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Public Workshop
Sat, February 25 9:00am 1:00pm

Immunity to Change

Tuition: $175 before February 18
Location: Portsmouth
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Why is it even our most heartfelt commitments to change prove difficult to attain? What hidden processes are at work that undermine goals such as:

  • losing weight
  • better balancing work and life prioritiesimmunity-to-change-workshop-judy-ringer
  • delegating more
  • engaging in difficult conversations
  • being a more collaborative leader

Immunity to Change is a book, model, and process developed by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, professors of adult development at Harvard University. Their 40+ years of research has culminated in an approach specifically designed to help individuals, work teams, and organizations make the personal and collective changes that are important to them but have proven difficult to achieve.

This new workshop offering from Power & Presence Training shares Kegan and Lahey's model of why it's difficult to change behavior—even when we're committed to change—and why, after time, we slide back to old behaviors we thought we’d kicked.

Join me and fellow explorers on an adventure into the waters of change, hidden assumptions, and making the invisible visible.

Public Workshop
Tue, March 21 9:00am 1:00pm

Not My Type! Getting Along with Coworkers and Family Members

Tuition: $175 before March 14
Location: Portsmouth Aikido; Portsmouth, NH
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Communication is key to healthy relationships, and communication skills depend on knowing the style and preferences of the people you work and live with. If you're repeatedly frustrated by your interactions with a specific person, it could be you're approaching them in a style that doesn't mesh with their personality.

Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and some fun aikido activities, Judy Ringer and Chris Olex help you take an educated look at the personality preferences that drive your behavior and those of your coworkers, friends or family. You’ll leave the workshop with heightened awareness, new wisdom and concrete skills to apply them.

Private Workshop
Fri, March 24

Conflict and You: The Way of Aikido

Location: Wharton Leadership Ventures Program - Philadelphia, PA

Wharton-Graduate-Leadership-ProgramThis experiential workshop involves both body and mind with powerful kinesthetic activities from the martial art Aikido ("The Way of Harmony").

Much more than a "how-to" management workshop, “Conflict and You: The Way of Aikido” offers concrete practices, business applications, and real life examples on how to manage and resolve conflict by first managing yourself.

You’ll enter an Aikido dojo, get on the mat, and learn basic Aikido techniques, as you would in a beginning Aikido class, and then apply the principles of each technique to daily conflict—disagreements, workplace irritations, and real world dilemmas.

This program is offered in partnership with The Wharton Leadership Ventures Program.

Private Workshop
Wed, March 29

Focus on Powerful Communication

Location: Saint-Gobain R&D Center, Northboro, MA

What skills and practices are unique to speaking before groups or speaking one-on-one? And what do these seemingly different communication opportunities have in common?

We will explore these questions in a series of ongoing sessions on presentational communication skills, in order to become more intentional and skilled at maintaining power and presence under pressure. 

Offered in partnership with The Browne Center for Innovative Learning at the University of New Hampshire.

Private Workshop
Fri, April 14

Processing Conflict Through Dialogue

Location: Portsmouth, NH

The energy of conflict is palpable, whether or not we acknowledge it. The "elephant in the room" is one way we often describe the hidden ki (energy) that no one talks about but that influences every action and relationship.

How do you safely surface problems that control your environment? As you raise your skill level and ability to reframe the conflict into an opportunity, your fear and avoidance diminish. 

Public Workshop
Tue, April 25 9:00am 4:00pm

Powerful Presentations with Susan Losapio

Tuition: $195 before April 18, 2017
Location: SNHU Manchester
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Whether you are an experienced speaker or preparing for your first time in front of a group, Powerful Presentations will give you strategies to improve your vocal technique as well as allow you to practice giving clear, effective, and compelling presentations.

Judy Ringer and Susan Losapio are teaming up to help you develop a more powerful voice. You will enhance your confidence and presence, and learn to connect with your audience. You will even have the opportunity to be recorded delivering two short presentations and receive individual coaching. No preparation required.