Business Performance Improvement Workshops
Our workshops target the skills that have the greatest impact on your business. Choose the method of training that best suits the needs of your organization.
Designing a Collaborative Culture
Duration (3 hours) Wednesday February 8, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Collaboration can yield tremendous results for your business when enabled in the right way and at the right time. A collaborative culture can yield innovation, more efficient processes and high quality solutions that leverage the strengths of each team member. This half-day workshop uncovers practical opportunities and methods for increasing the level of collaboration in your business.
- Collaboration vs. competition
- Generational differences impacting collaboration
- Building collaboration opportunities into projects
- Online collaboration tools
High Impact Presentations for Business
Duration: (1 Day) Wednesday March 1, 8:30 am- 3:30 pm
Whether you find yourself presenting status updates in meetings, training large groups or delivering messages using virtual meeting software, this highly interactive workshop will help you refine your skills to deliver effective and engaging presentations.
- Setting the stage
- Starting with “Why” and making an emotional connection
- Engaging your audience
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Duration:(1 day) Wednesday April 5, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
As a leader, you deal with conflict in the workplace around every corner. This workshop examines 4 types of conflict and identifies how powerful negotiation skills can be leveraged to resolve and move forward toward Win/Win outcomes.
- Stakeholder negotiation framework and tools
- Preparing for a negotiation
- Gather, Clarify and Confirm questioning technique
- Four levels of conflict
Duration (1 day) Wednesday May 3, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
This one-day performance management related course looks at four ways to determine appropriate “SMART” goals and KPI’s for employees and departments. Most managers understand the SMART concept (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based) but struggle with creating “Meaningful Measurements” that are effective at motivating the employee while at the same time bettering the organization’s competitive position. By the conclusion of the course, the manager will have a new perspective and find it easier to identify SMART goal opportunities.
- Quick Primer on Basic S.M.A.R.T. goals and KPI’s
- Seeing your Business System to enable S.M.A.R.T. vision
- Finding S.M.A.R.T. (four tools)
- “Cascading” S.M.A.R.T. to operationalize organizational strategy
- Building S.M.A.R.T. examples (in class instruction) so that participants leave with some practical examples they can apply to their context.
Duration (3 hours) Wednesday June 7, 8:30 am-11:30 am
Making the transition from the front lines into a leadership position can bring a number of challenges and the ability to transform your thinking from purely operational into strategic, is among the greatest. This workshop examines the business as a system and reveals opportunities to shift to more long-term strategic thinking.
- Working “On” vs. “In” the business system
- Defining the strategic environment
- Putting strategy into action
Duration: (1 day) $180.80
Time management principles can be used to help us organize a more effective working environment. This workshop explores some of the time management principles and leads you to shaping your effectiveness in time management. You will learn techniques that relate to most work environments and how to employ tips that work for you. You will also take a close look at the need for balance in your life.
Duration (3 hours) Wednesday June 14, 8:30 am- 11:30 am
Delivering on the corporate strategy requires alignment of the human resources with the business goals. This workshop focuses on the business as a system and identifies the important role of workforce planning in the achievement of the business strategy.
- Seeing the business as a system
- Complicated vs. complex systems
- Uncovering knowledge in the system for succession planning
- Proactive and reactive succession planning