Our Workshops

We don’t do ‘off the shelf’ training so, to give you a flavour of what we’re about, here are some examples of the kinds of workshops that we develop:

Jump off the Treadmill – a day long workshop designed to support teams feeling swamped with work. The key themes are effectiveness at work, delegation and communication.  We explore: the pros and cons of ‘to do’ lists; building up a series of good habit loops; giving clear instructions; checking and clarifying information; and giving and receiving effective feedback.

Challenging Conversations – we have run a few versions of this workshop for our clients both as half or full day sessions and with or without our Drama Dude (although it’s much more exciting with him involved). The session deals with challenging conversations and we talk about: understanding behaviours and our emotional responses and triggers; how to prepare for challenging conversations and deal with surprises; and how to build up a culture where challenging conversations become the norm and therefore less challenging.

Creative Meetings – a half-day session on how to run ideas generation meetings that people want to attend. We cover: how to ensure that everyone feels able to participate in a meeting; different communication styles; effective meeting structures; barriers to generating ideas and how to overcome them; and why AoB is the kiss of death.

Me at My Best – a half-day session designed to support the personal development of Managers. The key themes are: developing a growth mind-set; exploring the ‘inner’ language that we use and how this can impact upon our behaviour; exploration of what pushes our buttons in the workplace, the impact on our behaviour and coping strategies.

Preparing for Change – working equally well as a half-day or a full day session, we deal with preparing teams and organisations for change. We typically cover: Kotter’s eight step model; exploration of the change curve; attitudes towards change; planning for change; the role of culture and engagement in planning for change.

Feedback: No Sandwiches Please – a half-day session on how to give effective feedback. We have had great success (and fun) in the past by extending this to a full day workshop and running through some challenging scenarios with our Drama Dude. We cover: why feedback sandwiches don’t work; key ingredients of great feedback; and strategies for dealing with different reactions to feedback.

Model Making for Beginners – usually run as a one day workshop, this session explores various tools and techniques that can be applied to creating business strategy, developing cost effective marketing campaigns or re-engineering your business model or operations.

Want us to develop a workshop for you? Let us have your number and we’ll drop you a line. Let’s talk.