Designing Change for Success: The science and art of change management

Making changes in an organization is more complex than most leaders imagine. Designing change using a backwards-design model and getting the buy-in from employees makes the success factor increase dramatically. This training will examine how employees react to change. By the end of the workshop, participants will have walked through the backwards-design model by using a sample change they would like to implement.

Analyzing Leadership in Yourself and Others

Knowing your leadership style is critical in being able to lead others and build the type of organization beneficial to everyone. Leaders need to understand their own skill sets and the key elements to develop a strong leadership team. This training will guide you to identify the style of leadership in which you thrive and help you grow into a stronger leader. The workshop includes discussions of Six Sigma/Lean and the role IQ and Emotional Intelligence play in being the kind of leader that will inspire others to perform.

All for One and One for All, Building Inclusive Communities

Could you imagine going to a buffet where day after day there are only one or two specialties? Is there really one food, that if you had to eat for the rest of your life, you would eat for 21 meals a week? Diversity is the key to sustainable continuous improvement by offering a greater variety of opportunities for employees and customers. This training explores ways participants can improve an organization by creating a more inclusive work environment and workforce, and a broader range of services and products to customers. Discover how your organization can grow by developing a greater inclusivity.

Creating a Community of Innovative Thinking

Organizations want employees who deliver innovative thinking. Since much of the work is task driven, how do employees develop these skills? This training examines the creation of an innovative culture through creative and critical thinking problem-solving activities. Participants will discover to develop mind inventions and how employees can analyze their work to advance the organization’s mission. In a world where change is constant, employees who can shift their thinking and develop improved thinking for innovative design necessary for an organization to achieve the goal of continuous process improvement and employee engagement.

Delivering Your Message through Clearly Constructed Communication

After all has been said and done, there is usually a lot more said than done! In the communication landscape, there is so much noise that vies for employees’ attention. How do you make sure your employees are understanding the critical communication in your organization? This training gets to the point by examining oral and written communication that deliver results. Participants develop messaging that impacts employees by understanding the audience’s needs in crafting the communication.

Developing the Team on which Everyone Wants to Play

There is a synergy that successful teams have that make them the envy of others. Is it coincidence, luck, or magic that makes it happen? Of course not; it is design. Developing teams can be complex work and like any great relationship it takes the willingness of the members to make it happen. This training examines the elements of successful teams and what goes into their design – what leaders need to analyze for the scope of work and the kind of members that the team needs. The participants discuss what responsibilities members must demonstrate to make the team perform to the highest standards.

Mentoring to Gain Professional Skills

Mentoring is an opportunity to improve employee performance. Taking the time to reflect, and learn from the quality experiences of others, is the key to build sustainability in an organization. As no employee knows everything, mentoring is one of the strongest forms of learning. When mentoring is done well, employees are engaged, develop a deeper respect for one another, grow their skill sets, and share the mission and vision of the organization. This training covers the elements to develop a mentoring program beneficial to the mentor and mentee. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have the knowledge to fulfill both roles to make the mentoring experience successful.