More than 25 people from 11 countries joined the web-seminar ‘The Art of Consultancy’, an initiative of Adriaan Bekman and Klaas IJkema. The learning course was ment for people who want to get a deeper understanding of the IMO consultancy approach. It was based on the book Images and Concepts of the Human Being and His Creations, a kind of written legacy of 50 years consultancy experience by Adriaan. All participants received a copy of this book to study the concepts. In seven 2,5 hour Zoom sessions they could listen to listen to the philosophy of the IMO approach, practical cases and do exercises in small groups. In view of the time between the sessions they had been given some homework to do. Every student was paired with a buddy to keep in contact for exploring dialogues.

During the final session, on July 8, we harvest the proceeds of the webinar. Some quotes:

  • “Amazing to have such deep conversations in such a short timeframe with people you don’t know.”
  • “This course is a must for starting consultants.”
  • “I felt strongly encouraged to continually develop my professionalism.”
  • “It was a nudge to really connect my individual coaching with paying attention to questions of the organization.”

Because of this success we decided to go for a second round in the beginning of next year. Dates are (in 2022): February 3 and 17, March 10, 17 and 31, April 14 and 21. Every time from 1.00 till 3.00 pm (Dutch/German time). A brochure will published soon.


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