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Business Courses

Here at Algonquin Safety Training we offer courses for business skills you need as management. From conflict resolution to employee motivational techniques, we have you covered. To keep your business running smoothly check out our courses below:

10 Soft Skills You Need Workshop

The meaning of Soft Skills can sometimes be difficult to describe. It can be that unique attribute or characteristic that facilitates great communication. It can be the special way that you show confidence in a challenging situation. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop.

With our 10 Soft Skills You Need workshop your participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of soft skills. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, your participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss how soft skills are important to success in the workplace
  • Understand the 10 key soft skills everyone should have
  • Use soft skills to relate more effectively to others in the workplace
  • Understand how to use soft skills to communicate, problem-solve, and resolve conflict
  • Apply soft skills to specific situations

Administrative Office Procedures

Administrative office procedures may not be glamorous, but they are essential to the success of any enterprise. A well run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. By making the administrative office a priority, you will establish clear policies and procedures with employee understanding and buy-in, which ensures that your work environment runs smoothly.

With our Administrative Office Procedures workshop, your participants will understand how an Administrative Office Procedure binder demonstrates professionalism and efficiency in an organization or office setting. It is also a marvelous instrument for quick reference and utilization. Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between the company’s vision and its everyday operations.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Organize a binder
  • Develop procedures
  • Prepare checklists
  • Understand succession planning
  • Collect the correct tools

Anger Management Skills Workshop

Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ We would add a third item to his list: anger. Controlling and limiting anger is important in every aspect of one’s life. Without control you are putting limits on what you can accomplish in your personal and professional life.

Anger can be an incredibly damaging force, costing people their jobs, personal relationships, and even their lives when it gets out of hand. However, since everyone experiences anger, it is important to have constructive approaches to manage it effectively. The Anger Management workshop will help teach participants how to identify their anger triggers and what to do when they get angry.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand anger dynamics in terms of the anger cycle and the fight and flight theory.
  • Know common anger myths and their factual refutations.
  • Know the helpful and unhelpful ways of dealing with anger.
  • Understand the difference between objective and subjective language.
  • Know tips in identifying the problem.
  • Express a feeling or position using I-messages.
  • Negotiation and solution-building.
  • Reflect on one’s hot buttons and personal anger dynamics.
  • Learn and practice de-escalation techniques.

Assertiveness & Self Confidence Workshop

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don’t feel worthy, and/or you don’t know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits to your participants in their professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness And Self-Confidence workshop will give participants an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence each mean (in general and to them personally) and how to develop those feelings in their day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your participant’s lives and have a positive effect on all of them.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the four styles of communication
  • Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing.
  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Utilize methodologies for understanding your worth — and the use of positive self-talk
  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as “I-Messages”
  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations.

Basic Bookkeeping Skills Workshop

Numbers! Numbers! Numbers! Wherever you go, you are bound to see them. On addresses, license plates, phones, prices, and of course, money! Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers.

Some of us enjoy dealing with numbers while others may have a fear of them, or even a phobia. For those of you who have already recognized and appreciate the impact that numbers actually have on just about everything, you deserve a cookie. Welcome to Basic Bookkeeping!

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand basic accounting terminology.
  • Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods.
  • Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials.
  • Utilize the balance sheet.
  • Identify different types of financial statements.
  • Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.
  • Be familiar with internal and external auditing.

How to Become a More Likeable Boss Workshop

Becoming a more likeable boss can sometimes be a difficult process to describe. It can be one characteristic that facilitates great communication and great employee relationships. It can be the special way that you show confidence in among your team. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop.

With our How to Become a More Likeable Boss workshop, your participants will begin to see how important it is to develop better managerial skills. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, your participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand how to develop leadership qualities
  • Know how to delegate effectively
  • Choose inspirational and engaging tasks for yourself and others
  • Use wisdom and understanding to lead others
  • Identify the roles of your team
  • Learn how to trust others and earn their trust.

Body Language Basics Skills Workshop

Can you tell if someone is telling the truth just by looking at them? It is a skill that a lot of people do not have. Through Body Language Basics you will be given a set of tools to use to your advantage. These tools can be utilized in the office and at home. Understanding Body Language will provide you a great advantage in your daily communications.

