October 3, 2014 - October 12, 2014


Dr. Max Schupbach, Dr. Ellen Schupbach, Dr. Ruth Weyermann, Dr. Josef Helbling

Stakeholders Across Teams, Brands, Communities, Religions and Nations

10 days of immersion in learning the unique depth psychology approach of Processwork and Deep Democracy in order to

  • Enhance your personal and professional development.

  • Lead and facilitate diverse teams of up to 30 people for better and more effective collaboration, resolve conflict, and achieve high impact.

  • Lead and facilitate diverse groups of up to a 1000 people through conflict into common ground and new initiatives.

Interested in this course? We have a facebook page with more details, including the faculty, photos of past intensives, location etc. on www.facebook.com/intensiveddi 

Process Work is a new paradigm that brings out the deepest selves of individuals, the underlying spirits of teams and organizations, and the invisible unity that is present in the midst of diversity, conflict, and strife.  It can be used to coach individuals, facilitate teams and organizations, and lead and support national and international processes across communities and borders. It is a scientific model that integrates perspectives from physics, psychology, and complexity science.  It is a community building approach and a conflict resolution model that works with the entirety of information that is present within a system. And, it is more than that.  For those of us who are searching for awareness and meaning in difficulties, conflicts, and challenges, it is also a way of life.  Our 10 Day Intensive Courses are meant for learners who are looking for total immersion with other learners from various cultural and professional backgrounds.

Typically, the group is composed of 80-100 participants from all continents, business and nonprofit leaders, artists, scientists, politicians, coaches and therapists, change management experts, and community leaders. Additionally, participants represent different religions and spiritual communities, as well as different political directions. They hold opposing views on just about anything and everything—however, they also share the belief that awareness and facilitation can make our personal development and the development of organizations and nations less difficult and more effective.

This is a full immersion learning experience including linear, theoretical learning in mini lecture style, inner work and personal development in dyads, and group facilitation practice with other learners.  Special daily focus will be placed on your own project development and implementation, and how to apply what you learn to your situation “back home.”  This will interweave organically within the format of large and small group processes.

There will be opportunities for individual coaching, case presentation, and case studies. The course language is English. Expect a multilingual group with different levels of English mastery, and a process that focuses on understanding one another in large and small group environments. (Some will create whisper translation in clusters during the theoretical presentations.)

Please join us for our Third Annual 10 Day Intensive in Yalta, Ukraine, from October 3-12, 2014. Please inquire early for work scholarships!!

Yalta is situated on the Crimea Peninsula on the Black Sea. We have chosen dates for the course during a time that the weather in the region is still warm, so you can swim in the Black Sea.  Yalta has had a dramatic and amazing history, and is known by many for the Yalta Conference, where governing superpowers met together after the second World War to create a new world order.  For many, this was a controversial conference, as it excluded many stakeholders.  We, the Deep Democracy Institute, believe that we are maturing as human beings.  We are learning and practicing ways to create a future together that includes all voices and supports diversity and conflict as well as differences in unity within a dynamic flow that we call Process.

Our conference location is the Kichkine Hotel. It is the former palace of Romanov family (19th century) located within an ancient cypress and juniper forest, the venue is located near the famous Swallow’s Nest Castle, named by National Geographic as one of the top 30 "must see" locations of the world.  If you would like to stay in the hotel, we have special room rate.  All intensive participants will receive a 10% discount. There is a variety of 11 different (wonderful!) room possibilities, with prices (one room / 2 person occupancy) ranging from Euro 50 to Euro 170.  If you would like to room with other participants, please let us know and we can help to arrange this. We also assist with finding additional alternative lodging possibilities nearby.

Stay Posted for the detailed program

Who will be there? Participants from over 30 countries from Africa, Asia, South, Central and North America, Europe and Australia


English (with the whisper translation into Russian)


1350 EU (1200 EU if received by May 10, 2014)
ask about some work scholarship possibilities


Intensive Coordination

Phone: +31 (20) 8081518

Email: ddi-intensive@deepdemocracyinstitute.org


October 3, 2013 10:00 AM

October 12, 2013 1:00 PM


Yalta on the Black Sea in Crimea, Ukraine