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Post crisis leadership

For managers and teams who need to manage and reset after crisis.



Any time a crisis happens, leaders are challenged. However, some leaders use the crisis to transform the business. Based on our long experience in developing leaders and facilitating innovation through crises, we have created this post-crisis leadership program to help you use crisis as an opportunity.

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • Understand the difference between functional tension and dysfunctional crisis
  • Practice ways to create new purpose and secure based leadership
  • Exploit the crisis to create new opportunities and direction
  • Develop an action plan for your team to create more cooperation

The program consists of five one-day workshops.

The Workshops

Workshop 1. Understanding the structure and dynamics of crisis

The purpose of this workshop is to explore different types of crisis . Within transactional analysis we distinguish crisis at the structural, relational and psychodynamic level (Berne, 1964). In this workshop we will give an overview of the types of crisis and how to distinguish functional and dysfunctional crisis at the various levels. You will also learn what trauma is and its effects in an organisational context. At the end of the workshop you will be able to recognize trauma on a personal and an organisational level. You will create your organisational crisis map.

Workshop 2. Redefining purpose and boundaries

The purpose of this workshop is to explore specific interventions to develop secure based leadership within the team. We will explore the idea of the critical attachment period for employees and its importance for recovery after trauma. We will also explore the need to reestablish boundaries post crisis and how to redefine purpose and leadership. We will teach you how to re-establish trust and cooperation.

Workshop 3. Light at the end of the tunnel

The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to create an opportunity based culture. The new context that is created post crisis is a call to action to think of new products and new markets. During crisis we can see a fight, freeze or flight reaction in organisations, often ending up in post-traumatic stress responses. To create a new direction leaders need to be ahead of this curve, understand their role in transferential transactions and start envisioning a new organisation.

Workshop 4. Cooperation through commitment

The purpose of this workshop is to explore specific interventions to create commitment in an organisation. Because the structure, relationships and imago are disrupted during crisis, people often lose their sense of belonging. During this workshop we will explore ways of freeing up the bound energy and re-establishing contact and relationships.

Workshop 5. And now what?

The purpose of this last workshop is to exchange visions of the future, and how to apply what you have learned to realise your post crisis action plan. This workshop is dedicated to giving you personal supervision and feedback about next steps.

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Program Brochure

Brochure TAO9 Postcrisis Leadership


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