Short Courses, Workshops & Presentations

Practical Time Management

A Seminar on the Structural Organisation of Internal Time

This One Day Seminar guides you into discovering how you represent the storage of “Time” internally. The structure of this internal Time creates the operating system from which all activities are generated. Contrary to what some educationalists think, the Management of Time has little to do with learning how to fill in a diary!

Time is the all pervasive element in every activity. How the mind thinks and responds to Time determines the outcome of the activity. This Seminar not only shows how you are already representing Time, but will demonstrate how that impinges on the goals you set. You will learn different ways of representing Time, which can be accessed in relevant contexts. It’s Time to find out how, and now.

You will be amazed that this isn’t taught as part of the overall educational system

Quality for Life

Putting Total Quality Management into Practice in your Personal Life

Do you have an ideal of how you want your life to be, yet continually fall short of creating that on a daily basis?

For the first time this programme is designed to move a person into producing “Quality” in their life. The programme is based on the fourteen points for quality laid down by W. Edwards Demings, the founding father of the quality movement

Many people have recognised that to find fulfilment in life is to go beyond simply achieving goals. Such people often start out engaging a Life Coach and learn how to set goals and to put effort into getting there. Yet there is more to fulfilling achievement than just arriving there.

The Quality for Life Seminar is based on the sound principle of small incremental steps for continuous improvement. When a space ship is sent to the moon, it is not pointed at it, but aimed at where the moon will be at the predicted time of arrival. Along the way there are many small adjustments made to ensure the final rendezvous is within a defined variation. Similarly, the goal may not be the same along the way as it was in the beginning, sometimes called “moving the goal-posts”. This programme advocates using the seven tools of quality to measure where you are heading in terms of trends. Goals are not set as absolutes but as trends using ongoing measuring of whether you are going in the right direction.

The programme is designed for people at all levels of business to implement in their lives. The results of implementing anything that works into your personal life, is that it always overflows into the way you see the world and the way you do business.

Something that changes your life also changes your attitude to life. The qualities of what you find useful in one arena soon apply to everything you do; your business, your relationships, everything will improve accordingly. Whatever you find profitable in your life will soon add profit to your business. What you find profitable in your life and shows up in your business, you will want to share with your employees. Anything you demonstrate in your life, and share with your employees will also show up in their attitude to your business.

The Quality for Life Programme is the first Total Management Programme for Living in the World. The seminar shows you how to apply into life the fourteen quality principles developed by W. Edwards Deming. These same principles have been used for organisational profit and productivity around the world for many years.

EQuilibrium training design have seamlessly amalgamated these quality principle with language and change techniques derived from neuro linguistic programming (NLP) to give a practical programme that has a measured direction and incorporates a series of tools for attaining the benefits of quality.

The final goal is an attitude to life, and a set of applications that leave the individual with a relaxed way of efficiently producing the maximum profit for the minimum input; no wastage.

Using some of the world’s most advanced self-evolvement technology, you can achieve the continual improvement (Kaizen) towards your highest values and your most desired lifestyle.

The Fourteen Maxims of Life

Life Values, their Meaning and Application

It’s a shame to spend your life climbing a ladder only to reach the top and find it’s leaning against the wrong wall.

In life our values are our major motivators, what we spend our life moving towards or moving away from. What we value is what drives us. For most people their personal values are unconscious and mainly inaccessible.Therefore, there can be a vast difference between what a person thinks they value and what they actually value. As an example most people would say that a wealthy person values success. However, upon deeper examination of their values structure, most wealthy people actually fear and avoid poverty, and this fear drives them away from that. What they actually value is not being poor. There are a lot of self made people who come from backgrounds in poverty, and with such a driver they will do almost anything to avoid that again.

As you can imagine, understanding ones values hierarchy provides profound insights for any individual or group. We all operate out of a hierarchy of values. We become stressed and unhappy when our highest values are violated in any way. This happens frequently within the workplace; between an individual’s values and the perceived company ones. This is a major cause of mis-alignment between company and staff. More than that, it contributes to covert activities, hidden agendas and is one of the main contributors to workplace stress.

If we can bring an employee or manager into alignment with their own values, then they begin to manage their life in accordance with their internal structure. They feel happier, and become more efficient and effective. Similarly with the management team of a company. The best scenario of all is when every individual is aligned both with their own and with the company’s values.

Francis Evans has trained in two values models, both highly useful and each giving a different perspective. The Australian Values Inventory (AVI) exposes your foundation, focus and vision values and what you need for self-actualisation. It shows what your means and ends values are and how they can become mis-aligned in your daily lives. It also brings in the Myers Briggs brain preference typology. We use all of these to process you through to a plan of action to bring you back to realignment.

