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MTGT courses

We offer two day courses, 48 hour residentials or longer retreats in a range of excellent venues at home and abroad. To create learning communities and encourage participation and conversation, we believe you need time to work together. We want to encourage you to devote time to ‘minding the gap’ in your working lives. That’s why we run our courses over two days or more and why we include a follow up session after all our residentials and retreats to encourage you to evaluate and develop your learning beyond your initial experience.

The ‘R & R’ Running and Resilience Weekend, South of France

Personal resilience, running workshops and a 10k run to top it off.

Château Canet, Languedoc, South of France
Watch this space or contact us for future workshops

We partner with Château Canet, a beautiful family-run wine and olive domaine in the Minervois region of the Languedoc to offer the perfect setting for our amazing weekend of running and resilience (and some rest and recuperation too!). We will have the opportunity to learn more about ourselves, improve our running and find support and community with like-minded others.

For our two night stay, we will gather in a most stunning setting to utilise the tranquillity, rich history and enchanting beauty of this Languedoc vineyard and its surroundings. We will stay in beautiful, spacious gite accommodation on the vineyard, and each gite has it’s own private living space and terrace. Our programme takes place in the château buildings and our runs will take place around the vineyards themselves!

We will rest, run, take stock, have fun, raise money for Mind and maybe drink a little wine too! Join us! Read on for details of this amazing weekend:

Running

We will add all participants to our R & R weekend Facebook group and our Personal Trainer will support you with your 10k training as we lead up to the weekend. Once in France we will be led through some final light training tips before a ‘fun-run’ on Saturday afternoon and the 10k on Sunday morning! We also hope to offer some sports massage pre-run – more details to follow!

Resilience

Many of us run to improve our mental as well as physical health.  Jeff and his team will provide some informal sessions on building resilience.  We will look at our ability to relate more skilfully to ‘unhelpful’ thoughts, moods and feelings and how to  we can make our  personal values a more prominent guide to our future  behaviour and actions. All of these sessions are ‘try and see’ and not compulsory!

Community

The weekend will be a warm, friendly, inclusive, informal space for running and resilience. We are looking to run, have fun and learn something about ourselves and others too. Our aim is too build a community of like-minded R&Rers!

Wine

This working vineyard is beautiful! And gives us a chance to enjoy its wonderful produce. On our first evening, with a glass in hand, we will walk through the vineyard cellar and see how different techniques are applied to the wine making. As an option after dinner on Saturday night, small groups will be presented with 4 different grape varietals (Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet and Merlot), a pipette, blending jug and an empty bottle! The challenge is to create our very own wine blend.

Costs

£475 per person (shared rooms -beds and bunks- and shared bathrooms)

£575 per person (private double room, some private/ensuite bathrooms)

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation as above for two nights. All gites have kitchen facilities, TV, comfortable living areas and private terraces.  It’s first come, first served for the private rooms! All of these have double beds. If you wish to share one of these with another person, please see below for discounted rate.
  • Full board, starting with dinner on Friday, country-style breakfasts, lunch, and a Saturday evening BBQ in the olive grove.
  • Complimentary cellar tour and wine tasting
  • All training advice before and during the weekend, workshops and runs including the 10k.
  • Everyone can enjoy the heated swimming pool, tennis court, petanque area or a walk through the vineyard and olive grove.
  • Trip to the beautiful walled city of Carcassonne on Sunday.
  • Transfers from and to Carcassonne or Toulouse airport on Friday and Sunday.

Not included: 

  • Flights. You should book your flights to and from Carcassonne (20 minutes from Château Canet) or Toulouse (1 hour from Château Canet) on confirmation of your booking.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Optional Wine Blending Workshop (payable to  Château Canet)
  • Selection of wine available from Château Canet.
  • An honesty bar with a selection of soft drinks, fruit juice and mineral water.

