Tue, April 22
Location: State of Vermont - Berlin, VT
Whether the goal is excellent service, facilitating change, or creating a cooperative work environment, conflict often gets in the way.
The Aiki approach presents new ways to utilize and re-direct the energy of conflict. This interactive program uses principles and techniques from Aikido, the Japanese art of reconciliation. Emphasis is on appreciation, understanding, and working with your "opponents" instead of against them.
Thu, May 1 9:30am
Managing Difficult Situations by Managing Yourself
Location: University of New Hampshire, Portsmouth
If managing people has become frustrating, if your relationships with co-workers has deteriorated to the point of avoidance, or if you find yourself wishing, "If only he/she would change, life would be so great!" then come view life from a more powerful perspective.
Using Eastern and Western methods, you'll practice skills such as centering, power, appreciation, and co-creation, and make connections to workplace applications such as conflict, relationship management, training, and teamwork. Instead of reacting to circumstances, you will learn to breathe, center, evaluate, and make choices that direct your energy effortlessly toward your vision.
(This is part of the Supervisory Skills Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)
Thu, May 22 9:00am
We Have to Talk: A Step by Step Workshop for Difficult Conversations
Tuition: $195.00 (before May 15)
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Is there a difficult conversation you've been putting off?
Would you like to increase your skill in addressing a challenging topic with a coworker, family member or friend?
This one-day interactive and experiential training will help you:
- Confront tough topics
- Share difficult information
- Manage interpersonal conflict
- Feel more comfortable expressing yourself
- Turn difficult conversations into learning conversations
Walk away prepared to hold your difficult conversations with power & presence. Sign up today!
Read my "Checklist for Difficult Conversations."
Sat, May 24
Leadership Presence: The Equine Experience
Tuition: $225.00 (Discounts for Groups, Alums, and Early Birds)
Location: Tuckaway Farm, Lee, NH
brings people and horses together to enhance self-awareness and to develop the quality of connection that supports highly effective relationships. Participants are encouraged to slow down and de-construct the components of relationship in order to intentionally build connections that lead to excellence and collaboration.
We will spend the day outdoors learning from our equine teachers.
However, the workshop does not require any previous horse experience, and does not involve riding. It involves observing and participating in activities with horses while on the ground.
Horses provide immediate and honest feedback that allows participants to explore different components of partnership and leadership:
- Personal presence
- Non-verbal communication
- Emotional congruence
- Values, views and motivations of our stakeholders
- The chemistry of connection
Comments from past participants include:
"I want to say how much I enjoyed the day. Having the opportunity to interact with horses relative to leadership gave me a unique opportunity to look at our 4-legged teachers in another way."
Step away from the daily world of demands and habitual patterns…
…shake up your senses, and engage in experiences that will enhance your ability to influence others in achieving results.
Join Pam McPhee and me on June 1, for a day of fun and learning with like-minded leaders.
Register by May 18, for additional savings.
Thu, June 12 9:00am
Tuition: Early bird $195, $225 after June 5, 2014
Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Portsmouth, NH
The success of your presentation is a direct result of how effective you are as a presenter. Begin now to increase your power and presence with audiences from one to one hundred.
You’ll learn simple kinesthetic practices to use before, during, and after presentations and be guided in the Four Defining Characteristics of a Powerful Presentation. You will have the opportunity to deliver two short presentations on tape and receive individual coaching. No preparation required. Come as you are, and enjoy the process of becoming a powerful presenter! Learn more…