Workshops for Building a Better Workplace

CliftonStrengths® 3: Deepening Your Strengths-Based Culture

Once you have experienced both CliftonStrengths® workshops (one and two), you can reinforce the CliftonStrengths® conversation in the workplace with ongoing exercises to deepen the transformation to a Strengths-based culture.

JoyPowered® Workspaces

Are you settling for a tolerable workspace? In this session, JoDee Curtis, CSP, SHRM-SCP, CPA, challenges you to make yourself and your workspace JoyPowered®! Discover how to create a dynamic and inspired workspace by focusing on strengths instead of fixating on weaknesses. The JoyPowered® philosophy helps organizations and individuals understand how to structure their relationships and environments to focus on their strengths, bringing out the best in others and themselves. A healthy work culture doesn’t have to start at the top; an inspired workspace starts with YOU!

Conflict Management

Participants will learn about the good, the bad, and the ugly around conflict. We will view the different types of conflict, explore a model for conflict resolution, and identify which strategies are most effective. Explore the power of INVITING healthy conflict into meetings and/or one-on-one conversations leading to more commitment on the team. Don’t avoid it, bring it on!

Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” - Verna Myers. Define the concept of workplace belonging and discuss the importance of creating a sense of belonging and its impact on the workplace. We will explore the techniques used to create belonging at work and learn how to apply them, as well as discuss the roles of workplace allies and empathy. Following this session, you and your team will be well-equipped with actionable strategies to promote belonging in the workplace.


Everyone has unconscious biases, at least partially influenced by factors from our background, personal experiences, or societal stereotypes. This bias leads to microaggressions: the everyday slights, insults, putdowns, invalidations, and offensive behaviors that people experience in daily interactions with generally well-intentioned individuals who may be unaware that they have engaged in demeaning ways. This workshop will examine the types of microaggressions, explore ways to address them, and learn strategies for reducing and eliminating them for further inclusion

Smart Strategies for Recruiting in a Competitive Market

Ask not what the best candidates can do for you, but what you can do to get the best candidates! In this session, participants are encouraged to part ways with some of those traditional methods of connecting with candidates and embrace inventive approaches to finding the best candidates and meeting hiring goals. With today’s unemployment rate at a record low, it’s important to look for innovative ways to attract and stay engaged with candidates. But how? Offering concrete methods for maximizing technology, transforming your candidate experience with effective communication, and improving your employer brand, participants will leave this interactive session with fresh ideas to immediately impact hiring goals. Participants should come prepared to engage with the presenters and each other, sharing successful ideas and experiences in an effort to expand expertise so everyone can win at recruiting.

Engaging Remote Teams

These days, more and more teams are working fully or partially remote. That’s a great option for many organizations, but thought should be put into how to make it work for everyone involved. Having engaged employees is not only good for their mental health and productivity – it’s also good for your business. But what engaged your team when everyone was in the same room may not engage them on a computer screen. Learn how to make those working remotely happy!

Professional Writing Skills

Time equals money in the work world, so creating clear documents quickly that can be understood easily is crucial. Corporate as well as government communicators value this highly interactive workshop designed to help participants resolve two of their biggest written communication challenges: writing more effective documents while following a more efficient process. Practical, lively exercises help them increase their skills in Paragraph Performance from introductions to conclusions, Sentence Sense, Word Wisdom, and Format Force. Participants report that the quality of their work increases while the amount of time needed to produce it decreases, often by 1/3. A review of practical grammar and punctuation rules is included. Their documents and messages will look, sound, and feel more professional as they convey their image with style!

Email Gems

Do email messages in your organization resemble screen versions of the junk mail cluttering mailboxes? Since in-person visits, meetings, and luncheons aren’t an option right now, struggling to communicate successfully with email has become the new normal. This course helps participants develop Screen Savvy to create electronic messages readers view not as “junk” but as “gems.” Since email messages are only a keystroke away from deletion, the following gem qualities lead to messages more likely to be read instead: clarity for screen sense, carats for screen streamlining, cut for screen sensitivity, color for screen style, and facets for screen scannability. Included is a Certificate of Authenticity in the form of a helpful checklist to transfer their workshop skills back to the work place.