Body Language Basics will provide you with a great set of skills to understand that what is not said is just as important than what is said. It will also give you the ability to see and understand how your own Body Language is being seen. You will be able to adjust and improve the way you communicate through non-verbal communications.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define body language.
  • Understand the benefits and purpose of interpreting body language.
  • Learn to interpret basic body language movements.
  • Recognize common mistakes when interpreting body language.
  • Understand your own body language and what you are communicating.
  • Practice your body language skills.

Business Ethics Skills Workshop

A company’s ethics will determine its reputation. Good business ethics are essential for the long-term success of an organization. Implementing an ethical program will foster a successful company culture and increase profitability. Developing a Business Ethics program takes time and effort, but doing so will do more than improve business, it will change lives.

A company’s ethics will have an influence on all levels of business. It will influence all who interact with the company including customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, etc. All of these groups will have an effect on the way a company’s ethics are developed. It is a two-way street; the influence goes both ways, which makes understanding ethics a very important part of doing business today. Ethics is very important, as news can now spread faster and farther than ever before.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define and understand ethics.
  • Understand the benefits of ethics.
  • Create strategies to implement ethics at work.
  • Recognize social and business responsibility.
  • Identify ethical and unethical behavior.
  • Learn how to make ethical decisions and lead with integrity.

Business Etiquette Workshop

This course examines the basics, most importantly to be considerate of others, dress/appearance, the workplace versus social situations, business meetings, proper introductions and ‘the handshake’, conversation skills/small talk, cultural differences affecting international business opportunities, dealing with interruptions, and proper business email and telephone etiquette. Have you ever been in a situation where:

  • You met someone important and had no idea what to say or do?
  • You spilled soup all over yourself at an important business event?
  • You showed up at an important meeting under or overdressed?

Let’s face it: we’ve all had those embarrassing etiquette gaffes. Our Business Etiquette workshop will help your participants look and sound their best no matter what the situation.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define etiquette and provide an example of how etiquette can be of value to a company or organization.
  • Understand the guidelines on how to make effective introductions.
  • Identify the 3 C’s of a good impression.
  • Understand how to use a business card effectively.
  • Identify and practice at least one way to remember names.
  • Identify the 3 steps in giving a handshake.
  • Enumerate the four levels of conversation and provide an example for each.
  • Understand place settings, napkin etiquette and basic table manners.
  • Understand the meaning of colors in dressing for success.
  • Differentiate among the dressy casual, semi-formal, formal and black tie dress code.

Business Succession Planning Workshop

The loss of valuable leadership can cripple a company. Business succession planning is essentially preparing successors to take on vital leadership roles when the need arises. It is essential to the long-term survival of a company. Every company should have a form of succession planning in its portfolio as it is not the expected absences that can cripple a company, but the unexpected ones.

Whether it is preparing someone to take over a position of leadership in a corporation, or the sole proprietor of a small business Business Succession Planning will teach you the difference between succession planning and mere replacement planning. How you prepare people to take on the responsibilities of leadership so that the company thrives in the transition is just as important as picking the right person for the job.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define business succession planning and its role in your company.
  • Lay the groundwork to develop a succession plan.
  • The importance of mentorship.
  • Define and use a SWOT analysis to set goals.
  • Create a plan, assign roles, and execute the plan.
  • Communicate to develop support and manage change.
  • Anticipate obstacles, and evaluate and adapt goals and plans.
  • Characterize success.

Civility In The Workplace Workshop

While a training program on workplace manners and courtesy may seem like overkill, the reality is: rudeness is an epidemic costing industry millions a year. Indeed, what society seems to be gaining in terms of both knowledge and technological advancement, it’s losing out on basic social values that directly impact the bottom line.

To address the growing problem of incivility in the work setting, this workshop introduces the concept of civility, its importance to a company, as well as its typical causes and effects. Skills needed to effectively practice civil behavior, as well as different ways organizations can systematize civility in the workplace will also be discussed. The benefits to Civility In The Workplace are countless and will pay off immensely in every aspect of your job.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define civility, understand its causes, and enumerate at least three of its behavioral indicators.
  • Understand the costs of incivility, as well as the rewards of civility, within the workplace.
  • Learn practical ways of practicing workplace etiquette.
  • Learn the basic styles of conflict resolution.
  • Learn skills in diagnosing the causes of uncivil behavior.
  • Understand the role of forgiveness and conflict resolution.
  • Understand the different elements of effective communication.
  • Learn to facilitate communication skills such as listening and appreciative inquiry.
  • Learn specific interventions that can be utilized when there’s conflict within the workplace.
  • Learn a recommended procedure for systematizing civil behavior within the workplace.

