The vast majority of our course attendees come by nomination from people like you who experienced our training and want to share the gift of learning, leadership and personal growth with people they respect and care for. We are very grateful for your nominations and will do everything in our power to give them an amazing experience.
Rapport would love for you to share the leadership skills that you learned at your training with as many people as possible.
This helps you recall the training and anchors it in for you. Some people have a hard time putting their training experience into words. This is understandable, as the learning in our classes comes from the experience, and everyone experiences each class differently.
As a nominator it’s primarily about sharing the benefits you gained from the course. If the person shows interest, put them in touch with us and we’ll do the rest.
Here’s one way to explain it:
“Rapport Leadership did not invent leadership training and development, they’ve simply changed the way it is taught. It’s a hands on training where you experience a series of challenges and processes designed to allow you to experience, live and practice leadership. Rather than just talking about teamwork and support, you’ll experience teamwork and support first hand. Rather than talking about the importance of passion and enthusiasm, you’ll learn how to bring this out in yourself and see first hand how this will lift the performance of an entire team. The same goes for focus, taking action, feedback, accountability, etc. All these leadership behaviours are lived and practiced in class so you can immediately apply them in your personal and business life.”
Rest assured that explaining each process is not where the learning takes place. (For example, explain the “$50 Million Dollar” exercise to someone. Tell them how excited you were! Tell them how your team helped you! Tell them how free you felt! Did they get excited? Probably not as excited as you did in class.) Once again, learning comes from the experience of practicing your enthusiasm. It is in the doing that we learn.
Likewise, everyone defines leadership differently based on his or her roles and responsibilities in life. Therefore, the meaning you get from each exercise, the learning you get from each process, will be individual. A person must take the Rapport training to understand the Rapport training. They must see it, or EXPERIENCE it, for themselves. It’s like telling someone about a great movie you saw — they have to see it for themselves to understand it. Feel free to talk about the competencies from class and how you will apply what you’ve learned. The application will vary with each person based on his/her job, skill set, attitudes and beliefs, and place in life.
Another reason people may have difficulty sharing their training experience is because it is intense and challenging and can be emotional. To create the teamwork and self-discovery for which we are known, we ask people to get outside their comfort zones. In class, students bond as they trust each other with their personal thoughts, ideas and goals. After class, students take this sense of vulnerability with them, yet are not always willing to share it.
The Benefits of Sharing Your Experience
One of the greatest benefits of sharing your experience with others is that you get to anchor in the training again. Post training, many people are told, “You’re different.” This is a great time to acknowledge what you’ve learned and celebrate your success. Share with them about the training, being very specific about the leadership competencies you practiced and now demonstrate. Talk about the things you are improving upon,and whether this co-worker is a Rapport graduate or not, ask them to hold you accountable. While this anchors in the training for you, it also opens a new level of dialogue between you and your co-worker, builds trust, strengthens your team, and thereby, improves the culture and the business.
Live the Training
When talking about Rapport with a co-worker who has not gone, do not share the weekend process by process. We suggest sharing what you learned by telling people the benefits you received and demonstrating new personal and professional behaviours.
Hold yourself accountable to be punctual, to speak your mind, to create a team, to lead with enthusiasm. Sharing this way gets people more excited about supporting you on your journey as they see the positive changes you made. Best of all, find ways to stay in contact with your team mates!
Who are the best people to nominate?
Business owners, CEOs, Consultants, Business and Executive Coaches, School Principals, HR Professionals, Trainers, Department Managers, Team Leaders, Sales Managers, Warehouse Managers, Recruiters, Branch Managers, Sports Coaches, Entrepreneurs or anyone who loves big challenges or is into personal development.
How do I nominate an employee?
Tell your nominee that you want to give them an opportunity to experience personal and professional growth. The course provides a series of challenges and processes that will allow them to experience and practice leadership skills and behaviours instead of just talking about them. When you leave class, you immediately apply leadership skills in your business and personal life. Your purpose is to create anticipation and excitement rather than apprehension, resistance or fear. By all means, create anticipation. It’s great to”
• Answer questions and be straightforward.
• Share the competencies you worked on and the ones you are improving upon.
• Make it clear that you are offering them an opportunity to learn, grow and change, not because they “need it,” but because you believe in them and are interested in their success. Tell them that you also want them to be part of the team that will contribute to your company’s success.
• Have a discussion about the goals, direction and vision/mission of the organisation, and how this person can have a positive influence on them.
• Talk about your company’s mission statement and let your nominee know they will be creating a “co-mission statement” within their role and responsibility and how they fit into the bigger mission of the company.
• Ask them in which areas they can grow as a leader and to write down their goals for work.
• Tell them that the learning comes from the doing. They get to define what leadership means based on how they live their life and what they want out of it.
• Explain that the goal is to take their leadership skills to their own next level. They will build on their individual strengths, uncover their talents and break through barriers that hold them back from realising their leadership potential.
We recommend always speaking with your nominee in person or by phone first and then send an email to follow up your communication.
If they are interested, you can send their details across by email or through our website nomination form.
An example email template is below for your use:
“Good morning XXXX,
As mentioned, I wanted to give you a heads up on a leadership and personal development course I attended recently.
The course is called Leadership Breakthrough One and it is run by Rapport Leadership International.
I was amazed at what I took away from the two and a half days. The course is designed specifically for people who want to be their best and are open to learning and that made me think of you.
Let me know if I can put you in contact with someone at the company to tell you more.”
You are welcome to post links to the course (Leadership Breakthrough One ) on social media and challenge your friends to attend.
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We are always here to help and support you on your journey to being the best you can be.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.