Feedback sessions that achieve purpose without the anxiety

Whilst most people desire feedback to improve their skills, formal works place Feedback sessions are feared by both the supervisor and the recipients.  They are often left “ to when I have more time” or when a major event has happened or failed.

Good feedback sessions can lead to great outcome and growth for all. They do however  need commitment and pre-planning thought:

The following topics will be covered.

  • a) Set up a good early relationship to enhance future discussions.
  • b) Timeliness.
  • c)Uninterrupted one-on-one .
  • d) Clear agenda .
  • e) Clear expectations.
  • f) Positive and Constructive.
  • g) Difficult conversations.
  • h) Managing a team member who is having difficulty.
  • i) Seeking advice.


Leadership people on a day-to-day basis can be challenging. It can be a daunting task to lead your colleagues through discussions in a business-like manner if you are new to people management. In this program we apply a well-researched framework and populate it with ideas, examples, and relevance to those beginning the Leadership Journey.

  • How do I lead my team?
  • What is Leadership?
  • What will my team look like at the end of my tenure?
  • What is different now that I’m the leader?
  • How can I lead my colleagues effectively?

In this workshop we apply a well-researched framework and populate it with ideas, examples, and relevance to those beginning the Leadership Journey.

Leaders at their Best

  • Inspire a Vision
  • Model the Way
  • Embed trust
  • Encouraging the Heart
  • Maximise Opportunities

Our intention is to keep this a baseline approach, so that the participants get real understanding, value and practical ideas on how to manage the people side of their responsibilities. The “W.I.I.F.M.” (What’s In It For theM) principle is the key – stepping into the other person’s point of view.

At the end of the day this program has to give your people some real benefits. They have to use their skills and insights to make their Leadership job easier and more effective. This will free up time and stress so they can successfully get on with the other aspects of their role. We acknowledge the management side of their position and clarify the leadership aspect of those same activities.

Some of the important aspects we will discuss and explore will be:

  • How to have the difficult conversations with good outcomes.
  • How to motivate and inspire your team.
  • How to manage conflict and learn an approach you can apply with friends, family and colleagues.
  • How to adapt your leadership ‘style’ and personality to make your job easier.

This is a foundation program.



Powerful Teaching and Thinking Tools for critical, creative and co-operative teaching.

Eric Frangenheim. Rodin Educational Consultancy.


This workshop introduces the key principles associated with implementing effective and engaging thinking into learning environments, providing participants with a foundation understanding to a wide range of cognitive and collaborative thinking tools .

These graphic organizers will assist you to extract more information and feedback from your students so they will be fully engaged in your lessons and feel successful. You will minimize boredom, disruption and off-task behavior.

Throughout the workshop, participants will be given opportunities to transfer the thinking tools to their personal teaching and learning activities.

  • Establishing a Thinking Skills Framework

    How to use and understand strategies to enhance ‘foundation’ and ’higher-order’ thinking and learning outcomes into your learning environment.

    This framework (see quick guide below) will help you design questions and activities in record time, It will keep you totally focused and make you an explicit teacher so students know exactly what is required and how to achieve it.

    The workshop addresses the six levels of thinking from Blooms Taxonomy with practical tools and templates you can use immediately with your classes.

  • Foundation Thinking Tools (Remember, Understand and Apply)

    Simple tools and activities to help learners Remember and Understand your materials. This is the launch pad for higher order thinking and set the ground work for student success making your teaching and planning so much easier

  • Critical Thinking Tools

    Simple tools to help learners understand how to Analyse, Evaluate and Design your materials and curriculum content at a deeper level, and to prepare for lifelong learning, which is about making sensible and safe decisions.

  • Creative Thinking Tools

    Simple tools to help learners generate creative and lateral thinking responses. The value here is that students will become creative in formulating innovative alternatives and solutions to the challenges you set. This gives them a sense of enthusiasm, ownership and personal success. This will enhance your relationship and stature with your students.

  • Co-operative Thinking

    Simple tools to help learners work co-operatively with your materials and curriculum content. By using cooperative thinking tools, you will be required to lecture less, they will learn more and be more productive with your materials. They will learn the practical value of team work and co-operation from you.

The Quick Guide to the Thinking Skills Framework is based on the new Bloom’s Taxonomy. Learners will leave this workshop with an understanding of this framework and the tools to confidently embed it into their teaching and planning regardless of subject content.



 “On average 17 hours per week are spent in meetings – most are less than productive.”

Strategies to Change Meeting Dynamic

Attention Meeting leaders and facilitators

Sometimes, when you are asked to run a team meeting on strategic planning, marketing and decision making, it would be nice to have some simple ideas and activities to get the group started, so they can quickly understand and assess the problem, evaluate the solutions and come up with creative ways to move forward. This is what this program is about. It can mean the difference between a band-aid solution or innovative growth!

Participants who attend this workshop will experience techniques to:

  • involve everyone in the discussion
  • get the introverts contributing
  • excite the team about the possibilities
  • make staff and other meetings more effective
  • save everyone’s time and patience
  • improve co-operation among staff members
  • discover techniques to ensure each person will be heard (not just the vocal few)
  • improve the level of discussion, debate and decision-making
  • promote the conditions for objectivity and harness the energy that can arise from conflicting viewpoints
  • get groups to focus on possibility thinking rather than negative blocks
  • foster the “thinking” mind-set
  • make work and everyday situations become so much easier
  • create “higher-order” thinking
  • produce better results, products, effects and conclusions