THE THINKING FOUNDATION

THE THINKING FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

 

For anyone who manages or facilitates or works with – or in teams, this foundation programme will inspire you to participate in, and lead day-to-day discussions and meetings differently.

OVERVIEW

This powerful 2 day Foundation Course gives you a complete overview of the range of ways in which the Thinking Environment can be applied. We will explore the system of human behaviour now known as The Ten Components of a Thinking Environment, and you will be exposed to practices which can be used individually or in combination with each other to create a thinking environment in group settings (team coaching, meetings, presentations, assisting a person with a challenge by drawing on a group’s previous experience of similar challenges).

The Foundation Course begins with understanding the principles and ‘components’ that create the best possible environment in which to think. We then describe and experience live a number of practical, inspiring applications to be
used in groups, in meetings and in many professional and personal settings.

This powerful way of being, acknowledges that everything we do when we think together follows a structure of some kind, whether implicit or explicit (and mostly implicit). It notices that we often fall into patterns of behaviour in our groups and meetings that don’t create the energy we need for clear thinking and good decisions. It acknowledges the trap of group think and stimulates each individual to tap into their own independent thinking.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Explore the ways everyday communication structures such as meetings, dialogue, discussion, consultation, presentations, facilitation, interviews, resolving conflict and working with colleagues and staff can be transformed into clear thinking, invigorating, positive experiences that promote understanding and produce better results both business and personal.
  • Identify and discuss the Ten Components of a Thinking Environment, mainly the human behaviours that can help or hinder us as we work together.
  • Experience the high quality thinking that these Ten Components produce.
  • Discuss the importance of this expertise for working as colleagues, teams and leaders.
  • Experience working through assumptions to create Incisive Questions, and the power of that.
  • Bring together all the new building blocks of the Thinking Environment as a Transformed Meeting and experience how that works in real time.
  • Experience the impact of uninterrupted attention to generate high quality thinking in others.
  • Become a better thinker for yourself to navigate the challenges and opportunities of your personal and professional life.
  • Have a set of applications to increase the thinking and performance of your team members to practically apply within your organisation.
  • Rediscover what you already know (although didn’t know you knew) innate questions that serve to unlock the potential in others.
  • Deepen your relationships with everyone you interact with through deep listening.
  • Increase collaboration and effectiveness in your team

Course Length
2 day programme

Upcoming Dates
25th & 26th September 2023
Face to Face
Venue – Munich (in English)

4th, 5th, 18th & 19th October 2023
(4 x mornings 10-14 CET – Virtual Course)

2nd & 3rd November 2023
Face to Face
Venue – London, UK (in English)

Timings & Cost
9:30 -17:00

​€830 Excl VAT – Face to Face
(excluding lunch/refreshments)

€750 Excl VAT – Virtual Course

£790 Excl VAT – London, UK

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

The experience was profound at all levels – as much personally as professionally. It opened my eyes to how I might parent differently as well as coach and consult differently. It utterly brought to life the meaning of generative attention. I really had a tangible sense of this quality of extraordinary quality of attention. I feel totally “held” by Anna, in a safe and supportive space which feels utterly non-judgement. It allows me to say things out loud that I might not even fully acknowledge to myself in my head usually.

LH

Who can escape the magic of being listened to as if you were the sole being in this world? And then being subtly guided to conclusions you wouldn’t have dreamed of before?

MH

I was amazed how in a short space of time the Thinking Environment facilitated by Anna fostered a feeling of connection between a group of people who do not all know each other very well. It cut through superficiality and dived quickly, but in a way that felt comfortable, to an authentic interaction between group members.

CC

A wonderful awakening experience and a journey to connect deeper to whom I am. Anna is so real and authentic. She explains things so clearly, she is knowledgeable, confident, and professional and makes us feel safe to explore.

WH

Anna has brought the team together on a journey of empowerment, empathy, and self-discovery. Time to Think is a gift in our busy lives.

LSC

I found the Thinking Environment session facilitated by Anna very inspiring. It has motivated me continuously to spend enough time on setting up teams and the right environments. The Thinking Environment is a good framework to have meaningful conversations.

EK

A great method to strengthen collaboration, build trust and enhance the depth and quality of thinking in ANY team. Anna is so competent, supportive, and generous.

CH

I have just completed a 3-day Thinking Partnership course based on Nancy Kline’s Time to Think and facilitated by the inspiring Anna Inama. This was the first time that this course was run virtually – and this is typical of the trailblazing attitude that Anna has – boldly leading where no one has gone before. Over the three days, Anna took us through the main concepts of Time to Think interspersing experiential learning with teaching and discussion on the application of the principles. As a result, I feel that I now clearly understand many of the cool concepts that underpin Time to Think – through generative attention facilitating independent thinking in my clients. What an amazing experience it is to be able to speak without being interrupted – to have time to formulate and explore my thoughts. I am now seeing the positive impact that this approach has on my clients. I would thoroughly recommend this course to any coach who wants to develop their skills – especially, but not only, for coaches who act as sparring partners with executives and leaders.

CJ

During Corona, lovingly embedded in the cosy seminar room of the romantic Landhotel Klostermaier in Icking, we learned to listen. Deep listening with our ears, our heart and indeed with our whole body. Anna Inama conveyed the important components of the Thinking Environment to us in a very professional, warm-hearted, and profound way. For me, it was an incredibly transformative experience. My conversations have improved a lot since then. They have become deeper, more substantial, and more attentive. I am grateful for the privilege of accompanying people on their journey into their own independent thinking and seeing where their thinking takes them. Thank you so much for this, dear Anna.

MB

Anna has a very open, kind, and focused approach. She adapts to the needs of the group while making sure the group maintains focus. Her authenticity and passion for the topic is contagious which makes learning fun & easy.

Uli Otto

I did the Thinking Partnership course with Anna, and she made it a very special experience, it was a small group of 3 and it was really great as we had time and space to practice the thinking pairs in depth. All three days were well-structured and full of insight. Anna has a wonderful way of leading the group very gently so that everyone feels included, accepted, and loved. I am also looking forward to the Thinking Foundation programme with Anna in January. I would highly recommend Anna and the Thinking Partnership to anyone who wants to learn to think better for themselves and help others make better decisions. I am really looking forward to applying the newly acquired skills to my work as a personal stylist and to building up a coaching practice as a Thinking Coach.

Lena Frank, Style Advisor Twins

Anna is a wonderful coach and trainer who cares deeply about what she does. Her depth of experience and knowledge of Time to Think is extraordinary and the way she conducts the workshop is just great. As a participant, I felt heard and understood, cared for and comfortable throughout the two days. She made it very easy for people to open up and feel safe. Her workshops are held in a very pleasant and comfortable hotel with a great atmosphere and catering.

LF

Contact Anna for more information 
​+49 (0) 176 84242729 | [email protected]
Anna is a certified Time to Think Coach and Facilitator and works in close partnership with the organisation
Time to Think following the work of Nancy Kline.