Switch4Life Webinars

Switching is all about managing emotional reactivity to be the best version of yourself in all aspects of life. During these free monthly webinars, Decida’s co-founders Roshelle Weir and Phil Slade will be exploring all of the components of switching and other strategies for optimised mental health and wellbeing.  These live streamed sessions are guaranteed to be entertaining and highly informative with a focus on exploring ways to practically introduce new ways of thinking and skills into your life.

Sign up for one, or all of them, to attend a live streamed event, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to enjoy the replays at your leisure.  Watch this space (or follow us on social media) for the latest information on upcoming sessions. 

How to have difficult conversations

Navigate a difficult conversation with confidence. 

Difficult conversations are an unavoidable part of life, both in and outside of work.  Sometimes you will be on the receiving end, and sometimes you will need to initiate them.  Whilst it can be a bit uncomfortable and maybe even scary, it doesn’t have to be.  There are things you can do to be more comfortable with conflict, and manage the conversation more effectively, with confidence to seek the outcome needed.   

In this session we will: 

  • describe the three different types of conversations 
  • explain techniques for depersonalising the argument 
  • create a learning conversation using the Decida PEEPS model.  

Held on September 8, 2022 at 11am AEST 

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Managing people through change – leading with empathy

How to lead a team with strength and certainty, whilst also being empathetic and compassionate. 

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “The only constant in life is change.” Being able to sustainably manage change with strength and certainty, while demonstrating empathy and compassion is a necessary skill for modern leaders.  Empathetic leadership has been proven to improve innovation, engagement, retention, resilience and inclusivity.  And it all starts with an appreciation of the stages of change.  

In this session we will:  

  • Explain the psychological stages of change 
  • Define the characteristics of empathy based leadership 
  • List the three step process for leading people through change.  

 Held on November 10, 2022 at 11am AEST 

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Advanced communication and negotiation skills

Communicate in a way that influences the outcome you need. 

Share with you the importance of communicating effectively, and all you need to know about 1 way and 2 way communication 

Held on February 2, 2023 at 11am AEST 

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Creating high performance teams

Identify where to focus your energy to build a high performance team.

High-performing teams are composed of individuals with expertise and complementary skills who are goal-oriented and hyper-focused on achieving clear, outstanding results. With the right approach to performance management, you’ll empower them to collaborate, innovate, and produce work at the highest levels. 

In this session we will: 

  • Describe the stages of team development  
  • Explain the components to creating the right environment  
  • Provide a practical tool that supports the creation of high performing teams.  

Held on April 8, 2023 at 11am AEST 

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Becoming mentally stronger

How to best use tools to strengthen the mental resilience of yourself and those around you.

In difficult times, it can be hard to stay positive and find ways to be able to adapt and “bounce back better and stronger than beforeWhilst being resilient enables us to protect ourselves from getting too overwhelmed by stress it can also protect us from developing mental health difficulties. Our levels of resiliency will change and develop throughout our lives, and at points, we will find that we do not cope as well as others, and this is when having a playbook at your disposal will be critical.  

In this session we will: 

  • Explore what it means to be resilient 
  • Describe mental reframing techniques, including “switches” 
  • Provide practical advice for building your own resilience playbook.  

Held on June 1, 2023 at 11am AEST 

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Previous Webinars

Below you can access recordings and information on our previous webinars.

Fundamentals of emotional intelligence

Helping you to identify and leverage emotions to your advantage.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and regulate emotions in yourself and others. Strong emotional intelligence skills helps you to build relationships, reduce stress, defuse conflict and improve job satisfaction. According to Harvard Business Review emotional intelligence accounts for nearly 90 percent of what sets high performers apart from peers with similar technical skills and knowledge and is an acknowledged skill for winning at life.

Behavioural Economics 101: Unconscious bias and good decision making

Use and recognise psychological influences to improve decision making.

Behavioral economics draws on psychology and economics to explore why people sometimes make irrational decisions, and why and how their behavior does not follow the predictions of traditional economic models. One application of behavioral economics is heuristics, which is the use of rules of thumb or mental shortcuts to make quick decisions. However, heuristics can lead to cognitive unconscious bias. Having an understanding of behavioral economics helps us to predict and influence what people are going to do given a context.

Fundamentals of social intelligence

Adjusting your behaviour to align with the requirements of the audience.

Social intelligence is the capacity to be aware of and understand your thoughts and feelings, as well as the feelings and behaviours of those around you. When you are socially intelligent, you are aware of motivational and emotional drivers, and are able to fit confidently into different social situations, as you are able to communicate in the right way.  Social intelligence is often labelled as “people skills” and can be an invaluable skill to master.

Bullying and workplace psychopaths

What to do when you suspect you are the victim of a workplace bully.

Workplace bullying is a major issue, with nearly half of Australian employees having experienced some workplace bullying during their lives. Furthermore, it is associated with a range of adverse outcomes such as poor mental health and reduced quality of life. Bullying can be verbal, physical, social or psychological abuse by employers or colleagues and can happen to anyone, in any social situation. Often involving ongoing or repeated misuse of power in relationships with the intention to cause deliberate psychological harm,  knowing what the signs are, and what to do about it, is crucial for personal and organisational success.

Optimal stress

How to avoid burn out and stay in the optimal stress zone.

Stress is typically associated with feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure, but in reality there is good and bad stress. Good stress, or eustress, is the type of stress you feel when you’re excited and can be great for motivation. On the other hand bad stress, or distress, can take a heavy toll on your body and leads to poor concentration and decreased performance. Learning how to manage stress levels effectively will enable you to supercharge your life.

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