Transactional Analysis (TA) is fundamentally about relationships, understanding why we relate to others as we do, and how we can strengthen those relationships to the benefit of ourselves and those around us.
This course serves as an introduction to TA, focusing on how you can apply it in your workplace. Each module will look at a particular TA model or theory, giving you the chance to experience how TA enables us to build relationships of mutual respect and ‘OK-ness’ that in turn generate more robust, resilient, and creative teams and organisations.
The course is open to everyone with no prior experience of TA assumed or expected. You are all welcome and we are all ‘OK’!
- Anybody who wants to learn more about how to get the best out of themselves and others
- Anybody who has an interest in TA and its applications including Coaches, Teachers, Parents, Managers, HR Professionals - anyone with a curiosity and appetite to learn powerful, evidence-based communication, and relationship tools
- Getting off on the Right Foot – laying the foundations for healthy relationships (Contracting)
- Working it out at Work – understanding what drives different behavioural styles and how we can use that to build a sense of OK-ness in our relationships, groups and teams (OK-Corral and Drivers)
- Growing Up Again – exploring the cycles of development we experience throughout our lives and the affirmations needed to move forward with confidence (Cycle of Development)
- Difficult Conversations – getting under the skin of what happens when conversations go awry and what we can do to get them back on track (Transactions)
- Being Well and Staying Well – appreciating the importance of attachment and recognition to both our physical and psychological well-being and how we can support that at work and in life (Strokes)
- Prevention Rather Than Cure – pulling it all together to see how these models work collectively to build positive relationships, groups and teams that can take conflict in their stride and work in collaboration to drive performance (Health System)
Duration: Six- week online course
Timings: 2 hourly sessions per week for six weeks
Learning Outcomes; by the end of the workshop, delegates will:
Getting Off on the Right Foot
- Be able to utilise a powerful yet simple process in starting new relationships or starting old relationships again
- Have learned about the process of ‘contracting’. TA theory that describes and demonstrates how you can effectively and positively begin communication in relationships, new processes or negotiations
- Have practiced applying the ‘contracting’ process in establishing new relationships in the group
- Understand the benefit of clear contracting and how it can be applied in all relationships
Working It Out at Work
- Be able to see what drives different behavioural styles and how we can use that to build better relationships, groups and teams
- Have learned about the TA theory of ‘Drivers’ and the ‘OK-Corral’
- Have practiced being familiar with your own habitual approaches to relationships and communication, as well as those of others. Establishing your internal ‘starting point’ in building relationships and how to shift into a more positive stance
- Understand what is going on under the surface in relationships and how to influence your communication to improve relationships
Growing Up Again
- Be able to identity the stages we move through in relationships, groups and life. To be able to identify and utilise the affirmations needed to move forward with confidence
- Have learned about the ‘Cycle of Development’ TA theory, a powerful and multipurpose model to support and make sense of all new experiences and processes
- Have practiced evaluating and reflecting on how the model supports your historic developmental experience, as well as the experiences of the group
- Understand what it takes to build confidence in moving through life's many stages and challenges
- Be able to illuminate and better manage the conversations we have with others, as well as the ones we have with ourselves
- Have learned about ’Transactions’, a core TA concept. Delving deep into the many structures and formats within our communication internally and externally
- Have practiced giving constructive and powerful feedback as well as making commitments to the team around what they will do differently with your transactions to better support you in the real world
- Understand what it takes to build powerful and positive relationships through expert communication
Being Well and Staying Well
- Be able to appreciate the importance of attachment and recognition to both our physical and psychological well-being and how we can support that at work and in life
- Have learned about ’Stroke’ theory, a unit of measure for recognition; one of the fundamental principles of TA
- Have practiced observing, receiving, offering and evaluating the strokes in the group
- Understand how to identify strokes, how to receive positive strokes and what to do with negative strokes
Prevention Rather than Cure
- Be able to build positive relationships, groups and teams that can take conflict in their stride and work in collaboration to drive performance
- Have learned about the ‘Health System’ (not the NHS) but a holistic model that includes and wraps up all the previous models on this course
- Have practiced giving constructive and powerful feedback as well as making commitments to the team around what they will do differently as a result of the course
- Understand how to move forward in life with positive communication and relationships, underpinned by evidence based and robust theory and tools
Produced and Delivered by: Barry Ennis PCC & Sarah Lowes
Barry Ennis is a highly experienced business and personal coach, trainer, presenter, facilitator, and founder and CEO of The Wake-Up Method, with a mission to Democratise Growth. His face-to-face and digital sessions emphasise community, collaboration, and positive action, and utilise Transactional Analysis to help build individuals, teams, and cultures. Currently working with C-Suite at Google, Facebook, and Tiffany, as well as an exclusive cohort of independent creative business leaders from grassroots to multinational organisations.
ICF Accredited to PCC level, supported by the PGCert in Professional and Personal Coaching from Barefoot Coaching and Chester University, Transactional Analysis 101 and Foundation from The Berne Institute, and a BA in Communication from Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd.
Influenced by a varied and eventful 15-year career as a senior leader and producer for some of the world’s biggest television and film formats, producers, broadcasters and talent, and now working and training in Organisational, Educational and Ecological Transactional Analysis towards full certification as a Transactional Analyst in the Organisational and Education fields to positively influence the prospects of all.
Sarah Lowes is an executive coach and training facilitator, who has worked in the wonderful world of Learning & Development for 13 years. Originally trained as an actress, Sarah believes strongly that awareness, of oneself and others, is key to individual, team, and organisational success, both in terms of productivity and wellbeing. Sarah believes that the answers to our greatest problems lie within ourselves and seeks to support people to find their own solutions.
Sarah Lowes, MA, Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, Certificate in Counselling Skills, Certificate in Occupational Testing, Premier Practitioner in NLP, Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis, currently studying to be a Certified Transactional Analyst in Organisational and Education Transactional Analysis.
To register your interest in this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org