Experiential Workshops

Experiential Workshops

Experiential Workshops

Developing a smarter and more effective team member and
a higher impact leader

The ABAMI experiential workshops are designed to develop competencies, behaviors, and skills. The portfolio has two foundational models and over 100 modules . We use a blended active learning approach for designing each development journey.
The workshops delivery is a combined transformational and experiential methodology delivered in small bites ( SPIKE sessions) to allow maximum assimilation.

The Foundation

The ABAMI experiential workshops are based on two solid foundation models, one for an effective team member and another for a high impact leader. The models combine both smart and healthy aspects of the development journey and are based on best practices in people and organizational development.

The four development stages as shown in the models are:

  • Self
  • Connecting with others
  • The organization
  • The landscape

The ABAMI consultants use the model as a foundation and chose the appropriate subject from the modules dictionary to create a customized journey for each audience.

The Methodology

The workshop delivery uses the transformational development methodology combined with the experiential learning methodology to ensure the maximum retention by the participants and to effectively allow each individual to assimilate the information and internalize it at their own pace. The modules are designed to be delivered in short, practical and highly engaging sessions.

The ABAMI modules dictionary encompasses over 100 modules and a number of business simulations to address the four stages of the foundation models. Each module is designed using the SPIKE design approach. Delivery can be flexibly designed to meet the needs and schedule of the participants. Modules can be kept separate and delivered in half day sessions or combined and constitute one or two-day workshops. With the target audience in mind, the journey will allow the participants to build the required character traits, skills and build their tool box which they take forward into the work environment.

The Journey

Our development journeys utilize a blended active learning approach based on the application of different tools and platforms to ensure the highest retention and assimilation rates. This approach is built on the industry best practices and the 70:20:10 model for learning and development to give all participants the opportunity to learn, internalize, apply, receive feedback and develop.

Our solutions consist of several key components:

  • Experiential modules covering the key competencies
  • Pre-work for each of the four stages
  • Post stage group coaching session to review each stage
  • A work based project to be attempted in small teams and presented at the end of the journey

Journeys can be designed for a particular target group or for a specific competency. A sample leadership journey and a sample competency journey.
We also offer a set of assessments for the purpose of developments using the IBM Kenexa platform.

Effective Team Member Model

This model is the foundation for developing effective development journeys

Developing effectiveness and a high level of engagement of each team member in the organization is essential for achieving success in this new & fast changing world. At ABAMI, we work on the two facets of building healthy & smart organizations by developing high impact leaders and effective team members. We have put together a model for each one and we have designed a portfolio of modular services to tackle both aspects.The Effective Team Member needs to tackle a number of aspects on their development journey:

  • Build Self
  • Connect with Others
  • Aligned with the Organization
  • Aware of the Landscape

By developing around the model, young and upcoming business professionals will become effective team members and serve as the seeds for the future leaders of a healthy & smart organization.

An effective team member starts by building self, being aware, identifying their preferred style, their own purpose & vision leading to their commitment to the things they value most.

Next, for a team member to be effective they need to connect with others by building relationships, earning trust, being empathetic and all together being a member of a high performing team

By being aligned with the organization, an effective team member understands and values their role. Are able to focus on the team results and have a winning mentality in the face of ambiguity. By being aligned, a team member sees opportunity in change and fosters ownership for their own action & that of the team

Finally, to be aware of the surrounding landscape, driven by market demands & have the business acumen to make sound decisions that are innovative and capitalize on opportunities.

High Impact Leadership Model

The ABAMI High Impact Leadership model is the foundation for designing leadership development journeys.

The model was developed based on our vast experience in designing and delivering leadership programs, over the last 30 years, with an aim to give leaders a defined path to effectively develop themselves and others, and to make an impact.
The High Impact Leadership model combines both smart and healthy aspects of a leader’s development journey. The four stages of achieving High Impact Leadership, addressed in the model are:

  • Leads self
  • Connects with others
  • Builds agility in the organization
  • Understands and masters the landscape
highimpactleadershipmodel
The ability to know one self, what motivates me and drives me to success.  My values, aspirations and my vison of me.

The first step to effective leadership is knowing oneself. Self-Awareness is essential to allow leaders to lead from their inner strength whilst confronting their weaknesses, developing their strengths and building healthy relationships built on trust. Knowing and leading self allows leaders to stay open to new ideas and constructive criticism. While being aware that the development journey is a never-ending exercise.

