Workshops For Conferences And Events

Audiences Love These Practical, Interactive And Engaging Workshops Delivered With Insight, Humour And Warmth

For over 20 years conference audience’s have been delighted by Petris’s workshops. They laugh, learn, connect and engage with the content and the presenter. You can relax knowing that your presenter has a strong professional background, will engage your audience, gets consistently high ratings, has engaging topics and presents in a warm, light-hearted way.

Thank you for a wonderful presentation … Your talk was a special blend of humour and vulnerability, and you did a beautiful job.

The range of conference workshops offered are shown below. I also love designing workshops specifically for your audience if you have something special in mind.

Thank you so very much for the amazing job you did at the Victoria Congress over the past two days. You really set the tone for the congress. Our members absolutely loved you and your sessions!

She is one of the warmest, smartest, funniest, supportive and encouraging people I know. – J.B. Tasmania

We received such wonderful feedback, your one hour session took the whole conference to another level and delegates left feeling great on both occasions.

How To Be More Productive In The Digital Age

Discover the two greatest threats to productivity in the digital age and how we can overcome them. Current work practices were not designed to deal with these threats, so we must find better ways to manage our energy, effectiveness and efficiency.

Innovative, Flexible & Creative Thinking Made Easy

Discover easy techniques for improving innovative and flexible thinking in your organisation. A very practical hands on workshop to help change mindsets for the rapidly changing world we live in.

Practical Mindfulness For Professionals

Discover the practical way mindfulness tools can be used at work and in life. Explore how to help yourself become a better professional and look at the science behind why it works. The tools can also be used in your relationships and for your personal well-being.

Mindful Leadership Skills

Discover how old leadership styles have led to a number of business crises and the push to implement more mindful leadership styles. Explore the new leadership paradigm, the research behind it and look at ways you can implement it.

How To Mindfully Deal With The Tough Stuff

Discover easy, practical tools and mindsets for dealing with the tough stuff at work and home in a healthier way. Recognise the initial stages of the stress cycle and explore the keys to surviving and thriving in challenging situations.

The Keys To Mastering Change

The skills you need to understand and deal with change, think more flexibly and be more proactive about it. Explore how your industry is changing, what the future looks like and the proactive steps you can take today.

How To Have Exceptional Emotional Intelligence

Discover the simple steps you can take to improve emotional intelligence and have better skills with colleagues, clients and others.

Supercharged Communication Skills

The keys to taking your communication and conversation skills to the next level both at work and at home. Explore the golden rules of good conversations, the science of influence and other communication secrets about ourselves and others.

Take Back Control Of Your Life: Self Care For Professionals

Ever feel like things are spiralling out of control? Like you are paddling madly in ever decreasing circles and not going anywhere? Discover the simple keys to regaining control of your life and caring for yourself in a healthier way.

How To Harness A Success Mindset

Discover what successful people do differently. Take away simple easy steps you can implement. Explore how to remove any self imposed blockages while discovering the keys to self motivation and commitment.

Winning Presentation Skills

Explore how to design your presentation, choose a title and meet your audience needs. Practical tips on how to make it interactive, use visuals properly and get your message across. Discover the secrets of the world’s best presenters.

The Keys To Terrific Teams

Explore the attributes of successful teams, how to develop them and how to overcome problems in teams. End this workshop with an engaging team building activity.

How To Make Better Decisions Even Under Pressure

We are under pressure to make more difficult decisions in tighter time frames with greater uncertainty than ever before. Discover for yourself, how to use your brain effectively to make the best decision possible in the situation you find yourself in.

Easy Steps To Better Time Management

Understand your own behaviours better by finding out if you are an ‘in-time’ or ‘through time’ person and whether you are ‘productive’ or ‘active’ in your approach to the day. Use the six steps to better time management to have better habits and become more effective on a daily basis.

How To Network And Market Yourself Face To Face

Nothing beats the power of face to face contact when it comes to forming relationships. Discover the art of influence, how to create rapport, how to make small talk at networking events and how to network effectively.

The Ten Minute Chill Pill For Better Mental Health

Discover the scientifically proven power of 10 minutes of mindfulness a day. Experience for yourself its practical power and how to easily implement it into your daily life for a more productive, happier and healthier way to work and live.

The Secret To Self Motivation

Explore your values, the different types of motivation we use and how you can harness the most effective one. Discover how you self sabotage motivation and why you do. Improve your chances of succeeding at what you set out to do.

The Keys To Stronger Resilience

This workshop explores the nature of resilience, includes a personal resilience assessment and looks at the keys to developing resilience in yourself and others. The workshop ends with a  resilience challenge.

Better Mental Health For You And Your Team

Journey into mental health, mental illness, its prevalence and impact. Understand the steps for mental health first aid and practice having the conversation you may need to have. Explore practical steps and mindsets for dealing with the difficult stuff in life.

How To Have A Healthier Work Life Balance

Complete a ‘wheel of balance’ coaching tool. Discover simple steps to improve balance and recover your sense of happiness and well-being. Look at research behind working long hours and its impact upon productivity and well-being.

Stress Management In Five Easy Steps

Explore the prevalence of stress, the relationship between stress and performance and how most people deal with stress. Understand the stress cycle and its merry-go-round effect and the five easy steps to get off the wheel.

The Keys To Dealing With Conflict

Discover what lies behind most conflict and how to look for ‘the baby in the backseat’. Explore strategies you can take to resolve conflict and the mindsets you can use to help you deal while the conflict is ongoing.

Self-Management Skills

Self management and self control are essential skills for success. Discover how to more easily get these skills through mindfulness, powerful pauses, thought awareness, emotional control, communication and relationship skills.

Managing Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue can strike those who care for others (most professionals). Discover what it is, how to recognise it in yourself and others and the simple steps you can take to combat compassion fatigue.

Outside The Box Thinking Secrets

The skills you need to think outside the box and be prepared for change. Explore how your industry is changing and what its future will look like. a highly interactive workshop where you will practice out of the box thinking for your industry and explore ways you could enhance your business. For example, what would happen if you combined your firm and the Uber concept and what would you do if you were to start your business from scratch today?

I did the Winning Presentation Skills with you through the OT Association (I’m the one with the short grey haircut you admired). Just letting you know that I presented my paper at the OT State Conference at Yeppoon and was awarded the Ruth Read Conference Prize for the best conference Paper!! The course you provided gave me some very valuable information and skills, and no doubt played a part in my ‘winning presentation’. So thank you, and keep sharing your valuable knowledge and skills.

– Carmen, Occupational Therapist


Petris Lapis programs and workshops have been presented internationally and featured in a range of professional and lifestyle magazines.

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