What employees really want is to be seen and heard. When the pace is so fast and there is tremendous pressure to deliver and provide results we don’t always take the time that we should in communicating with our direct reports and colleagues. This workshop is about making all the difference by focusing on mindful listening and speaking.
This 8 hour mindful communication training programme is a focused, dynamic, and highly practical workshop for managers.
Apply mindfulness listening and speaking to our interactions in order to:
Be more focused when we communicate;
Connect and collaborate mindfully with peers and teams;
Learn more about the impact we have on others.
This workshop is run within organisations to give middle and C-level executives a leading edge through applying mindfulness listening and speaking.
The programme is centered on understanding more about mindful communication – why and how. There are many exercises that are done in pairs and small groups to practice these new competencies and develop awareness while listening and speaking.
Part 1 – Introduction
Introducing Mindful Communication.
What is mindfulness?
Difference between regular listening and speaking and doing so mindfully.
Introducing Formal Practice - Mindfulness Meditation.
Introducing Mindfulness without Meditation - Informal Mindfulness Practices that can be used in the workplace.
Part 2 – Mindful Attitudes
This module is centered on Mindfulness Attitudes and how they can assist us in communicating with others.
Understanding perception and subjectivity.
Present moment awareness.
Developing mindful attitude of beginners mind and opening up to new experiences.
The non-judgmental listener.
Informal Mindfulness Practices for listening and speaking.
Part 3 – Reflection and Feedback
This module is centered on developing these competencies.
How to reflect?
What is encouragement and why is it needed.
Part 4 - Insight
This module is a wrap up and to define small steps to integrating mindful communication into everyday conversations.
Summary of learning.
How to implement Informal Mindfulness Communication Practices @work.
Defining my map to communicating more mindfully.
Practicing Mindfulness Listening and Speaking gives us the skills to influence and increase employee:
Trust, connection and collaboration;
Motivation and engagement;
Productivity and performance;
Creativity and innovation;
Satisfaction and happiness at work.
About Samantha Amit
Samantha Amit is the founder of The Center for Development and Leadership in Israel, is an internationally accredited professional coach and supervisor. Samantha has considerable experience consulting, coaching and training individuals and groups across a number of industries that include: Government, Hi-Tech, Bio-Tech, Financial, Heath Care, Higher Education, Manufacturing, and Aerospace & Defense.
Samantha’s interdisciplinary approach and vast experience allows her to successfully work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Samantha specializes in relationship building, productivity, emotional intelligence building, and mindfulness. Samantha is authoring “Mindfulness at Work, for Leaders and Coaches”, due to be published in 2016.
Samantha coaches and supervises as a faculty member of the Adlerian Coaching School as well as IPCTI (Individual Psychology Coach Training International). She is also an active member of the Israeli Coaching Council, the professional body developing standards and ethics for the coaching industry in Israel. Samantha has coached and trained leading managers from organizations such as: Norwegian Embassy in Tel Aviv, American Embassy in Tel Aviv, Zotal Biologicals and Instrumentation, Ness Technologies, StarVision Partners, HP, Maccabi Health, Bank Hapoalim, Osem Food, IDF, Alfred Adler Institute and more.
Mindful Communication Programme can also be delivered in Hebrew.