Leadership Training and Workshops
I’m a Certified Gracious Space Facilitator offering workshops and training through Leadership Montana.
I’ve spent years training staff across multi-state corporations in Gracious Space as a part of leadership development programs, helping them incorporate the tenets of Gracious Space into their culture.
Whether you’re looking to address your organization’s culture or to improve outcomes, I’m happy to customize the curriculum to your specific needs and current challenges.
Recently, PacificSource adopted the tenets of Gracious Space as an integral element of corporate culture, and saw marked improvement in team relations and collaboration as a result, with my module consistently ranked as the most valuable section of the training by participants.
About Gracious Space
Gracious Space is a core body of work developed by the Center for Ethical Leadership which has helped over 15,000 people in 30 states and 45 countries to work better together around critical issues. The Center has created and used Gracious Space in many sectors, including health care, business, government, community, nonprofit, and schools.
Most groups are made up of well-meaning people who nevertheless find themselves in situations of conflict with others. Whether the project is a leadership development program, community initiative, difficult conversation on race, a reorganization, performance appraisal, coaching conversation, new vision, mission or strategic plan, a new team, or mediation – Gracious Space can make the relationships stronger and the work flow more creatively.
Gracious Space is inherently a process that values inclusion and diversity, many communities organizations find it to be an essential part of their racial equity strategy.
Jen Hensley introduced me to Gracious Space through the leadership work we were doing together in the organization where I am working. As with many things, hearing about it was not the same as experiencing it. Jen was the facilitator in my first experience with Gracious Space. She was professional in her delivery and empathic in her approach as she worked with each of us as we learned in public.
My first experience with Jen and Gracious Space changed how I approached organizational development within my organization by working towards suspending judgements and encouraging collaboration between all our staff. This started in 2017 and continues today to be the foundation of healthy dialogue and trust within the organization.
Keith Bennett MAEd | Ed.D. | LEAD | Senior Learning and Development Generalist | Learning & Organizational Development
Jen is truly gifted at making complex issues understandable. Her approachable style and relatability makes everyone in a room feel connected and heard.
I trust Jen with everything from ensuring every event detail is flawless to leading heavy conversations on pressing issues. There is nothing she can’t do.
Chantel Schieffer | President & CEO | Leadership Montana