On Location Workshops
Riding the Current ™ In-house Programs or On Location
Team or Unit Sessions
When organizations wish to bring the workshops in-house to allow work units or teams to do the program together, each participant receives the book and the accompanying workbook. The sessions are done in groups up to 30 and should have at least 6 participants. The audience of this workshop are members of a team who are working on a particular goal or objective. It is possible to accommodate up to 2 teams in the same session so long as the total enrollment does not exceed 24.
This program is designed for intact teams or work units to learn how to overcome information overload and develop plans for acquiring sufficient information and knowledge for mission work.
Riding the Current™ for Managers: Guiding Not Guarding
Workshops designed for managers are designed for up to 12 participants so that deeper discussion can occur.
The session is a single 2-4 hour session depending on the specific desires of the client. The audience of this workshop is managers who have direct reports.
All participants will receive the book Riding the Current: How to deal with the daily deluge of data and the accompanying workbook.
The workshop is designed for managers who have direct reports and desire to improve the acquisition of essential knowledge by the organization and to enhance knowledge sharing.
Innovative Brain Days
The day is designed for groups from 30 to 300 and for any age from 8 to 80. The exercises are all designed to develop collaborative intelligence by demanding out of the box thinking. It is preferable to conduct the event out of doors, but it can be accommodated inside so long as the facility is very large and open. The activities of the day are selected for the event from more than 200 exercises.
"Meatloafing": Creating Collaborative Intelligence of Organizations
Innovation depends on two dimensions: knowledge and creativity. When the two of these dimensions are fully formed and working together, innovation is spurred into action. This result comes promoting through leadership collaborative intelligence of organizations. Current research talks about who needs to be a part of the team, but assumed in the word 'team' is the trust and the resultant freedom to think creatively.
The Meatloafing name comes from the weaving, kneading, and layering of both sides of the brain that is called for when you wish to 'serve up' collaborative intelligence.
"Meatloafing" is a one day workshop that helps leaders learn how to encourage and develop the collaborative intelligence of organizations.
Essays in Two Voices
Essays in Two Voices is a process for individuals to explore topics together in a manner that is (1) appreciative of all contributions, (2) allows for knowing clearly when the process is complete, and (3) naturally adjusts to specific situations. The purpose of the process is not to come to agreement but rather to come to mutual understanding. The audience for this workshop can be any level of staff. Organizing participants to include certain levels will allow the discussion of usage to be more specific to all the participants.
This work session is designed to present a unique technique for exploring topics of interest or need among staff, members, or participants.
Storytelling for Leadership
Stories can be tools for motivating others, conveying connection to mission, and sharing knowledge and experience. This highly practical class identifies best practice leaders and managers who can use it to tell powerful stories at work. Research providing the context and rationale for using stories in the workplace is featured. Participants will have an opportunity to identify and craft personal stories they can use to motivate and inspire others. Intended audience members are managers and senior staff identified for future managerial positions.
This workshop is designed to offer practice and insight in creating stories that inspire, motivate, clarify connection to mission, and impart knowledge
Story and the Secret of Great Communications
Are your messages getting through the massive barrage of information we all experience today? Are staff so consumed, they haven't time to read your communications when they see them? Do your executives need to participate more effectively in communications? If any of these questions feel familiar, this workshop will help you learn how to employ a powerful method for conveying your message – and do it in a way that captures engagement.
The purpose of this workshop is to explore the uses of story in effective communications. The primary audience for this workshop are internal communications staff and managers.