TAPPING ONE’S POTENTIAL
October 7-9, 2022 (offline)
Every person has her own way of discovering and understanding herself. We know from practice that 100% people understand themselves poorly. This Module focuses on meeting ourselves — realizing one’s strengths and weaknesses, resources, potential, risks and opportunities, motivation, sources of energy and inspiration, behavioral strategies and most importantly, cognitive strategies. The way we think determines so much in our lives, it effectively shapes them. It’s essential to explore these strategies and check if they are "on our team" or otherwise. It is also great to learn one's inner workings, fundamental skills and capabilities and how they influence one's performance, what can be changed and what needs to be accepted.
In this module we shall offer a whole set of practices and methods to manage oneself, one’s state and emotions. Our state impacts what we do and how successful we are just as much (and sometimes even more) as our skills and abilities. We will explore self-management — what it is, how to do it and what it requires.
December 9-11, 2022 (online)
"95% people live without awareness“, say researchers of mindfulness. In such an "autopilot life" people either mull over former successes or failures, or contemplate best future scenarios. So often do we exclude from our perception what’s happening right now, the authentic reality, and thus we miss a lot of important information. As we make decisions and act, we are constrained by a habitual set of automatic reactions.
The module will look at various practices to help us seize the present and everything it brings while keeping some useful autopilots. In other words, we shall see how we can be more adaptive, accurate and effective.
March 3-5, 2023 (offline)
The world has accelerated, and we are getting more tightfisted when it comes to ourselves and our relations with others. Our communications rarely amount to more than small talk or functional interaction — you owe me this, I owe you that, a dialogue of roles and functions, not of human beings. Our communication has seen better days and turned into a tool. But the humankind is still out there and it’s not getting enough attention. The feeling of WE, essential as it is for partnerships and teams, is getting lost in such communication.
But we can interact in a way that will amplify humaneness, meaning, quality and effect in anything we do.
This module focuses on whether we have a WE identity, on developing a system of relations, ability to manage oneself and one’s attention in communication, ability to spot one’s interactional strategies and their impact on performance. It is filled with practice, exercises and cases, but we also intend to include a range of fundamental methods.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW
May 19-21, 2023 (online)
How do I invent and create? What’s the next step? How do i choose a direction to follow and get things done?
The main snag in inventing is that we tend to rely on past experience as we ideate about the future. In Evolution, we invite you to see future as more than just a continuation of the present (otherwise tomorrow would be identical to yesterday). Modern researchers suggest that we harken to and learn from the emerging future. You may have been in situations where your mind would tell you to do one thing, while feelings and intuition would suggest something different — and if you followed the latter, results were surprisingly good. In this module we will try making it an "always-on“ skill of listening to one’s intuition, sensing where the world is tilting, engaging others, creating a vector and a vision that will sprout into life.
IMPLEMENTATION OF CHANGE
July 14-16, 2023 (offline)
Implementation of change is the primary focus of this module. How do we translate ideas into actions? "I know what to do, I know why, I have the energy and motivation, but somehow I am not doing it for some reason“ is an interesting concern we often hear from successful self-contained people. There are so many factors at play here.
Pursuing any project or task, we find ourselves at the intersection of numerous systems — language, economy, state, family, organization, education, culture, even climate and geography. All these systems influence us often driving our decisions and actions. It’s essential to know how to interact with large systems, to see their impact, to understand the laws behind them, to spot situations where our reactions and decisions are shaped by them (and our involvement is marginal). Such an approach helps to come up with unique solutions rather than automatically reproducing what the winds of systemic context have blown in.
Moreover, people tend to exaggerate the risks of emerging and uncertain future and downplay the risks of the habitual present. It’s difficult to move towards change in such a situation.
It is our sincere belief that the source of energy, motivation and strength sits inside everyone, it’s essential to find a path towards it, to take a different perspective on the current situation, to develop a new vision and an individual "reboot" plan.