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On-Site Training Programs

For Employees: Please contact your HR department about scheduling classes at your worksite.

For Organizations: If your organization would like to be contacted about scheduling classes, please contact us.

Program Offerings

Supervisor and Management Seminars and Workshops

Being an Effective Mentor - What does it take to be an effective mentor? Take this class to learn the 6 dimensions of mentoring and how to apply them for success with those employees you are guiding as their mentor.

Coaching for Success - Coaching addresses the most important role and opportunity for managers - bringing out the best in their employees. Supervisors and managers who coach their employees go beyond the everyday performance of "duties as assigned" to highlight potential and bring out the best in the individuals they coach.

Conflict Management - For many supervisors and directors, disciplinary action and conflict resolution are among the most challenging tasks and obligations. Becoming more familiar with the "how to's" of conflict resolution will greatly improve department productivity and morale. Confrontation styles will be explored along with their appropriate use.

Decision Making for Managers - Managers are regularly called upon to make decisions that involve both opportunity and risk. Fortunately there are a variety of ways to make decisions depending on the situation and the people involved. Attend this class to learn specific decision making techniques, what to consider in your decision, and how to select an appropriate way to decide so that you can feel more confident with your decisions.

Delegating for Results - Delegation is not a discrete activity that just pops up from time to time. It should be considered an integral element in strategic planning for the organization. Managers who delegate help an organization adapt to competitive environments, adjust for internal reasons (personnel change, expanding, or downsizing), and fulfill the organization's mission. Good managers necessarily learn how to delegate effectively. In this course, you can gain skills to make you a master of delegation.

Developing Work Teams - Understanding team function is imperative in having a positive and productive workplace. This session introduces managers to the concept of team function while exploring how group dynamics drive the team as a whole.

Diversity in the Workplace - Many differences exist among coworkers and clients. These dynamics range from race and gender to class, sexual orientation, generational differences, physical ability and age differences. This workshop will address how diversity plays a significant role in our workday as well as our own understanding of bias and how it can be acted out even in the most innocent circumstances.

Documenting Discipline - Documenting is part of "paying attention" to what your employees are doing on the job, including opportunities for both praise and correction. This session addresses what should be documented and illustrates examples of useful documentation.

Effective Meetings - Most groups and organizations could not function without meetings. Attend this class to learn tips and tools for proper planning and direction that can lead to more productive meetings.

Effective Performance Appraisals - Effective performance appraisals are essential to quality management and employee productivity. Attend this session to learn positive techniques for delivering performance evaluations that help your employees to recognize their achievements and highlight areas where they can continue to develop.

How to Be a Good Manager - Participants in this class will begin by identifying their personal managerial characteristics. Then we will explore the skills that supervisors need to lead their organizations in the 21st century: communication, teamwork, coaching, business analysis, continuous improvement, technology savvy, project management, writing and documentation, and resource management.

Interview Process - The careful selection of employees is one of the most important jobs of a manager and others who assist in the hiring process. This class will provide tools to guide you to hire the best person for the job and to comply with state and federal regulations.

Mediation Basics - Mediation is an alternative to other costly and adversarial processes used for employees in conflict. This class is designed to review mediation as a process and aid in identifying the need for basic level mediation while providing a framework for intervention.

Motivation in the Workplace - Motives are the "whys" of behavior - the needs or wants that drive behavior and explain what we do. Motivation is essential in order for you to meet and exceed standards and expectations at work and to achieve your personal goals. This class will help you to understand your own motivation and that of others. You will also learn ways to increase and leverage self-motivation and to assist the employees you supervise to make the best use of motivation for their work.

Organizing and Conducting Presentations - Most managers are expected to lead presentations to staff, executive officers, and/or board at regular intervals. During this informative workshop the focus will be on the skills for preparing and giving a presentation. We will also explore ways to brighten up and energize existing presentations.

Organizational Communication - Managing communication through technology and conducting any type of meeting takes a certain amount of skill and patience. In this workshop we will explore ways to facilitate workplace interactions.

