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  Serve Others in the Workplace

Purpose: The purpose of this workshop is to help employees explore the relationship between leading and serving and to discover new ways to increase their level of service to others within the workplace. To create a service mindset, the workshop asks participants to examine models and strategies to help them create new ways of thinking about and delivering service to others.

Payoff: Participants will be armed with models and strategies to better serve, lead and influence others in the workplace. Specifically, they will:

  • Explore the relationship between leading and serving.
  • Examine the concept of an "other-centered" mindset.
  • Learn key models for serving others.
  • Understand the importance of emotional intelligence.
  • Develop professional standards for serving others.
  • Explore the impact of behavior on serving others.
  • Exercise the important skills of asking questions and listening.
  • Create a strategy for a difficult "serving others" situation.
  Communicate by Design

Purpose: All employees at one time or another encounter a difficult situation with one of their co-workers – a situation where the employee needs to give feedback. Yet in such situations, most employees tend either to avoid dealing directly with the situation, or if they do, they don’t handle it as well as they could. The purpose of this workshop is to equip employees with a framework for addressing feedback situations.

Payoff: In this session, participants will:

  • Explore their tendencies as a communicator when faced with difficult situations.
  • Learn how to set up their co-workers for success.
  • Examine fundamental elements of workplace interactions.
  • Learn and practice a four-step process for giving feedback effectively.
  Understand Your Interpersonal Style

Purpose: In this workshop, we help participants understand that interpersonal style has a tremendous impact on the ability to communicate effectively with others. Style awareness helps people understand that they have a responsibility to become versatile in how they interact with the world around them, particularly their co-workers. Expanding talents outside of their natural tendencies is critical.

Process: This session involves use of the DISC interpersonal style profile, analysis of the profile and application to workplace situations involving individuals with different styles. A focus on strengthening the ability to be versatile is a key application in this module.

Payoff: Upon completion of this session, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of their natural style tendencies.
  • Learn to identify the styles of the people around them.
  • Gain an understanding of the tendencies of other styles.
  • Learn how to work effectively with people who are different.
  Solve Problems, Make Sound Decisions

Purpose: Working in an organization involves two crucial skills – solving problems and making decisions. And the way we approach the process of problem solving and decision making can make or break our business, our teams, even our careers. In this workshop, we explore proven and effective tools for solving business problems and making sound decisions.

Payoff: Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between problem solving and decision making.
  • Clarify their business problems more accurately.
  • Overcome their own assumptions and other traps that get in the way of effective problem solving and decision making.
  • Use new tools to generate alternative solutions to problems, evaluate those solutions and create a problem-solving action plan.
  Cope with Change

Purpose: Change is constant. Rationally, it makes sense: organizations are either changing or dying. Fundamentally, employees get it. So why is it so difficult to deal with the actual changes? In this workshop, we help employees understand the difficulties of change on an individual and an organizational level. This understanding helps them more effectively navigate and support change within the organization.

Payoff: After completing this workshop, employees will be able to:

  • Explain the business case for change and why organizational change is necessary.
  • Identify current change-related challenges affecting them and their teams.
  • Outline the predictable human dynamics of change.
  • Identify the behavioral signs of emotional resistance to change in themselves and others.
  • Explain their own personal reactions and strategies for dealing with change.
  Strategies for Terrific Teamwork

Purpose: Here, we provide team members with tools and techniques needed for team effectiveness. In this session, participants first discuss team effectiveness in general and then identify ways they can help ensure effectiveness when working in teams in the future.

Payoff: Participants will:

  • Discuss the current state of teamwork within their organizations.
  • Describe the benefits effective teams can bring to an organization.
  • Identify characteristics of effective teams.
  • Explore key elements of team dynamics.
  • Develop competency in three strategies for fostering better teamwork.
  • Create an action plan for being a more effective, accountable team member.