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Change Management and Building Resilience

Half-day course | Facilitator: PivotU Facilitator

Do you ever feel like change is being "done to you?" Don't let change manage you while creating more stress and frustration. During this course, you will learn the four phases that every human being goes through during a change. You will discover what we need to know, hear, and see during each phase, and finally, you will learn what you can do to help yourself and others during these four phases. Don't let change manage you while creating more stress and frustration.

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Communication and Influence

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

We all communicate but do we truly influence the others around us so that they hear our ideas and our message? How do we get them to take action based on our communication? Learn how to influence others through communication.

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Conscious Choosing for Flow – Moving from Conflict to Creativity

Two Day Program | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Does your team struggle with…the free flow of information, disconnection from others because of conflict and misunderstandings, lack of clarity or misalignment of goals? What if…you could learn a simple, tried and proven way of transforming the destructive tension of conflict into the dynamic energy of creativity, on the spot, while addressing the needs of organization, teams, and individuals to create buy-in and shared goals?

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Decision Making – It’s More Than you Think!

Half-day course | Facilitator: Sue Breland

Living is a continual procession of decisions. In the workplace, leaders must be more cognizant of the effect of the decisions they make, the style of decision making they chose, who should be involved in decisions and at what point others are brought into the process. This course provides activity-based learning, tips and tools for making decisions and how to act on decisions for yourself and your organization with confidence.

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Developing Performance Goals and Standards

Half-day course | Facilitator: Sue Breland

Unless managers and team leaders are successful in spelling out the organization’s specific goals, their team members are not going to know how to meet those objectives. This module shows trainees how to establish specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-framed performance goals. It then illustrates the steps that gain team member agreement and commitment to those performance goals.

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E-mail, E-Writing, and E-Influence

Half-day course | Facilitator: PivotU Facilitator

Use the ACE model (Audience, Content and Execution) to make sure that you are targeting your emails and e-writing for the right people to make the right decisions at the right time. Learn about laws of internal communication. Learn how to tell stories in email without going on and on…. Apply rules to make sure that your emails get read and get a response! Regardless of your level in the organization, you can make a difference in how you communicate and influence.

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Employee Engagement Best Practices

Full-day course

Participants will learn about the eight key components of creating a community These include learning & development, recognition, diversity and inclusion, selection for fit. This course will present best practices for enhancing each of the eight components and multiple tools that can be adapted to your corporate environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on processes and techniques for fostering employees’ voice in decisions that affect their work.

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Everything DiSC Workplace®

Full-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

This course will help you build better relationships — one relationship at a time. It can be beneficial to everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. Participants will be able to understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

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Future Search – From Vision to Implementation

Full-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Future Search is a strategic and action planning methodology that considers all voices in the room when it comes to planning the future of the organization. Future search is a planning process used around the world by business firms, communities, and non‑profits (NGO’s). It enables people to act together on common ground no matter how they differ in status, specialty, education, job, gender race, and ethnicity. The more diverse the group, the more successful the meeting.

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Harrassment in the Workplace

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Creating a respectful workplace goes beyond legal compliance. Social media requires a greater reach for employers to lay out clear expectations about behavior to make sure they don't compromise employee interaction with careless activities and comments, disrespectful or inappropriate behaviors.

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HR and Organizational Development

Full-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Bring a systems perspective to the organization by identifying business performance barriers and opportunities, determining underlying causes, focusing on system impacts, clarifying potential consequences of various interventions, and implementing alternatives. Key topics covered include systems thinking, organizational culture, change management, coaching, group dynamics, and aligning strategy, organizational design, performance management and rewards.

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Introduction to Presentation Skills

Half-day course | Facilitator: PivotU Facilitator

Knowing a subject well and making a presentation on that subject require two different sets of skills. Public speaking is often rated as the number one fear in America. In this half day session, you will have an opportunity to work on an existing or upcoming presentation. Learn how to determine how much content and detail should be provided. Learn about the use of graphics to make your message more powerful. Gain confidence and skill in speaking before any audience.

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Leader as Coach – Strengthening Feedback Skills – Webinar

Virtual course | Facilitator: Pat Bell

In many situations, two people are uncomfortable with feedback and coaching sessions; the employee and the supervisor. Help supervisors gain confidence by looking at the positive role of feedback to the success of their employee performance.

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Leading Employees Through Organizational Change – Webinar

Live Webinar | Facilitator: Pat Bell

Leading your team through change begins with understanding how employees can get stuck in each stage. This four quadrant approach helps leaders to identify behaviors and strategies to move employees through the change cycle in a productive, meaningful way.

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Leading Successful Projects

Full-day Course | Facilitator: Sue Breland

Today’s managers lead and are a part of project teams who are responsible for projects that have a direct and significant connection to the bottom line. Project management is a skill set that any leader can acquire with training that effectively addresses the overall processes required for success. Managers must keep each team focused, meet deadlines and adhere to a budget. A streamlined process can help pull it all together.

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Leverage Your Unique Thinking Styles – Six Thinking Hats

Full-day course | Facilitator: Lisa Bargsley

You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six valuable functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic “thinking hat.” By mentally wearing and switching “hats,” you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting. Train, Learn and Transform your teams into a more cohesive group with a common approach and understanding to thinking and problem solving.

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Listening Skills for Employees

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

We all have a natural style of listening. Good communication is one of the most valued skills in the workplace. Effective listening is crucial to communicating productively inside the organization while meeting competitive challenges from the outside. This program helps participants become active, purposeful listeners in a wide variety of situations for more productive communications. By completing a personalized profile and participating in this module, you will discover your natural approach to listening and develop an action plan to enhance your effectiveness as a communicator.

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Meetings – Lead Them or Lose Them

Half-day course | Facilitator: Sue Breland

For some employees, it seems like their daily job is to go from one meeting to another. Unproductive meetings hinder results and frustrate morale. We know we can’t do without opportunities for group discussion and decision making, but can’t we do it better? We can! Determine WHY, WHEN or WHETHER to have meetings and then make them constructive, productive and value focused.

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Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Full-day course | Facilitator: PivotU Facilitator

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a self-assessment that helps you identify preferences in your personality. Those preferences include how you like to process information, how you make decisions andhow quickly you can make decisions. With the MBTI, there is no “right” or “wrong” – there are only preferences and you will learn how to put those preferences to work…and also, not allow them to get in the way of your success.

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Presentation Skills – Speaking like a Pro

Two Day Program | Facilitator: PivotU Facilitator

During this two-day workshop, you will have an opportunity to work on an existing or upcoming presentation. You will be recorded and critiqued throughout the process so that you can make changes as you go. Learn how to determine how much content and detail should be provided. Learn about the use of graphics to make your message more powerful. Learn that lots of bullets are not always the best way to go!

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