Cohort FAQs

How do I know that a Cohort is right for me?

You are a hands-on leader in enabling your organization's transformation into new, more agile, and human-centric ways of working.  You help define and deploy the initiatives to continue your organization's change journey. You have been on the journey for a while and well beyond merely applying off-the-shelf methods. The benefits for, and impediments to the changes are ever-present in your mind.

Your organization is willing to sponsor the cost and your time to participate. 

What are Cohorts like?

Have you ever been on a journey and met different people going the same way and looking for similar things? And experience the joy to cocreate your travels together by combining your varied backgrounds and insights into something much greater than you would enjoy on your own? Cohorts are safe and committed spaces to learn and accelerate your transformation initiatives with others on a similar journey. Cohorts typically meet once weekly online over a period of about four months. 

Each Cohort participant will seek to accelerate and improve their own organization’s transformation work, along with supporting their other Cohort Participant’s in their transformation work. The shared goal is so each Participant is more successful to embed and embody transformation and that their organizations better achieve a new persistent state with the capability of continuous self-transformability. Participants will achieve a more refined and system-wide approach to leading transformations.

How are Cohorts facilitated?

Facilitators will guide Participants through well-paced sessions by providing a structured approach to maximize Participant’s peer-to-peer learning while cocreating transformation improvements and increasing Participant’s capacity to lead change. Facilitators are experienced with applying techniques for effective small group cocreating sessions drawn from Design Thinking, Liberating Structures, Open Space, Catalytic Conversations, Conscious Leadership, the principles of transforming complex systems, and other sources. Participants receive the additional benefit that techniques used by the Cohort facilitators and other Participants may also be useful in their own work leading transformation.

How will I know is has been worth it?

The success factors for each company's transformation journey will be measured as a base line at the beginning of a cohort and at the end. This will help make visible the value you have achieved. 

Previous Cohort participants have found great value for their organizations, and for themselves. Many participants have remained in contact with each other even years later.  

What is the Cohort formation process?

After an open period in which journey organizations have formally requested participation in a Cohort, Jabbok River will invite up to seven (7) organizations to join a Cohort. A Cohort is anticipated to be a four-month consecutive series of weekly facilitated 90-minute group remote sessions. On-site visits to a participant’s organization by their Cohort will be considered if practical and desirable. Email or call to begin the application process.

What are the ethical standards?

The foundation of the Cohorts is based on trust, integrity, the belief in the goal of the Cohorts, and a reputation for unswerving integrity in every respect.


The Cohort Code of Ethics includes provisions for confidentiality, non-competition, no recruiting, and non-solicitation. An authorized Memorandum of Understanding includes an agreement on adhering to the Code of Ethics and is required before joining a Cohort. 

What if we discover such great stuff that we want to share with the world?

Your Cohort may want to explore the merits of collecting the patterns and deep learning emerging from the Cohort that could be of and value for other's transformation journeys. This may be in audio or video recorded format; or gathered and published in various forms of writing such as reports, whitepapers, blogs, articles, books, conference presentations, or in other formats, as mutually agreed and approved by participants and their organizations.