EVENTS

The Self Leadership Initiative predominantly works with teams in organisations such as charities, corporates and universities, however, you as an individual may still need pointing in the right direction for becoming a self leader outside of the support of such an organisation.

You are here because you want to work on yourself using the tools you already have available (because, sometimes, just reading up isn’t enough), interact with others on this path and get the chance to practice new skills. Well done you!

Below are the latest events that The Self Leadership Initiative will be hosting, which are open to all individuals to attend. If you wish to make a private booking for your team please do be in touch.

TOOLS FOR RESILIENCE, 16TH SEPTEMBER, 90 MINS

Three models that help you to bounce back from challenges.

Resilience is the ability to recover from setbacks and persist in the face of challenges. So what are the skills of resilient people?

Being able to cope with challenges takes a great deal of self care and understanding. This workshop will help you to understand some of the psychological factors at play when you are going through stress, challenge and new experiences so that you are able to be more mindful moving forwards.

  • Learn the four stages of learning and how resilience needs change at each stage
  • Learn how the comfort-stretch model allows you to implement self care and develop a resilience ‘muscle’ over time
  • Know the difference between growth and fixed mindset
  • Understand how a growth mindset allows people to bounce back quicker
  • Apply these models to your own life
  • Develop an action plan for your own resilience

This event will be run via zoom meeting and is practical. Be prepared to discuss ideas, practice tools, work in groups and use the chat to get the most out of the session.

UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT, 23RD SEPTEMBER, 90 MINS

Explore the inner drives behind conflict in order take an empathetic approach

Ever said to yourself ‘they push my buttons’ or ‘they made me angry’? What is it that pulls us into conflict and how can we better avoid it?

Each of us has a set of values and patterns that we live by which are often unnoticed. When these are challenged or disrespected that is when we are most likely to find a conflict escalating. By becoming aware of what our needs and value systems are we are more able to navigate challenges calmly.

  • Learn a model of conflict hooks
  • Explore and identify your own hooks and how they may have affected your previous conflicts
  • Begin to recognise potential hooks in others to be more empathetic
  • Learn how to use ‘I statements’ and ‘requests’ to tackle challenging situations more calmly
  • Plan your own next steps for conflict situations

This event will be run via zoom meeting and is practical. Be prepared to discuss ideas, practice tools, work in groups and use the chat to get the most out of the session.

COMMUNICATING WITH LESS CONFLICT, 14TH OCTOBER, 2 HOURS

Using Non Violent Communication to collaborate through challenges.

When tensions are high and people have conflicting views or needs, the key to collaborating is careful communication.

This workshop will help you recognise the underlying emotions and unmet needs that are escalating a conflict – allowing you to diffiuse the situation with non-judgement and objectivity. We will use a model of Non Violent Communication (NVC) to practice moving from conflict to a workable solution for all parties.

  • Understand what is meant by Non-Violent Communication
  • Distinguish between jusgements, opinions and facts
  • Work through a conflict scenario from your own setting
  • Identify the unmet needs and emotions that are providing challenge
  • Learn to use ‘I statements’ and ‘requests’ to communicate more harmoniously

This event will be run via zoom meeting and is practical. Be prepared to discuss ideas, practice tools, work in groups and use the chat to get the most out of the session.

The session will not be recorded. You will be sent a follow up handout covering key concepts.

GRATITUDE FOR WELLBEING, 28TH OCTOBER, 60 MINS

The science of living a happier life.

What’s the secret to a happier and more fulfilled you? It might just be gratitude!

Positive Psychologists have proven that practicing daily gratitude is a great way to raise your wellbeing, resilience and reduce the impact of stress and negative events. This workshop will help you to get started in your own gratitude practice and try out some of the most effective gratitude tools.

  • Know the science of why gratitude works
  • Learn how to get a long term boost through gratitude journaling
  • Try out short term reflections for a quick pick me up
  • Learn how to bring gratitude into your relationships
  • Take away some handy journal prompts

This event will be run via zoom meeting and is practical. Be prepared to discuss ideas, practice tools, work in groups and use the chat to get the most out of the session.

The session will not be recorded. You will be sent a follow up handout covering key concepts.

PAST EVENTS

An overview of recent workshops we have held.

UNDERSTANDING SELF MOTIVATION, 9TH SEPTEMBER, 60 MINS

Learn to speak the language of the mind to get the most out of your day.

Have you ever found yourself struggling to get going? Can’t find the words to get your team up and running? There may be a reason why…

The way we speak to ourselves has a massive impact on how we feel and engage with tasks. This workshop will introduce you to some basic Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) to help you understand your motivational style and how your self talk patterns are affecting your progress on goals.

  • Learn about two different motivational styles
  • Identify your current patterns and how they are impacting you
  • Practice rephrasing your inner voice to feel more ready to take on tasks
  • Explore how motivational language is affecting team members and colleagues
  • Learn a self motivation tool to take control of your mood