Most meetings are so crammed that little attention is given to reflecting: on our work, relationships, hopes, or deepest purposes. A growing body of evidence tells us that reflective practices in meetings can greatly improve group communication and effectiveness.
Especially when time is precious, so, in fact, is reflection; effective practice can provide interruptions to dysfunctional communication patterns, enhance clarity, and foster new connections between people and ideas - in any meeting situation. In situations of decision-making, reflection allows a group to tap into its deepest purposes, avoid groupthink, limit mistakes, get creative, and maximize impact. This workshop offers a wide variety of techniques that will allow you to make even a crammed meeting feel spacious and connected.
- Understand the neurobiology of reflection and the deep purposes of reflection for work in groups.
- Learn how to lead activities that support connection to self and others in service of a shared purpose.
- Gather a wide variety of techniques that will allow you to make even a crammed meeting feel spacious and connected.
- Use reflective and artistic exercises that tap into a group’s creative resource.
As a result of this workshop, you will be equipped to:
- Connect a group more deeply to the purpose of their meetings, to themselves, and to their creative capacity.
- Tap into the more creative, more intuitive parts of one’s intelligences.
- Lead reflective exercises before, during, and after a meeting to help build creativity, eagerness to listen, and empathy.Avoid groupthink, impulse towards conflict, and distractedness in a group setting.
- Equip groups to make decisions more collaboratively, thoughtfully, and for maximal impact.
Who might participate:
- Nonprofit leaders looking to inspire creativity as they guide their organizations through a process of planning or transition
- Executives facilitating meetings that are crammed full of agenda items, reports, and interruptions
- Family therapists wanting to avoid reactionary outbursts and aggressive behavior from their clients during sessions
- Resident assistants and directors developing new tools to enhance their programming and help them deal with resident conflicts
There are no upcoming events for this workshop right now. Please check back later or contact us.
Reflection, Preparation and Purpose, Interpersonal Skills, Small Group Exercises, Neuropsychology Research
Opened me up to a new way of thinking and a new way of opening up conversation.