Coaching and Mentoring Workshop

You are in your office looking over your performance report and it happened again. Your low performing employee failed to meet quota this month even after you spoke with them about the importance of meeting goals. This employee has a great attitude and you know they can do better. You just do not know how to motivate them to reach the goal. Money used to work, but that has worn off. You are baffled and you know being frustrated makes matters worse. What do you do?

The Coaching And Mentoring focuses on how to better coach your employees to higher performance. Coaching is a process of relationship building and setting goals. How well you coach is related directly to how well you are able to foster a great working relationship with your employees through understanding them and strategic goal setting.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define coaching, mentoring and the GROW model.
  • Identify and set appropriate goals using the SMART technique of goal setting.
  • Identify the steps necessary in defining the current state or reality of your employee’s situation.
  • Identify the steps in developing a finalized plan or wrapping it up and getting your employee motivated to accomplish those plans.
  • Identify the benefits of building and fostering trust with your employee.
  • Identify the steps in giving effective feedback while maintaining trust.
  • Identify and overcoming common obstacles.
  • Identify when the coaching is at an end and transitioning your employee to other growth opportunities.
  • Identify the difference between mentoring and coaching.

Communication Strategies Workshop

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look you give the cat, it all means something.

The Communication Strategies workshop will help participants understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them. These strategies will provide a great benefit for any organization and its employees. They will trickle down throughout the organization and positively impact everyone involved.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand what communication is
  • Identify ways that communication can happen
  • Identify barriers to communication and how to overcome them
  • Develop their non-verbal and para-verbal communication skills
  • Use the STAR method to speak on the spot
  • Listen actively and effectively
  • Ask good questions
  • Use appreciative inquiry as a communication tool
  • Adeptly converse and network with others
  • Identify and mitigate precipitating factors
  • Establish common ground with others
  • Use “I” messages

Conducting Annual Employee Review s Workshop

An annual review can help you keep your employees happy, engaged, and focused. It is human nature to want to succeed. Giving your employees feedback on their positive and negative attributes is part of the pathway to success. A poorly designed annual review can have the reverse effect.

With our Conducting Annual Employee Reviews workshop, your participants will discover how to conduct a well-designed employee review. By determining the categories for an annual review and understanding how it affects employee compensation, an overall increase in performance should be seen throughout your organization.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the process of conducting an annual review.
  • Determine the categories for an annual review.
  • Know the mistakes managers make during an annual review.
  • Understand the concept of pay for performance.
  • Know how to tie employee compensation to firm-wide returns.
  • Know the value of employee communication.
  • Gauge employees’ happiness.

Conflict Resolution Workshop

Wherever two or more people come together, there is bound to be conflict. This course will give participants a seven-step conflict resolution process that they can use and modify to resolve conflict disputes of any size. Your participants will also be provided a set of skills in solution building and finding common ground.

In the Conflict Resolution workshop, participants will learn crucial conflict management skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame. Dealing with conflict is important for every organization no matter what the size. If it is left unchecked or not resolved it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, and even law suits.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand what conflict and conflict resolution mean
  • Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process
  • Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution
  • Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts
  • Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict
  • Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions
  • Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques

Creative Problem Solving Workshop

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small.

The Creative Problem Solving workshop will give participants an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that they can use every day. Skills such as brainstorming, information gathering, analyzing data, and identifying resources will be covered throughout the workshop.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution
  • Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and redefine it
  • Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions
  • Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality

Critical Thinking Skills Workshop

We live in a knowledge based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge will be. Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information so that you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Critical Thinking will lead to being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This workshop will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career, and provide a great skill in your everyday life.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilize non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognize what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

Customer Service Workshop

Each and every one of us serves customers, whether we realize it or not. Maybe you’re on the front lines of a company, serving the people who buy your products. Perhaps you’re an accountant, serving the employees by producing their pay checks and keeping the company running. Or maybe you’re a company owner, serving your staff and your customers.

The Customer Service workshop will look at all types of customers and how we can serve them better and improve ourselves in the process. Your participants will be provided a strong skillset including in-person and over the phone techniques, dealing with difficult customers, and generating return business.

