Harnessing Strengths in the Workplace Training Course [a Cambridge Network Course]


This workshop is founded on the growing body of research demonstrating the benefits of strengths-based approaches to managing ourselves and our organisations.  More than just another “string to their bow”, adopting a strength-based philosophy and practice gives line managers and team leaders a means of truly energising their teams, enhancing their performance and optimising how they work together.

Dates Thursday, January 28, 2021 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 09:30 to 12:30
Venue Eagle Labs, 7-8 Clifton Court, Cambridge, CB1 7BN
Contact Name Sara Baxter
Email sara.baxter@cambridgenetwork.co.uk
Contact Phone 01223 746801
Website Event website

Event details:

  • I’d like to find a new way to develop my team and help us work together more effectively.
  • How can I energise my team members and play to their strengths?
  • How might playing to my own strengths help me to be effective and energised?

The Concept

This workshop is founded on the growing body of research demonstrating the benefits of strengths-based approaches to managing ourselves and our organisations.  More than just another “string to their bow”, adopting a strength-based philosophy and practice gives line managers and team leaders a means of truly energising their teams, enhancing their performance and optimising how they work together.

The workshop will explore how this can be done.  It will utilise the Strengthscope® instrument to enable managers/team leaders first to explore and apply the thinking to themselves before going on to consider how they might adopt a strengths-based approach in the development of their teams – individually and collectively.

The Structure

The workshop duration will be a half-day.  Prior to the workshop participants will complete the Strengthscope® instrument.  After the workshop there will be an opportunity to supplement this with the 360 feedback component if wished.

Workshop Outline

The workshop will be highly participative, and the content and process will be as follows:

  • Discussion of the philosophy and benefits of strengths-based development.
  • “Strengths-spotting” exercise in pairs/trios to uncover key strengths before looking at the reports.
  • Introduction to the Strengthscope® reports.
  • Participants review their reports individually, utilising some questions provided for reflection.
  • Back in their pairs/trios, they then each take a turn to discuss:
  • Their strengths, how they apply them in their role as a manager/team leader, and how they could use them more, or more effectively.
  • Any performance risks to be aware of – strengths in over-drive or limiting weaknesses – and strategies to deploy to mitigate these.
  • Small group exercise to generate practical ideas regarding how to use the strengths-based approach with their own teams (with or without using the Strengthscope® reports).
  • Feedback in large group, with tutors providing further input, ideas and tools on where, when and how to utilise strengths-based approaches.

 

Duration: Half day Credits: 1.9
Times: 9.30-12.30 Member Cost: £290.00+VAT
Max. Delegates: 12 Non-Member Cost: £435.00+VAT

 

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Paul has worked as a senior learning and development professional in a number of companies, spanning retailing, financial services and utilities. In these roles he specialised in extended management development programmes which has continued into his current practice. More recently he has developed a consultancy practice specialising in the support of high technology, pharmaceutical and engineering businesses across the UK, but with a focus on the Cambridge area. His consultancy concentrates on individual, team and organisation development, and he has developed a range of high impact workshops, blended with coaching support. Paul is also an accredited practitioner for MBTI, Insights and Belbin. All of these services and workshops are now available online and I can deliver on a variety of platforms.