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Developing your team is important for their – and your organization’s – future success. But just looking at a list of training topics can be overwhelming. Who knew there were so many things your team can learn about? It’s often difficult to decide what kind of leadership development would benefit your organization.

If you’re wondering which topic to choose, try asking yourself a few questions.

What’s in the news lately?

What’s going on in the news often affects the workplace. If something’s a major topic of discussion (in or out of the office), your employees may be unsure about what they should be doing about it. For example, we’re still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and probably will be for years to come. Based on that, it may be helpful for your team to have some education around virtual work, email etiquette, or emotional intelligence, to name a few ideas.

What could your organization be better at?

Think about what your organization’s goals are and what skills your team might need to develop to get there. Are you looking to increase diversity and inclusion in your workplace? Could your recruiting process use some improvement? Need a better strategy for setting goals? There’s training on all those topics and so many more.

What’s causing problems and complaints in your organization?

Think about the causes of the issues or conflicts you’ve been dealing with lately. Maybe your team needs to build understanding of each other’s strengths and how to work together more effectively. Maybe your supervisors aren’t the best at sharing helpful performance information. Maybe your customer service isn’t up to scratch. Good news – there’s a training for that!

If you’re still feeling uncertain about which leadership development topics fit your situation, below are some topics we offer that have been popular in the last 12 months – and they’re applicable for almost any organization or team.

  • CliftonStrengths® – An assessment and training on your team members’ strengths and how to use them to achieve excellence.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – Understanding hidden biases and how to create a culture of inclusion and belonging that is harassment-free.
  • Creative Problem Solving – Tapping into your creativity skills (we all have them!) and putting them to work to solve problems.
  • Emotional Intelligence – An assessment and training on 15 emotional skills, their impact, and how to balance their usage for increased professional and personal well-being.
  • JoyPowered® – Learning how to create a positive, healthy work culture, no matter where you are in the organization.

At Purple Ink, we pride ourselves on being flexible and creative – we won’t give you a cookie-cutter solution. If you need some advice on which training is right for your team, reach out to us! We’d be glad to chat about your organization and its unique challenges, then make suggestions on which workshops we think might be right for you.

Emily Miller
Emily Miller
Emily is Purple Ink’s Director of Marketing. She enjoys being able to exercise both her creative side and her analytical side, and as a Learner, loves helping to create new services and tactics and discovering the best ways to share them with the community.

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