Introductory Systemic Training

Posted: 19th January 2023

The purpose of this 3-day workshop is to introduce you to the essential principles, method and skills of Systemic Leadership through Coaching and Constellations. It will help you begin to integrate this profound systemic lens and some powerful tools – such as constellating in one-to-one and team settings and diagnostic constellations of wider systems – into your existing practice of coaching or catalysing others through change.

This programme is run in partnership with The Whole Partnership and in collaboration with the Centre for Systemic Constellations (UK). It is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for Continuing Coaching Education (19.5 CCEUs).

Who is it for?

  1. Executive coaches and change agents (external or internal)

  2. Leaders or managers in all sectors who are supporting others through transformation and change, and who wish to integrate a systemic perspective and methodology into their work

  3. Coaches who have completed related systemic programs, such as the ORSCTM training, who wish to deepen their constellating capacity and understanding of the thought framework behind this approach

  4. Facilitators and actors working in the fields of stewardship, land reform, regenerative economy, place-making and bioregionalism, as this programme is being hosted at Falkland Estate

What will you learn from the programme?

  • Understand the key principles, history and sources of this work, and the CLEAR method of Systemic Leadership Coaching & Constellations

  • Use CLEAR – and a constellating methodology – in both 1-1 coaching and team coaching contexts, as well as setting up simple Diagnostic Constellations of wider systems, so that you help yourself and your clients rapidly gain a systemic “overview” on the nature of their challenges

  • Map issues and systems in different ways (desktop-style or with floor markers and use of human representatives) so that you can work flexibly in different contexts

  • Understand, both experientially and conceptually, the ‘Hidden Orders’ that shape systems, enabling organisational change and well-being

  • Find the most empowering ‘place’ in relation to the coachee (or team) and wider organisation, and understand what this approach requires of the coach in terms of ‘stance’, presence & capacity

  • Put all this together, so as to strengthen your capacity to coach and help others


This three-day Introduction to the Essentials programme is dual-certified by both a leading coaching body and a leading systemic training body specialising in this work. First, it is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), for Continuing Coaching Education and 19.5 CCEUs.

Second, it is also certified by, and run in association with, the Centre for Systemic Constellations (UK), the UK’s largest and oldest training body and faculty in this work, which runs trainings in Systemic Constellations worldwide.

Completion of this course enables entry to the longer 12-day Practitioner Certification part of our Systemic Leadership Coaching with Constellations Programme – known as COLPI. You may also be interested in our courses exploring a systemic approach to personal and organisational purpose, and conflict transformation.

What People Say

“These programmes [Essentials and COLPI] provide much more than building skills in applying Systemic Coaching and Constellations in organisations, they opens doors and windows to unanticipated personal and professional vistas, achievements and breakthrough, led with skilful wisdom.”- Robin Burgess, Executive Coach & Consultant, NHS Scotland Leadership Programme

“Excellent, superb even”- Jason Nickels, Business Psychologist and Scrum Master, Intellectual Property Office (IPO) 

“ Incredibly helpful…it’s a deeply insightful and revealing process, which you handle with great skill and sensitivity”- Hugh Evans, Director of Executive Education, Henley Business School

“You hold a fabulous teaching space around this work, and create a really powerful container for experiential learning and transformation... deeply supportive and inspiring. The work is profound and your leadership and experience do it real justice”.- Joey Walters, Coach and Founder, Women at the Heart of Leadership


Let us know if you're interested in this programme by emailing us at and we'll add you to our waiting list so that you're first to hear when new dates are announced.


Falkland Palace
East Port, Falkland, Cupar

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We are privileged to hold the Introduction to the Essentials Programme at Falkland Estate, which enables us to offer a spacious 3-day experience with ample opportunity to explore the natural landscape. You might also like to join a catered Community Sharing event being arranged, to meet and talk with others training and applying systemic constellations in organisations. We are delighted to be hosted by Ninian Stuart for this programme in Scotland. A keen proponent of systemic principles and practice, Ninian has applied a systemic lens to his ground-breaking work in land reform and stewardship for many years.

As an added bonus, we will have exclusive access off-season to Falkland Palace, Ninian’s family home. Ninian will be happy to share more about the fascinating history and exciting future of this beautiful part of Fife, and about the estate’s role now as a place of thoughtful stewardship and community education. Falkland is under an hour from Edinburgh and close to Perth and Dundee. We will provide a list of some suggested places to stay for those coming from further afield!


Sarah James Wright is a coach, consultant, facilitator, trainer and Organisational Constellations practitioner. In 2008 (following a successful 20-year career in marketing) she trained extensively, at practitioner and advanced level, in Systemic Coaching and Constellations. This led to supporting consultancy and training as a Partner in The Whole Partnership prior to the co-founding of GenerativeWork.Space. She has since extended her learning in Theory U, Spiral Dynamics and the creation of ‘Teal’ organisations, wisdom traditions and mindfulness techniques. She is an established coach on the American Express Leadership Academy and has held a number of intergenerational Women’s Circles.  Part of several conscious business networks, Sarah is a regular facilitator at international conferences and events and is also a member of the Good Business Club. She was a founding Director of Forest Row Community Energy Co-op. Sarah has been a Buddhist practitioner and teacher for many years. She has a first degree in Law and a post-graduate qualification in Social Research. 


£1,180 + VAT (Organisationally sponsored) £944 with EB Discount
£890 + VAT (3rd sector and small consultancies) £712 with EB Discount
£590 + VAT (Self-sponsored) £472 with EB Discount
£290 + VAT (CSC student) £232 with EB Discount

Early Bird rates offering a 20% discount, as well as an additional 10% discount on multi-person team bookings. Enter the promo code EARLYBIRD20 at the checkout to claim this.

A limited number of bursaries are available, particularly to support young people to attend.


There is a leaflet here with more information.

To register, visit this site, scroll to the bottom, click "Buy Tickets," select the package you would like, and then you are confirmed!

For further enquiries, please email Naomi at The Whole Partnership:

Interview with Ninian

You may also enjoy listenening to GenerativeWork Podcast’s interview with Ninian of Falkland Estate, as this energising conversation gives more information about his work and the systemic approach. On all common streaming platforms.