When you discover Meaning in your work, everything else changes.
Many of the traditional approaches to work are no longer working, resulting in low levels of engagement, resilience, performance, and innovation, as well as negatively affecting health and well-being. People want to know that they belong and that their work matters. People want to interact with organizations whose products and services contribute to increasing meaning around them. The OPA! Way® is a new mindset and approach to creating the conditions for a more meaningful workplace and, in turn, creating more meaningful products and services. It all starts from the Core of Meaning.
Join us for the OPA! Work and OPA! Leader workshops, keynote speeches, meaning tests, and mentoring services, to learn a new way to approach your work that will re-energize and inspire you. Invite us to share our unique approach to building and sustaining an OPA! Organization, one built on Meaning. In these challenging and fast-changing times, it has to be about Meaning First®!
The OPA! Work workshop is a three part module core program. This core program or curriculum is customized to fit a range of time periods—from a short one-hour workshop up to a more interactive three-day workshop or retreat.
(The typical OPA! Work workshop is either one or two days in length. Obviously, a longer workshop or retreat allows for more time and space to get away from your day-to-day routines to explore new ways of working...especially when the workshop/retreat is held at our OPA! Center for Meaning in sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico USA, or in Greece!)
We encourage you to take the OPA! Work Meaning Test to help you better understand your perception of the current state of meaning in your work. Results are confidential but serve as an excellent reference point and guide for you to reflect upon and identify areas of your work where you could deepen your sense of joy and meaning. Additional OPA! Reading is distributed prior to the OPA! Work workshop with the objective of stimulating reflection on the topic of meaning.
The OPA! Work workshop is structured in three separate modules which focus on the core lessons of The OPA! Way®:
Strictly confidential, these sessions take place in person (at your location and/or at the OPA! Center for Meaning in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA) or via telephone/Skype
Increasing demands are leading to increasing frustration, stress, and burnout. It's time to create a new type of workplace—one built on Meaning First®!
A more meaningful workplace reduces employer turnover, as well as health care costs, including those related to sick time/time off. A more meaningful workplace leads to higher levels of engagement & resilience, health & well-being, and innovation & performance. A more meaningful workplace brings out the best in the team!
"Leadership is first and foremost about finding meaning for yourself and then inspiring others to do the same."—Elaine Dundon
The OPA! Leader workshop is a three part module core program. This core program or curriculum is customized to fit a range of time periods—from a short one-hour workshop up to a more interactive three-day workshop or retreat.
We encourage you to take the OPA! Work Meaning Test to help you better understand your perception of the current state of meaning in your work. Results are confidential but serve as an excellent reference point and guide for you to reflect upon and identify areas of your work where you could deepen your sense of joy and meaning. Additional OPA! Reading is distributed prior to the OPA! Leader workshop with the objective of stimulating reflection on the topic of meaning.
The OPA! Leader workshop is structured in three separate modules which focus on the key sources of Meaning and the core lessons of The OPA! Way®:
Other options include: a modified version of the OPA! Leader program specifically targeted to, for example, an executive team, senior level leaders, mid-level managers, new managers, etc.; a modified version of the program to be included in a leadership development program; supported by additional leadership mentoring.
OPA! Work Certification is open to internal trainers/facilitators within a specific organization who want to gain the experience and build their capacity (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitude) they will need to inspire their co-workers to find deeper levels of meaning in their workplace. This type of "train the trainer" approach provides a scalable solution for an organization who wants to expand or roll-out the OPA! Work program on a larger scale, become an OPA! Organization, and play a leadership role in the Meaning Movement.
OPA! Work Certification is a three-day intensive certification course involving four steps:
Engaging additional support and follow-up mentoring (if desired) to help increase the learning, sustain the impact of the certification course, and further position the trainer/facilitator as a role model for "Leading with Meaning."
Add the stimulating topic of Meaning to spice up your next conference or meeting!
Invite one of our OPA! keynote speakers to inspire your audience with a new way of working based on the emerging hot topic of Meaning. The OPA! Work keynote speech can be easily custom-designed to fit your audience, time period, and meeting objectives.
There is a better way to work!
Transform your organization into an OPA! Organization based on Meaning.
Find out how to make Meaning an organization-wide initiative that drives engagement & resilience, health & well-being, innovation & performance.
Working in partnership with leaders of your group or organization, the OPA! Team facilitates a five-step process:
These meaning-focused initiatives help build capacity and impact culture change throughout your group or organization by guiding and supporting everyone to gain a clearer understanding of what is truly meaningful to them, both individually and collectively.
We've partnered with a wide variety of outstanding organizations (see Client List) to create more meaningful work and workplaces.
To find out more about OPA! Work and OPA! Leader program offerings (workshops, retreats, mentoring services, certification, keynote speeches), or to discuss building an OPA! Organization, contact the OPA! Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org