Leadership From the Inside Out is a program for individual leaders or leaders and their teams with an open mind and a desire to grow. Learning requires both reflection and time to practice. Our design has two days to begin, and two days to end with one day a month in between over 10 months.
“The course has completely changed how I manage”Past Participant
Past participants reported many changes as they transformed their limiting attitudes and beliefs about themselves, others and their role to become the leader they were born to be. All modules are delivered in Calgary or online.
Participants engage in peer coaching between modules to anchor their development and hone their coaching skills. Professional coaching and onsite facilitation of teams is an optional addition to integrate the material in real-time at work and support lasting change.
Cohort 5: October 22, 2020 – May 14, 2021 (SOLD OUT)
- October 22 & 23, 2020 (Thursday & Friday)
- November 20, 2020 (Friday)
- December 14, 2020 (Monday)
- January 15, 2021 (Friday)
- February 12, 2021 (Friday)
- March 12, 2021 (Friday)
- April 12, 2021 (Monday)
- May 13 & 14 (Thursday & Friday)
Cohort 6: November 23, 2020 – June 25, 2021
- November 23 & 24, 2020 (Monday & Tuesday)
- December 15, 2020 (Tuesday)
- January 18, 2021 (Monday)
- February 19, 2021 (Friday)
- March 22, 2021 (Monday)
- April 23, 2021 (Friday)
- May 28, 2021 (Friday)
- June 24 & 25, 2021 (Thursday & Friday)
- Communicate with influence, listen with integrity, negotiate with personal power.
- Learn to interrupt your cycle of distress based on a specific model of personality adaptation that describes your strengths in leadership and predicts your blind spots that compromise your effectiveness under stress.
- You will learn coaching skills based on the same model of Personality Adaptations referred to above. You can help yourself and others recognize the early warning signs and develop skills to interrupt the negative spiral and re-establish effectiveness. NASA has used this model with its astronauts to save lives and their investment.
- Self-awareness is the secret sauce to exceptional leadership. Learn how to be agile in the face of change.
- Approach decision-making with greater clarity and confidence.
- Uncover the components of your fear of failure and impostor syndrome and learn how to change these debilitating beliefs.
- Negotiate courageously without ‘psychological gamesmanship’
- How to influence and be influenced by ‘the other’ even when they are very different in culture, attitudes, and beliefs from your own. People often think others share their same world view which causes all sorts of conflict and misunderstanding. Diversity is key to success in all teams and organizations and this program helps participants uncover their unconscious bias and enables them to seek out diversity.
- There are specific ways to change one’s heart and mind – Transactional Analysis concepts teach ‘how’ to be emotionally aware of one’s self and make a positive impact on others. This is emotional intelligence and resilience in action.
- Be a leader who coaches skillfully to develop leaders within their teams.
Course Content Overview
True leadership is only possible by communicating and relating to people. While there are many ideas and concepts that help leaders be skillful in both, we are Transactional Analysts trained in the most comprehensive model of human and organizational change and development in the world. Transactional Analysis is a psychology of individuals and business systems that is so comprehensive in its breadth and depth that it is applied to leadership, coaching, parenting, organizational change, and personal change. Once you know the model you will see these concepts renamed in many business books and personal growth books alike.
Most of us have never had an opportunity to learn a practical psychology of human behavior – and yet it is the single most important insight for effective leadership. You will be taught many elements of the model of Transactional Analysis to develop your self-awareness and receive many tools to develop your leadership and influencing skills. Leaders need to know what makes people tick and how to understand any particular individual. After all, leadership is only possible in relationship with others.
Without self-awareness, you can’t really know what is unconsciously driving your decisions or your reactions. Even your thinking style is influenced by drivers outside your conscious awareness. Vision also comes from the inside – the more you are free and autonomous, the more creative you will be and open to significant paradigm shifts within. With awareness of your inner process, you can be in charge and create options for decisions – human or tactical.
You will learn why you operate as you do. If your role requires successful relationships, this program is for you. It is especially appealing to those looking for the logic behind what people do and tools for how to be more effective thinkers, communicators, and coaches. All behavior, even the most dysfunctional, makes sense once you understand their (unconscious) logic.
