The business world increasingly relies on its managers to create tangible results, while the context is becoming more and more complex and time seems to accelerate.

Managers must have the ability to translate business strategy into action in the field, while involving and motivating employees and taking their needs into account. Managers initiate cross-functional actions that involve other company stakeholders and should know how to influence mutual success regardless of hierarchical relationships. They need to know how to both organize the project and track its progress, while creating an environment where the team itself and each of its members can thrive.

By combining a particular attention to the human aspect with a permanent concern for organization and efficiency, “The Forest” managers are able to overcome the major challenges they face.

Organized around three modules to see or review the basics of effective management, the training includes a theoretical part, and also an important practical component, notably through co-development sessions with other managers, and a personalized follow-up by an instructor with extensive experience in business and a coaching certification.

“The Forest” is a training program developed by managers and directors, based on thorough knowledge of emerging management practices, a holistic approach as well as conventional methodologies, to detect and develop the human elements for successful management.

“The Forest” program is based on skills acquisition to prepare the manager for implementing a management approach that is both hybrid (digital and office-based) and versatile (single- or multiple-location).

Reinventing management!

Faced with a constantly changing world (digitalization, changing needs and consumption patterns, ecological transition, pandemics …), you need to discover and exploit new managerial postures.

Integrating environmental issues

Faced with the carbon footprint of your organization or your sector of activity, and taking into account the initiatives required to ensure a rapid and fluid ecological and energy transition, you are faced with the need to raise your employees’ awareness of the new environmental issues and to make them fully involved in the transformation at work.

A training in 3 modules to face the new challenges of the manager

1 - Soil - Setting the stage for success

A forest is composed of many trees, various plants and animals. Each of them is a part of the whole. Each participant in the training is a member of the team. The strength of the collective serves everyone. Through mutual aid and solidarity, the group goes further and builds more sustainably.

  • Day 1 – The Forest: A Virtuous Ecosystem
    Create a cooperative, cohesive and effective environment
  • Day 2 – The tree: a living organism
    Continuous development
  • Day 3 – The environment, a source of development
    Develop the potential of your employees and your vision

2 - Water Irrigate the company with a collective force

Just like the planet Earth, composed of more than 70% water, the human being is composed of more than 60% of this element. Source of life for all living organisms.
It guarantees the vital functions of our body by allowing chemical reactions, contributing to the construction of our cells, transporting nutrients and waste, regulating the body temperature and supporting the immune system.

On a global scale, the hydrosphere describes the continuous movement of the different water elements on Earth. The water cycle respects an immutable and millennial pattern.

Blue gold has become a rare and coveted resource: only 1% is available for the needs of humanity.

Managers, tap into the life-giving power of water to both identify your deepest sources and resources and circulate this power within the collective.

  • Day 1 & 2 – Water, a living resource – The virtuous cycle of the collective
    Collaborate cross-functionally, plan the work with a project methodology and communicate with conviction
  • Day 3 – Fluidity (agility) for results
    Orient your management and your employees towards creating tangible results for the team, the company and the customers, communicate with conviction and set the course for the future.

3 - Sunshine Spreading the human element

Putting people at the center of reflection and action to create meaning together.

The organization derives its value from the women and men who make it up. Without them, without you, the organization would not exist.

This module aims to develop your ability to lead change, to stimulate performance and development, to manage conflict by focusing on the complexity of what makes a human being, on his mechanisms of thinking, acting and communicating.

  • Day 1 – The Human Source of Energy
    Contribute to change and conflict management
  • Day 2 – The manager as a resource person
    Coaching employees, supporting performance
  • Day 3 – Collective intelligence, a circular energy
    Identify and adopt a systemic way of thinking, be part of a process of continuous improvement for yourself and others, develop your self-esteem

Co-development workshops

We offer co-development workshops to help manager continue to grow and apply their knowledge between each module. We adapt each session to the context of the managers and support the creation of your community of managers. Each workshop focuses on developing the practice of co-development.

  • The forest, its environment, its history
  • Behind the scenes in the forest
  • The role of the forest in relation to the manager

Analysis of a personal management approach

A document explaining personal issues on the management aspects to be explored in the training will be elaborated by the participant after the first training module. The main objective of this exercise is to practice a self-reflective analysis in order to identify one’s strengths and areas for improvement, and to define one’s own goals.

Project management in “The Forest” mode

Using a presentation, the participant will illustrate a project in “Forest” mode. This exercise allows to anchor the learnings thanks to a concrete case and to prepare their future use to answer other needs.

Introducing one’s manager development plan

To conclude the third module, the participant will develop a development plan for his or her managerial practice in order to continue to build on the learnings of the training. The plan helps to assess the potential need for resources and to design the workload plan for its empowerment phase.

Immersion in the forest

It is possible to launch The Forest with an in-person seminar that aims at exploring the forest, its ecosystem and its unique reality. We can adapt this seminar to your needs and goals.

  • Start with “universal” knowledge through experiences and shared ideas for an immersion and gradually make our way towards the amazing facts about the forest as an ecosystem.
  • Present the “behind the scenes” of the forest with its mechanisms of development and ongoing evolution of cooperation and competition.
  • Compare the forester and the manager – the analogy with achieving development, managing change, accessing the “sun” for all, acting as a facilitator, a developer, a coach, a passer-by…
  • Conclude with the opening to the training program, 3 parts, 3 different rhythms, to know oneself, know others, motivate, federate, promote collective intelligence by mobilizing your share of light.

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