12-Week Learning Journey for Managers

Supporting managers to maximise the engagement and potential of their teams

 training . practice . incorporation


it all started...

When organisations realised that managers are the number one reason for people leaving their jobs. And all of the top five reasons for people loving their jobs have to do with relationships, culture and learning. 

Managers are the cornerstones of a company culture, they represent to their teams what the company cares about. 


In the 21st century workplace it is crucial that managers have the ability to build the team culture and support team and individual learning, growth and resiliency.


Through combined decades of experience of leading and managing team engagement we teach skills and techniques that will support managers to thrive in the 21st century workplace.



We know that

The conditions for greater creativity, connection, and resilience can be cultivated through simple practices and shared intentions. 





We believe it is important to get to know you before we work with you. This gives us the ability to customise the learning journey to align to the organizations purpose, mission and culture. 


WHO IS this training FOR?

Leaders in communities, business owners and founders

Managers who are in a leadership position and are looking to maximise their teams productivity and creativity.

Managers and high potentials who are training to be leadership position.







Using authentic heartfelt communication with clear and on point messages. 



Having a clear criteria and process for deciding how to decide. Skills to facilitate effective group decision making processes.



Building team connection and engagement. Life cycle of a team and facilitation processes to build team connection and relationships.



Facilitating group lead innovation and creativity. Strategy sessions. Product development sessions. Group problem solving.


Skills for leading and maximising  individual and group learning and growth.


Productive Conflict

Skills for turning emotional tension into creative tension towards shared outcomes. Skills for developing individual and group resiliency.


Clarity of shared Vision and mission

Facilitating processes for clarity of vision, mission and shared purpose of a team or organisation.


Efficient and effective meetings

Practices for leading efficient and effective meetings.




  • FOUNDATIONS: introduction to the fundamentals of the Manager Connect-In practice.
  • SKILL BUILDING: group skill building practice
  • COACHING: one-on-one coaching and mentoring.
  • CONNECT-IN PRACTICE: team led hour practice sessions.
  • INCORPORATION: session for feedback, review and incorporation of learning journey.




LOCATION: blended learning format online and on site

INVESTMENT: Investment for 12 week manager course starts at $1250 per participant.

For more information click HERE




Adam Rumack

Founder of The Open Circle, Adam has a Masters in Business Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Modern Literary Studies from UC Santa Cruz.  He served as Executive Director of The Ojai Foundation for 3 years of significant growth, after directing marketing efforts and leading youth programs there for 2 years prior. He has studied group facilitation from masters in the field, and leads workshop in Ojai, at the Esalen Institute, and other world-renowned educations for alternative learning.

Learn more about Adam here.


Miriam Joy Jones

Miriam has consulted and facilitated leadership and change programs with a huge variety of audiences from homeless teenagers to executives in a boardroom of the top Fortune 500 companies. She has successfully founded and led her own companies - Be Learning and The Momentum Collective - and lead both for profit and not for profit organizations in the personal transformation, organisational change and adult education sector. She recently completed a tenure as co-Executive Director of The Ojai Foundation with Adam Rumack where they developed the foundations on which The Open Circle is built. 

Learn more about Miriam here.



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