What types of exercises are included in the workshops?

There is a variety of learning opportunities to allow you to look effectively at what matters to you.  The type of learning processes in the workshop include:

Interactive Discussions   The trainer will speak about various topics relevant to contemporary adult life.  At times you may have the opportunity to have one-on-one coaching to assist you in examining your assumptions and behaviors so you can effectively move towards what is most important to you in your life.

DyadsA dyad is a one-on-one interaction with another participant.  You may be asked to answer a series of questions, tell a story, complete sentences, or assume a particular body posture. Dyads allow you to look directly at specific personal issues and to support your partner in doing so.

MinglesIn a mingle you move around the room having brief interactions with many people. As in dyads, the communication you have with other people during a mingle is structured.

GamesYou will have an opportunity to participate as a team player in a number of games to reveal your attitudes regarding competition, cooperation, strategies, leadership, and integrity.

Small-Group ExercisesYou will have a group of approximately 6–8 other participants to work with periodically during the training.  Over the course of the workshop you will meet with these participants for informal discussions about what you are learning.   A graduate of the workshops will serve as a small group leader of the group.

Closed-Eye ProcessesDuring the closed-eye process, you are guided by the trainer in visualizing situations concerning your past or your vision for your future.  During the visualization, background music will usually be playing, and the lights will usually be lowered to promote creativity.

SharingThroughout the workshop, you will have the opportunity to share about what you are learning, and listen to the experiences of others. This sharing may take place one-on-one, in small groups, or in front of the entire workshop.

Interactions with the TrainerAt times, you may have direct interaction with the trainer. The trainer’s perspective is that you are capable of dealing effectively with the circumstances in your life, that you are striving for joy, peak effectiveness, and that a stance of personal responsibility is more effective than one of being powerless in the face of life’s demands.  Interactions with the trainer are intended to be an opportunity for you to examine your assumptions.  You may feel challenged or uncomfortable in dealing with the unfamiliar.

    Homework    At the end of each day, you will be given homework to assist you in reflecting on your experience, bring greater clarity to what you are learning and prepare you for the next day's session.