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Bottom Line – What I don’t know about myself is not serving me.
The Pursuit of Excellence is a stimulating, results-oriented course that prepares you to take your next step in life with excellence. In it you have the opportunity to look at your life from different perspectives and make some choices in order to be even more effective.
Through exercises, lectures and discussions you increase your mastery of immediately useful skills such as creating agreement, focusing on solutions, resolving conflict and working as part of a team.
You are invited to look at self-limiting attitudes, habits and patterns, and to examine different points of view to find out if they are more effective for you. You expand your context to allow yourself to be, do and have more of what you want. You learn an amazing amount about people, which will serve you in personal and professional interactions with others.
The Pursuit of Excellence has been offered with outstanding success around the world since 1981. Some of the areas covered in this course:
- Perfection vs. Excellence
- Context Window
- Paradigm Shift
- Risk/Comfort Zone
- Ineffective Attitudes/Behaviors/ Emotional Responses
- Authority/Family Relationships
- Agreements/Prices for Breaking/Rewards for Keeping
- Conflict Resolution
- Full Participation
- Agreement Creation
- Leadership Styles
- Greatest Strength
We are so certain that you will achieve the results you seek in this program that we offer a generous money-back guarantee.
What are you waiting for?
Tuition: $599.00 + 12% hst
(audit fee: $100.00 + 12% hst)
The purpose of The Wall program is to enhance your relationship with yourself.
First offered in 1979, The Wall is a powerful workshop that enables you to better understand yourself, further clarifying what you want in life and what could get in your way of having it all.
Through your participation in carefully developed processes, you examine your successes, motives, strengths and attitudes. You develop a personal statement of what success is to you. This statement will include all the elements that must be present for you to experience ever-growing fulfillment and success.
You will resolve many of your inner conflicts by identifying the major walls and stopping places that are in your way.
Building on the work you did in The Pursuit of Excellence, you will learn how to let go of attitudes, habits and patterns that do not support you and how to apply those that do.
Many participants report completing The Wall with a very high level of personal commitment to create the richest and fullest experience of life possible.
In Kelowna this seminar is conducted in a residential retreat format over four days, beginning on Thursday evening and running through to Sunday afternoon. Your tuition includes your meals. A follow-up session is conducted shortly after the program.
A prerequisite to The Wall is The Pursuit of Excellence. Once you have completed The Wall you are eligible to participate in the Advancement of Excellence.
BUSINESS BENEFITS OF THE WALL
While Context Associated programs are focused on personal development, most professionals know that when one is strengthened personally, one’s professional effectiveness is also enhanced.
The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships is crucial to success on the job, at home or in the community. In The Wall, people examine and evaluate their effectiveness in relationships and adopt new skills that can be used immediately to improve the many relationships in their lives. Having better skills in relating to others frees individuals to be more focused on the job.
Specifically, the objectives of the program as they apply to the business or organization follow:
Clarify driving needs – When people are clear about their own values and have a sense of purpose in life, they are more effective at setting priorities. In a corporate environment those who know their personal values have a stronger foundation from which to commit to the company’s mission and philosophy.
Reframe participation – Doing what we’ve always done often does not produce the results desired. At The Wall, people learn how to change the way they participate in life so there is more satisfaction and fulfillment in producing results. For the organization this means happier employees who achieve satisfaction accomplishing company goals.
Create a long-term vision – At the foundation of an effective organization is a clear, well-defined vision. This is equally important for individuals as it provides a perspective beyond day-to-day events. Once employees are aware of their personal vision, they can more fully align with and support the company’s vision.
Identify and break through walls – Each person is unique and has natural strengths and limitations. In this program, participants identify and break through the barriers that prevent them from having what they want in life. The benefits to an organization are increased cooperation with team members, greater willingness to handle issues as they arise, more effective communication, increased self-confidence and a better use of time.
Position release – Getting stuck and staying stuck is costly. Learning how to move quickly from unworkable situations has tremendous professional ramifications. People learn to identify these situations more quickly and develop more flexibility. Productivity improves as a result.
Network expansion – Today’s workplace brings together diverse groups of individuals. The success of a team or project depends on how well these people work together. People at The Wall are motivated to create a strong network and learn how to work synergistically as a team.
What are you waiting for?
Tuition: $1495.00 + 12% hst
(audit fee: $350.00 + 12% hst)
Mastery offers a celebratory experience of the uniqueness of each individual, of the contribution that each one is to the world and of the magnitude and magnificence of life. It is practical and intelligent. It works on a level deeper than most people have explored. It is tremendously empowering.
In response to Excellence Series graduates who told us they were ready for something more, the course was first offered in 1989; a custom designed foundation for continued growth and greater contribution to the world. The “something more” turns out to be an enhancement of personal meaning in life.
Graduates of Mastery report that never have they felt so grounded, whole and self-accepting. They have greater clarity about their life purpose and a stronger sense of personal power. They feel more courageous and more inspired – conditions which easily generate renewed forward movement in life!
At this retreat, people frequently have a radically new experience of support. Many claim that they did their best work at Mastery. They learned how to give their best to others while supporting others to give their best as well. The opportunity to explore support in forms that are bold and subtle is part of what makes this program so rewarding and so memorable.
Q & A on Mastery
Q: Who takes courses on a masters level?
A: Students who love learning, who have already done some learning and who are eager to discover what they have not already learned.
Q: Who Takes Mastery?
A: Those who are curious about knowing themselves at a deeper level.
A: Those who are at a crossroads who want to make self-honoring choices.
A: Those who want to experience more aliveness.
A: Those who want to explore or renew commitments already made.
A: Those who want to experience more ease and joy in living
Q: What is unique about Mastery?
A: Mastery is the chance to envisions and experience yourself as a master. It is an opportunity to fine-tune your work – your life. Two tools which will support this work are: the identification of your unique expression in the world – your Stand, and the formulation of your life Question.
Q: Why identify your stand?
A:Many cultures honor the individual in naming ceremonies. In a sense, naming you stand accomplishes the same end. It identifies the gift that is rooted in your heart. It is the fullest expression of who you are.
“Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise.” – Martin Luther
Q: Why formulate your Question?
A: Certain questions are empowering. Asking them can lead to effective action and to fulfillment. Questions, well formed, are rich with information and possibility. As anyone in research knows, the value of an answer depends on the power of the question.
“The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me. Or, conversely, I myself an a question which is addressed to the world, and I must communicate my answer, for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer.” – Carl Jung
What are you waiting for?
Tuition: $1995.00 + 12% hst
the fee covers tuition, food and lodging
Stepping up to personal stardom…
The Advancement of Excellence is a working practicum in an environment of fun and support over 8 weeks, during which you step up to personal stardom.
Besides putting into practice concepts and tools learned in preceding Context programs and fine-tuning your individual formula for fulfillment, this is a remarkable program for breaking old habits that do not serve you and instilling new ones that do.
While prior programs were conducted in a program room or retreat setting, the arena for The Advancement of Excellence is your life. While living your life, you get “on-the-job” training in breaking through the barrier of reasons you have constructed that block you from getting where you want to go.
You take a giant step forward in personal development through two months of stimulating interest in who you are.
And you have an opportunity to make a difference in the world, enhance your agreement creation skills and spread goodwill by contributing to scenarios where everyone wins.
Prerequisite for The Advancement of Excellence is The Wall.
What are you waiting for?
Tuition: $995.00 + 12% hst