The second model is the Clare Graves model which shows the Evolution of Values World-views, usually applied to human societies. Once you can understand the evolutionary characteristics of society, and the individuals within it, you can see the developmental needs to bring anyone to the level of behaviour that fits with the group’s goals and culture.

Of course, this is a very useful information where a company is concerned, because a company will have staff with as many as 5 different world views. Each viewpoint is valid and needs the same respect, but cannot be understood by some of the others views. This is why we get disharmony and rivalry within a single company and even department. An analysis of the company and a set of instructions can allow a motivation strategy that takes care of most internal struggles, and helps create a positive growth culture, thus making the most of the available staff. It is interesting to note that Nelson Mandela is reputed to be using this model in the restructuring of South Africa.

Many companies spend time and effort to produce a mission statement, because they perceived a marketing value. They problem is they don’t expect the company personnel to take the statement as something the management believes in. When the company’s true vision is clarified, then a series of missions statements can be designed. The mission statements are the methods by which the company will operate in alignment with their values and also in a way that is measurable. The next step is to elicit each individual’s values to help them form a plan of action which can get their actions and goals aligned with their internal self, and with the company.

Sometimes an organisation’s structure has to be reorganised and job specifications revisited and rewritten. In extreme cases efficient operating procedures for meetings have to be determined. Using these techniques there have been tremendous successes to be had with those companies willing to go through the process.

At this stage the usual clients have been small to medium sized companies, often with an innovative entrepreneur at the top. Large companies and corporates have managed to ride through the crises that bring smaller businesses to management struggles, though these too are beginning to feel the impact of management in conflict. In the future it will become more acceptable for companies to start using expertise in these management tools. Unfortunately, mainstream training and consultant businesses have little if any experience in structured values work. At the same time the same people offer values and mission work without actually knowing what it means. As a result managements continue to think that a person’s value drivers are quite conscious and can be discovered by an intellectual investigation. The result is continued misalignment, stress and poor business decisions.

This training programme allows you to understand:-

  • where you are in the world
  • about the society you live and work within
  • why certain groups are advantaged or disadvantaged
  • how businesses operate and why certain people reach the top

Then you will be left in the position of being able to adjust your behaviour to match your values, and by doing so, resolve issues of self-deception, inner conflict, stress, procrastination, self-doubt, and frustration.

Here is a process that goes well beyond a motivation course, because it deals directly with the basis of genuine motivation, a gives a company a clear vision that their people can actually support. It is usually done in conjunction with a “Quality for Life” course.

Executive Burn-Out

How to Plan to put Living back into Life

Today’s Executive is under considerable pressure to perform consistently in their business functions. As a result, many of the other areas in their lives are neglected. A system under neglect will function for a short time by taking energy and attention from other systems. Eventually the other system turns off the energy supply, and the neglected part goes into shock and becomes stressed.

Nobody can escape their own internal conflicts. When internal parts are in combat about the right and wrong way to behave, the whole system suffers, and the system reaches out at least to the boundaries of your home and family, and more likely, to the work environment and the wider community.

The Results are:

  • Health Failures
  • Drug and Alcohol Addictions
  • Marriage and Relationship Failures
  • Financial Failure
  • White Collar Crime
  • Inability to Concentrate and Perform to Normal Efficient Levels.

Simple relaxation time, a holiday away from it all doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because the problem is not a matter of overloading, it is due to the underlying conflict in personal values.

The Solution!

  • Identify and understand your own Values System and through this the conflicts and ecology issues
  • Learn relaxation and more importantly how to change limiting beliefs using the most powerful change techniques available
  • Address Phobias and Addictions
  • Learn Communication Skills
  • Integrate Lost Parts
  • and Much More!

There are tools to help you to make lasting changes and teach you the skills to re-balance your life.

The Essential Presenter

Making Powerful Presentations

Most people have times when they are called upon to stand up and make some kind of presentation. It may be a speech at a wedding or 21st birthday, it may be presenting an idea to the company’s board, it may be as a lecture, or some other context.

For most people the single worst fear is having to stand up and make a public speech.

The Essential Presenter is designed to provide the basics skills. What you will learn is:-

  • Establishing and Building Group Rapport
  • Generating and Maintaining Confidence
  • Speaking with the Language of the Mind
  • Designing Speeches that Work
  • Delivering Information in Logical and Sequential Chunks
  • Understanding Group Dynamics
  • How to Motivate Others to Gain their Attention

Give yourself the knowledge and the skill to allow yourself to become an accomplished presenter

Equilibrium – Human Development also designs and delivers in-house and specialist courses.

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