Workforce Development

Communications, Managing Conflict, and Versatility

Almost every aspect of work requires communication skills to listen, interpret, communicate, and interact. The cost of ineffective communication skills can be seen in errors, project delays, conflict, missed deadlines, and more. Communication skills every individual needs include:

  • Active listening to learn and understand
  • Conflict management
  • Versatility to adapt to others' interpersonal styles
  • Presentation skills
  • Connecting cross-culturally

Wilson Learning has many programs designed to help individuals build these foundational skills.

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

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

Managing Styles In Conflict

Leading for Performance: Managing Styles in Conflict helps people learn how to interact more effectively with people of other Social Styles under stress. When people demonstrate "back-up behavior" (predictable responses to high stress), knowing what to do can be critically important. 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

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