Transformational leadership through Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP

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 vertical development, the leadership action logics and how to support vertical development in yourself and in others. The impact will be felt in your own leadership development and the possibilities for greater impact on others with whom you engage.
Helsinki, Finland
September 28, 2022 - September 30, 2022
2800€ +VAT if applicable.
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Can’t make it to Helsinki in September or want to know more before registering? Please send an email to and we’ll be happy to help you find a solution that suits your needs and schedules.

The complete transformational leadership programme:

Registering to two workshops gives you a 10% discount on the second one, and registering to all three gives you a 15% discount on the second and third one.

The world is crying out for leaders who have the maturity, wisdom and agility needed to respond to the unique challenges and opportunities of today. Acting and discerning through the lens of shared purpose and aspirations, new ways of being, knowing, and doing, and respecting the developmental nature of the human life are some of the qualities that can meet this need.

The question is how do we grow and develop ourselves and others to meet the needs around us on local and global scales?

Amara Collaboration offers a unique Transformational leadership through Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP workshop to learn the practice of Action Inquiry and the action logics utilising the Global Leadership Profile (GLP). The workshop is recommended for business leaders, internal and external consultants, coaches and researchers, who wish to deepen their personal leadership and learn about vertical development in leadership. Those who wish to be authorized to use the GLP to debrief others, are invited to continue with the certification process after the workshop (more info about the Certification process below).

During the Transformational leadership through Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP workshop we will dive into the theory and practice of the GLP and Action Inquiry. The GLP is one of the few profiles associated with a person’s maturity as a leader, predicting their capacity to effect transformational change. Expanding this capacity can also be called vertical development. Action Inquiry is an approach that is statistically reliable generating both personal and organisational transformation. Change and development can be brought about by good governance and leadership but moving to a later stage, skilfully working with others and as part of a system, as well as the way we think and act as individuals, is the capacity that makes a significant difference beyond conventional skills. 

The programme blends the ‘what, why and how’ of transformational leadership development, including:

  1. The theory of vertical development in the context of leadership, and deepest appreciation of leaders’ predominant action logics – their implications, qualities and shadows
  2. The Global Leadership Profile assessment and understanding of your own predominant action logic
  3. The theory and practice of Collaborative Developmental Action Inquiry (CDAI) and the richness this brings at the personal, team and organisational stages.
  4. The developmental theory grounded in Scandinavian organisational cases

The workshop experience:

At the workshop you will exercise active listening and leadership. You will move among peers in a community of inquiry, receiving direct feedback about your leadership impact. The group will learn together, discovering practical ways to help yourself and others:

  • Master current leadership action-logics
  • Become conscious of the shifts possible 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

The workshop includes:

  • Three days of facilitated face-to-face sessions, including a special online guest appearance by Bill Torbert, a co-developer of the GLP. 
  • Doing the GLP with personal commentary if you haven’t done it before, with feedback on your centre-of-gravity, emergent, and fallback leadership action logics.
  • Rich self-study material with access for one year.
  • An insight of the work behind the scenes of scoring and profiling the GLP assessment.
  • A building of confidence in approaching a significant developmental intervention with a client or in your own organisation.

The workshop fee includes the workshop venue, facilitation, lunch and dinner. Accommodation and transfers are not included in the workshop fee.  

“The workshop had a profound impact on me and the framework has helped me to find some order and tools to take myself to the next level. For me it was also really important that the facilitators, in simple terms, ‘walk the talk'”.

– Rita Asvanyi, PKC Group
You are warmly welcome to this Transformational leadership through Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP
workshop in Helsinki (Finland), on 28-30th of September, 2022.

If you want to hear more about the GLP and Action Inquiry before registering to the workshop, this webinar recording is a great place to start!

GLP Certification

For those who wish to certify to use and debrief the GLP assessment in their work, we offer an additional certification process online, after the Transformational Leadership workshops in Helsinki. Amara Collaboration is one of a few organisations worldwide with the right to certify people to use the GLP. Once certified, you will become part of a growing community of practice to support this dimension of the work. 

By doing the GLP Certification you will learn:

  • How to read and understand an individual’s Sentence Completion Form and the composition of the GLP Report – what is contained in it and how to use it for your client’s benefit.
  • Process of ordering, purchasing and managing the GLP assessments.
  • Clarity about the purpose and focus for the debrief session.
  • How to prepare and conduct a GLP debrief session, including the developmental implications of the profile for the individual.
  • How to integrate the GLP for ongoing development with other interventions (such as an ongoing coaching relationship).



Helsinki (Finland)


Three days facilitated Transformational leadership through Action Inquiry, action logics and the GLP workshop in Helsinki, Finland. More information about arrival, exact workshop times and programme will be sent after registration.

- Wed 28th, arrival and meeting the other participants. First facilitated session. Dinner together.
- Thu 29th, facilitated sessions. Dinner together.
- Fri 30th, facilitated sessions. Goodbyes to those not participating the Teams and Organisations workshop.


2800€ +VAT if applicable.
The price includes the Global Leadership Profile, with personal commentary and a 1,5-hour debrief and the three-day workshop (min 6 participants) including lunch and dinner. Accommodation and transfers are not included in the workshop fee.

Hosting and facilitation team

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.
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.
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).