Management Development

 

Grow the capability of your managers by inviting them to engage in our programme of Management Development workshops. As well as developing their knowledge and skills, our workshops develop the manager as a whole person.  This gives managers the underlying capability necessary for them to use their new knowledge and skills wisely.

We provide a flexible and stretching programme of two-day workshops to suit every manager’s development needs.  You can book managers on one or more of the workshops, or can book them as an in-house programme if this better suits your needs.

Each two-day workshop is facilitated by a Business Psychologist and a creative facilitator.  The sessions are experiential, active, engaging, informative and positive.  They are not death by PowerPoint!
 

Emotionally Intelligent Management Skills

  • Definitions of emotional intelligence (EI)
  • Research and relevance
  • EI conversations
  • EI and conflict resolution
  • EI for sustaining relationships

 

Coaching Skills for Managers

  • Coaching differs from mentoring or advising
  • Emotionally intelligent questioning and listening skills
  • Coaching models to guide your sessions
  • Practicing coaching skills in a safe environment

 

Developing Effective Teams

  • Importance of teamwork
  • Team problem solving
  • Team innovation
  • Developing trust
  • Flexing style for team benefit
     

Communicating with Impact

  • Posture
  • Voice
  • Mindful listening
  • Active listening
  • Storytelling for business impact

 

To deliver our workshops we employ the wide range of capabilities of people from across our whole team.  These include business psychologist and creative facilitators.  The combination of these diverse capabilities enables us to ensure the learning is experiential and the development is sustained.  Find out about the experience, skills, interests, motivations and qualifications of our people by taking a look at their profiles. Meet the Team

Contact us to chat with one of our consultants about growing your managers through our Management Development  workshops.

 

 

 

Leadership Development

 

Grow the capability of your leaders by inviting them to engage in one of our leadership development programmes. We provide different programmes of Operational Leaders, Tactical Leaders and Strategic Leaders.  Our programmes take leaders to the next stage in their development by providing: -
 

  • Preparation
    Knowledge - EBSCO Leadership and Management Learning Portal providing access to the latest business book summaries, articles and videos.
    Skills - Workshops enabling the practice of leadership skills in a challenging and safe environment.
    Capability - Workplace activities enabling leaders to gain greater capability in how they think, feel and behave.

 

  • Challenge
    Leaders are presented with a challenge where their current way of thinking, feeling and behaving will not provide a solution.  Successfully facing and overcoming this challenge stimulates the leaders’ development to their next stage.

 

  • Support
    As facing a developmental challenge causes anxiety until the next stage in their development starts to emerge, the leaders are supported by working with a coach and participating in action learning groups.




To deliver our leadership programmes we employ the wide range of capabilities of people from across our whole team.  These include leadership psychologists, executive coaches, actors, artists, outdoor learning facilitators, musicians and film makers, etc.  The combination of these diverse capabilities enables us to ensure the learning is experiential and the development is sustained.  

Find out about the experience, skills, interests, motivations and qualifications of our people by taking a look at their profiles. Meet the Team

Contact us to chat with one of our consultants about growing your leaders through one of our leadership development programmes.

 

 

 

Coaching

 

Grow the capability of your executives by inviting them to engage in a tailored coaching programme with a qualified and experienced coach. Our coaches take a client-centred approach and utilise techniques drawn from a breadth of psychological perspectives.  

Coaching stimulates and motivates the executive to develop in order to achieve improved business performance, personal achievements and goals.  It stretches the individual to go beyond present levels and beliefs of what is possible.  Some examples of areas of development that may be covered within an Executive Coaching programme are:
 

  • Building a solid personal foundation and self-confidence
  • Developing strategic thinking and the complexity of their thinking
  • Creating appropriate goals, strategies, tactics and action plans
  • Enhancing management and leadership skills
  • Developing emotional intelligence in work relationships
  • Identifying and moving away from self-sabotage, negative repeating patterns and  habitual responses
  • Creating commitment to organisational goals, changes or strategies
     

Our Executive Coaching Programmes are delivered by our team of coaching psychologists which include Jill, Gillian, Jon, Andrea, Vicky, Bernard, Angelina, and Anna. Find out about the experience, skills, interests, motivations and qualifications of this team by taking a look at their profiles. Meet the Team

Contact us to chat with one of our consultants about growing your leaders through one of our Executive programmes.

 

 

 

Wellbeing

 

Mindfulness for the Busy Working Person Programme

Grow the mindfulness of your people by inviting them to participate in a  6 week X 75 minutes a week Workplace Mindfulness Training programme.  This programme designed by Workplace MT in conjunction with Oxford University Centre for Mindfulness has been proven to provide adults with the following benefits:
 

  • Improved decision making
  • Increased well being and motivation
  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Stress Management techniques
  • Increased self awareness
  • Improved resilience
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased empathy

 

In response to the complex, volatile and uncertain world we work in mindfulness has been increasingly adopted across the UK. Advocates continue to promote its application, sustainability and effectiveness. Meanwhile, neuroscientists and workplace researchers are finding increasing evidence of the hugely positive value that mindfulness can bring to individuals and organisations.

This workshop is delivered by Jill Chapman.  Find out about Jill’s experience, skills, interests, motivations and qualifications by taking a look at her profile. Meet the Team

This programme is designed specifically for the needs of adults and for the context of the working environment.  It can be taught in a standard meeting room, without the need for additional equipment or unusual room layouts.

Contact us to chat with one of our consultants about booking your ‘Mindfulness for the Busy Working Programme’ .

ACTivate Programme

Grow the resilience of your people by inviting them to engage in an evidence-based psychological skills training programme. Consisting of six 90 minute modules, this programme can be delivered through ‘lunch and learn’ sessions or a one day workshop with a half day follow up.

Today’s workplace is characterised by unique challenges represented by greater information flow, rapid connections between people and faster innovations and developments. This is not necessarily a problem if we can learn to respond in ways that are conscious and flexible. Through learning and practicing ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) techniques, this programme enables people to develop helpful and effective responses to the modern working environment by:
 

  • Enhancing self-awareness
  • Accepting unhelpful thoughts and emotions in order to reduce their impact
  • Committing to values-based actions as an alternative to ‘life on autopilot’
  • Finding greater purpose, direction and meaning in life and work

 

Having been researched by leading universities from around the world, it has been found that workplace ACT programmes benefit participants and organisations in the following ways:
 

  • Increased well-being
  • Reduced work stress
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced burnout
  • Improved performance
  • Increased resilience
  • Increased positive leadership behaviour
  • Increased innovation in problem solving
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved productivity

 

This programme is delivered by one of our team of our Mindfulness and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training) trained Business Psychologists which include Jill, Terry, and Jon.  Find out about the experience, skills, interests, motivations and qualifications of these consultants by taking a look at their profiles . Meet the Team

Contact us to chat with one of our consultants about our ACTivate Programme.

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