Work-life balance – on your terms

You can continue on the treadmill, get the treadmill working for you or quit and do something (like start your own business). This workshop will help you think and decide about these issues.
Image: REUTERS

Image: REUTERS

 

How do you feel about your ability to meet all the conflicting demands on your time and on your life?

 

Stressed? Anxious? Torn?

Are you tired of the guilt and having to apologise all the time?

There is no easy productivity tool that will give you 6 more hours in everyday nor any silver bullet that will help you balance out your commitments.

But you can seek examples of people who are asking the same questions as you are. You can meet like-minded peers who are finding ways to deal with the challenge. You can learn from others and adapt some of their ideas to your own personal circumstances.

 

 

Join our Summer workshop or the online version.
Apply now.

 

 

Note that we work hard to find a good balance and mix of people in our workshops, so after you apply for the event, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire to allow us to do this.

 

 

Inaugural Workshop (completed)

10h00, 1st July 2017
Calle Montera, 34, Madrid
Normal price: $150-00
Special price for first 10: $75-00

Apply here

Summer Workshop

10h00, 22nd July 2017
Calle Montera, 34, Madrid
Price: $150-00

Apply here

Online Workshop

Week beginning 10th July
(2 evening sessions)
Calle Montera, 34, Madrid

Price: $85-00

Apply here

 

 

Meet Simi Nwogugu

 



 

The video and case materials are sourced and licensed from Harvard Business Publishing.

The solution

We have designed a half-day workshop where you will take the time to define how you want to live and "balance" your life.

The workshop is structured around a well-researched Harvard multi-media case that tracks Simi Nwogugu's life from childhood in Lagos, Nigeria to Wall Street and  back. We use 32 short videos and break the session down into 7 sections.

Simi is born in Nigeria and we follow her life to Wall Street, back to Lagos to found a chapter of Junior Achievement, through marriage and Harvard Business School to motherhood and disenchantment with opportunities for mothers in the corporate world, to the founding and building of a business called 2Hats to address that issue. Her latest personal and business challenge, in September 2008, is an upcoming move back to Nigeria with her two young sons to accommodate her husband's career change.

Through the case, you will be able to explore your own personal challenges and consider ways of addressing them. You will have the opportunity to engage with your peers on the course and discover how others are managing their demands. You will be introduced to a number of tools that help you think about the fundamental definition of "success" and what it means to you.

 

 

Who is it for?

This workshop is for anyone looking for ways to deal with conflicting time demands and balancing their lives. However, there were certain groups we had in mind when designing the programme:

  • Women in mid-level management positions with young families
  • Mid or senior executives considering starting their own business
  • People working in time-demanding professions such as consulting and law
  • People in two-income families (come as a couple and really optimise the benefits)
  • Spouses of senior executives seeking to develop themselves as individuals
  • Single parents feeling trapped by the need for income and the requirements of their families
  • People working across cultures and/or geographic boundaries
Time for you
Finding work life balance

 

 

 

 

Mashauri and Harvard present a work life balance workshop

 

Learning objectives

In general, to facilitate a discussion of how to handle the complexities of a full and fast-paced life, and where entrepreneurship “fits” in that scheme. In particular:

  • To understand the complexity involved in addressing personal, family and business goals
  • To develop skills and resources to address those issues and manage work-life family balance
  • To identify and address potential entrepreneurial opportunities from personal, family & business perspective
  • To explore issues faced by professional women and by all individuals building lives and businesses across geographies and cultures.

Process

We move through a 7-step process where, for each step:

  • Videos and documentation are viewed
  • A group interactive discussion is facilitated
  • Personal work is undertaken

Format

There are two formats available:

  • An on-site traditional workshop is held with about ten participants. The timing is 4 hours.
  • An online version is held using an interactive webinar format. The advantages of technology are harnessed while reducing the downside of not having live face-to-face contact. This workshop is held across two 2 hour sessions.

Each workshop will require about 1 hour of preparation by the participants.

If you are interested in attending with one or more people (such as your partner), drop me a line at simon.gifford@mashauri.org and we will be able to offer a group discount.


If you would like to consider a workshop specifically for your own organisation, please also write to me at simon.gifford@mashauri.org and I will set up a call to discuss this with you.

Inaugural Workshop (completed)

10h00, 1st July 2017
Calle Montera, 34, Madrid
Normal price: $150-00
Special price for first 10: $75-00

Apply here

Online Workshop

Week beginning 10th July
(2 evening sessions)
Calle Montera, 34, Madrid
Price: $85-00

Apply here

Summer Workshop

10h00, 22nd July 2017
Calle Montera, 34, Madrid
Price: $150-00
Early-bird discount before 30 June

Apply here

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