Workshops

Leadership Workshops

Workshops are based on years in the corporate world as a leader and trainer.  They are highly interactive, engaging and results oriented.

LEAD YOUR ORGANIZATION BY LEVERAGING YOUR STRENGTHS

4 hours

Years of research have shown that individuals and teams playing to their Strengths significantly outperform those who don’t.   Despite all this data indicating the value of engaging Strengths, research also indicates that less than 17% of people within the workplace play to their Strengths most of the time.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the research that demonstrates why playing to your Strengths will enable you to be your most productive.
  • Understand your Clifton Strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment results.
  • Awareness of leadership default tendencies and follower needs.
  • Determine the steps you will take to proactively spend more time leveraging your Strengths in your work.

 

LEADING OTHERS THROUGH CHANGE:  A THREE PHASE MODEL FOR SUCCESS

8 hours

Leading others through change successfully requires thoughtful planning and innovative options. This course provides a clearer understanding of what happens to people when an organizational change initiative occurs. It also introduces tools and techniques to more effectively lead change efforts in your organization.

Course Objectives

  • Understand why change initiatives fail and how to ensure their success.
  • Implement a framework to actively lead change efforts.
  • Plan for the success of future change through close evaluation of the current initiative.
  • Identify, acknowledge, and manage resistance to ensure an efficient transition.
  • Apply techniques for increasing and gaining commitment to the change.

 

SELF AWARENESS AND LEADERSHIP

8 hours

Developing leadership self awareness of leadership style, strengths and skills is an ongoing process throughout an individual’s career.  Using a blend of Leadership competency research and valued leadership models this topic is explored in the context of an individual leader and as a team leader.  The Strengthsfinder 2.0 Assessment is taken in advance to reveal your Top 5 Strengths and how you can use them to leverage your own strengths and your team’s diverse strengths.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the importance of current leadership competencies and self assessment.
  • Uncover Johari Window blind spots through relationship building and feedback.
  • Strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment results and action plan.
  • Insight into the four basic needs of followers.
  • Awareness of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace.
  • Application of the Tuckman Stages of Team Development.
  • Development of a Team Charter.

 

WHY WE STRUGGLE WITH TOUGH DECISIONS:  OVERCOMING DOUBTS AND DILEMMAS

4 hours

In the workplace, some people get stuck over analyzing all of their choices—they want a spreadsheet packed with data before proceeding with any decision. Others swear by their intuition and have no data to back up how they arrived at a particular decision. So how can you make a high-impact decision that is effective, practical, and successful?

Course Objectives

  • Understand the role that emotions play in decision-making.
  • Describe how to make a decision effectively, recognizing key steps to take before, during, and after the decision-making process.
  • Identify your values in order to guide your actions, behaviors, and decisions.
  • Put into practice various methods for collecting and evaluating information.
  • Recognize—and avoid—the most common traps that complicate tough decisions.
  • Develop strategies to overcome your concerns about making and implementing tough decisions.

 

COACHING CONVERSATIONS

4 hours

A good coach can be described as an “expert questioner,” with the ability to ask the right questions at the right time and respond to the needs of the individual being coached. Discover how to build your coaching expertise designed to address coaching for improving performance in specific areas, as well as in the larger scope of career development.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the four steps of a coaching session and how they are applied in various contexts.
  • Recognize the correct application of inquiry and advocacy in a coaching session.
  • Apply basic coaching techniques to coaching for:
  • Performance improvement
  • Career development
  • Training for specific skills
  • Coaching a business team

 

INCREASING YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

4 hours

People with high emotional intelligence are poised, outgoing and cheerful, have empathy for others, express their feelings directly but appropriately, and have a capacity for developing meaningful relationships. All of these traits are very important aspects of a collaborative, high achieving workplace.

Course Objectives

  • Develop your level of emotional intelligence.
  • Identify negative consequences of un-managed emotions on your personal effectiveness.
  • Describe the importance of emotional intelligence to building good relationships.
  • Increase your empathy and social skills.
  • Practice techniques to achieve greater self-awareness, self-control, and self-motivation.
  • Understand how emotional intelligence can be applied at the workplace to enhance employee relationships and increase productivity.

 

WHITEOUT, A TEAM ADVENTURE SIMULATION

2 hours

A suspense-filled scenario that challenges teams to work together to escape danger with only limited resources—and each other. While most people can rest assured knowing they’ll never encounter these life-threatening situations, they do experience the similar feelings of stress and conflict that accompany everyday organizational life. The Whiteout workshop explores the concept of synergy and helps teams to develop vital group-process skills.

Simulation Objectives

  • Hone group problem-solving skills using a five-step process.
  • Understand the critical interpersonal skills.
  • Learn how groups make decisions.
  • Discover the advantages of consensus decision making.
  • Learn the three elements of synergy.

 

RESILIENCE:  HOW TO KEEP GOING WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUCH

4 hours

Conflict, change, and stress are a regular part of everyday organizational life.  The key to employee survival is resilience, the ability to bounce back after adversity.  Being resilient doesn’t prevent tough challenges from happening, but it does provide individuals with the strength to recover and move on time and time again.

Developing resilience is a lot like engineering a building to withstand an earthquake. It requires a solid foundation and a flexible structure that won’t crack or crumble under pressure.  In human terms, it translates into self-esteem, connections with others, mental agility, and effective coping strategies.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to rebound from adversity
  • Build self-esteem as a foundation for resilience
  • Establish connections to create a support network
  • Develop the ability to accept and embrace change
  • Learn how to overcome obstacles using flexible thinking
  • Implement stress management and relaxation strategies to maintain resilience

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