Talk and Power – Who Gets Heard and Why
presented by Betty Boden Training & Consulting
Date: 25 June & 23 July, 2021
Time: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm & 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Format: Online Workshop (Zoom)
This workshop will give you the opportunity to examine the ‘rules of the game’ determining success or failure in a largely male-dominated environment. We will look at routine examples from your working environment demonstrating those communication strategies and behaviours – ‘genderlects’ typically seen as masculine or feminine – that can drive a career up or down.
You will be introduced to strategies to manage these differences to your advantage and tactics to avoid the pitfalls so as to be able to manoeuvre round career hurdles.
During the workshop we will also look at the concept of ‘Success Teams’ to safeguard a more long-lasting efficacy of the insights gained.
You will receive a short questionnaire three weeks prior so that the workshop can specifically address your core needs, and to clarify technical and operational prerequisites.
// Content and Topics
Day 1 (25 June, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm)
- Consolidating awareness of the dichotomy of communication styles – support-oriented communication vs status-oriented communication, in terms of recognition, acknowledgement, and deployment.
- Consolidating awareness of power differentials and according strategies: assertiveness and appropriateness, differentiation according to group composition, responses to adversarial challenges.
- Introduction and use of ‘Success Teams’.
Day 2 (23 July, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm)
- Follow-up day to reinforce, strengthen and discuss practice, assess experience post 1st day workshop, and discuss the progress of the success team projects.
// Organization Details
- This workshop will be exclusivly for female participants.
- The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 8.
- All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
- The virtual seminar will be held in English.
Her concern for people and an enthusiasm for English led Betty Boden to study Educational Science and English. Several years in international companies followed and she gained experience as Coordinator in Sales and Exports and as deputy in a language school. This operational knowledge informed her bi-lingual career as facilitator and coach, and postgraduate study alongside a variety of further qualifications equipped her to support clients in various contexts e.g. universities and training institutes alongside companies.
She wholeheartedly accentuates her clients’ introspection skills so as to foster personal growth. Clients describe her sessions as effective, inspiring and rewarding, and often report enthusiasm at the high level of practical orientation. She is also well-versed in conducting seminars, coachings and workshops online.
// Success Teams as a means of reaching objectives
An Introduction, culminating in the inception of a success team/teams:
You have a particular objective in mind and a particular time frame to achieve it in. You have an arduous road ahead of you, full of highs and lows, successes and failures. Keeping the goal in mind and keeping your motivation up will be a challenge. If circumstances go awry or other problems arise, having a reliable network to help you focus, to give you support and to accompany you is an indispensable plus. This is what a success team does. Four or five peers or colleagues, each with their own personal or professional goal to attain, meeting for three hours every two or three weeks to coach each other. A small investment of time for a large benefit in personal value.
Part 1: What is a success team for? How does it work? What happens at a success team meeting? What does it need? What are the ground rules?
Part 2: Basic toolbox of a success team – your attitude; DOs and DON’Ts; techniques of question; orientation towards solution, not problem.
Part 3: Articulating your personal goal using the SMART principle for power and motivation.
Part 4: Initiating the success team (or teams); setting up the first meeting.
The participation in this course is elective for female PhD students associated with RTG 2498. Furthermore, members of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) related to Institutions of Natural Sciences are welcome to take part if free spots are available.
Registration open until 21 May, 2021.
Please note that the workshop is fully booked!