Our Training Programmes
At Wyman Associates (WA) we believe a leader’s first job is to create a Thinking Environment, an approach developed over 20 years ago by author and teacher Nancy Kline. with whom Mitzi Wyman has trained extensively. Mitzi is trained as a coach, facilitator and teacher of the Thinking Environment and is a member of Kline’s Time to Think collegiate.
Our programmes can be offered face to face or online and include:
- The Foundation Course
- Beyond Difference
- Transforming Meetings
The Foundation Course
This 2-day programme is for those wanting to introduce the TE approach into their facilitation style. In this programme participants experience and explore the approach more fully and having done so, are confident in introducing it and in teaching key elements to others in their organisation. Whilst stand-alone, the programme is also a pre-requisite for those who want to go on to train as Time to Think facilitators.
A one-day programme exploring Diversity in a Thinking Environment. This is a specialist piece which uses the approach to explore the untrue limiting assumptions that determine who gets to speak and who is heard. In particular it looks at the cognitive diversity that difference brings.
Today’s incessant culture of continuous partial attention and challenging and dominant behaviour by a few canl lead to low morale and failure to follow through, all of which negatively impact staff, services and the bottom line. But it doesn’t need to be that way. The one-day Transforming Meetings programme will help you to master:
- Techniques that will structure your discussions more effectively
- Ways of listening that ignite the thinking in the room
- Agendas which are provocative, engaging and energising