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Immersion in Relational Intelligence

23 & 24 February 2023, RDS, Dublin

9 am - 5 pm with lunch included

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At the core of high performing teams are trust, connection and collective effectiveness. While these are sought by many teams, they are achieved by few. Our proposed solution involves building the ‘Relational Intelligence’ of each individual and the team. We are all familiar with Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) however, few focus on ‘Relational Intelligence’.

Glenn Treacy and John Fitzsimons will present a two day experiential immersion in Relational Intelligence: a fusion of Gestalt theory and Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication framework. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is currently enjoying a resurgence  in the field of executive training and organisational development as Rosenberg’s approach, developed in the 70s and 80s, is increasingly applied in business and corporate settings. Gestalt, the foundation of best in class organisational development and coaching programmes, provides a robust approach to relationality while NVC provides a structure that is supportive and pragmatic enabling participants to make real changes in their listening and communication after the workshop.

“If you are looking for an opportunity to experience great inner work and work with amazing colleagues, Glenn and John will provide the space that will leave you with greater awareness and certainly stronger Relational Intelligence.”

At a simplistic level, people have feelings and emotions and these are a manifestation of underlying needs that are either being met or not. However, most people struggle to connect their feeling or emotion to an underlying need. We can meet some of these needs ourselves however, some are met by others. When needs are not being met within a team, it causes dysfunction. When we are clear on our needs, and are able to communicate them whereby they can be met by the team, we flourish as individuals and as a team.

“This was a powerful two days of connection, reflection and learning. I came away with new thinking and new tools which will make a big difference to how I engage in challenging conversations and conflict situations.”

When Satya Nadella started as CEO of Microsoft in February 2014, he insisted all of his leadership team read one book: ‘Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life’ by Marshall Rosenberg. This course is based on his work. While his work applies across any sphere of life, it has been proven to be very effective in business.

I would highly rate the quality and relevance of Glenn and John’s work to any individuals, teams or organisations that are seeking transformational change in effective communication. The relational intelligence programme provides a unique and valuable space for personal development and learning.”


Day 1 will introduce the model and the key concepts by experiential structures in dyads and triads and using a minimum of theory. NVC represents a paradigm shift in communication so experiencing the effect of this approach is key.

Day 2 will concentrate on practical applications. We will show how you can empower your effectiveness in professional life and coaching and use NVC to help your colleagues and/or coachees.

On completion of the training you will be able to:

  • Handle difficult conversations with skill
  • Give direct and honest feedback in a way that brings about natural changes in behaviour
  • Develop an understanding of the type of communication that brings about collaboration and co-operation
  • Understand the patterns of their conflict and how to avoid them
  • Use self-empathy to avoid your “buttons” getting pressed in challenging situations
  • Understand how respectfully listening with empathy makes others feel truly heard and allow them to hear the true concerns that often lie behind their words

Location: RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Date: February 23rd & 24th 2023
Time: 9 am – 5 pm with lunch included
Cost: €995 (25% discount for self funded)

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