For almost 50 years, Adventures in Attitudes has been transforming individuals and organizations. In honor of it's 50th anniversary (2007) this new edition, known as AiA Classic, reclaims the original process and power the author, Bob Conklin, brought to the world in 1957. Throughout the history of the program over 5 million people have been touched, and changed, by Bob's genius.
A Universal Interpersonal Skills Development Platform
AiA Classic is a seminar in communication and interpersonal problem solving with nearly universal appeal. It builds individual and group effectiveness by concentrating on the powerful effects created by our underlying (and often ignored) attitudes about ourselves and the world around us. In a non-threatening environment, AiA Classic probes these attitudes and examines their far-reaching effects. It presents alternate attititudes and skills that will help overcome barriers to performance...increase productivity...help make personal satisfaction deeper and more lasting.
AiA Classic teaches employees that how they respond to people and events around them is ALWAYS their choice. The program is a complete interpersonal skills development course built on 20 ninety-minute modules which can be delivered in a variety of formats: over the course of 10 weeks or over a year with application assigments between sessions; or it can be delivered all at once in three, four or even five day formats for an intensive team building experience. It is a powerful program that has been life changing for many who have experienced it.
AiA Classic explores and builds the Seven Great Attitudes that are key to personal and organizational success
Understanding: A major complaint in relationships - he/she doesn't understand me.
Anticipation: This attitude defines planning, organizing and establishing goals. People who lack these abilities are like ships without courses.
Expectations: Numerous studies have indicated that people will act just about the way they are expected to act. Successful people are those who have positive expectations of those they rely on.
Confidence: Self-confidence is the quality of the professional. It is only achieved by complete job knowledge and interpersonal skills acquired through training and practice.
Patience: Patience dilutes tension, one of the primary obstacles to diffusing conflict.
Humility: Humility is the practice of making the other person feel important. Team members become productive because those around them make them feel important.
Belief: Believing in a product, service, cause, or job is a requirement for an individual to become motivated. The team member having belief provides sincerity and enthusiasm to those around them. Such attitudes and emotions are contagious; they motivate others to achieve greatness.
Unlike most seminars, AiA Classic is almost totally participant-driven. The facilitator coordinates the process but the learning comes from the participants as they travel together through 74 projects of self-discovery.
Take a quick visual tour of a recent program - click here for a Quicktime movie (this takes a few minutes to load - go fill up your coffee cup while your computer does its work) When you watch, notice the interaction of the participants - and the joy of discovery!
Throughout our 20 years of working with teams, Adventures in Attitudes, now AiA Classic, has proven to be the most effective tool we have to help team members understand their personal responsibility in the performance of their team. Because of the uniqueness of this program, we rely on an experiential brochure to help you understand what it is and to evaluate it for your organization - we invite internal trainers and consultants to experience the program for themselves and attend the optional train-the-trainer session. But even that is a major decision for time-crunched organizations in today's world. You probably need more information!
Bob is gone, but his legacy lives on in AiA Classic. Browse one of his tape messages used in the original program, and now a part of AiA Classic.
A Program With Timeless Application
Perhaps listening to the experience of a participant of our first program (conducted in 1985) will help you understand the power of Adventures in Attitudes, now AiA Classic, and why it will soon be celebrating a 50th anniversary and over 5 million graduates around the world..
Paula Davenport is currently the director of a human service agency called Keystone Family Support Associates in Harrisburg Pa. In 1985 she was one of twelve people coming together as a new management team for a younger Keystone Residences, Inc. Listen to her report of this first experience.
The effect it had on her personally is a testimony to the staying power of Adventures in Attitudes over the years.
Paula is now in a leadership position and is returning to Adventures in Attitudes to build her team.
We have been using Adventures in Attitudes in a modular format - usually 10 sessions spaced about one month apart in order to build in application assignments. Paula explains her decision to start with a three-day version and later try our modular approach.
We invite you to experience the power of Adventures in Attitudes. Plan to attend one of our three-day experiential brochures or consider conducting a pilot program in your organization and see the results first-hand. Contact Susan Stamm by email or phone (800/864-4911) to discuss the variety of options we offer to help you evaluate the program and to install it in your organization.
Our three day public workshop contains an optional Train-the-Trainer component which will prepare you to conduct the program for your organization.