Serenity provides leadership trainings for employees at all levels within their career who are committed to learning, applying, and sustaining skills that foster growth and development.
"We are only leading when we are centered on making others better.” — Frances Frei
Recognizing Stress & Burnout
As a leader, part of your responsibility is to notice what’s going on for your employees and yourself. Employee burnout doesn’t happen overnight. Instead it occurs over time and stems from consistently unyielding stress. Because burnout can be chronic, affecting both the health and performance of employees at all levels of an organization, it is important to address it early or prevent it altogether where possible. During this course, leaders will learn about the impact of stress and burnout at the individual, team, and organizational level; discuss workplace environments and cultures that may increase the likelihood of stress and burnout; and consider their role in alleviating workplace stressors for their employees.
Emotional Agility in the Workplace
So much of what we do is grounded in emotion, even in the workplace. Were you intrigued by something your colleague said in your last meeting? Frustrated about losing a valued customer or client? Excited about a new project? Since we know that negative emotions are inevitable and can lead to negative outcomes if left unchecked, its important for individuals to understand the underlying cause of their emotions. During this course, leaders will have an opportunity to explore their own emotions, triggers, and actions that can be taken to mitigate the impact of challenging emotions in the workplace.
The Power of Resilience
Resilience is the ability to successfully adapt to difficult or challenging life experiences and bounce back stronger and more steadfast than before. Everyone has the capacity to learn the skills that will put them on the path toward resilience. But resilience is more than a skill, its an adaptation. As work related environments become increasingly complex due to constant and inevitable changes, a resilient workforce is a must have. In this course, leaders will gain a better understanding of the factors that influence resilience and learn effective strategies to build a resilient and an emotionally healthy culture in the workplace.
We all want to be leaders who are seen by others as “real” and “genuine.” In leadership being genuine implies that we embody our true selves in our roles as leaders. But how many of us are able to lead others with a sense of self-awareness, identity, honesty and passion? In this course, leaders will be given the time and space to gain clarity about their leadership purpose, values, and motivations, and the role these play when leading others; discover the unique characteristics that enable leading with authenticity and purpose; and learn how to bring the full power of their authentic self to their leadership role.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Basics
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the variation of DEI terms and definitions? Do you find that your DEI efforts are leading to diversity fatigue? You are not alone. The focus on social injustices across the country have led to promises to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. However, many organizations are working hard to understand where to start, where to go next, and/or how to sustain a culture in which DEI is commonplace and effective. During this course, leaders will learn a common language and framework for understanding DEI in the workplace – to include clear and concrete definitions and explanations; and explore new ideas to help foster positive change.
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
It is no secret that while important, having a high IQ will only take you so far. Research has proven that emotional intelligence (EQ), the ability to perceive, evaluate, and influence emotions of yourself and others, is a better indicator of success as a leader within the workplace than IQ. Leaders who have a high level of EQ, positively impact organizations -- to include better business outcomes, happier employees and more productive teams. The great news is that EQ can be learned and developed. During this course, leaders will have an opportunity to explore and understand their own emotions as well as learn techniques for building rapport and connecting with others.
Fostering Psychological Safety
Safety is a common human basic need according to Maslow’s hierarchy. So it should be no surprise that a psychologically safe environment is one of the main drivers of performance in the workplace. To enhance psychological safety in the workplace, leaders must first turn inward to understand and integrate their own emotions and fears, and then turn outward to support others. During this course, leaders will have an opportunity for self reflection and discussion focused on the essential elements needed to create psychological safety and actionable ideas to enhance their team environment.
Understanding Unconscious Bias
We are all hard wired to take mental shortcuts to help us make decisions about the situations we find ourselves in. However, when those mental shortcuts are not supported with factual data, it can often end in snap judgements and serious thinking errors – to include unconscious biases that may negatively impact our view of others. So how do you avoid or limit thinking errors? Start by paying attention (awareness) and challenge yourself to get other perspectives and factual data (action). During this course, leaders will identify and address their biases, learn how to lead with empathy, and discover behaviors that foster a more inclusive team culture.
There is no denying that a diverse and inclusive organization outperforms their peers in part, due to their ability to produce high performing teams. However, its not as simple as putting a diverse mix of people together; it requires inclusive leadership — a leader who actively creates a workplace culture where employees have a sense of belonging, connection and feel they’re able to bring their whole selves to work. During this course, leaders will examine what it means to be an inclusive leader, how their inclusive (or lack thereof) behaviors impact their team, and practical ways to foster a more inclusive team environment.
Developing a Growth Mindset
Did you know that the mind is exceptionally powerful? We can have a single thought that can spark a flurry of activities and outcomes. Most importantly, your mindset can either limit you or expand your opportunities. Simply put, there are those who live within the constraints of their mind and those who believe the sky is the limit and are able to use the power of the brain to create the outcomes they want in life. These divergent ways of thinking are examples of the underpinnings of what it means to have a fixed versus a growth mindset. During this course, leaders will have an opportunity to determine where they fall on the mindset continuum and discover ways to shift their mindset in the moment.
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