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  • Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Leadership is not tied to a title or position but the individual who possesses the right combination of personality and the ability to think and act as a leader.

    Our rotating course offerings include:

  • Diversity and inclusion is no longer a matter of compliance but a key business strategy. Studies demonstrate that high-performing organizations are those that support diversity and inclusion, and these organizations are much more likely to meet their business goals including customer service, innovation and employee retention. Unfortunately, Deloitte's Human Capital Trends 2014 report indicates many companies are falling short in this critical area.

    According to Dr. Milton Bennett, human beings are not born interculturally attuned. This is a capacity that is developed in individuals and not just through exposure to diverse populations, but through intentional self-reflection that is focused on understanding the similarities and differences in human populations and motivations. Becoming an inclusive leader who understands the complexity of differences in the global environment is a key capacity for business success.

    An emotional response is often at the heart of interpersonal and organizational roadblocks to diversity culture change. This 4-part workshop applies the concepts of emotional intelligence to address the essential dilemma of diversity and inclusion: dealing positively with the inherently threatening existence of "people different from us."

    Over the course of five - four hour workshops, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the specific aspects of emotional intelligence critical for success in diverse environments, understand Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (EID) and how they shape both personal and professional behavior, use tools to increase competence in the four component areas of EID, and gain insight about your own strengths and areas for development. This model has been used and adapted worldwide.

    Our Effective Presentation Skills class is designed to improve formal as well as informal communication skills. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the tips and techniques of physical delivery as well as how to organize, format and write a presentation. This class will address presentations given from the standing position in front of a group of 10 to 100, and it will address presentations given at the conference room table (stand-up as well as sit-down presentations).
    Emergenetics is rooted in the concept that who you are today is the emergence of your behavior, genetic makeup and life experiences. Emergenetics provides a clear way to understand this intersection of nature and nurture through the Emergenetics Profile, built on four thinking attributes and three behavioral attributes that every person exhibits. The Emergenetics Profile is designed from a psychometric foundation to give each of us an in-depth knowledge of our unique make-up and provides an understanding of the person we are.

    When we look at the truly extraordinary people who inspire and make a difference you will see that they do this by connecting with people at a personal and emotional level. What differentiates them was not their IQ but their EQ - their emotional intelligence.

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of and to manage emotions and relationships. It's a pivotal factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that will determine how successful you are in life.

    The one-day course is designed to help master the basic concepts and techniques of this critical skill.

    The research is undeniable: managers and supervisors who lead using their Gallup-identified Strengths consistently outperform their competitors. This intensive one-day seminar, facilitated by Gallup and Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) certified Executive Coach Caren Dean, will show you how to leverage your top five strengths.

    In the workplace, there will always be stressful seasons. Stress is a reality and can never be completely eliminated from one’s life. But understanding one’s own stress response and the stress responses of co-workers provides an opportunity to improve work and home environments. Instead of simply responding to stress, you can learn how to proactively identify and alleviate stress in yourself and in others. Those who attend this class will be given a practical guide to understanding the way different personalities experience stress. We will focus on the different personality stressors, how stress manifests itself, how to respond to someone else’s stress, and ways to avoid increasing someone’s stress. This class easily applies not only to the workplace but also to any interpersonal relationship.

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    As a leader, your most powerful tool is the example you set for your co-workers and employees. This course will optimize your personal effectiveness by helping you:

    • Appreciate why leading by example matters
    • Cement the link between leading by example and personal effectiveness
    • Develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
    • Adopt a “Growth Mindset”
    • Craft a personal mission statement
    • Set personal and professional goals
    • Make the most of your time
    • Make stress work for you
    • Conduct meetings that drive results

    >Have you ever found yourself irritated by a team member who constantly questions your ideas and always requests to see the research and data to back it up? Do you try and avoid specific people on Monday morning so you don’t get stuck in a 20-minute conversation about “how was your weekend”? After seeing someone’s workspace do you ask yourself “I wonder if their hanging clothes are evenly spaced and organized by color?” Or maybe you’ve questioned how a teammate who works “in an office of chaos and despair” can be so successful in their job? If so, then this class is for you! Understanding how people feel, think and behave is more important to your long-term success than the brains, ambition and skill that got you noticed in the first place. This workshop gives you this understanding by utilizing a tool: Insight Personality Spectrum, a powerful, user-friendly version of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

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    When something goes wrong, do you tend to bounce back or fall apart?

    Resilience is that remarkable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. When you have resilience, you harness inner strength that helps you rebound from a setback or challenge, such as a job loss, an illness, a disaster or the death of a loved one. If you lack resilience, you might dwell on problems, feel victimized, become overwhelmed or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. Resilience can give you the ability to see past difficult events, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress. This course will define and help you understand resilience, discuss factors that affect how people deal with hardship, and help you develop a personal strategy for enhancing your resilience.

    With meetings eating 30 hours or more a month of the average manager’s time, and a constant stream of interruptions gnawing on what’s left, it’s no wonder most leaders find themselves adrift on a sea of stress. This fast-paced program is filled with real-world strategies and tactics for facilitating meetings that get results, making the most of every minute, and reducing the harmful effects of stress on our minds and bodies. Specifically, we’ll show you how to free yourself by learning to manage your energy and not your time, ensure that the most important things at work and at home get done every day and make stress work for you rather than against you.

    For entrepreneurs, managers or anyone in the workplace, understanding workplace ethics and etiquette is critical to individual and organizational success. Discover new information about the related but different concepts of business ethics and etiquette. Learn the how-to’s of making ethical business decisions. Then find out the five secrets of how to interact properly in business and social settings to improve your communication and networking skills.

    For details or to register, call 855-846-8252 or visit http://bit.ly/SCC-UGotClass.

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