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NEW PROGRAM: The Book Project

How to Create Good Habits (And Replace Bad Ones)

From brushing our teeth in the morning, to the route we take home from work at the end of the day, we are—for both good and ill--creatures of habit. The good news is that we are never destined to be defined by our habits. This presentation provides participants with practical steps they can take to create healthy habits, as well as replace the ones that create barriers to success.

 

Redefining Productivity

If you are like many and feel overwhelmed by your to-do list all day but lay in bed at night feeling like you didn't get enough done, this training is for you. We will work together to bust the stigma surrounding 'busy' and 'productive' so we can implement new tools and new definitions that fit best in your life during this season.

 

Building Resilience by Shifting Perspective

This hands-on workshop takes the ambiguity out of building resilience by providing actionable steps to shift your perspective, build a resilience plan and cultivate resilience in your communities. You will leave this workshop feeling prepared and excited to take on any experience life sends your way.

 

Introduction to the Enneagram (multi-hour)

"The Enneagram (Ennea=9, Gram=Diagram) is simply a map for self-discovery. The diagram describes the 9 basic personality types based upon their unique ways of relating to the world." With its accurate and clear descriptions, you will discover why you think, feel, and behave in certain ways. The power in this knowledge is the ability to capture and transform the self-defeating behaviors into personal empowerment. "The gift of the Enneagram is that through self-discovery, one can create and sustain meaningful and lasting relationships with others and themselves." (The Road Back to You, pg. 25)

 

Sleep for Success: Developing Healthy Sleep Habits

Far too often, we come to work sleepy and groggy--exhausted before the workday even begins; as a result, our morale, productivity, and efficiency suffer.

 

Reading with Purpose: Improve Your Reading Skills and Habits

Reading is an essential, inescapable part of our lives; Every day we read emails, memos, instructional guides, articles, books, and much more. Simply put, we are all readers.
In this presentation, you and your team will learn how to take active control of the reading process, discovering practical skills and techniques along the way that will help you read faster, smarter, and more. As a result, your team will acquire the resources they need to communicate with increased productivity and efficiency.

 

Communication Styles

How many people wake up every morning with the intention of jumping on someone else's last nerve? Not many, right? But isn't that how it feels some days? You want to be successful, but there's that one person who you just can't see eye to eye with. You try to communicate, but the conversation always seems to go nowhere. Don't throw in the towel! We're here to help! Learning occurs in a fun, interactive, communicative atmosphere.

  • Identify your communication style and discover details about all four styles.
  • Learn how to "flex" your style to communicate more effectively with others.
  • Understand why communication is so important in the workplace.
  • Discuss the implications of ineffective communication.
  • Learn to identify each style in your own workplace.

 

The Six Thinking Hats (Very interactive/Fun/Engaging Format)

Did you know meetings waste 37 billion dollars a year? If you have ever been in a meeting and thought it as a waste of time—we can help. The 6 thinking hats allows every participant to provide their best thoughts to solve problems as a team. A murder mystery is integrated into this training to build teamwork and to cultivate creative problem-solving. This training helps you:

  • Learn how to help your entire team contribute to an idea.
  • Keep rants, monologues, and overbearing personalities at bay.
  • Create space so people can speak freely and confidently.
  • Solve problems quicker and more systemically.

 

COFFEE BREAKS

A new way to develop professionally through micro-learning, 30-minute sessions. Come share your coffee break with us and learn something new while you're at it!

  • Raise Your Voice: The How, When, & Why of Persuasive Communication
  • Ditch the Drama: The Art of Constructive Conflict
  • Procrastination... Friend or Foe
  • Are You Managing Your Time or Is Your Time Managing You?
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Mindset
  • Get Out of Your Own Head

 

ASSESSMENT

True Colors® is an easy to understand, easy to remember temperament/personality model that helps people of all ages increase their personal performance. The use of our model will
help increase understanding of yourself and others as well as improve communication. True Colors® also helps create a spirit of collaboration, cooperation and synergy. (Minimal fee per participant to cover cost of the True Colors booklets used in class and given to each participant for future reference.)

 

TEAM BUILDERS

Need a little spark in your workplace? Let us mix things up and bring some energy back to your department by facilitating a fun team builder. Would you like to build a marshmallow mountain? Figure out Einstein's riddle? Put your brains together to determine what it takes to survive a shipwreck? Or maybe a Who Dun It game is more your speed. Whatever the case, we have multiple options to fit just want your team needs.

 

BOOK DISCUSSIONS

*Need some staff development in your own backyard? How about a book discussion? We are happy to facilitate on the following books:
For managers:
Nine Minutes on Monday
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
The Way of the Shepherd
Leaders Eat Last
START
Finish
The Gifts of Imperfection
Dare to Lead

For a general audience:
Unlikely Teachers
Fierce Conversations
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

We are also available to facilitate other book selections given a month's notice.