Leading through Challenging Times
 August 23-28, 2022

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Leadership and Coaching Tools for Personal and Collective Transformation

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2022 Leadership Intensive

August 23-28, 2022

A Powerful, Experiential Immersion into Process Oriented Leadership Concepts, Tools and Practices

Throughout the world individuals are rising up in their own leadership abilities as our world seems more polarized. Disgruntled, exasperated, and longing for new leadership, many people are seeking tools, ideas and courage to use in their own communities and work in the world.

Become the leader the world needs you to be.

18 Course Hours Over 6 Days
Attend Live or With Class Recordings

Leadership Skills and Coaching Techniques Designed to Transform Your Work

Engage and Collaborate with a Group of International Learners Over Six Days to Renew Your Purpose and Access New Resources

Resource the Work You Need To Do

The 2022 Leadership Intensive

The Leadership Intensive Will Help You:

  • Learn new tools and techniques to transform your leadership practice.
  • Connect with colleagues, establish new relationships and build your network.
  • Discover new techniques for coaching leaders and teams.
  • Cultivate wisdom-based leadership.
  • Enrich teamwork and increase effectiveness.
  • Learn interventions to enhance the wisdom of organizational systems.
  • Find your own unique leadership contribution from the intersection of purpose, context and role.

Follow Your Dreams, Unlock Your Potential, Deepen Your Relationships and Excel in Your Professional Life.

the 2022 Leadership Intensive

Work With and Learn From an
Experienced International Team 

Experiential - Online - Immersive

August 23, 10am - 1pm PST:
"Leadership During Crisis and Challenging Times: Utilizing the Skills of Process Work"
with Stephen Schuitevoerder

August 24, 10am - 1pm PST:
"Learning to Listen and Lead From the Inside Out: Accessing Deep Body Wisdom On Tap in Leading Through Challenging Times"
with Cathy Bernatt

August 25, 3-6pm PST:
"Leading for Psychological Safety"
with Errol Amerasekera

August 26, 10am - 1pm PST:
"Speaking to Polarization and Attack"
with Dawn Menken

August 27, 6-9pm PST:
"Leadership Lessons: Stories from the East"
with Anuradha Deb

August 28, 3-6pm PST:
"Closure: Bringing our Leadership into the World: Group Focus, Innerwork and Case Supervision"
with Errol Amerasekera & Dawn Menken
The 2022 Leadership Intensive

Course Details


August 23 @ 10am-1pm (Pacific time)
Instructor - Stephen Schuitevoerder

Process Work has many skills to assist us during crises and other challenging times. These skills can be grasped by each of us, whatever the context where we are leaders, whether in our families, society, or in organizations. Further we can lead whatever our relative position in a system is, we don’t have to be designated as the ‘leader.’ Over the last twenty years I have experimented with these applications in a range of organizational and corporate environments and have found some superb outcomes for leaders and their teams.

These skills not only lead to enriched leaders and more effective teams, but call to the cultivation of wisdom in leaders and their organizations. Many of these skills are important and sometimes lacking in all of us as leaders today. In this 3-hour class I will frame some of the skills of Process Work that I use to assist in managing crises and how we can apply these towards the transformation of challenging moments, and shift these to moments of enrichment for all. 
About the Instructor: Dr. Stephen Schuitevoerder is an international consultant, lecturer and facilitator based in Portland, Oregon. He has consulted and presented seminars, lectures and workshops throughout the world, including South Africa, Australia, Russia, Japan, Europe, South America, Mexico and the United States on a wide range of topics such as diversity issues, team building, change management, executive development, and organizational conflict. Stephen’s work includes country strategic planning, change management and executive team facilitation for the United Nations; executive consulting and team facilitation for educational non-profits such as Esalen Institute and Oregon Health Science University; and team facilitation and consultations for medium to large corporations such as Toyota, Citi Bank, Investec Bank, Woolworths, Old Mutual Insurance and Providence Health Care.


