Programs

  • Program 1 Strategic Career Development Counselling Individual career counselling
  • Program 2 Oxford Debates Grzegorz Nawrocki
  • Program 3 Communication-Cooperation-Commitment Workshops for companies
  • Program 4 The Academy of Safety Anti-terrorism workshops
  • Program 5 Management through CSR Trainings for companies and institutions
  • Program 6 Public appearances Individual and group workshops
  • Program 7 Prime Speakers Motivational meetings for employees
  • Program 8 Cultura Animi

“Knowledge includes three distinct kinds: knowledge that, knowledge how and knowledge what. I know that uranium is radioactive, I know how to ride a bicycle and I sometimes I know what to do, what to say or what to feel. The first kind of knowledge is information (of which science is the systematic part); the second is skill; the third virtue.”

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Roger Scruton „An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture”

Executive Development

Taking advantage of many years’ experience of our business partners representing various fields and speciality areas we offer custom-tailored development programs for leaders and their organizations. When designing programs for individuals and companies we conduct a thorough analysis of their needs, the level of development and organizational culture.

In our development programs we use a number of our own, as well as licensed tools, including MPA® – Master Person Analysis, Extended DISC® Personal Analysis, Overview – 360° competency assessment, MBTI® – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. We support the processes of development of senior management with, among others, 360° competency assessment, personality tests, study of cultural groups and focus groups.

We present selected programs.

Program 1

Strategic Career Development Counselling

Being aware of how important it is for potentials candidates to clearly understand their situation and be able to recognize what barriers they may encounter when looking for a job we have launched the service Strategic Career Development Counselling, which aim is to provide support for career planning and effective job hunting.

Program 2

Oxford Debates

Oxford debate is a format, in which prepared teams debate a topic (not a question) in accordance with the Oxford/Cambridge Union Society rules.

Roughly speaking it is a debate similar to the British Parliamentary style debate, in which the exchange of arguments takes place between the Proposition team (arguing for something) and the Opposition team (arguing against something). It is a comprehensive tool that helps develop the entire catalogue of skills, which are necessary to conduct business or public activity. These skills include: presentation in confrontational situations, preparation of effective arguments (choice of arguments, order of arguments), public presentation of defence or attack of an argument, polemic with the opposite party, public speaking in front of the audience, techniques of answering difficult questions.

In addition, preparations for a debate are connected with the development of teamwork skills, since each member of both – the Proposition team and the Opposition team, has a different role – complementary to other team members. A debate includes – apart from its content – the use of an oratorical style, thus it helps participants develop techniques of effective speaking, persuasive techniques, negotiation techniques, stress management techniques and techniques of building relationship with listeners.

Oxford Debate is a useful instrument for people who hold positions that require such skills as persuasion, public presentations, negotiations and media relations. Oxford Debate is useful for managers, regardless of the level in the hierarchy of the organization, but also for presidents, politicians and experts.

Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki

Program 3

Communication-Cooperation-Commitment

We believe that one of the best ways to improve the organization and work atmosphere is the commitment of managers who, through self-reliance, responsibility for their teams and cooperation, show genuine leadership attitude.

We suggest following workshops:

Team Building: Building the authority of managers through communication skills. Personality traits important for choosing new employees. Influencing a team – delivering a positive and credible image of the organization. Stimulation and development of subordinate employees. Coaching and mentoring style in management. Value-based management.

Communication: How to talk to employees and to a team and communicate content to achieve expected results; verbal and nonverbal communication as a consistent message that builds authority and credibility. Developing individual skills and personality to build good communication skills and other appropriate leadership qualities. Assertiveness, refusal, feedback (positive and negative). Communication of decisions. Openness and positive attitude.

Motivation: Principles of motivating employees according to their tasks and objectives. Attitude of a superior, conducive to a positive atmosphere and attitude. Individual approach to employees – identifying their potential. Basic types of employees’ personalities – what motivates and discourages particular types of employees. Employee development as one of the motivational tools. Motivation in practice.

Control: Setting goals and objectives: concrete, measurable, ambitious, realistic and time-limited. Delegating tasks and competencies. Attributes that can be used to control difficult employees. Effective time management. Monitoring task execution – tools and methods. Limitation of excessive control over the performance of tasks – control of effects. Principles of informing the employee about the mistakes they made, motivation for further work.

Change: How to influence employees and their evaluation of upcoming changes through the manager’s attitude. How to inform employees about the upcoming changes. How to implement plans effectively, despite the employees’ reluctance – how to use authority and power.

Problem solving: Team conflict – guidelines for solving problems. Finding solutions and making decisions. Penalties and sanctions or mediations and consensus – appropriate problem solving tools for different situations. Talking to employees who are “difficult” or have a negative attitude.

Leadership:
Self-improvement – high level of self – awareness, identifying your own basic values and following them, deep knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses, active self-management and emotional intelligence.
Vision – a clear picture of future success and a clear vision for you as a leader, an ability to inspire others to perform in order to fulfil this vision.
Action – transforming vision into action, balancing the focus between the focus on the task (goal orientation), relationships (how people cooperate and treat each other) and process (way of working).
Persuasion – encouraging co-workers to follow a new path, building involvement instead of subordination, showing curiosity, balancing the directive style (counselling) with thorough listening and asking important questions (persuasion).

