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    "Becoming a More Creative Individual"

    Stir up your creative juices and learn to let the ideas flow! Discover in this workshop how to turn on your creativity; whether you are delivering a training, leading a group, or just problem solving with other professionals - you can come up with hundreds of ideas to make your time with others more exiting, stimulating, and interesting. Join the Physician of Phun” himself; in this fun filled, idea busting session that is sure to turn the light bulb on inside your head and stimulate ideas like you’ve never thought possible before!
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    "Motivating Staff – 'It’s Easier Than You Think!' ”

    Motivation is the key to retaining good employees, keeping staff moral high, and helping staff to create that positive work environment that all successful programs have. Motivating staff sounds simply, and it really is if you understand how to foster motivation and use techniques that drive sustained inspiration in your staff. Join Gregg in this motivational session as he shares dozens of creative and unique ways to attain these goals, and how to really motivate your staff like the pros do!
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    "Making Staff Trainings More Phun!"

    Make staff trainings the highlight of your employee’s job. How? By making them Phun!! Research has proven that laughter lubricates learning! Join Gregg as he shows you how to spice up any staff training by creatively presenting your information through the use of teaching games, brain benders, and cooperative activities that anchor information and increase your staff’s retention levels.
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    "Leadership in the New Millennium"

    Whether you manage one person or hundreds, being an effective and efficient manager in the new Millennium requires adjusting to our changing times. In this highly informative workshop, Gregg will not only update you on the core competencies of managing and supervising in 2015, but will offer numerous ideas and techniques to help you guide your staff and programs to a success level you never thought possible!
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    "Teambuilding 4 Results!"

    Teambuilding can easily become just games if not properly facilitated and designed for producing results. Join Gregg in this informative and fun-filled session as he illustrates the critical nature of how to effectively lead teambuilding and communication activities in your program. A wide variety of teambuilding games and activities will be demonstrated to ensure that you have just the right activity for any issue that might present itself in your work environment.
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    "The Charismatic Leader: Developing the 'It' Factor to Powerfully Influence and Inspire Others"

    Want to energize, inspire and instill enthusiasm in others? Be admired and maybe even envied by peers because of your magnetism, presence, and ability to get your staff to produce results that exceed expectations? Then developing leadership charisma is a must. Charisma is considered the “It” factor and one of the keys to your success . . . do you have it? Do you want it? If so, join Gregg in this high energy workshop as he teaches you the principles of positive charismatic leadership and how it can help you get noticed, listened to, respected, and followed as a leader.
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    5 Ways to Be a True Team – by Teams of Distinction

    Many work teams are only teams on paper. Just because a group is labeled a team doesn't mean they are operating as one. In reality, they undermine each other, are afraid of their manager; and lack strong leadership. And yet they wonder why they are not productive and happy. • Learn the 5 things you can do to create a real team, to build a team where team members feel connected to something larger than themselves and feel positive about working together towards shared goals. Be a leader that sets the culture by being honest and talking up people. • Learn how to develop a team to have productive debate with each other, to have a fundamental commitment to tell the truth to each other and work in the spirit of creating the best results possible. • Learn how teams leverage the positive. Have a team that interacts positively and restrains themselves from insulting and hurting each other. Learn to find the best in each other and each situation.
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    9 Ways You Are Destroying Your Team – And What to Do About It – by Teams of Distinction

    What is your team doing that destroys teamwork? Creating unreasonable time constraints? Insulting innovation and discouraging mistakes? Not involving the team until the last minute? Not defining who does what? Do you let corporate politics get in the way of progress? Do you establish roadblocks to virtual collaboration? Do you send mixed messages about team priorities? Do you motivate with rewards and recognition? Do you and your colleagues trust each other? One of these alone is enough to cripple your team. Combine them and you destroy your team. They create miserable workplaces and demolish productivity. Learn how to do the opposite. Learn how to create a pumped-up, focused, enthusiastic team of distinction able to take on the world!
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    Power, Politics and Partnership

