Changing Behavior in High Stakes

Read the Room and Work with Reactive Behavior

Training Event Includes:

  • 5 days of training
  • Access to the TeamCatapult Resource Hub
  • Pre-requisite:  This course is open to those who have completed our Advanced Facilitation program.

Total Cost:

  • $4,150 Regular

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May 11-15, 2020, DC Metro Area

Learn How To Read the Room…

The path to the sustainable change we seek in any change initiative starts with being able to see and work with behavior and communication. This program will explore:

  • How to read and work with reactive behavior, in yourself and others that develops when individuals and teams are under pressure.
  • Develop the ability to lower the stakes.
  • Be able to intervene in a team setting when behavioral patterns lead to clash and levels of judgement are heightened.


Changing Behavior in High Stakes

…in partnership with Dialogix, LTD; which will launch May 11 – 15, 2020 in Washington, DC Metro Area.

Learn how to read the room for reactive behavior and work with it in order to lower the stakes for yourself and others.

Detailed Description

Do these scenarios resonate with you?

  • A heated argument about the next set of product features between the product owner and the engineering lead.
  • A leadership team unable to collaborate and work together, due to lack of alignment and buy-in on the strategic direction.
  • A CEO in crisis, who is called to make a decision that straddles business, ethical and moral boundaries.

Leadership is “high stakes inducing.” When the stakes are high, we are not always at our best. We make choices from a place of fear, sometimes re-enacting stories of our past. Our brains find the familiar structural pattern from our past and re-enacts it again in the current moment.

How do you lead change?

  • Helping the product owner and engineer lower the stakes and engage in a cross-model conversation – they can hear the different perspectives that each one brings and they can bridge ideas to create a new move.
  • Or facilitate a process with the leadership team to help them voice the opposition about the strategic direction  –  they can think together about what the company needs from them for the future.
  • Or help the CEO engage in dialogue to better understand the boundaries around the dilemma – the decision made comes from new thinking rather than a current mindset of crisis and fear.

Working with individuals and teams in high stakes starts with being able to do this work for yourself so that you can do it with others.


Pre-requisite:  This course is open to those who have completed our Advanced Facilitation program.

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