The STARS © workshops are designed to both entertain and educate. When people enjoy something they remember more about the event afterwards. When the event is educational, they learn more because they enjoy it. The STARS workshops combine physical and mental exercises to reinforce learning and use. Han’s “Aussie humor” generates an enjoyable learning atmosphere.
Workshops can run from ½ day to 8 days. Normally clients start with a 1 or 2 day workshop and add extra workshops over time. This allows participants to apply lessons learnt in a profitable and successful manner.
Clients can choose any combination of workshops to suit their needs. It is recommended that the Voyage of Discovery workshop be run first as this lays the foundation for the principles used in other workshops.
As part of our workshop program, we look at how to present your company culture and your approach to leadership and management. This can include human resource management, quality management, process management, and product and logistics management.
We prepare enterprise workshops with senior sponsors, normally the executive leadership. This normally uses a short but intense period with the leaders to understand and incorporate their aims and goals into the workshop aims and goals. Workshop outcomes are targeted to reflect these aims and goals.
The workshops are tailored to individual enterprise needs. Our pricing reflects the tailored needs, the number of participants and the topics covered. We set attractive per participant pricing which is competitive against industry standards. The books are included in the workshop pricing. We welcome a discussion with you in order to understand your needs and expectations and set an agreed and attractive price.
The physical exercises are non-threatening but introduce a little personal stress. They are easy enough for the majority of people to perform yet are very illuminating. They create awareness of personal behavior of selves and others, while emphasizing the need for teamwork. The types of activities generally used are not meant to be extreme; they are not like ‘Ropes’ or other similar activities (climbing, abseiling, rafting, hang gliding, etc.). While these types of activities are fun for many people, they can be very emotionally threatening to others or even impossible for some people. In addition, these types of activities rarely relate back to the enterprise needs, the lessons learned are mostly personal, rather than work related. STARS workshop exercises can include the ‘blindfold walk’, the ‘human knot’, and ‘walk the plank’.
The mental exercises are the most important activities in the STARS workshops. STARS workshops are participatory, not just lectures. The workshops begin from a personal viewpoint, expand into team application, and ultimately into enterprise and organization wide application.
One of the weaknesses of many workshop events is ensuring that the benefits and outcomes of the event are available and useful after the event. We use a variety of multiple media event capture, story walls, and other techniques, as well as providing follow-on services to support teams and organizations.
 It is possible to use some of these activities when desired and beneficial. Enterprise that value very adaptable, assertive and outdoors people may find it useful to combine STARS with these types of activities.