We get it. Your staff are too busy to take days off work to do training. As an HR Professional or Manager, you know the value in people development, but finding the time is the biggest challenge.
So how do you find training activities that are short, yet highly impactful?
Here at Shaping Change, we have done the work for you. Our "Lunch & Learn" style sessions bring topics that can be easily delivered via the Zoom platform.
Covering everything from developing a strategic plan, to achieving work-life balance, there are topics to suit your workplace. Our facilitators are experts in their fields, and bring a wealth of knowledge to the sessions.
Don't see a topic you want? Talk to us about our other off the shelf topics, or designing a bespoke session for you.
No travel time required, these sessions are delivered at your workplace, via zoom. The sessions can accommodate up to 20 participants. That's efficient use of everyone's time.
We've all sat through painfully boring training sessions.
Not a "chalk and talk" session, we have designed all the sessions using tried and tested learning engagement methodology. Your staff leave the session with valuable takeaways, tools and actions they can implement immediately.
"There were many positive comments from our session yesterday, and participants were really impressed with your depth of knowledge and style of presentation. I knew you would nail the brief and you absolutely pitched it to the perfect level. They all seemed to get a lot out of the day and I think we will be able to use this as a good step into future development."
"Your presentation on Leading Change was engaging, inspiring and made participants reflect on how they personally cope with change. Your presentation manner was professional, engaging, educational and covered a lot of ground. The information was easy to digest and built beautifully on their previous MBTI work. So thank you again for the generous donation of your time and expertise, and for helping make our community session a genuine success - it is the contribution that you, and people like you, make to this program that enables it to be the success that it is and we look forward to inviting you back again next year."
"Thank you for another great workshop and all of the other amazing workshops this year, I can only speak for myself but I’m sure everyone else who has attended feels the same as we have had incredible feedback but I feel I have learned so much about myself and those around me through these workshops and will take these learnings with me throughout life. "
Say goodbye to Burnout…FOREVER
Beating Burnout is a 90-minute, deep-dive exploration of one of today’s leading causes of depression, PLUS a step-by-step roadmap back to productivity and overall life enjoyment.
Here are just a few of the things you will discover:
What burnout actually is, why it strikes, and how it sneaks up on you.
The 5 stages leading to burnout, and how to stop it in its tracks.
Which of your instinctive drives may be pushing you to burnout…
The 3 best character strengths you can cultivate to prevent and cure burnout.
How prone you are to burnout based on your personality, habits, and current life circumstances.
Proven practices for preventing and recovering from a burnout situation, and much, much more.
We all have emotions and we all have moods. Whether we like it or not, emotions impact our thinking and our behaviour.
Emotions are information – they are telling us something about how we and others are feeling about a situation or decision.
In this 90 minute session we explore how to use emotional intelligence to build our resilience and set ourselves up for success.
We will look at the four key components of resilience, how to build on them, and learn key tools and strategies to actively build resilience in self and others.
Change is one of the laws of our world—as concrete as the laws of gravity or motion. So long as we’re living, breathing, and moving through life, change is inevitable. It is a constant for everyone; something we need to deal with in every aspect of our lives. The problem is that we tend to think of change in a negative way.
We want to help you discover a different way to approach change in your life. When we master our mindset and take back control of our reactions, we can use change for our benefit.
In this session you’ll discover tools that will allow you to transform change from your biggest enemy to your greatest ally.
When you apply these strategies and techniques into your life, your entire experience of change will be different—your thoughts, your reactions and your ability to move through the stages of change successfully. You will be a stronger, more adaptable person who doesn’t simply survive change, but thrives in change!
Working with people is easier when you understand the nine instincts that still drive human behaviour. With the Industrial Revolution only 250 years ago, we left our hunting, gathering and village societies to work in offices and factories. However, we did not leave behind the instincts of social interaction we inherited from our ancestors.
You can take the person out of the Stone Age, but you can’t take the Stone Age out of the person!
Time and time again in the workplace, we have tried to eliminate gossiping, rivalry between business units, politics and hierarchies, Evolutionary psychology says that it is time to recognise what we are and to use this information to live in harmony with our hardwiring.
In this sessionwe explore how the instincts of clan connections, hierarchy, gossip, politics, snap judgments, status displays and competition continue to drive modern workplace interactions just as they have driven human interaction for millennia.
We will explore how the 9 Hardwired Human Instincts work together to help and hinder us in the workplace and how we can leverage them to create success in work and in life. Ros will draw on her extensive leadership experience, and her accreditations both as an emotional intelligence coach and as a Hardwired Human Instincts facilitator to bring the instincts to life and relate them to practical experiences in business.
If you are keen to learn how to better influence, to create better relationships, more effective teamwork and structure your communication to be effective, this session is a must.
The rise in office politics is the single biggest concern for managers in the 21st century, a survey of management trends has shown.
A study spotting changes over the past decade has identified colleagues working against each other to progress their careers as the major source of stress in the workplace, compared to 10 years ago when workload was the number one worry for staff.
