Workshops

David and Janet’s value of life-long learning is evident in the content and delivery of their workshops. Their teaching philosophy reflects the needs of today’s adult learners which is practical information, delivered experientially with opportunity for immediate application. Participants leave the seminar with a light heart from laughing and new knowledge for improving their work and life satisfaction.

We have listed below a series of topics, and each can be customized to suit the purposes and personality of your group.

Teamwork Skills

Participants experience what it feels like to be part of a high-performance team. Each session is highly interactive and fun, engaging the active participation of every member through exercises, role-playing, and simulations. As barriers are minimized, morale is improved, communication skills are strengthened, and the team synergy transforms from competition to collaboration.

Leadership Abilities

A good leader understands how to motivate a team, both as individuals and as a group. But to become an accomplished motivator, a leader must have the opportunity to learn how to hone and sharpen leadership skills into effective abilities. When leaders learn how to gain the trust and respect of others, while giving and receiving feedback, their confidence puts them on a course to long-term success, both at work and at home.

Communicating with Style

The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding self, understanding others and realizing the impact of personal behavior on the people around you. DISC Dimensions of Behavior provides a non-judgmental language for exploring behavioral issues. All participants will discover their behavioral strengths as they take this instrument and assess to what degree they utilize each dimension of behavior in their particular situation.

Building a High-Performing Team

Every manager wants a high performing team, but somehow not every manager gets one. What makes the difference? How do new members have to be brought in? What roles do mission and norms play? Learn to apply a step-by-step approach that puts your team on the track to success.

Mastering Time

Setting priorities and managing time effectively are basic to managing individual and organizational performance. The pressure to find innovative ways to achieve goals, pay attention to the competition, respond quickly to customer needs and enjoy life outside of work is even more intense in today’s less structured, information-driven workplace. Meeting the daily challenge of managing professional and personal responsibilities requires a learning strategy designed to meet individual needs. This course provides participants with a framework to develop customized strategies to accomplish more and find greater balance in their daily lives.

Conflict: Creating Win-Win

The need to handle conflict is a given, yet so many fear and avoid dealing with it at great expense to the organization and all individuals involved. This workshop assists participants in understanding different approaches to conflict and identifying what works best for them which is reinforced with actual experience at the workshop.

Our Workshop Clients Include:

  • Girl Scouts Virginia Skyline Council
  • Warm Hearth Village
  • Carilion Clinic
  • Virginia Long-term Care Ombudsmen Training
  • Virginia Association of Free Clinics
  • Virginia Healthcare Foundation
  • Physicians to Children
  • Department of Social Security
  • Aspen Motion Technologies

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