Everyone has the power to create a better workplace—that’s why we created Seneca Roots®.
This companion learning experience is a distillation of the Seneca Leaders℠ curriculum and helps employees understand the role they play in company culture and in supporting each other’s personal journeys.
How does it work?
Facilitated directly by Seneca-certified trainers, Seneca Roots® is a way to get the larger organization on board and personally involved with the culture change effort. Even though managers will attend Seneca Leaders℠ and their employees will attend Seneca Roots® separately, they’ll come back to the office with a shared commitment and understanding of how they’ll change their behaviors. And as leaders go through their own change efforts, Seneca Roots® helps create empathy and alignment among team members for what they're going through and what's expected moving forward.
We encourage openness and honesty so participants can get the most out of each session, but we also recognize that it’s hard to be truly open if your manager is in the room. That’s why we ensure that each Seneca Roots® session is facilitated by someone who is not a direct or functional manager of any attendee.
A few of the topics we cover:
- Blame and misbehaviors
- Vulnerability and trust
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Servant leadership
- Accountability and commitments
- Mindsets and attitudes
“Seneca Roots® formalizes concepts into bite-sized pieces that are easy to understand with clear ideas to implement.”
— Seneca Roots® attendee
Why do we focus on “soft skills”?
Most training programs focus on showing you how to begin using some newfangled process or tool, as if a one-size-fits-all approach will magically fix everything. They rarely dig into the root cause of real operational issues and process bottlenecks: how we behave with each other. At Seneca, we focus on building softer skills that change how we treat others, the level of trust we share, and how we exchange feedback—because those are the skills that lay the foundation for radical transformation inside and outside of work.