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Time & Priority Management

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This workshop is designed to help you build and maintain a time and priority management system that works for you in your environment.  It provides a structured approach for being more effective with tools that can assist you in focusing on and accomplishing what’s most important.

Audience:

Managers, supervisors, and employees who wish to strengthen their ability to communicate with others more effectively.  Group size: from 12 to 24 people. This course is ideal for greater communication consistency within  departments or teams.

Proven Program Flow:

  • Explore the five essential ingredients of a great planning system
  • Clarify/confirm where your time is presently spent
  • Determine daily areas needing greater control
  • Reaffirm your highest values for planning focus
  • Write at least one long-term work and family goal along with intermediate steps to help make it happen
  • Begin or update an on-going, written and prioritized “to do/task” list
  • Review proven monthly, weekly and daily tracking systems    that support your preferred lifestyle
  • Explore the value of both digital and pen & paper planning tools
  • Revisit several proven productivity and prioity management techniques

Participant Benefits:

  • Planning tools to better respond to coworkers and customer priorities
  • Scheduling and work managment tools for greater confidence nd consistency
  • Greater fulfillment from focusing on highest value action items
  • Control factors that can ease stress when practiced
  • Tracking systems to avoid mistakes and stay focused
  • Proven tools for enhancing personal effectiveness

Tangible Results:

This solid program has been a top seller for several years for good reason.  It is highly interactive, provides practical approaches for every day use and it invites noticeable improvements in self-management and use of time planning tools. Many of our clients have had us come back several times to train more employees or even their entire staff due to the welcomed results.

Accountability & Measurement:

This single-day workshop includes brief self-assessments and reminder tips to reinforce application after the training. Optional compatible training modules can help boost sustainability and daily practice by more of your people.

Program Delivery Includes:

  • Interactive workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session individual personal communication improvement plan
  • Helpful mini assessments and group hands-on practice
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Great Returns on Your Skill-Building Investment!

Contact us for greater saings when combining multiple training services.

Target Growth Areas

  • Effective goal setting
  • Prioritization and planning
  • Self-knowledge & self-management
  • Scheduling and accountability tools
  • Best practices for work & event mgt.
  • Ways to get and stay focused
  • Tracking tips and practices to help prevent errors/mistakes

 “We don’t just do projects – we just do actions…real next actions to move projects along”.
      
 –  David Allen 

“Time is a sequence of events – we don’t manage time but we can choose the sequence of events.”
       – Hyrum Smith

 When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 5 workshops we conducted,

95% of attendees said “YES”.

 When asked to who or why? Some of the many participant comments were:

  •  All of our company!
  • Good for every organization.
  • Gives some very realistic and life situations for communication.
  • Everyone has room for improvement.
  • To all Supervisors.
  • Co-workers, so they can be better listeners.
  • Others in my group and my boss.
  • Colleagues I work closely with.
  • Co-workers – we all can use some help in communicating with others.
  • All engineers to better communicate with customers.
  • Other co-workers.
  • Working level leaders in the company.
  • The whole company.

 

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Team Leadership

 

This workshop is designed to help you refine your existing supervisory/employee leadership skills for more effective outcomes with and through others.

Audience:

Managers, supervisors, and employees who wish to strengthen their ability to communicate with others more effectively.  Group size: from 15 to 24 people. This course is ideal for greater communication consistency within entire departments or even company-wide training.

Participant benefits:

  • Inviting better responses and results from coworkers and customers
  • Approaches for greater communication confidence, clarity and consistency
  • Options for improving one and two-way communication and trust
  • Listening approaches to practice beyond the workshop
  • Relationship and mutual respect enhancement reminders
  • Proven tools for enhancing departmental or organizational information sharing

Tangible results:

This solid program has been a best seller for over twelve years for good reason.  It is highly  interactive, provides practical approaches for every day use and it invites noticeable improvements in workplace communication and teamwork. Many of our clients have had us come back several times to train more employees or even their entire staff due to the welcomed results.

Accountability & Measurement

This single-day workshop includes self-assessments and a follow-up email reminder after sessions to accelerate and reinforce application after the training. These follow-up approaches (and optional compatible training modules) help boost sustainability and daily practice by more of your people.

Program delivery Includes:

  • Interactive workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session Individual personal communication improvement plan
  • Quick and helpful Self-Assessments and group hands-on practice.
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Program length/Commitment:

Standard program structure is:  One Full-day, with up to an email reminder within 4 weeks to support application and practice time and to help reinforce positive communication behavior improvements.

