Posts Tagged ‘Online Learning’

Zoom, just one look and then my heart went Boom

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries, Uncategorized

Well, we have all been busy Zooming (and MS Teaming) over these last few months adapting to our new environment, and we are becoming quite accustomed to this way of working.  We now have on-line team events and an on-line management programme and yet are often asked if they are as effective!

To be honest, although we had confidence in the content of the programmes, we were not sure how participative delegates would be in a virtual environment!  Well, we need not have worried, because on every single programme interaction has been brilliant.  There has maybe been the odd one or two people who were slightly more reserved but then, that is no different from face-to-face events so in the main, we have been really impressed.  We have also had some people who have shared that they have felt more able to be honest than if they were face-to-face!  We are certainly seeing a lot of honesty at these sessions.

We have set ourselves high standards to ensure the programmes have the vibrancy and experiential aspects of our face-to-face events and to us, that has contributed to their success.  Sessions are short, about a couple of hours, and run about every three weeks, allowing time for delegates to try new techniques and embed learning before coming back to the next session to share their reflections.

To us we have found Zoom and MS Teams a fantastic platform for learning and development.   Is Zoom and MS Teams the future?  For us, yes, they certainly have their place, and open up a whole new way of making learning more accessible, particularly for SMEs.  Do they replace face-to-face learning?  NEVER – whilst we embrace the new ways and really value the flexibility on-line learning brings… you never forget your first love 😉

To find out about our online programme click here

Look out soon for a video testimonial and hear what one of our clients has to say about their experience of our online team development programme.

Are your Team ready for 2021?

Written by Michelle Mook on . Posted in Sunflower Diaries

  Last year really highlighted the importance of team.  Many of us pulled together, some of us drifted apart.  We all faced our individual challenges and so when we came back together it didn’t always gel.  Sometimes a lack of empathy, time, motivation and energy got in the way.

Never fear, Pro-Development is here!  We recognised this as a potential barrier to high performance and pulled together a range of interventions to get the team back on top form.  We also recognised that we are not all ready to be face to face, but we did not let that get in the way!

We have run team events for many years now for numerous businesses, but like everyone else we have needed to be innovative to work around restrictions.  As a result, we developed one-off on-line team events (as well as doing outdoor face to face where we can) and a pick and mix selection of online modules to help you build an online programme for the team which is aligned to individual and business needs.  That said, all the programmes start with the same focus……vision, values and connection.

Teams require a re-focus on their joint vision which may have changed (most have in some way).  Getting everyone focussed on the same vision and direction will help them pull together. Through the programme, teams get an opportunity to think about where they want to be and how it will feel.

We then take time to hear from each and every team member who share a little bit about themselves; what’s important to them, where are their strengths, how the rest of the team can get the best out of them.  Some people can feel uncomfortable at the thought of sharing, but we can honestly say, each team we have worked with has found this experience to be extremely powerful in rebuilding team trust and connection.

When you have a team who trust each other, understand each other, are focused on the same vision and are able to have honest and open conversations you are on the path to high performance.

And let us assure you, these sessions are not webinars … these sessions are interactive, engaging and fun and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

What’s more 40% funding is available if you are in the Leeds City Region.  So if you’re sat there with a team who have not quite clicked and something is hindering high performance why not get in touch for a chat.  Give us a call on 01904 628838 or email for more information.