Workshop Objectives:

  • State what customer service means in relation to all your customers, both internal and external
  • Recognize how your attitude affects customer service
  • Identify your customers’ needs
  • Use outstanding customer service to generate return business
  • Build good will through in-person customer service
  • Provide outstanding customer service over the phone
  • Connect with customers through online tools
  • Deal with difficult customers

Delivering Constructive Criticism Workshop

Delivering Constructive Criticism is one of the most challenging things for anyone. Through this workshop your participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will assist them with this challenging task. When an employee commits an action that requires feedback or criticism it needs to be handled in a very specific way.

Constructive Criticism if done correctly will provide great benefits to your organization. It provides the ability for management to nullify problematic behaviors and develop well rounded and productive employees. Constructive feedback shows an employee that management cares about them and will invest time and effort into their careers.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand when feedback should take place
  • Learn how to prepare and plan to deliver constructive criticism
  • Determine the appropriate atmosphere in which it should take place
  • Identify the proper steps to be taken during the session
  • Know how emotions and certain actions can negatively impact the effects of the session
  • Recognize the importance of setting goals and the method used to set them
  • Uncover the best techniques for following up with the employee after the session

Emotional Intelligence Workshop

Emotional intelligence describes the ability to understand one’s own feelings, and that of groups, and how these emotions can influence motivation and behavior. The concepts of Emotional Intelligence have been around since at least the 1900’s, but the term was first introduced by Wayne Payne in 1985.

As a result of the growing acknowledgement by professionals of the importance and relevance of emotions to work outcomes, the research on the topic continued to gain momentum, but it wasn’t until the publication of Daniel Goleman’s best seller Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ that the term became widely accepted by mainstream media.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define and practice self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, and empathy.
  • Understand, use and manage your emotions.
  • Verbally communicate with others.
  • Successfully communicate with others in a non-verbal manner.
  • Identify the benefits of emotional intelligence.
  • Relate emotional intelligence to the workplace.
  • Balance optimism and pessimism.
  • Effectively impact others.

Employee Motivation Workshop

When you think of staff motivation, many things may come to mind: more money, a bigger office, a promotion, or a better quality of life. The truth is, no matter what we offer people, true motivation must come from within. Regardless of how it is characterized, it is important to get the right balance in order to ensure that you have a motivated workforce.

The Employee Motivation workshop will give participants several types of tools to become a great motivator, including goal setting and influencing skills. Participants will also learn about five of the most popular motivational models, and how to bring them together to create a custom program.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Defining motivation, an employer’s role in it and how the employee can play a part
  • Identifying the importance of Employee Motivation
  • Identifying methods of Employee Motivation
  • Describing the theories which pertain to Employee Motivation – with particular reference to psychology
  • Identifying personality types and how they fit into a plan for Employee Motivation.
  • Setting clear and defined goals.
  • Identifying specific issues in the field, and addressing these issues and how to maintain this going forward.

Employee Termination Processes Workshop

Having to fire an employee is never an easy task. Sometimes, despite attempts of open communication and encouraging performance, an employee will need to be terminated from the company. One of the hardest aspects of preparing to fire an employee is to separate the emotions from the facts. Firing an employee should always be a last resort, so it is important that the manager has covered all other avenues possible before moving forward.

With our Employee Termination workshop, your participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of skills when they find themselves in a situation where they have to let an employee go.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Create employee performance plans
  • Identify employees who should be terminated
  • Establish effective termination meetings
  • Know the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of firing an employee
  • Be able to conduct exit interviews

Employee Recognition Workshop

Recognizing employees through various recognition programs is a fantastic investment. Being appreciated is a basic human feeling and reaps great rewards. Praise and recognition are essential to an outstanding workplace and its employees.

Through our Employee Recognition workshop your participants will recognize the value of implementing even the smallest of plans. The cost of employee recognition is very minimal in relation to the benefits that will be experienced. Employee recognition programs have been shown to increase productivity, employee loyalty, and increased safety.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Assess the type of Employee Recognition Program(s) your company needs
  • Train leadership to recognize their employees
  • Know when and where recognition is needed
  • Construct a culture of recognition
  • Maintain an effective Employee Recognition Program

Facilitation Skills Workshop

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy. With its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process. Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will give your participants a better understanding of what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering.

