Workshops for Leadership Learning
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.
Everyone has the potential to succeed, but what distinguishes people who manage to set goals and achieve excellence? This Goal Setting workshop explores the nature of goals and a process for mastering the art of setting and achieving them. Participants will discover how to:
- differentiate between goals and objectives
- develop a SMART objective
- maintain focus on a goal
- collaborate with team members to achieve individual goals
- connect to a company, team or department goal
- focus on what they do well
- keep track and celebrate successes
FMLA: What Managers Need to Know
This session, for staff managers, provides background information about FMLA, how to spot the signs that FMLA may be needed by an employee, FMLA documentation and legal measures, as well as your organization’s specific FMLA process. By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of and ability to comply with FMLA and also when to communicate with and involve HR in the process.
The art of effectively delegating work to team members is critical to an optimally functioning organization. Yet, high potential individual contributors are often promoted to leadership positions without the skills or knowledge to delegate. In this session, leaders will identify what it means to be intentional and deliberate about delegating and how to achieve a positive dynamic in which all parties share accountability and control. Participants will explore the value of delegation and its benefits to all parties and the organization as a whole. Participants will also analyze how to overcome internal or external barriers to delegation (i.e. “I can do the work better than anyone else”).
Individual Strengths Coaching
Especially recommended for directors, supervisors and team leaders (generally following a CliftonStrengths® workshop, but can be requested prior to or without workshop). Individuals delve deeper into their personal Signature Strengths and the impact of those strengths on their management and leadership styles. Included is also an analysis of the strengths of team/staff members and insights into better management through strengths empowerment.
Who are you? How do you want to be perceived in the professional world? What signature strengths could you exhibit in your profession that define your uniqueness, your talent, your attitude and your potential? These are just a few of the questions you will explore as you consider the elements of your own personal branding. Learn how to engage in a self-reflection that leads to greater understanding of what you bring to your personal, professional and public life. Discover how you can communicate, market and celebrate your individuality, as you seek to establish a name for yourself and develop a reputation of authenticity in the workplace. Then, create a plan to take your personal brand to the next level by harnessing the benefits of modern communication and social media.
What to Document and Why: Managers Guide to HR Laws
Building a strong foundation in trust from day one will go far with your organization. You can set your organization up for success simply by following procedures and understanding the legal consequences if you don’t. In this session, we demonstrate how laws such as FLSA, ADA, HIPAA, etc. can impact managers daily. We equip the team with instructions on our JoyPoweredTM Model approach to navigate any situation and guarantee managers are in compliance and acting as an extension of the HR team.
Time Management and Goal-Setting for Optimal Productivity
During this session, participants will understand the impact of setting goals and managing their time effectively to achieve their goals, both personal and professional. The group will share their current time management habits – both successes and pitfalls – and brainstorm practical approaches to improve their current issues. Also covered are ways to limit procrastination as well as how to better prioritize and plan.
The Art of Effective and Efficient Meetings
That’s right! Running an effective meeting is an art! And you can develop the skills to be a master at it. In this one-hour workshop you will dissect the five most common complaints about meetings, then move on to the eight steps to an engaging, efficient and effective meeting. From clear expectations, to a disciplined agenda, all the way to an appropriate follow-up, you will learn the secrets of an expert meeting style that impresses and delivers.
The word “communicate” comes from the Latin word “communicare.” Communicaring Leadership provides tips, techniques, and strategies to help participants communicate more competently, confidently, and compassionately. What is the difference between being a manager and a leader? Leaders use these RARE concepts: Rapport, Attitude, Respect, Expectations. This workshop will help participants identify traits of outstanding leaders, including assertive conversational styles; differentiate between being a leader and a manager; discover RARE strategies to lead and motivate others by using their Heads, Hands, and Hearts to your organization’s fullest advantage; and create ABCD plans that help them go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty for ongoing communicaring leadership. A companion course called Communicaring Colleagues can be customized to meet your organization's needs.
Storytelling: The New Workplace Competency
Traditional internal communication strategies are no longer working to build connections. Cultivating effective ways to communicate is vital for building relationships with internal and external clients by utilizing storytelling practices to strengthen communication skills and build compelling messages. Using workplace scenarios, this interactive session introduces effective practices designed to build leadership interpersonal skills as well as more vibrant cultures.