By looking inwards, we look at one’s preferred style and the strengths and weaknesses associated with their preferred style. This creates awareness for areas of development or understanding where complementary talent is needed.

Leaders will be guided to become aware of their own inner core values, talents and competencies allowing them to understand the source of their personal credibility and to lead effectively and consistently from within.

 

Inspiring a common vision and instilling a winning organizational culture.

Once you can lead self, you can now connect with and lead others. In this component, the leaders develop their ability to build meaningful relationships with their peers, their team members and their leaders to obtain the best results. To enable leaders to do this we equip them with an understanding of team dynamics, emotional intelligence, conflict handling, influencing skills and an understanding of the concept of the whole person. Leaders develop their talent to deal and appeal to different people in different situations to help them to evolve.

 

Adapting your leadership style and behavior to engage, motivate, develop and influence others

The leader’s role is to ensure the organization is agile and resilient to deal with the myriad challenges of a fast-changing environment. In this aspect, we focus on building the leader’s ability to align his team with the organization’s vision and strategy. To develop the direction, communicate it and align others to it. And when circumstances change, redirect the organization to a new more effective path to achieve the desired results. All the while building a positive performance based culture.

The ability to not just foresee obstacles in the distance, but be adaptive enough in the market to continue to meet customers growing needs.

This component focuses on the leader’s ability to read and influence the landscape while adapting the organization’s direction accordingly. To be aware of the global as well as local trends, and can be adaptive to make the organization ready to respond appropriately to remain at the forefront. To always be focused on meeting customers growing and escalating needs, and finding innovative ways to respond to the market dynamics.

Modules Directory

Over 100 modules that can be configured together to build a customized journey to fit the
specific requirements for each audience

Code Modules

Lead Self

MODLS01 Self Leadership 
MODLS02 Personal Effectiveness
MODLS03 Self & Others Awareness 
MODLS04 Fulfillment
MODLS05 Personal SWOT
MODLS06 SMART goals
MODLS07 Prioritizing 
MODLS08 Building Trust through Gaining Credibility 
MODLS09 Awareness on Emotional Intelligence
MODLS10 Building Emotional Resilience
MODLS11 The Human Side of Change
MODLS12 Managing Stress
MODLS13 Being Decisive
MODLS14 Assertiveness
MODLS15 Active Listening 
MODLS16 Taking Initiative
MODLS17 Creative Thinking
MODLS18 Happiness by Choice
MODLS19 The Balanced Healthy Executive
MODLS20 Business Etiquette & Protocol
MODLS21 Positive thinking

Connects with others

MODCO01 The four roles of leadership 
MODCO02 The Role of the Leader in Engaging the Whole Person 
MODCO03 Stages of Team Development 
MODCO04 Characteristics of High Performing Teams
MODCO05 Leaders role in overcoming team dysfunctions
MODCO06 Building trust
MODCO07 Waves of Trust
MODCO08 Relationship trust
MODCO09 Understanding conflict
MODCO10 Conflict handling modes 
MODCO11 Achieving commitment
MODCO12 Embracing Accountability 
MODCO13 Focusing on Results
MODCO14 Influencing Others
MODCO15 Effective Coaching 
MODCO16 Giving feedback on performance
MODCO17 Situational Leadership
MODCO18 Understanding Behavioral Styles
MODCO19 Developing Empathetic Behavior
MODCO20 Career counselling
MODCO21 Mentoring
MODCO22 Recognition
MODCO23 Motivation
MODCO24 Effective meetings
MODCO25 Cross generational teams
MODCO26 Working with Different Cultures
MODCO27 Communication Model
MODCO28 Overcoming Communication Barriers
MODCO29 Delegation
MODCO30 Being Empathetic to your Customers
MODCO31 Basic Business Writing
MODCO32 Preparing an Effective Presentation
MODCO33 Delivering an Impactful Presentation

Building agility in the organization

MODBA01 Business process reengineering
MODBA02 Processes and workflows
MODBA03 Value driven behaviors
MODBA04 Understanding the strategic planning process
MODBA05 Mastering the closed loop management system
MODBA06 Strategic management tools
MODBA07 Strategic leadership essentials
MODBA08 Aligning the team through the 6 rights
MODBA09 Introduction to performance management
MODBA10 Systems to monitor performance
MODBA11 Culture of high performance
MODBA12 Goal alignment system 
MODBA13 Project life cycle
MODBA14 Communicating with influence and gaining commitment 
MODBA15 Strategies to overcome obstacles to change 
MODBA16 Problem solving - 4D
MODBA17 Understanding and communicating the strategic plan 
MODBA18 Translate and communicate strategy 
MODBA19 Organizational trust
MODBA20 Cross functional collaboration
MODBA21 Planning and organizing
MODBA22 Knowledge Management
MODBA23 Introduction to project management
MODBA24 Performance appraisal
MODBA25 Political awareness
MODBA26 Quality management
MODBA27 Talent management
MODBA28 Risk Mitigation

