Celebrate Recognition

Why train skills in giving recognition in your leaders?

Teams today need to thrive in environments that recognise their value. This isn’t about giving away empty praise; it’s about creating a recognition culture that doesn’t have ‘strings attached’. Celebrate goals achieved, milestones reached, new skills developed and solid teamwork. Public or private, recognition is critical to generating positive feelings that spur ongoing motivation.

What teams will explore

  • Recognition: why it’s not just praise
  • Goodbye to ‘command and control’
  • ‘The dopamine hit’ and why we need it
  • The balancing act: recognition and feedback
  • Public or private: when to give a ‘shout out’

What teams will apply

  • Skills to give authentic recognition
  • Strategies for a positive workplace culture
  • Ways to affirm and promote quality work
  • An ability to give both recognition and feedback
  • A flexible style for different people’s needs

Working with Thinka was easy and enjoyable. Ben really listened to hear the needs of the group and the outcomes we were wanting to create and then put together a great session that was really interactive. He created a safe space for everyone to be vulnerable and go deep in to the work.


Workshop Outline

Delivery Options

In Person Workshop

Virtual Workshop

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Key Outcomes

1. Leaders who can give recognition inauthentic, meaningful ways.

2. Leaders who role model the value of recognising quality work.

3. Leaders who inspire morale and positive work place culture.

4. Leaders who can balance recognition with constructive feedback.

5. Leaders who know how to flex their style to suit different people.

Target Audience


Learning Approach

Experiential and application based learning

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    Our in-person workshops maximise opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – our in-person workshops build a formidable bridge between exploration and application. We have a 10 person minimum for an in person workshop.

    Our virtual workshops breathe fresh life into the online experience with their almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built workshop materials, participants can be assured of a lively, dynamic session that has a distinct bias to action. We have a 6 person minimum for a virtual workshop.
    This audience includes ‘middle management’ leaders who support team members in capability building. The skills are geared toward increasing leadership effectiveness and driving performance in team members in modern work contexts. These skills are flexible and built to grow with individuals as they evolve in their leadership journeys.

    Thinka believes that every learner needs to walk away being able to do something differently once they’ve engaged in a learning solution. The real power is in every individual applying their learning. Our behaviour-based methods, supported by the latest research, are key to making the steps for change relevant and realistic.

    Thinka supports with methods like storytelling, experiential activities or rich questioning, but ultimately, we know the integration between solution and real world is the most crucial part of the learning experience. That is why we look for ways to ‘build a bridge’ between the solution we provide and what happens back out on the job.

    Whether it’s an application template, a set of strategies, some tips or a ‘how to’ model – we work hard to provide every learner with not just information but the tools they need to make a real difference.