Welcome to The GLEN's New Site

The Global Learning & Exchange Network

A Continuous Learning  Arm of The Grove Consultants International



We are a community of change champions committed to creating a brighter future through better collaboration and leadership. We lead with generosity, lean into inquiry, share ideas and insights, and publish learning tools for the common good. 


Our members design and host exchanges to lean into inquiry, test new ideas, and share insights with dynamic colleagues in relational spaces that invite transformation.

We meet Fridays in an informal café gathering on Zoom.

Check the Exchanges page for all programs.

Aug 8, 2024

  9:00-10:30 PDT

An Interactive Exchange with David Sibbet

Visionary Leadership &The Grove's Strategic Visioning System: Origins & Theory

Join David Sibbet for an exploration of the origins of the Grove's approach to support visionary leaders with its Strategic Visioning methods. He will provide insight into this innovation and the reasons that the graphic templates associated with this process are go-to resources for strategy consultants and facilitators,

This session will address:

  • Why integrating traditional strategy methods with visioning became so important in the 1990s.
  • The roots of The Grove's strategy work in Arthur M. Young's Theory of Process and Rob Eskridge's adaptation to strategy with his Growth Management Process.
  • How Ed Classen got The Grove to develop graphic templates that any good consultant could use, without having to draw.
  • Why interactive engagement is so critical to strategy ownership.
  • How graphic templates can be used lie Lego blocks to design stragegic process.
  • How the Four Flows of process inform the approach.
  • Why the model has a figure eight architecture.
  • How digital work has transformed The Grove's strategy approaches.
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The GLEN sponsors partner-led programs with The Grove and others that support the GLEN's purpose.

  • We are partnering with The Grove on David Sibbet's upcoming Grove¬†Origins Project, which will build on the¬†initial origins and history of Grove methodologies.
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Learning Resources

Study our learning resources and support your professional development in a self-paced way.


Explore ideas interactively with a community of peers - both face-to-face and online.


Collaborate on action learning projects to address important challenges.

“There is not a shortage of resources,

there is a shortage of consciousness.‚ÄĚ

‚Äď Thomas H√ľbl



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The GLEN is an independent self-organizing network. It was begun in 2015 by The Grove Consultants International, a full service organization development firm established in 1977. The GLEN is an important community-centered part of the Grove eco-system. The Grove supports through direct involvement, help with the web site and supporting member-related programs.


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