AGILITY.

Agility is the ability to think and move quickly and easily. It is at the core of the Growth Mindset. The modules in this course focus on ‘The Me’. Participants learn the four aspects of agility: perspective, self-awareness, narrative and energy management.

By learning to think with agility we learn to manage ourselves, and in turn learn to be better at managing others and demanding situations.

MINDtalk’s Modular Program

We have created a modular training program that is both seamless and adaptable. The modules can be rearranged into different combinations to form a half-day, full-day or two-day workshop to meet specific organisational needs. 

The AGILITY modules can be combined with modules from our RESILIENCE and COLLABORATION programs to create even more combinations of training programs.

Each module has also be designed as a stand-alone KEYNOTE talk that inspire, educate and entertain. Our KEYNOTES  range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes in length.

Get in contact with us and we will be pleased to tailor a program to meet your team's or organisational's specific needs.

THE AGILITY MODULES.

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CERTAINTY & UNCERTAINTY

When we feel life is inside-out and upside-down, it is certainty we crave. There is safety in certainty, but it also can be a trap. Sometimes we need to embrace a level of uncertainty to grow and develop,

Participants are introduced to the paradox of certainty. They learn about how the brain is continually assessing the relationship between a persons resources and the demands of a situation. Depending on how a person perceives this balance, it will determine if they see change as a threat or as a challenge. 

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THE SECRET TO AGILE THINKING

Participants are introduced to 2 major networks of the brain: the Reflective (i.e. growth) and Reactive Mindsets (i.e. fixed). The Reflective Mindset means people are aware of what is going on in their brain, and the ability to meet what comes at them with a clear and flexible mind, ready to adapt accordingly. In a growth mindset people are better able to move from the ‘me’ to the ‘we’. This affords individuals the ability to understand the perspectives of other people, to engage in active listening and to build stronger bridges with colleagues and customers.

The other option is the ReactiveMindset that is fuelled by stress, anxiety and negative thinking. This triggers the mind’s habitual patterns of escape and avoidance. People fall into their own subjective bubble and get stuck in the ‘me’. They are not able to even begin to understand the perspective of other people.

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KEEPING THE BRAIN IN MIND

This module teaches the science of the brain (i.e. the neurobiological underpinnings of Mindsets) in a manner that is easily understood and applicable to everyday situations. Participants are empowered by the idea that they can directly influence
Mindsets by understanding the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how the brain works.

Each mindset has its own dedicated neural-circuit that employs different brain structures, which in turn release different chemicals (i.e. hormones and neurotransmitters). It is these different chemical mixtures in our blood streams that we call emotions which directly impact how we manage ourselves, situations and relationships.

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COGNITIVE COACHING TOOLBOX

Participants learn communication skills that target the neural-circuits to shift mindsets from the Reactive to the Reflective.

The skills are categorised into two skill-sets: the Bottom-Up and the Top-Down and can be effectively used 5-minutes after being taught. They’ve been adapted for use in organisations to help individuals manage themselves, situations and relationships.