OPA! Work

Meaning at Work

When you discover Meaning in your work, everything else changes.

The OPA! Way® works in partnership with the Global Meaning Institute. Join us for the OPA! Work/Global Meaning Institute education programs (workshops, retreats, speeches) to learn a new way to look at your work and workplace that will re-energize and inspire you and your team!

Track Two: OPA! Work—Working, Leading, and Innovating with Meaning

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 connection between work, the workplace, and the community must also be strengthened in order to encourage deeper meaning for all. There is a better way to live and work with Meaning!

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®.

OPA! Work—Working with Meaning

  • Applicable for those participants searching for deeper meaning in the collecive setting, within the workplace or broader community
  • Learn about the Global Meaning Institute's unique methodology based on extensive research and experience in the emerging field of Meaning
  • Understand the "costs" associated with not being aware of meaning in your work and what's holding you back from finding joy and meaning in your work
  • Increase your awareness of the topic of meaning in your own work through dialogue, discussion, and practical examples
  • Learn a new way to look at your work/broader community of stakeholders to improve both self-expression and personal growth as well as community growth
  • Learn new, meaningful insights based on The OPA! Way paradigm, uniquely inspired by Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture
  • Learn practical techniques to work from your Core of Meaning so that Meaning becomes the foundation for improving your work on a daily basis

OPA! Work—Leading with Meaning

"Leadership is first and foremost about finding meaning for yourself and then inspiring others to do the same."—Elaine Dundon

  • Applicable for those participants searching for deeper meaning in how they lead themselves and others in the workplace or broader community
  • Learn about the Global Meaning Institute's unique methodology based on extensive research and experience in the emerging field of Meaning
  • Gain increased awareness and clarity of what drives Meaning at work
  • Reflect upon your own style of work and leadership as well as the impact your behavior may have on others
  • Learn a new mindset and specific, practical techniques to lead from your Core of Meaning so that Meaning becomes the foundation for transforming your workplace and community...while learning how to inspire others to do the same
  • Understand and identify the practices needed to create the conditions for Meaning in order to transform your team and workplace
  • Learn tools and techniques to help you lead with and to Meaning
  • Learn new, meaningful insights based on The OPA! Way paradigm, uniquely inspired by Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture

OPA! Work—Innovating with Meaning

  • Applicable for those participants searching for deeper meaning in how they and their teams approach innovation projects and initiatives
  • Gain increased awareness and clarity of what drives and sustains Meaningful Innovation
  • Learn practical techniques to incorporate "Meaning Before Innovation"
  • Understand and identify the practices needed to embrace the "Human Side of Innovation"
  • Learn how "Anthrocapitalism," a new approach to Meaningful Capitalism, can transform how workplaces and communities connect with deeper meaning
  • This program also incorporates key lessons from the best-selling book, The Seeds of Innovation, by Elaine Dundon

OPA! Work programs are offered at different levels (101, 201, 301) and are custom designed to fit your audience, time period, and setting needs.

OPA! Work—Meaning 101

  • Short, introductory program to the key Global Meaning Institute fundamental concepts and research, including the Core of Meaning and The OPA! Way paradigm

OPA! Work—Meaning 201

  • Two day, deeper introduction building on prerequisite Meaning 101
  • Focused discussion, authentic dialogue, and insightful exercises and examples
  • Discussion of the results from the OPA! Work Meaning Test or OPA! Organization Meaning Test, depending on the program design

OPA! Work—Meaning 301

  • Two day intensive program, building on prerequisites Meaning 101 and Meaning 201
  • Our most comprehensive program offering more examples, exercises, and practical techniques and applications
  • Allows for more time and space for exploration, reflection, discussion, and planning

OPA! Work—Keynote Speeches

Invite one of our speakers from The OPA! Way/Global Meaning Institute to inspire your audience with a new way of working based on the emerging hot topic of Meaning. Speeches are custom designed to fit your audience, time period, and setting needs.

  • Learn new, meaningful insights based on the groundbreaking research from the Global Meaning Institute, including the Core of Meaning model and the three part formula of The OPA! Way for working with more joy and meaning
  • Gain increased awareness and clarity of what drives Meaning in work and the workplace, including such topics as community, purpose, engagement, resilience, courage, and well-being
  • Learn practical techniques to work from your Core of Meaning so that Meaning becomes the foundation for improving your work on a daily basis

 

The OPA! Way/Global Meaning Institute Advising

The Global Meaning Institute offers advising services to leaders and groups with specific organizational challenges and to individuals searching for deeper meaning in their lives and work. Programs are custom designed and incorporate research from the Global Meaning Institute and core lessons and practices of The OPA! Way.


OPA! Organizations—Designing Organizations for Meaning

  • Discover how to make Meaning an organization-wide initiative that drives engagement & resilience, health & well-being, and performance & innovation
  • Learn about the Global Meaning Institute's unique approach to building and sustaining the meaning-focused organization, based on extensive research and experience in the emerging field of Meaning
  • Gaind increased awareness and clarity of what drives Meaning in the organization
  • Understand and identify the practices needed to create the conditions for Meaning, including meaning-full engagement, in order to transform your organization for excellence
  • Learn how other leaders and organizations have benefited from improving their connection to Meaning

Working in partnership with leaders of your group or organization, the OPA! Team facilitates a five-step process:

  1. We begin with understanding your group or organizational culture, strengths, and challenges, along with any specific Meaning objectives
  2. Then we administer the OPA! Organization Meaning Test
  3. And analyze the results
  4. From here, we recommend an OPA! Meaning framework with specific strategies and action steps to improve the level of Meaning throughout your group or organization
  5. Importantly, we assist in rolling out/implementing a variety of improvements which include OPA! Work programs (workshops, retreats, and speeches) and Advising.

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/Global Meaning Institute education programs (workshops, retreats, speeches), and advising services, as well as OPA! Organization initiatives, contact the OPA! Team at: info@theopaway.com

OPA!