Open Events

Harthill's 2019 programme of inspiring, creative and practical events aims to develop and extend the capabilities of those working with the Leadership Development Framework and Profile.  

The Alchemist

Facilitators Philip Hayton, David Rooke and Jenny Mackewn

3rd - 4th September 2019 

Venue Gorse Hill, Woking

£775  - independent consultants / public sector and not-for-profit organisations

£895  - for profit organisations

Fee includes: all workshop materials, meals and refreshments, one night’s accommodation

Late Stages of development in meaning-making are often described in ways that make them seem mysterious, mystical, spiritual, super-human or heroic. This framing, if true at all, is surely less than half the story. The ‘Alchemist’ Action Logic has also been described as an ‘Integrated’ and ‘Construct Aware’ stage of development, which points to other aspects. These are particularly important to grasp if we are to help ourselves, others, and our fields to develop more fully. 

How can we, as people interested in the development of others and of ourselves, support both the transition towards this ‘third tier’ operating and the, often turbulent, experience of heading into Alchemist?   

This workshop is intended to help us all think together into that question – a rare opportunity to explore the developmental perspective with colleagues interested in the field of adult development, open to exploring their own perspectives and willing to inquire into how their (own) Alchemist shows up in the world.  The learning we embark on together will open up a more rounded and grounded picture of later stage development, with the ‘Alchemist’ Action Logic as a focus.  Over the two days that we work together we will :

•  Experientially explore a range of 'Alchemistic states' and practices to help build our awarenesses of the transitory states which eventually build into a more consistent feel of 'stage'.  We will draw on somatics, process work, constellations and even touch on some shamanic or spiritual practices which allow access to these new states of being.

•  Review the current 'state of play' within the constructivist developmental theories about the Alchemist stage with exacting rigour, bringing theoretical  perspectives of what characterises the meaning-making of this late stage. 

•  Collectively bring our own experience of Alchemist meaning-making – drawing on our self-observations of the patterns of thought, emotion, spiritual and physical awareness. 

•  Draw on direct experience of others as they make meaning-making and act into the world, by consulting with several people who profile at Alchemist (and still work in the 'real world'!) in order to explore their patterns of thought and how they seek to manifest these in the world.

The workshop will of course be mainly experiential and conversational in its format - we will pay great attention to the unfolding dialogue we are creating together.  We look forward to engaging in some very serious play with you and with others who want to think and experience effectively into this space.

To book or for further information email

The Achiever - consolidating and moving on

Facilitators Philip Hayton

11th and 18th October 1-4:30pm

Venue Online

£150 + VAT

53% of corporate leaders have profiled at the Achiever Action Logic.  In one large tech company fully 80% of leaders profiled as Achievers.  In the complex and ambiguous organisational environments of today capacities beyond those of Achievers are critical. It seems clear we need to become more effective in enabling the transition from this conventional Action Logic.  

This online workshop over two Friday afternoons, has two purposes; to explore:

•          Supporting individuals to develop later stage capabilities

•          Engaging organisations to create the context in which later stage capabilities may thrive.

Supporting individuals to develop later stage capabilities

We will work with two recordings of interviews with leaders profiled at Achiever Action Logic to explore how coaches can identify where there is an emerging appetite for transition in individuals and we will explore strategies for supporting individuals who find themselves residing at Achiever and yet sense a capacity for something different.   The intention of this session is that you extend your existing strategies, tools and practices for supporting the development of Achiever leaders.

Engaging organisations to create the context in which later stage capabilities may thrive

A key issue for many leaders as they start a transition from Achiever concerns the degree to which the organisation is ready for them!  As one participant said recently “Can we create the conditions in which I can experiment with these (later stage capabilities) without being ‘tissue-rejected’ ?”  This is a complex and deeply seated issue – there are no magic bullets, and there are some approaches we can take that are more, rather than less, useful.  The intention of this session is that you extend your awareness of and ability to create the organisational conditions in which development beyond Achiever may thrive.

Email Lynn to book! 

Transforming your LDF Practice

Facilitators Philip Hayton and David Rooke

6th - 8th November 2019

Venue West Dean College, Chichester, UK

Fee – 20% early-bird discount on prices below for bookings received before the 15th July
Category 1: Private sector including multi-person consultancies £2790+VAT
Category 2: Publicly funded organisations £2490+VAT
Category 3: Independent consultants and charities £1995+VAT
Fee includes: workshop materials, meals, refreshments and overnight accommodation on 6th and 7th November

The complexity and simplicity of a person’s meaning-making creates a challenging tension in supporting development.  Triangulating a client’s story, meaning-making infrastructures, and opportunities to grow can co-produce an alchemical space for Transforming your LDF Practice is a deep dive into your developmental practice with clients, using the LDF.  It is a space for shared learning about emerging theory and principles that are radically reshaping our understanding of the LDF and its applications.  There will be plenty of practice in an intimate cohort.  The event is facilitated by David Rooke and Dr Philip Hayton at the beautiful West Dean College.  The developmental intent is, first, to bring your thinking and practice to the ‘next level’ and, second, to resource a cohort of advanced LDF practitioners working with the latest ideas.  
The complexity and simplicity of a person’s meaning-making creates a challenging tension in supporting development.  Triangulating a client’s story, meaning-making infrastructures, and opportunities to grow can co-produce an alchemical space for deeply developmental inquiry.  It takes a cool head, a big-picture of human development, and a working mastery of the granular details.  This training supports this with enhanced thinking about the LDF principles, practices, and perspectives. 
This Advanced LDF Training Intensive brings experienced, authorised LDF practitioners into a playful, purposeful, informative and practice-focused space for reflection and new learning. 

The programme encompasses: 

A deep dive into developmental practices relevant to all of the key Action Logics and how to shape them for a specific client
Profiling and debriefing your own choice of practice ‘client’ ahead of the workshop, using a free SCF, to be used anonymously within the workshop
Advanced training in SCF interpretation, with a fresh pick of SCFs across the LDF spectrum.
The new and significantly enhanced LDF profile, with the thinking and knowledge behind its updates (coming soon!)
An opportunity to continue exploring your own development as an integral part of your practice
Space to play with conventional and post-conventional ‘sense-making’, at the beautiful West Dean College, Chichester.
Programme design 
We offer a deliberately developmental and playful space for seasoned LDF practitioners. You bring a client’s SCF and Profile to the training having already debriefed it. Together, we use advanced theory and practice to inform, explore, and refine your work. Following the programme there will be two follow-up webinars for further integration. As a whole, the programme extends the reach, depth and impact of your capacity to support the development of your clients. 
Email Lynn to book!