Program 4

The Academy of Safety

THE ACADEMY OF SAFETY is a series of workshops prepared by Meissner&Partners and Ultimate Krav Maga Warsaw. The workshops are based on a thorough analysis performed by the most prominent personal safety experts, self-defence and urban survival trainers, who have gained their experience in training Polish and Israeli special operation forces. This is a “tailor-made” training program – thanks to experienced trainers our offer is tailored to the needs of organizations and participants with different levels of physical activity, mental strength and coping skills in crisis situations.

Our program involves not only the development of psychological and physical aspects, but also the development of personality allowing the strengthening of character, self-confidence and the ability to act under pressure.

The trainings are aimed at improving mental strength, breaking the barriers of fear and improving mind control skills, as mind control is a key factor in effective action. Thanks to cooperation with the best Polish and Israeli military education specialists and trainers of the elite of the Israel Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks we teach how to overcome stress, resist pressure and put pressure on the opponent. We provide knowledge in change management, creativity, persistence and organizational diagnosis.

Program 5

Management through CSR

“There is one and only one social responsibility of business – to use it resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say, engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud.”

Milton Friedman
The Only Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits
The New York Times Magazine, 1970

Corporate Social Responsibility is for children. Because when they are asking adults “what are you actually doing in your work?” they are in fact asking about their future, and adults often do not know what to say, don’t they? Therefore, more and more employees want to discover the purpose of their work. Why are they doing that? Because working in a company that offers only a service means something different than working in a company that serves the needs of people and the environment. In the second case, the money for a service or product is not a price but a prize.

The training consists of two parts:

  1. Lecture “The relevance of CSR” (1 hour)
    The inspirational lecture on sustainable development and CSR. We will prove that CSR is child’s play, the old way of managing and earning money by managing the impact that a company exerts in its supply chain on a variety of important socio-environmental issues. Each participant will have the opportunity to see that it is possible to develop a relevant CSR strategy for any brand in three simple steps: „minus in plus”, „pro + fit” and „max – mini”.
  2. Workshop “CSR freestyle” (2 hours)
    The participants of the workshop will create in teams relevant CSR strategies for selected brands/companies. And at the end the will come to the conclusion – it was child’s play.

Moderator: Paweł Kudzia

Program 6

Public appearances

The aim of the workshop is to prepare people for various kinds of public appearances, both press conferences and presentations, in front of different sort of audiences, inside the company. And learning effective argumentation and rhetoric is reflected in building a corporate image.The aim of the workshop is to prepare people for various kinds of public appearances, both press conferences and presentations, in front of different sort of audiences, inside the company. And learning effective argumentation and rhetoric is reflected in building a corporate image.

Each participant after completing the workshop will be able to:

  • Consciously interpret and generate messages
  • Control the elements of self-presentation in selected situational contexts
  • Identify the appropriate way to communicate information depending on the nature of the audience and media
  • Consciously develop rhetoric-argumentative skills

Moderator: Grzegorz Nawrocki

Program 7

Prime Speakers

We conduct unique motivational meetings for employees of various companies and institutions, prepared by two exceptional persons:

Paweł Potoroczyn – diplomat, writer, publisher, music producer and film producer.
In 2008 – 2016 he was the director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. He is currently the Managing Director of the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Paweł is a graduate of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. He is   an expert in communication, brand philosophy and knowledge management and   lecturer (Warsaw School of Economics, Collegium Civitas), regularly invited by artistic universities to the inaugural lectures. For more than 15 years he was a diplomat at the most important Polish diplomatic missions (Los Angeles, New York, London).

Paweł Kudzia is a CSR consultant specializing in Management through CSR. He develops CSR strategies in three simple steps: „minus in plus”, „pro + fit” and „max – mini”. He says that this kind of CSR is „made for our children”.

He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Warsaw. He was a war correspondent, member of the board and director of the Foreign Missions and Immediate Aid Division of the Polish Humanitarian Action and online community manager. He was also responsible for CSR at AmRest Holdings.
Paweł also discovers different “stories from the history of PL” and presents them during inspirational meetings in companies and schools.

Program 8

Cultura Animi

Cultura Animi is a unique series of meetings and workshops aimed at shaping behavior, attitudes, styles and preferences in such a way that the recipient, in the shortest time possible, acquires the necessary knowledge and refinement to help him move freely in different areas of the contemporary world. The program will also facilitate contacts between people at all levels, help build their and their company’s image, and will provide comprehensive preparation for the art of conversation, cooperation with the media, and public speaking.

Our program is structured to serve the needs of individual or group participants. Its purpose is to “broaden horizons” and give participants a certain level of comfort when discussing topics from different thematic areas, such as philosophy, politics, art, literature, theater, etiquette, image and, ultimately, psychology, history, and how to create your own art collection.

The program opens with a meeting with the coach who, in cooperation with the client defines which needs are to be addressed and then devises an appropriate series of meetings. Meeting with the coach, whose purpose is to summarize the activities and their benefits, also takes place upon the completion of the program.

Each module in the program is conducted by a carefully selected expert. These are often individuals eminent in their field, but they are also selected for their ability to share their knowledge and experience in exciting and interesting ways.

The length of meetings will be tailored to the needs and number of participants and will be frequently adjusted to make use of the time as efficiently as possible.

Programs

  • Program 1 Strategic Career Development Counselling Individual career counselling
  • Program 2 Oxford Debates Grzegorz Nawrocki
  • Program 3 Communication-Cooperation-Commitment Workshops for companies
  • Program 4 The Academy of Safety Anti-terrorism workshops
  • Program 5 Management through CSR Trainings for companies and institutions
  • Program 6 Public appearances Individual and group workshops
  • Program 7 Prime Speakers Motivational meetings for employees
  • Program 8 Cultura Animi