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Awareness in action:   Tactics aimed at developing awareness in the organisational setting.

April 15th & 16th, 2016    9:30 till 16:30


Facilitated by Olivier Montadat PTSTA (O)

The purpose of this workshop is to provide coaches, consultants, managers, HR people to develop their abilities to help their ‘clients’ (internal/external) to develop their awareness in problem solving, decision making, conflicts resolution… so that it would result in better performances for the organizations.

Venue Mountain Associates: Beechwoods, 56 Main St, Desford, LEICESTER LE9 9GR England

Content

In 1964, as Berne mentioned it, in “Games People Play”, “The attainment of Autonomy is manifested by the release or recovery of three capacities: Awareness, Spontaneity and Intimacy… Awareness means the capacity to see a coffee pot and hear the birds sing in one’s own way, and not the way one was taught”. 

In the organizational setting, Awareness requires making decisions and solving problems in ‘the here and now’ and at the same time being able to review and change tactics, methods and tools if needed. Being in ‘the here and now’ when deciding means – for example - staying in line with the organization’s purpose, conforming to the Culture, collecting information and gathering people that are most likely to be effective in the decision making process. In 1965, in his book “Propos actuels sur l’éducation (About current education)”, a French specialist in Education, Jacques Ardoino has developed an “intervention grid” based on five different levels: Individual, Inter-individual, Group, Organization and Institution. This classification fits well with TA and the way a TA practitioner can intervene within an organization. I will link this will with a range of TA concepts.   

I have linked the two models: Awareness and Levels of Intervention in order to explore how as TA practitioner we may help to develop awareness at the different levels in the organizational setting. As we will discover during the training, obstacles to Awareness are usually made of automatic processes including thinking feeling and behaviours that need to be stopped or removed.

For each of the 5 levels of intervention, delegates will be invited to reflect and possibly unveil some of their own possible limitations regarding their own automatic processes. From there, delegates will be able to devise their personal change plans. For example, human beings tend to exaggerate their ability to forecast the future, which fosters optimistic over-confidence often resulting in delays in projects and business deadlines being very often behind schedules. This occurs because when estimating time needed we are thinking about the future instead of the past and do not accurately recall how long a task actually takes. After a brief presentation, delegates will be invited to think and reflect about their process of planning and what they would maintain and change in it in order for them to be aware of the internal and subconscious pressure of their own ‘optimistic bias’. Last but not least, the training will be closed with a piece of work aimed at raising delegate’s awareness on the limits of TA and TA concepts and their relativity regarding the ‘outside world’. This last piece of work is an invitation to become more aware that as TA practitioners we can fall in the temptation of an absolute Frame of Reference with us being right and them being wrong.

Methodology

This workshop will be mainly experiential and will mix sequences of theory with live examples of situations experienced by delegates.

  1. Delegates will be invited to reflect about their own obstacles at the different levels of interventions and ways and means to mitigate or change them;
  2. Through this ‘reflective’ process they will be able to create and document their own ways to develop awareness in their clients’ organizations.


About the Facilitator
Olivier Montadat PTSTA (O) the facilitator lives in the south of Paris, France. Graduated in Economics (Master in Economics of the University of Orléans) and in Political Sciences (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris). Olivier has been a consultant for more than thirty years first beginning in IT in 1980 and latterly in Organization and Management. From 1996 to 2006 he was the Manager for the large international consultancy firm Deloitte specialising in Change Management and People. Since 2006, he has been an internal consultant, specialising in management at a large local public service organization (staff of 7000 with 1000 managers) where he delivers coaching and performs organizational diagnosis using TA. Olivier has been in TA now for 17 years. He became CTA (O) in November 2007. In June 2010, he signed a PTSTA(O) contract. 

 

Venue: Desford, Leicestershire
Exchange: £175 (+VAT).
Cancellation is two weeks prior to the workshop and there will be a £20 handling charge.
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