When Caitlin Walker was invited to speak at the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) European Conference in Sweden in September 2014, little did she know it would result in an explosion of interest in Clean Language throughout Europe. Caitlin had already planned trips to Florida, Malaysia and France for 2015 and the new contacts she made in the ICF resulted in Clean Learning visiting Russia, Switzerland and Finland as well. Caitlin was also invited to be the keynote speaker in Brussels and Madrid – at the start and end of the ICF 2015 European Tour. Finally, through a separate contact, Caitlin visited Brno University in Czechoslovakia to train teacher educators in Clean Language for reflective practice.
Building on this success, Caitlin has already completed a second training in Moscow and will be returning in March this year for a third event. These events are sponsored by the International Coaching Academy who are also going to publish From Contempt to Curiosity in Russian. In December Caitlin returned to BCI Finland for a second time to offer Clean for Teams for business coaches there. Hanna-Kaisa Lindfors from BCI said:
“These 2 days gave me much information about myself - and the workshop also made me more enthusiastic to work with groups and teams, now that I’ve got these fantastic tools!."
Caitlin was also very fortunate to enjoy Helsinki on the lightest and darkest days of the year, and both times Caitlin and Clean were met with a very enthusiastic welcome.
Caitlin will be heading off to Kuala Lumpur between 15th- 24th January to work once again with Anne Munro-Kua Transformations (AMKT), which will be a great chance to follow up on the training she ran with Stuart Clark in April 2015.
An interesting thing about this trip is that Jacqueline Surin, who was at the training in April, and who came to the UK in September for further training and collaboration, has since been sending us video footage of herself delivering Systemic Modelling in the workplace. This has allowed her to gain invaluable feedback and she is now at the stage where she will be able to co-deliver Systemic Modelling training with Caitlin.
One of the things Caitlin finds exciting about going back to Kuala Lumpur is the diverse mix of people that work together. Diverse in spoken language, race and religion and also in the places that they plan to take Clean Language and Systemic Modelling to: from business development to bar tending, and from education to political activism. The diversity of this group resonates with the original ideas that Caitlin had when first developing Systemic Modelling - that it could go anywhere and do anything where human beings want to work collaboratively together.
Following Caitlin’s trip to Florida last January, where she ran a workshop for Equine Assisted Facilitators, she was invited to North Carolina this coming April, where she’ll be running Clean for Teams, a 1-day Introduction to Clean Language and for those lucky people who work with horses - Clean Language and Systemic Modelling for the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Facilitator
Meanwhile, I visited Portland, Oregon last year and my 2016 trip will be my seventh visit – all hosted by the wonderful Bev Martin. After so many trips, I now have many friends in the city and I feel like Portland is a second home, and I can’t wait to see everyone. I am particularly excited that this year I will be training Clean for Teams there for the first as well as Clean Language: Core Skills. The Oregon events are listed here.
Regular Teleseminars and a New Webinar
If you’re thinking of joining us on one of our international – or, indeed, UK – events, and you’d like to ‘meet’ us before you make up your mind – or if you just want to know more about what Clean Language is - we run regular friendly teleseminars, where we offer information about Clean Language, how it works and how it can be applied in your field. We usually demonstrate a short Clean Language session with one or more of the participants, too. Click here to find out more (scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of upcoming events).
In addition to our regular teleseminars, Caitlin has been invited to deliver a webinar for the Mid Atlantic Facilitators Network. It’s a 90 minute webinar on bringing Clean Language and Systemic Modelling into group facilitation and available to anybody who would like to join in the webinar. There’s a small fee of $20 for non-members.
Can’t make it to an event?
If you’re interested in training in Clean Language and you can’t get to one of our events, you can now join in from your own home or office. We recently launched a new online training based on my book, Clean Approaches for Coaches. The next training starts on February 16 and will be co-delivered by Sue Sharp and Martina Foreman, with me dipping in occasionally for extra support.
Alternatively, we are always interested to hear from people who want to get a Clean Community going in their own location. Please contact me to talk about what you’d like to have happen.
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