Problem-Solving workshops designed for individuals,
Transforming Problems through Metaphor - read this interview in full here
Words@work: Reframing Problems through words and images using metaphor.
"Strange words simply puzzle us; ordinary words convey what we know already;
it is from metaphor that we can get hold of something new and fresh."
At work you are often challenged to think 'outside the box'. Yet how often do you try to do this with varying degrees of success?
Catherine Graham's innovative and interactive workshop Words@work will show you a transformational approach to problem-solving. Using tools designed specifically for this workshop, participants focus on a problem of their choice. By learning to utilize and link the left hemisphere (analytical) and the right hemisphere (imagistic), insightful and practical information is obtained, organically, from thinking through the box.
This experiential and intuitive technique leads to greater insights into problems: how to cope, how to manage, how to solve. And in addition to this greater awareness, the workshop allows employees to get to know one another better.
What happens during Words@work:
Words@work benefits your organization by:
Organizations that benefit from Words@work:
Words@work has been offered through such venues as:
GlaxoSmithKline , AIC Group of Funds, The Ontario Council for Lifelong Learning, McMaster University,The Summer Institute Conference, University of Windsor, Sheridan College, University of Toronto/University of Guelph , Spirituality at Work Program, ABC: Art, Business & Creativity, The Burlington Art Centre, Centauri Arts, 'Admit It! You're Creative', Sobey's School of Business at St. Mary's University, Halifax, Mind Camp's Idea Tasting, NewPath Network, York University, Environics Communications.
Metaphor is the 'one thing that cannot be learned from others; and it is also a sign of genius,
since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity of dissimilars.' - Aristotle
workshop Catherine. You tie in a lot of ideas in a way that finds its
foundation in art."
and listen as the energy level rises in the room during a Words@work
seminar. People leave with smiles on their faces, refreshed by a different,
yet centuries-old, way of looking at problems. One of the best workshops
we've hosted at our university. Graham's workshop encourages what is
too often missing within organizations: an intuitive way to look at
Workshops are customized to fit your organization's needs.
**Half day and full day sessions**
All materials supplied by Words@work are to be used only as authorized and cannot be used for further training or any other purposes. Further use of Words@work materials can only be made with prior written agreement from Catherine Graham.
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