ENGAGED VIRTUAL LEARNING 

Corporate Team Retreats

Engaged Virtual Learning 

Happy and Healthy People
Are More Productive 

Imagine your team: resilient, engaged, and productive even during times of change, adversity and uncertainty. Select from the four retreats below based on your team’s needs. 

Contemplative Leadership

Lead in Times of Crisis & Uncertainty 

Audience

CEO’s, Organizational Leaders,  Mid to Senior Level Managers, Directors, Supervisors, and Executive Assistants

Participants

6 – 18

Delivery

8 hours (This team training is also delivered as a half-day retreat and a two-hour experiential workshop).

In addition to managing the constant barrage of issues inherent in running an organization or department, many leaders today wrestle with navigating uncertainty, complexity, and change. Indeed, cultivating resilience as a leader has never been more critical.

The world has been thrust into a crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic and the crucial need to address systemic racism. Today’s leaders must be grounded and present in order to meet these challenging times with a sense of purpose, focus, and steadiness to ensure flexibility when facing stressful situations within their organizations.

Focusing on the inner qualities needed to sustain leadership, this training introduces evidence-based practices that foster resilience. You will discover how mindfulness, meditation, and other contemplative practices help sustain and shape leadership quality.

To read Thulani’s study on contemplative leadership and the specific ways that this orientation can expand capacity, please click here: 

Outcomes

  • Increased self-awareness
  • Reduction in stress and anxiety
  • Higher quality thinking and better decision making
  • Improved emotional, physical, and mental energy
  • Better communication among team members
  • Lessened rigidity and improved creativity
    Growth in gross revenues 

Bias & Mindful Awareness

A science-based approach to reducing bias

Audience

Organizational Leaders, CEO’s, Mid to Senior Level Managers, Directors, Supervisors, Executive Assistants

Participants

6 – 18

Delivery

8 hours (This team training can be delivered as a half day retreat or two-hour experiential workshop). 

Course Description

Industries across the country are examining their diversity strategies and seeking solutions to foster a more inclusive work force. Now more than ever, companies understand the need to address racial and other forms of inequality in the workplace. However, a critical piece of the puzzle is missing: Mindfulness. Even the best trainings are limited if they do not address cognitive processes contributing to unconscious bias. 

The stressors that historically underrepresented employees face “out there” in their everyday lives invariably show up in offices, cubicles, and virtual conference rooms. Racial disparities in healthcare, education, housing, etc. are glaring reminders of systemic inequality.

The health implications of systemic racism are well documented – evidence shows an impact on mental health and physical well-being. It is unrealistic to expect employees of color to leave these tensions at the door. Ongoing daily stressors resulting from microaggressions and implicit bias hinder employee engagement, lead to turnover, thus impacting organizational performance and bottom line.

Since bias functions through assumption, mindfulness interrupts the presumptive cognitive process, allowing us to stop and critically reflect. By sensitizing individuals to their feelings and prejudices, “mindfulness makes the unconscious conscious”, thereby causing us to think rationally before we act. 

From this point, we have the capacity to distance ourselves from our impulsive reactions and make decisions from an equitable and logical framework.

Designed for leaders and teams committed to fostering an inclusive work culture, this training: 

  • Examines the nature of unconscious bias and its impact in the workplace
  • Explores the science behind mindfulness and how it interrupts automatic, habitual responses. 
  • Promotes higher performance by individuals, teams and ultimately the organization.

Outcomes

  • Improve staff wellness, support worker retention, and foster a more inclusive environment.
  • Define cognitive processes that underlie  bias. 
  • Define how mindfulness helps to reduce bias.
  • Apply strategies for interrupting patterned responses. 
  • Discover an array of mindfulness practices that aid in stress resilience. 
  • Discover how mindfulness can help to shape a more harmonious and equitable work culture.

Team Resilience

AN INTEGRATIVE  approach to stress resilience

Audience

Organizational Leaders, CEO’s, Mid to Senior Level Managers, Directors, Supervisors, Executive Assistants

Participants

6 – 18

Delivery 

6 hours (two three-hour sessions) 

Course Description

Think of a time you were under considerable stress or ‘burned out’. What was your capacity for making effective decisions and sound choices? Did you have a plan for addressing the stress and charting a course toward a healthy workplace?

Designed for participants striving to transform the way they address stress, this team training:

  • Examines the importance of workplace and corporate wellness, with an emphasis on addressing mental health and substance abuse* in the workplace
  • Prepares participants with the tools to assess the wellness needs of the organizations
  • Provides strategies for planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive, corporate wellness program

*Individualized coaching for executive recovery is available. 

Outcomes

  • Knowledge of How to Practice Self Care Under Stress
  • Understanding of the Value of Self-Care and Corporate Wellness
  • Practices for Tending to Personal Needs as Individuals 
  • Understanding the Cost of Stress and Burnout for a Team
  • Knowledge of How Your Stress Impacts Your Team
  • Stratagies for Addressing Stress & Fatigue in the Workplace
  • Steps for Leading by Example & Fostering a Healthy Workplace

Flow Training for Leaders & Teams

Optimize energy & human possibility

Audience

Organizational Leaders, CEO’s, Mid to Senior Level Managers, Directors, Supervisors, Executive Assistants

Participants

6 – 18

Delivery 

6 hours

Course Description

In today’s workforce, high performing employees are expected to work longer hours and produce more results. The outcome? Reduced performance and diminished morale. 

So what is the key to optimal performance? Energy management.

Based on the teachings of world-renowned performance psychologist, Dr. Jim Loehr, this team training:

  • Considers key principles of energy management
  • Examines tools for balancing the output of energy for both corporate wellness and employee performance
  • Explores strategies for recovery and renewal 

Outcomes

  • Understanding of the interplay between physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy
  • Knowledge of daily routines that create and sustain positive energy
  • Understanding of the critical role of sleep for energy recovery
  • Discovery of the integral role of nutritional science
  • Practices with workplace friendly exercises that sustain energy 
  • Awareness of thinking patterns that sap energy
  • Stategic mindfulness practices to support engagement in corporate wellness
  • Tools to mobilize energy on demand

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. DeMarsay on several projects and have been impressed by her sense of mastery. She is brilliant, diligent, effective and passionate about her work. I highly recommend her without reservation.

Joseph Feaster, Esq.
McKenzie and Associates

Process

Begin with an end in mind

01. Initial Consult

We’ll discuss your business and team’s training needs, the challenges you’re facing and identify the outcome you’d like to see within the organization.

02. Define Vision 

We’ll define a compelling vision for your personal leadership and/or your team and what you’d like to achieve. Together, we’ll decide which training aligns best with your vision. 

03. Learning Outcomes 

Together, we’ll craft learning outcomes that align with your vision – these are the foundation of your training and ensure the learning experience is tailored for maximum results.

04. Design

Content is customized to be a meaningful learning experience – this includes visuals, activities and creative ways to leverage technology for optimal engagement. 

05. The Experience 

The learning experience is delivered for your team via Zoom (or your desired platform, which is confirmed in phase 3). Engagements are delivered as full-day, half day retreat, or two-hour experiential workshop. 

06. evaluation 

We review evaluations and analyze the impact of the learning experience at the individual and organizational level. Results are documented and recommendations are made for continued development and/or coaching. 

Pick Your Path

Its time to begin. 

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