This closed training session will be led by Purple Ink Owner JoDee Curtis.
“Who, me? But, I’m not at all creative!” How often do you hear those words? Studies show that most adults use no more than a fraction, perhaps 10%, of their creative potential each day. Creativity is not something we’re born with; it isn’t a talent or a strength; and it’s rarely a requirement for hire. But it certainly is necessary to achieve success and excellence in your work! The good news is that creativity is a skill that can be learned and developed. A combination of knowledge, imagination and evaluation, creativity flows from the right information, combined with the natural talents of every individual. Through this workshop, you will tap into your unique creative potential and learn how to put creativity to work, especially in the area of problem solving.
Change is constant, and we are experiencing it more than ever. In this session we will explore the emotions around change, a change readiness assessment, and how to approach change. 70% of change efforts fail – how can you prepare to succeed?
Giving and Receiving Feed-Forward Information
The term feedback bears a historically negative connotation, conjuring up visions of difficult conversations about bad employee performance. This session will introduce the process of feed-forward – productive and positive performance discussions focused on future behavioral changes and continuation of excellent behaviors. The feed-forward process highlights methods for communicating through varied approaches. Feed-forward is a development opportunity for both the giver and receiver of information. Communication cannot be one-sided; leaders must be open to feed-forward information as well. Barriers to providing feed-forward information, as well as skills to overcome them, will be covered (i.e. “I’m worried about how he or she will respond”). This feed-forward session also includes skills to set clear expectations at the beginning of a project, making it easier to coach, share, and develop others.