HOW DO THEY WORK?
Reboot Circles for Management Teams create a container of safety, inquiry, and accountability from which important insights, innovations, and solutions can emerge. Group sessions involve a mix of coaching exercises, guided journaling, facilitated group exploration, and time to process pressing issues and concerns. The facilitator holds the space, and prompts the dialogue, and models the behaviors of effective coaching. Groups sessions are designed to support leaders’ growth and development through action-based learning using real-life challenges. When appropriate and needed, group discussions may be seeded and augmented with leadership/management content (curated by Reboot and/or in collaboration with your HR/People Ops leaders).
We use the following reflective practice approach to encourage team learning:
- Share What’s Top of Mind: Bring the issues/ challenges/ rough spots that you are coming up against to the group. These challenges can be in reference to any leadership/management content being introduced (through short readings, videos, etc.) and/or situations at work.
- Suspend Assumptions: Ask open/honest questions, suspending quick-fix impulses, inquiring from a place of curiosity about the assumptions of individuals and the group.
- Step Forward: Knowing what you know now, how would you like to move forward? Includes next steps, solutions, and new ways of thinking that may present options or procedures that need to be tested. For co-located teams, groups typically meet in-person with the Reboot facilitator coming on site. For distributed teams, we use the Zoom video conferencing platform.
HOW DO CIRCLES FOR MANAGEMENT TEAMS COMPARE TO TRADITIONAL, CLASSROOM-STYLE TRAINING?
|Traditional Training||Circles for Management Teams|
Reboot’s Transformation Training Approach
|Initial learning happens in the “classroom” and is expected to be applied by participants later.||Learning happens in continuous cycle of experience and reflection.|
|Introduces management/leadership theory, then provides opportunities for controlled practice.||Reflectively examines participants’ lived, on-the-job experience in light of management/leadership theory.|
|Focuses on mastery of a standardized curriculum and meeting a set of learning objectives.||Focuses on building capacity for ongoing, adaptive, collaborative learning.|
|Instructor serves as subject matter expert and source of knowledge transfer.||Instructor may be a subject matter expert but functions primarily as a facilitator or process expert, whose job is to empower participants to become self-directed learners.|
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We’d love to set up some time to talk about how Circles for Management Teams might work for your organization.