GROUP WORKSHOPS ARE ...

  • Conducted online, making them easy to organise.
  • Cost effective as the entire staff or team are learning at the same time.
  • Important as the information is up-to-date and means questions can be asked at the same time.
  • Social events, bringing employees together who might not necesarily see each other.
  • Fun, with plenty of quizes and exercises to enable attendees to truly understand the subject area.
  • . . . and more; all you have to do is ask.
This is my most popular workshop, I think this is because team building courses can be applied to many group situations. No more so when you are at the birth of a fresh group formation, for instance, when a new project commences involving new employees, may be from other departments or locations.
It can also be useful as part of an induction process for students beginning University, new colleagues joining a business or organization to aid integration or when a project is struggling, i.e. the team appear conflicted or when the objective appears difficult to meet.

Change Now.

Attendees of 'Direct Action Change Now: Group Dynamics Workshop' 8 hour workshop will:-
  • Begin with an icebreaker to develop energy, and to create a healthy mindset amongst team or staff members. These exercises can be easily applied to the everyday workplace. For instance, to prepare staff members for a staff meeting or group presentation.
  • Gain techniques to provide healthy and quick team building, support the group, ensuring dynamics are cohesive and individuals trust and are dependent on each other.
  • Provide activities to create openess amongst members, increase trust and encourage collaboration.
  • Highlight useful methods to get groups to have unified creative thinking and develop innovative ideas.
  • Guide group members to learn about their individual selves; learn how these can develop individual work progression and the development of the group.
  • Give guidance as to how to prevent conflict in the group, which could be deterimental to the life cycle of the team.
  • Show how to analylise difficult situations; not to see difficulty as a stumbling block and flip these into postive developments for social cohesion amongst members.
  • Provide clear direction as to how any group difficulties be understood by the group as a whole.
  • Give strategies as to how all members can get a clear understanding of a situation before a unified decision is made.
  • Demonstrate models for good group goal setting and show how to implement them. Reviews the processes to narrowing down ideas and the considerations as to how to determine the best option.
  • Include activities to aid personal career development, which will also support the entire group dynamics.
  • Show that all members can lead the way, irrespective of culture or seniority.
  • Provide methods to improve internal relationships.
  • Use team-building exercises to enable individuals to recogise their own strengths and how this can support the group.
  • Demonstrate how specific questioning skills can be used to gain knowledge about a situation and empathic responses which are imperative actions by members to ensure the dynamics work at their optimum level.
  • Explain how the consideration of cultural values is vital to idea development.
  • Show how to measure the level of group dynamics, and I will explain why this should be done regularly by all members rather than just the team leader.
  • Include a pack of resources for individuals to take away and use in the workplace.