The Facilitation Skills workshop can help any organization make better decisions. This workshop will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as some tools that they can use to facilitate small meetings. A strong understating of how a facilitator can command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting will have your participants on the road to becoming great facilitators themselves.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits.
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator.
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion.
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation.
  • Identify a facilitator’s role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen’s stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing.
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach a consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution.
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups.
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them.

Health and Wellness at Work Workshop

A healthy employee is a happy and productive employee, and that is a goal for every organization. Through our Health and Wellness at Work program your participants will experience the benefits of a healthier lifestyle and workplace.

Our Health and Wellness at Work course will be instrumental in creating a “Culture of Wellness” within your organization. Your participants will touch on common issues such as smoking cessation, nutrition & weight loss, and preventative care. Health and Wellness is the responsibility of everyone in an organization so take the positive step and create a program at your organization.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Access Health and Wellness Program Needs
  • Plan a Health and Wellness Program
  • Implement a Health and Wellness Program
  • Maintain a Health and Wellness Program

Hiring Strategies Workshop

Successful companies are made up of great employees, so why not hire great employees? Hiring and training employees is an expensive venture. Be sure to hire the right person for the right position. Hiring the right person is more about skills and abilities; it is about finding the right combination of skills, attitude, and fit for your organization’s culture.

Hiring Strategies will save your company time and money as you will be recruiting and hiring the right candidates. Your hiring department will benefit from this workshop as it prepares them to seek out that great candidate and make sure they are a fit for your company. Your participants will obtain the necessary tools required in finding that diamond in the rough.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Know how to present the current open position
  • Develop a workable hiring strategy
  • Know how to determine which candidates to interview
  • Steps and techniques to use in an interview
  • Welcome newly hired employees
  • Find potential candidates for the position

Human Resource Management Workshop

In recent years, tasks that were originally thought to fall under the responsibility of the human resources department have become a part of many managers’ job descriptions. The sharing and diffusion of these tasks throughout the organization has had an impact particularly on those that are not equipped with the skills or knowledge to deal with these issues.

The Human Resource Management workshop will give managers the basic tools to handle numerous human resource situations such as interviewing, orientation, safety, harassment, discrimination, violence, discipline, and termination. This workshop will provide your participants those skills and assist them with certain Human Resource situations.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe the implications of different aspects of Human Resource Management on your daily responsibilities
  • Define human resources terms and subject matter
  • Recruit, interview, and retain employees more effectively
  • Follow up with new employees in a structured manner
  • Be an advocate for your employees’ health and safety
  • Provide accurate, actionable feedback to employees
  • Act appropriately in situations requiring discipline and termination
  • Evaluate some of the strengths and opportunities for Human Resources in your own workplace
  • Identify three areas for further development within the Human Resources field as part of a personal action plan

Interpersonal Skills Workshop

We’ve all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. Your participants will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

The Interpersonal Skills workshop will help participants work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. They will also identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
  • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power.
  • Understand what is ‘non-verbal communication’ and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships.
  • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation.
  • Identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.
  • Understand how seeing the other side can improve skills in influencing other people.
  • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side.
  • Identify ways of sharing one’s opinions constructively.
  • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation.
  • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions.

Job Search Skills Workshop

Searching for a job can be intimidating. How do you know what job you’re best suited for? How do you build a winning resume and cover letter? Where can you find job leads? How do you network without feeling nervous? What happens when you land an interview? And most importantly, where do you find help when you need it?

The Job Search Skills workshop will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job within a month. After completing this program, you’ll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job. Identifying the purpose for working and the assessment of skills can help determine the types of jobs your participants should apply for.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define your objectives and purpose in your search for employment.
  • Help you establish SMART goals in the job-hunting process.
  • Assist you in developing a first month plan of action for your job search.
  • Craft an effective resume.
  • Form an attractive cover letter.
  • Develop and present a portfolio of your prior work.
  • Learn networking skills in finding leads for jobs.
  • Efficiently get interviews and thrive in the interview process.

Leadership & Influence Workshop

They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders, some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, simple people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring.

Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership And Influence, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define “leadership”
  • Explain the Great Man Theory
  • Explain the Trait Theory
  • Understand Transformational Leadership
  • Understand the people you lead and how to adapt your leadership styles
  • Explain leading by Directing
  • Explain leading by Participating
  • Explain leading by Delegating
  • Kouzes and Posner
  • Conduct a personal inventory
  • Create an action plan
  • Establish personal goals

Managing Workplace Anxiety Workshop

The workplace is one of the leading locations where people experience stress and anxiety. Every employee will encounter it sometime during their career. Everyone should be aware of the signs of anxiety and the tools needed to cope and deal with it.

