Understanding and get inspired by Excellence with NLP, Metaphors and Symbolic Modelling
HEC Alumni is delighted to invite you to our next conference : An interview, démonstration & master class with James Lawley in English cofounder of the approach, co-author of the book Metaphors in Mind and neurolinguistic expert. Thursday 11th June 2015 from 6:45pm to 8:30pm, at the HEC Alumni Association, 9 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Paris 8
What is the basis of excellent behaviour – not in general, but for the individual exemplar of that excellence? There are thousands of books and articles that tell us how to behave excellently but when studied in detail most of them give little more than a list of abstractions. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) burst onto the personal development scene in the 1970’s. Its radical premise is that ‘modelling’ can go beyond abstractions to identify how people do what they do so well – including what they do internally that means they get such good results externally – and that this can be encoded in useful process models.
But NLP goes further, it maintains the models that emerge from the modelling of excellent individuals can be acquired by others less skilful and significantly improve their performance. And beyond even that, once these models are acquired they can be applied across multiple domains, i.e. to some degree excellence is portable.
The objectives of this presentation is for participants to gain:
- An understanding of how NLP-style modelling can shine light on the notoriously difficult question: ‘What is excellence and how can people learn from excellent individuals?’
- An appreciation of how Symbolic Modelling has extended the field by incorporating research from Cognitive Linguistics, Embodied & Extended Cognition, Self-organising Systems Theory, and Evolutionary Dynamics.
- The observation and debrief of a short demonstration of a Symbolic Modeller getting to that hard-to-get-to tacit knowledge that seems so natural to an expert.
James is a supervising neurolinguistic psychotherapist – registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy since 1993. He co-authored, Metaphors in Mind, the first comprehensive guide to Symbolic Modelling. He has published over 200 articles. James provides coaching and coach supervision to businesses and consultancy to organisations as diverse as GlaxoSmithKline, Yale University Child Study Center, NASA Goddard Space Center, the Dutch Water Authority …
In the 1990’s James Lawley (with Penny Tompkins) applied the principles of NLP modelling while studying a radically innovative psychotherapist, David Grove – best known for developing Clean Language. James got more than he bargained for. Not only did he create a learnable model of Grove’s many therapeutic processes, he discovered a new way of modelling. Symbolic Modelling is now being used all over the planet by consultants, educationists, commercial and academic researchers, health professionals, change managers and many types of facilitators.
James co-authored the first major peer-reviewed article (in the British Journal of Management) of the contribution Symbolic Modelling and Clean Language can make to qualitative research, and has developed a methodology for assessing the ‘cleanness’ of research interviews. He is currently supporting five PhD students who are applying these methods.
- Book : Metaphors in Mind, also available in french « Des métaphores dans la tête » chez Dunod-InterEditions
- numerous articles and blogs all freely available on www.cleanlanguage.co.uk
- 3 days training in France at Institut Repere (Paris ; from 15 to 17th of June ; English with french translation
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Places available: 50
- current HEC Alumni Association members : €15
- non-current alumni and non-HEC : €30
- unemployed members and current students: €10
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We look forward to welcoming you on this occasion!
Grégory Le Roy, Co-President of the HEC Consulting group and Sian Feuillade, President of the HEC Management and Human Resources group
Organisme : Association des diplômés HEC - HEC Alumni
L’Association regroupe tous les diplômés des formations d’HEC Paris. Fondée en 1883, l’Association HEC Alumni a été déclarée d’utilité publique en 1900. Founded in 1883, the Association brings together all graduates from HEC Paris.
Où ? HEC Alumni, 9 avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 PARIS, France