Please see the list of example courses for small and large groups (also possible to adapt to private coaching):
Handling stress and avoiding burnout
Stress is inevitable. It walks in and out of our lives on a regular basis. A burnout is a mixture of professional exhaustion, and disillusionment with other people, the organization, or the career, over the long term. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to minimize and cope with stress and learn how to avoid a burnout.
- Career guidance and counselling
- Combating failure in every day life activities
- Inclusive approaches
- Pedagogy and didactics
- Every day life improvement & quality evaluation
individuals committed and willing to learn further about the topic
Specific objectives of the course are:
Introduce holistic model of stress and raise understanding of stress causes, mechanisms and effects
Raise understanding of how stress impacts teaching ability
Provide the participants with practical tools for dealing with stress
Reduce the consequences of stress (such as poor health, absenteeism, lack of creativity, ineffective communication, inability to focus, more conflicts etc.) and develop healthy ways of dealing with everyday work demands
Prevent burn-out syndrome in educators
Enhance emotional self-awareness
Introduce practical tools for coping with difficult emotions
Improve the participants’ emotional balance
Help the participants to identify their stress triggers and emotional triggers at work context and come up with new, more resourceful strategies
Enhance in the participants the ability to relax
Broaden the understanding of health
- Introduction and course overview
- Ice breaking
- Individual expectations
- What is stress?
- Understanding the stress response (fight/flight versus prolonged stress)
- Physical, emotional, mental and behavioural symptoms of stress
- Relation between our thinking and stress
- Effective and ineffective ways of dealing with stress
- Relaxation exercises that help to manage stress effectively – part 1
- The impact of emotions on teaching and learning ability
- Tools for dealing with disturbing emotions
- Effects of stress in educational setting
- Assessing your personal stress triggers
- Changing not resourceful strategies
- Self-talk awareness
- Relaxation exercises - part 2
- How can I be more mindful and resourceful in the classroom? – action plan
- Summary, course evaluation and closure
Managing Cross Cultural Issues in Education
This course aims to equip the participants with the essential skills, knowledge and competencies required to work globally, cross culturally and remotely both in formal and informal roles, and helping others to develop their multi-cultural awareness.
* Career guidance and counseling
* Combating failure in education
* Inclusive approaches
* Psychological Safety
- Welcome and introductions
- Introduction to the course
- Setting our objectives and how we will work together
- Getting to know each other exercise
- Introduction to cultural awareness
- Understanding culture
- Understanding yourself
- Cross cultural communication
- The diverse workplace
- Working in diverse teams
- Inclusiveness vs. exclusiveness
- Importance of body language
- Reading non-verbal clues
- Through Other’s Eyes - a one day practical experience
- Group discussions
- Creating a strategy to take back to your workplace
- Presentation of strategies
- Summary of the course
Radical Creativity: you can’t change the reality but you can change your view
Life outside the usual routine and life worth living is a creative life. We offer a unique opportunity to experience and practice what it is like to inhabit your own story in your own authentic way and to make space for your own vision and freedom.
No matter how old you are, what is your current situation and/or what is your profession, you can always find something new, discover, surprise yourself and play.
Creativity is the natural order of life. When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the new paths in life and in self-conception and self-discovery.
This workshop – Radical Creativity - is designed for the beginners who are curious and eager to explore and wander through the new paths of radical creativity. It is spinning around the concept of challenging different points of view and going through the process together in a supportive and inspirational environment. We invite everyone to embrace their stories, their
relationship with diversity around in order to feel the change, to continue the search. We are here to build a tribe of creative rebels ready to build new kind of approach to life and their own individual stories.
The tools used:
Experiential learning, Non-verbal communication, brainstorming, visual arts, spoken word poetry, music, “Art of taking small steps”, coaching, practicing public speaking, reflection, self-discovery, creative thinking.
We help to step away from the routine and to visualize something that is new and maybe even unexpected but absolutely organic and coming from each person and because of the supported environment, is already possible to implement and make first steps to implementation.
That said, creativity is sterile if action does not follow from it. Ideas must be evaluated, improved, polished and marketed before they have any value. Using reflection, evaluation, analysis and planning tools bring you to the concrete ideas and actions. We also go through explaining time and stress management techniques that you will need when your creative ideas
exploring diversity: do i speak
Today we record as a great success the fact that growing multiculturalism, migration and movement of people with varied and different cultural backgrounds are considered usual and an ever growing phenomenon. A lot has been done in the field until now however, still a lot to do in the field. It is important to notice that there is still great animosity within local communities as well as a lot of prejudices. A lot of issues also arise as people of local communities do not acknowledge the issues at hand which creates more and more divide which is not being addressed. Those stereotypical thoughts are mainly generated as a result of the absence of adequate communication, education and the influence of the society through all types of mediums.
