PATHWAY TO CHANGE PROGRAM
For 5 years we’ve been innovating, field testing and refining our unique form of Vertical / Adult Development on the frontlines with corporate leaders. We call our approach MINDSHIFT. The videos below are of our clients sharing their experience from the program.
In the fall of 2018, for the first time, we shared MINDSHIFT at the Leadership Circle’s Global Summit in Georgia, USA. There was great interest from attendees to take the MINDSHIFT Journey which led us to launch a program for individuals. Until this time our programs have always been offered with a single corporate sponsor and hence exclusive. (To access a 60 minute “replay” of his Summit presentation click HERE.)
On May 31, 2019, Alex Wray shared MINDSHIFT at Georgetown University’s conference hosted by their Institute for Transformational Leadership. Again, there was great interest from individuals to take the MINDSHIFT Journey. This fall we will again launch a program for individuals (see details and dates below).
At a high level, this program is comprised of three workshops, a series of virtual sessions, along with both one-on-one and peer coaching.
Although participants experience one-on-one coaching with Alex Wray, this is far more than a one-on-one coaching program. It is a program for individuals who want to follow the MINDSHIFT model and leverage the group/team experience to accelerate their development and transform their mindset.
MINDSHIFT is a vehicle for transformation of both the group and of culture. It is for people who want a proven 5-step pathway to leverage the group/team experience to both accelerate the transformation of an individual’s life and the development of group or team culture.
WHAT IS MINDSHIFT?
MINDSHIFT is the name we gave our unique brand of vertical / adult development. The motivation for the model came as we watched our clients show little to no interest in the academic research and language associated with Adult Development. They were too busy. Most were in over their heads. To capture our clients’ attention, a new, jargon-free, language was needed.
We stood on the shoulders of giants to create this model. It sits at the intersection (or perhaps more of traffic “roundabout”) of 5 paths of inquiry and thought:
The ground-breaking work of Harvard University Professors Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey and their Immunity to Change Model
The powerful integration of leadership literature into the Universal Leadership Model™ (a.k.a. the Leadership Circle) by Bob Anderson and Bill Adams
David Rock, and the contribution of the NeuroLeadership Institute, to make accessible insights into how our brain works
Brendan Reddy at the University of Cincinnati, an early career mentor to Alex, whose insights into “process consultation” (building on the deep work of Edgar Schein), group facilitation and team building underpin the approach
The Conscious Leadership Group, whose brilliant whiteboard animation introduces people to their “inner world,” and provides the method to grab anyone’s attention
We continue to field-test, innovate and evolve our model and methods to further optimize the impact for our clients.
The video to the right is of a C-Suite Leader describing the impact of having participated in the MINDSHIFT program.
TRANSFORMING GROUPS & CULTURE
As powerful as it is to transform individual lives, the possibilities are even greater when the 5-Steps of the MINDSHIFT Model are followed as a group of leaders. It is then that organizations can scale the important work of vertical development as a leadership system, together. Done as a group, the MINDSHIFT model leverages the relational connections and chemistry of the group to accelerate change and transform lives.
The video on the right (entitled “Transform Culture”) is a montage of our clients speaking to the sense of community and connection from having participated in the program.
Following the 5 steps of MINDSHIFT results in a group culture that is rare. It is consistent with what Kegan and Lahey describe as a “Deliberately Developmental Organization,” only they are a group. The leaders involved experience the conditions necessary for transformation and human flourishing.
And, beyond their own growth (transforming their immune system), participants have the experience of being a part of a “deliberately developmental group”.
PROGRAM DESIGN FEATURES / ELEMENTS
This program combines the following elements to enable participants to learn to use the MINDSHIFT approach as part of their leadership development practice.
1. WORKSHOPS / RETREATS: There will be three, 3-day retreats in November 2019, February and April 2020. The theme for each reflects the critical milestones in the MINDSHIFT Journey:
Stretch / Mindset (November)
Rewire Beliefs (February)
New Habits - individually and collectively (April)
2. VIRTUAL LABS: Between workshops we maintain our community with 10 virtual Labs (via Zoom). There are two distinct lines of inquiry.
Apply MINDSHIFT to your own life - transforming our own immune system
Sell/Implement MINDSHIFT with clients (optional)
Labs leverage the community to continue the process of innovation to discover even more compelling ways to present and perform this work.
3. ONE-TO-ONE COACHING: with Alex Wray at the start of the program to set the path for your own MINDSHIFT in the program.
4. ACCESS TO CLIENTS: You will hear from WRAY clients using MINDSHIFT and embedding it into their organization and culture. You will hear from Senior leaders explaining how they justify the ongoing investment in adult / vertical development, and from one client who will explain why they have opened up the program to not just their managers, but to their unionized workforce as well.
5. CLIENT-READY MATERIALS: You will have access to presentation slide decks, program exercises, activities and techniques that have been field-tested in the corporate arena for use with your clients.
Beyond the MINDSHIFT 5-Step curriculum we will include a variety of readings including The Culture Code (Daniel Coyle 2018), The Fearless Organization (Amy Edmondson 2019), An Everyone Culture (Kegan, Lahey 2016), Scaling Leadership (Anderson, Adams 2018).
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
This program is right for you if you want to apply MindSHIFT to your own life. Further, it is ideal if you also want to develop how you:
Implement leadership development programs
Focus on intact leadership teams or cohorts of leaders
Lead development over 6-9-12 month period, as a group process
Facilitate culture transformation
Cultivate multi-year, long-term client relationships
Leverage the Leadership Circle message(s) more fully into the client’s developmental journey
Scaling Leadership in an innovative way
For those who have completed their Immunity to Change certification, they have found MINDSHIFT complements their learning as they discover what happens when an immunity is addressed, not alone, but within a community.
Leadership Development professionals will benefit by being prepared to lead groups to:
Map their “reactive, Below-the-Line, fixed mindset”
Grow consciousness and awareness in a corporate environment, using corporate-ready language
Take an innovative pathway toward challenging limiting beliefs and assumptions
Transform culture using techniques aligning with principles outlined in Daniel Coyle’s Culture Code (2018)
Experience the impact of psychological safety as described by Amy Edmonson in The Fearless Organization (2019)
Immunity to Change certification (Facilitator and/or Coach) is not required. The only prerequisite for participating in the program is a curiosity for …
How MINDSHIFT is being used as a group process in the corporate environment, and
Integrating MINDSHIFT with the Leadership Circle
WORKSHOP 1: November 20-22, 2019
WORKSHOP 2: February 5-7, 2020
WORKSHOP 3: April 22-24, 2020
*Note: Dates will be confirmed with participants of the cohort.
Venue to be confirmed with participants of the cohort. It will either be a property in the D.C. Metro area or a property within 1-2 hours of the D.C. Metro area.
This fee includes 9 days of workshops, 10 virtual labs, coaching for Mapping and resources.
This fee does not include taxes, travel costs or accommodation.
*Additional Coaching Package available for $2000 US if participants want coaching throughout the full program.
Those interested in the program will have an exploratory conversation to ensure fit with Alex Wray. Once agreed that the program is the right fit, please click on the button below and complete the form. After submitting this form, we will supply an invoice with payment instructions.