training courses

2 courses, May-June 2017, London
Registration closes 8 May.

1. Go beyond either-or to transform work relationships into partnerships

people listening to each other

Success at work depends on the quality of our relationships. But so many of our relationships are fraught with tension and an undertone of conflict. Without realising it we play out stereotypes—victim, saviour, oppressor—because our habitual way of interacting assumes scarcity.

In the scarcity mindset, there are only two ways to deal with difference: domination, where one side gets what it wants, and compromise, where neither side gets what it wants. But if we change posture to the abundance mindset, we can find a third way that integrates the needs of both parties and serves the whole. Then we can maintain relationships with trust and mutual respect.

In this four week course led by Jonathan Kahn you’ll learn how to go beyond either-or and transform work relationships into partnerships. Through practical exercises you’ll learn:

  • active listening, a technique for cultivating empathy through listening and reflecting back
  • coaching techniques that will allow you to support colleagues to make choices—an alternative to trying to fix other people’s problems
  • how to adopt a mindset of abundance in your work relationships, building trust and mutual respect

Wednesdays 8:00am—10:30am, 4 sessions from 24 May 2017, central London

Cost: £250 + VAT. (10% discount for not-for-profit organisations.)

Note: this price is for online payment by credit/debit card.

Registration closes on 8 May.

Register

Note: We don’t offer refunds or transfers. Please make sure that you can attend before you register.

We also offer this course inside organisations for groups of up to 50 people. Contact us for details.

2. Lead a group into shared power by playing the role of facilitator

on-stage conversation at #dareconf

Organisations need leadership now more than ever. But the models of leadership that we’re familiar with don’t suit today’s challenges. “Strong” leadership is a codeword for domination, which stifles creativity and leads to decisions that people don’t support.

Instead of taking power over others, effective leaders use power with their teams. That means learning a new type of leadership, based on integrating different perspectives to find solutions that serve the whole. To do this we need to put our personal perspective aside and step into the role of facilitator, channelling the group spirit to help people to see their shared goals.

In this four week course led by Jonathan Kahn you’ll learn how to lead a group into shared power using facilitation skills. Through practical exercises you’ll learn how to:

  • put your personal perspective aside and channel the group spirit
  • support groups to hear each other fully to increase trust and understanding
  • encourage people to stretch beyond their preferences in order to make decisions that everyone is willing to support

Tuesdays 4:00pm—6:30pm, 4 sessions from 23 May 2017, Canary Wharf

Cost: £250 + VAT. (10% discount for not-for-profit organisations.)

Note: this price is for online payment by credit/debit card.

Registration closes on 8 May.

Register

Note: We don’t offer refunds or transfers. Please make sure that you can attend before you register.

Testimonials

“After our first session I recognised how I and others typically speak with one another: giving advice, sharing similar experiences. I recognised how unhelpful this can be and started to change my ways. The profound part that I've taken from this course is the power of vulnerability and being open. Recognising the human need for connection.”
—employee of major technology company

“The course is well structured and is a safe, calm, and focused space for learning and reflection. It helped me realise how important communication is in achieving the changes we want to see, and gave me the tools to work with colleagues in a way that will both support and empower them to find solutions.”
—employee of large charity

“I re-evaluated countless aspects of my ways of engaging with others. I learned and practiced several simple techniques to undermine the role of my ego in any interaction, help others express themselves more fully, and explore the deeper motivations and insecurities (in myself and others) that might be impeding progress on a particular project or activity.”
—activist and author