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The Creative Force of Resistance

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 9:00 AM until 10:24 AM

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Chapter Professional Development Events
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1 Core, .5 RD
Resistance is a natural and inevitable part of any change process, occurring whenever people anticipate change or confront boundaries. Rather than seeing resistance as an obstacle, we can use it as a way of supporting people and promoting healthy and productive growth and development in leaders and groups. 

By participating in this session, you will learn about the Gestalt perspective on resistance and ways you can use this to increase your impact. You will be better equipped to help leaders and groups engage productively with resistance, resulting in improved outcomes.


Participants will:

  • Heighten awareness of the different forms that resistance might take, and how to distinguish those variations.
  • Learn approaches to creatively engage with resistance at the level of self, individual, and the group.
  • Gain appreciation of resistance as a normal part of any successful intervention.


Presenter:  Michael Randel


Michael Randel founded Randel Consulting Associates and works with a team of associates to support leaders and organizations through change and growth. The focus of his work with leaders and teams is helping them navigate through the complex challenges facing organizations today. As a result of his work, his clients are stronger, more successful and positioned for future growth.  


Michael works at individual, team, organizational and societal levels with the full spectrum of private, public and non-profit organizations. While most of his current work takes place in the United States, Micahel has worked with clients in more than 30 countries. Michael is a graduate of the prestigious International Gestalt Organization and Leadership Development (iGOLD) program.  Learn more at