CEEK a Better Way to…Create Breakthrough Results

CEEK a Better Way to…Create Breakthrough Results


Do you want to improve your leadership effectiveness, increase productivity and profitability while also improving the emotional well-being of yourself and your employees? Do you want to create and sustain a balance of peacefulness and productivity in your life?


Based on the book, Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence: How Extraordinary Leaders Build Relationships, Shape Culture and Drive Breakthrough Results by Chalmers Brothers and Vinay Kumar, Jennifer Hughes will guide you on a journey of self-discovery to use the power of language and conversations as primary tools in addressing concerns and achieving desired results, at work or in personal life. Leveraging the shared experiences of colleagues, you will build your conversational, relational, and emotional competencies. Register now to design and create breakthrough results in Individual well-being, personal and professional relationships, and leadership effectiveness.


To minimize the impact of this workshop on work and other family or life commitments, we have scheduled these workshop sessions on Fridays during typical lunch hours. CEEK will provide lunch and drink options for all participants. In addition, we will provide workbooks with course content, CEEK journals, and pens. All you have to do is show up, be present, and CEEK a Better Way!

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Beginning Friday January 18, 2019 with each subsequent session on every 3rd Friday until May 24, 2019. Each workshop will run from 11:30am until 1:30pm.

The following provides a brief description of each of the individual sessions included in this series of workshops. Throughout all of these, you will practice applying new distinctions and continue building and strengthening relationships.


Session 1 – Self-Assessments; Goal Setting and Goal Review (January 18, 2019)

Learning begins by knowing where you want to improve. This session will review the work completed in your pre-program guide in order to refine your overarching program goal. We will establish connections with program colleagues and create accountability groups to ensure learning occurs between sessions.


Session 2 – Language & Conversations; Learning to Learn (February 8, 2019)

In this session, you will acquire and begin practicing distinctions related to a new understanding of language and conversations. You will also comprehend the connections between learning, language, moods and emotions, relationships, productivity and emotional well-being.


Session 3 – Listening & Hearing; Beliefs (March 1, 2019)

In this session, you will acquire new distinctions (and deepen existing ones) related to listening and hearing. You will become a more powerful observer of beliefs and of the relationship among our beliefs and a wide variety of our results. You will practice applying new distinctions, especially in areas connected to progress toward personal and professional goals.


Session 4 – The Observer; Observer > Action > Results (March 22, 2019)

In this session, you will understand, at a basic level, how we actually produce results. You will explore the relationships among our language, our moods and emotions, and our physical bodies. In addition, you will understand the power of diversity and how to leverage it to achieve breakthrough results. You will experience a proven problem-solving model.


Session 5 – Assertions & Assessments (April 12, 2019)

In this powerful session, your eyes will become a more powerful observer of the way you use Assertions and Assessments and Declarations. These impact your Results in the nature of your most important relationships, your personal productivity, your ability to work together and solve problems, your public identity, and your and others’ emotional well-being.


Session 6 – Declarations, Requests, Offers, & Promises (May 3, 2019)

In this session, you will comprehend the creative impact of Declarations, Requests, Offers, and Promises, and purposefully use all three to produce desired Results. You will practice using these in workplace and personal situations to more effectively take action and create desired Results, including the achievement of your stated program Goal.


Session 7 – Moods & Emotions; Trust; Next Steps (May 24, 2019)

In this session, you will strengthen your ability to live ‘in the present,’ and to more consciously shape and design your Way of Being. You will become a more powerful observer of the way moods, emotions, and trust impact your ability to see new possibilities and take effective action both personally and professionally, work productively with and through others, create and sustain mutually-beneficial relationship at home and at work, establish and maintain a health public identity, and achieve and sustain emotional and physical health.

The Mason Enterprise Center at 4031 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. We will meet in the Training Room on the first floor.