Leadership & Talent Development

Leadership and Talent Development

  • Individual Contributor

  • Front Line Leader/Supervisor

  • Leader of Leaders/Functional Leader

  • Business Leader/Senior Manager

Individual Contributor

Person responsible for projects, processes, systems or programs. Typically no formal direct reports or authority and is successful through influence. Titles may include: Project Manager, Engineer, Specialist or Technician.

Foundation Program
Enhancing Influence Without Authority. This program provides rich personal and interpersonal awareness and communication skills for individual contributors of all types and even leader with form authority. Participants learn through assessments, video feedback, coaching, peer feedback and hands-on group learning experiences.

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Developmental Offerings

Everything DiSC Workplace/MBTI.  Duration:  Full & half-day.
Leaders and non leaders gain powerful personal insights and improve their personal and interpersonal effectiveness with either or both of these proven tools. Online assessments, group activities, focused presentation and action & learning logs for back on the job application.

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Being a Mentee. Duration: Half-day training & year long program
This half day training pairs and prepares "protégés" and mentors as they begin a productive cycle of "guided" self directed learning and development.   Mentors and protégés explore their roles together and establish a strong foundation. Learning topics are defined, a learning plan is developed and a cadence of contact is established in the fast paced half day kick-off training.

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Applied Project Management.  Duration: 1 or 2 days.
Based on PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (5 phases & 10 bodies of knowledge) this is applied, interactive, team-based training.  Applied because participants bring their own projects into the workshop and scale the approach to their projects, not the other way around. Interactive because the training is based on a fast paced "learn-do-share cycles. Team-based because participants work in teams (as they must in the real world)  and by doing so hone their team membership and leadership skills.

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Problem Solving & Root Cause Elimination.  Duration: 1 or 2 days
This workshop provides the key tools and processes to support and enable the eradication of chronic problems. Through various root cause analysis and in process tools students will be able to effectively identify root causes as the symptom error appears. The participants will also learn methods to stay connected with the overall strategy so that improvement resources are being used efficiently and contributing towards providing expected business results.

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Intro to LEAN and Continuous Improvement.  Duration: 1 day
This one day session is designed to provide an outline and overview of implementing and practicing LEAN. This session is intended to provide the participants with an understanding of why LEAN brings business results, how it can accomplish the intended objectives, and how to prepare the organization and individuals for a transformation.

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Enhancing Assertiveness  & Influence for Women.  Duration: 2 days
This two day session is designed to provide a supportive space for participants to understand, learn and practice skills to be an effective leader in current and future roles based on the unique problems women face in the workplace.

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Front-Line Leaders / Supervisor

Manages a small group that may or may not be interdependent. Typically no budget responsibility with strong process & performance emphasis. Titles may include: Supervisor, Team Lead, Lead or Cell Leader.


Foundation Program
Leadership Fundamentals-Leadership, Communication, Motivation, Teamwork & Coaching. 
This is an entry level leadership program that addresses many of the basic turning points and transitions of emerging leaders.  This program is designed to help new leaders gain clarity and comfort in the role of leader as well as build basic capabilities.

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Developmental Offerings

Everything DiSC Workplace/MBTI.  Duration:  Full & half-day.
Leaders and non leaders gain powerful personal insights and improve their personal and interpersonal effectiveness with either or both of these proven tools.  On-line assessments, group activities, focused presentation and action & learning logs for back on the job application.

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Teamwork-Achieving Results together.  Duration 1 or 2 days.
Working in teams with high levels of collaboration and interdependence are a fundamental aspect of organizational effectiveness.  Having employees who are capable of being good team members and team leaders is essential.  In addition to having good communication and personal skills, they must have a sound understanding of how teams work.  This workshop provides the knowledge and skills to ensure supervisors and mangers/team leaders function well in teams, make good decisions, get ahead of and address conflict and bring out the best in other team members.

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Managing Conflict.  Duration:  Full & half day
The purpose of this training is to provide supervisors with the knowledge to recognize causes of workplace conflict, the skills to facilitate resolution of conflict and clear steps on how to manage the work relationships once the conflict has been resolved.  Through assessments, workshop discussions and case scenarios, this training provides practical steps and techniques everyone can learn.

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Developing Others.  Duration:  Half day.
Organizations need a talent pool who can take the reins in any situation, to ensure continuity and effectiveness in alignment with the goals and objectives of the organization.  In this course, leaders identify the type of performance levels in their team and develop conversation strategies for each level.  Next they learn the different types and methods of development, a seven-step process for developing employees, and how career alignment affects career satisfaction  Participants receive tools and worksheets to use during development discussions with employees.

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Effective Performance Feedback.  Duration:  Full & half day
This unique program is aimed at helping leaders become more proficient and active in giving performance feedback.  During this program we help your leaders develop new, positive and enduring habits to increase performance, engagement and satisfaction by providing more effective performance feedback.  A memorable feedback experiment, scripting tools, phone/devise app and videos make this an active and beneficial learning experience with real ROI.

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Facilitating Meetings.  Duration:  Full & half day
The first part of this workshop is focused on planning and leading meetings that are more productive, a better use of time where people achieve alignment, make sound decisions and build the commitment to execute agreed upon actions.  In the second part, participants learn skills and techniques to actively engage meeting participants as well as dealing with the difficult bad meeting behaviors in a simple and systematic way.

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Leader of Leaders / Functional Leader

Manages other leaders, supervisors or group leaders. Manages a budget, people, plans at the department level and implements change. Titles may include: Manager, Plant Manager, Vice-President, President

Foundation Program
Leadership Skill & Style Development (LSSD). LSSD is designed to train leaders in a system and progression of skills, practices and tools aimed at increasing employee engagement, development, proficiency and ownership.

