What’s Your Workplace Superpower?
Date: October 25, 2018
Facilitator: Darcy Roberts
Join Darcy Roberts for an interactive, hands-on session using a facilitated LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® approach. Come learn more about yourself and your not-for-profit colleagues as we explore our strengths (our workplace superpowers!) and what’s possible for ourselves and our organizations through the magic of a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY session.
This session will a hands-on, immersive experience that you have likely never experienced before. This is not your children playing with LEGO on the living room floor, this is a carefully facilitated “hard play” experience for adults who are facing real challenges in the workplace! Play is our natural way of adapting and developing new skills. It keeps us open to new opportunities and leads to social bonding. Play can drive home abstract concepts and complex issues. And best of all – there are no wrong answers!
While it’s been used across Europe and is becoming quite popular in various parts of Asia, the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitation approach is just beginning in North America.
LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is a hands-on approach for unleashing creativity.
By the end of our morning together you will:
- Explore your workplace superpower and what you bring to your organization.
- Share insights and commonalities with your peers while you start creating relationships with colleagues from other organizations.
- Start seeing yourself – and your workplace – from a more holistic point of view.
Darcy Roberts, ACC is a certified career coach, speaker and facilitator in Oakville who wants people to love their work. She works with businesses and organizations to create high performing teams by helping individuals and teams get more – from themselves and from each other. Since early 2017 Darcy has introduced manufacturing, government, not for profit and women’s groups to the magic of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®.
The Key to Leadership Success: Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
Date: November 22, 2018
Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well-developed soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge. The best thing leaders can do to improve their effectiveness is become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making. This workshop will give specific strategies that leaders can implement to improve their emotional intelligence, resulting in more effective relationships, deeper empathy, a realistic assessment of strengths and weaknesses, a better idea of what gaps need to be filled and a more engaged workforce.
- The differences between a boss and a leader
- Examples of global leaders who have high EQ vs those who don’t
- Discussion of Emotional Intelligence competencies
- Stats and case studies on the ROI of self-aware leaders
- Tactical ways leaders can develop EQ and self-awareness
- Equipping leaders to be better coaches
- Key strategies to get buy-in for behavior change
- The impact on culture
- Experiential EQ exercises throughout the workshop
By the end of this session participants will discover:
- How to build stronger relationships at work
- How to listen with empathy and compassion
- A better understanding of your strengths and blind spots
- How to have more effective coaching conversations
- A deeper awareness of your unique behaviour patterns
- How to respond instead of react in stressful situations
- An action plan to further develop your skills
For the last 10 years Kristen has consulted with hundreds of organizations in various industries helping them create more positive and productive workplaces. Her specialties have been talent management, leadership development, organizational wellness, team effectiveness and performance management.
In January 2017 she started her coaching practice so that she could work with more individuals on a one-on-one basis and have a deeper impact. Her mission in the workplace is to help leaders develop greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence, lead with courage, reach their full potential and bring out the best in their people. She also works with individuals in a personal setting who want to have more balance, meaning, clarity and fulfillment in their lives. She’s dedicated to supporting individuals in becoming more aware of their strengths, blind spots, values and purpose. www.kristenharcourt.com