    Format, 1 to 1-1/2 days, on-site. If your organization is struggling with misunderstandings between departments, organizational silos, finger-pointing, apathy, or dissatisfied customers, this program is guaranteed to provide new possibilities and practical leadership solutions. Key Learning Objectives: Understanding the organizational system patterns that interfere with success Using concrete strategies for working more constructively across organizational silos Seeing issues systemically rather than personally Understanding the multiplicity of roles each of us play and how to approach each role with more effective behavior Power, Politics & Partnership has been adopted by numerous government agencies including: The Environmental Protection Agency FDIC Department of Energy (Bonneville Power Administration) City of Longmont, CO State of Colorado
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    Fundamental Leadership Skills, For Technical Leads and Managers

    Format: 1 & 1/2 Days, Onsite Key Learning Objectives: Three keys to successful management and leadership Communicating and influencing others: Why effective communication is the cornerstone for becoming an effective manager 6 functions of an effective manager and leader Assessing the context: A decision-making model for technical managers Contextual Leadership® How to choose the best management style to accomplish your goals Personal flexibility and self-awareness: Requirements for becoming a competent leader While most technologists prefer an analytical mind-set of primarily dealing with projects and data, during this training program they’ll learn how to shift into a manager’s “people-oriented” mind-set. They’ll learn the six key functions of an effective manager and leader and gain valuable techniques that can be implemented immediately at work.
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    MBTI: Working More Effectively with Others Using the MBTI®

    Format: Onsite, 1 day for intact teams or 1/2-day introduction/refresher course. During this interactive training program, participants will discover how they prefer to maximize their energy, process information and make decisions, communicate with others, and implement strategies for how to work more effectively with co-workers, managers, and customers. This program may be used by intact teams (full day) to identify team dynamics and explore techniques for improving them. It's also offered as a semi-customized 1/2-day (4 hour) training as an introduction (or refresher) to type theory and the practical application of MBTI in any work environment. Key Learning Objectives: Complete the MBTI online assessment, prior to the training. Understand the MBTI model and its application within a technical environment. Understand the difference between preferences and competencies and why that’s important.
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    DiSC- Discovering Your Communication Style For Team Productivity

    Format: 1 Day or two 1/2-Days Onsite Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. This onsite program, designed specifically for technical professionals and people working within technical environments, uses a pre-training online assessment, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and interactive exercises to make the learning come alive. Participants are guaranteed to better understand and appreciate other people’s styles, resulting in more effective and productive working relationships. Key Learning Objectives: Understand the DiSC® 4-quadrant model. Recognize common perceptions of other social styles, including the role styles can have with collaboration and conflict. Adapt to different personal styles to interact in a positive and productive way with others, regardless of style. Plan how to work more effectively with individuals with varying personal styles.
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    Dynamic Problem Solving (SHRM Approved!)

    Dynamic Problem Solving provides participants with the tools, techniques, knowledge and reflective exercises necessary to succeed in solving a wide range of problems through the use of critical and innovative thinking. Participants will explore both the personal and technical aspects of making, implementing and supporting sustainable solutions to workplace problems. This interactive program prepares participants for a progressive approach to finding solutions for their problems and affords them the opportunity to participate in a scenario based thought leader discussion and then generate a takeaway action plan to secure forward momentum when they return to their jobs.
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    Applied Strategic Thinking (SHRM Approved!)

