The Practice – November 21/22 – bookings open

Nikki and I have had some very positive responses to the workshop we’re planning for November – The Practice. We’ve given some further thought to the design and we’re now in a position to open bookings.

This is the idea (as posted a few weeks ago):

It’s for anyone whose work depends on working with people – managers, leaders, coaches, facilitators. It will be an opportunity to go a bit deeper into your own professional practice. We’re going to focus on leaning into difficulty, in whatever form that comes for you – maybe difficult people, organisational stress, questions about career direction…

We’re not coming to this with fixed techniques and activities in mind. We’ll start by finding out what’s at issue for everyone coming, and we’ll then create a programme live, in response to what’s in the room. We’re not expecting to be teaching, but we are going to use activities and conversations to help everyone explore their own edges.

We want this to be a real community when it meets, in which we learn together rather than claiming expertise or magic answers.

Based on conversations with people hoping to come, we’ve decided to run it over two days, November 21 and 22 in Cambridge. We’re using my favourite venue here, King’s College.

We’re limiting it to 8 participants, plus Nikki and me hosting. This means everyone gets plenty of airtime.

As my friend Rob Poynton said in another context, the participants themselves are the content. We’re asking everyone attending to identify a personal challenge, theme or issue they want to work on. We also know from people who’ve already committed that they are also looking to be surprised by what they learn as part of a collaborative community.

In preparation, we plan to offer an (optional) online meeting for participants a couple of weeks ahead of the workshop, and a follow up meeting early in the new year.

We’ll run from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day. We are making it non-residential but there are a number of overnight options in the city, ranging from hotels to AirBnBs.

The cost will be £850  for bookings before October 15th and £950 thereafter. You can also secure a place with a non-refundable deposit of £150 with the balance due by November 5th. Costs are subject to VAT at 20%. Lunch and refreshments on each day are included. As above, we invite you to arrange your own overnight accommodation if needed. Please email me if you’d like to know more or would like to book.

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