Online Learning Labs

On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it

Gregory S. Williams

Online Learning Labs - Support for individual leaders

In response to the Covid-19 crisis we have been collaborating with our colleagues at Management Futures to bring you a programme of calendared Learning Lab events which can be accessed easily by individuals.

These are a mix of sharing experience, new thought and practical, immediate takeaways – on topics such as harnessing collaboration between teams, removing the blocks to performance in virtual teams and immediate actions to improve the performance in a work group.

This 90-minute sessions are facilitated live on Zoom and provide real-world practical learning and the chance to connect with others who are passionate about Leadership Skills and High Performance. Each lab focuses on a particular stimulating theme.

Places are first come, first served. BOOK YOUR PLACE to avoid disappointment.

Brathay Online Learning Labs
Brathay's Next Learning Lab

The Next Learning Lab

Crucial Conversations in Complex Times - 3rd June @ 14:00 (BST)

Can we be caring and candid at the same time?

Organisations and individuals are experiencing enormous pressure during the Covid-19 crisis. Looking ahead, we are all going to have to navigate a dramatically shifted landscape. Roles and ways of working will be re-defined, and we will need to maintain an open dialogue as we adapt to the new reality.

In order to do this quickly and effectively, leaders will need to have a frequent flow of conversations about what is going well, what isn't, what can be done differently and how everyone can feel supported, motivated and able to perform at their very best.

The purpose of this session is to explore how, through such conversations, leaders can manage performance effectively, whilst simultaneously offering caring support. This is going to require some very specific skills and approaches.

Through a blend of live demonstrations, input, and small group discussions, you will gain insight into:

  • What best practice looks like - and some common pitfalls to avoid.
  • 5 key skills for conversations that are both caring and candid, combining psychological safety with honesty.
  • The patterns at use in your current approach, enabling you to identify your strengths and what you can improve.
  • The range of conversations you need to be prepared for, and can initiate immediately.
  • How to shift your mindset to make these conversations more comfortable, so you feel confident initiating them.

Don't miss out! Places are first come, first served. BOOK YOUR PLACE to avoid disappointment.

Inclusive Leadership in the New Normal - 17th June @ 14:00 (BST)

We will not be hearing equally from everyone – and at a time when we are innovating, it’s the people who think differently we may need to hear from the most.

How we all work has changed, and we have adapted. We are working remotely and working flexibly, compartmentalising our days, accepting that the boundaries between our personal and professional lives are blurring. The inclusivity of our culture matters now more than ever as we scramble to respond. We need to tap into new ideas, and also hear and respond to questions and concerns that challenge us without fear or favour. The more diverse the thinking and experience we can draw upon, the more robust the decision making.

Taking conscious steps to maintain authentic inclusion allows everyone to feel an equal part of an organisation. People can share their ideas and their circumstances, the organisation has the opportunity to adapt, and we benefit from renewed energy and commitment. Less energy is spent on “covering” and more energy contributing creatively, realising our collective potential. Wanting to create an inclusive environment is not enough. It takes real skill and self awareness.

Through a blend of theory, demonstrations and discussion, you will gain insight into:

  • Our current effectiveness in inclusive leadership
  • 5 things we can do immediately to improve inclusion
  • Examine your assumptions and take action to reduce stressful situations
  • What is ally-ship and what are your responsibilities?
  • Understand how our own Unconscious Biases influence our decision making under pressure

Don't miss out! Places are first come, first served. BOOK YOUR PLACE to avoid disappointment.

Not seeing topics that suit your needs?

Get in touch with our team to discuss what else we are developing and how we can best support your team and organisation through this crisis!

Brathay’s reputation has been built on bespoke work and longstanding client relationships, some going back over 30 years. Although our residential sites are closed, our team are available to discuss and design interactive programmes and workshops to suit your needs.

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