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To most people in the corporate arena, qigong is an irrelevance. This is potentially qigong’s biggest advantage: If you bring Yoga into an organisation, most people will have a preconceived idea of what it is, what they are going to have to do, how they should dress and what they will learn. While qigong remains a mystery, it has far greater potential as a learning tool because it is not limited by such assumptions and expectations.
The flip side of this is that there are very few businesses out there thinking: Qigong will be the answer to all of our problems…
To make qigong a highly respected and sought after technique in the corporate world we need to be able to offer it in a way that is more diverse, more relatable and more effective than current training techniques, the good news is that this is actually quite easy to achieve.
The even better news is that it’s possible to explore this crossover between qigong and corporate training in the online space in a new program of training designed to help qigong teachers and practitioners create space for change in themselves, in the individuals they work with and within the organisations that engage in the ideas and practices.
This modular program builds up your qigong toolkit, it helps you hone your existing skills and provides you with the space and support to develop your own programs in order to meet the needs of your corporate clients.
The Green Chair’s training program is about helping you develop your own training skills, not emulate someone else’s. We’re interested in helping you discover your own authentic training style and developing your own highly effective programs.
We believe that the most effective training creates space for exploration and change, this type of training requires a relaxed, challenging and supportive environment and we will work towards creating this type of learning space throughout the program.
We believe that homework should be about building your personal library of training material, developing content that will draw people into your work and enhancing both your training ability and personal development.
We understand that everyone comes into these types of programs with a rich, personal understanding and that we need to take the time to learn from each other and support each other on our journeys.
In order to support this approach, the online program works with a combination of core and additional modules so that we can work with you to tailor the training to your individual needs.
All sessions are run in the evening from 7:30pm onwards (UK time) and have limited availability to ensure a maximum group size of 8 people.
With the exception of the Introduction to Corporate Qigong, all core modules follow the same basic structure. Whether this is one of the shorter 2 sessions modules or a longer 4 session module, each module includes two types of sessions:
As Qigong practitioners and teachers we are trained to work with individuals and groups in order to help them let go of the ties that bind them and hold them back. We develop the skills through our personal practice and our work with others in order to create the space for change. We are constantly evolving and changing and helping others to do the same, so how can we apply these skills in order to create the space for change in organisations and businesses?
This introductory session will examine the basics of corporate qigong work and create a foundation from which we can develop a powerful toolkit that will not only help with your own qigong journey, it will also help to unleash the potential for others to do amazing things in their chosen fields.
The concept of a qi field is central to many systems of Qigong, but what does it mean to organisations?
Qi field theory permeates the whole of the program and is revisited many times, in many different ways, but in this instance we are looking at what qi fields mean in broader organisational terms. We’ll explore ways in which qi fields can both limit and enhance the potential of the organisation and its stakeholders and we’ll also look at ways to disrupt qi fields and create greater space for evolution and change.
If there was one key skill that a qigong practitioner working in the corporate sector requires, it’s the ability to create effective learning spaces.
In this module we will explore the key aspects of learning spaces. We’ll look at ways in which to create flat training structures while still supporting the expertise in the room and not undermining your own ability to hold the space for others. We’ll look at the structuring training sessions to make them inclusive and relevant to everyone and we’ll explore some tricks and tips that will help you become more effective as a trainer.
Our ability to communicate and integrate are key in making us effective within teams, organisations and the wider society. Whether this is about developing our own interpersonal skills to help us work more effectively, or supporting others in developing theirs, this is a key aspect of most soft skills training in the corporate arena.
Practicing what you preach is an important tenet here. Developing our own abilities to communicate and blend with different groups using ideas and structure that we will then go on to train with is important to ensure that we have a good understanding of both the skill and the impact of the skill that we are sharing with others.
Whether you are on a healing journey, a spiritual journey or a career journey, we are developing ourselves, we are on a journey of personal development.
It’s probably already very obvious from your own personal practice that Qigong is a powerful tool for personal development, understanding how we can view this process through more conventional personal development models and processes not only strengthens our own evolution, it will help us to share ideas more effectively with the people we work with and help them unleash their true potential.
We are probably very familiar with the basics of communication, and having spent time exploring interpersonal skills we would have a greater understanding of the subtleties that exist within groups, but what about when you are asked to do something more challenging?
Whether you’re training people to stand up in front of an audience, deliver difficult news or deal with aggression or conflict, having qigong based tools and techniques at your disposal will transform your ability to communicate.
The core modules are the ingredients, the additional modules are the recipes…
Running alongside the core modules are a range of additional modules that help to refine the use of the material into structured programs. Each additional module is a single session that draws together the material around a single theme.
The modules will run on demand and will draw from a combination of existing training programs and needs arising in organisations you’re working with. We can spend time refining training skills, developing training plans or even collaborating on larger projects.
The underlying idea of the additional modules is that they should become a community resource that are open to everyone who have been through the core modules.
To give a flavour of the existing training programs that we can explore, here’s a list of current (delivered) training programs:
Starting with an Introduction to Corporate Qigong on Tuesday 12th Jan, the weekly sessions run from 7pm to 8pm (UK time) every week until 4th May.
Alternate weeks will be lecture/discussion with the weeks between being group work and development weeks. All sessions will be recorded so that you can catch up should you not be able to attend a session.
The first intake will be offered at half price, £400 instead of £800, and will be limited to 8 people so that we can support each other in both developing our skills and developing the course.
If you would like to be involved in this innovative and challenging training, please fill in our registration form. This does not guarantee a place on the training, it simply secures an option to take part and reserves your place on a first come, first served basis.
Mon 09 Nov, 2020
Mon 19 Mar, 2018
Wed 14 Mar, 2018
Wed 06 Dec, 2017
Thu 12 Jan, 2017
Tue 29 Sep, 2015
Mon 07 Sep, 2015
Fri 27 Mar, 2015
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Sun 26 Oct, 2014