advice and support to consultants and coaches working in the field of organisational and leadership development. Her ambition is to encourage the best of individuals and organisations in pursuit of their highest ideals and achievements.
Bill Torbert
Bill is Leadership Professor Emeritus at Boston College. He has consulted worldwide and served at numerous boards. Bill’s leadership article “Seven Transformations of Leadership” was selected as the “10 best ever” by Harvard Business Review. He is also the father of the Global Leadership Profile (GLP).



The Global Leadership Profile Certification workshop in Helsinki, May 2017, was a life changing experience for me. The atmosphere that Jane and Heidi were able to evoke in the group was very special. It was truly living the transformational leadership in action, where every moment was a place for self-reflection and sensing, when to take action, and when to be in silence. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone interested in deeper development, and I suggest to engage in the evening activities as well. It was great to have Bill and Elaine on the line as well, as they are the theoretical experts of the GLP. The international group and great venue location at the heart of Helsinki really highlighted this amazing experience.

- Sanna Niemelä, Certifying GLP Coach, Finland

Three days “training” with #amaracollaboration has fundamentally changed me. My desire for awakening and being present has somehow become embodied. I really feel a major whole-body part of me died. Like, I died. Yet, here I am. A habitual, bone-deep sadness and anxiety has just…gone. Not bad for what on one level, was a leadership assessment certification course. *smiley blink* Posted on Instagram, May 2017.

- Andrew Lightheart, Birmingham, UK, certified GLP coach, Helsinki 2017