Consultation & Coaching
We will explore needs by gathering information about what is happening inside your organization or for you as an individual(s), set goals in partnership, design a plan of action and utilize new ways of communicating to promote change. By generating new ideas from those closest to the work you most hope to change, that change is most likely to stick.
Similar to the consultation process, we will begin by asking questions. We will determine what structural supports are most needed to build community and to repair harms.
Team development is fundamental to every aspect of your work; whatever it may be. This has many points of entry and can support the resolution of nearly any challenge you may be facing.
Identity & Belonging
If you acknowledge the benefits a deep sense of belonging and connection in the workplace provide, you will make way for better outcomes. Talk to us more about how we can work with you in ways most fitting for your environment.
Meeting Design & Facilitation
Critical for efficiency, for meeting desired outcomes, and for mission and vision alignment.
How are you setting and measuring goals or progress? What type of alignment is there in your organization? How visionary do you hope to become in your field?
Graymake works proactively in all work we do. Planning for the future is woven into every area of business. We will begin with an initial assessment to determine where you are and your readiness for this work in order to support you in being the best organization you can be. It is never too early to begin.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II
Learn about your personality type preferences and those of your team members in order to determine how to best support one another as teammates, as a manager, supervisor or senior leader. Understand your type in times of conflict, teamwork, feedback, difficult conversations and more.
Conflict Dynamics Profile
Explore your hot buttons and those of your co-workers, conduct a conflict 360 and receive coaching on your reactions to conflict from others in your life, and gain insight into your conflict profile overall.
Use of Self: How Who You Are Effects What You Do
Explore personal biases, identity groups, traumas, preferences, cultural influences, and more that shape how you see and show up in the world. Make the unconscious more conscious so that you can act from a place of greater awareness in whatever you are doing.
What Does It Mean to be a Leader? Exploring Various Leadership Styles
Understand different leadership styles so you can better define what type of leader you would like to be from wherever you sit in the organization.
The Difference Between Transition and Change and How to Approach It
Learn healthy approaches to changes both desired (and not) and how to better manage the transitions that follow in order to manage each role you must maintain.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
Feedback is a gift we give to one another. Are some of us confused how? There are best practices and there are also cultural implications. How about the dynamics of power that come into play? This workshop will make feedback joyful and easier.
Utilizing Tools That Solicit Input from Large Groups
There are many tools to be used to solicit input from large groups. These might be used in house or with your clients as tools for community engagement, product development, marketing and so forth. Just a few include Whole Scale, Open Space Technology, and World Café, amongst others.
Running More Effective Meetings
How well are you using your time in meetings? How well planned are your agendas? Do you think about space, who is in attendance, what types of learners you have in the room, what roles you would like everyone to play, how to best utilize strengths? How necessary is the meeting to begin with? Let us help you become more efficient with the time you do spend in meetings.
Strategic Planning 101 or Strengths Based Strategic Planning
When you plan, do you begin with problems or strengths, what’s going wrong, or what’s going right? Let us help you inquire appreciatively. We will support you in utilizing creative tools to benchmark a plan that works for your team.
Active Listening- or- How Hearing Without Necessarily Agreeing Promotes Harmony
Active listening is about listening with the intent to understand. We will offer basic tools that can be applied in any environment to improve communication enormously. By homing in on values and feelings, you as listener will validate, empower and recognize your speaker’s truth without agreement as a concern.
Conflict as Identity: How Our Stories of Conflict Support or Stifle
Relationship to conflict is often hidden, particularly in North American culture. By exploring this aspect of self in both serious and playful ways in groups, awareness of self is heightened and conflict can be discussed more freely and thus better managed when presented in real time.
Speaking to the Unspeakable: What No One Is Talking About When We Know We Should Be
Address the “unmentionables” at work with outside support. Are we in need of healthy dialogues about sexism, racism, homophobia, advancement, rumor mills, and the like? Let’s bring these topics out into the light where they belong rather than letting them fester. Unsure if this is needed in your organization? Perhaps consider making it a consistent option for anyone in the organization to request anonymously.
Building Trust in an Organization: Where to Begin
Learn more about what makes trust an essential ingredient, understand how folks approach trust differently and how to explore it, earn it and maintain it.
Basic Diversity Training
Introduction to difference, privilege and inclusion. What does this look like?
Alternatively, a series where each aspect is explored and an expert on individual topics are brought in (feminism, race, class, etc). Or, a series where we explore each layer of identity. This is an incredible way to explore self and improve awareness, so you can operate from a place of calm and project confidence throughout the task at hand. You may choose training level based on audience’s prior exposure to subject and consider breaking into smaller groups.
Using Circles Effectively- balancing process and content through the most basic relational tool
Basic circle training will offer you an understanding of circle-based practices which allow each person to be heard as an equal. When the speaker speaks, there is no responding, only listening- and this process allows innovation, connection and belonging to happen in a truly unique way. There are many types of circle and this tool is useful in various contexts. This training can be modified for each audience and to run various lengths of time.
Introduction to Restorative Practices
Learn theory and practical strategies of restorative practices to implement in various environments, as well as how to use these practices to shift towards consideration of the fundamental hypothesis of restorative practices, which states that people are happier, more cooperative, more productive and more likely to make positive change when those in positions of authority do with rather than to or for them.
You Decide! Trainings by Request
Whatever you or your organization are looking for, we are happy to discuss with you and design as a training, presentation, retreat or as part of a larger consultation.
Retreats, Speaking Engagements, Circle Groups and Other Processes:
- Retreat for a Family- Owned Business
- Father- Daughter Owned Business Retreat
- Redefining Your Culture- or- Perhaps, Discovering It
- Using Open Space Technology to Generate Innovation
- Non – Profit Executive Director Circle Group: Meets Monthly
- Corporate Leaders Circle Group: Meets Monthly
- Non-Profit Circle Staff Peer Group A: Meets Monthly
- Non-Profit Circle Staff Peer Group B: Meets Monthly
- Corporate Staff A: Monthly
- Corporate Staff B: Monthly
- Various Identity/Social Interest Group Retreats: Employees decide what groups to make for any of the identity groups and special interest groups, using exercises and dialogue work
- Digging Deeply into Values Alignment: Espoused Vs. In Action
- Radical Self Care Retreat
- Becoming Our Client: Taking Time to Deeply Examine Our Processes for Improvement
- Faith and Our Work: What Keeps Us Grounded?
- You Decide! Retreat, Speaking Engagement or Process Design of your choosing.
Graymake will support you in hosting or helping to design an event your organization seeks to offer.