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.
Everybody knows a little about a growing field of knowledge called Diversity, Equity and Inclusion but
what has your experience involved? In this interactive workshop, participants will take a deep look into
our own implicit biases, how they form, how to address them, and how to appreciate our increasingly
diverse world. The facilitator will include discussions on the use of pronouns for those with gender
non-conforming identities and concepts such as intersectionality. The group will practice how to be more
inclusive and create a space where no one is shamed or judged.
Whether for personal projects, small business or corporate branding, blogging is a hot trend. Get a
foundational understanding of the major platforms, how to build an audience and best practices to kick
start your new adventure with grade-A content. Tag on some social sharing tips and you will be ready to
hit the ground blogging.
Focus on the creative process of writing and creating the “down draft.” You will explore ways to engage
readers to accomplish our goals (including using the principles of “plain language”) and focus on
revision rather than drafting. Essential email elements and reader-focused strategies for the most
effective email communication will be discussed. Enjoy playing with “dental drafts” to learn and review
basic writing mechanics. Learn the 20 most common writing errors that can kill our credibility.
Creative and innovative thinking are vital in today’s workplace, and the willingness and ability to
innovate may be the most important job skill we can have. Innovation opens up possibilities and allows
us to both foster and sustain change and growth. We all hold the capacity for innovative thinking, even
if we don’t see ourselves as “creative.” Learn how to release, harness and leverage the energy you have
to innovate! This fun-filled day is packed with tips, tricks and strategies to unblock your mind, think
beyond the status quo and spark new ideas and perspectives.
ecause the quality of our thinking affects the quality of our lives, critical thinking is integral to all
that we do. In today’s workplace, critical thinking—the power to comprehend, analyze and evaluate—makes
all the difference. This course will examine the role and challenges of critical thinking at work,
spotlight wicked obstacles to your thinking and fallacies that can derail you and identify actions to
develop your own and others’ critical thinking skills. In addition, we will explore critical thinking as
a process of discovery to help you: spot flaws in arguments that others accept without question; find
creative, workable solutions where others see only problems; clearly articulate your position; make
quicker informed decisions; and take a confident stand for yourself.
Some key topics 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.
Emotional intelligence—the ability to recognize, understand and leverage the power of one’s own emotions
and influence the emotions of others—better predicts success in every sphere of life than IQ. And,
happily, emotional intelligence or EQ can be sharpened with training and practice. This program is
designed to start you on the path to EQ mastery.
Specifically, by the end of today’s session you will be able to:
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.
This course explores “What is right?” within the context of today’s workplace. No, we’re not going to
tell you what is “right.” Instead we will examine the impact ethics has on individual, group and
organizational performance and explore perspectives and processes leaders and others use to make ethical
choices and promote ethical behavior. Join us as we challenge and build on our own moral frameworks,
prioritize our ethical principles, confront ethical dilemmas, and both clarify and assess our personal
moral systems in terms of logic, priorities and consistency.
Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity.
In times of heightened uncertainty, many people are just hoping to survive until the storms pass, and the
smooth sailing happens again. But what if life is one storm of uncertainty after another with no
realistic end in sight? This course provides the necessary navigation skills for travel through the
storms and for turning them into opportunities for growth, change, innovation, excitement, and
fulfillment. Students will be introduced to the latest findings in Interpersonal Neurobiology, a
multidisciplinary framework for awareness and growth both personally and professionally.
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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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.
With many stressors competing for our time, life can seem overwhelming. In the buzz of work, family,
physical distancing, protecting our health, and caring for others, we can lose our center. Mindfulness
is not just meditation or yoga, it is a way of being in the world. In this workshop, learn about and
practice modern-day mindfulness by exploring a grounding technique, best practices and everyday
applications. Come away with a clearer directive for the days that lie ahead.
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:
If you’ve ever struggled to manage work and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. When “imbalance”
creeps in, we can feel overwhelmed, stressed and even lose our enthusiasm for life and what matters to
us. In this interactive and highly personalized course, you will clarify what work/life balance means to
you; examine the competing demands that steal your energy, focus and sense of well-being; and design a
plan to bring balance back into your life.Note: if you maintain a personal calendar please bring that
It’s no secret that LinkedIn is the top professional social networking site with 170 users in the United
States. Expand your career opportunities by establishing your professional online presence using
LinkedIn. This virtual workshop series will show you how to create a marketable profile to increase your
professional network and get you noticed!
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. 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.
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.
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