August 24 @ 10am-1pm (Pacific time)
Instructor - Cathy Bernatt

Our bodies hold within a wealth of wisdom that can help us lead through challenging times. However, our mainstream leadership education is sorely lacking in developing our body wisdom muscles. We lead while being sorely and wholistically “out of shape” and as a result miss a slew of potential gold available right at our inner doorstep. Our cognitive muscle groups work overtime and the imbalance puts many leaders at high risk of exhaustion and burnout.
In this three-hour workshop, we will enter a body wisdom dojo (a practice room), where we will learn ways of honing our individual and collective body wisdom muscles that will enable us to lead at a whole new robust and sustainable level discovering innovative ways of breaking through the challenges we face.
Participants will have a chance to work on real leadership or life challenges they are facing and apply a range of deep inner work awareness practices, field, systemic and experiential theatre methods for gaining access to wisdom you didn’t even know you had. 

Come prepared with a bag filled to the brim with curiosity, playfulness, and adventure and an eagerness to come away with a second bag full of new ideas, awareness practices and concrete action steps you can apply to the leadership challenges you face today and tomorrow. 
About the Instructor: Cathy Bernatt, MA, Leadership Studies; MA Conflict Facilitation & Organizational Change; MA Process Work; Dipl.PW. Cathy’s vision is to help “realize unlimited potential in people and organizations.” As a Master Certified Coach (ICF MCC), a Professional Facilitator, Process Work Counselor and an international Organizational Consultant,  Cathy has more than thirty-five years of experience coaching, consulting and facilitating teams and individuals ranging from CEO’s of multi-national corporations down to new managers in both profit and not-for-profit organizations around the world including Asia, N. America, The Middle East, South Africa and Central, Eastern & Western Europe. She operates from a core belief that the wisdom and answers to all the challenges we encounter in being alive and being human lie within each individual, system or relationship. Her approach centers around helping people learn to “hunt” from within themselves and the systems that they are part of to find the nuggets of gold that elicit new wisdom and help unfold the challenges that show up with opportunities for growth and transformation. She’s a Canadian “polar bear” nature spirit, who found a spiritual home in Japan for 22 years and currently resides in the Pacific Northwest in Portland, Oregon. 


August 25 @ 3-6pm
(Pacific time)
Instructor - Errol Amerasekera

Psychological safety is a key driver of organisational and team performance. Yet, despite experts agreeing on what psychological safety entails, agreement on a methodology by which to achieve this outcome remains elusive. This is because psychological safety occurs at the complicated yet fragile intersection of leadership competencies; the psychological aftermath of our (painful) personal histories; and ancient survival mechanisms that have been honed and fortified through the process of evolution.

This session will explore the dynamics of psychological safety through the lens of the importance of leaders working on their own trauma as a way of developing the capability to lead for psychological safety. 
About the Instructor: Errol Amerasekera has a Masters degree in Conflict Facilitation and Organisational Change and works primarily within elite sport, in the areas of culture, leadership and high-performance. He also has a B.Sci., a B.App.Sci. and is a Diplomate in Process Oriented Psychology. Errol has over 15 years experience working as a consultant, trainer and senior facilitator. He has worked with organisations, schools, NGOs, as well as in international war zones such as Sri-Lanka. In deciding to narrow his focus to working with elite level sport, he has partnered with Bluestone Edge founder Dr Pippa Grange on a number of key projects, including working with the Australian Olympic swim team after London 2012. He applies his business management experience to sports organisations in Australia and overseas to assist them to manage the complex and competing demands of delivering sustainable high-performance.
He believes that the sporting context provides a powerful forum for transformation in individuals and society by challenging us to continually be the best version of ourselves. He is passionate about creating a safer and more just world for all by mediating conflict, coaching ethical leadership, and facilitating transformation in individuals, elite teams and organisations. Errol is a keynote speaker on the connection between leadership, culture and high-performance and the value of a human-centric and relationship focused approach to sustained success.


August 26 @ 10am -1pm
(Pacific time)
Instructor - Dawn Menken

Creating a healthy work culture requires leaders to have a dynamic and fluid skill set that enables them to meet criticism and facilitate polarization in a way that enriches group and organizational awareness.
These are challenging moments for anyone in leadership and require preparation and practice. Leaders who have these skills gain more respect, interact with more ease, and feel more confident.

