S*Marts Workshops: Leadership at All Levels
My interactive workshops and explorations offer tools and approaches to work and life challenges presented with energy and humor. In addition to the examples below, I can create a custom workshop to meet your organizational or programmatic needs. Workshops can be adapted for a 60-minute, 90-minute, half-day or full day presentation. Topics can be combined for multi-day retreats
Ally Skills, Harassment Resistance, and Active Bystander Intervention Training offers effective approaches and tools for resisting harassment and bullying, and ways to act as an ally when others are being harassed.
Leadership and Inclusion workshops focus on communication skills, emotional intelligence, and how to create workplaces and professional spaces that are fully inclusive.
Explorations are a deeper dive into ways to change habits of thought and behavior suitable for multi-session workplace offerings, or multi-day retreats.
Include is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is being invited to the table. Inclusion is being asked to help plan the event.
Inclusion occurs when everyone in an organization has an equal and meaningful opportunity to participate and contribute, regardless of their differences and without having to hide those differences or conform to the norms of the dominant culture. Diversity is required for inclusion, but it is not sufficient. Creating an inclusive organization or workplace requires leaders who understand the barriers to inclusion and the challenges of breaking down those barriers. This workshop is based on current research into what works to increase experiences of inclusion, including ways to counter the impact of implicit bias, the importance of allies, and the importance of questioning beliefs about where and when work gets done.
Help for the Overwhelmed: Reduce Stress and Create Ease
Learn how to create ease and satisfaction by increasing your ability to respond rather than react. Give up blame, stop being nice, learn to say, "No," and take response-ability for your experience. We'll explore these topics:
The Source of Your Experience is You
The Difference Between Responsibility and Blame
You're in Charge: How to Stop Reacting and Start Responding
How Self-Awareness Makes it Easier to Say "No"
The Opposite of "Nice" is not "Nasty:" Kindness Comes from Honesty and Authenticity
Step Into Your Personal Power: How to Lead With Authenticity, Honesty, Kindness
How does mindfulness, and the self-awareness mindfulness brings, produce the self-confidence, authenticity, and clarity that are at the root of excellence in leadership in your life, your career, and your community? Learn how to step into your power, recognized your strengths, and create and live into your own vision of leadership. We’ll start with a short session of mindfulness meditation, then learn how to use visualization and body language to tap into your personal power. We’ll explore how to bring your whole self to every situation, how telling the truth really works, and how being kind is different from, and more helpful than, being nice.
Follow the Leader - You!
Leadership begins with how you lead your own life. Spend some time in playful exploration of what makes you, you. We’ll look at how self-awareness produces the self-confidence, authenticity, and clarity that are at the root of excellence in leadership in your life, your career, and your community. You'll learn how to step into your power, and you'll create a vision and a mission statement for your life. Topics covered include:
Leadership and Power
The Source of your Experience
The Three-Step Formula for Change
Get Real: The Power of Authenticity
What would happen if you showed up in your life in as Your Authentic Self? We'll explore that question and all that it evokes: fear, insecurity, uncertainty, discomfort. Learn how to free up your energy and creativity by dropping the masks of image. Leave your Imaginary Self behind, and emerge as the powerful being you truly are. This workshop includes:
Authenticity is Sensational: How Listening to Your Body Leads You to Truth
Dismantling Taboos and Prohibitions That Hold Your Imaginary Self In Place
How Authenticity Increases Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness
Powerful Communication: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say, and Be Heard!
How often do you find yourself thinking (or saying) "But that's not what I meant!"? How often do you hear it from others? Clear and effective communication is the foundation for good relationships. This playdate will reveal your most common communication glitches, and ways to correct and prevent them.
Honesty is Easier: How Telling the Truth Reduces Stress
Words Get in the Way: The Many Ways We Communicate
Simple, Clear, Direct: The Formula For Challenging Communication
The Right Medium for the Message: When to Write, to Call, and to Meet