Understanding and mastering the landscape

MODML01 Innovation and change
MODML02 Innovation map
MODML03 Service excellence
MODML04 Managing customer expectations
MODML05 Customer complaints and feedback
MODML06 Managing customer life cycle
MODML07 Managing customer relationships
MODML08 Mastering the landscape
MODML09 Global trends
MODML10 Networking effectively
MODML11 Social Media 
MODML12 Stakeholder identification & understanding
MODML13 Stakeholder engagement

Business Simulations

BSIM01 Celemi - Apples & Oranges
BSIM02 Celemi - Cayenne
BSIM03 Celemi - Customer service
BSIM04 Celemi - Decision Base
BSIM05 Celemi - Enterprise
BSIM06 Celemi - Livon
BSIM07 Celemi - Livon Lite
BSIM08 Celemi - Medici
BSIM09 Celemi - Sales endeavour
BSIM10 Celemi - Tango
BSIM11 Finance for Non-Finance
BSIM12 Lego Serious Play - Real time strategy for team identity
BSIM13 The Everest
BSIM14 The Search for the Lost Dutchman's Goldmine

Modules Directory

Over 100 modules that can be configured together to build a customized journey to fit the
specific requirements for each audience

Code Modules

Lead Self

MODLS01 Self Leadership 
MODLS02 Personal Effectiveness
MODLS03 Self & Others Awareness 
MODLS04 Fulfillment
MODLS05 Personal SWOT
MODLS06 SMART goals
MODLS07 Prioritizing 
MODLS08 Building Trust through Gaining Credibility 
MODLS09 Awareness on Emotional Intelligence
MODLS10 Building Emotional Resilience
MODLS11 The Human Side of Change
MODLS12 Managing Stress
MODLS13 Being Decisive
MODLS14 Assertiveness
MODLS15 Active Listening 
MODLS16 Taking Initiative
MODLS17 Creative Thinking
MODLS18 Happiness by Choice
MODLS19 The Balanced Healthy Executive
MODLS20 Business Etiquette & Protocol
MODLS21 Positive thinking

Connects with others

MODCO01 The four roles of leadership 
MODCO02 The Role of the Leader in Engaging the Whole Person 
MODCO03 Stages of Team Development 
MODCO04 Characteristics of High Performing Teams
MODCO05 Leaders role in overcoming team dysfunctions
MODCO06 Building trust
MODCO07 Waves of Trust
MODCO08 Relationship trust
MODCO09 Understanding conflict
MODCO10 Conflict handling modes 
MODCO11 Achieving commitment
MODCO12 Embracing Accountability 
MODCO13 Focusing on Results
MODCO14 Influencing Others
MODCO15 Effective Coaching 
MODCO16 Giving feedback on performance
MODCO17 Situational Leadership
MODCO18 Understanding Behavioral Styles
MODCO19 Developing Empathetic Behavior
MODCO20 Career counselling
MODCO21 Mentoring
MODCO22 Recognition
MODCO23 Motivation
MODCO24 Effective meetings
MODCO25 Cross generational teams
MODCO26 Working with Different Cultures
MODCO27 Communication Model
MODCO28 Overcoming Communication Barriers
MODCO29 Delegation
MODCO30 Being Empathetic to your Customers
MODCO31 Basic Business Writing
MODCO32 Preparing an Effective Presentation
MODCO33 Delivering an Impactful Presentation