Preparing Staff for Organizational Change - Change is fundamental to all workplaces. Being able to adapt enables employees to survive in an environment where change is inevitable. As managers we have the responsibility to support these transitions while also recognizing staff and department needs during change processes. Attend this class to learn how to communicate change while also moving ahead to implement change.

Providing Effective Feedback - Good feedback comes in different forms, and supervisors need to recognize when and how to deliver those messages. We will learn how to use the 3 main forms of feedback in a way that leads to better understanding for manager and employee.

Reasonable Suspicion - This course delivers the necessary tools and skills to recognize and appropriately handle employees exhibiting signs of substance abuse. The class includes information on the effects of common drugs and alcohol and the impact that can have in the workplace. Attendees will learn physical, behavioral, speech and performance cues related to substance abuse and a supervisor's responsibilities to ensure a drug-free workplace.

Respectful Workplace - Confronting Harassment - Maintaining a Respectful Workplace is essential for a positive, productive work atmosphere. Laws and policies against harassment play an important role. This course explores law and policy as well as focusing on identifying, reporting, and preventing harassment in the workplace. Special attention is placed on the individual company's policy and procedures.

Utilizing Positive Management - What makes a good manager or supervisor? Being a good manager takes practice and team work. From making administrative decisions to conducting meetings and supervision, this position calls for specific skills. A focus on positive management style will be reviewed along with communication and team leading skills.

Workplace Violence Prevention - Violence can erupt in the workplace for many reasons and it is imperative that employers have a response that includes policy and procedure. In this class we will identify prevention strategies and explore interventions to avert violence in the workplace.

Workplace

Communicating With Your Boss - Communicating with authority figures can be challenging. However, in order to be a productive and satisfied team member, you must communicate effectively with your coworkers and your managers. Join us to learn about different manager styles and characteristics and the strategies to communicate effectively with them.

Communication Skills at Work - Being able to interact well with our coworkers and clients in the workplace is a must for all employees. However, everyone has his or her own oreferred communication style. This interactive workshop will focus on communication styles and provide tools for successful communication in the workplace.

Coping with Conflict - Conflict is a normal and necessary part of the workplace environment. Resolving conflict does not have to be a negative experience. Out of conflict comes professional and personal growth. Conflict styles and management techniques will be explored along with suggestions for appropriate use of each style.

Customer Service: It's Everybody's Business - In this workshop we will focus on the service of "customer service" by looking at who our customers are and how we can meet their needs. We will pay special attention to the importance of serving our internal customers well. Attendees will learn specific techniques to handle emotional aspects of customer service and to focus on value added for each customer interaction in person, by phone, or email.

Dealing with Difficult People - The Know-It-All-Expert, the Sherman Tank and the Sniper - do these descriptions sound familiar? We also have to identify the difficult person we are in order to understand others. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the characteristics of challenging people and how to cope when faced with challenging situations.

Diversity in the Workplace/Valuing Differences - Many differences exist among coworkers and clients. Many differences exist among coworkers and clients. These dynamics range from race and gender to class, sexual orientation, generational differences, physical ability and age differences. This workshop will address how diversity plays a significant role in our workday as well as our own understandings of bias and how it can be acted out even in the most innocent circumstances.

Drug Free Workplace - This course addresses drug and alcohol policies as they relate to the Drug free Workplace Act and the policies of your employer. The class includes symptoms and effects of common drugs and alcohol as well as the features of abuse and addiction. Attendees will also increase their knowledge of treatment strategies and resources for treatment within the community.

Emotional Intelligence at Work - Being able to cope with our own emotions and those of others is key in being successful in the workplace. Understanding and identifying the elements of Emotional Intelligence (EI) will be the primary focus of this workshop while also building skills to enhance workplace interactions.

Improving Personal Productivity - This workshop provides participants the opportunity to examine their own work and life habits as tools for improving personal productivity. Woven into this thought-provoking session is information on self-care, time management, stress management, and good communication.

Managing Organizational Change and Transition - As with all aspects of life, change is a key component to success. Being able to adapt allows us to survive in an environment where change is inevitable. As we all experience change and transition, we travel through a variety of stages along the way. Learn how to immunize yourself and create change hardiness as a tool for coping with change.

