Group Wizardry by Michael Grinder

Charismatic Leadership • Group Dynamics • Presentation Skills

A five-day interactive workshop

Imagine what you could learn in five days about Presentation Skills, Group Dynamics, and Charismatic Leadership from the world’s foremost expert in the area of non-verbal communication?

It looks like magic, but only the “magician” needs to know… Whether you speak to large or small groups, within your work place or to the public, Michael’s presentation training in specific non-verbal communication skills will give your message that extra pizazz. Group Wizardry is open to all levels, novice or pro. Accelerate your presentation to the next level.

There are three focuses in Michael Grinder’s Group Wizardry:

  1. Group Dynamics
  2. Presentation Skills
  3. Charismatic Leadership ← 2018’s emphasis

All 3 are covered each year with a special focus on one of the three. The 2018 class will have strong emphasis on Charismatic Leadership. The last day includes an opportunity to get personal coaching on video tape from Michael Grinder.


Dear Michael,

“I just wanted to let you know how amazingly useful I’ve found the Group Mastery training.  I’ve spent most of the last year managing a really complex cultural and organisational change programme.

The skills I learnt from you have been sooo useful and a real contributor to the successes I’ve had over the year.  It’s been so easy to spot my champions, manage the trouble makers, work out who the cats and dogs are.  When I give presentations, I can predict the effect when I use your tools and techniques.

I’ve managed to get all my key stakeholders on board and I would never have even attempted this job if I hadn’t had the benefit of your amazing training, Michael.  You’ve given me such confidence and you’ve taught me to BREATHE!

Thank you so much.  You’ve had a transformational effect on me.
~ Maria Higgs, Surrey County Council in Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

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Course Objectives:

This course will give you understanding of:

Presentation Skills
  “Increase your congruency.”

  • Systematic use of non-verbals.
  • In-house vs. public meeting skills.
  • How to get an “agreement frame,” increasing relevance.
  • Understanding the interplay of content, process, and permission
  • Recognizing and increasing receptivity.
  • How not to get shot. Handling attacks.

Group Dynamics
“It is never your group. It is the group’s group.”

  • Build rapport between you and the group, within the group.
  • Learn how group size, length of time together, and participants’ familiarity with each other influence group dynamics.
  • Recognize and utilize leaders and barometers in a group.
  • Pace and lead resistance.
  • Directing group energy.
  • Read a group; deal with power issues.

Charismatic Leadership

“Success still comes down to relationships… create the relationships you want.”

  • Identify and incorporate traits of charismatic leaders.
  • Understand and accept yourself and others.
  • Improve your leadership skills and manage difficult personalities.
  • Interpret your and others’ behaviors more accurately.
  • Increase your competence by reducing bad surprises.
  • Use the “cats and dogs” model to better understand people.

What You Will Get

Training includes four days of interactive work that will build the skills indispensable to successful meetings, training sessions, presentations and facilitation. On day five, you will have the opportunity to practice individual presentations before small peer groups. Michael will provide non-judgmental feedback. You will receive a DVD of your group’s presentations and Michael’s feedback.

Credit Hours
3 semester graduate credits available for an additional $125 through Brandman University.

Who Should Attend
Teachers, presenters, trainers, facilitators, consultants, managers, supervisors, and group or team leaders. Enrollment is limited to 45 participants.

The manual for this course is Group Wizardry by Michael Grinder. Available at the Training.

Prerequisite and audience
No previous experience is necessary.

Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29, 2018
Class times 9-4:30 Monday-Thursday; 7-11 am Friday
Optional Videotaping Friday morning, June 29, 2018

$700 ($50 deposit to register) order options below
($50 discount for early bird registration by May 25th – automatically applied prior to checkout)
($100 discount for last year’s Group Wizardry participants, full time teachers and students)
Optional: add $40 for video taping of Michael working with you on the last day. See examples of Michael coaching individuals at Group Wizardry here

Comfort Suites
12010 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
Telephone (800) 216-5927 or (503) 261-9000
Mention Group Wizardry attendance to receive a lodging discount of $145 per night (not
including taxes) at Comfort Suites.

“Does your non-verbal communication help or hinder your verbal message?
Increase your congruency.  Increase your congruency.  Increase your congruency.”
~ Michael Grinder

Comments 2

  1. does anybody can go to your courses?
    I am not a mgr. just want to increase my level of communication.
    can I go to both courses?


    1. Hi Javier,

      Yes, our courses are open to everyone. Sometimes there are prerequisites to courses, such as Perception Camp, but attending Group Wizardry satisfies it. You may go to both courses. I apologize for the delay in seeing your comment. Please email me directly with any other questions:

      Thank you!

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