We have several phases of workshops in our program, each building on the previous.
Additionally we can provide follow on coaching and support work and trainer training.
And the first phase can stand alone. However, every client we've worked with has
brought us back for additional phases and follow up.

Basically, we usually begin with a 2 1/2 day workshop, called "Inside Out Leadership"
(IOL) done in retreat usually in a beautiful mountain setting. If time is a consideration,
we have a 1 1/2 day version. An important part of our method is to conduct the work
away from the normal business environment and associations. That way we have an
opportunity for the true person to show up, rather than only the person in their role,
or position. I can explain much more of the method on the phone if you need
more information.

The first evening is approximately four hours in the classroom. We do some work to
expand perspectives and set up the learning environment, do some basic introductory
exercises and finish the evening with a modified version of the Red/Black game
(if you're familiar with that)--oriented toward organizational issues and modified so
that those who have seen a version of the game can still play. It is very dynamic.
Fundamental communication, integrity, cooperation, win/win, leadership and
teamwork concepts are discovered and introduced.
The second day we go outdoors for a ropes course. Often we build our own course
and select the site. There is an art to this. We chose the particular events to
address the specific issues and objectives of the client. I'm not aware of anyone
else in this industry with our experience and skill level.
There are now others using a ropes course element in their leadership,
communication and team building seminars, however few if any have the years
experience working with people that our group does. The ropes course events
alone can be effective, but the real skill is in developing the facilitated
learning--knowing how to work with the people and how to transfer the learning
back to the work place and home. The events are only the mechanism. They
assist and allow more basically addressing underlying issues, and creating more
trusting and open communications, creativity and abilities to effectively work
together. Both objective and subjective results manifest. This day usually runs
from 9:00am until approximately 6:00pm.
The third day we return to the classroom with the intention of beginning to integrate the
new awarenesses and learning back into work, organization and home challenges. We
set up an interesting simulation that produces more enlightenment, discovered learning
and "aha's". We do some work with specific communication skills, including feedback
and acknowledgment.
By the time we've finished the first workshop, participants are typically experiencing much
more connection with each other, more openness, creativity and safety in their communication,
and they are generally more enthused about working together. It's quite amazing how much
can occur in such a short period of time.
There are multiple opportunities for participants to connect with an inner wisdom/vision and
to connect with each other in practical ways that build on the principles of high performing
individual and teams. We use processes that allow the group to go to a deeper level of
dialogue, connection and conversation that generates a collective wisdom that can generate
solutions in areas that once seemed unsolvable. Some have even referred to this as the
training of magic and miracles.
Our idea is very simple, and effective: Happy people are productive people. As people begin
to experience themselves and others more openly and honestly they begin to express their
creativity and enjoy the process of working together with the team. They become a more
coherent team after sharing a very powerful common experience and challenge.
We've worked with workshop group sizes ranging from 10 to 60. Twenty to forty is optimal.
This group size can be a sub-group within a much larger group. I (Terry) have worked with as many
12,000 in one seminar.
When we contract with an entire organization, we typically begin working with the senior
managers and move on down through the levels. Initially it seems to work best to work
with existing work/project groups, departments or divisions people who are currently
interacting frequently during the work day. We've also found it best to integrate men
and women as participants in the workshop.
If we continue working with the organization, after each level has gone through the Phase
One and Phase Two courses, we then begin doing workshops with participants from vertical
slices through the organization integrating together. It is not necessary however to commit
to all the phases. The first can stand on its own.
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