Presentation Skills - Does the thought of speaking in front of a group terrify you? Have you spoken to a group so many times you could do it in your sleep? Does the audience fall asleep when you are speaking? If you can answer yes to any of these questions then this workshop is for you! During this informative and entertaining workshop we will focus on the skills for preparing and giving a presentation. We will also explore ways to brighten up and energize presentations that you may already provide.

Reducing Workplace Negativity - Every workplace seems to have personality conflicts, interpersonal friction, and the occasional bad attitude. A little bit is normal and to be expected. However, too much negativity can block productivity, ruin morale, and stifle positive change. Attend this class to learn strategies for preventing and dealing with negativity that you may encounter.

Sexual Harassment Identification and Prevention - Sexual Harassment is a serious issue in the workplace. This course explores harassment law and policy as well as focusing on identifying, reporting, and preventing harassment in the workplace. Special attention is placed on the individual company's policy and procedures.

Time Management/Managing Your Work Day - In this class we will discuss how you are actually spending your time, setting priorities, using reminder structures such as all types of calendars and task lists, handling time wasters, and conquering procrastination.

Time Management/ Special Assignments - This class is about handling special assignments and projects beyond your everyday duties at work. Attendees will learn techniques for careful planning, setting milestones and deadlines, and allowing "float" in your process. We will include tips for tracking and communicating about your progress and for staying motivated along the way. Most important, we will include evaluating and celebrating your project completion.

Understanding and Avoiding Job Burnout - Unfortunately many employees experience the adverse effects of burnout. Whether working in a corporate or community setting it is crucial to address "burned out" employees and provide support. This workshop focuses on identifying burnout in yourself and others. It also presents intervention ideas for prevention of future burnout.

Workplace Violence Prevention - Violence can erupt in the workplace for many reasons and it is imperative that employers have a response that includes policy and procedure. In this class we will identify prevention and explore interventions to curb hostility in the workplace.

Personal Life and Balancing Work and Home

Coping with Grief and Depression - Many factors influence how we grieve the loss of someone or something. Unique circumstances can prevent us from processing our grief causing us to become "stuck." This session will explore common stages of grief and provide coping skills while addressing ways to identify when professional help is needed.

Eldercare Issues: Parenting Your Parents - When the responsibility of caring for an elderly or disabled adult falls on their children, serious concerns arise. Many logistical as well as emotional needs must be explored. This unique and caring session will identify Eldercare resources as well as strategies for taking care of the caregivers.

Developing a Healthy Relationship - This course outlines basic steps to maintain a good and healthy relationship. We will explore the topics of honesty and accountability, open and honest communication, negotiation and fairness, shared responsibilities and mutual benefit.

Mindful Parenting - attending to the emotional needs of our children. This course addresses stressors, school work, family time, and difficult behaviors.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - Are you in control of your mind, or is your mind in control of you? Learn about the practice of Mindfulness including some simple mindfulness exercises to increase awareness, generate joy, and increase acceptance of what is. Learn tools to refocus, refresh, and reform our thoughts. Experience a clearer focus on job and life responsibilities.

Money Matters - Money does matter. In this class participants will identify money management goals, set up a budget to continue using, and learn what to do if your money situation is out of control.

Personal Stress Management - Stress is an unavoidable part of everyday living. However, learning to effectively manage stress is an attainable skill. This interactive workshop offers insight into the sources of personal and professional stress and provides tools for effective stress management.

Stress Management and the Holiday Season - This session will discuss the difference between beneficial and challenging stressors. We will discuss the common stress related themes that occur during the high intensity time of the holidays, including family dynamics, financial concerns, and travel. This session will include coping methods and stress reduction techniques.

The Working Mother - Take a look at some useful tips on creating balance between work and home life. Learn how to take care of yourself while attending to the needs of your family.

The Working Stepfamily - Many employees face at-home challenges unique to "blended families." This workshop will address the special needs of blended families and suggest ways to make the transition smoother for everyone. Issues such as bonding, positive discipline and establishing family rules will be explored.

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