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The Responsibility Process®: Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power
with Dr. Christopher Avery

Date: December 04, 2018
Session Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location Information:
Springfield Country Club
400 West Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 690-7600
Session Description
Awareness of a mental pattern (derived from leadership research) we all use to process thoughts about taking and avoiding responsibility now makes it possible for leaders and coaches to understand and teach the mental processes, language, and keys to personal responsibility. Doing so inspires ownership behavior and shared language in teams and work groups for thinking, communication, and decision-making. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Explain the importance of personal responsibility (ownership behavior) for success in any pursuit; (2) Provide at least one reason why good, smart people naturally avoid responsibility and why they take it; (3) State the stages within The Responsibility Process and how it works within the mind; (4) Self-apply The Responsibility Process to grow instead of cope when encountering minor frustrations; and (5) Describe why “giving advice” is one of the weakest strategies to guide others to take responsibility and explain at least one other alternative which would be more effective. Back at work, participants should be ready to put the following skills to use: (a) Explain the basic concepts of The Responsibility Process and the 3 Keys to Responsibility to those you lead (and coach); (b) Progressively apply the 3 Keys to Responsibility to your larger upsets; and (c) Apply the basic principles for teaching responsibility to those whom you lead (and coach).

Christopher Avery, Ph.D. "The Responsibility Process guy" is an award-winning developer of leaders and a reformed management consultant. After a decade helping corporations help smart, ambitious professionals find ways to cope with lives they don't want and think they can't change, Christopher realized coping skills are overrated. A better skill is knowing how to apply your innate leadership ability to face and overcome any challenge. That's freeing. Today he supports leaders and leadership teams in generating newfound freedom, choice, and power for themselves and others. How? By advancing the world's first proven how-to approach for understanding, teaching, and taking personal responsibility—The Responsibility Process. A speaker with style and substance, Christopher's message is popular with audiences interested in agile change, more leadership (not more leaders), and results that matter. He authored the popular classic Teamwork Is An Individual Skill for everyone who wants to be done with bad teams. His new book The Responsibility Process offers practices gleaned from twenty-five years of applied research on responsibility-taking and leadership. He's the host of the multi-award-wining The Leadership Gift Program and its worldwide community of leaders and coaches who are mastering responsibility and producing results that matter. Christopher is the CEO of Partnerwerks, Inc., the leadership development firm. Wondering why so many smart people spend unhappy lives at work, he left a perfectly good job in his mid-twenties to return to school and earn a Ph.D. in organization science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Time Allocation - Topics

7% Welcome, Orientation (the Big Why), and Logistics

20% Learning The Responsibility Process for personal leadership effectiveness

17% Learning and applying The Keys to Responsibility to unlock and apply The Responsibility Process in yourself and others

8% Accountability does not equal Responsibility (and which is more powerful)

36% How to Increase Responsibility in Others

  • The Fastest Way to Elevate Responsibility in a Group
  • Teaching Responsibility with The Responsibility Process
  • Intervening Effectively and the Role of Agreement
  • Intervening Responsibly and the Role of Advice

6% How to Practice Responsibility to Increase Your Mastery

6% “What Will I Do?” after the Workshop

Guide to Participant Selection
1 indicates primary target audience.
2 indicates a good fit if the level of material is appropriate.
3 indicates (in the opinion of the institute and the faculty) very limited applicability.
Senior Executive
(Pres, Exec & Sr VP)
(VP & Gen'l Mgr)
Senior Managers
(Div & Reg. Mgrs)
Middle Managers
& Superintendents
Adaptability, Coaching, Commitment, Communication, Manage, Mentor
Decision Making, Use of Authority, Delegation, Direction, Guidance, Meeting Schedules, Clear Agreement
Problem Identification, Developing Specific Plans, Generate and Obtain Plan Support, Continuous Learning and Improvement

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