Training Courses

The following courses can be given as stand-alones, or in some cases, can be combined. Further, the objectives and exercise of these courses can easily be incorporated into group and/or individual coaching programs.

“Jennifer did a great job at our seminar…. My folks all agreed that they learned a great deal and will be using a number of the techniques that Jennifer touched on during the afternoon…Jennifer was the perfect person to fit into our group… All in all, a great afternoon.”
-Rey Thomas, Community Director, Aetna

Leadership: Your Values, Vision and Strength

New managers often face confusion and struggle as they try to navigate the challenges of supervising people who were once their colleagues.

Experienced managers may notice gaps in their leadership, which they want to address to be more effective.

This course helps both new and experienced leaders develop their skills in setting their vision or strategy for their teams or companies, communicating that vision out, and finally, motivating and inspiring their teams to get on board and make the vision happen.

Whom is this course for: This program can be tailored to address the needs of newly promoted managers, and/or leaders who want to refine and sharpen their current leadership skills.

Participants will:

  • identify their values and motivations as a professional
  • create a long-term vision and plan for their leadership, their teams and/or companies
  • practice communicating that vision in ways that are appropriate to their audiences
  • increase their emotional intelligence and ability to motivate and manage others
  • take the TriMetrix DNA assessment to bolster their ability to understand and work with diverse individuals

With an elevated EQ, and a stronger ability to set strategy, participants who take this course will be more inspiring and effective as managers and colleagues.

With an elevated EQ, and a stronger ability to set strategy, participants who take this course will be more inspiring and effective as managers and colleagues.

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Leadership: Relationships

Every leader needs a network of others – colleagues, clients, peers, and employees – to succeed. But often, it is technical skills that allow a professional to rise into managerial position – not relationship skills. These new skills must be developed in order to be effective as a leader.

In this course, participants will:

  • learn and practice building rapport, the foundation of any relationship
  • discover strategies to navigate differences
  • acquire an active listening process that will not only help others communicate with the given leader, but also create a higher degree of trust
  • practice a strategic questioning process that will give the leader the full landscape of a situation quickly
  • take the TriMetrix DNA to help them understand their own and others’ work styles and motivations

With an elevated EQ, and a stronger ability to set strategy, participants who take this course will be more inspiring and effective as managers and colleagues.

After taking this course, participants will have vastly improved communication skills. They will also have improved emotional intelligence, a must for any leader.

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Leadership: Leading and Managing Others

Effective teams can only be built by involved leaders. But what is the best way to give feedback? To teach new skills? Or to handle conflict?

In this course, participants will:

  • understand and apply learning theory to everyday training situations
  • learn and practice a positive model of feedback, that enhances their learners’ self-regard and motivation
  • get techniques for handling and resolving conflict, including addressing differences that can lead to conflict before it happens
  • get strategies for coaching and mentoring others on an ongoing basis

Participants in this course will leave with techniques and strategies that will empower their teams….

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Leadership: Hiring Others

Bringing new people onto your team can feel risky. An individual may have a great resume and excellent references, but you still may be unsure whether they are the best fit for the job. In this course, you’ll learn the science of benchmarking, and go through a process of benchmarking your open positions so that you hire the right person for the right job, every time.

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Communication Skills for STEM Professionals

High-level conversation and communication skills are necessary in all industries. In STEM and other technical fields, however, there are added challenges. In this course, participants learn to:

  • Define and apply emotional intelligence
  • Build empathy and rapport across differences
  • Build trust through an active listening process
  • Create greater understanding through strategic questioning

The course then addresses the challenges of translating technical information to a non-technical audience. Finally, the course can be tailored to include the TriMetrix DNA assessment, and techniques in persuasion, motivation, negotiation, and/or conflict management.

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Communication Skills for International Professionals

International employees in the American workplace sometimes face communication and/or cultural obstacles. We offer courses to help international folks communicate clearly and avoid cultural misunderstandings. Clients can study:

  • American Accent Training
  • Executive Presence
  • Presentation Skills

For details on these courses, click here.

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Building a Dynamic STEM Team

Differences of all kinds can lead to misunderstandings and dysfunctions on teams. In this course, participants explore differences via the TriMetrix DNA assessment. They learn about:

  • The DISC model of work styles
  • Their own preferred work styles
  • The value of each style
  • The Driving Forces model of motivation
  • Their own inner drivers, or motivations
  • The value of other drivers
  • How to work with people whose work styles and/or drivers are different from their own

By learning more about work styles and motivations, participants come to appreciate the differences that make their teams strong. Teams can then operate more harmoniously and effectively.

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