When you make spirituality the inner context for your work, it can give you a totally different perspective on the situations you face at work. For many people, that “different perspective” has qualities such as:
· Appreciating the “gift” of the situation – there’s less resistance and more “opportunity seeking” that will benefit everyone involved.
· Broadening time horizons – it’s easier to see “What’s brought us to this point?” and “What’s the effect on future situations and generations?”
· Having no attachment to a particular outcome – there’s more creativity and less defensiveness.
· Rising above dualities and paradoxes – the situation is no longer a case of “win-lose”, “either-or” choices.
· Exercising wise, heartful discernment – decisions are made with a clear, compassionate mind.
In addition, your expression of the Human Values can assist you to:
· Open lines of communication, leading to more informed, wise decisions
· Ensure that agreements are kept, building trustworthiness
· Focus proactively on resolving issues, rather than reacting
· Generate a sense of sincere caring in your work with others
The basic programme of Human Values at Work (Volume I) contains three modules:
· Module 1: You and Your Spirituality
· Module 2: The Spiritual Basis of Human Values
· Module 3: Developing Spiritual Integrity
However we are doing an introductory abridged version that combines all three modules into one day programme which lets you try some of the self-inquiry questions:
· What is my understanding of “spirituality”? What is my spiritual view of life?
· How would I summarise my spiritual theme in a few words?
· What is a situation I face in my work that I would like to (a) see and act upon from a new perspective, and (b) gain some new “insights” about?
· How does this situation look from my spiritual theme?
· Drawing from my spiritual theme, what are some creative ideas I could try in this situation?
We believe that even this one day intro workshop will let you explore your spiritual essence, your cross-cultural expressions, and your own individual expressions of the five Human Values: Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Love, and Non-violence. Here you will be able to try some of the self-inquiry questions:
· How would I describe my own personal spiritual values?
· Who are some examples of people who I feel have expressed the Human Values in a cross-cultural way?
· What is a current situation that I find challenging in my work?
· Based on my spiritual theme, what would “success” look like in this situation?
· How could I express one or more of the Human Values to successfully meet this challenge?
It would be great to do it in a group with a facilitator. Putting it all into practice.
When it comes to matters like this: we quote one master’s advise, “start early, drive slowly, arrive safely”.
By end of this programme you would know the real meaning of these terms. Truly it is not going to be about driving a car!
We hope this provides you with enough information to decide if you would like to participate in this free programme. If you would like more information, please contact: Dr Venkat Pulla, who is an experienced social worker and President of Brisbane Institute of Strengths Based Practice,(Inc).
Ph: 07-32195176 or mobile 0422345982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org