Workshops – Victim To Victor
1.1 THE ORIGINS OF ‘VICTIM TO VICTOR’
The Victim to Victor programme was initially developed by MAST (Management and Skills Training) in the mid 1990′s in order to address the negative and fearful mindset gripping the country at the time as a result of the shift in political power.
Initially there were two organisations, namely the SADF and SAPO, which were targeted as ideal Victim to Victor candidates. It soon became obvious however that the issues they were dealing with are common to many organisations in South Africa and abroad.
Robin Banks joined MAST as a consultant in 1998 and when the company closed in 1999 he continued with the work of Victim to Victor as he believed there was, and still is, a need for the programme.
“Victim to Victor” has been successfully implemented in a variety of organisations including Corporate, Government, Retail, NGO and schools, by facilitators who share his passion.
1.2 THE WORKSHOP
The workshop highlights the current negative attitudes prevalent in many South African organisations, particularly those that are undergoing change. The emotions that arise include feelings of lack of control, anger, blaming of others, frustration, not taking responsibility, etc., i.e. a ‘Victim mindset’. The mindset of a ‘Victor’ is then considered. Typical emotions include feeling in control, self-responsibility, being motivated, having commitment and a positive attitude.
The contrast of these two opposing mindsets can be shown when an employee can be so passionate about his/her weekend sport, yet appear so negative and downtrodden on Monday morning. The impact of this collective mindset is considerable.
‘Victim to Victor’ challenges current attitudes and shows the potential of living and working with a ‘Victor’ mindset.
This challenge is then brought into the work context, particularly as part of the change process. One of the videos, Miracle Man, forms the core of this module and provides a powerful medium for overcoming obstacles.
The workshop is lively and comprises training, group work, discussion, video’s and is very interactive. The workshop material is always tailored to suit the audience.
1.3 BENEFITS TO THE ORGANISATION
- Employees will be given tools for self-empowerment and taking personal responsibility. We have no doubt about the ability of the programme to effect this change.
- The workshop deals with ‘live’ issues within the organisation. As such, it is 100% relevant to employees as they discuss and explore their own work situations. This is very powerful in internalising new behaviour and carrying this into the workplace.
- Employees will be challenged in their current mindsets.
- Employees will experience the positive power of individual and collective mindsets.
- Employees will develop their own, and group action plans that will become part of their daily working lives.
1.4 ‘VICTIM TO VICTOR’ COURSE OUTLINE
South Africa in the World
- Understanding mindsets
- Identify USA mindset vs current South African mindset
- South Africa’s Global competitiveness
- Impact of this mindset on businesses, communities and individuals
- Taking ownership of this mindset
- South African Victors (Carte Blanche video)
The Brain – a Patterning System
- The Self Talk Cycle
- Understanding how the Mind works
- Power of the Subconscious mind
- Discovering our true Potential
- Mind Power tools
The Victim Mindset
- Identifying the Victim mindset
- Characteristics of Victim behaviour – thoughts, feelings and language
- Impacts of negative behaviour (Video – “The Train Man”)
- Accusation, Blame and Complaints
- Locus of Control – External
- Participants identify own Victim mindsets and it’s consequences
The Victor Mindset
- Identifying the Victor Mindset
- Characteristics of Victor behaviour – thoughts, feelings and language
- Impacts of positive behaviour (Video – “The Miracle Man”)
- Attitudes, Beliefs and Choices
- Locus of Control – Internal
- Taking Responsibility
- SNIOP (Susceptible to Negative Influences of Other People)