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DIALOGUE IN THE Dark offers different formats for business workshops and events in complete darkness in Russia. Find out about the current and upcoming offerings by regularly visiting our website.
We are able to provide tailor made programms for your needs. Apart from professional business workshops Dialogue in the Dark also offers a broad range of events and awareness workshops for individuals and families. We are flexible to provide our services at our current location (Ul. Lazo 12, 111398 Moscow) or at hotels, company facilities, exhibitions etc. We have a professional team of technical specialists, who are responsible for installation of the dark rooms at off-site locations.
If you need catering services – please do not hesitate to ask us – we have an excellent range of offerings in different price levels for you.
Upon request we can also provide trainings and workshops in English language.

Please contact us via e-mail or telephone, if you are interested to book corporate business trainings for your company or organization. Our experts will be happy to assist you in compiling a tailor made format that fulfills your respective requirements.

Open Format Business Workshops are accessible for all persons signing in or registering officially via our Registration.

Leadership Workshop: Stress Surfing
Branded training in cooperation with Dr. Ivan Kirillov

Target Group: management level
Language: Russian or English
Trainer: Dr. Ivan Kirillov
Description
• Teaches how to use stress to achieve your goal;
• Creates motivating corporate culture aimed at development;
• Makes use of your actual situation (choose the most suitable module)Within short time spent in complete darkness participants will understand which of their behavioral patterns lead to success and which lead to failure. De-briefing in light will help to determine most efficient behavioral strategies and focus on individual targets within the framework of the participants’ professional or personal life. The participants will learn to understand how not to get into the trap of inefficient and unproductive business decisions and how to improve their skills of competent decision making.
After this training the participants become more receptive to innovations, their communication skills improve, as well as their responding abilities. In the long term, the participants control better their professional duties.

Basic course (1 day):

Module DIALOGUE IN THE DARK – 2 hours:
• Exercises based on teamwork in the conditions of stress and conflict provocation;
• Making conclusions from the experience in the dark, use of this experience in exercises.
Module Stress Surfing – 5-6 hours:
• New look at stress
• Processing of emotions
• Guiding of reactions by interest
• Difference between stressors and values

Full course (2 days):

DAY 1:

Module DIALOGUE IN THE DARK – 2 hours:
• Exercises based on teamwork in the conditions of stress and conflict provocation;
• Making conclusions from the experience in the dark, use of this experience in following exercises.
Module Stress Surfing – 5-6 hours:
• New look at stress
• Processing of emotions
• Guiding of reactions by interest
• Difference between stressors and values

DAY 2 – ONE OF THE THREE MODULES IS SUGGESTED:

MODULE I
PERSONAL EFFICIENCY

Self-motivation

  • Priorities and inspiration
  • Planning balance
  • Satisfaction at the process

Persistence

  • Step-by-step planning
  • Step-by-step dynamic progress

Flexibility

  • To notice changes and to evaluate them realistically
  • Active conformity

MODULE II
COMMUNICATION

Surfing under pressure

  • Development of self esteem
  • Trusting own judgements
  • On the wave of pressure

Sharing responsibility

  • Determining responsibilities
  • Functional relationship“Yes” and “No”

On the wave of manipulations

  • Building self-esteem
  • Determining borders
  • Use of emotional dynamics

MODULE III
CRISIS AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Valuable loss/crisis

  • First aid
  • Use of the crisis dynamics

Crisis of changes

  • Realisation of the crisis (difficulties and opportunities)
  • Flexible planning and actions

Time surfing

  • Attack on the crisis
  • Building relationships
  • Having active rest
  • Getting pleasure from development

