Frances Johnston, PhD, is Founder of Teleos Leadership Institute and an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC). She is a world-renowned scholar-practitioner, researcher, and co-author of the Harvard Business Press book, Becoming a Resonant Leader. Over the course of her 20+ year career, she has become a trusted mentor and advisor to C-level executives and top teams across a broad range of organizations and sectors—including many of the world's biggest and most well-known companies. She has also worked with the United Nations Development Programme and consulted to government leaders around the globe on issues of inclusion, post-conflict organizational development, and community leadership.

Fran's fascination with group development and deep commitment to organizational growth enables her to create real connections with those she serves and catalyze transformational change in large systems. She's done it worldwide in a variety of complex contexts and approaches, including: 6,000 business line leaders in a global energy company; 1,000 community and government leaders in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia; 50 physician leaders in a regional health system; 25 managers of her local food co-op; and with one incredibly competitive Division I college basketball coach. Fran sees the potential of any group or individual to make a difference and change the world.

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Human Connections–Resonant Relationships at Work and Home: Five Conversations That Will Heal the World
June 25-29, 2018

The world around us is changing at unprecedented pace and speed. Paradoxically, we're more connected than ever, but are we truly connected at a deeper, more meaningful level with those around us? Building and sustaining positive relationships is now more important than ever because it is in relationships we create true human connection. In this workshop, scholar, executive coach and CEO of Teleos Leadership Institute, Frances Johnston, PhD will guide you on a journey of discovery of self-awareness, resonant relationships, and discussions of leading change in our chaotic and often stressful world. Through exciting and meaningful activities, Fran will support your learning and exploring of personal values and beliefs while delving deeply into what matters most to you–your life purpose and impact on the people you care about. You will come to better understand and navigate positive relationships and human connection in your life.

Every day we have opportunities to bring more vibrancy, connection and meaning to the relationships at work and in our personal lives. In this course, we will explore ways to become better leaders for teams, organization and ourselves.

Resonant Leaders help people feel more engaged at work and in life with the way we talk with one another. People need support to pursue their dreams; there is often room for growth in our performance of important tasks at hand; and sometimes we don't agree on things or see things the same way. These four kinds of conversations are critical for personal growth, healthy workplaces, and an ever-improving society. The workshop will help you to renew yourself, while connecting deeply with like–minded wonderful people who are inspired to have a positive impact on the future of our world.

Together we will collectively learn to become resonant leaders, more capable in having the important conversations that help create communities that inspire others to do the same. From our own experience, we can learn and create the knowledge and positive energy that the world needs now. Each one of us, in our own way, can then go make the world a better place.

This workshop is designed for consultants, coaches, therapists and adult learners–talented people who have a wealth of experiences, insights about leadership, and ideas about how to build resonance relationships in their communities, organizations, and families. Sessions will include reflection, assessments, group dialogues, practice and short discussions on research in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, emotional intelligence, and organizational culture. The entire workshop will be highly experiential and participant–centered. This course will be fun, reflective and rejuvenating while providing hands on practice of important workplace conversations. Fran will work with each person and the group as a whole to create a powerful learning community that focuses on everyone's growth and development as a community and individually.

Monday
Getting Oriented to the Course, Your Hopes, and Your Relationships

  • Intentional Change: Understanding the importance of emotions in creating sustainable change
  • Vision, Purpose and My Future: Painting a compelling picture of the future aligned with your values and purpose
  • Practice: Supporting Others to Find their Dreams: Engaging those you lead in growth conversations

Tuesday 

Inspiring Others to Engage


  • Creating a Container: Building resonant relationships based on trust 

  • Practice: Engaging Others in the Vision -- Building rapport and drawing others in to a shared vision for the task at hand

Wednesday
Making an Impact on Others' Performance

  • Influence Styles: Understanding influence styles and the behavioral adaptability needed for dealing with a range of people in various contexts
  • Practice: Influencing Others for Performance: Practicing the art of influence and dialogue to help others reach their peak performance

Thursday 

Sometimes We Don't See Clearly, and We Don't Agree: Know your Lenses, and Manage Conflict

  • How I See the World: Information and dialogues on lenses through which we view self and others

  • Understanding perceptions and biases that help and inhibit healthy connections
  • Practice: Navigating conflict in key relationships

Friday
Collaborating for Growth: Working Together for Greater Impact

  • Behaviors that support effective collaboration
  • Practice: What is Next for You? Conversations that support development
  • Planning for integration and application

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"Fran was wonderful, informative, personal, happy, and refreshing."

"I expected to learn from this course, but this was a profound spiritual experience for me - I feel more motivated, hopeful, and grounded than in a very long time. "

"Have Fran Johnston back again every year!"

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