OverviewThis fun, activity-based, half-day session is designed to encourage participants to take more control of their own lives, both at work and beyond.
Training objectivesThe aim of this programme is to help participants:
Assess their current life situation against their goals and values
- Consider techniques for improving self-management
- Raise self-awareness through personal disclosure and feedback
- Start a personal development action plan
AudienceThis workshop is appropriate for all levels of staff.
This intensive half-day ‘energiser’ session is based on a series of short formal presentations interspersed with practical exercises, giving all participants the opportunity to apply the key principles learnt through a range of activities. The emphasis is very much on experiential learning through fun and creativity.
We recommend a maximum of 8 people per group.
Special featuresThe flexible half-day format gives clients the option of running just a single session, or two sessions on the same day, or combining it with another ‘energiser’ session (whether for the same or for a different group). Feel free to call us to discuss the permutations.
The expert trainer
Will has twenty years’ experience as an independent consultant and trainer, specialising in management, communication and team skills: ‘helping people work together’. A psychologist by background, he began his career as a Training Officer with GEC-Marconi, recruiting and organising the training of students and graduates. He joined Texas Instruments as Personnel Officer for a 24/7 high-tech production site, and later became UK Training Manager for the 1,300 employees. He then moved to Mercedes-Benz, providing an internal training and consultancy service for staff and dealerships, before setting up his own consultancy in 1992.
Much of Will’s consultancy work involves designing and facilitating team and leadership development programmes, and he is expert at using experiential team tasks as a vehicle for addressing effectiveness issues. He often creates and runs Away Day events to help re-focus teams following restructuring, downsizing or merger.
Will’s clients range from major private sector organisations such as HSBC, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Anglian Water, Barclaycard, DaimlerChrysler, Jaguar Racing, Mercedes-Benz, RBS, Royal & Sun Alliance, Texas Instruments, Volvo, to government and local authorities, to sixth form colleges and the Guide Association. He is a visiting lecturer in Leadership and Teamwork at University of Bedfordshire Business School and at the University of Mannheim European MBA Programmes.
Course outline1. Welcome and inititation
2. Why personal development is important
3. Well being and what it means to you
4. ‘My life’ activity – assessing how you spend you time
5. ‘Work/Life balance questionnaire
6. How to clarify and prioritise personal goals
7. ‘Values’ activity – knowing what you really stand for
8. Johari Window – developing better self awareness
9. Creating your own personal development plan