Exercises
The training participants spend 2 hours in complete darkness in a specially prepared room where they are divided into teams to do exercises aimed at managing stress, team work, leadership and innovative approach. The exercises are designed in such a way that they add to the stress of darkness. The exercises are completed under the guidance and control of blind trainers. This module is moderated by a chief blind trainer who also delivers short de-briefing in light to analyse the experiences.
There is no other environment than darkness where participants recognise in such a short time their beneficial or obstructive behavior and communication patterns. These quickly gained insights are the basis for possible and/or necessary developments. Darkness strengthens participants’ concentration and communication skills; team players surprisingly quickly produce efficient solutions for challenging and difficult tasks.
Certificate
All the participants receive a certificate of completion.
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    Trainer and author: Ivan Kirillov:
    - 19 years of clinical experience as a psychiatrist, therapist (diploma Vladivostok Medical Institute, Cornell University Medical College, Wiesbaden Academy of Psychotherapy)
    - 18 years experience in conducting corporate trainings in Russia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, the UK, the US, Turkey and China.
    - 15 years of experience coaching senior managers
    - 10 years of group and individual counseling on behavior in critical situations
    - 3 years experience traumatologist surgeon in the department of emergency
    Participation in the earthquake on Sakhalin island. Advising the hostages of Somali pirates.

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TRAINING with two modules in the dark. IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION

    PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF TRAINING

Objective: Increase the efficiency of interaction and communication.

Tasks:
• Get away from the tunnel thinking (“going beyond”);
• Learn how to take personal responsibility for a common cause;
• Realize that corporate and personal goals can be the same;
• Get aware about gaps in communication and gain momentum to overcome them;
• Recognize that professional tasks are also personal tasks, learn to reconcile them (proactive conformism);

The Training Program:

Module 1 in the dark – 2 hours
Cooperation in non-standard and difficult situation.
In this part of the training, participants gain practical experience of working in an irregular situation, in complete darkness. During the session, they perform a series of exercises, which focus on the difficulties of clear and precise communication. Solving the tasks is impossible without the active participation of all team members, it also forces the participants to go beyond conventional thinking.

Module 2 in the light – 2-3 hours
Communication and teamwork.
Participants discuss the experience and lessons learned gained in the darkness. Analysis of the specific actions of the team and its members, projection of actions of participants into the professional field as well as the analysis of opportunities and concrete ways of practical application of the lessons learned in their professional activities. Ways of overcoming difficulties encountered in the interaction are discussed based on the personal experience of participants.

Module 3 in the dark – 1.5 hours
Practical application of acquired skills.
At this stage, the participants use the experience gained during the first two modules to perform exercises of increased complexity, which require special attention, cooperation and coordination of all the team members.

Module 4 in the light – 1 hour
Analysis and conclusions.
Discussion and analysis of lessons learned. Its projection on the professional and personal situation. Proactive conformism.

Language
Russian (optional English)
Certificate
Participants receive a certificate of completion (on request).
Price
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Location
ul. Lazo 12, 111398 Moscow at the premises of «Center Integratia» 1st floor
We can organize this training in Moscow and also in other cities.
Date and Time
individually arranged

Effective Communication

Target of the communication training:

• Definition at the group participants of the qualities which let them work in a team;
• Identification of the problems connected with professional and personal borders;
• Identification of behavioral problems in the model: the chief – the subordinate;
• Identification of the problems connected with competition;
• Disclosure of the creative personal resource;
• Identification of the opportunities to use a team as a resource.

Within the short time of carrying out the communication training in the dark the participants will be able to “see” all their behavioral strategies which lead either to success or failure. A debriefing session in the light after the communication training allows to analyze the most effective behavioral strategies and focus on individual problems and achievements within the frame of their professional activity.

    Program:

Module in the Dark (2 hours)
• Exercises based on teamwork under stressful & conflict provoking conditions
• Making conclusions from the experience in the dark, use of this experience in other exercises
Module in light – (5 to 6 hours)
• Understanding practical communication targets
• Conflicts of interest
• Communications barriers
• Ranges of emotions
• Active conformity

Practical tasks
Participants of the training spend some hours in utter darkness in the specially equipped room, performing uncommon tasks aimed at the development of command and leadership skills under the leadership of blind trainers with presence of a debriefer. Each task assumes the need of team work and a strict regulation on time.
The results of work are consolidated during the analytical session held in the light under the direction of a debriefer: the participants exchange their observations and discoveries, speak about the moments which have caused surprise or confusion, reflect on the concepts of “abilities” and “limitations”.

