Yes, it’s a long title isn’t it? But that’s how it is.
We can’t take thoughtful action without spending time understanding the complexity of bystanding behaviour. This sophisticated program helps us understand why we don’t engage in ways that our organizations expect us to, or in ways to solve the many critical issues threatening our planet, our health, wealth and institutions. The program will help develop new perspectives which, when coupled with new tools, will enable us to act more strategically and to greater effect.
20 places are reserved for those who register for Day 1 only and 20 places are reserved for both Days 1 & 2.
These workshops will interest: CEO’s, Executives, Board Members, Directors, Senior Managers, HR & OD Practitioners, Change Agents, Social Scientists and Planners, Educators, Politicians, Futurists, Legal and Welfare Planners, Senior Government, NGO and Not for Profit Directors.
Key to understanding why people ‘stand by’, on the one hand, and why people make a conscious choice to act, on the other, is an appreciation of the hidden mental structures that unconsciously disempower most people. With this appreciation we can look for and adopt more enIbling mental structures that support engagement, empowerment and action.
Participants will experience the impact of these two types of hidden mental structures (pyramidal and parabolic) on their everyday behaviour. They will see how a change in their mental structure facilitates a mindset change which in turn underpins behavioural, organizational and whole systems change.
Many people have come to this workshop wanting to know how to get others to change. They leave with an emerging new perspective; not how to get others to change but rather how to work with people so that in partnership they can instigate sustainable change.
This shift in consciousness appears subtle yet is significant and core to the processes and tools you will learn in the workshop.
Integrating this new consciousness will increase your capability as a leader and change agent, and give you a greater sense of well-grounded optimism about what is possible.
New mindsets form the foundations for new organizations that are more capable of responding to the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. Parabolic mindsets can help people work more effectively within traditional structures. In addition they can facilitate an evolutionary change from the traditional organizational structure to a new parabolic structure to further enhance an organization’s capacity to work with complexity.
Participants will experience how parabolic mindsets help people align their hearts and minds to achieving their organization’s purpose. They will experiment with a range of tools that make the best use of their people’s intelligence and creativity and better equip them to handle uncertainty and complexity. They will develop insights into creating more resilient and innovative organizations.
We have found that outcomes differ according to the individual. People tell us that they learn about a range of empowering tools and strategies that help open up dialogue, understand the complexity of systems and the role of partnership, and make better use of everyone’s intelligence and creativity. They tell us they have greater clarity about the steps they can take to help facilitate organizational change.
These experiences are reflected in the Testimonials page.
Praise for this work
‘I attended the “From Bystanding to Understanding and Action” with curiosity and excited anticipation, as I wasn't really sure what to expect. I was engaged and challenged with new methods of approach which changed my perception and understanding. I left with a deeper appreciation of purpose and new ideas of how to engage more meaningfully with people. A very enlightening experience.’
CEO, South Gippsland Council
‘This has been a profound experience for me. I have had an epiphany about my leadership.’
Associate General Secretary
Uniting Church in Australia, National AssemblyMore testimonials »