Your safety comes first. We are a COVID safe business. Accreditation workshops are now being offered Virtually. Visit our workshop page for more information.

Staying constructive during Covid-19

Published on 25 Mar 2020

Now more than ever, constructive thinking will help us and others deal with a very new and fast-moving situation (and we can see from some of the situations around us how defensive thinking and behaviour can take hold).  We want to help you to help others in these potentially stressful times and do the best for your organisation and community. 

We want to reassure you that at Human Synergistics we are here to support you at full capacity – with your projects, your plans and your own development.  We are committed to helping you make things happen. 

Accreditation events

For those of you still completing your accreditation or recall events, or who wish to participate in new accreditation events, we will continue to run these events virtually to enable your capability.  Watch out for updates and feel free to contact us with any concerns. We will attempt to meet your needs whatever the case.

Professional Development events

We will still be delivering all scheduled events but run these virtually, so you don’t miss out on your continuous learning and connection with others in the network. Watch out for updates. We will also be introducing QuaranTeaming-a De-isolation lounge webinars, where our community can jump on and chat to each other about their ideas, challenges, and hopefully have a laugh!

Delivering your debriefs virtually

Virtual debriefs are here!  We have made it easier for those who are coaching to deliver your debriefs and follow up coaching virtually.  There is a pack with tips and advice around how to conduct and get the best out of virtual debriefs on the portal (currently under the resources tab) and we will continue to update this as we get feedback and think of new ideas that can help – so please visit often.

We are also hosting regular webinars to help you get set up and feel confident with virtual debriefing. Register via the portal.

If you have misplaced your log in details for the AP portal please contact your account manager or email and we will be able to reconnect you.  If we can support you directly in helping to get this process off the ground please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to help and keen to get you going.

New initiatives to help you and your clients:
We are committed to supporting our clients and network at this time, and have developed a number of new initiatives to help you navigate through such a changing world.

  • Connection Meter How connected are your people during this changing time of remote working? We have developed Connection Meter, a way for you to track the wellbeing of your people and assess the impact of remote working on things like team collaboration and effectiveness of leaders.
  • Resilience Kits for Leaders The Resilience Kit has been designed to give practitioners the capacity to help leaders increase their resilience and ability to mindflex through any circumstance.
  • IN-Sights Leadership Skills Series This 6-part webinar series is designed to provide the opportunity for leaders to develop their leadership capability for the new world and arm them with the insights, skills and strategies to grow constructive thinking along with developing and sustaining a high performing culture.

Helpful resources:

  •  10 tips to help you ride through the fallout of COVID-19 In times of high stress or crisis it is more important than ever to maintain constructive leadership – in both our thinking and behaviour. Shaun McCarthy shares his 10 tips about how to ride through the fallout of COVID-19
  • Tips for virtual debriefing and coaching As we see more social distancing and isolation, the demand for virtual debriefing and coaching is greater than ever. In this episode of Culture Bites, Australian based head of consulting Corinne Canter and Dominic Gourley share some great tips and processes for how to go about virtual debriefs
  • Remote Culture Given one of the main side effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic is a huge increase in the number of employees working from home, many are presented with challenges as we all adapt to working remotely. This blog from our analytics team shares some of those challenges & tips for how to get the best out of your people.
  • Mental Health and COVID-19 In a challenging time of heightened anxiety, fears, and isolation - it's important we all take time to keep ourselves mentally healthy. Oliver Brecht, Managing Director of Veretis, joins us on the podcast to share his tips about maintaining your own mental health as well as how to spot if others are having issues.

We're here to help

Our team of experienced consultants and project team are here to lend their time to support you in any way they can - whether it be advice or a refresh - so please reach out if we can help.

And finally, we encourage you to all keep caring for yourself and one another, and as a community we will get through this

Warm regards and safe wishes,

HS Australia Team