Sadie offers a series of workshops targeted to meet your specific needs.
She customizes these workshops to where your team is right now, using a current issue or project to apply the tools and frameworks. All workshops are experiential and participants will leave knowing how they can immediately apply the content to their work.
Through a phone call or meeting, we will talk about your needs and desired outcomes, and Sadie will tailor the workshop time and content to best achieve your goals. Workshops are typically 2-3 hours, though several, such as systems thinking, can be most effective with a half or full day of application practice.
Effective Meetings and Project Management Tools – We’ve all been in unproductive meetings or helped with projects that seem all over the place. This workshop introduces tools and frameworks that team members can apply to developing meeting agendas, running effective meetings, and outlining, executing, and evaluating clear projects.
Team Dynamics – Understand how you communicate and collaborate and how to do it better. This experiential workshop gets your team members describing and analyzing their values and their preferred work and leadership styles, and how to make their differing styles work in a complementary way. The team will learn tips and tools for communicating with those who think differently than they do.
Strategic Thinking and Purpose Setting – Help your staff build their skills in thinking long-term. This workshop guides your team through a framework for setting strategic purposes and backwards planning the steps, processes, and metrics to achieve and evaluate your goals. This skill can be applied to projects or the organization as a whole, and helps team members develop decision-making criteria, especially when time is tight and they are faced with competing priorities.
Intro to Systems Thinking – Though systems thinking is a buzzword these days, when grounded in application and practice systems thinking allows team members to understand the team or organization’s function and structure, including purpose, design, dynamics, processes, assets, barriers, and external environment. This workshop introduces systems thinking in general and a framework members can use to determine the alignment of their mission with other components and where interventions may be needed. Systems-thinking skills are life-long, and can be applied in multiple arenas.
Team Culture – How can you make it work for you? What are the elephants in the room? How would your team describe your culture? What works and what could be better? This workshop challenges staff to collaborate on developing highly functional team culture goals and processes to achieve them.
Challenging Mindsets – We all have a way we see the world, with our biases and assumptions impacting the way we engage with new information and people. This workshop challenges team members to check their closely-held beliefs to gain a more comprehensive perspective on team, projects, and problems. The workshop also trains team members how to ask effective questions to gain a more holistic understanding of an issue.
Understanding and Applying a Values-driven Approach – How clear are your team and organizational values? How aligned are your values and your behaviors? This workshop walks your team members through outlining their values, describing and understanding team and organizational values, and how to put those values more effectively to work. These skill sets help team members clearly articulate the criteria they use to set priorities and make decisions and communicate those to others.
Logic Models and Theory of Change – What are they? How do we use them? Do we need them? This workshop trains staff in the function and structure of logic models and theories of change and how to apply them to your programs for more effective goal-setting, metrics, and communication.