EI, Mindfulness & Performance practices for better leadership

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             The Change Forum
Learning Solutions for Leadership & Change

Rockhampton Leadership clinics…

facilitated by Bill Cropper

May 19-20 – Leading with Emotional Intelligence

June 9 – Positive Performance Conversations

June 10 – Mindful Leadership in Action

Tools, Tips & Tactics to Tune-in to your Team, be more Focused and

Balanced and put a Positive Twist on Tough Performance Talks

Call 07-4068 7591 to Reserve your Place

& Hello again from The Change ForumHere’s a reminder about our next personal and professional development clinics coming up in Rockhampton over the May-June period. Register for 2 or more clinics or 2 or more places and save – details below.  And if you know individuals or organisations in your CQ networks who may benefit from coming along, your help with passing on this reminder is always very much appreciated. Many thanks – Bill Cropper

Personal Mastery: Leading with Emotional Intelligence

2-day clinic for leaders on

7 crucial EI practices every leader needs

“As always, excellent, motivating and engaging. Bill, you’re always great and inspirational. You have a great deal of knowledge, impart this well and are very supportive of where everyone is at.” Kellie S., Deputy Principal


TOWNSVILLE May 26-27 ~ CAIRNS May 30-31 

TOOWOOMBA June 6-7 ~ BRISBANE June 15-16

ň See our article on the 7 Crucial EI Practices: tools you really can’t afford to be without

Words people use about Bill’s EI clinics: “powerful”, “engaging”, “fantastic”,  “life-changing”, “fun”, “insightful”, “encouraging”, “enlightening”, “inspiring”, “motivating”

Personal Mastery: Leading with Emotional Intelligence is one of the most powerful and practical tool-based programs you can do to master the things that really matter in leading well. Whatever walk of leadership life, this comprehensive, practice-based program shows you how to apply 7 critical EI Practices to manage emotions more mindfully, create more connective cultures and bring out the best in you as a leader.  Over 2 practise-intensive days we’ll arm you with loads of tools and insights to help you:   

ˇ  Connect better with people you lead to inspire and motivate them

ˇ  Master practical tools to manage emotions and use them mindfully

ˇ  Assess the impact of your emotional patterns have on your leader effectiveness

ˇ  Deal with disruptive feelings and reduce their effect on work performance and well-being

ˇ  Tackle tough leadership dilemmas in more emotionally intelligent ways

ˇ  Control emotional hijacks and create a better emotional climate at work

ˇ  Cultivate a more connective and resonant leadership style

“Leading with EI taught me to look inside first before looking out, to do more reflecting and to practise to learn how to be a better leader. I liked the ‘how-to’ strategies and emphasis on the importance of practising the tools. You made it real, relating our learning back to real work and life examples and then back to our strategies. I have been referring back to your excellent take-home book often...”  Amanda P. Queensland Studies Authority

Review Course Outline…   Download Flyer…  2-Day Clinic Fee see below

Register NOW On-Line or Call 07-4068 7591

… also available in-house or as private or small group coaching...

µ Positive Performance Conversations Rockhampton JUNE 9 (Brisbane June 3, Sunshine Coast June 13, Toowoomba June 17)  Lots of us aren’t that crash-hot when it comes to conducting conversations with difficult performers. We say things that get staff off-side by putting things in negative ways. They get defensive and either retreat or retaliate.

This course works on a simple principle: focus on the positives you want to see, not the negatives you don’t.  It gives you a step-by-step tour of carefully-crafted footings, frameworks and formulas to deal more competently and comfortably with difficult performers and make hard performance conversations easier.  You’ll learn how to:

·        Tackle tough performance conversations in more positive ways

·        Structure conversations better and start them more firmly and cleanly

·        Deliver difficult feedback that is more ‘sayable’ and ‘hearable’

·        Stay Focused – keep it on track, clear, frank and fact-based

·        Coach to find solutions – get commitment to goals and actions

 “Thought provoking and practical. As supervisor of a large team, I was looking for simple tools to assist me to have difficult performance conversations. This program demonstrated real steps that lead towards building performance. Good visual examples, clear explanations, and tool-practice activities all helped my learning. Thank you Bill, for delivering a tangible, engaging program that was timely, relevant and extremely practical.”  Trish K  University of Southern Queensland

Review Course Outline…   Download Flyer…  1-Day Clinic Fee see below

Register today for these lively and insightful learning events

2 clinics or 2 places for less – pricing details below

For other locations, dates & courses see our on-line Course Calendar

Reserve your place On-line or CALL 07 4068 7591

µ Mindful Leadership in Action:  Rockhampton JUNE 10  (also Sunshine Coast May 23, Brisbane June 2, Hervey Bay June 9)  Practical ways to integrate mindfulness habits into your everyday leadership activities… This practical clinic looks at what it means to lead mindfully, introducing 5 Mental Markers and several simple brain-training tools to refresh how you lead. It helps you find ways to integrate mental disciplines like presence, self-reflection and focused attention into your everyday activities, without having to necessarily set-aside time for formal meditation. You’ll learn how to:

·        Lift your levels of clarity, focus, purpose, presence and attention

·        Monitor mind-wandering and distractions and tune in to yourself

·        Reduce stress and be more calm, connected, balanced and even-minded

·        See relationships systemically and make decisions mindfully

·        Conduct more mindful dialogues and be conversationally present

“I’d highly recommended this program to those who want to learn specific strategies to incorporate mindfulness principles into their leadership practices at work, especially colleagues suffering from stress and burn-out.” J. Wilson Health Director

Review Course Outline…  Download Course Flyer  1-Day Clinic Fee see below

…also available in-house on request...

Mindfulness at Work – for Staff

Call Bill on 4068 7591 to discuss running a mindfulness clinic in-house for your staff

REGISTER NOW On-Line or by Email

Safe, small group environment… 2 Clinics or 2 Places for less…

MAY 2-Day program:  [Full Fee (GST inc):  $880pp]

          General*:         Single $795 or $1540 for 2 places

          NFP/Schools*:   Single $693 or $1375 2 places

JUNE 1-Day Clinics:   [Full Fee (GST inc):  $550pp]

           General*:        Single $495 or $935 for 2 places/clinics

           NFP/Schools*:  Single $440  or $858  for 2 places/clinics


·        Subscribe* to be eligible for discount or Full Fee applies (can do with registration)

·        Prices include GST… Payment on invoice within 14 days and prior to attendance

·        Small groups, a safe place to practise:  average 6-8 (max 12)

·        Inclusions: Tuition, comprehensive self-coaching Guide, Lunch and refreshments

·        Venue: Centrepoint Motor Inn Rockhampton; Other CBD venues advised on registration

·        Timing: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

Register On-line,  EMAIL completed form  or CALL 07-4068 7591

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Look forward to working with you at one of these practical and down-to-earth clinics  – and please feel free to forward this message to colleagues and staff who might be interested in ways to better manage emotions, stress and relationships at work.

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