Building agility in the organization

MODBA01 Business process reengineering
MODBA02 Processes and workflows
MODBA03 Value driven behaviors
MODBA04 Understanding the strategic planning process
MODBA05 Mastering the closed loop management system
MODBA06 Strategic management tools
MODBA07 Strategic leadership essentials
MODBA08 Aligning the team through the 6 rights
MODBA09 Introduction to performance management
MODBA10 Systems to monitor performance
MODBA11 Culture of high performance
MODBA12 Goal alignment system 
MODBA13 Project life cycle
MODBA14 Communicating with influence and gaining commitment 
MODBA15 Strategies to overcome obstacles to change 
MODBA16 Problem solving - 4D
MODBA17 Understanding and communicating the strategic plan 
MODBA18 Translate and communicate strategy 
MODBA19 Organizational trust
MODBA20 Cross functional collaboration
MODBA21 Planning and organizing
MODBA22 Knowledge Management
MODBA23 Introduction to project management
MODBA24 Performance appraisal
MODBA25 Political awareness
MODBA26 Quality management
MODBA27 Talent management
MODBA28 Risk Mitigation

Understanding and mastering the landscape

MODML01 Innovation and change
MODML02 Innovation map
MODML03 Service excellence
MODML04 Managing customer expectations
MODML05 Customer complaints and feedback
MODML06 Managing customer life cycle
MODML07 Managing customer relationships
MODML08 Mastering the landscape
MODML09 Global trends
MODML10 Networking effectively
MODML11 Social Media 
MODML12 Stakeholder identification & understanding
MODML13 Stakeholder engagement

Business Simulations

BSIM01 Celemi - Apples & Oranges
BSIM02 Celemi - Cayenne
BSIM03 Celemi - Customer service
BSIM04 Celemi - Decision Base
BSIM05 Celemi - Enterprise
BSIM06 Celemi - Livon
BSIM07 Celemi - Livon Lite
BSIM08 Celemi - Medici
BSIM09 Celemi - Sales endeavour
BSIM10 Celemi - Tango
BSIM11 Finance for Non-Finance
BSIM12 Lego Serious Play - Real time strategy for team identity
BSIM13 The Everest
BSIM14 The Search for the Lost Dutchman's Goldmine

Blended Active Learning Approach

A unique approach from ABAMI

Modules Directory

Over 100 modules that can be configured together to build a customized journey to fit the
specific requirements for each audience

Code Modules

Lead Self

MODLS01 Self Leadership 
MODLS02 Personal Effectiveness
MODLS03 Self & Others Awareness 
MODLS04 Fulfillment
MODLS05 Personal SWOT
MODLS06 SMART goals
MODLS07 Prioritizing 
MODLS08 Building Trust through Gaining Credibility 
MODLS09 Awareness on Emotional Intelligence
MODLS10 Building Emotional Resilience
MODLS11 The Human Side of Change
MODLS12 Managing Stress
MODLS13 Being Decisive
MODLS14 Assertiveness
MODLS15 Active Listening 
MODLS16 Taking Initiative
MODLS17 Creative Thinking
MODLS18 Happiness by Choice
MODLS19 The Balanced Healthy Executive
MODLS20 Business Etiquette & Protocol
MODLS21 Positive thinking

Connects with others

MODCO01 The four roles of leadership 
MODCO02 The Role of the Leader in Engaging the Whole Person 
MODCO03 Stages of Team Development 
MODCO04 Characteristics of High Performing Teams
MODCO05 Leaders role in overcoming team dysfunctions
MODCO06 Building trust
MODCO07 Waves of Trust
MODCO08 Relationship trust
MODCO09 Understanding conflict
MODCO10 Conflict handling modes 
MODCO11 Achieving commitment
MODCO12 Embracing Accountability 
MODCO13 Focusing on Results
MODCO14 Influencing Others
MODCO15 Effective Coaching 
MODCO16 Giving feedback on performance
MODCO17 Situational Leadership
MODCO18 Understanding Behavioral Styles
MODCO19 Developing Empathetic Behavior
MODCO20 Career counselling
MODCO21 Mentoring
MODCO22 Recognition
MODCO23 Motivation
MODCO24 Effective meetings
MODCO25 Cross generational teams
MODCO26 Working with Different Cultures
MODCO27 Communication Model
MODCO28 Overcoming Communication Barriers
MODCO29 Delegation
MODCO30 Being Empathetic to your Customers
MODCO31 Basic Business Writing
MODCO32 Preparing an Effective Presentation
MODCO33 Delivering an Impactful Presentation

