corporate training PROGRAMS - performance

While productivity is clearly linked to enhanced work performance, there are additional skills that can also play an important role. For this reason, we offer the following “performance” classes:

 

MINDFULNESS AND MINDSET: EMBRACING THE UPSIDE OF STRESS - 1.5 hours

This workshop emphasizes the importance of mindfulness and mindset when dealing with stress. Rather than trying to reduce stress, the aim is to help participants change their stress response. The self-awareness developed by mindfulness enables us to alter our stress mindsets.

Scientific research provides evidence that short interventions that frame stress as enhancing can lead to positive health and performance. Adopting a stress-is-enhancing mindset (rather than a stress-is-harmful mindset) helps improve performance and alleviate anxiety.

The combination of awareness honed by mindfulness practice, paired with a shift in stress mindset, offers a potent combination to help individuals perform and flourish. This workshop is designed to build resilience by connecting the concepts of mindfulness, mindset, and harnessing the power of stress. 

Goal: For participants to leave with an understanding of how they can use mindfulness and mindset to alter their stress response.

Topics include: Mindfulness, stress mindset, and the benefits of physiological stress responses.


BUILDING RESILIENCE: BOUNCING BACK FROM ADVERSITY AND ENDURING HARDSHIP - 1.5 hours

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This session teaches participants about the many factors that help to build resilience (at work and at home) and how they can develop this attribute over time. Using the ATC model (Activating events – Thoughts – Consequences) individuals will be better able to understand why they are prone to certain behaviors.

We will discuss how to avoid thinking traps, which are rigid patterns of thinking that can result in our missing critical information. In addition, participants will learn about real time resilience which will be both explained and demonstrated. An understanding of confirmation bias will help individuals take notice of information that may contradict their existing beliefs which often gets overlooked unintentionally.

Goal: For participants to better understand how to build resilience and identify strategies to develop this attribute.

Topics include: Resilience, protective factors, ATC model, thinking traps, and confirmation bias.


DECISION-MAKING: WHY WE OFTEN MAKE IRRATIONAL CHOICES – 1.5 hours

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We like to believe that we are rational human beings and that our choices reflect good decision-making. Behavioral economics research exposes the reality of how easily we are influenced.

As humans, we are ‘predictably irrational’ in the decisions that we make. When we agonize over selections, suffering from the paradox of choice, we are more likely to be unhappy with our decisions.

If something great happens at the end of a lousy vacation, we are more likely to remember it as a good experience due to the ‘peak-end’ rule. Based on behavioral economics, this session will open participant’s eyes to some surprising facts and hopefully help them make better decisions with less bias.

Goal: For participants to gain insights into how decisions are heavily influenced so they can be more aware and make better choices moving forward.

Topics include:  The peak-end rule, two systems of cognitive thinking, price anchoring, and mental accounting.


additional services

Ms. Danzger is available for off-site meetings and will gladly create custom programs to meet your specific needs.  She is also available for individual consulting.