Personal Boundaries for Professional Development Workshop: November 2018

For Executives, Facilitators, Consultants, Managers, Team Leaders, HR, OD specialists, and anyone engaged in leadership.

Being clear about your personal boundaries before they are crossed is an important life skill. Clear and upheld boundaries help to build relationships that are healthy, mutually respectful, supportive and caring. When you find yourself in uncertain or stressful situations, your boundaries can help to guide you in making the best decisions that will help keep you on your path.

Working with personal boundaries is also an important skill in your professional life. Whether you are a consultant supporting people in organizations to work more effectively together or a leader working to create a positive work environment and achieve your business goals, working with the people's personal boundaries is a critical ingredient for achieving success.  But it's an ingredient not often explored.

Personal boundaries - we've all got them.  At their core, your boundaries describe what you are available for and what you are not. The challenge is that many people in the world learn about their boundaries only once they've had a life experience where the boundary was crossed. Those situations that cause harm in relationships or maybe put an end to them altogether.

When boundaries are clear:

  • closer relationships can develop as the container for the relationships is more clear
  • less time and energy are spent on resolving conflict
  • more space is open for creativity, exploration, and innovation
  • decision making becomes easier and faster

In this self-study program, you will:

  • explore what personal boundaries are and how to develop them
  • clarify personal boundaries for use at work and understand how boundaries can be a valuable tool in cooperative work
  • develop strategies for upholding your personal boundaries - in both your personal and professional lives - that feel do-able even in the face of potential conflict

Your Complete Learning Package

The complete learning package for Personal Boundaries...At Work includes 5 learning segments:

Segment 1: Getting Ready for Your Learning

Suggested Time: 1 hour | For self-study prior to the rest of your learning

Prepare for your learning experience through a series of readiness exercises. Getting ready for your learning might not be something you’ve thought much about before. We believe taking some time before starting a workshop to get in touch with your personal readiness for learning is an important way to set the foundation for focusing and deepening your learning for the best possible outcomes.

Segment 2: Welcome and Orientation

Suggested Time: 30 minutes | For self-study prior to the rest of your learning

Welcome to Segment 2 of the learning package for Personal Boundaries…At Work. You are welcome to your learning journey. In this video, we orient you to your learning materials and the intended progress you will make with your self-study materials.

Segment 3: Developing Personal Boundaries

Suggested Time: 2 hours | Self-Study

This video will take you through a process of identifying and clarifying your personal boundaries. You’ll also receive tips and strategies for how to uphold and enforce your boundaries when you find yourself in situations where they may be crossed.  This video is a simple tool to use to help you clarify your boundaries and develop your internal guidance system for what you are available for…or not.  If you have already done work on your personal boundaries, it is also a great refresher and an opportunity to fine-tune your boundaries based on your life experiences up until today.

Segment 4: Personal Boundaries...At Work

Suggested Time: 2 hours | Self-Study

Having explored your personal boundaries in the previous segment, this video will support you in examining personal boundaries within a group context - for example, within a team within your organization.

Segment 5: Mentoring for Learning Application, Retention, Enhancement

3 hours | Facilitated Group Work Experience | February 25, 2022 | 9am - 12pm EST

One of the things we believe in all of our training is that having ongoing learning opportunities is critical for learning retention, application of your skills, and continually growing your skills and capacities.

When you have the opportunity to gather with others who have also learned a particular skillset - to share your experiences, wisdom and insights and to ask questions where you still have more to learn - it offers all participants a possibility for ongoing and deepened learning.  As part of our commitment to ongoing learning for your leadership development, you are encouraged to participate in a mentoring circle with a focus on working with boundaries February 25, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12 noon EST.

You also qualify to participate in all mentoring circles about boundaries in the future. These mentoring circles are offered without any additional fees for participation. Your participation is included in your original workshop registration.

On registration, you will receive immediate access to the 3 self-study learning tutorials.  These components can be completed at your own pace and include online viewing as well as downloadable video and audio files for offline study. The next real-time online mentoring circle is February 25, 2022.

Take this Learning Module As...


The module is a complete skill and knowledge set that is highly beneficial used on its own.

Part of a Learning Stream

Next Level Leadership - a 5-part self-study learning stream exploring leading so people will lead.

Prepare for Advanced Learning

Important foundational knowledge before participating in Genuine Contact Program modules.

Your Facilitators

Birgitt Williams, Workshop FacilitatorBirgitt is an international management and organizational solutions consultant, author, meeting facilitator, teacher, keynote speaker and executive coach. Her business focus is to assist leaders in closing the gap between their own potential and results, and closing the gap between the potential and results in their organizations. She is an advocate of creating and nurturing a culture of leadership in which every individual and every team works from their authority to carry out the responsibilities that they are accountable for. Birgitt has mastery in possibility thinking and in working with the full potential of both tangible and intangible assets in organizations of all kinds including private sector, public and government sector, communities, consortiums, and strategic collaborations. She is skillful at system change, team cohesion, strategy focus, multi-disciplinary teams and cross cultural work.

Birgitt is a creator of the  Genuine Contact program, Co-owner of the Genuine Contact Group, LLC., President of Dalar International Consultancy, Inc., and author of The Genuine Contact Way: Nourishing a Culture of Leadership.

Rachel Bolton, Workshop FacilitatorRachel Bolton is a senior consultant and coach with Dalar International Consultancy, Inc. She specializes in and loves work with Small Businesses, Solo Entrepreneurship, and  Start-Ups. She has worked with leaders, consultants, and their organizations around the world to develop their organizations using our Genuine Contact Way processes and brings this wealth of experience into our workshop.  Her unique blend of coaching and Genuine Contact training bring high-level insight and practical suggestions to this work.

Rachel is the current Director of the Genuine Contact Organization and Program, supporting leaders, consultants and coaches around the world who work with the Genuine Contact program in their organizations.

On registration, you will receive immediate access to the 3 self-study learning tutorials.  These components can be completed at your own pace and include online viewing as well as downloadable video and audio files for offline study. The next real-time online mentoring circle is February 25, 2022.

Supporting Learning in Teams and Groups

At Dalar, we are big believers in whole teams and groups learning together. To support group learning, we are pleased to offer the following team discounts:

  • 20% off for 3-5 participants
  • 40% off for 6-10
  • groups of 11+ to be determined based on groups size

Project, intact, cross-functional, and leadership teams, small organizations, boards, and volunteer groups are some examples of the kinds of groups eligible for these discounts. Contact Rachel Bolton for registration details.

This offer is applicable to Early Bird and Regular Rates of registration. It cannot be combined with any other discounts available (i.e Genuine Contact Organization member discounts).

This is a Genuine Contact Way Workshop

Birgitt Williams, Ward Williams and Rachel Bolton of the Dalar team have created these Genuine Contact Way learning modules with a focus on creating and nourishing a culture of leadership in organizations. We believe that when a culture of leadership exists in an organization, productivity increases, employees work both more effectively and with greater satisfaction on their own and in teams, and the organization thrives. Every Genuine Contact Way module provides participants with a complete skill and knowledge set that is beneficial used on its own. Every module is also designed to be part of a multi-purpose blended approach for leadership and organizational development. You may find added benefit to take this module in conjunction with other Genuine Contact Way modules as well as modules of the Genuine Contact ProgramContact us to find out what the right ‘bundle’ is to meet your unique leadership and organizational development and business goals.

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