Building agility in the organization

MODBA01 Business process reengineering
MODBA02 Processes and workflows
MODBA03 Value driven behaviors
MODBA04 Understanding the strategic planning process
MODBA05 Mastering the closed loop management system
MODBA06 Strategic management tools
MODBA07 Strategic leadership essentials
MODBA08 Aligning the team through the 6 rights
MODBA09 Introduction to performance management
MODBA10 Systems to monitor performance
MODBA11 Culture of high performance
MODBA12 Goal alignment system 
MODBA13 Project life cycle
MODBA14 Communicating with influence and gaining commitment 
MODBA15 Strategies to overcome obstacles to change 
MODBA16 Problem solving - 4D
MODBA17 Understanding and communicating the strategic plan 
MODBA18 Translate and communicate strategy 
MODBA19 Organizational trust
MODBA20 Cross functional collaboration
MODBA21 Planning and organizing
MODBA22 Knowledge Management
MODBA23 Introduction to project management
MODBA24 Performance appraisal
MODBA25 Political awareness
MODBA26 Quality management
MODBA27 Talent management
MODBA28 Risk Mitigation

Understanding and mastering the landscape

MODML01 Innovation and change
MODML02 Innovation map
MODML03 Service excellence
MODML04 Managing customer expectations
MODML05 Customer complaints and feedback
MODML06 Managing customer life cycle
MODML07 Managing customer relationships
MODML08 Mastering the landscape
MODML09 Global trends
MODML10 Networking effectively
MODML11 Social Media 
MODML12 Stakeholder identification & understanding
MODML13 Stakeholder engagement

Business Simulations

BSIM01 Celemi - Apples & Oranges
BSIM02 Celemi - Cayenne
BSIM03 Celemi - Customer service
BSIM04 Celemi - Decision Base
BSIM05 Celemi - Enterprise
BSIM06 Celemi - Livon
BSIM07 Celemi - Livon Lite
BSIM08 Celemi - Medici
BSIM09 Celemi - Sales endeavour
BSIM10 Celemi - Tango
BSIM11 Finance for Non-Finance
BSIM12 Lego Serious Play - Real time strategy for team identity
BSIM13 The Everest
BSIM14 The Search for the Lost Dutchman's Goldmine

Group Coaching

Reflect on your experience and learn from the experience of others

The objective from this session is for participants to reflect on their experiences and learning throughout the active learning phase. During this session, participants will continuously get feedback on the use of the modules covered at each stage. This session will also be the platform for participants to:

  • Learn from each other’s success stories and also know how to overcome the challenges faced
  • Continue building their portfolios through learning from the experiences of their challenges
  • Identify areas where they need further information to be better at the particular competency
  • Understand tips to tackle challenging objections / situations
  • This will also be a forum to capture interesting ideas and approaches that can be implemented at work
  • It will help them appreciate people who differ from them

This group coaching session is conducted after each stage of the journey. The facilitator’s role in this stage is to observe, facilitate and guide the sessions. Facilitators will also link all the situations and assignments to the workplace environment; they will continuously give feedback to all participants to maximize the learning experience.

During the session, each participant will present their individual experiences with putting the modules content to use. The content of the presentation will be as follows:

  • The Situation
  • The Action taken
  • The Learning derived

Participants will use the feedback sessions to continuously develop and build their own portfolios

All the remaining participants will derive learning from the discussion that happens after each presentation.

The Project

A work based initiative to ignite the learning journey

As part of the development journeys we propose the participants work in teams on a work based projectIn this integral part of the implementation, participants will present their final project to the leadership team. The senior leadership will also have the opportunity to recognize the achievements of participants.

The diagram shows the project process used in the development journey

Sample High Impact Leadership Journey

Using the ABAMI Leadership model as a foundation we design a customized journey for each target audience

Developing your Happiness Muscles

Sample competency development journey

Overview

We at ABAMI believe that happiness is often mistaken for momentary gratification rather than a focused journey of long term fulfilment. In line with our mission, we strive to support individuals, teams and organizations build resilience using “intentional action” from which true happiness can be found.

Objectives

This program aims to provide the tools needed to begin the life long journey of choosing happiness. Awareness of your current state, discovering the lights and shadows that frame you, understanding their impact and developing actions that will maximize your potential for happiness.

The IBM Kenexa assessments platform

Over 1500 to choose from

  • An expansive portfolio of assessments that assess personality traits, problem solving, learned skills, and job/organizational fit.
  • Designed for all levels of an organization, including individual contributors, managers, and leaders
  • Brings together a vast content library built over 25 years, consulting expertise, and best-in-class technology
  • Largest number of assessments done annually ( 45 million in 2015)
  • Enables cognitive analytics through accurate performance predictions for many types of positions by combining personality, situational judgement, reasoning ability, problem solving, and organizational cultural fit.