ESACT Frontiers Webinar Series

Like us at Frontiers, are you also looking for interesting Webinars during the pandemic wintertime? This year we weren’t able to organize an ESACT Frontiers Retreat for you all, but we can keep in touch with you in another way. Some of you may remember Michael Heath, a coach who already offered us all fantastic sessions about communication and teambuilding in our previous Retreats in Lyon and Zagreb: Michael is back to support us this winter!

Three Webinars will be offered by Michael covering various topics, based on feedback from you. We hope to foster communication between you and give you the opportunity to further develop your soft skills.

Topics and dates are:

Useful information

How to join?

  • You have to register for each individual webinar using the online forms below.
  • Once you do you will receive e-mail confirmation of your registration.
  • We will contact you again closer to the webinar date with more details and to provide you with the material for the pre-webinar tasks you will be asked so you can get the most of the activity.

What to pay?

  • Nothing! These Webinars will be free for you as they are sponsored by ESACT and ESACT Frontiers.

If you need more information, please feel free to contact us at frontiers@esact.org

Looking forward to virtually meeting all of you!

1. Assertive Communication – Jan 26th 4-6 pm CET

Ask several people to differentiate between assertive and aggressive behaviour and you’ll find many get confused. Yet they are distinct and separate. In Michael Heath’s webinar, he first addresses what we mean by ‘effective communication’ before attacking the thinking ‘traps’ that beset so many people in the workplace. The webinar then turns to the subject of assertiveness itself, what it looks like and why it’s so important to people to master early in their career.

Pre-webinar activity: 

You will be asked to complete the ‘Communication Styles’ and ‘Imposter Syndrome’ questionnaires and bring your answers to the webinar.

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Registration for the webinar "Assertive Communication" - Jan 26th, 2021

2. Having Difficult Conversations – Feb 17th 4-6 pm CET

All of us, at some time in our career, will have to have a conversation that we are not looking forward to. After all, if we are assertive and believe in ourselves, then there will be occasions when we have to stand up for our beliefs, especially against those who are seeking to either manipulate or undermine us. The key behaviour is self-control and Michael Heath shares the ‘tricks’ the brain can play on us; he then moves on to the best way to get into the right frame of mind for a difficult conversation and how to structure it so that we retain control of the situation.

Pre-webinar activity:

You will be asked to complete a ‘Difficult Conversations’ questionnaire and bring it with you to the webinar to share your answers.

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Registration for the webinar "Having Difficult Conversations" - Feb 17th 2021

3. Managing Your Manager – Mar 11th 4-6 pm CET

Some years ago, an online survey found that, “48% said they would fire their boss if they could.” So, is your manager a devil or an angel? Either way you have to build a relationship that secures a more enjoyable working life. A relationship that needs you to establish how your boss can work best with you. Michael Heath kicks off the webinar with the 4 generations that are currently in the workplace, and briefly describes how each has a different ‘view’ on the world of work. He then moves on to the positive things you can do to shape a great relationship with your manager before turning, finally, to those who are managed virtually.

Pre-webinar activity:

Delegates complete a short personality profile for themselves and their manager and bring it with them to the webinar to share their answers.

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Registration for the webinar "Managing Your Manager" - Mar 11th, 2021