    In today’s business environment, the ability to embrace strategic thinking is more important than ever as a catalyst toward creativity and problem solving. However, the nature of radical change, global infrastructure and managing in times of crisis tends to diminish our ability to see beyond the business at hand. Successful leaders and businesses are seeking solutions to promote the essence of strategic thinking while embracing the critical need for tangible and practical implementation plans. This workshop blends the nuance of the strategic thinking process with the practical aspects of building robust, visible and measurable implementation plans. Participants will be offered an opportunity to participate in a scenario based thought leader discussion and then generate a takeaway action plan to secure forward momentum when they return to their jobs. (Renders 7 PDC's from SHRM)
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    Meeting Mastery: How to Conduct Effective Meetings

    Format: 1 day, On-site. Meetings are a central and necessary part of any functioning organization. When conducted effectively, meetings facilitate communication, clarify goals, determine measurable action items, and move projects forward. Effective meeting skills are not optional – they are a core competency for anyone who leads or attends meetings at work. During this fast-paced, interactive training program, participants will learn specific tips and strategies for maximizing productivity through effective meeting preparation, participation, and facilitation. Key Learning Objectives: Set realistic meeting norms and engage all participants. Determine the four critical questions to answer before any meeting. Understand the role of a meeting facilitator or leader. Deal with dysfunctional behaviors and getting a group “unstuck." Learn how to decide as the leader (or turn it over to the group) using the Vroom Model. Build and reach consensus. Practice role-playing.
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    Power Up Your Presentation Skills

    Format: On-site, ½ Day - 2 Days. This fast-paced program provides numerous tools and tips for organizing and delivering powerful presentations, with or without PowerPoint. Participants will build their confidence for presenting in all types of situations including project team meetings, customer presentations, and large association or conference speaking engagements. Understanding your audience, organizing a clear presentation, and conveying your key messages are key to becoming an excellent presenter. Participants will learn best practices for making a strong first impression, using effective body language, implementing presentation delivery skills, engaging their listeners, and creating impactful and memorable messages. This training program is targeted for all levels of employees, even as a refresher program for more experienced presenters. It is available as a ½-day program (3.5 hours) or as an extended program that includes video-recorded practice.
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    Turning Difficult Conversations into Dynamic Interactions™

    Format: On-site, four hours. Difficult conversations are a reality in today’s workplace. Knowing how to face, plan for, and navigate these challenging conversations is crucial. This half-day, 4 hour course is designed for all levels of the workforce who face a variety of difficult conversations. Sample “difficult conversations” include (but are not limited to): giving feedback on inappropriate behavior or results, expressing a different opinion, delivering bad news (i.e., project delays, budget constraints, personnel changes), performance management, asking for help and/or additional resources, negotiating (for anything). This is a fast-paced, interactive course with the following Key Learning Objectives: Explore the various types of conversations that are often challenging. Understand what makes a conversation difficult. Learn a process to plan the best approach when faced with delivering a difficult message. Learn how to prepare for a challenging conversation.
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    Emerging Leaders: Keys to Leadership Success

    This full-day interactive workshop focuses on tools, tips and techniques for creating leadership success while offering collaboration with other emerging leaders from different organizations. This open-enrollment session is ideal for current team leaders, those who have been a manager for two years or less, or any high-potential employee who is on track to move into management. In this session participants will: Learn the most effective ways to apply the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® to day-to-day activities. Examine seven steps they can take to minimize disruption and maximize results. Understand how unintended behaviors can derail their success. Explore real-time scenarios with other participants to practice their leadership skills. Gain strategic and practical insights that enable them to be effective leaders and improve communication with others.
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    *2 Day Persuasive Communication Workshop

    This two-day workshop is fun, thought-provoking, and packed with new ideas and fresh techniques to help you become a clear thinker and effective communicator. The session combines best-practice business examples, experiential-learning techniques, and accelerated-learning principles to give you practical, relevant skills you will use immediately.
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    Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy

    Manufacturing, consumer products, telecommunications, energy, and other similar businesses face tough decisions every day. How their leaders, managers, sales teams, and employees deal with processes, products, finances, and customers is critical. Zodiak is a powerful, fast-paced classroom business simulation—enhanced with technology components and customized to meet unique needs—that guides learners to discover how business really works and how they impact the bottom line. Armed with on-the-job tools, they are ready to take action to drive results.