Options for Training

If you know how to best deal with a situation with your colleagues, team members, clients or manager without a lot of thinking, you are not just more effective in connecting but you also make efficient use of your time and energy. So you can do things that otherwise wouldn't be possible.

Go to Leader Effectiveness Training

Go to Be Your Best (Personal and Professional Effectiveness)

Why follow a Gordontraining?

An internet forum on parenting was the first place where I read about Thomas Gordon's model for effective communication. I bought his book Parent Effectiveness Training, starting reading and then is kept lingering a bit. Because learning skills from a book is not working too well for me. 

What it did bring me was a growing desire to master the Gordon skills. Because the Gordon Model applies not just to the relation between me and my kids. It will also strengthen the relation between me and my familiy, my partner, my colleagues and my team.

 

And when I found out about the Leader Effectiveness Training, I convinced my manager that this was just the training I needed to further develop my leadership skills. I followed L.E.T. and a world opened up. Several practical skills to help setting boundaries, confronting others and resolve conflicts. To clarify who owns the problem, effectively solve my own problems and if applicable leave the responsibility of the problem with the other person and help them at the same time solving it themselves.

After a few years I decided to refresh and deepen my skills and joined the training to become a Gordontrainer myself. I certified for PET (Parent Effectiveness Training) in 2017 and subsequently got certified for LET (Leader Effectiveness Training) and BYB (Be Your Best or Personal and Professional Leadership).

Leader Effectiveness Training

  • Friday February 11 & 18 and March 4 & 11 2022
  • Thursday and Friday April 7 & 8 April and May 12 & 13 2022

Maximum number of participants: twelve

It works surprisingly well: dare to lead on the basis of trust. How to do it? That's what you will learn in the Leader Effectiveness Training in which we will work on your personal development need.

You will receive a participant workbook and Thomas Gordon's book Leader Effectiveness Training. During course days there will be catered for coffee/tea, refreshments and lunch.

For whom?

The Leader Effectiveness Training is aimed at any supervisor (to be), manager, (project) leader or entrepreneur in any sector.

What skills do you learn?

You will learn how to communicate effectively such that you can build strong working relations. You will increase self-confidence and the confidence of your team. Among others you will learn:

  • clearer communication
  • active listening
  • effective confronting
  • problem-solving skills
  • conflict resolution

Concrete effects

  • increased insight in the effect of your behaviour on others
  • increased self-confidence and stand for what you need
  • increased efficiency and productivity
  • better relations with both internal as well as external clients
  • team members who take responsibility for solving their own problems
  • people who are excited to come to work
  • a climate of collaboration

 

Hildegard's flexibility, drive, diverse approach and personal attention were of great value to me.

A.N. (Team and project manager)

Be Your Best - Personal and Professional Effectiveness Training

  • four days and one morning - Monday February 7 & 14, March 7 & 14 and April 9 2022
  • 10 evenings - Wednesday February 2, 9 and 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, April 6 and May 11 2022

Maximum number of participants: twelve

Do you sometimes wonder why others ignore your requests? Do you every once in a while wait so long to confront that your frustration overwhelms you? Or does it seem that everyone agrees with you during the meeting, but your ideas are never implemented? In this course you will learn skills to be more assertive in your communication.

You will receive a participant workbook and Linda Adams's book Be Your Best. During course days there will be catered for coffee/tea, refreshments and lunch.

For whom?

Aimed at everyone looking for more peace, balance and results in their personal and professional life. 

What skills do you learn?

Central to this course is strengthening how you operate at a personal and professional level. You will learn how to change tension and limiting beliefs into effective communication and result-oriented collaboration. 

Concreet you will learn:

  • effective confronting
  • active listening
  • clearer communication
  • problem-solving skills
  • conflict resolution

Concrete effects

  • communicate effectively in personal and professional situations
  • increased self-confidence, inner peace and balance
  • establishing strong relations with partners and colleagues
  • increased assertiveness

Not sure yet about joining this course? Then the online Be Your Best Book Club might be just for you. In four online two-hour meetings you will read and discuss the book Be Your Best and get familiar with the Gordon Model.