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Sustainable Development Goals Workshop Cultivating Strategic Direction using Appreciative Inquiry. Half or full-day summit style. Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart

The phrase ‘Be the Change you wish to see in the world’ is attributed to Mahatma Gandi, but going beyond that we need to ‘Be the Change you can’t see in the world’.

This workshop is destined to be a truly memorable experience for participants- fuelling a higher sense of purpose, responsibility and ethical behaviour in the workplace, community and as an active and effective global citizen.

This activity and connection- rich workshop brings three exciting core concepts together:

• Personal strengths for engagement (VIA Values in action)
• Appreciative Inquiry implementation strategy 
• Most importantly an opportunity to discover and tap into a true sense of personal and team purpose + culture pride – through enabling contributions working towards the 2030 Global Goals.’

The Objective: To deliver a high impact and powerfully interactive team event that creates a ripple of impact. 

The three core themes

1) Global Goals: 17 Sustainable Development Goals
The Global Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals are interconnected and to leave no one behind, it ís important that we achieve each Goal and target by 2030. Let your team decide what’s important to them and how your organisation can support the Goals in the workplace.

2) VIA Strengths discovery and engagement. VIA Strengths( Values in Action) underpin the Positive Psychology PERMA framework and are the path to intrinsic motivation and engagement. (If you have discovered your strengths with us already- we can reprint your reports and extend your journey)

3) An opportunity to learn one or both of the two leading collaborative thinking and change implementation frameworks, both if its a full-day experiential- summit.
CSR should be about who we are as an organisation, not just what we do.

Option 1:The 6 thinking hats framework . The genius thinking system developed by Edward de Bono which leverages the power of parallel thinking. ( hats provided!)

Option 2: Appreciative Inquiry the leading change strategy of today’s times.

Suitable for:
– Large Conference Groups for a half or full-day all in experiential summit experience
– Executive and Leadership Teams to discover why strengths matter, build purpose into their culture and to align with responsible and ethical business practices at a leadership level. 
– Medium and small business team building for connection, collaboration and to create culture pride and impact 
– Graduate Programs (optional to include mentors) to feel empowered to contribute and to impact their culture positively right from the start of their career.
– University and Student Groups to generate the next wave of responsible global citizens and leaders and enhancing global literacy and competency.

Workshop Overview :

This high energy and interactive workshop is designed to:

• Enable self-discovery of strengths and personal thinking styles
• Build authentic interpersonal connections through discovering the strengths of others. We provide ample opportunity to connect. Team members are divided into various small groups and teams throughout the workshop.
• Align personal values(strengths)to the organisation values.
• Discover and learn how to use a leading and inclusive framework to support high-level thinking and change system. 
• Build company pride through re-discovering personal, team and organisation actions that currently support sustainability goals, community and the Global Goals.
(opportunity to acknowledge current successes in the space)
• Identify and contextualise personal strengths that align with the 17 sustainable development goals 
• Collaborate with others from varied departments who have aligned purpose on a project, through creating a well thought out proposal.
• Enable non-leadership champions of change to emerge and build the networks to support ongoing project success.
• Provide a development opportunity and coaching for individuals and team member to speak in front of others and pitch an idea to their peers. 
• Support and experience a psychologically safe and non-judgemental event and opportunity to contribute to the company future. 
• Discover the power of giving strengths-based feedback in your project team by experiencing it. 
• Celebrate and plan the ripple- personally, locally and globally.

Option to use one or both of the two innovation development processes depending on time available.
Both are exceptional tools for the future. 

6 Hats Framework 
– Learn the power of the 6 hats framework of parallel thinking
– This can be used in future meetings to assist with in-house strategy and innovation development and is far superior to any brainstorm system. 
– It brings all team members into the decision-making process, eliminates ego or the loudest voice having the predominant say and creates a psychologically safe opportunity to develop well thought out ideas. 
– This framework can be used to enlist varied team members thoughts in the future when an idea is on the table – enabling ‘smart risks’ to be a part of your future.

In this workshop, participants work together with other teammates who may be from different areas of the business to bring one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals to life personally and in the work environment. Building connections across a business eliminates silos and supports a more resilient culture. 
In this experience they may develop – an organisation team challenge, community give-back scheme or a new initiative or reward program, or customer engagement strategies with heart – there are endless opportunities. 

The team then pitch their group’s idea back to the group and change champions are nominated to ensure the projects get lift-off internally. 

Appreciative Inquiry
Learn the most current change management system. 
APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY (AI) is a change management approach that focuses on identifying what is working well, analysing why it is working well and then doing more of it. The basic tenet of AI is that an organisation will grow in whichever direction that people in the organization focus their attention.

(AI) was pioneered in the 1980s by David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastava, two professors at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

The 4’D’s framework: Discover – Dream – Design – Deliver

VIA Strengths 
Team members are invited to take their online strengths assessment 2 weeks prior to the workshop to discover their own strengths blueprint. 
The VIA Strengths assessment is the only online scientifically validated strengths assessment relevant to all cultures. It was developed by 55 top social scientists of our time to enable people to discover their strengths. Over 7 000 000 people have taken strengths their assessment and WunderTraining have supported over 7500 people to discover their strengths in Australia.
*If the assessment cannot be taken prior: WunderTraining has strengths cards for up to conference size groups to enable quality personal reflection.

6 Hats Thinking Style Assessment taken on the day: 
Team members take a brief online 6 Hats assessment on their phones. 

Full Day option is available

Optional inclusions 
1) Highlights from ‘The Speakers Edge’ to support further skills development to pitch back their idea
2) An opportunity to experience a purpose aligned activity directly impacting a global goal.
Sustainable Goal Development Team Activity: Water Works 

Co Facilitators for conference groups:
Solo facilitator for smaller teams

Jane Wundersitz
Jane is the founder of Wundertraining and an Australian Master Trainer for VIA Strengths Premiere programs. 
She believes that people are the heart and soul of every organisation and that every organisation must play a part in responsible and sustainable business practices. 
Prior to establishing WunderTraining, she was the Learning and Development Manager at The Body Shop in South Australia pioneers in ethical and fair trade initiatives, and for over a decade focused on people and culture development with profits, people and sustainable business practices equally important for true business success. 

“Be the Change you wish to see in the world ” is Mahatma Gandi quote and was on The Body Shop staff uniforms at one point. It was one that Jane most loved. Whilst the company had great values – they were words on a wall unless the staff brought them to life.

She is delighted to partner with Teaspoons of Change in bringing this workshop to life.

d’Arcy Lunn
d’Arcy Lunn’s dreams and daily life are dedicated to seeing a world with access and opportunity for everyone, everywhere!

For the past 19 years, d’Arcy has experienced more than 90 countries, given over 1000 presentations to 100,000+ people and worked with leading development, environmental, social justice and global education organisations and people.

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