Proven Program Flow

  • Identify your strengths and areas to increase your leadership effectiveness
  • Show how your personal development impacts others
  • Discover ways to help facilitate better staff involvement and decision making
  • Clarify and recommit to shared values employees want to support
  • Establish or refine and communicate the vision for your functional area or department to your team
  • Review ways to help others think more proactively from a leadership point of view

Program Investment

Program investment for this Instructor-Lead, interactive workshop is $__,000 plus expenses.

Target Growth Areas:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Shared understanding & teamwork
  • Self-knowledge & Self-Management
  • Relationship improvement tools
  • Listening skill improvement practices
  • Leadership communication tools
  • Interdepartmental communication
  • Greater cooperation/team trust

 

“The single biggest problem in communication

 is the illusion that it has taken place”.
George Bernard Shaw

 

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with

their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.”
Author: Charles Dickens

 

When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 10 workshops we conducted,

100% of attendees said “YES”.

 

When asked to Who or why? Some of the many participant comments were:

 

  • All of our company!
  • Good for every organization.
  • Gives some very realistic and life

                                                situations for communication.

  • Everyone has room for improvement.
  • To all Supervisors.
  • Co-workers, so they can be better

                                                listeners.

  • Others in my group and my boss.
  • Colleagues I work closely with.
  • Co-workers – we all can use some help

                                                in communicating with others.

  • All engineers to better communicate with

      customers.

  • Other co-workers.
  • Working level leaders in the company.
    • The whole company.

 

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Motivation Techniques for Managers/Supervisors

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This workshop is designed to help participants enhance their understanding and use of proven motivational principles and approaches when working with others, and to help set the tone for supporting an inspiring workplace culture.

Audience:

Leaders who wish to enhance their present ability to influence or persuade others more effectively. Group size: from 7 to 14 people.  This course is ideal for enhancing leadership team consistency between departments or as a kickoff to leadership team training series.

Participant Benefits:

  • Increase your leadership influence and effectiveness
  • Explore ways a leader can learn more about employee/peer motivating factors
  • Show how your personal development impacts others
  • Understand and adapt to individual behaviors better
  • Practice with helpful formats that get results
  • Commit to using a written action plan to help employees choose their top motivators

Tangible Results:

This training program has been a well received by leaders for over twelve years.  It is very interactive, provides practical approaches for everyday use and it invites noticeable improvements in workplace leadership and followership.  Leaders are often pleasantly surprised by the results.

Accountability & Measurement:

This one-day workshop includes a brief team and self-assessment and application exercises. In order to help boost sustainability and daily practice by more of your leaders, consider one of our follow-up reinforcing modules.

Program Delivery Includes:

  • Interactive workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session individual personal communication improvement plan
  • Quick and helpful self-assessments and group hands-on practice
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Program Length/Commitment:

Standard program structure is:  One full-day, with a recommended follow-up  within 4 weeks to support application and practice time and to help reinforce positive communication behavior improvements.

Proven Program Flow:

  • Clarify what really motivates others and yourself
  • Avoid using demotivators
  • Better understand your own and other’s needs and behaviors
  • Encourage greater cooperation and “win-win” outcomes
  • Review a proven six-step process to help motivate others
  • Bring out the best in others and in yourself through selfessness
  • Identify one or more strategies to enhance your influence with others

Great Returns on your Skill-Building Investment!

Contact us for greater savings when combining multiple training services.

Target Growth Areas:

  • Understanding motivation factors
  • Prioritizing top team needs vs. wants
  • Leadership influence
  • Relationship improvement tools
  • Leadership communication tools
  • Greater cooperation/team trust

“By definition…All motivation is self motivation.”
        – Joe Tabers

“Developing yourself and your people is one of your most important leadership responsibilities.”
       – John Maxwell

When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 130 workshops we conducted,

94% of attendees said “YES”.

When asked to who or why? Some of the many participant comments were: 

  • All leaders at our company!
  • Every leader can improve if they are open to it.
  • Everyone has room for improvement.
  • For all leaders and managers.
  • Others in my mgt. group and my boss.
  • Leaders set the tone in the company.

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Managing Change

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Goal 

This workshop is designed to help your organization’s departments and individuals understand the process of change, the environmental conditions for long-term successful change, and how to individually take control of one’s own change process in the midst of organizational change.

