I’m offering free two-hour workshops during August for up to 15 people. You provide the venue and the people and I’ll facilitate the workshop in a way that is engaging and participatory. It’s an opportunity for you – and me – to explore some new edges around the way we work.
Here’s what on offer. Workshops can be run from 10 am – 12 noon or from 2 pm – 4 pm.
Available dates: August 15th morning 15th afternoon,
16th morning 16th afternoon, 17th morning 17th afternoon, 18th morning 18th afternoon, 19th morning 19th afternoon, 22nd morning 22nd afternoon, 23rd morning 23rd afternoon, 24th morning 24th afternoon, 25th morning 25th afternoon, 26th morning 26th afternoon.
Send me an email to book your preferred workshop and times firstname.lastname@example.org or to ask me any questions you might have.
WHAT SORT OF LEADER ARE YOU?
We’ll explore who you are as a leader – rather than what you know. We’ll unearth the qualities of great leadership: humility, empathy, bravery, playfulness, presence, curiosity, flexibility and responsiveness. What others are important to you? How do we continue to develop as leaders and support each other?
TEAMBUILDING FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGES
When our work is complex and unpredictable, relies on ideas and cooperation, and is constantly changing direction, we need a new way of building trust and performance in teams. Try out this teambuilding approach that emphasis success over winning, agility over procedure, and creativity over predictability.
PLAYFULLY EXPLORING IMPORTANT ISSUES
Important and serious are not the same. You can do important work in many different ways, one of which is seriously. You can also have fun with serious work. Leaders know the difference between important and serious, between fun and frivolity – and choose appropriately. We’ll explore how to bring more playfulness into your work and problem solving.
GETTING BEYOND WORDS
An over-reliance on language can mask some key issues and emotions that underpin a successful meeting. And English speakers might dominate in a multi-language meeting. In this workshop we’ll go beyond words and look at other ways of exploring the tough stuff, using photos, found objects, movement and gibberish.
COULD YOUR BRAIN BE HIJACKING YOU?
Ever had that sinking feeling that you really shouldn’t be doing whatever it is you’re doing? That you should try and get away from this situation as quickly as possible? That you don’t know what to do? That you’re a fraud? Yep, me too! We’ll explore how the primitive (lizard) brain can hijack you and how you can make friends with your amygdala.
WE CAN’T GO ON MEETING LIKE THIS
Meetings suck. Well, not all of them, but many do. What can we do to transform our meetings? The good news is that we don’t need to transform them, just a few small tweaks can make all the difference. Come and find out how ‘small moves, smartly made’ can make a big difference.
THE ANSWER TO HOW IS YES!
Peter Block’s book confronts the barriers we use to avoid the important questions. Asking ‘how’ and demanding action is a way to avoid the deeper, sometimes more uncomfortable, issues we need to tackle – as individuals, groups, organisations, and communities. Let’s explore what this means for your business.
ESCAPE FROM THE TYRANNIES
Ever felt trapped by needing to know more, to work harder or to be better at what you do? Your energy and creativity might be oppressed by the tyrannies: the tyranny of the explicit, the tyranny of excellence, and the tyranny of effort. Find out how to bust out of these tyrannies.
DESIGNING IS NOT THE SAME AS PLANNING
Throw the plan away! There is no magic formula. We’ll explore approaches to designing events, paying attention to the arc and its flow, responding to what’s happening now (not what should be happening) and being true to the intention.
THE SECRET INGREDIENT IN COMMUNICATION
Challenging, difficult behaviour can be, well, difficult. How to respond? How to deal with our own anxieties? The answer is in status – our own and others. Understand the dynamics of status, how to shift your own status and recognise a status attack from others. Find simple ways to minimise status gaps and improve communication.
Want to go beyond brainstorming? Bodystorming, developed by design thinkers, brings together observation, a research question or problem to be solved, analysis of the situations and prototyping – all done in a way that engages ideas, play and problem solving.
CROSSING THE FIRST THRESHHOLD
Using the wisdom of the Hero’s Journey to reflect, learn, share your story, inspire, communicate and change.
HOW DO YOU PLAY THE GAME?
What can games tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between how we play games and how we act at work, in meetings, when things get tough or when we’re stuck? Using some easy, non-competitive games, we’ll explore these questions and others that give us insight into who we are and how we act.