What if I enroll in a developmental program but realize it isn't a good fit for me?
That is entirely possible. The Leadership Development Academy and the Master Medical Educator Certificate are focused on personal reflection and application, and are not everyone's cup of tea. Although payment of tuition is required to reserve one of the limited 20 slots, tuition is fully refundable up to the date of the second session. This policy allows you to actually experience the program risk-free.
For the developmental programs, how much time is required outside of the live sessions?
The expectation is one hour or less of preparation work for each meeting. Typically that entails preparing something practical that will then be used during the live session (e.g., you will receive peer feedback).
Your list of workshops is interesting, but what I think my organization needs isn't really captured there.
That's great. Each of my existing workshops was born out of a group asking for something specific or describing their perceived needs. So, I'm always excited to develop something new and focused specifically on a group's needs. Even for existing workshops, I'm careful to learn as much as possible about the participants and the goals of the event so that the program can be tailored accordingly.
Our team is experiencing some issues, and probably needs more intervention than a workshop.
That's not uncommon, and numerous times I've worked with teams to improve their culture. In these instances I typically start with a process of assessment involving either anonymous surveys or confidential interviews. From there I offer recommendations for programming and subsequent processes meant to sustain and grow the change initiated with the intervention.
What about retreats?
When done well, a retreat is a great opportunity to accomplish multiple goals, including teambuilding, alignment, and fun. There are advantages to having an outsider involved in the planning and facilitating of a retreat, and have extensive experience in this regard. I enjoy working with teams and organizations to ensure that the potential inherent in a retreat is fully realized.
We have a limited budget. Are costs negotiable?
When discussing budgets, it's rare to hear "money is no object." Accordingly, costs are negotiable. There is the need to be conscious of being able to pay the bills, but coming from academia and having worked with not-for-profit organizations, I can appreciate the constraints that are typical in those domains in particular. Let's have a conversation and find what works.
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