One-Day Leadership Courses
The call to leadership is to develop talent. Leaders today need to be well versed in the subtleties and nuances of dealing with people.
Our leadership courses can be delivered as written, or we can blend content to meet your specific leadership needs.
Having people in your organization with great communication skills is critical in today’s business landscape. Communications skills enable people to engage in dialogue with others and establish a rapport that is crucial to your business.
You know that there’s a lot more to communication than just talking and listening, and we’ve got the tools to transform your audience into world-class communicators. Participants will use communication assessment tools to give you an idea as to where people stand with respect to their conversational skills.
Career Retention & Engagement
Managers have A-players and great problem solvers. You have your mavericks. And then you have your maverick makers – those people busy at work along the sideline, nose down and out of the limelight. To keep good talent, managers need to know how to grow people. Career retention and engagement is an important business skill to develop.
Based on a bestselling book by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans, employee development is a requirement for managers. Designed specifically for today’s workforce, participants take the driver’s seat as they utilize a simple process and practical tools for maximizing their satisfaction at work. Leaders learn how to keep good talent. Building a talent-focused culture is a shared responsibility: empower your employees and help them take ownership for their role in creating a more personally satisfying workplace.
Career Transition/Career Outplacement
For the person being terminated, finding new employment or dealing with issues of self-worth and pride hold much more importance than the reason for termination. Content topics include: Career Planning, Finding Job Opportunities, Developing an Effective Resume, Interviewing Skills, Your First Impression, The Job Hunt, and Business Networking. We provide a leader version as well as an individual contributor version.
Coaching and Mentoring
The keys to leadership effectiveness today is coaching and mentoring. The old rules of management and supervision simply don’t work with today’s complex workforce. That’s why the most effective leaders in America now rely on the power of coaching and mentoring to lead their teams to success. This skill-packed course, Coaching and Mentoring, is guaranteed to build the participant’s know-how with these all-important leadership skills.
Speaking clearly, using proper communication skills, and knowing the importance of non-verbal cues all play vital roles in clear communication between people in organizations. This course studies the impact of questions and how to ask them properly. Participants understand why communication fails and what it takes to make it work. Most organizations do a great job of training their managers and employees in on-the-job skills, but completely overlook interpersonal skills training. No other single investment you can make will give you the kind of ROI you’ll receive from training your team in the art and science of Communication Excellence.
Delegating for Growth
Delegating for Growth is an interactive skills training topic that will help any manager to better understand the purpose of delegation, prepare for and apply the steps to delegating effectively, and learn to recover from inevitable mistakes or disappointments. This training program will help to increase company-wide productivity, foster employee confidence at all levels, and develop a team-driven culture.
Most tasks and projects can be delegated. In particular –If you find yourself doing the tasks and activities you were promoted from, that’s a clear sign of items you should be delegating. Not sure how? That’s where this program comes into play.
Heightened awareness regarding diversity issues involves learning in a safe but provocative setting where intense small and large group discussions, real-case scenarios, and facilitated role-plays engage participants in a thoroughly active way. Throughout this process, basic communication skills are taught that are critical to creating positive interactions.
This program allows for in-depth discussion and application of the top leadership strategies. Using large and small group discussion as well as self-assessment, peer coaching and action planning, participants gain a clear understanding of what is needed to build effective teams and to optimize their own leadership. A real-life approach is taken to solve problems and develop “people” solutions.
Masterful Performance Appraisals
Most managers and supervisors are required to conduct performance appraisals. This course provides leaders with an opportunity to assess how well they are currently using some of the skills that are needed to conduct effective performance appraisal meetings. This course helps participants gain a clear understanding of their past performance and most importantly, develop new tools to improve this very important skill.
New Supervisor Fundamentals
This intensive course is a highly interactive workshop designed for new supervisors who want to grow their management skills fast — and get on the fast track to achieving leadership success. Comprehensive leadership training will cover the proven management techniques and powerful strategies needed to become a stronger, more confident and respected leader.
Problem Solving/Information Gathering
This course will help participants develop an awareness of the problem solving process, the factors which affect problem-solving abilities, identification of internal and external cues, gathering information, brain storming, using effective listening skills, and communication using verbal and non verbal language. Participants will use these models throughout the business environment.
This is a “must have” for anyone in the world of work. New laws, recent court rulings and EEOC guidelines that define types of sexual harassment are covered. More information like quid pro quo vs. hostile working environment, understanding the EEOC’s interpretation of “unwelcome” sexual advances, knowing the types of sexually-related conduct which may be considered unwelcome and more are covered in this dynamic course.