Participants in this interactive session will learn advanced skills to help leaders:
  • Meet and engage with criticism and attack
  • Respond to polarization in their organizations and businesses
  • Use shortcomings and limitations as an advantage
  • Respond to disturbance and unpredictability
About the Instructor: Dawn Menken, Ph.D, is a certified process worker, group facilitator, conflict resolution educator, workshop leader, and coach. A senior faculty member at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, Dawn has been a co-creator of various Master of Arts programs and supports many of the PW programs world-wide. She is the founder and director of Teens Rise Up, a summer leadership intensive for youth. Dawn enjoys facilitating multi-cultural groups and has worked in organizations, agencies, small businesses, and schools. She is a passionate teacher and facilitator with a special devotion to relationship and building sustainable community. She is the author of Raising Parents Raising Kids: Hands-on Wisdom for the Next Generation, and Speak Out! Talking About Love, Sex, and Eternity, and her recent publication, Facilitating A More Perfect Union: A Guide for Politicians and Leaders.


August 27 @ 6-9 pm
(Pacific time)
Instructor - Anuradha Deb

Leadership is a complex and complicated concept in today's world. Having seen a fundamental panoramic change in the definition of this word and how it is understood, I bring eastern concepts that have helped leaders who I have worked with. In this session the focus is on taking the concepts to a deeper level so that some skills that are taught in the ancient texts that we studied become more meaningful and simple to practice. For example, decision making in a conflict situation can be seen as having many options, all depending on the result that we want from the conflict. The decision making will depend on the extent of detachment and the realization of the role we play in the conflict.

This session will support those in leadership positions with the challenge of handling more and more complexities that effect and determine organizational and employee effectiveness.
About the Instructor: Anuradha Deb, MSC, B Ed, MA, PW Diol. PM (ISABS) and ICF- accredited coach. Mumbai based psychotherapist and transformational coach, Anuradha Deb has been studying and practicing process work since 1992. The first Indian PW Diplomate from the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, she founded the Process Work Institute of India in 1996 with the vision of spreading awareness and education about Arny Mindell’s Process Work in India and surrounding countries.
Anuradha specializes in the areas of Organisational Development, Leadership Development and coaching and has a richness of experience that she considers rare and valuable in this field. Interweaving this experience with eternally applicable Indian and Eastern philosophical / psychological thought, she enriches the experience of leadership training and coaching.
When not in consensus reality, she loves to dance, listen to music and wonder about life in general.


August 28 @ 3-6pm
(Pacific time)
Instructors - Errol Amerasekera & Dawn Menken

In this last session, Errol and Dawn will focus on integration and shared learnings by focusing on innerwork and group experience, as well as the cases and situations that group members would like to share and discuss as we continue to take our leadership into the world.

Take Your Practice to the Next Level

The 2022 PWI Leadership Intensive
August 23-28, 2022

Space is Limited ...

Do I Need Any Special Background To Attend?  

No prior knowledge is required. This intensive will introduce you to a powerful transformational approach to leadership and coaching, developed by Arnold Mindell, PhD, known as Processwork or Process Oriented Psychology.
  For more information, go to the About Processwork page or visit our blog to read diverse perspectives and applications of the work.   

Financial Equity
PWI recognizes the global financial disparities that unequally impact people's opportunities to participate. PWI offers equity options whenever possible. If you wish to attend but are impacted by financial disadvantage, please contact us via email at:

Important Participation Information

Privacy & Recordings

Workshops are recorded to provide on demand access and the opportunity to review and study deeply over time.   Please be aware that workshops are recorded (except for break out groups). If you speak or show your camera, you will become part of the limited time recording, available to other enrolled participants  via the course site. Course site and workshop recordings available until September 30, 2022.


The Intensive is a confidential, adult learning environment. Participant privacy and confidentiality is extremely important for everyone's safety and learning. Please ensure that you keep other participant's personal information private and confidential and do not share identifying details beyond the course participant group. 

Experiential Training

The Leadership Intensive is a confidential, adult learning environment focused on personal and community transformation. The activities may elicit emotional and psychological stress. If you have experienced psychological difficulties either in the past or present that may impact your participation, please consider carefully if this event is right for you. While all care is taken to support individuals, each person is responsible for their own needs and boundaries. By registering for the Intensive, you agree to take personal responsibility for your experience and to seek out support if you need it. 

English Language

The Intensive is taught in English, with an awareness and sensitivity to the experience of those for whom English may be a second (or third or fourth) language. We welcome a multilingual group and ask for shared awareness of the challenges of using English when it is a second language. Participants should ensure they are comfortable with their own level of understanding of English conversation and instruction.