Our Managing Workplace Anxiety workshop will provide your participants the important skills and resources to recognize and manage workplace anxiety. By identifying these symptoms and coping skills employees and managers will be better suited in dealing with these common situations. Through this workshop your participants will be better suited to the challenges that the workplace can bring.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Explore different types of workplace anxieties
  • Learn to recognize symptoms and warning signs
  • Determine ways of coping and managing problems
  • Recognize common trigger and accelerants
  • Learn the difference between anxiety and common nervousness

Organizational Skills Workshop

Developing good Organizational Skill is an investment that will provide benefits for years. To be successful means to be organized. These skills will filter through all aspects of your participants professional and personal lives. Throughout this workshop your participants will be given the tools necessary in developing better Organizational Skills.

Through Organizational Skills your participants will encounter improved productivity, better management, and an overall increase in professional growth. Every day people waste numerous amounts of time looking for items. So stop looking for those important items, and start knowing where they are by getting organized.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

Presentation Skills Workshop

Many studies have found that public speaking is the number one fear amongst most people, outranking flying, snakes, insects, and even death. Ironically, it is also one of the skills that can make or break a person’s career. Your participants will be provided a strong set of skills that will complement their current presentation skill set.

The Presentation Skills workshop will give participants some presentation skills that will make speaking in public less terrifying and more enjoyable. This workshop includes topics that participants can look forward to including: creating a compelling program, using various types of visual aids, and engaging the audience.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Perform a needs analysis and prepare an outline
  • Select presentation delivery methods
  • Practice verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Knock down nervousness
  • Develop and use flip charts with color
  • Create targeted PowerPoint presentations
  • Utilize white boarding for reinforcement
  • Describe how video and audio enhance a presentation and list criteria for determining what types to use
  • Enrich the learning experience with humor, questions, and discussion.

Public Speaking Workshop

According to a 1973 survey by the Sunday Times of London, 41% of people list public speaking as their biggest fear. Forget small spaces, darkness, and spiders, standing up in front of a crowd and talking is far more terrifying for most people. Through this workshop your participants will become more confident and relaxed in front of an audience which will translate into a successful speaking event.

However, mastering this fear and getting comfortable speaking in public can be a great ego booster, not to mention a huge benefit to your career. The Public Speaking workshop will give participants some basic public speaking skills, including in-depth information on developing an engaging program and delivering their presentation with power.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify their audience
  • Create a basic outline
  • Organize their ideas
  • Flesh out their presentation
  • Find the right words
  • Prepare all the details
  • Overcome nervousness
  • Deliver a polished, professional speech
  • Handle questions and comments effectively

Risk Assessment and Management Workshop

It is not possible to control or manage 100% of risk, but knowing what do before, during, and after an event will mitigate the damage and harm. Identifying potential hazards and risks and making it part of the day to day business is important. Safety should be the first priority as every business must face the reality of risks and hazards.

Through our Risk Assessment and Management course your participants will be aware of hazards and risk they didn’t realize were around their workplace. Identifying hazards through proper procedures will provide your participants the ability to prevent that accident before it occurs. Limiting and removing potential dangers through Risk Assessment will be an incredible investment.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Update control measures
  • Grasp the fundamentals of accident reports
  • Identify risk management techniques
  • Outline a disaster recovery plan
  • Communicate to the organization

Safety In The Workplace Workshop

Workplace safety is the responsibility of everyone in an organization. Companies have legal obligations to meet certain safety requirements, but many go further than the minimum obligations. Safety standards and procedures must be put in place, and everyone needs to follow the standards in order for them to be effective.

Our Safety In The Workplace course will be instrumental in reviewing common hazards, safety techniques and after completion, your participants will have the tools to help them create a Safety policy for your work place. By identifying and anticipating hazards, employers can prevent injuries and keep employees safe.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define workplace safety.
  • Understand legal responsibilities associated with a safe work environment.
  • Create a safety plan and identify hazards.
  • Recognize the role of management.
  • Develop training procedures.
  • Learn how to implement a safety plan.

