The trainer will present various topics relevant to life’s challenges today. In these discussions the trainer will discuss a particular point of view about these subjects. The purpose is not for you to agree or disagree with what is said, but rather to assist you in observing how you relate to these particular subjects. In observing yourself in the training, you can learn about your principles, commitments, and relationships.
A dyad is a one-on-one interaction with another participant. You may be asked to answer a series of questions, share an experience, complete sentences, or offer coaching and feedback. You will have the opportunity to look directly at personal issues and to support your dyad partner in doing the same.
A mingle exercise involves moving throughout the room while having short interactions with many people. As in dyads, the communication you have with other people during a mingle is structured.
Small Group Exercises
At various points in the workshop you will choose a small group with an average of 5-6 other participants. You will meet with your small group to discuss and share what you are learning as well as to participate in other experiential exercises. A volunteer staff member will act as facilitator and support for your group.
During a closed-eye process the trainer will guide you through a creative visualization. Frequently music and the lowering of lights are used during these processes to facilitate relaxation and promote creativity.
You will, as part of a group, play games to reveal the competitive and cooperative strategies you use, and also to illuminate the possibility of meeting both group and individual commitments throughout your life.
Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to learn about yourself through communication: speaking about what you are learning, and listening to the experiences of others. Such sharing occurs one-on-one, in small groups, or voluntarily in front of the workshop group.
Interactions with the Trainer
If you’re interested in coaching, you may have direct interaction with the trainer. Throughout the workshop there are opportunities to learn about your personal blind spots and gaps in effectiveness as well as receive perspectives you have not considered before. We have all attained a level of success in our lives but in order to stretch to new perspectives we need to challenge the way we see certain things: or consider certain things to be “true”. Coaching conversations with the trainer are an opportunity to discover new power and possibility in key areas of your life.