Language
Russian (optional English)
Certificate
Participants receive a certificate of completion (on request).
Price
Please contact us
Location
ul. Lazo 12, 111398 Moscow at the premises of «Center Integratia» 1st floor
We can organize this training in Moscow and also in other cities.
Date and Time
individually arranged

Conflict Management

    Description

Training with a module in complete darkness is one of the most efficient trainings that are offered “under the roof”, because its participants are placed in a situation where they cannot think and act in their ordinary way. When our eyesight is suddenly switched off our body gets the signal: Act to survive! All our resources are immediately mobilized and our actions are accelerated, we get the maximum of emotional experience in a very condensed form, which is then stored for years in our long-term memory.

This leadership training:
• Creates an emotionally charged desire to develop leadership qualities by acknowledgement of own limitations;
• Shows ways to overcome destructive reactions;
• Shows ways to elaborate and implement best strategies.

    Training course (1 day)

Module DIALOGUE IN THE DARK – 2 hours
• Exercises based on teamwork in the conditions of stress and conflict provocation;
• Making conclusions from the experience in the dark, use of this experience in exercises.

Module Leadership – (5 to 6 hours)
• New look at leadership;
• Understanding the reality;
• Efficiency in a situation you cannot fully control;
• Surfing under pressure: Development of self-esteem / Trusting own judgments / On the wave of pressure;
• Sharing responsibility: Determining responsibilities / Functional relationship / “Yes” and “No”;
• On the wave of manipulations: Building self-esteem / Determining borders / Use of emotional dynamics.

Language
Russian (optional English)
Certificate
Participants receive a certificate of completion (on request).
Price
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Location
ul. Lazo 12, 111398 Moscow at the premises of «Center Integratia» 1st floor
We can organize this training in Moscow and also in other cities.
Date and Time
individually arranged

Team Building: Cooking in the Dark
Gift Certificates are available for Purchase

During this team building workshop, you will perform different works to prepare meals in complete darkness. You will work in a team, where each member will contribute to the result. This workshop is a perfect symbiosis of training on inter active team building and entertainment. As a reward for your efforts, you will be served a romantic dinner at the end, which you yourself have helped to cook. In the absence of being able to see, you use your hidden resources to solve the given tasks.
Language
Russian
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Rhythmic Team Building

“Dialogue in the Dark” in cooperation with business trainer Sergey Shepilov invites everyone to take part in rhythmic training, which takes place in complete darkness!This is a unique workshop in complete darkness where participants learn how to use their different senses in an effective manner. Our professional team of blind and sighted trainers will guide you through a mix of interesting impressions, which you will remember for a long time.
This new format of interactive team building involves drums and other rhythmic instruments to build an understanding of group dynamics. The 3 hour workshop includes one module in complete darkeness plus a module in light.
This workshop includes a lot of fun and we recommend to book it in small groups of friends and colleagues.

Language and Group Size
Russian Groups and English Groups (depending on demand).
16 persons per group.
Price
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Concerts in Complete Darkness
Gift Certificates are available for Purchase

“Dialogue in the Dark” Moscow in partnership with “Center Integratsia” present regularly concerts in complete darkness.

Price
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Location
ul. Lazo 12, 111398 Moscow (ул. Лазо, д. 12, 111398 г. Москва)
Date and Time
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PLEASE NOTE: We can only accept participants, who are officially registered and who received the reservation confirmation from DIALOGUE IN THE DARK BUSINESS WORKSHOPS Moscow. We keep the right to refuse persons without reservation confirmation from participation at our business workshops.