Helping professional communities to thrive
Unless you happen to be Amazon or Zoom, for many of us just making it through the past couple of years is achievement enough, and 2022 will continue to expect more from us. For many organisations having delivered so much in 2021, this means digging deeper than ever.
This is where Maier’s portfolio of 90 minute virtual events for leaders and managers comes into its own – our short but powerful facilitated sessions provide the opportunity for leaders and managers to ‘take a breath’, share experiences, exchange ideas, develop thinking and hone new leadership skills – all in timeframes that allow you to balance development with the continuing day to day demands.
Designed to provide a supportive, thought-provoking and creative space for teams and leaders when they need it most.
What sets our leadership workshops apart?
“An important and meaningful workshop which asked us to talk about our own emotions, in an incredibly challenging time. Impeccably run and facilitated”.
This series of virtual workshops have helped us not only stay connected but are also enabling us to reach even more of our people in the quest to lead and manage in inspirational, accountable and consistent ways.
“I liked the fact that Maier was so inclusive of everyone, so all could express their views without feeling under pressure. Quite a skill.”
“Excellent session, very relevant focus in the current moment but also something not to forget as we move forwards. As always it created a sense of unity and collective strength”.
“Some of the simple steps have already helped me during tough times. It’s like being given a torch you can turn on during the darker days of lockdown”.
“Great short session – informative and excellent for team building in a virtual world”.
Maier are so good at getting people to open up. I don’t know how you do it? It’s such a skill!
Hybrid is not simply a location shift, it is a mindset shift which requires a different set of leadership skills and capabilities than the ‘old work way’.
With hybrid and blended working increasingly becoming ‘how we do things around here’ we’re seeing first-hand the opportunities and challenges this presents as organisations transition to new ways of working.
Teams we are working with have found that hybrid isn’t an end point, but rather an opportunity to try and test out options and ideas – an evolving collaboration between organisation and staff
Our latest workshop, ‘Understanding Hybrid Working Environments’, explores both the practicalities and potential pitfalls of hybrid – bringing groups of managers and leaders together to understand what successful hybrid looks like on a personal and organisational level.
Hybrid workshops also provide the opportunity for us to gather data from sessions and feed this back to senior leaders, helping them to continue to shape their hybrid strategy and communications.
EXPLORE THE PORTFOLIO
These imaginatively curated workshops can be delivered either as stand-alone initiatives or as a series of ‘leadership conversations’, each one building on from the last.
Resilience isn’t something reserved for a special few, resilience is within all of us if we know where to look for it and how to recognise it. Which is why our workshop focuses on ways to help everyone to grow, nurture and, most importantly of all, protect their resilience.
Managing the emotions of change
No matter what change we experience, emotions will undoubtedly be part of the journey. In this workshop we explore how change can make us feel, why sometimes it’s OK to simply acknowledge our emotions and ways we can manage them as we work our way through the change process.
Wellbeing and mental health
Our wellbeing session focuses on how to reframe, reset and resize some of the more overwhelming aspects of this period as well as ways to promote a more positive mindset.
For those with global teams, leadership from a distance will be familiar, but remote leadership on this scale is new to everyone. Our workshop discusses what we’ve learned through leading remotely, how we can fine tune these skills as we move to more blended working practices and why ‘visible leadership’ is more important than ever.
Empathy as a Leadership Skill
Empathy isn’t the same as being nice or kind (although you can be all three). What empathy is, is a genuinely powerful leadership skill that can help you get the very best from your people and in the process help create a high-performing environment that not only helps to attract the best but then ensures you keep them.
Your Workshop, Your Way
As well as our pre-designed workshops, we also specialise in creating bespoke programmes and events tailored specifically to your team and organisational needs.
We’d love to hear from you, whatever your leadership challenge
The impact our workshops have had…
- Sessions have opened up new levels of dialogue, creating support networks where needed, encouraging creative thinking and most importantly giving people and teams a way of staying connected.
- The workshops have been timely, and often much needed, energy and morale boosters for those attending – ‘naturalising’ feelings and emotions and offering a way to tackle the big issues together.
- Sessions have acted as catalysts for growth; delegates have continued to discuss and consider how to apply what they’ve learned and where it will have greatest impact – in terms of their own development and that of the business.
- We’ve helped teams to identify their shared purpose and to be able to speak with clarity and confidence about where they feel they can add most value – now and in the future.
- Ease of access and inclusivity of our on-line sessions means employees have taken a greater interest in, and ownership for, their own development – increasing levels of self-awareness, confidence and contribution along the way.