The idea is to approach cultural identity questions, self and other's perception through a different lens as well as to raise awareness about cultural integration, positivity and motivation to create positive patterns and a sense of belonging. As the name is suggesting, the idea is to integrate several aspects – observing, seeing the phenomenon, speaking about it and putting action in it.
We offer customized workshops involving and combining experiential learning and spoken word poetry in order to foster the most positive and inspirational effect on the participants.
The workshops aim:
-To re-explore the concepts of cultural integration, inclusion and tolerance.
-To offer space for the participants to share their experience and learn from one another.
-While using creative methods, to see current situations from a different angle.
-To develop participant's knowledge and understanding of various methods and tools that can be used to foster cultural integration and promote tolerance involving spoken word poetry as a tool for self development.
-To create a positive thinking inspired atmosphere and sense of belonging.
-To invite the participants to experience authentic spoken word poetry.
-To give participants the tools to effectively and creatively approach sensitive topics
-To help them popularize their cultural subgroups among the wider audience
-To break barriers, borders and boundaries between peers
-To enjoy and explore diversity in a fun and creative way
emotional intelligence for beginners
The course gives participants the opportunity to enhance their understanding of emotional intelligence and how to apply that understanding in the informal environment and helping others to manage change and deal with stress as well as handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
- to define emotions and Emotional Intelligence (EI)
- to distinguish emotional intelligence from other forms of intelligences
- to list the criticality of emotional intelligence in work, life and relationships
- to raise personal awareness
- to positively reframe our perspective of people and situations in order to operate and adapt more positively
- to recover from negative experiences with people and situations quicker
- to increase awareness of others and social situations
- to enhance working and personal relationships with others
- to build a mental mechanism of success in work, life and relationships for the future
The course explores communication in all aspects with a special focus on authentic communication and how it can be used in your personal and professional life. Through new knowledge and active learning methods you benefit from new experiences and ideas on how to face communication challenges in your professional (and personal) environment(s). The course consists of a mix of short theoretical inputs, concrete practices, group discussions and solo reflection moments.
Several spaces will be our working rooms and we will discover together that being out of the seminar room and the city environment can be used for learning and practicing communication.
Underlying theories and practices:
Emotional intelligence & well being
Everything we do starts with our mind, including our emotions. The world in us and around us is moving at a very high speed with frequent changes and disruptions, often linked to ambiguity leaving us a feeling of being powerless and uncertain, and often with a headache. Responses to such situations are driven by old practices and routine that have shown their efficacy and validity until now, however the rapidity of change we are witnessing is new and it requires new approaches for dealing with the stress resulting from it in order to avoid burn-out.
The course is an opportunity to develop bringing awareness to our experience moment by moment and it will offer the chance to take time out from the busyness of life and reconnect with oneself and the natural world around us.
The course invites to explore and experience:
Underlying theories and practices:
The course has been inspired by the work of Howard Gardner, Daniel Goleman, Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn, Dan Siegel, Rebecca Hintze and the use of essential oils in well-being.
The course is based on the methodological approach of experiential learning as a way to go deeper into ways to support the emotional intelligence allowing a deeper reflection, sharing of impact of the practices and appreciation of the experience. A series of theoretical studies and research's results on the impact of mindfulness meditation will be shared and used as evidence to complement the individual experience.
There will be times spent in silence to deepen the practice but this is not a silent retreat and you will have time in the evenings to engage with others if you wish to. Equally, if you feel that more space and silence is what is right for you, the course will be supportive of this. The course is open to everybody and previous practice of meditation or mindfulness is not required.
The course is there to create an inviting learning environment that supports attention, participation, learning and well-being.
We are happy to provide you with options designed especially for you!
The course can be adapted from 40 hour week course to a short workshop depending on the needs and the desired depth. The overall aim is to build the capacities to:
Many people understand that diversity and unconscious bias are important issues to grapple with, but it’s difficult to get a strong handle on them. For years, social scientists have turned their attention to stereotyping and discrimination in order to use data and scientific methods to know more about why it happens and how to stop it.
What you'll learn