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We are in a time of accelerated change, innovation, and challenge. The need for learning, adaptability, decisiveness, and effectiveness is increasing…not only in individual leaders, but entire companies. Strozzi Institute’s Corporate Programs mobilize leaders, teams, and companies to fulfill their purpose, expand their leadership, and create lasting success.
We all know a leader when we see one.
Imagine this: a new member of your team walks in to the room, or a potential partner joins you for a lunch meeting. You can intuit almost immediately whether they are an exceptional leader. They don’t even need to speak for you to sense if they are grounded in their values, true to their word, and able to attract the followers and resources needed to achieve their goals.
This is embodied leadership in action. When we help people embody their values, their ability to stay centered and present as they lead – in spite of any adversity – is what allows them to drive transformational change.
SI partners with our clients to develop customized Corporate Programs and coaching to help teams and companies solve the most common organizational and human capital challenges facing business today. Rather than one-off programs, we engage over time to assure that new frameworks and practices become a part of the way things work. Specific areas of focus may include:
To make the best recommendation, we would like the opportunity to learn more about your organization and specific goals. Please contact us for more detailed custom program information and pricing.
What is the difference between SI’s Corporate Programs and other leadership trainings?
The difference is in our method. Our programs use an embodied learning approach, which is different than solely cognitive approaches that are widely used in leadership and team development. We see that addressing the developmental potential of the whole person –thinking, feeling, acting, and relating – produces more effective and sustainable change for individuals and organizations. Our holistic approach allows leaders and teams to take new actions aligned with their outcomes and values. Leaders gain new skills and abilities, not just new ideas.
Why embodied learning?
There is a difference between academic knowledge and embodied knowledge. We do not transform ourselves through new thinking or good ideas alone. We do not take new actions or develop trust in our teams through a PowerPoint or by reading it in a manual. To make sustainable improvements in our leadership, our teams, or our companies, we have to “embody” new ways of being, new conversations and new actions. The way to achieve this is by learning holistically. With Strozzi Institute’s Corporate Programs, you learn to establish a series of recurrent practices of mind, emotions, language, and body. Research shows that 300 repetitions produces muscle memory (the ability to purposefully take a new action), and that 3000 repetitions creates embodiment (being able to take this new action automatically, even under pressure). Research also points to requiring 10,000 hours of purposeful practice to produce mastery in an area. SI focuses on embodied learning – in which individuals and groups engage in recurrent, purposeful practices over time in order to achieve mastery in their roles, teams and organizations.
What can I expect from partnering with Strozzi Institute?
We’ll begin with a collaborative exploration of your needs and desired outcomes. What changes do you see as necessary for the outcomes you seek? We’ll then custom and design a program that meets – and ideally, exceeds – these goals.
Our programs develop leaders, teams, and companies that are confident, dynamic, and authentic, and who skillfully execute on their commitments. SI methodology is based in neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, mindfulness, psychology, and martial arts. We call this holistic approach “Somatics.” Our Corporate Programs deliver innovative content on leadership, team development, and new distinctions for effective coordination in organizations. We pair this with experiential exercises and team practices. This combination links vision to action, and knowledge to know-how.
Do you provide coaching support for my employees after the program?
Yes. Coaching is relevant for leaders at all levels of an organization. It can be particularly impactful as a way to sustain and deepen the learning of the programs. We customize executive and leadership coaching as part of an ongoing organizational program.
How many people can participate in the program(s)?
We work with executive teams and boards from small groups to large departments and company wide. Program size may vary depending on your specific organizational goals and needs. Feel free to contact us directly in order to determine the best program(s) that works for you.
Who should participate in the program(s)?
Our programs support executives, boards, directors, managers, teams, and emerging leaders to excel to their next level of success. Depending on your organization’s goals, we can assist you in assessing the best team and leaders to engage. We combine purpose, leadership presence, and pragmatic skills in effective coordination, to serve powerful development.
How far in advance should I plan a program?
Please contact our office in order to collaborate on timeline, deliverables, and program details. Starting with conversations between our team and your key stakeholders, we will identify and understand your specific organizational needs and goals. We will then recommend or design a program that best suits your needs.
Where are the programs conducted?
Corporate Programs can be held at your corporate offices, or in an off-site retreat that suits your company. We also happily host programs at our Dojo training site in the beautiful rolling hills of Northern California. Please contact us directly to discuss space requirements.