All modules are 90 minutes in length
Building an 'Alliance' With Your Direct Reports
Whether you manage one individual or a whole team, this module is meant for you. Using the concept of 'the Alliance,' we'll support managers to foster honest, transparent conversations with their direct reports in order to establish a mutually beneficial relationship whereby the employer receives great value from an employee's contributions and, in return, the employee has meaningful opportunities to grow towards their long term goals.
Understanding Your Leadership Style
This thought-provoking module explores Daniel Goleman’s emotional leadership styles framework in order to develop an adaptive approach to stakeholder engagement and determine the behaviours that will serve participants' efforts to lead effectively. We'll prompt participants to flex their self-awareness muscles to consider the leadership styles that they're most and least likely to adopt, deepening their learnings from their Acre Frameworks Discovery Session.
Unlocking Professional Curiosity
When we get comfortable in our careers, it can be easy to lose sight of the value that professional curiosity can add to the workplace. This module aims to inspire teams to reconnect with their inner sense of curiosity. To do so, we'll introduce the concept of asking powerful questions in order to harness a growth mindset and ultimately, to engage more effectively with key stakeholders.
Managing Stress Cycles in a Virtual World
Remote working presents a variety of intimidating psycho-social risk factors. We'll invite participants to consider how their behaviours impact their ability to thrive in a virtual setting, enabling them to understand how to support each other and to perform more effectively as a team. To conclude, we'll explore evidence-based strategies for stress management in the 'new normal.'
Developing a Growth Mindset
Often an excellent start to any team's development journey, our Developing a Growth Mindset module helps teams develop awareness around the many things that prevent us from embracing challenges and feedback as opportunities, rather than roadblocks. This, in turn, allows us to support participants to take a proactive approach to personal and professional growth.
Forming Habits & Setting Goals
Knowledge is power and this module is designed to prove exactly that. We'll explore practical strategies aimed at abandoning unhelpful habits and replacing them with productive ones. We'll prompt teams to critically analyse the individual and collective habits that drive their progress forward, concluding the session with goal setting to envoke meaningful behaviour change.
Leading with Courage
In the wise words of Dr. Brené Brown, "The world is desperate for braver leaders. It’s time for all of us to step up." This module is a 'go-to' foundational building block to help teams debunk the idea that vulnerability is synonymous with weakness. On the contrary, we'll consider how a culture of openness, honesty and non-judgment can increase productivity and overall performance.
Giving Effective Feedback
As human beings, we tend to avoid giving honest feedback for fear of hurting feelings. Using Kim Scott's Radical Candor feedback framework, this module demonstrates that being clear is being kind. By approaching feedback with curiosity, we'll equip participants with productive coaching strategies to avoid getting defensive and to embrace opportunities for change.
Finding Balance in a Virtual World
This module enables teams to step away from the day-to-day to reflect on what a productive, engaging, and healthy virtual workday looks like. Using a proven coaching tool, we'll facilitate meaningful, candid conversations about sustainable steps that can be taken to achieve a desired balance between work and home life.
Embracing Your Personal Brand & Values-Led Leadership
We all have our own unique style but we don't always know how to make the most of it. This module involves a deep dive into understanding our personal values and how they impact the way we 'show up' at work. We then support participants to communicate their values in order to develop and showcase an engaging leadership style.
As businesses become increasingly global in scale, it is crucial that teams understand how to effectively navigate the unique cultural differences that come with them. This two-part module equips participants with practical strategies for evaluating, leading and adapting in a global team.
How to Deal with 'Difficult People'
In our How to Deal with 'Difficult People' double module, we'll support participants to identify and understand the negative effect that toxic communication styles can have on an individual or team's ability to collaborate effectively. We'll then offer a range of non-violent communication techniques that can be used to rein them in.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
When we manage our emotions well in the workplace, it encourages collaboration and enables teams to thrive. In this double module, we'll tackle common barriers associated with showing empathy and building rapport in a remote landscape, offering useful coaching tools for increasing EQ along the way.
Overcoming Negative Self-Talk & Building Resilience
Negative self-talk can have a detrimental effect on our self-worth and discourage us from stretching outside of our comfort zones. In this double module, we'll unpack the limiting effects of self-criticism at work and support participants to eliminate unhealthy 'negative' emotions on the day-to-day.
Trust as a Feature of Psychological Safety
In this double module, we'll explore Amy Edmonson's concepts of psychological safety to facilitate courageous conversations that demonstrate levels of trust in your team, how each individual is choosing to 'show up' at work and ultimately, how the team can support each other to deliver more effectively on collective objectives.
This highly interactive module gives teams valuable time and space to switch on their creative and critically analytical minds. It begins with a shared exploration of individuals’ behavioural preferences from the OPQ and concludes with a creative thinking exercise that can be applied to day-to-day routines that will encourage more innovative, improved ways of working.
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