Imagine a world where you can bring one-hundred percent of yourself to work and encourage others to do the same. In the midst of sustained stress and uncertain times, our relationship with ourselves, our colleagues and our employers is radically changing. In both our personal and work lives we are being called to question and clarify what really matters, realign our priorities and relate to each other in a more compassionate and people-centered way.
Jen Paragas and Rachel Schaffer, organizational consultants and people strategists, co-lead a thought-provoking, innovative and experiential online workshop that deconstructs the conventional barriers often maintained between our personal and work identities using their own “100% Human” framework. Their goal is to share a more relevant, integrated and holistic view of what people-centered work looks like and what is needed to support it. Whether you are a leader, manager or individual contributor, you will walk away with the latest research, new strategies and tools that you can put to use for yourself and others to find more connection, harmony and meaning in your professional life.
Met wherever you are, and without judgment, our goal is to help you see workplace dynamics through a new lens, so you can create more impactful organizations from the top down. Developed with current events in mind, this thought-provoking, customized training incorporates your organization’s diversity program goals, thought leadership in the diversity, equity and inclusion space (DEI), and several interactive, experiential learning opportunities for workshop participants. Frequent topics include: definition of (and the business case for) diversity, equity and inclusion, harassment prevention, emotional intelligence, dimensions of diversity, impediments to DEI, unconscious bias and microaggressions in the workplace, how to become allies and advocates, and conscious inclusion. At the close of the training, accountability partners are defined to create meaningful and sustainable action plans for inclusive and courageous leaders.
*NEW* The Resilience Series is a new workshop designed by The Predictive Index to help you focus on team cohesion and operational realignment during these unpredictable times. Built with current events in mind, learn how you can pivot your strategy, gain alignment on key business priorities, and optimize your most important (and most costly) business asset—your people. We cover how to adapt and build strong teams through crisis, accomplish work with fewer people, unlock collaboration, navigate complex emotions, and lead with confidence in total uncertainty. Your new resilience will foster hardiness and buoyancy in the face of adversity.
*NEW* Is your workplace built to withstand the current environment? Culture and values serve as the backbone of the organization. It is the minimum expected behavior of your company, and therefore the sounding board on which to test ideas and make decisions. Resilient organizations have cultures that stand the test of time and keep the company focused on what matters most to their unique mission. Your culture starts with your core values - a small set of vital and timeless guiding principles that provide a roadmap to pull you through any challenge. In this thought-provoking and interactive workshop we will collaborate in a fun, resiliency-based, and creative way to identify your top 3-7 core values as an organization. Once defined, you’ll find can change the way you respond to adversity, the way you do business, and the way you select, nurture, grow and exit people as based on these foundational principles.
DiSC Workplace is a research-validated, time tested behavioral assessment, taken already by over 2 million people. Following each participant’s completion of their DiSC assessment, we will come together to review overlapping strengths and areas of opportunity as you build, grow, and retain your team. Raise awareness and discover how others see you and how well that aligns, or not, with your own self-concept (how you wish to be seen). Through entertaining and interactive break out groups, insightful trends will emerge around how your organization's primary DiSC type directly impacts your business and people operations. From this lens we will learn how to beter attract, develop and retain talent, strategically improve communication (internal and external), speak each other's conflict language, and create stronger relationships -- all while leveraging your team's natural profile.
*NEW* Fresh thinking, insights, and expert advice to envision the possibilities in your career as you begin your new job search. Ensure your resume and online profile are top-notch, visible to hiring managers, and consistent with your personal brand. Leverage your unique strengths to develop new skills, hone interview techniques, and show employers the difference you can make for them. Workshop modules include: how to soul search before your job search, select an industry, update your resume and LinkedIn, prepare for potential interviews, become more marketable, and land your next role. A custom Predictive Index assessment and read-out will also be provided to each attendee. All participants requested to send current resume and up to 3 social media profiles in advance of the workshop for live critique and peer feedback.
Without a manager who actively participates in coaching, developing and motivating employees, it is very hard to develop and inspire an engaged team. We will delve into best practice methods for providing feedback (up and down), setting SMART goals, and increasing your employee's engagement. Help yourself and others SHINE through growing awareness around natural strengths, motivating needs, and those aspects of our identities that truly define us and make us unique and special. Using interactive break-out groups we will explore what it means to be a growth-mindset “leader in action”, and how one successfully leads from behind. Participants will leave with leadership action plans and accountability partners.
Becoming a new manager is not easy. You’re tasked with supervising others, in addition to managing your own work. And that means that your success is defined by how your team performs, their output, and not just by your own performance. Learn how to manage the new juggling act that involves building effective, engaged teams, conducting employee appraisals and check-ins, navigating clashing personalities, growing people, and awarding key achievements. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to share their key concerns, challenges and successes they currently face, or anticipate near term.
Our professional relationships center around the importance of creating and maintaining productive, healthy relationships with peers, supervisors, clients and customers. But first we have to start with building trust. In this workshop we will address the critical aspects that anyone must keep in mind when faced with interpersonal conflict. Using your "real-life" business or interpersonal situations, empower yourself and others by building your emotional intelligence, active listening and negotiating skills. Learn how to separate the conflict from the people involved, maintain objectivity, avoid triangulation at all costs, and use a proactive, ownership approach.