Marc Maltz & Nicola Wreford-Howard
1-day Professional Development Workshop PDW1

‘It is important to discriminate between those systems of meaning,
which are designed to open up the creative possibilities of living
and those, which in effect delimit the choices
available to individuals’   (Gordon Lawrence)

Social Dreaming has developed a wide international community.
The art & practice of SD provides an opportunity to explore our shared dreams as a window into our daily interactions, helping us to advance our learning, development and innovation.
We will offer both theory and practice in taking up the role of host of a SD matrix.
Our objective is to provide you the underpinning to explore and incorporate the use of Social Dreaming for cohesion, resilience and impact in your own practice coaching and consulting to teams, communities and organizations:

This workshop is designed for all levels of Social Dreaming experience: Familiarizing first-time participants in the art of hosting a SD matrix and providing experienced SD hosts space to share & reflect together on various forms & experiences of hosting and application.

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Marc Maltz has helped CEOs, Presidents, Boards and senior officers to develop and transform their organizations, manage risk and improve productivity for over 25 years.

His work in organizational and leadership development, change management and organizational resilience has enabled clients to gain personal insights, tackle difficult situations and achieve new levels of success. Marc specializes in helping clients develop organizational resiliency, a key component for any firm navigating complex business conditions, shifts in the marketplace or other organizational change.

Marc is a partner at Hoola Hoop LLC and a Principal of the Boswell Group LLC. He is a Registered Organizational Development Professional, and a member of the A.K. Rice Institute and ISPSO. Marc has been studying and utilizing Social Dreaming in his work since 1990. He has written a number of articles published in Gordon Lawrence’s works on Social Dreaming and hosted matrices throughout the world. He is on the Board of Directors of the Centre for Social Dreaming, the ISPSO and Patron Technologies. Marc has an M.B.A. and holds postgraduate certificates from MIT, the Wharton School and the William Alanson White Institute for Psychology and Psychoanalysis.

Nicola Wreford-Howard


Nicola Wreford-Howard: Psychologist, organizational consultant, executive coach. 

Nicola has a track record enabling her clients to develop & align innovation & impact strategy with authentic action in the dynamic context of leading organizational transformation.

In the past 25 years she has designed & facilitated leadership development programs, organizational change projects, strategy development incubators, innovation think tanks and Social Dreaming for corporations, NGO’s and Business schools internationally.

Nicola is board member of ISPSO, on the Board of Directors of CSD – Centre for Social Dreaming, member of IASD – International Association for the Study of Dreams and of OPUS – Organisation to promote Understanding in Society. She has led dream teams hosting SD at numerous international conferences and offers SD Host Training in the US, Europe & Asia.

‘We need to trust the dream whatever it brings
and not set out consciously to try and pin the direction.’