How can a T-group Weekend help me?
A T-group weekend is kind of like a hackathon: intense focus and long hours over a single weekend. Lots of experiments and iteration that drive quick learning. A gathering of super smart, highly skilled and deeply passionate people who may have never worked together before.
The only difference is that instead of writing code and building prototypes, you’re learning about your long-standing interpersonal patterns and your communication habits so that you can grow as a leader. In a T-group, the product you are building is you—a more self-aware, emotionally intelligent and effective-startup-leader version of yourself.
After joining us for a T-group Weekend you will learn immediately applicable skills and insights like:
1When and how you are most influential to others
2What other people (really) think and feel about how you act and how you lead
3What behaviors or attitudes from others trigger specific emotional responses from you
4How to give feedback that actually motivates others to change their behaviors
5How to express your emotions in a way that will elicit the response you want from your teammates/co-founders
6How to regulate your emotions so you neither repress your feelings nor let your emotions undermine your leadership
The “T” stands for “Training”
In T-groups, you learn by doing rather than through theoretical study
T-groups are experiential interpersonal laboratories pioneered at MIT by one of the founders of modern social psychology, Kurt Lewin, and further developed at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), which is where Fort Light's founders trained as facilitators. Stanford has been using T-groups to train MBAs for over 50 years through its legendary Interpersonal Dynamics aka “Touchy Feely” course.
What Is A T-Group?
Role of T-Group Facilitators
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