International Coach Federation Switzerland

18.10.2016 - ICF Chapter Meeting Zürich

Systemic Structural Constellations and Coaching

Speaker: Marco Ronzani Dr. iur., Lawyer, Coach, Mediator, Consultant for organizational development


The workshop will allow coaches to experience the most advanced form of constellations-work: Systemic Structural Constellations (SySt). SySt have been developed by Matthias Varga von Kibéd, a professor of logics and philosophy of language, and his wife Insa Sparrer, a therapist. Both are, upon others, formed by Virginia Satir (family reconstruction and sculptures) and Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg (solution focus approach).  

Like all constellation-approaches SySt works with the human ability of so called “representative perception” which can be experience as soon as somebody becomes a representative in a constellation. What you see and experience in SySt is the externalization of an inner picture of the client and it’s structure; structure means in this context the relations of the relevant elements. By changing or processing the structure in the externalized picture into a solution-structure or picture the changing happens simultaneously in the client’s inner picture or structure - as long as the client is connected with the externalized picture and identifies it as his own. This effect can be used for a huge range of concerns and goals of clients. Since this method is probably one of the most powerful instruments for change it is appropriate to use it with care.

The beauty of Systemic Structural Constellation is to help clients not only imagine but also physically experience their desired state (desired future). So the chance to continue their life immediately according to this state or solution is higher. Therefore after a SySt the client is usually given only one observation task: Observe what is different and how you act differently.

Through an introduction to this method and a demonstration you will experience how Systemic Structural Constellations work and what the effects are - and together you will find what of it and how this can be applied to your own work


  • get to know what SySt and constellation work is – you can decide out of which perspective you want to learn it – as part of the audience, as representative in a constellation or as client. 
  • experience how SySt works – you will learn by experience and get some conceptual ideas including some fundamental instruments SySt which you can adapt to your own working context. 
  • discuss benefits of SySt and how they can be applied in coaching 

Core Competencies

Following ICF core competencies will be trained:

  • Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
  • Active Listening
  • Creating Awareness
  • Designing Actions


Marco Ronzani Dr. iur., Lawyer, Coach, Mediator, Consultant for organizational development Italian made Swiss born 1954er, studied law and philosophy in Basel and Bologna. Having worked for several years as assistant professor and researcher at Max Planck Institute for penal law in Germany he decided not to become a university teacher but a defense lawyer in action. 
After the opening of the own law firm it took two years to start changing the profession entering successfully into the fields of Mediation, Organizational Development and Coaching. He learned non-violent communication with Rosenberg, Solution Focus approach with Insoo Kim Berg and SySt with its founders Matthias Varga von Kibéd and Insa Sparrer in a 4-year-formation, adapted the methods for his particular aims and uses it in all his activities. Having deeply changed his activities he stepped out of his law firm in 2007 and founded Ronzani Company as a consulting network for solution focused organizational development.
Today the major part of his work consists in facilitating solution focused organizational development projects and processes and coaching people and teams worldwide. In addition he practices solution focused brief mediation, a mediation approach and procedure he has developed in the last years to excellence. In a few particular contexts he still works in the role of a lawyer mostly in cases described


Participants with ICF Certification will receive 2.0 CCEUs 



18.00 - 18.30  Apéro and Networking

18.30 - 19.00  Opening and Introduction round

19.00 - 20.30  Workshop 

20:30 - 20.55  Take-away discussion round with all participants

20.55 - 21.00  ICFS updates and Closing

Costs incl. Softdrinks

15 CHF ICF Switzerland Member 

25 CHF ICF Global Member 

35 CHF Guests

Registration is done via XING Events 

Workshop in English

Organized by ICF Chapter Zurich

Chapter Leader: Marina Riedi, ACC

Co-Chapter Leader: Judith Rapazzini, ACC 


Tutorial - Online Event Management with the ticketing solution from XING Events

Venue - Please be aware of the new venue!

Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
Lagerstrasse 2
8090 Zürich
Gebäude LAA
Room K042


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