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The Kets de Vries Institute

Diagnosing and Initiating Change

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Join KDVI and a cohort of experienced leadership development practitioners for an experiential, hands-on workshop introducing KDVI's suite of 360, psychometrically-validated, leadership development tools.

As organisations work to develop their leaders, leadership teams and shape their corporate culture, the need for independent and effective development tools is more important than ever. This workshop addresses the diagnostic work that is necessary before the design and implementation of appropriate and systemic interventions can be possible. Together we will explore how to carry out diagnostic work at various levels within organisations.

The workshop includes :

  • A pre-workshop introduction to the KDVI development tools
  • The opportunity to use a KDVI tool of your choice
  • A systemic approach to organisational diagnosis
  • Live case studies
  • Peer coaching on your feedback report

What You Can Expect

Short lectures, large and small group discussions, hands-on application of the KDVI diagnostic approach, peer coaching, exchange of best practices, and exposure to the full suite of KDVI tools, including a live case study.

Learning Goals

  • Systemic diagnosis for individuals, teams and organisations
  • Apply KDVI's suite of development tools
  • Explore new approaches to leadership development diagnosis and design
  • Identify your most pressing leadership challenges
  • Develop yourself using a KDVI tool and confidential peer feedback
  • Create meaningful connections between practitioners, executive coaches, human resource and leadership development professionals



  • Live webinar to introduce instruments
  • Select & complete tool of choice
  • Write up a Leadership challenge
  • Selected pre-readings

Day 1

Immersive Case Study

  • Introduction
  • Foundations: The Psychodynamic & Systemic Approach
  • 360° feedback: Pitfalls and opportunities
  • Overview of instruments
  • Casework framing
  • Hands-on case study on GELM®, PA™, ITI™, LAQ™
  • Live case on OCA™ by D&IC alumni

Day 2

Peer coaching with leadership challenge

  • Reflections
  • Preparatory and ethical guidelines for use of KDVI instruments
  • Coaching guidelines, including contracting
  • Reflective writing
  • Small group peer coaching
  • Coaching debrief
  • The Change Conundrum
  • Closing

Who should attend

To attend the workshop you should have experience in the fields of human resource management, leadership development, and/or executive coaching.


Caroline is a Lecturer at Henley Business School. Her research relates to creating healthy and productive workplaces through exploring the links between leadership and well being in organisations. She investigates in particular how to manage executive stress, how to maintain authentic functioning...


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