Workforce Development

Comprehensive List of Workforce Programs

Wilson Learning's suite of workforce development solutions offers opportunities for growth and continuous learning focused in these areas: Effective Communication, Strategic Thinking, and Personal Leadership.

Programs:

Building Positive Influence: Managing the People

Building Positive Influence: Managing the People is one of two interactive virtual modules; these modules prepare individuals and leaders to use positive influence to accomplish goals in a way that enhances relationships and creates a win-win outcome. In this module, Managing the People, participants gain tools to manage the people side of the process, in order to maintain valuable relationships. Participants learn how to separate the people from the problem—the critical component of preserving strong relationships. learn more

Building Positive Influence: Managing the Tasks

Building Positive Influence: Managing the Tasks is one of two interactive virtual modules; these modules prepare individuals and leaders to use positive influence to accomplish goals in a way that enhances relationships and creates a win-win outcome. In this module, Managing the Tasks, participants learn techniques to identify interests, generate options, and determine independent standards for the negotiation process. Participants also learn how to identify their best alternatives to a negotiated agreement and present options using a conversation process that addresses all parties’ interests. learn more

Building Relationship Versatility: Social Styles at Work

Building Relationship Versatility: Social Styles at Work is built around a four-quadrant Social Styles matrix. After being profiled, participants are assigned a Social Style, interpersonal versatility rating, and specific versatility behaviors. During the workshop, participants learn how to identify others' Social Styles and, based on understanding their own and others' style, learn to modify their own behaviors to communicate more easily and effectively with others. learn more

The Consultative Process

The Consultative Process introduces a problem-solving mindset and presents an effective process for consulting with both internal and external clients. It helps technical professionals become comfortable in their role as consultants. It also helps them generate greater alignment and commitment with clients by using a win-win problem-solving approach. learn more

Consulting with Clients

Consulting skills are as important as technological proficiency in today's environment. Consulting with Clients is an intermediate level workshop designed to enable consultants to bring business value to their internal or external clients. Participants will learn how to align solutions to address business priorities and processes and, as a result, achieve increased revenue and customer loyalty. learn more

The Effective Project Manager

The Effective Project Manager helps individuals develop their understanding of the two key factors in effective project management—the task and the people involved. Participants learn a basic process for leading project teams and increase their skills through interactive activities. learn more

Global Effectiveness

Global Effectiveness is based on working within the five cultural dimensions. This program will teach participants what types of behaviors to expect from certain cultures and how to prepare themselves for business interactions. Participants will learn how to turn cultural differences from an unknown liability into an asset. learn more

Innovation In Action Series

The Innovation in Action Series is a series of modules that explores the dimensions of innovation — Innovation Styles, Innovation Tools & Practices, The Creative Journey®, Taking Initiative, and Strategic Innovation Management—to help organizations improve how they advance their market position. learn more

Leveraging Discretionary Energy

Leveraging Discretionary Energy focuses on what happens to human energy during times of change. To capture the discretionary energy of the virtual team, leaders must understand how motivation and focus can be lost, and what they and their teams can do to regain effectiveness and commitment. learn more

Maximizing Global Versatility

Maximizing Global Versatility greatly impacts teams and individuals who work with colleagues, customers, or suppliers from other cultures. Participants develop new insights into individual behaviors and preferences in five cultural dimensions. Participants learn what types of behaviors to expect from certain cultures and how to prepare for inter-cultural business interactions. learn more

Negotiating to Yes (Corporate Edition)

Negotiating to Yes (Corporate Edition) helps managers become better negotiators by turning face-to-face confrontation into side-by-side problem solving. It is based on the concept of Principled Negotiation, a method that offers managers an efficient process for reaching optimal business agreements that are satisfying to both parties and actually strengthen professional relationships. learn more

Networking for Success

Relationship building and face-to-face business networking skills are critical to effective business performance. Among young business professionals, 60% say they are uncomfortable in business and social settings and 85% say they don't have the networks they need to accomplish their goals. learn more

UPFRONT Persuasion Through Presentation

UPFRONT Persuasion Through Presentation is a hands-on, results-oriented workshop that will have an immediate impact on one’s ability to effectively influence and persuade any audience to take action. This opportunity to further develop and refine presentation skills has four basic sections: Groundwork, Engage, Develop, and Close. learn more

Working in Challenging Times™

Working in Challenging Times™ is a one-day program that incorporates concepts and application for committing one's own discretionary energy on implementing company strategy. Participants learn to understand and manage their own reactions and self-talk about changed events. They develop a sense of personal accountability for realizing the positive potentialities in the change. The focus is on moving forward—both as an individual and in dialogue with coworkers. learn more