Whole Scale Change Advanced Training

Beyond the foundations: helping WSC Practitioners get to the next level

An experience by Paul Tolchinsky and Stelio Verzera

Whole Scale Change large group workshop

New dates coming soon



Early bird EUR 900

Full Price EUR 1.900

What you will learn

How to face the real-life challenges of WSC: from culture change to logistics.

How to propose and design WSC interventions that work within the uniqueness of each context, building to critical mass, so the change never goes backwards.

Where WSC is headed and how it is evolving in its practice and technologies.

The module in short

Do you already have some experience about the power and possibility of engaging a whole system in the changes that confront them, in real-time? During these two days, you will have the opportunity to focus on real-life applications and challenges. For the first ime ever, this Advanced Training offered by Paul and Stelio, takes the basics for granted. In fact, we will be diving into WSC in an highly contextualized way, to see how to apply its principles, frameworks, and simple elegant tools to bring about real change within the beauty and uniqueness of each different context.

Highly interactive and hands-on. Meet other experienced practitioners. Bring your work, your burning questions and your worst nightmares. We will work on it together, going deeper and exploring new possibilities.

Using cases (yours and the trainers’), videos and your own imagination, we will explore how things can and should be done, how the latest organizational needs impact our practice, what are the new technological developments offering to it, and where Whole Scale Change is headed as a practice itself.

Key topics

Cosa dice chi l'ha già fatto?

What do those who have been trained by Paul and Stelio say?

Paul Tolchinsky and Stelio Verzera


Paul Tolchinsky

Dr. Tolchinsky has been consulting to major public and private corporations around the world for the past thirty-five years.  He has extensive experience in creating and implementing business strategy; managing and facilitating large system change efforts; new plant design and entrepreneurial start-ups; and redesigning and restructuring organizations (both public and private). 

Paul’s expertise is in the design of organizations, applying socio-technical principles and Whole-Scale™ Change Approaches to the process of change in organizations. 

He is internationally known as a pioneer in the development of Whole-Scale (Whole System) Approaches to change and the founder of the European Organization Design Forum, a pan-european community of organization design practitioners. 

Stelio Verzera

Since 1995, Stelio has been supporting organizations in adapting to the evolutions of their ecosystems and technology. In 2012, Stelio’s journey began in generating a worldwide design discipline of adaptive organizing, as he devised the LiquidO organizational framework for adaptive governance, later awarded by Gary Hamel’s Managemnt Innovation Exchange in NYC. In those same years, with the other co-founders of Cocoon Pro, he gave life to the first completely emergent organization in Europe, while also contributing as an active part in the direction of the European Organization Design Forum (EODF). 

Over almost three decades of experience, Stelio has learned how to evolve work in real-life contexts from giants in different areas of practice, and with dozens of other pioneers experimenting in many contexts the world over.

Among other things, Stelio is the author of the Adaptive Organization Design Manifesto and the curator of the Mastery Trail on the topic offered by Cocoon Pro, and has been living the reality of a highly adaptive organization within Cocoon Pro itself since 2011, as well as at the side of a variety of customers aware of the importance of the deep transition towards ecosystemic work.

A recognized pathway

Modules in this phase enable you to understand the basics of the subject and begin practicing it.

Through specific experiences and important theory complements, one begins at this stage to practice proficiently.

The advanced part of the course generates experience and deep knowledge, enabling you to become an influential reference on the subject.

The last stage is for those who, in addition to having developed personal mastery, want to learn how to best help other people in their learning journey.


At the end of each phase, an Open Badge will be issued to attest and make visible the achievement of the related level of competence. We chose the Open Badge ecosystem to enable each participant to obtain a trackable, verifiable and globally recognized certificate.

If you have any questions, please write an email to experience@cocoon-pro.com 

New dates coming soon



Early bird EUR 900

Full Price EUR 1900


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