When addressing some of the world's pressing sustainability problems, you may be faced with difficult situations where you will need to exercise influence.
Maybe you have to stand in front of a room full of people and convince them to shift their business management. Maybe you have to persuade your team to adopt new practices. Maybe you need to persuade a very powerful person to just do better.
We move through life seeking to bring others around to our way of seeing things, often coming away with the sense that 'that could have gone better' and the perfect riposte or counter argument only occurs sometime after the fact (like, in bed, at 3 in the morning...). If only we could stop these key conversations part way through, crowdsource answers and re-run the whole discussion again. Something that is impossible... until now.
The Conversations for Impact workshop is part of our Organisational Training education deliveries where we work with you to tailor the course to your organisation's needs in terms of content, methods of delivery (in-person and/or online) and more.
Between each simulation, we will pause and reflect, crowdsource insights and different solutions to the problem, choose a way forward, and re-start the simulation.
Is your organisation interested in taking part in this workshop? Get in touch.
Simulation is an innovative teaching and learning technique that relies on sharing knowledge and experience, in a setting where you can nominate the level of risk you wish to take, and try out strategies you would not normally engage in.
Recent groups of participants have included hospital boards identifying dysfunctional behaviours, state and federal politicians from different parties, dealing with cascading crises and outcomes and sustainability employees seeking to address internal challenges. Sessions run in a practical, experiential and fun way, to build your confidence and skills in leading influential conversations.
A drama graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Geoff began his career playing Dr Clive Gibbons on the iconic TV show, Neighbours.
As an actor, improviser and facilitator, Geoff Paine brings a range of disciplines to this course. He has run workshops for finance and insurance professionals, State and Federal politicians, senior health clinicians and bureaucrats and across many different sectors, all with the aim of creating capability in dealing with difficult scenarios and people. He brings creativity and engagement to an important workplace (and life) skill; how to prepare for stressful real-world interactions so that we have some choice in the outcome.
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