 Objectives

In order to strive to achieve the workshop goal, we will accomplish the following objectives:Understand the process of change and identify the common misconceptions that block successful completion of the process

  • Understand the process of change and identify the common misconceptons that block successful completion of the process
  • Recognize the impact of change on the individual:  mental, physical, behavioral and what to do to minimize its effects
  •  Understand natural resistance to change, along with effective strategies to deal with internal resistance
  •  Learn how to control the thought process, in order to CHOOSE more empowering responses to required changes
  • Practice the REFRAME technique with a Client-Specific Situation
  •  Develop an action plan / strategy to deal with a current/ or anticipated change situation

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Enhancing Employee Performance

“The Performance ap·PRAISE·al”

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This workshop is designed to provide you with the techniques to turn the Performance ap·PRAISE·al into a valuable tool for employee motivation. The focus is on effective preparation and delivery.

Audience:

Designed for managers and  supervisors, to strengthen their ability to prepare and facilitate performance appraisals more effectively.  Group size: from 10 to 20 managers. This course is ideal for instilling better appraisal consistency within departments and the overall organization.

Proven Program Flow:

  • Identify and overcome obstacles to the evaluation process
  • Use the performance ap·PRAISE·al as a management tool for employee motivation
  • Manage your expectations in order to get the most from your employees
  • Set “clear criteria” for evaluation
  • Encourage employee self-evaluation
  • Improve your delivery style
  • Incorporate the key elements into an effective evaluation system
  • Make the best of an existing systemIdentify some of the many things that shape our attitudes

Participant Benefits:

  • Inviting better responses and results from communication with appraisals
  • Approaches for greater communication confidence, clarity and consistency
  • Practice improving one and two-way communication and trust
  • Listening approaches to practice beyond the workshop
  • Relationship and mutual respect enhancement reminders
  • Proven tools for enhancing commitment and follow-up accountability

Tangible Results:

This highly interactive workshop provides practical approaches for every day use and it invites noticeable improvements in workplace communication and teamwork. Many of our clients have had us come back several times to train more employees or even their entire staff due to the welcomed results.

Accountability & Measurement: 

This single-day workshop works best when combined within a leadership series or by scheduling follow-up assessments and reinforcement training to accelerate and reinforce application of behavior principles.

Program Delivery Includes: 

  • Interactive on-site workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session individual leadership improvement plan
  • Helpful leadership assessments and group hands-on practice
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Great Returns on Your Skill-Building Investment!

Contact us for greater saivngs when combining multiple training services.

Target Growth Areas:

  • Analyzing and planning skills
  • Shared understanding & commitment
  • Self-knowledge & self-management
  • Team performance improvement tools
  • Listening skill improvement practices
  • Leadership communication tools
  • Relationship communication
  • Greater cooperation and follow-thru

 “Life has no rehearsals, only performance.”
         – Proverb

 “Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine actions than in the non-performance of base ones.”
          – Aristotle

When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 10 workshops we conducted,

100% of attendees said “YES”.

When asked to “who” or “why?” some of the many participant comments were: 

  • All of our company supervisors.
  • Good for every organizations’ leaders.
  • Helpful planning and practice for better results from appraisal process.
  • Takes the fear /reluctance out of the appraisal proces.s
  • To all Supervisors.
  • Others in our dept. including our boss.
  • All leaders who need to do appraisals.
  • To better communicate with staff.
  • Other co-workers.
  • Working level leaders in the company.

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Effective Delegation and Follow-up Skills

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This workshop is designed to provide you with effective methods for delegating work to employees in a manner that encourages high productivity and employee commitment.

Audience:

Managers, supervisors, and employees who wish to strengthen their ability to delegate more effectively.  Group size: from 10 to 20 people. This course is ideal for greater supervisory consistency for reinforcing healthy organizational culture.

Participant Benefits:

  • Approaches for greater delegation confidence, clarity and consistency
  • Better responses and results from coworkers and customers
  • Options for improving expectations and trust
  • Relationship and respect enhancement reminders
  • Proven tools for enhancing departmental or organizational information sharing

Tangible Results:

This program is highly interactive, provides practical approaches for everyday use and it invites noticeable improvements in workplace responsibility and teamwork.

