Participatory Methodology

GLI’s philosophy of empowerment and facilitation can be summarized by these words from Anthony Silard, GLI’s Founder and President:

In any decision-making process, it’s the person or people who participate in making the decision who gain power from the process. For executives to get anything at all out of a workshop, they have to share their own expertise, make decisions with respect to what they want to learn, and engage each other in dialogue and other interactive exercises around issues they consider important. This is particularly important in the case of leaders, who don’t like to be led.

GLI has developed the leadership conference model using a participatory methodology. The primary goal is for executives to actively participate and share their expertise with other executives in order to distill Best Practices in leadership and management which they can take back to their companies after the conference.

All leadership workshops facilitated by GLI are participatory and include a max. 50% presentation/lecture time and min. 50% time for experiential, interactive exercises including presentations, dialogue, Q&A, dramatizations, 1-on-1 interviews and group projects. In other words, if a session is 1.5 hours, at most 45 minutes of that session will be lecture and the other 45+ minutes will be interactive.


Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan
3 December 2018 | 7:00 pm

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Live the Life You Have Imagined
26 November 2018 | 7:00 pm

Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships
6 November 2018 | 3:00 am