Reductions

  • Special rate for second person in a double room (only double beds available) pays only an additional £475 if the two bookings are made at the same time.
Deposit

Don’t miss out! Please contact us  with your requirements and questions and we will send you a booking form. A non-returnable deposit of 30% per person (£172.50 (private) or £142.50 (shared) will reserve your place.

Final payments will be due two months before departure. Payment plans are possible, please contact us for details.

The Wellbeing and Leadership Retreat
Resilient leadership in a pressurised world

A three-day, two-night residential programme for leaders and professionals

Wednesday 13 May 2020 (11 a.m.) – Friday 15 May 2020 (4 p.m.) 

How are you coping with the stresses and pressures of leadership? Are these affecting your relationships at work and at home? Would you like to react more skilfully to unhelpful thoughts, moods and feelings at work? Would you like your personal values to be a more prominent part of your work? 

The premise
In our increasingly pressurised world, work can become a minefield of
ever-growing demands and reduced resources. As leaders, we can struggle
to cope with our ‘always-on’ environment. How can we be enabling, supportive and inspiring, when we are so tired, stressed and over-burdened?

This 2-night, 3-day programme will provide you with the opportunity to
enhance your psychological flexibility and unplug from immediate work
pressures. It will help you to:
• relate more skilfully to unhelpful thoughts, moods and feelings at work
• enhance your personal resilience to help you lead more effectively
• make personal values a more prominent guide to your behaviour at
work and beyond

Our expert, experienced facilitators will help you explore the psychology
and practice of wellbeing for leaders in the workplace. Research shows that
adopting the principles of psychological flexibility at work delivers measurable
benefits for individuals, teams and organisations. These include enhanced
motivation and engagement, as well as reduced ‘presenteeism’ and time
off for stress-related conditions.

What will you learn?
Using a facilitator/attendee ratio of 1:6 maximum, we will work with you to:
• lead conversations about wellbeing issues at your workplace
• intervene skilfully in teams and groups, so that new thinking emerges
• build an action plan to meet your wellbeing needs, inside and outside work

Where?
Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9NF
Ashburnham is perfectly suited to enhancing wellbeing, with its 3 lakes, miles of wooded nature walks, labyrinth and cottage garden.

Fees for 2019 (pilot programme)
Corporate sector – £900 early bird (to 13.3.20), £1100 full rate
Not for profit/individual – £450 early bird (to 13.3.20), £550 full rate
Fee includes the 3-day programme (including a coaching session), accommodation for 2 nights, food, refreshments and materials

For more information please contact us on hello@mtgt.co.uk.

Coming soon: Reducing conflict, growing trust

Two day course.
At a time and venue to suit you.

“He is late all the time, and the more I address it, the later he is”.

“Where’s the report?” I asked her. “Well, I’ll try and do it tomorrow” she said. “But the meeting’s tonight” I said. She shrugged her shoulders as if to say “I don’t get paid enough to worry about these things, mate.”

Broken agreements? Hidden agendas? Confusion? Elitism? If these sound familiar, MTGT is offering you a dedicated and supportive space with expert facilitation in a beautiful Lake District location to explore the nature of conflict and trust at work. We will offer you research-led insights, space to explore your experiences and tools for future practice with the support of the MTGT Conflict and Trust Course Pack

Content will include:

  • The origins and features of conflict at work
  • You and your protagonist
  • How conflict impairs your wellbeing and relates to negative emotions
  • How some conflict is necessary and responses can be trained
  • Increasing your resilience and optimism
  • Building your trust relationships – qualities, development and effects
  • Leading in conflict and trust situations

Want to know more? Get in touch to register your interest or to ask us any questions.

Reducing Conflict

Consultancy

If you recognise that successful change relies on insightful leadership, paying attention to wellbeing and building value-led relationships at work, we would love to talk to you.

Coaching

Our highly qualified coaches can offer you can help you individually with your leadership, wellbeing and relationships at work or develop a bespoke in-house coaching programme for you and your organisation.