DIALOGUE IN THE DARK: Management and Leadership Stress Surfing™- Resilience, Emotional maturity

Target Audience:Top and middle managementDuration:1 day, 5 hoursProvider:Venue:ul. Bakhrushina 32/1(Paveletskaya Metro Station), 2nd floorLanguage:RussianCoach:Ivan Kirillov
Ivan KirillovIvan Kirillov

Terms and Conditions

– The deadline for registration & payment is usually 5 days before the starting date of the course;
– Those who do not register and pay by the deadline will not be allowed to participate in the training;
– All payments are to be made by bank transfer;
– Once registration is closed, the fee is non-refundable.


Training objectives

In a very compact and metaphoric way the participant can “see” in the darkness all his/her behavioral strategies which result into success or failure in teamwork, communication and conflict situations. The discussion in light makes people think on what specifically should be done to create effective behavioral strategies and to focus on the individual goals in his/ her professional and personal life.

One is able to see clearly how and when one gets trapped with non productive “unconscious decisions” and how to increase the ability to make “conscious decisions”. On the organizational level it means that after this workshop participants will be less resistant to the necessary change, more cooperative, communicate better, able to accept feedback. In a long term the participant feels much more in control of his/ her area of professional responsibility.

Training program:

Training in The Dark

·    Exercises that require intensive interaction and communication in the team and between teams under stress and provocation of conflict

·         Formulation of the lessons of experience and their application in different  exercises


Understanding the lessons of the stress

•      Stress Surfing

      Signs of stress and emotion

      Understanding the content of stress

      How to use stress

Understanding the lessons of communication and consolidation of stress surfing skills

•      Stress Surfing in communication

      The main sources of stress in communication

      Understanding of content of stress and how to handle it

      Ways to surf on the waves of communication stress

Understanding the lessons of conflict management, obtained in the dark and consolidation of stress surfing skills

•      Stress Surfing in conflict situations

      The main sources of stress in conflict situation

      Understanding of content of stress and how to handle it

      Ways to surf on the waves of the stress of conflict


Participants spend several hours in the dark going through a series of challenges with the assistance of blind trainers. Participants experience themselves and others in complete darkness where they are challenged by solving different tasks as a team.

The participants learn to dare, share and care, and will work out strategies to solve common tasks together under pressure of different stressors such as time pressure, limited resources, change of conditions, competition with other teams. And all this – in darkness! In such conditions trust and communication, openness and cooperation are the essential tools for success.

The benefits are re-enforced by professional debriefing sessions (in light) allowing the reflection and the consolidation of learning. After returning to a lit environment, participants share their experiences, observations, surprises, frustrations, learning and especially their insights. They learn to use hidden senses more effectively and come to think twice about their own and others abilities and disabilities.


All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.