Professional Development Workshops
"Workshops designed to challenge and develop your
Every Organization has unique Employee and Management
development requirements. These courses can be instructed as stand-alone
courses or combined to create a customized program tailored to meet your
specific business needs. Each workshop consists of student activities, case
studies and role-plays.
Workshops are conducted at your location and are available in a variety
of scheduling formats.
Professional Development – Full Length Courses
Employee Development To remain competitive in today’s environment
it is essential to develop the resources within our companies. Develop the
employee base to take on additional responsibility and prepare them to meet
tomorrow’s challenges. The success of your company tomorrow will depend upon
the resources you develop today. Topics include: goal setting, business
communications, completed staff work, drafting correspondence and leadership
Leadership Principles Our company’s most valuable asset is its
Human Resources. It is imperative that we as managers, supervisors and team
leaders tap the potential that exists within our employee population. To do
this, our leaders must understand their role within the organization. This
workshop will concentrate on the skills that will enhance and develop your
planning, organization and interpersonal skills. Topics include: traits of
an effective leader, project management, planning and organization, time
management, problem solving decision making, delegating assignments and
providing direction and motivation.
Management Concepts Will our toolbox of technical suffice in
moving the company forward? Our technical skills will assist us in making
the best technical decisions we can, but what about the remainder of your
job -–personnel management, moving the company forward etc… This workshop
will provide the students with a new toolbox of skills, skills that allow
the management team an opportunity to manage the business and ensure its
success. Topics include: performance planning, career development,
performance management, counseling strategic planning, project planning and
Professional Development – Short Courses
Goal Setting This workshop will concentrate on providing the
students with a focused approach to take ownership of their lives and
career, The students will generate goals to facilitate the development of
their careers, Additionally, the students will assess their personal and
technical strengths and weaknesses, develop a career plan, identify
education and training requirements to assist them in fulfilling their
aspirations and construct contingency plans to adapt to changes.
Business Communications This workshop will provide the students
with the skills required to effectively communicate in a business setting.
Topics include: drafting correspondence, fundamentals of customer service,
active listening , professionalism and business maturity.
Completed Staff Work The scope of this course is to provide the
students the skills needed to accept an assignment and follow the assignment
through to completion. Topics include: requirements for delegating an
assignment, problem solving, documenting results and preparing business
cases and presentations.
Presentation Skills This workshop will provide the student with
the essentials required to conduct effective presentation. Topics include:
instructor responsibilities, classroom management, preparation techniques
and Adult Learning Principles.
Management Presentations This course will explore the differences
between classroom instruction and conducting a management presentation. A
blend between Presentation Skills a and Completed Staff Work
Leadership Principles This course will provide an overview of
leadership principles to include: responsibilities, attributes planning and
organization, delegating assignments, teamwork, providing direction and
Decision Making The scope of this course is to provide the
students with a decision-making process. Topics include: problem
identification, problem definition, assessing risks contingency planning and
Professionalism This course will concentrate on the additional
responsibilities that one accepts when being promoted to an exempt position.
Topics include: business conduct, intrapenuership, completed staff work and
Delegation this course provides the student with a step by step
approach to delegate an assignment. Topics include: communicating
expectations, identifying standards, providing direction, identifying
resources and proper feedback and follow-up procedures.
Motivation It is becoming increasing more difficult to motivate a
work force with everyone taking on additional responsibility. This course
will identify and discuss methods to recharge and encourage participation
within the organization.
Time Management this course will assist the students in taking
control of their life and maximize their valuable time. Topics include:
setting priorities, goal setting, managing time and exploring various time
Conducting Meetings Have you been to a less than productive
meeting lately? This class will provide the students with the ability to
conduct or participate in meeting that won’t be a waste of time. Topics
include: scheduling, developing an agenda, organization of thoughts,
presenting material, developing objectives and setting expectations.
Adaptive Management This course will assist the students in
relating to diverse individuals and different situations. Topics include:
communication styles, active listening, assessing strengths and weaknesses
and developing resources.
Performance Management This course will assist the students with
managing the performance of their employees. This includes managing poor
performers and the ideal employee. Topics include: assessing contributions,
providing feedback, documenting performance issues, coaching and counseling.
Performance Planning This course will assist the student in
setting expectations for their employees. Topics include: identifying job
content, writing job descriptions, communicating expectations and
Coaching and Counseling 90% of a manager’s time should be spent on
these activities. Topics include: when to coach and when to counsel,
identifying resources developing employees, assessing job performance and
Career Development For our companies to be competitive it is
essential that we develop our internal resources. Most companies promote
career development yet do not provide the management team with the unique
tools they require to orchestrate the process. Topics include: development
options, training and educational requirements, identifying potential,
special assignments and staging the development process.
Guiding and Developing Others A course deigned for managers and
supervisors who are responsible for orchestrating the career development
process. Many companies support an internal development program for their
employees, this course provides the manager with the tools and resources
required to implement the program on an individual basis. Topics include:
performance planning, identifying potential, training and educational
resources, developing individuals to meet the company’s long-term strategies
and coordinating special assignments.
Leadership By Example A course designed for first-line supervisors
and managers. This course concentrates on the transition from worker to
manager. Topics include: open communications, teamwork, responsibilities,
management styles, and the manager as a resource, coaching performance and
the manager as an integral part of the team.