This is a list of some of the workshops we have on offer which can be presented as half-day or full day packages.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more.
1. Problem solving/ Solution Finding
A completely new way of approaching a brainstorming session.
If your last brainstorming session failed to produce anything worthwhile then this will show you a better way. Your team will learn a fast and practical way to solve problems, generate solutions and find the best right answer.
2. Vision building
Vision building is all about communicating shared goals; making sure that everyone is facing in the same direction. We demonstrate a way that allows everyone to express their ideas, insights and desires fully understanding where they are individually and collectively. This enables people to find common ground to articulate their vision.
The result is an inclusive and inspiring vision that feels authentic and increases motivation and clarity. It can also provide a sense of coherence and connection within a team.
3. Situational analysis
Our situational analysis workshop will leave your team with a much clearer understanding of the resources that are available, where the current trajectory is leading and a deeper insight into who is affected by your activities, and what that means to them and to you.
Your team will have a much clearer understanding of what they have to work with, what is underdeveloped and what needs to be dropped or postponed.
This workshop will shift the focus of a team into and awareness of ‘what is possible now’.
4. The Idea Generator
This workshop demonstrates why relevant ideas only happen when you are in the right state of mind, a state that we call ‘Creative Intention’. If you don’t get this setting right, it can often be difficult and painful to generate any idea, let alone one that is useful. Generating ideas is about volume (more is better), flow (keeping them coming) and accepting (not judging). We explain why evaluating ideas kills the flow of ideas, and why the necessary activity of evaluation needs to be kept separate from the activity of generation. The half-day course focuses on generation, the full day introduces some aspects of evaluation.
This workshop is useful if you are currently stuck for ideas or want to explore new ground. It is a fun and valuable day that will show your team a better way to tap into their creativity.
5. Stakeholder profiling
Who are your stakeholders? What do they want? Where have they come from and where are they going? What do you mean by a Stakeholder?
We answer these questions by taking your team through a structured process, evaluating everybody who is affected by your activity. We look at how stakeholders help or hinder you, whether their activities will have consequences for you, what they want and what you know about them.
This information leads to interesting and valuable insights regarding the different ways your organisation and its activities depend upon others, and how they depend on you.
Your team will get a better understanding of the effects of your business leading to better, more inclusive, decisions and planning.
6. Keeping cool under pressure
If things have a tendency to fly apart when the stress builds then these tools will get things back on an even keel.
A great deal can be completed in a short space of time if your team has the necessary skills to turn high pressure situations from problems into opportunities.
Your team will practice exercises that will show them what to do, how to focus and how to find their balance. These skills can be learned easily, implemented quickly and yield results immediately. Even an imperfect run-through of the main exercise of this workshop will temporarily lower someones stress level. Less stress equals less panic which leads to more focus on the important task at hand.
7. Path finding
When you know where you are and you know where you want to be, then the path between them becomes clear. We often forget that the first right answer isn’t always the best right answer and this workshop enables your team to explore different paths. This approach will give them more information about what the day to day realities of their choices will be and it will become clear which path is most right, and what events and situations to expect along the way.
8. Pitch building.
This workshop has two parts. How to build a pitch and how to pitch a pitch.
Essentially all business concerns itself with selling or communicating something to someone. It can be idea, a product, a new approach or simply information. Communicating effectively will give you the best chance of success.
A great pitch begins by being clear about what to say. We take your team through a model enabling you to understand who you are selling to, and how to tailor your pitch for that specific audience. Then we show you how to deliver it.
Our approach doubled revenue for a fundraising organisation from 13 to 27 million pounds in a twelve month period.
9. Confidence building
This workshop will be of huge benefit to those whose confidence levels are not as high as they wish they were. Participants will learn and practice a fast, effectual and meaningful way to step into a confident emotional state. They will also learn how to deal with any anxieties they may have, from ‘butterflies’ all the way up to full blown panic.
Learn how to improve your confidence, turn it on when you need it most and do what you need to do.
10. Presentation skills
Some people are natural presenters, most are not, but presentation skills can be learned easily and swiftly.
Getting and holding the attention of a group is not hard if you approach it correctly and our content can be tailored to the needs of the group. If you have a group that has confidence issues, this is where the focus will be. If your group needs to add a little ‘zing’ then this is what we will focus on.
We show people how to feel comfortable being visible in front of a group and how to deliver content that is authentic and interesting, you’ll be amazed at the change.
11. Teamwork skills
We show you how to create synergy in a team. We can work with your team directly or with your supervisors/ managers. A team that works well together can produce wonders, and we know how to make teams work.