FLOW – The neuroscience of succeeding together

Is your organization in the process of figuring out the next level of collaboration and self-organization? Have you been looking for a training program that would really help the teams at the core of your digital transformation to thrive? Do you want to unleash the hidden potential of your organization? Instead of strengthening the traditional manager-subordinate set-up, are you more interested in moving towards a culture where the focus is on collaboration between people who, regardless of their organizational position, work together to create customer value in a mutually respective and self-organizing way?

FLOW is about succeeding together under pressure in demanding knowledge work. The program will significantly improve your ability to support a more self-organizing way of working. You will learn practical skills to be at your best and to succeed together with your team.

Have a look at our blog why 99% of the program participants recommend the program (blog text in Finnish).

FLOW programs are mainly delivered in Finnish. Occasionally, when there is demand, we also deliver programs in English. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you’re interested in a program in English.

Key contents in the FLOW program are:

  • Leading self: e.g. understanding your own brain and mind, dealing with stress, emotion regulation skills, wellbeing, thinking tools, unconscious bias, building new habits
  • Collaboration: e.g. brain-based coaching, dialogue skills, decision-making in teams, working with conflict, diversity and inclusion
  • Organizational understanding: e.g. complexity, systems thinking and the evolution of organizations. What we all should know about leadership paradigms so that we can better make sense of how our own organization works. This knowledge will also allow us to better understand our customers and other organizations we work with.

The program consists of a virtual kick-off session (1h15min) followed by two 2-days face-to-face sessions within a time frame of approx. 5 weeks.

“FLOW helps me succeed significantly better at my work” (fully agree = 5): 4,4

The program as a whole: 9,0

FLOW 43 - The neuroscience of succeeding together (in Finnish)

Program starts: 24.10.
Language: Finnish
Dates: Virtual orientation: Mon 24.10.2022 at 10.30-11.45 (Helsinki time) ... See all Virtual orientation: Mon 24.10.2022 at 10.30-11.45 (Helsinki time)
F2F session 1: Mon-Tue 31.10.-1.11.2022
F2F session 2: Wed-Thu 23.-24.11.2022
Both F2F sessions at 9am-4.30pm
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Trainer: Arto Miekkavaara
Final application date: 10.10.
  • How our brains and data processing work
  • How to become more aware of what happens in our minds
  • How stress impacts performance and how to stay calm and productive under pressure
  • The social brain and SCARFⓇ Model
  • What kind of thinking traditional management is based on, what kind of tensions traditional ways to manage and to organize typically create, and in what ways future organizations will operate, and already are operating
  • Complexity and systems thinking: when complexity of our environment increases, how should that affect the way work is organized
  • How this understanding helps you to take action, how to keep developing your own organization / unit / team
  • What are the core components of coaching: solutions-focus, insight, asking, listening, building habits
  • How to coach another person or a team in self-directed, insight generating problem solving, and how to follow-up on progress in a way that supports learning
  • Growth mindset: for an individual, a team and an organization
  • Essential communication & dialogue skills: solution focus, presence, insight, asking, listening, perspective getting
  • How to build new habits
  • Brain-based coaching: insightful problem solving, follow-up that support learning
  • Decision-making in teams
  • How to rethink feedback, in a way that really works
  • How to work with conflict
  • How to help a team thrive
  • How to facilitate positive change, especially when feeling stuck
  • Unconscious bias and how to mitigate their negative impact
  • Inclusion and exclusion: how to support belonging and psychological safety in daily interactions
  • Own wellbeing: The Healthy Mind Platter
  • How to get to know yourself better: values, strengths, personal development

FLOW is designed for all members of an organization, regardless of their role or position.

This program brings excellent value to anyone who works in a set-up that is based on trust and collaboration, or anyone who wants to learn practical people skills needed in taking the journey towards a more adaptive and self-organizing way of working.

For example for team members and team leaders, coaches, ScrumMasters, product owners, project managers, HR and People Ops professionals, managers and leaders. Everyone who is open to question and re-think the old-school ways of leading / managing / organizing / getting stuff done!

We are experts in the mindset and skillset of succeeding together, specializing in how to work with the brain in mind. We are proud to work with many of the most progressive organizations in the world. We also know how to help in the transformation towards a more adaptive way of working.

Our professional coach training program is very popular in the agile scene in Finland. Some of our alumni call it the Jedi Academy for people skills. If you are intrigued by how the brain works and how to apply that knowledge for the benefit of yourself and your workplace, FLOW is the program for you.

The program consists of a virtual kick-off session followed by two 2-days face-to-face sessions within a time frame of 4 to 5 weeks.

FLOW programs are mainly delivered in Finnish. Occasionally, when there is demand, we  also deliver programs in English. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you’re interested in a program in English.

Typically there are participants from 2-3 different organizations in one FLOW program.  To support the application of learning, we always have at least five persons participating from each organization. We believe in that good ideas are meant to be spread. Thus we support our participants in sharing their learning and insights in their organizations.

David Rock’s best seller book Your Brain at Work is included in the program fee, as well as a participant workbook. During f2f sessions, a breakfast buffet, a delicious lunch and coffee&tea service throughout the day are included in the program fee.

A FLOW program can also be delivered internally. Please do get in touch with us!

When your organization participates in a FLOW program for the first time, we require a group of (at least) five participants. Price for five participants is 7.950€ (+vat 24%), 1.590€ (+vat 24%) / participant.

The price includes a breakfast buffet, a delicious lunch and coffee&tea service throughout the day during the f2f sessions.

After the five initial participants, additional individual participants are welcome to enroll, too. The price is 1.590€ (+vat 24%) / participant.

All f2f sessions will take place in Helsinki at event hotel Huone, either in Jätkäsaari or Kamppi.

FLOW is spot on with today’s way of working.

Probably  the most well used four days during the spring, both regarding work and life in general.

I was making tons of notes of stuff I’ll put in use immediately.

A truly comprehensive journey to humanity and interaction between people.

My biggest insight and learning has been the change in my own thinking. I’ve learned to decrease self-critical thinking, to notice my emotional reactions more clearly and to be able stop and reflect the situation.

Everybody should know about this stuff.

Mind f***

I fully recommend the FLOW program as it provides food for thought also for people who are already operating in a self-organizing and agile set-up.

In case there haven’t yet been participants from your organization in FLOW programs, please enroll as a group of five (or more) persons.

In case there have already been participants from your organization in FLOW programs, additional individual participants are welcome to enroll, too.

Inquiries and enrollments Arto Miekkavaara 040 541 1199 and info@neuroleadership.fi

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Passionate about the human side of business. Leadership trainer, consultant and coach.