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The Gabriel Center for Servant-Leadership offers innovative, small-group workshops designed to fit your needs. Enhance your productivity, strengthen your working and personal relationships, build your communication skills, and foster your innate leadership by attending one of our workshops. Host or Join a workshop today! Call The Gabriel Center to schedule a workshop at your location: 678-213-2750.
Many of us are looking for a better way to relate to the people in our lives—co-workers, family members, friends. In this workshop, explore the model of servant-leadership and how it creates an atmosphere for more harmonious, productive relationships.
Take with you the tools you need to grow:
- Groundwork. Identify the characteristics of a servant-leader.
- Perspective. Gain a deeper understanding of this transformative approach to life and work.
- Models. Study the success stories of people who have practiced servant-leadership.
- Encouragement. To Speak of Love, a book of reflections on servant-leadership by The Gabriel Center’s founder and president Katherine Elberfeld, is our gift to you.
Our conversations are more effective when everyone involved feels not only heard through the ear but also understood. In this workshop, you will practice the technique of “active listening,” which includes listening for content and emotion while resisting the impulse to problem solve. Experience the power of active listening using your whole self—eyes, ears and heart.
Equip yourself with the tools to listen:
- Palette. Learn the guidelines for active listening and supportive body language.
- Observation. Identify and manage the most common obstacles that hinder active listening.
- Experience. Hone your listening skills through group practice.
- Application. Adapt these skills in a more holistic way.
Leadership begins within you. Your motives, however known or unknown, affect your actions. Understanding these motives allows you to align your decisions with your core principles. In this workshop, expand your personal awareness through interactive tools to help you gain insights from your self-perceptions and observations by others in the group.
Harness the tools to lead:
- Discovery. Learn processes to understand your motives and increase your leadership potential.
- Insight. Increase self-awareness to inform your decision-making.
- Perception. Recognize your impact on others.
- Analysis. Learn from experience by analyzing the dynamics involved in any situation.
Conflict, confrontation, and collaboration are necessary for healthy decision-making. In this workshop, examine the many possible roots of conflict and learn the servant-leader’s approach to productive confrontation. Practice collaboration in an activity designed to elicit conflict and power dynamics. Address these themes to yield a beneficial outcome while capitalizing on the rich potential of a diverse team.
Sharpen the tools that help you put good decisions to work:
- Courage. Learn productive approaches to managing conflict and confrontation.
- Clarity. Identify your preferred method of decision-making.
- Diversity. Draw on the strengths of others.
- Foresight. Reflect on the experience of practicing collaboration to support your future decision-making.
Just as trust is essential to successful one-on-one relationships, it is also the foundation of groups that work well together. In this workshop, follow established models to help you identify the stages of trust formation, recognize aspects of group life that foster its development, and become aware of the obstacles to building trust. Explore how an individual’s feeling of inclusion affects the level of trust in the group as a whole.
Gather the tools that help your groups to trust.
- Alliance. Learn models of trust formation.
- Depth. Examine the relationships among information sharing, trust, and productivity.
- Confidence. Build trust in your personal and professional communities.