Mental Agility Training Course

In a world of constant change you may be surprised to know that as Human Beings we are still creatures of habit. Something like 98% of our 50,000 daily thoughts are the same each day and we are on autopilot almost 50% of the time. Through evolution we have developed cognitive biases or short cuts, to conserve our energy and these cognitive biases impact the way we think and behave without us realising it.(Our brain uses around 20% of our daily calorie activity)

Not to mention we have been trained to conform and follow the rules and not question the procedures already established combine with our innate habitual nature, our innovativeness and creativity can be depleted. Fortunately, we can re-train our brains to unlock agility.

The Agility IDEA Model consists of four dimensions (eight elements) and is designed to revolutionize participants’ habitual thinking and unlock the reservoir of innovative potential that resides in all of us.

Investigate – Openness – Energize – Apply

 

Investigate – Looking for opportunities to improve current services, work processes, or products.

  • Openness – is the willingness to consider new ideas and opportunities.
  • Proactivity – is anticipating the future and taking initiative to bring about change.

Design – Generating concepts that lead to improvement.

  • Idea Generation – is developing many possible ideas or solutions to problems.
  • Focus – is concentrating on what’s important.
  • Collaboration – is interacting effectively with others to develop ideas.
  • Self-Belief – is the belief in oneself to be innovative.

Energize – is the ability to influence others, building coalitions, and mobilizing support for new ideas.

Apply – is showing boldness and risking mistakes; putting an idea into a practical plan, testing and modifying the plan, and making new ideas a regular part of the work process.

This programme is available as a one day programmeDownload an Agility Course Outline here

Agility training is essential to a thriving business.

Research shows that people with a higher degree of mental agility can find more creative solutions, be more open to change and find opportunities within workplace challenges. Importantly, they perform more effectively in their jobs, are healthier, more engaged with their work, and have higher commitment to their organisations. The great news is that there is a solution as mental agility can be both learned and developed.

Please contact us for further information on how we can run this programme in your organisation

We aim to provide the delegates with an in-depth understanding of their individual Myers Briggs preferences and how these affect their personal communication preferences and decision-making processes. This insight can be used to increase personal effectiveness and performance when working with other people, and as a tool to recognise what individuals can contribute to a high-performance team. Our MBTI training courses engage and challenge attendees throughout with a range of discussion and practical exercises, and even the most experienced attendees will leave with an increased self-awareness of their own type, and how they can adapt their style in various interactions.

By the end of our MBTI training session, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify their Myers Briggs Type and the MBTI Dimensions;
  • Describe their own type preferences in terms of the Myers-Briggs type indicator and how they prefer to interact;
  • Recognise behaviour cues from each type preference and how others prefer to receive communication;
  • Use alternative ways of communicating with people of different type preferences; and
  • Tailor and adapt their approach to ensure they engage people effectively.

Myers Briggs Course Outline

Number of Attendees

We can work with a maximum of 16-20 attendees per Facilitator/Trainer on an MBTI Training Workshop. Although this is slightly more than other workshops, the variety of different People in the workshop adds to the learning experience.

Interactive Learning

Our courses are designed to be enjoyable, interactive, experiential and stimulating to maximize on the learning opportunity. This means that everyone has a chance to contribute and get involved throughout.

Course Duration

Most of our workshops such as this one are one day or half day courses, although they each vary depending on the degree of customisation. One day workshops typically run from 09:15 to 16:45 which will include lunch and breaks.

Workshop Prices

Our prices are based on a day rate per facilitator plus expenses, which ordinarily works out more cost effective than sending your team externally on courses which will also incur individual expenses.

Locations

We deliver our Workshops at your premises in the UK, throughout Europe and around the World in a number of languages as well as English. We just need access to a venue, which includes a projector and flip charts.

Attendees

This workshop is designed to cater for anyone who works in a team or needs to work  more effectively with other staff members as a peer or manager. We are also able to tailor the content if we are working with a group of people managers, customer facing staff or even a virtual team.