Show Up to Work.
Show Up to Practice.
A recent study by McKinsey reported that even after very basic training sessions, adults typically retain just 10 percent of what they hear in classroom lectures, versus nearly two-thirds when they learn by doing. With the Palæstra approach to team practice, ongoing rhythms keep you "on the mat" week-to-week. By building the coaching competency of the team itself, we assure that everyday business challenges create the context for a dynamic process of action learning, performance improvement & organizational change. Beyond extrinsic bonuses & benefits, it is intrinsic motivation – fueled by shared growth towards mastery – that drives engagement, heightened productivity, and operational excellence at work. In today's competitive landscape, being a GREAT PLACE TO WORK is just table stakes - we help your company become a GREAT PLACE TO GROW.
Palaestra Training Schedule
Strategic Planning & Team Development
Leaders Go First.
Without a systemic change in organization and culture even participants who graduate from long-term leadership trainings or university programs are left to return to the same workplace dynamics only to fall back into old habits. Palæstra's "Split HR" approach assures that development plays a permanent and strategic role in the organization – starting with leadership.
PALÆSTRA LEADERSHIP agile Engagement Roadmap
PHASE 1: LEADER DEVELOPMENT
CEO + key leaders: coaching and executive alignment with Palæstra instructor
Phase 2 Minimum Viable Product (MVP) design
PHASE 2: TEAM DEVELOPMENT
Quarterly strategic planning & leadership development offsite
Executive team individual coaching with Palæstra coach
Weekly executive Team Practice + learning assets
HR/Organizational Development Team Practice & individual coaching runs in parallel
Ongoing design feedback & program iteration (Phase 2 Pilot)
Phase 3 MVP design
PHASE 3: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
HR “Split in Two” – in-house Team Practice for executive team supported by Leadership & Organizational Development function
Team Practice cascades to VPs then departmental teams then onboarding
Development principles & practices integrated with Human Resources processes: Strategy, Decision Making, Dispute Mediation, Org Chart, Recruiting, Onboarding, Project Management, Performance Management, Comp & Incentives
Ongoing coaching & consulting taken in-house: team assessment, custom design & program iteration
Change Your Whole Game:
Take a Time Out
Professional athletes maintain a healthy practice-to-performance ratio, taking regular time out for practice, rest and recovery. Palæstra's quarterly executive team retreats give you regular "time outs" to work on the fundamentals that will change your whole game. These practice sessions include a day of strategic planning for work ON the business in addition to a day of leadership development work ON the team. Our approach is fun with serious results. Welcome to your Palæstra. Let's get on the mat!