Strengths to Flourish
for Sustainable Leadership

Strengths to Flourish for Sustainable Leadership Program includes tools, concepts, latest research in character strengths, mindfulness and leadership science to cultivate individual sustainable leadership, team efficiency and effectiveness, and remarkable business results. 

The Flourishing Circle Vision on Sustainability

We believe the transition to an ethical, sustainable, and socially connected world is only possible through a profound, fully conscious, and engaged inner transformation of aspirations, beliefs, and values, along with the competencies and qualities required by individuals, teams and organizations playing a role in fulfilling sustainable development goals. 

Such whole flourishing comes hand in hand with thriving, collaborative, fair, and transparent organizations, made possible thanks to a creative, inclusive, and harmonious teamwork, as well as  sustainable and insightful leadership of everyone at all levels. 

Programme Content

Strengths to Flourish for Sustainable Leadership includes:

  • 1,5 hours program kick-off and introductory
  • 3 hours session x 8 weeks
  • 1/2 day mindful leadership retreat
  • Weekly resources and guided practices to support
  • Post-course monthly community gatherings to sustain your practice

Active Learning Approach

The Strengths to Flourish for Sustainable Leadership Program proposes an overall active learning process that offers sufficient time for the team participants to receive, experiment and integrate the practices offered, personally, interpersonal, and collectively. 

  • The combined social and personal development approach follows a positive upwards spiral process ensures embedded personal and team understanding, transformational change and flourishing  through progressive repeated practice and feedback. 
  • The proposed virtuous circle approach helps the participants to manifest and to strengthen their leadership, and build new ways to respond effectively to challenges, becoming  resilient and anti-fragile.
  • The group sessions strengthen the bonds within the team, offering time for interacting and sharing with wholeness, aliveness, self-leadership, togetherness, humanistic growth, and integrity. 
  • The practical state-of-the-art sustainable leadership coaching  techniques show how to reframe challenging situations with a positive outlook, and how to  balance the use of inner and team resources to reach desired goals.

Proven Program Benefits

Research shows that the key proven positive results of this course include:

  • Helps people tap into work-related strengths
  • Develops sustainable wellbeing, health, and performance
  • Increase in job satisfaction (as judged by course participant) and in task performance (as assessed  by their line manager)
  • Increased ability to recognize and deliberately grow character strengths
  • Solution-focus with a positive reframing of challenging experiences and emotion
  • Reduction in isolation and loneliness
  • Increase in engagement, accomplishment, and sense of meaning in life
  • Substantial increase in positive emotions and relationships
  • Increased self-awareness and ability to self-lead
  • Increased self-acceptance and environment mastery
  •  Increases the ability to manage stress, conflicts, and other types of adversity/problems
  • Develops all components of the Sustainable Leadership construct as defined earlier

Who is it for?

Strengths to Flourish for Sustainable Leadership is for those who want to train in practical ways to live with more clarity and freedom and less anxiety and anger. The core competencies developed during this course are valuable for everyone, but particularly for leaders, managers, coaches and educators.

No previous experience with mindfulness and character strengths work is required.

Bespoke courses for groups are available on request – please contact us to talk about your needs.

The Foundation of Sustainable Leadership

Both ancient wisdom and modern leadership science recognize that sustainable inner transformation and competence development are built on a few foundational components:

  • Insight into Human Wholeness: Sustainable leadership acknowledges the entire spectrum of character strengths that are vital for effective leadership. These encompass authenticity, humility, perspective, energy, perseverance, courage, compassion, and more. 
  • Integrative Awareness and Attention Regulation: A foundational element of sustainable leadership is the ability to integrate and regulate attention. This is the cornerstone of self-determined behavior, intrinsic motivation, curiosity, and emotional intelligence competencies
  • Positive Outlook and Solution Focus: Sustainable leaders maintain a positive outlook and cultivate a solution-focused mindset. This includes unconditional positive regard for oneself and others, an attitude of acceptance and respect without judgment, and a disposition that is friendly, generous, and considerate

The Strengths to Flourish for Sustainable Leadership Program is built upon these foundational components and dimensions. It is designed to empower individuals and leadership teams by nurturing these essential qualities and skills.

At the heart of our program lies the groundbreaking Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MPSP) program developed by PsyD Ryan M. Niemiec, Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character (viacharacter.org). This evidence-based program has been delivered in over fifty countries since 2014, consistently yielding positive results.

Upcoming Courses

Strengths to Flourish for Sustainable Leadership is offered regularly. Contact us for the next dates.

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