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Developmental Offerings 
Everything DiSC Management & 363.  Duration:  Full & half-day.
This powerful suite helps participating managers discover how DiSC affects management style including: creating a motivating environment, directing, delegating, developing others, decision making and problem solving.

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Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders combines the best of 360' feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus three strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a more productive and satisfying 360 experience.

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Emotional Intelligence.  Duration:  Full & half day
This training provides leaders with a simple yet powerful framework for thinking about emotional intelligence, a quantitative tool to measure their emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) and 66 specific, practical steps they can take to improve their EQ. Online assessment, in session video, group discussions and structured activities provide participants with the knowledge and skills for greater Self Awareness & Self Management as well as Social Awareness & Relationship Management.

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Hiring and Interviewing for Success.  Duration:  Half day.
This training focuses on behavior based interviewing as well as the interpersonal skills associated with effective interviewing. We will identify the steps involved and actually conduct a professional interview session. Participants will learn how to use the interview data along with other assessment information collected to make valid employment decisions.

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Performance Management.  Duration:  Full & half day.
Effective Performance Management skills is a critical driver of employee engagement and managers who are effective at employee performance management produce better business results. Participants will: - Focus on performance planning and communication-not just an annual appraisal. - Learn to set clear, aligned goals & expectations that improve performance and productivity. - Practice six tips on how to communicate with employees regularly and positively. - Avoid damage caused by jumping to conclusions regarding employee performance. - Utilize effective tools, templates and checklists to manage employee performance on a regular basis.

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Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.  Duration:  1 or 2 days
Initially based on Patrick Lencioni's best seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this training helps managers assess, diagnose, and build strong teams.  (trust. commitment. conflict. accountability. results). The workshop design can accommodate intact teams or groups of leaders, either way the training is applied and focused on their real team issues and dynamics. This training helps leaders understand and navigate the ritical dyamics to drive high performance teams: - Build Trust, otherwise members pull away and insulate themselves from each other. - Have Productive Conflict, otherwise members engage in "had-nodding" & artificial harmony. - Build Commitment, otherwise there is ambiguity and important things go undone. - Focus on Accountability, otherwise standards erode and finger pointing begins. - Achieve Results Together, otherwise team efforts are diffused or at odds.

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Creating High Performance Work Climates.  Duration:  full & half day
In this interactive, assessment and simulation based workshop participants experience the power that healthy and unhealthy climates have on employee satisfaction and performance. Leaders learn the importance of removing unnecessary hierarchy, closing "power-distance", to value people for more than their "hands" and how simple performance feedback boosts morale. Participants leave with concrete action plans and the motivation to implement.

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Business Leader / Senior Manager

Manages a business, business segment, region, business unit or a plant. Responsible for profit and loss, strategy and initiating change. Titles may include: Director, Plant Manager, Vice President, President.

Foundation Program
The LEAD Program. 
LEAD provides the tools and experiences leaders need to better understand and harness their personal and organizational potential. LEAD has helped thousands of leaders increase their impact and effectiveness in leading people, leading change and managing systems for results.

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Developmental Offerings
DiSC Work of Leaders- Alignment. Vision. Execution.  Duration: 1 or 2 days
This powerful suite helps participating managers discover how DiSC affects management style including:  creating a motivating environment, directing, delegating, developing others, decision making and problem solving.

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Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders combines the best of 360' feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus three strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a more productive and satisfying 360 experience.

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Strategic & Systems Thinking.  Duration: Full & half day
The focus of this session is to build participants' skills and capability in the five key components required for Strategic Thinking, Systems Thinking, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Thinking in Time, and Introspective Thinking. Participants learn by analyzing data, recognizing and accounting for cognitive bias and intuition, prioritizing the most important information and making decisions based on sound judgement.

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Strategic Planning-Engagement, Alignment & Execution.  Duration: Full & half day
Effective strategic planning and strategic thinking drives engagement, alignment and accountability to take action. This workshop covers all the steps of the strategic planning process with strategic documents supporting each step of the process and ending with a defined strategy for execution.  Participants review and examine the pros and cons of the three most common strategic planning approaches-Customer Intimacy/Partnership Strategy, Product & Service Leadership Strategy and Total Low Cost/Value Strategy.

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Creativity & Innovation.  Duration: 1 or 2 days
This workshop engages participants in examining key elements of innovative organizations; overcome many of the myths and misconceptions about creativity; and learn effective strategies to unleash the potential creativity and innovation within themselves and their organizations. Understand the nine dimensions of a " Climate for Innovation", do an assessment of their work unit's climate for innovation and develop action plans to enhance key climate dimensions.

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Being a Mentor.  Duration: Half day kick off training, Multi-month program
This half day training pairs and prepares "mentors" and protégés as they begin a productive cycle of "guided" self directed learning and development.  Mentors and protégés explore their roles together and establish a strong foundation. Learning topics are defined, a learning plan is developed and a cadence of contact is established in this fast paced half day kick-off training.

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Executive Coaching.  Duration: 1 day "quick-coach" and/or 6 month engagements
Coaching is a personal and professional learning process that is tailored to results of the senior leader. We use a number of assessment techniques and work with the leader to craft a detailed Leadership Development & Action Plan (LDAP). A coaching engagement usually incorporates the following phases: Intake & Initialization, Assessment, Feedback & Immersion, Monthly Support. The LDAP is developed during the Feedback & Immersion session.

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