All workshops and trainings are customized to the needs of the clients. A consultation will be necessary three to four weeks in advance of the training to allow for modification of the content to meet the needs of the company, organization, agency or business.
Teambuilding – Creating Harmony Not Headaches
(minimum 4 hours ideally a full day)
Using the DiSC model, participants learn about their multidimensional style in being a team leader and a team player. The workshop also explores the different DiSC styles and how effective managers harmonize teams based on an understanding of people's strengths and abilities. This fun yet educational workshop is a great idea for teams and cohort groups to participate in together.
Communication In The Workplace
(4 hours minimum)
A highly interactive workshop designed to have all members of an agency, organization or team consider how effective communication occurs and the specific skills needed to get their message across effectively. Issues addressed will include "I statements," active listening skills, reframing, summarizing, circular questioning and exploring motivation.
Planning Difficult Conversations
(2 hours minimum)
Issues such as racism, sexism, ageism, performance reviews, restructuring and downsizing leave managers in the position of having to deal with very emotionally charged issues. Planning these conversations in advance will help to ensure that an empathetic yet clear and concise message is delivered. Information on how to address difficult questions, attitudes, and behaviors in these discussions will be highlighted in the workshop.
You Can Always Get What You Need – The Rolling Stones Were Right
(one day minimum)
Interest-based negotiation is the most effective tool for ensuring that everyone at the table walks away with at least what they need and possibly most of what they want. Using the interest-based negotiation model taught at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard, participants will learn the skills needed to become more effective in a business or personal negotiation. Role play, skill building and strategic planning for a negotiation will be included in the workshop.
Bullies In The Breakroom
(minimum 4 hours)
Workplace bullies are a real concern for managers and staff alike. Recognizing the signs of a workplace bully and developing a culture and climate that doesn't foster this type of behavior is an essential component of being an effective manager. This workshop explores the characteristics and telltale signs of a workplace bully as well as strategies for managing these challenging individuals.
Mediation Basics For Non-Mediators
This hands-on workshop introduces the basic skills needed to be an effective mediator, facilitator, and communicator. The basic mediation styles are discussed, and participants will become familiar with the advantages of a transformative style of mediation in both formal and informal conflict resolution. Through having a better understanding of the process, anyone becomes more effective in handling difficult conversations and working towards viable resolutions.
Barriers, Blockades and Bandwagons – How We Think Influences What We Do
(minimum 4 hours)
Understanding our underlying assumptions, perceptions and beliefs help us explore ways we may be incorrectly perceiving others around us. This reflective workshop is designed to help participants discover any hidden or known biases and assumptions and how they may be impacting personal or work relationships in positive and negative ways. Ways to consider how emotional and behavioral reactions occur and why they occur when interacting with different people is a major focus of the workshop.