Upcoming Events in the Ukraine and Russia

   Dear friends  

We are all excited about our upcoming visit to the Ukraine and Russia. They are full of interesting learning events. Thank you to the most amazing teams of DDI Ukraine and DDI Russia with whom we conceptualized this visit. First we are in the Ukraine with several great events organized by the Deep Democracy Institute Ukraine.

First in Kyiv, we have an interview with a journalist of the "Company Management" Journal (Управление Компанией), one of the most read business journals in the Ukraine, on the role of Deep Democracy conflict resolution for business in general, and Ukrainian business in particular. On the following day, we are teaching a masterclass on psychology and leadership at the Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv's largest university. In the late afternoon we will present for the first time "The Business Cockpit", a 1 1/2 hour event in which members of the Ukrainian Business community present their business challenges. In the spirit of the "business clinic", Ellen and Max will take the co-pilot seat, and together with the participant who is presenting the case, they will chart a new course for the business, using additional dimensions to show the economic, emergine and essential landscape. This event is a joint venture between DDI International and KMBS, The Kyiv Mohyla Business School is the largest and best known business school of Kyiv. This event is also sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Kyiv. The Ukrainian Business Channel, a Ukrainian television station, will be present to film the event. Subsequently, Max will join the TV Station for an interview on methods used to develop organizations from the Deep Democracy viewpoint. 

On November 12th, we look forward to our four day seminar, Organizational Transformation Through Evolutionary Leadership, in which we will introduce methods to show the multi-dimensionality of vision for individuals, teams and organizations. Most visions cannot unfold their full potential because they are one dimensional. As a result, they have no psychological power and do not motivate, nor can they be used as a basis for developing multi-dimensional strategies and action plans. We show methods for individuals and teams to discover these dimensions.

We are grateful for our most amazing Ukraine team Yuliya Flippovska, Maria Makukha and Anton Ermolenko for their amazing work. Thanks for an awesome job!!

In Moscow, we are presenting our first ever seminar in the newly founded Deep Democracy Institute Russia. Xenia Kuleshova, who has been active since her teens in citizen diplomacy and international relationships, has co-created with us an amazing program. We are starting out with a press and VIP conference with members of the Russian business community, followed by our 3 day seminar introducing our Deep Democracy Leadership program with coaching, group facilitation, and business and organizational development modules. We have an afternoon of interviews with various journalists and we are looking forward to have a film team present for our entire seminar to produce a first film on Deep Democracy Leadership. After the seminar, we will stay an extra day for interviews and comments from the filmmakers.

DDI Russia is a newcomer on the Processwork Training scene in Russia. Although Max gave the first Process Work seminar in Russia in 1983 at the University of Moscow with Professor Yulia Gippenreiter, none of the DDI trainers are currently involved in any of the other training programs. As a leadership institute, however, we value the importance of relationships with the wider psychological learning community, and in this spirit, offer a community evening for everyone who considers her or himself a learning member, whether or not she or he has taken only one seminar, or has studied for years.. This group process will go down in history! Facilitated by Max and Ellen and some Russian collegues, expect it to be wild and powerful.

These Russian and Ukrainian events are important for us. We are already thinking of our 2012 conference in Yalta, working on the relationships between the members of the Commomwealth of Independent States, the countries that were part of the Soviet Union, and our upcoming visits next year in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The Yalta Conference will bring leaders from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, from the Caucasus countries Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, and from Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia together. In case any of these events and ideas are stimulating to you, please contact us at info@deepdemocracyinstitute. Or find more information in Russian and Ukrainian at www.ddi.in.ua or www.deepdemocracy.ru

with best wishes
Max and Ellen Schupbach

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Sunday, 07. November 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG4 comments

Certification Tracks Deep Democracy Institute

We are enjoying to formulate our training ideas and certification options, including our Deep Democracy Diploma. Download a Powerpoint presentation here, on the various options you have to specialize in Deep Democracy Coaching, Deep Democracy Facilitation, Deep Democracy Organizational Development, and Conflict Resolution.