Each module of Leadership from the Inside Out builds on the previous one and includes theoretical materials that seem simple, but are complex. Warning: simple does not mean easy. Change is a process, and sometimes it sucks. There will be examples and case studies including those brought by each participant as they contribute their own experiences to be analyzed and understood through this new lens. You will discover why things went well so it can be repeated with intention. And, you will learn to understand why things went poorly and what can be done to get back on track. Every situation offers a lesson to be learned – regardless of the actual outcome.
Module 1: The Road Map of Congruence and Authenticity
How we begin anything influences all that follows. This module demonstrates how to create commitment and clarity for everyone’s learning goals. You will clarify those specific aspects of your leadership you want to develop. You will learn three concepts that are the cornerstones for the modules that follow – how to develop an attitude of okayness that supports a sense of value and worth in your role and your life.
Module 2: Transform Your Beliefs
How often do we take the time and space to consider in depth what we believe and value. In this module, we discuss our visions for the future and conduct an in-depth investigation of the beliefs that unconsciously drive behavior. It is the challenging and limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and about others that negatively impact how we lead. Living an examined life gives power to create a future of your choice.
Module 3: Impactful Communication
On Day 3, we discuss models of communication styles that will forever change your understanding of just how come some people are powerhouse communicators and others aren’t. Attendees will garner not only an understanding of the bit picture of effective communication but many practical tools for how talk so people will listen and how to listen so people will talk. Communication is the life blood of effective leadership – learn how to do it authentically and with ease.
Module 4: Ending the Psychological Game
If you want to know just how to destroy a relationship, a company culture, a team, this is the module to teach you how. Participants immediately recognize the toxic interpersonal patterns we describe because they are all around us – Psychological Games. Once you know the formula, you have the antidote. Black Lives Matter and all social movements can be understood using this lens – our antidote can change the world.
Module 5: Personality Adaptations – Coach Yourself and Others for Highest Competence
Adaptive styles from this model give leaders insight on how to successfully establish rapport, focus, make good decisions, and be educated on exactly the process where success is compromised under stress. Unlike other personality profiles where you fit into a box, this researched and validated model gives you insight into your whole personality and the six says we all have learned to adapt our personalities in unhealthy ways under stress. The goal is to be fully yourself, not the mal-adapted version you have created since childhood. It’s time to really ‘grow-up’. As a leader, this is the training for why people behave as they do that isn’t taught in business school, or even the school of life.
Module 6: Personality Adaptations – Manipulation, Skepticism and Withdrawing – the Unconscious Sabotage of Success
A continuing and deepening of the last module, participants learn how they think, feel and act when under the most stressful situations. These adaptations have a powerful influence for how people ‘do good in the world’, and when stressed, also predict the risks that can lead to bankruptcy, lack of integrity, or serious harm to employees and stakeholders.
Module 7: Reality Blindness and the Cure
Where do we actually learn how to think? Not what to think, but how to think about our thinking. This module builds the thinking muscle and has a matrix you will take into every important meeting. Determining what information is significant, whether the significance also presents a problem, establishes whether the problem has options for resolution, and who can actually implement the option.
Module 8: Putting it All Together
Participants connect and integrate all the concepts to create an ongoing plan for implementing targeted change. Participants will create and share their Personal Leadership Development Plan. By now, people recognize they are not alone in their desires to be the best of themselves – more often and with more confidence and ease. Everyone has a story, and that story has brought them to this moment, acknowledged for it’s value, and consciously archived. What brought us here, won’t get us there. The world needs autonomous leaders of the future, not ones limited by their past but free to create a better world, one business at a time, one life at a time.
Cost & Registration
Course capacity is 10-12 participants.
Total cost per participant for Leadership From the Inside Out is $10,000 plus GST and includes tuition, peer coaching, psychometric testing and a $2,000 training manual.
Course capacity is 10-12 participants. The total instructional hours are 64. Participants receive a Leadership from the Inside Out Certification at the completion of the course, issued by The Change Institute. Participants may also use the hours accumulated in the course towards Certification in Transactional Analysis (CTA) with the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA).
Cohort 1: September 2018 – May 2019
Cohort 2: May 2019 – February 2020
Cohort 3: November 2019 – August 2020
Cohort 4: November 2019 – September 2020