The model of what it means to be a leader is changing. The old version of holding power over others is now known to be unsustainable. Those leaders who hold the team with confidence and shared responsibility become the most successful. Core abilities, such as self-reflection, awareness of ones actions and flexibility to adapt to change are not learned from a book, but rather from real life experience.
The workshops and trainings delivered by Mellem Education are experience-based, in that participants go through an activity together, and then get to reflect directly on their actions in that activity. This makes the training less theoretical and more practical, giving a real-life relevance to the experience. Often times leadership trainings are merely acting classes on how to act like a leader or look like a leader, but this breaks down in the face of one conflict or a stressful situation. The trainings we deliver focus on the internal, while not being overly psychological, and give participants the practice of self-reflection and awareness of their actions.
The trainings have a game-like aspect, making them fun and light, as well as the deeper, more challenging moments of reflection. This balance builds the team atmosphere in the group, and enhances the learning experience. The result leads to an ability to lead while learning from others, approaching challenges as opportunities for growth, and a strong sense of responsibility that inspires others to be responsible as well.
Mellem Education’s expert staff offers this training as a consecutive two-day seminar, with a follow-up meeting two months after the training. Another possibility is leading a one-day seminar, followed by another one-day seminar two months later. The structure can be adapted according to the needs of the company.
“Our management team had an exciting and educational day together with Tali. With her quiet and listening presence, she created a focused space where all the participants felt seen and heard. She showed a very special ability to draw reactions, arguments, questions and conclusions from the participants by setting up a very special framework. It embodied in some exercises and processes that we all were able to reflect on and learn from afterwards. In certain situations, we experienced ourselves far away from our daily comfort zone – and in the pattern that emerged we could recognize ourselves, mirror ourselves, wonder and reflect on how it could be translated into our common culture, habits and daily cooperation in the organization. I highly recommend Tali’s workshop to all organizations that cultivate cooperation across multiple departments and operate with large cross-disciplinary development projects.” – Michael Demsitz, CEO, Boligkontoret Danmark
“The workshop prompted us to look at ourselves in a new way. It was educational. You can get tired of smart consultants with PowerPoint presentations to train executives. Tali’s approach is present and involves everyone in a new and inspiring way with focus on the participants.” – Katja Adelhøj Lindblad, Boligkontoret Danmark
“I have attended hundreds of presentations and conferences during my 36 years as a healthcare provider, but I’ve never sat through such an innovative approach towards resolving or just discussing both individual and collective conflicts, often the underlying reason our emotional and physical health declines… I can see where your program can be used within the business community to assist with specific administrative conflict resolution, as well as enhance employee/managerial productivity.” – Joel E. Margolies, DC