MindSkills Academy

5 days of inspired personal and professional growth

The week will be a tightly-focused and highly participative training intensive. It is an advanced programme of stage craft structured to take participants skills and capabilities to a new level. We aim to ensure all participants acquire the requisite skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully present MindSkills Workouts.

How is the week structured?

The week-long programme for potential Workout Coaches consists of two parts:

  1. Accelerated learning, development and skills-transfer (4 days)
  2. Evaluation (1 day)

This programme will include, how to:

  • Sequence Workouts for maximum impact
  • Present complex ideas quickly and clearly
  • Seamlessly format presentations to optimize learning
  • Manage the stage and maintain group rapport
  • Use and project voice and body, tempo and rhythm
  • Deploy all the senses and embed empowering beliefs
  • Understand the impact of verbal and non-verbal language
  • Enhance stage presence, gravitas and charisma
  • Design and tell compelling stories
  • Eliminate stage nerves, fear and anxiety
  • Handle skeptics, unbelievers and questions elegantly
  • Manage logistics (seating, equipment, charts, etc)
  • Structure and influence audience states and energy for best results
  • And much more . . .

This week will give you an unprecedented opportunity to enhance your training versatility, learn different presentation methods and have ample opportunity to present and receive immediate feedback.

Attendance numbers

To optimize the learning, development and skills-transfer each programme is restricted to a maximum of 10 candidates.

Hitting the ground running

Candidates with a distinct advantage in being successful will most likely have some or all of the following characteristics:

  1. They will have had experience as a ‘soft, interpersonal, personal development and/or management psychology skills’ presenter, speaker, facilitator, trainer or coach in private or public sector organisations.
  2. They will have a strong academic/knowledge background in people stuff – eg. traditional psychology, psychometrics, OD, formal quality NLP certifications, and so on.
  3. The personal characteristics, personality and presence that inspires, builds confidence and motivates others.

Venues

For independent coaches: held at a near London location
For corporate licensees: held in-company

Evaluation

Assessment consists of three parts to fully evaluate your capability to deliver MindSkills Workouts.

  1. Written: a short written test of knowledge, skills and understanding of course material covered during the week.
  2. Presentation: You will be required to deliver 2 different 15 minute segments of a 90 minute Workout presentation in one or both of the two styles to your peer group and an approved Workout assessor. One workout topic you will choose and the other will be chosen by the assessor. You will have plenty of practice during the week to learn, develop and hone these skills.
  3. Open Frame: is designed to evaluate the capability to field audience questions. You will acquire advanced skills for doing this elegantly during the week.

You will be given full support during the week. You will be encouraged to practice your presentations with fellow colleagues through the week also. Video’s will be available for many of the presentations, and all the evaluation sessions. An assessor will be on hand most of the time to give advice, encouragement and feedback. We really do want everyone to succeed.

Independent Coaches

There are three levels of certification:

  1. Master Workout Coach – certified to present any of the Workout topics.
  2. Workout Coach – certified to present specified Workout topic/s.
  3. Attendance – did not take, did not score sufficiently well or meet the required standard in the three stage evaluation. This could be for any number of reasons. Based on a mutual discussion, candidates can either continue on their own independent journey with new found skills, if borderline they can apply to attend a future Academy week (for 50% of the fee), or retake the evaluation (POA (£/€/US$ fee) only at a future date.

Corporate Workout Coaches

There are three levels of certification:

  1. Master Workout Coach – certified to present any of the Workout topics. Particularly relevant to competencies framework matching and dovetailing of a wide range of behavioural competencies aligned with Workout topics.
  2. Workout Coach – certified to present a specified Workout topic/s.
  3. Attendance – did not take, did not score sufficiently well or meet the required standard in the three stage evaluation. This could be for any number of reasons. Based on a mutual discussion, between the company sponsor, the candidate and a MindSkills assessor they can either, 1. choose to work through a self-development programme (POA (£/€/US$)) and retake the evaluation presenting to a WorkSkills assessor and work colleagues (POA (£/€/US$)) at a future date.

What it costs and what you get

The fee for the UK Academy is POA (£/€/US$) + Evaluation POA (£/€/US$) fee + VAT. The fee is payable in advance of attendance. A 50% deposit secures your place, after which course books, reading, CD’s and other preparation materials will be sent to you a few weeks in advance of the course. Travel, accommodation and subsistence is for the account of the attendee.

After enrolment you will receive

  • All materials for the week
  • Lunch and all refreshments during each day
  • An expert Workout Master Coach (David Norman – Workouts designer, innovator and presenter) to guide you through the week
  • An experienced one-on-one personal coach and mentor to resolve any issues around presenting, learning, knowledge, skills development or confidence with the material, will be on hand during the week
  • Copies of video’s taken of many of your presentations and the evaluation session
  • Optional guest presenters on specific skill development

After the course

For the first event (or an early event) each Coach presents they are entitled to a full feedback and analysis profile by David Norman (a few at random in person, or by video) is provided as part of the fee.

The next steps

In the first instance we recommend you contact David Norman personally to discuss your interest and needs.

Leadership DynamiX
+44 (0)1932 872433 or 872741
  Skype: davidnorman1932