Cranaleith Master Seminars

Advanced Professional Development For Leaders, Consultants and Facilitators

Since 2012, over 100 leaders and consultants for nonprofit, educational, and religious organizations from the US and Europe have attended Cranaleith Master Seminars for in-depth exploration of the challenging dynamics they face in their work roles.

Using an active and collaborative format for learning, these programs provide experienced leaders with an invaluable resource: protected time, stimulating content, and a supportive group of peers for thinking, planning, and restoration of their vision and energies.

For more information contact Cathy Maguire at 215-934-6206 or

If you would like to discuss the potential fit between your professional development goals and the seminars contact Dr. Marisa Guerin at 215-990-6186 or

Master Class for Consultants and Facilitators: Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship with Integrity
February 21-22, 2018
8:30 am to 8:00 pm on Wed, Feb 21; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Thurs, Feb 22, 2018

Seminar Objectives:
– Exploring the scope and nature of one’s niche in the consulting field and how life experience shapes one’s distinctive strengths and personal style
– Introducing a model for mindfully looking at what is being created in the ongoing negotiating of shared meaning
– Creating sound, mutual and clear work agreements with clients in the context of the complexities of the contracting process
– Clarifying role boundaries; helping clients while maintaining proper and constructive boundaries
– Taking a stand and navigating sensitive power dynamics with integrity

Seminar content will address:
– Attending to the client “story” in a way that creates meaning and invites action – client communication as a dynamic and relational process.
– Appreciating our role biographies– the sources of our distinctive strengths and styles
– Mapping one’s practice niche onto the field of consulting approaches / interventions
– Navigating power, ethics, and courage in the client-consultant relationship
– Avoiding the risks and pitfalls of the pivotal contracting process
– Maintaining appropriate role boundaries versus getting seduced into surrogate
– Cultivating humility, truthfulness and the wisdom of our spiritual traditions as contributions to our work as trusted advisors