So far....so something. There have been high points and low points. It has, at times, forced me to take a good look at myself and the way I behave and why. It is not a comfortable thing to do, and discussing it with others, I don't think any of us are having an easy time.
The good news is that I am still alive though I am very tired so this will be short. The tasks we have been set as part of the course have meant having to work on in the evenings. Tomorrow is a big day as we are to make a presentation as the culmination of one of the tasks. The presentation is being made to a senior manager who will 'grill' us on the decisions we have made and then later we will get feedback as to how effective we have been as part of the group in the task, and also in presenting ourselves. We have also been doing other group work which has been very intensive and challenging and has left me quite drained.
I really must go to bed but I will let you know how it goes.
I'm back now. I wanted very much to post more while I was away but I found the experience mentally and emotionally draining and the days were full and long so it was difficlt to find spare time. I am going to post about it in the next day or so but I can tell you this. It was the most difficult, uncomfortable, challenging and yet rewarding course I have been on. I have learned much that I can use both at work and in other areas of my life.
It was strange having to leave the course today. For a week we had spent so much time together at the training centre adn it felt a little weird to be returning to the real world though we were all keen to go home. It was like leaving a community where we had shared things and once we left we knew it would never be the same again. Apparently, it is not uncommon for such a sense of commaraderie to develop on this course as it is so stressful. Oh, and by the way, the presentation we had to do went very well. More to come...