A Monthly Learning Exchange

Dates for 2020

February to November 2020 (excluding July & August)

February 10
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 29
July & August – No Meetings
September 21
October 19
November 16


Those interested in the skilled application of Bowen theory to business and organizational leadership are invited to advance their use of theory, their management of self, and their skill in bettering the performance of those they coach, lead, or advise. These interactive web meetings will offer a dynamic dialogue where theory and practice questions are engaged. Participants will present in a variety of ways, including case studies, presentations on a general topic, and the articulation of questions on theory or practice. The program will be limited to 12 participants and 3 facilitators. The meeting will be recorded for access by participants only.

This meeting is designed for those familiar with Bowen theory including:

  • Experienced or Beginning Organizational Coaches and Consultants
  • Business and Organizational Leaders
  • Professional Advisors
  • Family Business Executives


The BTO learning community is for professionals who have engaged in a disciplined study of the foundations of Bowen theory, including engaging the ideas toward Differentiation of Self in their own families, and who are now working to apply the theory to their work in organizations. Applicants are expected to have completed basic training such as the Bowen Center’s Online Introduction to Bowen Theory Program, the Postgraduate Program, or similar training at one of the Bowen Center’s recognized network centers. Coaching with a well-trained Bowen coach is another feature of basic training. Facility with the theory is difficult to judge on paper, so the program directors welcome a conversation with prospective applicants to explore readiness.

Dates and Time of Web Meeting for 2020

  • February 10, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, September 21, October 19, November 16
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Eastern Time


  • $1,700.00


Organizer Bios

Kathy Wiseman, MBA
President, Working Systems, Inc. and Faculty, The Bowen Center

My professional focus has been applying Bowen theory to non-clinical settings, including family enterprises, family foundations and families of wealth. I have learned a lot. I am getting better at being able to manage myself in highly complex emotional systems. But I still have many questions. I am looking forward to the opportunity, to hear how other people think about organizational emotional systems, and what it takes to navigate successfully in them as an advisor.

Erik Thompson, MA
Licensed Psychologist, Owner, Thompson Leadership Development, Inc. and Executive Director, Vermont Center for Family Studies

After 15 years leading and consulting to clinical organizations with Bowen theory as my base, it has been absolutely fascinating to spend the last decade working closely with senior executives and their teams, in a wide variety of for-profit industries and situations, in small to mid-sized companies across the US. I am looking forward to digging into challenging situations together, in a vibrant learning exchange.

Leslie Fox, MA
Systems-Based Leadership Consultant