The Cleveland Consulting Group



Hi folks,

Thought you might be interested in this new training being put on by Case Western Reserve University on embodied leadership.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Management is hosting an opportunity for professionals to explore Weatherhead Executive Education's curriculum of seminars, certificates, custom programs for organizations, and coaching services, as well as the Executive MBA program.The space is designed to allow our faculty and guests to mingle and explore mutual interests.

I will be at this special event as I am presenting a Weatherhead Exective Development workshop on March 1, 2012: Leadership Presence: Understanding and Communicating through Body Language...Expand your impact using insight from a new perspective.

I hope to see you at the open house September 29, 2011.
Please pass this on to your professional colleagues who might benefit from this experience.

See information on the program and registration information below.

Jackie Stevenson

May Your Summer be Bountiful

Herb Stevenson

Herb Stevenson, CEO/President
Cleveland Consulting Group

Weatherhead Executive Education Open House

"What you can learn in a single day can change everything"

Date & Time:
Sep 29, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

George S. Dively Building
11240 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7166
United States

Discover learning tracks designed for you and your top talent.

Meet with program faculty to learn about our portfolio of more than 70 programs and certificates.

Network and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres with other senior leaders.

Complimentary parking is available at Ford Garage, located at 1980 Ford Drive (see map). Inform the parking attendant that you are attending an Executive Education event to receive a hangtag for your car, and display in your rearview mirror.

RSVP by September 23 below.

For more information, contact:
Mindy Antonio, Education Coordinator
Weatherhead Executive Education
216.368.5169 or

Gestalt Institute of Cleveland will offer a multi-session workshop beginning in September 2011 on how to better communicate about and gain support for ideas and change initiatives

"Influence. Action. Change!™"
Resistance to Change in Businesses & Organizations

The Bad News: Statistics show that only 30% of change initiatives within businesses succeed and live up to expectations, whether they are significant mergers and acquisitions, implementation of large enterprise resource management (ERP) systems, relocation of corporate headquarters or even relocation of the office supply cabinet. In the book, "Beyond the Wall of Resistance" — a must-read for today's successful businesses - acclaimed author and consultant Rick Maurer delves into the underlying organizational behaviors and ingrained cultural patterns that result in this dismally low success rate.

The Good News: Maurer and noted organizational consultant Dr. Jacqueline McLemore are collaborators in a hands-on professional development program entitled "Influence. Action. Change!™" designed to address the very issues affecting large-scale change initiatives within the business arena.

Many good ideas die a slow, costly death or never take hold because the leaders, managers, or advisors lack the ability to connect fully with the energy and culture of the organization. When a successful outcome depends on having meaningful support, engagement, commitment, or resources of others, the ability to influence and gain that support is paramount.

For most leaders, consultants, coaches, and individual contributors, the ability to influence boards, individuals, teams, and sometimes entire organizations is critical to success. Influence may seem like a "soft skill", yet people who get things done in businesses understand it deeply, especially when everyone is doing more with less.

Influence. Action. Change!™ is a new intensive program tailored for busy lives and demanding schedules, and combines Web-based conversations, group calls, two three-day training sessions at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and one-on-one coaching support to apply the learning back on the job. This program is all about what it takes to get support for ideas; it provides an opportunity to practice, receive feedback, and apply this practical learning on the job.

The workshop opens with a Webcast & Podcast on September 12 and continues with sessions in Cleveland on September 25-28 and Nov 14-16. Individual tuition is $4,200, and groups receive discounts.

Download a PDF brochure or signup at

Additional information and media contacts: Teaching faculty are available for interviews.

Influence. Action. Change! Details

Jacquie McLemore
Faculty Member teaching Influence. Action. Change!

Rick Maurer
Faculty Member teaching Influence. Action. Change!

Dave Patterson
Executive Director Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland is the world's largest Gestalt institute, and one of the finest, for the study, development, and application of Gestalt theory. Its professional and personal development programs draw participants from all over the world. Institute faculty and graduates innovatively apply Gestalt principles to psychotherapy as well as to business, health care, educational, governmental, community, and religious organizations. Currently, the Institute offers workshops and professional training programs and conferences in the areas of human, personal, professional, and organization development.



The Power of Choice

Date to be Announced
Nosara, Costa Rica

Join Executive Coach Herb Stevenson for an exclusive three-day exploration to re-connect with your life purpose in order to live with greater passion and fulfillment.

Herb Stevenson is President/CEO of the Cleveland Consulting Group, Inc. and bridges the worlds of business and spiritual healing. He is a nationally recognized author, trainer, executive coach and management consultant. He has published 26 books on various aspects of banking and business. Herb's expertise in facilitating group discussion and individual goal setting will assure attendees achieve optimum take-home value, leaving the workshop ready to live a more fulfilling life with purpose and passion.

Tierra Magnifica is the premier retreat resort on Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast. Resort owners Steve and Maggie Jacobus will be your weekend hosts, providing an experience guaranteed to induce inspiration and transformation.

Learn more...


Becoming an Effective Organizational Intervener
Program (BEI)

Becoming an Effective Organizational Intervener is a dynamic program for people involved in leadership within organizations whether it be via day-to-day management or organizational change and development. It provides an introduction to the body of knowledge developed in the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Executive and Organization Development programs. In five exciting sessions, participants will explore our overall model and theory base as applied to individual, group, and organizational levels of system. The program offers participants a powerful and integrative opportunity to increase their awareness, knowledge, and skills in order to become more effective interveners in organizations.

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