Essentials of the Thinking Environment
This is a one day event
- £405.00 Members Price
- £505.00 Non Members Price
The Thinking Environment Master Class is based on The Thinking Environment®, a theory and process, whose development was created and pioneered by Nancy Kline, President of Time To Think, an international leadership development and coaching company. The Master Class will give participants principles and structures that guarantee beneficial outcomes for your organisation and the people that work there, optimising time spent in meetings and therefore costs. It provides a basis for excellence in one to ones, meetings, away days, strategic thinking and getting the best contributions from yourself and your colleagues.
Every decision, every action is as good as the thinking behind it. Meetings are one of the most common ways that we think together and it has never been more important for thinking to be of the highest quality. Quality thinking happens reliably in specific conditions. Learn about the conditions and how you can ensure they are used at your meeting in this informative and persuasive one day Master Class.
Thinking Together can: inspire activity, build productive relationships, solve difficulties, make progress on personal issues, distil ideas into decisions, provide direction and make people feel a valuable part of something worthwhile.
Staff at all levels in higher education who are responsible for meetings, and for the dynamics of effective collaborative working.
If you would like to attend the seminar please return the completed booking form to Tori Senior, Marketing Coordinator, T: 0207 849 6908
The event fees include all costs associated with:
- Lunch and refreshments during the programme times
- External speakers
Leadership Foundation Associate
Shirley Wardell has been a leadership skills trainer since 1995. She is an owner-director of Evolve LEADTEAM Ltd, as well as the business development director of the Adair Leadership Foundation.
Shirley is also a senior Thinking Environment consultant and coach. The ‘Thinking Environment’ is a model of excellence for organisational relationships, change management and individual development. In addition to using this approach with commercial clients, Shirley has applied it successfully in higher education in disciplines, ranging from chemical engineering to the arts. Shirley also has expertise in John Adair’s Action Centred Leadership model, and is engaged in research into developing a coaching framework for leadership development based on this approach.
Shirley trains undergraduates and postgraduates in leadership skills at the University of Surrey and the University of Southampton. She contributes directly to leadership and coaching research projects conducted by the University of Surrey, School of Management. Shirley has also been a leadership trainer at the National School of Government since 1997, and has delivered courses for the Department for Education, the Department of Constitutional Affairs (now the Ministry of Justice) and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now the Department for Communities and Local Government). Her commercial clients include Andrew Page, BP, Robert Bosch Ltd., Blaupunkt, TMP World Wide/Monster, Best People in IT and Digital Steps.
Shirley has a diploma in performance coaching and is a member of the Association of Coaches, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a member of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, as well as a Licentiate Teacher in Speech and Drama.
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