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F1 Next Practice for Shifting Goalposts
Jon and Yoshimi Brett, Directors, TetraMap International
Expectations are shifting. We used to think 1+1=2,
yet we are commonly being asked to perform 1+1=4. Discover
the secret to this equation and the key to finding the synergy
within our organisations that can fuel the next paradigm
Hear how specific organisations in USA, Mexico and New
Zealand have embraced Nature as a metaphor to help understand
inter-dependencies of their people and their businesses.
The complexity of change and human behaviour is chunked
down intuitively and the issues tackled with newfound clarity.
Case in point: how can we deal with the shift from rewarding
individual excellence, to rewarding synergy that is derived
Participants will take away new tools that they can immediately
apply in their own leadership training programs, strategic
planning processes, performance appraisal systems and
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Use metaphor to help understand people and
- Use holistic strategies to plan,
- Respond more effectively to shifting
Presentation 40%; Q&A 10%; group
work 20%; forum 10%; reporting 20%
How can we develop cultures that reflect inter-dependence
and responsibility in our organisations and communities?
How can we develop these attributes in order to cope
with the dilemmas inherent in change?
“You can never change things by fighting the existing
reality. To change something, build a new model that makes
the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983).
Recent studies into learning and brain research highlight
urgent need for new models that enable people to better integrate
learning into what really matters…their lives and life-enhancing
sustainability. It no longer adds enough value to disseminate
information, increase knowledge, and then hope that it somehow ‘comes
together’ and creates the synergy needed to move forward.
Change and development initiatives require a positive context
from which to build learning communities that are ripe and
eager to work inter-dependently, and to create more with
less. 1 + 1 must equal 4… 2 is not enough. Nature proves
this equation of creating more with less on a daily basis.
In this session, experience the creation of 1+1= 4, both
theoretically and practically. Learn how diversity is an
essential component for synergy, and how, by understanding
our inter-dependent nature, we can elegantly employ holistic
thinking to find solutions.
The presenters will share how, in their 20 years of hands-on
business development and corporate facilitation, they have
explored, learned and applied universal principles of Nature
to individual, team and organisational development. Nature
offers us blatant solutions and hidden answers to many of
the issues we face personally, professionally and in our
communities. Using Nature as a metaphor provides a holistic
approach to understanding diversity and inter-dependencies.
The Bretts’ focus on learning and facilitation gave
them twelve years of practitioner-based experiences working
directly with all organisational levels…from senior
management in developing strategic vision, to ditch-diggers
and front line staff in building communication competencies
and improving relationships.
The setting of a positive learning context was found to
be just as important to interventions as were the information,
theories and tools used to help forge futures. Engendering
openness, trust and a love of learning proved to be instrumental
in attaining development outcomes.
Yoshimi and Jon Brett work as a team of two in their own
New Zealand based company, which specialises in workshops
and products for personal, team and organisational development.
Based on 20 years of study, observation published their
book, “TetraMap - How to Develop People & Business
the Way Nature Intended” in 2002. They currently
present to organisations and conferences in USA, Mexico,
Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, and New Zealand.
12 years ago, Yoshimi began her career in corporate training,
combining her 8 years of teaching (US, Australia & Japan)
with 15 years experience in various business management positions:
Manager in the Natural Health Industry, Australia; Administrative
Director, Greenpeace, New Zealand; General Manager, recreation/health.
She has a BA in Humanities, a lifetime California teaching
credential, is an NLP Practitioner and a presenter at Accelerated
Learning Conferences around the world.
Jon Brett has a BSc (Auckland) in Biochemistry and Cell
Biology and a Secondary Teachers Training College Diploma
(Christchurch) majoring in Inter-Disciplinary Studies. Before
establishing TetraMap International, he was a Technical Writer,
producing manuals for computer systems and corporate training.
Presentation style is interactive, with extensive use of
colour, music and props collected from New Zealand, Australia,
Japan, UK, Mexico & USA. This style has been continuously
refined since first presenting at the IAL (International
Alliance for Learning) Annual Conference in Irvine 1998.
In January 2004 they did the opening session for the IAL
Annual Conference in Atlanta Georgia. Yoshimi and Jon have
also presented concurrent sessions and Pre-Conference sessions
in Orlando 2001 & Houston 2002
They have also presented two years in a row at the ASTD
Annual Conference, 2002 & 2003
2004 will be the 12th consecutive year Yoshimi has presented
at the SOLGM (Society of Local Government Managers) Team
Leaders Training Course that she and Jon now present during
the final 3 days of the 5-day course.
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