The I RESPECT Program is delivered as an experiential one day program that can be supported by ongoing coaching and supervision to ensure effective implementation.
Team leaders will gain the skills and tools to deliver a simple yet highly engaging process that will be integrated into existing team meetings and training sessions. Making it normal to check-in "RUOK?".
While agreeing to be called on poor behaviour...
" Hey, I respect you... BUT.... you are better than that".
To ensure I Respect is embedded throughout each community we suggest parent and student I Respect presentations and communications.
“Mark I just had to let you know that I have tears in my eyes as I am looking out the window and seeing a group of I Respect students circling up on their own to check in with each other. Thanks again for providing such a valuable training experience. It has changed how I view my world as a man and has allowed me to share this with my students, friends, family and other staff. You had our group captivated from start to finish. I can’t thank you enough! Either can my wife and children!” Wellbeing Teacher - Port Stephens 2016
"This program was one of the best professional experiences I have ever had in my 20 year social work career! Mark you were informative, kind, open and sensitive in your delivery. Giving us all the confidence to share, reflect, and question what is important when working with teenage boys and men. I usually struggle in group situations but you created the space where I felt safe to be seen, open, grow and even cry. I needed this more than you will ever know!" Central Coast Horizons Training 2017
Leaders are under enormous pressure and ongoing stress, for many taking great courage to show up each day.
"How am I going to have that tough conversation, why don't they respect me, I can't do it all, my people are struggling, really... another one to performance manage!"
All the while having to ask their team to do more with less while bearing the burden of ever increasing demands and priorities coming in from all directions.
As leaders struggle, so too do their people.
Organisations have a duty of care to ensure that those promoted into leadership are given the appropriate training, tools and the guidance to build teams that trust, respect and care for each other. Thereby ensuring ongoing high performance, mental health and motivation within their teams.
LEADERSHIP IS A DECISION AND A RESPONSIBILITY...
NOT JUST A TITLE AND A PAY RISE...