Workforce Development

Personal Leadership

Individuals who think like leaders and take personal accountability for their own development and actions increase their value to the organization. These individuals take initiative; manage emotions to avoid stress and conflict with managers, peers, and customers; and know when and how to take appropriate risks.

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

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

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

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