Professional Skills Development

Professional Skills Development | Management and Leadership

Boost Productivity and Motivation in a Remote Workplace

Course Code: D852
Instructors:  Andy Beech
Course Outline:  Download
Format and Duration
1 sessions


This course has been designed to be delivered as a short but impactful learning experience across two webinar sessions providing Energy Industry professionals with the tools, skills and mindset to strengthen resilience, become more adaptable and remain confident whilst working in their remote workspace.

We will provide participants with powerful mental tools and techniques so they can maintain their wellbeing, become more resilient and remain productive. The tools help participants to re-energise themselves and enable them to respond positively to setbacks and change. Participants will gain clarity on their personal and work goals which creates energy and action. Participants will learn to create new mental thinking habits that will drive self-motivation within a remote setting.

For most people this has been a period of massive change, uncertainty and upheaval in all aspects of our lives. Never before have we been required to be as resilient, adaptable and confident in order to thrive.

Duration and Training Method

A virtual course divided into 2 three-hour sessions (equivalent to a one-day classroom course), which combines presentations, group discussion and practical exercises.

Course Overview

Participants will learn to:

  1. Have a measure of their current levels of resilience and understand the 7 pillars that make up resilience
  2. Identify what can erode their resilience and take the practical steps to increase their resilience when required to do so
  3. Have awareness of their inner voice and use this as an agent for positive change.
  4. Respond effectively to new tasks that are a stretch
  5. Have clear, energising goals that form personal purpose
  6. Master thinking and emotional control and become experts at mental rehearsal
  7. Develop a set of success habits that ensure wellbeing is maintained

Pre-Session Activities

  • Participants complete self-assessment of their score on the 7 Pillars of Resilience. They will also be asked to notice when they experience unwanted or unhelpful feelings, what are they and what triggered them.

Session 1 (3 hours)

  • The 7 Pillars of Resilience – How strong are yours and what’s missing?
  • The 'pull me pull you'. We move from pain and towards pleasure, but which voice is louder?
  • The neuroscience and chemistry behind pain and pleasure
  • We are driven by feelings and emotions. Even the most logical of us. Awareness is everything
  • How we respond to new tasks that are a stretch
  • Three actions to make the pillars stronger
    • Set Goals and habits, thinking & emotional control, mental rehearsal
  • Practice the three actions
  • Personal Action Plan

Personal Action Plan

  • Participants complete their “Take Five AM and Take Five PM” everyday. These involve taking a few minutes at either end of every day, answering some structured questions.

Session 2 (3 hours)

  • Share feedback
  • Situational self leadership and adapting to change
  • The confidence cycle
  • What other resources do we have
  • Re-score the 7 Pillars

This short course is designed for all Energy Industry professionals who wish to increase their professional and personal effectiveness both individually and as part of a team.

Andy Beech

Andy is an extremely experienced and inspirational leader of people, business manager, trainer, facilitator and coach. He focuses his time on enabling individuals, teams and whole organisations to go beyond what they thought was possible and achieve even greater results. His clients include many global blue chip companies as well as smaller businesses in diverse industry sectors. He firmly believes that the measure of his effectiveness is based on the results his clients achieve. He works closely with his customers to understand their business, their concerns and their hopes and dreams. He then works with them to produce tailored training and development solutions that result in improved performances.

His key areas of expertise are:
• Sales Force Effectiveness strategies and training solutions
• Enabling managers of people to become great leaders, using the 8 Skill Coaching Model™
• Dynamic facilitator of Insights Discovery™ for increased personal and team effectiveness
• Helping create high performing teams
• Executive coaching
• Innovation & Creativity facilitation. He can enable you to create a creativity culture to solve current business issues and goals

Andy has extensive international experience and designed and delivered projects in Europe, USA, Canada, Middle East, Australia and China.

Andy has also successfully designed and delivered bespoke training programmes for both national and independent oil companies for RPS training. These include projects in the UK, USA and SE Asia which have all received outstanding feedback from the course participants.

Courses Taught
D852: Boost Productivity and Motivation in a Remote Workplace
D853: Making Impactful Presentations Remotely
D854: Effective Coaching Skills for Leaders in a Remote Workplace
N813: Inspiring Leadership Skills
N815: Empowering Coaching Skills
N826: Effective Mentoring Skills
N835: Senior Leader Development Programme
N845: Creative Problem Solving for Technical Professionals
R001: Oil and Gas Essentials


CEU: 0.8 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 8 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion
RPS is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. We comply with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognised internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices.
We issue a Certificate of Attendance which verifies the number of training hours attended. Our courses are generally accepted by most professional licensing boards/associations towards continuing education credits. Please check with your licensing board to determine if the courses and certificate of attendance meet their specific criteria.