Hands-on Training with TEDxAruba Speakers

4 Hands-on Workshops with TEDxAruba Speakers

On September 24th, 2016 – a day after the main TEDxAruba event – we will host a series of workshops with TEDxAruba speakers at the University of Aruba, starting from 8:30am until 1:00pm. There will be 2 rounds of 4 workshops conducted in-parallel. Both rounds of workshops are identical. Participants can attend two workshops during the morning program. The first round of workshops will start from 9:00am until 10:00am. The second round of workshops start from 10:30am until 11:30 am. We will finish the morning with a general presentation given by Susan Piver to all participants.


Workshop Program – September 24th @ University of Aruba

Time Contents
8:30am – 9:00am Welcome @UA
9:00am – 10:00am First Round of Workshops – divided in 4 classrooms
Arthur Woods: Designing Your Blueprint for Meaningful Work
Christo Nel: The deeper levels of leadership: Power, Anxiety and Love
Brian Heather: The Dark Side of Sustainability
10:00am – 10:30am Break – Drinks and Snacks Provided
10:30am – 11:30am Second Round of Workshops (identical to first round workshops) – divided in 4 classrooms
Arthur Woods: Designing Your Blueprint for Meaningful Work
Christo Nel: The deeper levels of leadership: Power, Anxiety and Love
Brian Heather: The Dark Side of Sustainability
11:30am – 11:45am Short Break
11:45am – 1:00pm General presentation in the Aula Room – for all workshop groups
Susan Piver: How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life
1:00pm Closing

Workshop Descriptions

View Arthur Woods’ Profile here.

Workshop Title: Designing Your Blueprint for Meaningful Work

Workshop Description: You spend the majority of your life working so it’s vital that you are thriving and fulfilled on the job. In this interactive session we’ll harness breakthrough research on purpose to help you uncover what uniquely drives you in your day to day then help you frame a more compelling narrative, team up and take action that brings you to your best. This session is ideal for someone seeking to learn and apply more about him/herself and to make their work more fulfilling. Participant cap: 40. Facilitator: Arthur Woods, co-founder, Imperative.

Workshop Goals: Uncover your unique Purpose Drivers;

  • Communicate to yourself and others what motivates you
  • Learn how to team up and engage your colleagues around your Drivers
  • Learn strategies around Job Hacking to pinpoint specific actions you can take to drive Purpose in your daily work

View Christo Nel’s Profile here.

Workshop Title:The Deeper Levels of Leadership: Power, Anxiety and Love

Workshop Description: This workshop engages participants in a dialogue on how Generative Power, Creative Anxiety and Relentless Love form the three pillars of sustainable high performance leadership. It focuses on the challenges of introducing and living these three virtues of leadership, and specifically explores the barriers that have to be crossed to turn it into a reality. It is a workshop focusing on practice and not theory, and is filled with practical examples how the three virtues can be achieved.

Workshop Goals: Exploring personal approaches to the three leadership virtues of power, anxiety and love;

  • Understanding how to make the shift from the power of domination and subordination to the power of collaboration and co-creation
  • Turning personal anxiety into a source of creativity and personal confidence
  • Making relentless the love the core of sustainable high performance leadership and organisations

View Brian Heather’s Profile here.

Workshop Title: The Dark Side of Sustainability

Workshop Description: Sustainability became a sexy word – we want to live sustainably by having sustainable healthcare, education, energy generation. One way to live sustainable is to build sustainable buildings, where a) they consume the least amount of energy and perhaps assist with energy generation, and b) bring us closer to nature, since our life styles have pulled us away from it in unnatural ways.

Workshop Goals: Participants will get to understand benefits and possibilities of building sustainable in practical terms given Caribbean business, financing and nature conditions.

View Susan Piver’s Profile here.

Workshop Title:How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life: Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy.

Workshop Description:Susan Piver will close the morning with a general workshop session in the aula of the University of Aruba. Based on the title of one of her bestselling books, Susan will guide us how to let go of fear. Although you may not realize it fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, realizing the significance of your life, and finding fulfillment and joy. It doesn’t have to be that way. Susan has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding us back. With a contemporary approach to ancient practices Susan teaches you how to incorporate principles of meditation and mindfulness into your everyday life. This isn’t about enlightenment on a mountaintop, it is a way of bringing intelligence and courage to the way you relate to yourself, your family, your friends, and your life.

Workshop Goals: Using simple meditation techniques, based in Buddhist principles, she will teach us how to;

  • Open your heart to relationships
  • Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career
  • Achieve perspective to live your authentic life

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