Social Media in the Workplace Workshop

We are being flooded with Social Media invitations and updates. Web-based communication icons like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn are dominating the way we interact with each other. People are feeling the need to be updated at all times. It has become a time eater, and businesses are quickly becoming aware of the drain it can have on productivity. People love to share, but they need to know what is alright to share and what should not be sent out.

Understanding Social Media is about communicating the right way. We are beginning to communicate more through electronic means than face to face. Talking on a phone has been replaced more and more with SMS (texting.) Social media channels are becoming the main form of communication and your participants will realize how Social media and the Workplace can work together.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn the meaning of social media
  • Learn different ways social media is used and altered
  • Build and maintain a social media policy
  • Keeping your social media secure
  • Establishing rules for the social media the company posts
  • Discover the benefits and pitfalls of using social media

Stress Management Workshop

Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. Your participants will be shown how stress can be positive and negative, and we’ll look at the Triple A approach that will form the basis of this workshop.

The Stress Management workshop will give participants a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system. They will also understand what lifestyle elements they can change to reduce stress.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the best approach to a stressful situation (Alter, Avoid, or Accept)
  • Understand what lifestyle elements you can change to reduce stress
  • Use routines to reduce stress
  • Use environmental and physical relaxation techniques
  • Better cope with major events
  • Use a stress log to identify stressors and create a plan to reduce or eliminate them

Supervising Others Workshop

Supervising others can be a tough job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks, and helping other supervisors, your day can fill up before you know it.

The Supervising Others workshop will help supervisors become more efficient and proficient, with information on delegating, managing time, setting goals and expectations (for themselves and others), providing feedback, resolving conflict, and administering discipline.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define requirements for particular tasks
  • Set expectations for your staff
  • Set SMART goals for yourself
  • Help your staff set SMART goals
  • Assign work and delegate appropriately
  • Provide effective, appropriate feedback to your staff
  • Manage your time more efficiently
  • Help your team resolve conflicts
  • Understand how to manage effectively in particular situations
  • Understand what a new supervisor needs to do to get started on the right path

Team Building For Managers

Team building is an important part of the work experience. It is not only applicable to your work life, but also transfers over to your personal and social life. When working with a team, it is important to fully engage yourself. One should take the time and proper steps, to become the best team member they can be.

With our Team Building For Managers workshop, your participants will learn how important team building is and how beneficial it can be. Through this workshop, your participants will gain a new perspective on teamwork, and become a valuable member to any team they are placed in. Follow the information in this workshop and create a positive atmosphere within your company with the use of teams.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss the benefits of team work
  • Understand the importance of intentionally fostering teamwork
  • Determine strategies your organization can take to build teams
  • Understand the benefits of games and social activities in building a team
  • Apply the principles of team building to your own organization

Teamwork & Team Building Workshop

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not.

The Teamwork And Team Building workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Your participants will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of a team, and its factors for success
  • Explain the four phases of the Tuckman team development model and define their characteristics
  • List the three types of teams
  • Describe actions to take as a leader – and as a follower for each of the four phases (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing)
  • Discuss the uses, benefits and disadvantages of various team-building activities
  • Describe several team-building activities that you can use, and in what settings
  • Follow strategies for setting and leading team meetings
  • Detail problem-solving strategies using the Six Thinking Hats model — and one consensus-building approach to solving team problems
  • List actions to do — and those to avoid — when encouraging teamwork

Telephone Etiquette Workshop

The meaning of Telephone Etiquette can sometimes be difficult to describe. It can be a unique attribute or characteristic that facilitates great communication, inside and outside the office. It can be the special way that you show confidence in any challenging situation. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop.

With our Telephone Etiquette workshop, your participants will begin to see how important it is to develop better telephone communication skills. By improving how they communicate on the telephone and improve basic communication skills, your participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Recognize the different aspects of telephone language
  • Properly handle inbound/outbound calls
  • Know how to handle angry or rude callers
  • Learn to receive and send phone messages
  • Know different methods of employee training

Time Management Workshop

Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis – stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to them and their organization.

