We work with companies to develop their greatest asset – their people. Our programs equip individuals at all levels within organizations with effective leadership skills. Our approach to leadership development allows us to focus on the individuals in each level to maximize self-awareness and organizational development.
All sessions are 3-4 hours in length and can be customized for your organization.
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If you need a speaker for your next meeting or conference, but have a tighter time frame, we have several general leadership topics perfect for groups of all sizes. Depending on your meeting type, you may qualify for free session facilitation! Email us for more information.
The toughest part of any job is dealing with the people around you. In this session, you will learn the process of conflict and its resolution. Conflict is not fun for most of us, but avoiding it can cause irreparable damage to you and your team. Clarifying the facts, the players and the positions in the conflict are key to the start of a real discussion on the most workable options to move to the most positive outcome.
Your first step in managing a difficult conversation (even if it happens suddenly) is to consider the potential outcomes and decide whether or not the conversation has enough value for you. This session will show participants ways to consider the consequences, as well as how to explore their frame of reference, establish positive intent, and identify what they want from the conversation. Participants will explore a seven-step framework for difficult conversations. They will also create a template to help them plan future conversations.
Subject matter experts are often called upon to share their knowledge with others in a way that is engaging and informative. Every-day subject matter experts, like you, can be just as effective. Learn to present like the pros, offering your own expertise to colleagues and others with techniques that make your content memorable long after you finish speaking. Considering your target audience, building rapport, and including stories and appropriate visual aids are several ways this session will help participants boost their confidence when presenting for maximum impact.
Leaders must know how to organize and support an environment for the expression of different values and world views. Reflective Structured Dialogue builds the capacity of individuals and organizations to engage, live and thrive despite their differences. By enabling people to have new conversations about the issues that matter deeply to them and remain in relationship, the approach creates a foundation for trust, resiliency and collaborative action.
The climate and culture of an organization is determined by a variety of factors, including individual character, established policies and practices, actions of leaders, and environmental mission issues. Participants will discuss and identify characteristics of a healthy climate and culture and complete a brief assessment.
The objective of this training is to confront entrenched systems of power and privilege, and identify common situations when privilege is not acknowledged. Participants will learn strategies to improve their ability to communicate and collaborate across diverse groups. This session considers some of the effects and implications of drawing inferences and mindful communication for improved workplace engagement.
Is the new workforce different from the retiring workforce? A focus on generational differences presumes that each generation is fundamentally different, thus, leading to frustration and stress, especially in the workplace. The recognition of values that bridge generational gaps, within the context of a healthy organizational culture, can instead strengthen the organization from the inside out.
Unconscious bias occurs automatically as the brain makes quick judgments and takes short cuts. This session focuses on ways to identify and address unconscious bias for better professional relationships and communication. Common types of biases and creative solutions are presented.
In this session, participants will learn how to develop a composite understanding of respecting different cultural backgrounds. They will also gain skills to promote understanding and awareness when there are perceived impasses.
Participants will be introduced to the five elements of Adaptive Leadership: How to contain the stress of a situation; How to direct and control the flow of information; How to clearly frame the central issues; How to contain and manage disorder; and How to choose the most effective decision making process.
So what makes a meeting effective? Establishing meeting objectives, including the right people around the table, and leaving with a sense of achievement can all play a part in making sure that participating in meetings is time well spent. This four-phase model will ensure that your meetings are productive and efficient.
A strong customer focus is the key to performance excellence. Participants will focus on improved reaction to customer concerns and complaints to gain a deeper appreciation for quality service. They will learn to use encounters as opportunities to enhance your company's image and the motivation to create a culture of customer-focused leadership.
This session introduces the key areas of leadership development and establishes a baseline for leadership growth and enhancement. Participants will learn about and discuss the core principles of leadership, understand the shifting paradigm of leadership and conduct a self-assessment of their leadership competency
How do you want to be remembered? This session will help leaders to understand the value of defining their leadership legacy by exploring four key areas: strengths, communication, personal brand, and great leadership traits.
The stronger and more effectively you manage that brand, the more value you convey to your colleagues, and to your company as a whole. Those who are unable to harness the power of presence will soon be outpaced in their professional lives by their peers. This session will highlight the components of establishing presence, to include dynamic behavior, poise, self-confidence, and non-verbal communication that underscores competency.
You can't manage time – time just is! You can only manage yourself and how you make the most of your time. Using your time effectively includes the principles and systems that people utilize to make a conscious decision on priorities that will occupy their time. These core activities include managing activity and energy, defining desired outcomes, and determining actions that must be completed in a specific time frame.
Leadership can be a very broad and sometimes confusing space, especially for new and emerging leaders. In this session, participants will learn their default leadership style, the purpose, power and position of leadership and set the vision for the leadership legacy they want to leave.