Training Programs & Workshops

Gary works with many companies throughout the year that want to invest in their employees by providing training that is consistent  with the organization’s strategic goals. The following are examples of programs that can be customized to meet your specific desired outcomes. It is not about “what do you want them to learn”; it is about, “what do you want them to do differently after the experience?”

Riding the Change Cycle; Are you Peddling as Fast as You Can?
Every time a person is faced with a change, they go through the stages of the Change Cycle. By being able to identify where you or others are at any point in time, you will able to better cope with the change and figure out how to move to the next step, when you are ready. Managers will learn how to implement specific strategies to move through the Change Cycle themselves and how to usher others through the cycle to relieve anxiety, tension and increase the odds that their team members will speed up the process.

Accepting the Leadership Challenge
This session focuses on five key leadership practices:

  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

Using a 360° assessment to identify a manager’s strengths and weaknesses with regard to the five practices, this session focuses on capitalizing on those strengths and what it will take to shore up identified weaknesses. Based on over twenty years of research by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, this material has been used by over three million people around the world to improve their leadership effectiveness. Gary uses this assessment to customized theses sessions to your specific manager’s needs.

Mastering Conflict Resolution; Learning and Using the Tools Essential to Move Your Team Past Conflict.
Many otherwise highly effective managers are not so effective when it comes time to address conflict and gain resolution. They know it is there, they just don’t have to tools to effectively deal with the issues, whether the issue is between team members, between a customer and a team member or a team member and themselves. In this highly requested session, your managers will learn the tools needed, practice them with a real life situation and gain the confidence needed to put new skills into practice.

From Commander to Coach: making the move from giving orders to managing results.
With a highly mobile workforce, team members rarely respond favorably to the old to command and control style of leadership. Authority has given way to influence. A more collaborative approach achieves lasting results, while those stuck in the past merely run off their best talent. In this session, managers and leaders will learn and practice the skills needed to ask more effective strategic questions, gain buy-in and support group projects.

Gary explains the performance curve in a highly interactive in-house leadership university session.