Political behaviour is all pervasive in organisational life. It is evident to the line worker when decisions are made, by whom and why, and to the executive in preparation for an Executive or Board meetings. It shows up informally at lunches or over coffee and formally, in how people behave together in decision making, delegation, engagement and the bread and butter of succession planning and performance management. Sometimes it elicits curiosity, sometimes cynicism.
Political intelligence is also one of the least well understood of human competencies. When you mention office politics to most people, they can immediately cite bountiful examples of negative, disruptive, manipulative and generally untrustworthy behaviour in peers, managers, and/or other staff. Yet, surprisingly, most of how we get things done in communities reflects political intelligence – how decisions are reached, levels of influence, allocation of resources, and the quality of complex relationships.
In this session, we will explore what Political Intelligence actually is, how to use it effectively, and how to develop it.
In her book called Stand Out, Alison Hill writes about becoming the boss of busy. The concepts in this book are both topical and valuable in the modern world of work. So many of our clients and friends are telling us that being busy all the time is their biggest challenge. Demands on our time in life, work, families, it is all adding up to things not being fun anymore!
In a recent client survey we conducted, 28.57% of respondents reported feeling overwhelmed or burned out either fairly often or frequently. Another 57.14% reported they felt that way sometimes. The survey also showed 64.29% of respondents having difficulty managing competing priorities.
This Lunch and Learn session we to cover some of the key concepts from the book “Stand Out” and some of Ros’ own tips from emotional intelligence and human instincts to beat the overwhelm and become the boss of busy. Using the four states of overwhelm framework, we look at typical emotions and behaviours in each state, and give practical tips to move from the 3 unhelpful states to the state of “Stand Out”.
Many managers are baffled by some of the behaviours they observe in team members. While sometimes it can be symptomatic of something more dysfunctional, often it is normal and expected behaviour that we see as teams go through stages to maturity. Understanding and unpacking this range of normal behaviour, and knowing what to do at each stage of the process will help make your life as a team leader or convenor that much easier.
In this Lunch and Learn session we will cover the stages of development from a work group, through forming, storming, norming and finally to performing. At each stage we will look at the typical behaviours exhibited by those teams, and most importantly, what managers need to do to move the team to the next stage.
Based on a research project run at Google to uncover the data and science behind what made a team high performing and effective, the big secret is both surprisingly simple, yet challenging to create. In this lunch and learn, we unpack the findings and give you simple tips and techniques to successfully implement them in your team.
We are working on a number of significant culture transformation projects with clients, and one of the key levers for change that comes up repeatedly is reward and recognition. Everyone agrees that it is important, but it seems that organisations are still missing the mark when it comes to showing appreciation for employees.
Here is an interesting statistic for you: 51% of managers believe they do a good job of recognising their employees, but only 17% of their direct reports believe that the manager recognises them for doing a good job (SHRM/Globoforce 2012)
You see, the challenge is that people need to be recognised and appreciated in different ways.
In this lunch and learn we cover the “5 languages of appreciation in the workplace” and give you some valuable insights into how to recognise and appreciate your team in a way that feels meaningful to them.
We have all worked with highly effective managers, people who brought out our best, and conversely with others who….not so much!
The key to effectiveness is behavioural flexibility – having a kit bag of leadership styles that you can draw on when you need them. Leadership style is not about good/bad, right/wrong: leadership style depends on the task, people and situation to be managed.
In this lunch and learn we explore the Hay McBer 6 leadership styles (and how to use them to get the best from your team).
Are you a good Coach?
Did you know that coaching skills are fundamental to being a good manager?
In fact, 97% of organisations believe that coaching impacts positively on business performance.
But nearly half of the managers surveyed spend less than 10% of their time coaching others.
And there are a whole range of reasons for that, but one of the biggest is that managers don’t have an easy to follow road map for coaching.
Research shows that managers and leaders who become great coaches, can significantly improve employee engagement, reduce turnover, and positively impact the bottom line of their business.
In this lunch and learn, you will:
Cognitive bias is a gift of nature, providing us with the ability to make quick decisions when facing a multitude of information.
In his best-selling book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman points out that there are two systems in the brain – System 1 is unconscious and fast while system 2 is conscious, rational and careful, but painfully slow. No matter how hard we try, we cannot deactivate system 1 and our brains have the tendency to take “short-cuts”—that’s why we have stereotypes and assumption.
In this session, organisational behaviours expert Ros Cardinal will discuss our human instincts that drive our thinking, explore some of the common unconscious biases that impact in the workplace, and give you some key take-aways for challenging the barriers to creating and valuing diversity at work.
Personal productivity skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement productivity strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis - stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to them and their organisation.
In this lunch and learn session we will cover ways to help you learn these crucial strategies. You will learn a skill set that includes personal motivation, delegation skills, organisation tools, and crisis management. We’ll cover all this and more during this session.
"75% of all change initiatives fail to deliver the intended result."
James Carlopio, Professor of Management, AGSM
"Senior Executives of Fortune 500 companies stated that fewer than half of the changes in their organisations were successful and that resistance was the main cause of failure."
Rick Maurer, Beyond the Wall of Resistance
In this lunch and learn we will: