Virtual Leadership, Challenges of Change w/ David Sibbet and Gisela Wendling

Join us for our regular interactive virtual meeting! Our special guests will be David Sibbet Gisela Wendling from The Grove Consultants International. David and Gisela are experienced change and OD consultants who are historically experienced in and are now fully adapted to virtual work. They will share archetypal frameworks for thinking about leadership and change, as well as learning from a range of engagements supporting leaders in adapting to the new online and blended environment. They will provide examples from their recent books, Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management and Organization Change and Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change. They will address both the inner dynamics and the outer structures needed to support change.

David Sibbet is CEO and founder of The Grove Consultants International, leaders in using visually based tools and services that enable organization, teams and individuals to successfully envision and implement innovation and change. He incorporates panoramic/real-time visualization with well-designed group processes that blend rigorous work on issues with leadership and team development. David and his Grove team regularly design and lead strategy, visioning, creativity, future-forces, leadership development, and large-scale system change processes for clients throughout the world. David holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a BA in English from Occidental College. He was awarded a Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in 1965 to study metropolitan public affairs in Los Angeles. He is author of many books including the Visual Facilitation series from Wiley & Sons, which includes Visual Meetings, Visual Teams, Visual Leaders, and Visual Consulting. In 2013 the Organization Development Network awarded David it’s Lifetime Achievement Award. For further information, explore and

Gisela Wendling, PhD is The Grove’s vice-president of global learning, a senior consultant, and co-author (with David Sibbet) of the just-released Visual Consulting: Designing & Leading Change, fourth book in Wiley’s Visual Facilitation Series.  Gisela has extensive experience in designing and facilitating small and large group multi-stakeholder processes and change initiatives. Her expertise is based in more than 25 years of working and consulting with a wide range of private and public organizations. Pairing a systems perspective with process-oriented, dialogic and visual approaches, she creates unique opportunities for interactive, content-rich, outcome-focused and transformative change for her clients. Gisela also co-directs The Global Learning & Exchange Network (The GLEN), hosted by The Grove, supporting the evolution of collaboration within and across organizations, communities and cultures. Gisela received a doctorate from the School of Human and Organization Development from Fielding Graduate University, and she was the director of the Masters Program in Organization Development at Sonoma State University. Her deep appreciation for cultural differences and how to bridge them is informed by field experiences in Peru, Africa, and Australia, as well as being German-born and raised.  For further information explore and


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