Booking now: RD1st Shorts workshop on The Thinking Environment

I’m delighted to be co-leading, with the very lovely Steph Vidal-Hall, a brand new workshop that’s about bringing the rigour and application of Nancy Kline (Time to Think)’s Thinking Environment into your coaching and leadership practice… Its booking up fast! Here’s the information below or Click here RD1st Shorts TE for further information and a booking form.


Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment and its applications within coaching and leadership: with Emma Haughton & Steph Vidal-Hall, 17 & 18 October 2014

A two day workshop presenting the Thinking Environment as a powerful approach to ‘getting out of the way’ of your coachee or colleague’s best thinking, designed to challenge and enhance your coaching and leadership practice.

Aimed at RD1st and CLP alumni and other coaches, managers and leaders who want to stretch their ability to support their client or colleague’s independent thinking rather than trying to do it for them; creating a virtuous circle of great decisions, motivation to act, replenished time, energy and ease. As Lao Tzu said,

A leader is best when people rarely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say; we did it ourselves.’

The workshop will cover – through theory and practice – the applications of the Thinking Environment in relation to our work as coaches, leaders and managers. This will include the building blocks for creating a Thinking Environment wherever two or more people are gathered together; thinking pairs, dialogue, rounds, discussion and incisive questions.  We will also look at applications for problem solving, handing conflict creatively, better meetings and embracing diversity. There will be a particular emphasis on how Thinking Environment work builds on and stretches the core skills of RD1st and other coaching approaches.

The workshop will be conducted in a Thinking Environment  – requiring respect, personal integrity and rigorous confidentiality.

WHEN – Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October 2014

Day One Friday: 11.00 – 17.30

Day Two Saturday: 09.00 – 15.00

WHEREHeld in beautiful Lancaster, the heart of Relational Dynamics 1st at the convenient and accessible Dukes Playhouse (

COST  – Organisations £275; individuals £200.

(We are happy to discuss a discount for unwaged/low income individuals. Please contact us.)

HOW – Click here RD1st Shorts TE for further information and a booking form.

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