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Greenlands Masterclass - An Invitation to The Thinking Environment

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Event information
Date 14 May 2024
Time 9:30-4:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
Event types:
Greenlands masterclass

How do I book?

This event is exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership.

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‘The most valuable thing we can offer each other is the framework in which to think for ourselves.’ Nancy Kline

Some of the challenges we face today are those created yesterday. Increasingly, people are becoming victims of dependence on the thinking of others, through fear of not being right, rather than being able to generate their own best thinking. People are disappointed about not being listened to, rather than recognising that other people are simply waiting to speak. We see decisions being made based on what we already know from our own thoughts, rather than welcoming the variety of thoughts and ideas brought by different generations, nationalities and individuals.

Imagine an environment where we re-cultivate the desire to think for ourselves, rather than collapsing into the thinking of another. In this, the Thinking Environment, our independent thinking releases our innate creativity, compassion and connection to be resilient in the face of complexity and uncertainty.

Independent thinking with rigour, courage, imagination and grace takes place within certain conditions – the 10 components of a Thinking Environment. These conditions are not new or difficult, but they rare in the rubble of interruption, judgement, rush, hierarchy, competition and exclusivity. To apply these (together with structures for good thinking in pairs and groups), is to improve the quality of everyone’s thinking and the outcome of each interaction; it will increase performance as we are able to be our natural creative and resourceful selves.

Learning outcomes

Join us for an experiential day where you will:

  • Discover the high-quality thinking of the 10 Components.
  • Experience the impact of being listened to without interruption and judgment.
  • Explore and practise the ways everyday work and business communication structures can be transformed into clear thinking, invigorating and positive inclusive experiences.

Who is this for:

  • Leaders and managers who want to create a new, thoughtful working environment.
  • Leaders and managers who are willing to challenge the culture of ‘she/he who shouts loudest wins'.
  • Leaders and managers who want to improve the quality and clarity of their team’s thinking and decision-making, and the quality of their environment.

Jane Adshead-Grant

Jane Ashad Smith

Jane Adshead-Grant has over 30 years of experience within people-focused roles in professional and financial services. She is a Master Credited Coach with the ICF and a global faculty member with Time to Think. Jane is also an ambassador for Truly Human Leadership. Her work is underpinned with postgraduate diplomas in Human Resources Management and Psychological Coaching.

Jane’s coaching, training and facilitation is centred around the Thinking Environment principles and the observation that ‘the quality of everything we, as human beings do, depends upon the quality of the thinking we do first’ – Nancy Kline.

*Up to 2 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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