In order to assist the small and start-up business community, the School of Life offers a selection of key business workshops in our public program. These provide a cost-effective way for start-ups or smaller businesses to access the support of developing key emotional skills to thrive in their professional lives and to sustain themselves, others and their business over time.
Businesses need to be agile, and people increasingly do too. In fact, 91% of human resource directors say that, by 2018, adaptability will be a major trait for which to recruit.
In this three-hour session, we will:
- Discuss why we often fear change and how we can come to fear it less
- Practise techniques for cultivating an open mind towards change and new strategies for implementing it
- Learn imaginative techniques for developing new ideas, rather than relying on old paradigms
- Learn methods for coping with uncertainty and setbacks and for embracing improvisation, uncertainty and growth
9.15 Arrival, tea, coffee and pastries, meet and greet
9.30 Part 1 commences
10.30 Break (times vary)
10.45 Part 2 commences
11.45 Workshop concludes, reflections & questions
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
– Stephen Hawking
ABOUT BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Many of the most pressing problems of the modern workplace have to do with shortfalls in emotional intelligence – rather than with deficiencies in technical or ‘hard’ skills. Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs – and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence – our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace. They also provide the opportunity for informal networking with other business professionals.
Julian Waters-Lynch is fascinated by both the changing experiences and enduring qualities of work and organisational life. Over the past fifteen years he has found himself getting paid to play piano, translate Spanish, teach classes across primary, secondary and tertiary education, mentor social entrepreneurs, run a startup accelerator, make coffee, design leadership programs, facilitate innovation workshops and deliver keynotes on work futures (not in that order).
Julian is particularly curious about the gap many of us hold between our current experiences and desired futures for work, and how more responsive and meaningful work practices might enable more of us to engage in work we love in organisations that thrive.