Accountability & Measurement:

This single-day workshop includes helpful formats to accelerate and reinforce application after the training. Optional compatible training modules can help boost sustainability and daily practice by more of your people.

Program Delivery Includes:

  • Interactive workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session individual personal communication improvement plan
  • Quick and helpful  group hands-on practice.
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Program Length/Commitment:

Standard program structure is:  One full-day, with up to an email reminder within 4 weeks to support application and practice time and to help reinforce positive communication behavior improvements.

Proven Program Flow:

With an open mind and a willingness to participate you will learn:

  • The value of delegation to you and your employees
  • How to identify what can or can’t be delegated
  • When to delegate and when not to delegate
  • How to decide to whom to delegate a job or task
  • SIX Steps to successful delegation
  • How to “keep it delegated”

The focus of this workshop is on practical and usable information, including do’s and don’ts, problem prevention and time-saving tips.

Target Growth Areas:

  • Shared accountability
  • Shared understanding & teamwork
  • Communicating expectations
  • Observation and feedback skills
  • Leadership tools
  • Greater cooperation/team trust

“With delegation comes experience, with experience comes better decision making.” 

“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”
       –  Theodore Roosevelt

When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 10 workshops we conducted,

90% of attendees said “YES”.

 When asked to who or why? Some of the many participant comments were: 

  • Working level leaders in the company.
  • All of our company!
  • Good for every organization.
  • Gives some very realistic and life situations for communication.
  • Everyone has room for improvement.
  • To all Supervisors.
  • Co-workers, so they can be better listeners.
  • Others in my group and my boss.
  • Colleagues I work closely with.
  • Co-workers – we all can use some help in communicating with others.
  • Other co-workers.
  • The whole company.

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The Team Approach to Leading Others

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This workshop is designed to help executives or managers to refine their existing leadership skills for more effective outcomes with and through their team members.

Audience:

Leaders who with to enhance their present leadership skills or to lead others more effectively. Group size: from 7 to 14 people. This course is ideal for enhancing leadership team consistency between departments or as a kickoff to leadership team training series.

Participant Benefits:

  • Identify your strengths and areas to increase your leadership effectiveness
  • Explore ways a leader can earn more employee/peer trust and respect
  • Show how your personal development impacts others
  • Understand and adapt to individual behaviors better
  • Discover a method to help get greater employee/peer buy-in and support
  • Demonstrate how selfless service brings out the best in our leadership, ourselves and others
  • Review ways to help employees think more proactively from a leadership/big picture point of view

Tangible Results:

This solid program has been a best seller for over twelve years for good reason. It is highly interactive, provides practical approaches for every day use and it invites noticeable improvements in workplace leadership and followrship. Leaders are often pleasantly surprised by the results.

Accountability & Measurement:

This one-day workshop includes self-assessments and a follow-up email reminder after sessions to accelerate and reinforce application after the training. These follow-up approaches (and optional compatible training modules) help boost sustainability and daily practice by more of your people.

Program Delivery Includes:

  • Interactive workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session individual personal communication improvement plan
  • Quick and helpful self-assessments and group hands-on practice
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Program Length/Commitment:

Standard program structure is: One full day, with a recommeneded follow-up within 4 weeks to support application and practice time and to help reinforce positive communication behavior improvements.

Proven Program Flow:

  • Identify your strengths and areas to increase your leadership effectiveness
  • Show how your personal development impacts others
  • Discover ways to help facilitate better staff involvement and decision making
  • Clarify and recommit to shared values employees want to support
  • Establish or refine and communicate the vision for your functional area or department to your team
  • Review ways to help others think more proactively from a leadership point of view

Great Returns on Your Skill-Building Investment!

Contact us for greater saivngs when combining multiple training services.

Target Growth Areas:

  • Leadership skill-enhancement
  • Leading teamwork
  • Greater self-management
  • Relationship improvement tools
  • Leadership communication tools
  • Greater cooperation/team trust

“All good leaders work at building a cohesive team with a unified vision of a greater good.”
– Joe Tabers

“Developing yourself and your people is one of your most important leadership responsibilities.”
– John Maxwell

When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 10 workshops we conducted,

100% of attendees said “YES”.

When asked to who or why? Some of the many participant comments were:

  • All leaders at our company!
  • Every leader can improve if they are open to it.
  • Everyone has room for improvement.
  • For all leaders and managers.
  • Others in my mgt. group and my boss.
  • Leaders set the tone in the company.

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