You can also watch the presentation as videos in two parts:

Part 1


Part 2

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Sunday, 19. September 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, US BLOG0 comments

Эволюционное лидерство

Дорогие друзья, мы получаем хорошие отзывы о статье о видении, стратегиях и эволюционном лидерстве, которую напечатали в украинском деловом журнале "&Стратегии". Мы благодарим редактора за предоставленную возможность распространить эту статью среди друзей. 

Эволюционное лидерство

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Thursday, 16. September 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, Pусскоязычный Блог Russian Blog0 comments

Evolutionary Leadership Article

We  got good feedback for my article on Vision, Strategy and Evolutionary Leadership, which appeared in the Ukrainian business journal "Strategy" this month. We thank them for the permission to distribute it.

Evolutionary Leadership, Strategy, Nr. 9, 2010, English Translation

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Thursday, 16. September 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG0 comments

New International Deep Democracy Programs


We are excited to have completed a first experimental beta version of our international Deep Democracy training programs. They are designed so that in a dynamic process, you can create your own learning path within the parameters of these four elements:

Learning Environment: 

Seminars - Webinars - Coaching Sessions - Peer Learning - Assignments - Projects - Internships - etc.


Deep Democracy Leadership with specializations in

Deep Democracy Coaching - DD Large Group Facilitation - DD Organizational Change Management - and DD Conflict Resolution.

Personal Guiding Team

A group of 3 experts, 2 of them Processworkers.

3 DDI Certifications

DDI Certificate - DDI Excellence - DD Diploma

According to your particular possibilities, (Palestine !), interests, resources, and of course learning path, you can study at one or several of our locations, for example:

San Francisco - Nairobi - Amsterdam - Moscow - Portland - Palestine - Valencia - Ukraine - Paris - Hanoi.

Find more here !

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Monday, 23. August 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, EUROPEAN BLOG, مدونة اللغة العربية - Arabic Blog, Pусскоязычный Блог Russian Blog, US BLOG0 comments

New Blog Banner

We have a new blog banner, as the frequent readers of this blog might notice. Sigurd Koeleman (www.madebysigurd.nl) is the artist. Ellen and I, Max, ran into him a few months ago while strolling through the Amsterdam art scene and loved his work- and have become friends in the course of the whole adventure. For us, it brings the spontaneity of graffiti, the mixing of many parallel worlds, and the fun informal spirit that drives our team together. Thank you Sigurd for supporting the Deep Democracy Institute with your art. We really appreciate it. Check out his website, there is some great stuff there.


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Monday, 16. August 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG3 comments

Russian Translation of our Invitation for Advisory Council for 2012 CIS Conference

 Институт Глубинной Демократии (www.deepdemocracyinstitute.org) планирует в октябре 2012 года провести конференцию, посвященную лидерству, независимости и сотрудничеству. Мы надеемся собрать лидеров разных областей - социального строительства, бизнеса, религии, науки и политики. Мы будем давать рекламу и приглашать людей из Центральной Азии, Кавказского региона, Беларусии, России, Молдовы и Украины. Сейчас мы хотели бы пригласить вас присоединиться к консультативному совету для помощи в диалоге о возможных "горячих темах" и выборе хорошего места для конференции.
 Спасибо за рассмотрение.
 Пожалуйста дайте нам знать, если вы согласны присоединиться к консультационной группе - тогда мы занесем ваш мейл в список участников обсуждения. Обсуждение будет на английском, русском или другом языке по вашему выбору на ящике DDI2012@googlegroups.com  
 Макс и Эллен Шупбах, Deep Democracy Institute, 2012@deepdemocracyinstitute.org

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Friday, 30. July 2010 • DDI INTERNATIONAL BLOG, Pусскоязычный Блог Russian Blog0 comments