Sarus Alumni Workshop 2016

Join us for an exciting weekend!

We are incredibly excited to announce this year’s Alumni Workshop, and even more excited at the huge opportunity Sarus has been given to merge our alumni gathering with a professionally facilitated Organizational Workshop. Due to popular demand by Sarus alumni, we have brought in an external facilitator, Beth MacDonald, to lead this year’s alumni workshop. Typically, this intensive Organizational Workshop is very expensive and offered to large companies, but Sarus has been given a unique opportunity to host the workshop with our alumni for a once-a-year pro bono rate. More information on the workshop can be found below - we promise you will not want to miss this fantastic experience! In addition to the Organizational Workshop, we will have activities that allow alumni to share stories and reconnect.

Basic Info

  • Date: Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1. Attendees must commit to being present for the entirety of the workshop.

  • Location: Kampot, Cambodia

  • Cost: 50 USD - covers all cost of transport, accommodations, and food. Scholarships available. For more information on scholarships, please email Sylvia.

  • Spots available: There are only 22 spots available for the workshop. Attendance is first come first serve, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

  • RSVP: If you wish to attend, you must RSVP to Sylvia at by April 1. When you RSVP, you are 100% committing to your attendance and participation in the workshop. If you RSVP ‘yes’ and then decide later that you are unable to attend, you will still be charged the 50 USD attendance fee.

The 'Organizational Workshop' Info & Objectives

Using unique, immersive exercises and strategic frameworks grounded in our proven

methodology, the Organizational Workshop shapes leaders with lasting impact. It translates to everything they do when they leave. That means, the investments made in their growth and development will pay off now and for many years to come.

How It Works

The Organizational Workshop gets to the heart of partnership in organization life – why

partnership is critical to organizational success, what gets in the way of it developing, and

the role of leaders in making it happen. Here, participants are given a whole new lens for

seeing, understanding and moving past the roadblocks to success. They are dropped into

roles as top executives, middle managers, workers and customers interacting in a fast-paced environment, experiencing situations that regularly occur in these positions. Very

quickly it all becomes real–just like what they face day-to-day.

In combination with these engaging, high-energy activities, there are practical strategic

frameworks based on the work of Barry Oshry. These frameworks help participants make

sense of what they’re learning and enable them to connect to experiences in their own

organizations. The application activities help keep the lessons alive once participants are

back at work.

This total immersion experience gets participants thinking in their heads and feeling it in

the guts, producing a lasting impact that carries over to all the critical change and growth

initiatives they are involved in.

At the Organizational Workshop participants:

  • Focus on systemic conditions rather than personalities

  • Identify predictable, dysfunctional patterns and how to avoid them

  • Deal with the root, not the symptom, of the problem

  • Clearly see the underlying issues standing in the way of success

  • Gain an appreciation for the difficult issues people deal with at all levels of the organization

  • Learn strategies for building successful partnerships that make successful organizations

What Participants Come Away With:

Throughout the Organizational Workshop participants are taught vital new perspectives about organizational life. But the real value is putting that learning into action. They walk away energized, motivated and better able to successfully lead their organization.

  • They'll be more in touch with issues others in the organization are facing and better able to deal with them constructively.

  • They'll work more effectively up, down, and across organizational lines.

  • They'll have the ability to break down bureaucratic barriers to create productive new synergies.

  • They'll be able to provide leadership that addresses issues systemically rather than personally.

In short, they are significantly more primed to help your organization succeed. They

better understand system dynamics. They have frameworks for applying their learning.

And, most important, their learning will stay with them for years to come. So investments

in them–today, tomorrow or in the future–will work that much harder, accelerating the

impact of your leadership development initiatives.

(Source: Power and Systems°©‐with-°©‐impact/organization-°©‐workshop.html)

We are so excited for you to join us this year! Please RSVP as soon as possible!

If you have any questions, please email Sylvia -