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
9.15am Arrival, tea, coffee and pastries, meet and greet
9.30am Part 1 commences
10.30am Break (times vary)
10.45am Part 2 commences
11.45am Workshop concludes, reflections & questions
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
– Stephen Hawking
Michael Bartura is a mindfulness-based life and leadership coach and a group facilitator working with individuals and organisations seeking transformation and conscious business development. He was a senior manager in the private and not-for-profit sectors for over 15 years before switching to teaching, training and coaching. In recent years, he establish a pilot training program focused on designing an integrated Mind-Body approach to leadership education at the East West Learning Centre in Singapore, and now runs an online coaching social venture called TeamUp as well as directing strategy and development for the SLOW school of Business in Melbourne.
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.