Going Beyond the Boardroom® is a program series specifically designed to provide businesses with an innovative, yet practical approach to motivating individuals and developing strong leaders.
While leadership is easy to explain, leading effectively is not always easy to practice. Yet businesses rely on leaders who’s behavior will positively (at times negatively) impact those they oversee.
The Cartier Equine Learning Center has specifically designed a program series that provides individuals with a unique, interactive experience to learn and fine tune valuable skills that can be brought back and used in the workplace.
To encourage teams to work together and move in the same direction requires team work. Exercises are facilitated to successfully find solutions to problem solving. This kind of group interaction while working with horses is a metaphor to the work environment.
Horses are used because of their innate ability to recognize and identify internal frustration and conflict immediately. Teams learn to how to use their equine partners, to heighten their awareness. At times horses are used as barometers for participants to gauge their internal energy. This helps them to learn what they need to change (in their approach) to find a different result.
Communication is at the heart of every sales department’s success. Through the Cartier horses’ extreme sensitivity, participants will find a new awareness and respect for the power of communication.
DEPARTMENT HEADS & LEADERS
Strong leaders possess passion, determination, confidence, positivity, commitment and realize the importance of maintaining personal integrity, honesty, courage, sincerity, compassion and sensitivity. Exercises are designed to bring out and fine tune these qualities as individuals work with the reflective and transparent nature of the horse.
Horses seek to find trusting and respectful leadership when charged to interact and a team’s success depends on their ability to work together. Therefore, when teams are assigned to work through a task, horses will immediately pick up on the internal stress that individuals try to hide; the same energy that negatively impacts productivity. What are the skills horses force us to use in order to find success: keen observation, effective communication, articulation, appropriate assertiveness, active listening, productive negotiation, to name a few.
EMPLOYEES, STAFF & PERSONNEL
Two facts: (1) productivity is a key element to a successful business of any size and (2) re-training is costly and impacts more than just the position held. Companies that motivate their workers find up to 50% increase in productivity and 60% reduction in turnover than companies who don’t invest in their workers. The Cartier Equine Learning Center’s EAL program series has proven to encourage workers to take a vested interest in their job by “getting engaged” and clearly identifies the value of “every worker’s position”.
NEGOTIATING CONFLICT SERIES
Conflict is a natural occurrence in every work environment but sometimes goes deep enough to undermine a company’s effectiveness. Before a situation becomes terminal, the Cartier Equine Learning Center has found they can positively impact many awkwardly difficult circumstances. Horses are innately astute and immediately identify anxious, aggressive and nervous energy. This unique ability provides an experienced facilitator with a number of skill based options. Superseding an incident at the moment the horse identifies the source of contention or facilitating the conflict as it runs it’s course are two possibilities; another comes by learning to respect each other for the value we bring to the position we hold.