T-GROUPS FOR WOMEN
"T-GROUPS FOR WOMEN" & "T-GROUPS FOR LEADERS" APPLICATION
Our T-group workshops can help you improve your emotional intelligence, relationship and communication skills and group/team dynamics.
We look forward to learning why you believe this course can make a difference for you!
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DATES YOU'RE APPLYING FOR
November 1-3, 2019 women-only weekend
Future women-only workshop
Future all-gender workshop
HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT THE WORKSHOP? (check all that apply)
I am a Stanford employee, student (past/present) or SO of student (past/present)
Other university affiliation
I'm a member of a Coaching or Facilitator network
Please provide specific details about the affiliation or referral source(s) you checked
MOTIVATION FOR TAKING THIS COURSE
Your answers below do NOT need to be beautifully written – it’s not a writing contest! We just want you to think about the questions, to enhance clarity about your intentions & hopes for the workshop. Reflection here will make your pre-workshop coaching call a snap AND will support you in getting what you want out of the experience.
As long as your goals and responses seem to be well aligned with our course’s design, applications are accepted in the order of deposits received. So, be complete, but don’t stress over having perfect answers. Just be authentic.
WHY DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THIS COURSE? And, why now? (at least a paragraph preferred)
What's the desired impact on your "pre-workshop" vs. imagined "post-workshop" self? Please describe 1-3 specific skills you'd like to work on:
AVAILABILITY FOR LEARNING and EMOTIONAL READINESS
Learning in a T-group is dependent upon a number of things, including:
- Active participation -- each member shows up fully present and engaged, as opposed to passively watching others interact and expecting to learn through observation.
- Experimentation -- taking risks to try something that is a bit outside of a member’s comfort zone, which includes the willingness to make mistakes.
- Openness -- to being vulnerable and sharing feelings, thoughts, feedback and reactions to other members and facilitators, and to what is (or what is not!) happening in the group.
- Curiosity -- about one’s own behavior and mental models, so as to receive feedback and learn about unintended impacts.
- Readiness -- being prepared to engage in learning which will sometimes challenge and stretch oneself mentally and emotionally. So, if current life circumstances are already stretching a person to the outer limits of their physical or emotional “bandwidth”, it may not be a good time to participate in an experiential T-group workshop.
As you read the above, how does it sound to you? What might be challenging or difficult for you about the course format, if anything? How might you block your own learning? Knowing this will not eliminate you -- it will help you hit "reset" so you can stay engaged and return to a learning mindset. This also helps our pre-workshop coaching call.
As a tool in learning greater self-awareness, enhancing your emotional intelligence, and experimenting with a feelings-based feedback model,
you'll be asked to identify and express a range of feelings during the workshop.
a T-group is not the same as group therapy, at times the weekend may elicit strong emotions.
As part of assessing your own readiness and as a condition of participation, we are asking that you can affirm both of the questions below. Please reach out for a confidential conversation if you have any questions.
I am willing and ready to participate in a weekend workshop which may include the following: receiving challenging feedback, taking risks to say things that may be unpopular, experiencing vulnerability, making mistakes, identifying and expressing my emotions. While the facilitators will be working to make this a "safe enough" space for learning and trying new things, I am also bringing sufficient emotional resilience and well-being to bounce back from aspects I may find uncomfortable or challenging.
IF I'm in therapy, I have discussed with my therapist and have their full support in taking an intense experiential workshop at this time
YES. I have my therapist's blessing OR this doesn't apply, because I'm not in therapy
NO. I AM currently in therapy but have not yet gotten the green light on this. I will do so prior to my application being approved.
OPTIONAL -- Feel free to add any information you feel comfortable sharing with the facilitation team about the above. While optional, this may help us understand how to best support you in having a terrific experience in the course. You may also share this in a phone call.
TOTAL FEE LEVEL (Only for invoicing - does not impact your acceptance)
$ 950 - Standard fee
$ 850 - Student or student spouse (explained above)
DEPOSIT & APPLICATION FEE
I have already paid the $300 deposit/application fee
I will pay the $300 deposit/application fee using the link that appears when this application is submitted
I'm applying for future dates or waitlist status, and will pay closer to the start of the program
PAYMENT of BALANCE (Check ALL that apply)
I can pay the balance with Venmo
I can send a check
I need to use PayPal
I'll pay the balance due all at once
I'd like to pay in 2 installments
ATTENDANCE -- I agree to attend all sessions in their entirety, which includes: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9:30am-9pm and Sunday 9:30am-7pm. (Contact us now regarding any concerns)
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER APPLICANTS: Significant others, work partners, best friends or roommates should not engage in our T-Group workshop together. Do you have very close relationships with others applying to this same weekend?
Not that I'm aware of
If "yes", please provide explain the nature of the relationship
PARTICIPATION WAIVER: I acknowledge that if the facilitators determine my participation in the workshop has become disruptive to the group’s learning, I may be asked to leave the workshop. If this occurs, I agree to forfeit my workshop fee and will abide by the facilitator’s decision to end my participation. (Note: In 100+ T-groups experienced among the facilitation team, we have NEVER witnessed a participant being asked to leave a workshop. In the event that this very rare circumstance might occur, however, we feel a responsibility to include the disclaimer.)
Yes, I agree
No, I do not agree OR I have questions
ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE US TO KNOW?
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
Please hit "submit" below. We're excited to learn more about your goals and interests and will confirm your participation within 5 days or less.
If you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Warmly, Jana and the T-groups for Women facilitation team
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