The Time Management workshop will cover strategies to help participants learn these crucial strategies. Your participants will be given a skill set that include personal motivation, delegation skills, organization tools, and crisis management. We’ll cover all this and more during this workshop.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Plan and prioritize each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
  • Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
  • Handle crises effectively and quickly
  • Organize your work space and workflow to make better use of time
  • Delegate more efficiently
  • Use rituals to make your life run smoother
  • Plan meetings more appropriately and effectively

Women in Leadership Workshop

In the United States today, women make up half of the workforce. Unfortunately for women, their male colleagues are promoted at a much higher rate. Women offer great work ethnics, and bring something different from men to the workforce, but many times it goes unnoticed. In this workshop, you will learn about how organizations can develop women leaders, about the benefits of women in organizations, as well as advancements for the future of women. You will learn how women in the workplace cannot only benefit the women themselves, but also your organization as well.
With the Women in Leadership workshop, your participants will learn how women are changing the workforce. Through this workshop, your participants will gain a new perspective on the workforce, and what benefits can come from hiring and promoting women to higher positions.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Discuss the leadership gap between men and women
  • Learn about women in various powerful positions
  • Discuss different traits associated with women in management
  • Understand the different barriers facing women in leadership positions
  • Learn about the benefits of having women in the workforce

Work-Life Balance Workshop

Having a balance between work and home life can be a challenge. With this challenge come great rewards when it is done successfully. By balancing a career with home life it will provide benefits in each environment. You will become healthier, mentally and physically, and you will be able to produce more career wise.

With a Work-Life Balance you will be managing your time better. Better time management will benefit all aspects of life; you will be working less and producing more. This workshop will show how to focus on the important things, set accurate and achievable goals, and communicate better with your peers at work and your family at home.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Explain the benefits of work life balance.
  • Recognize the signs of an unbalanced life.
  • Identify employer resources for a balanced lifestyle.
  • Improve time management and goal setting.
  • Use the most effective work methods for you.
  • Create balance at work and at home.
  • Manage stress.

Workplace Diversity Workshop

With the world becoming more mobile and diverse, diversity has taken on a new importance in the workplace. Your participants will be able to use strategies for removing barriers and stereotypes, and to encourage diversity in the workplace and even through their community.

The Workshop Diversity workshop will help participants understand what diversity is all about, and how they can help create a more diverse world at work and at home. They will be instructed to use skills such as active listening to receive messages in a diverse population, employ effective questioning techniques, and communicate with strength.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Explain the definition, terms and history of diversity
  • Describe the meaning of stereotypes and biases, how they develop, and the reasons for your own perspectives
  • List strategies for removing barriers to encouraging diversity for yourself, in the workplace, and in the social community
  • Use active listening skills to receive messages in a diverse population, employ effective questioning techniques, and communicate with strength
  • Identify ways to encourage diversity in the workplace, and prevent and discourage discrimination
  • Understand and respond to personal complaints, and develop a support system to manage the resolution process
  • List the steps a manager should take to record a complaint, analyze the situation, and take appropriate resolution action

Workplace Harassment Workshop

Harassment can be based on a variety of factors that differ from the one doing the harassment, such as race, sex, and disability. Experiencing uncomfortable situations in the workplace may be more than an offense against an individual. It can be a crime committed against the law, which is why this topic has become a very important for every organization.

The Workplace Harassment workshop will help give participants the tools necessary to recognize harassment in the workplace as well understand your rights and responsibilities under the law, with regard to safety in the workplace. Through this workshop your participants will recognize that it is necessary for everyone to help create programs that teach employees to identify harassment and exercise anti-harassment policies.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify the words and actions that constitute harassment.
  • Understand what the law says about harassment.
  • Implement anti-harassment policies.
  • Educate employees and develop anti-harassment policies.
  • Discuss employer and employee’s rights and responsibilities.
  • Address accusations of harassment.
  • Apply proper mediation procedures.
  • Deal with the aftermath of harassment.

Workplace Violence Workshop

Workplace harassment is illegal and destructive to any organization. It is important to treat everyone in the workplace with respect and dignity. Workplace harassment must be identified, discouraged, and prevented in order to keep a hostile work environment from developing. Left unchecked, harassment can escalate into violence. Workplace harassment training is essential to the welfare of all businesses and their employees.

In order to prevent Workplace Violence, it is essential that managers and employees are able to identify individuals who could become violent and understand how to diffuse dangerous situations. This workshop will help participants to identify and address violence in the workplace, as well as giving them the tools to develop their own Workplace Harassment Policy.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Define workplace harassment.
  • Understand bullies and how to avoid hiring them.
  • Create a risk assessment and understand how to handle violence.
  • Recognize social and business responsibility.
  • Develop relevant policies and procedures.
  • Learn how to investigate complaints.