No ‘sheep dipping’ here

Many workshop offerings are based on ‘raising awareness’. This alone can’t create meaningful culture change, and often results in a surge of only short-term impact. APS workshops are based on evidence-based behaviour change techniques and leave participants with a deeper understanding of their personal role in improving performance for themselves and their colleagues.

Our workshops for building high-performance culture

Race Fluency

The global discussion on race has highlighted the need for increased competency and comfort on the topic within organisations. Our Race Fluency session is highly immersive and starts with basic inclusion and racism building blocks before stretching participants to develop perspectives and skills to become proactive allies in the development of a more inclusive organisational culture.

Myths of D&I

Reading the literature on organisational change, it’s clear that change doesn’t begin from a blank slate. It begins with numerous perspectives and strongly-held ideas about the status quo. In order to create effective change an intervention must start by helping people unlearn false narratives and disavow ‘facts’ that are really myths. The Myths of D&I programme is an interactive session that uses anonymous online questions to create ‘A ha!’ moments that are the foundation for new learning.

Managing difficult conversations

Our Managing Difficult Conversations workshop is designed to empower employees to tackle difficult conversations around challenges that they may experience on a daily basis. We explore what exclusion, bias, unfairness and discrimination look like in the workplace, giving participants the tools to identify them. Next, we teach how to speak out against them, influencing organisational behaviour and asserting the necessary changes to promote a positive working environment which increases productivity and reduces the risks of reputational and financial damage.

Bias is something we all have. We start picking up social cues at a very young age, and some of these lead to behaviours that are based on bias. This isn’t ‘unconscious’, since we do have agency over our own behaviour. Our sessions focus on understanding the origins of bias in our minds, how those influence our behaviours and what we can do to be more vigilant about bias in our everyday interactions.

Anatomy of A Team

People don’t understand teams very well. They often misconstrue that a collection of highly skilled individuals with a common objective, in any environment, ‘makes’ a team. Anatomy of A Team is designed to address one of the most common questions we hear from leaders: how can groups of talented people be converted into the high-functioning teams essential for sustained success through times of disruption?

Organisational culture initiatives require more than a ‘menu’ of options to deliver, so if you don’t see what you are looking for here please get in touch. We create bespoke solutions for clients to meet their specific needs.

Really? They said that?

One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again. Fear must be overcome again and again.

Abraham Maslow | Psychologist