What would you like to learn?

We offer a variety of learning opportunities, from cohort programs to stand alone courses, both in person and virtual.

Below is a selection of courses available to your contributors. Please contact us to learn more.

Claiming Your Role as a Leader

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration.” – Author, Robin S. Sharma

Description: What the world needs today is people who are ready and willing to lead from wherever they are, regardless of position or title. Every organization, every community and every family needs people who will inspire others to be and do their best. People who model strength of purpose and values and have the skill to work with others to achieve common goals. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to explore their roles as leaders–no matter their place on the org chart–and to create a leadership development plan that will grow as they do.

Topics include: New definitions of leadership, clarifying your values, creating your leadership point of view, working with your strengths, building trust, leading from anywhere–even without authority, and supporting others on their leadership journey.

Teams are encouraged to take the course together to build shared leadership capacity and mutual support.

Format: Discussion and Activity-based Virtual Workshop. Optional pre-work is available.

Length:  3 hours or 2 hours + 1 hour pre-work

Bridging the Gap: Tools for Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution

Description:  As a leading indicator of high performance, great communication is essential to making work satisfying and productive. Whether peer-to-peer or leader-to-team, making agreements, communicating ideas and expectations, and giving feedback are vital skills that deserve our time and attention. Equally important is the ability to engage productively when communication fails, or disagreements arise.

Topics include: Foundations for effective communication, making and responding to requests, communicating for accountability, giving and receiving feedback and resolving conflict using principles from Getting to Yes, by William Ury and Roger Fisher of the Harvard Negotiation Project.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills and take away tools to share with their teams.

Format: Discussion and Activity-based Virtual Workshop. Optional pre-work is available.

Length:  3 hours or 2 hours + 1 hour pre-work

Own the Day: Making the Most of Your Time and Attention

Description: One of the top issues today is that people don’t have enough time. At work. At home. It’s a challenge for everyone, everywhere. While we can’t stop the clock, we can adopt practices that decrease stress and improve focus and productivity. This workshop provides innovative ways to create healthy productive environments in which to live and work and practical things to do to manage our time and attention wisely.

Topics include: smart use of digital tools, how to build focus and minimize distraction, organizing and prioritizing activities, creating healthy boundaries and routines, and learning to say “no” effectively.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills and take away tools to share with their teams.

Format: Discussion and Activity-based Virtual Workshop. Optional pre-work is available.

Length:  3 hours or 2 hours + 1 hour pre-work

Mindfulness for Leaders and Teams

Description: Mindfulness is the practice of focusing attention in the moment, and being aware of thoughts and feelings without being attached to them. It is a skill that can be easily learned and has many benefits, including reduced stress, better relationships, improved health, increased mental capacity and greater productivity. ABC News anchor, Dan Harris, author of the book 10% Happier, calls Mindfulness a “superpower” and compares it to good nutrition and exercise as essentials for health and well-being. Mindfulness training has become an accepted practice across disciplines, from the military to the classroom to the corporate boardroom.

This workshop provides an overview of mindfulness, the science behind it, and the varied practices that help us build our “mindfulness muscle”. Participants will learn about mindfulness exercises and have access to a Mindfulness Toolkit to support them in ongoing discovery and practice.

Format: Discussion and Activity-based Virtual Workshop. Optional pre-work is available.

Length:  3 hours or 2 hours + 1 hour pre-work

Three Vital Questions: Transforming Drama in Work and Life

Description: Perhaps nothing gets in the way of success in personal and professional life more than drama. Gossip, defensive behavior, overwhelm, ongoing conflict and victimhood, are all signs that drama is afoot. Research by Gallup indicates that $450-$550 billion in productivity is lost annually in the United States alone ($7 trillion globally) due to
negative behavior, i.e. drama, in organizations. Managers spend 25-40 percent of their time managing these behaviors, time that could be spent supporting people in creating positive impact instead. That’s the bad news, the good news is that there is a practical, straightforward way to help leaders and teams understand the cause of drama and make the shift to a more empowered way of thinking, acting and interacting. Based on the work of author David Emerald (TED* The Empowerment Dynamic and Three Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama) this workshop explores Three Vital Questions® that support us in claiming our power to create–and co-create–positive and productive environments at work and at home.

Format: Discussion and Activity-based Virtual Workshop. Optional pre-work is available.

Length:  3 hours or 2 hours + 1 hour pre-work.

We also offer a multi-week e-course that supports participants in digging deeper into this important and enlightening material.

Turn Conflict into High Performance with Polarity Thinking

Description: There are many dilemmas we face today that seem to defy simple solutions. Do we focus on the client or other stakeholder perspective? Work to get results or build relationships? Centralize for efficiency or decentralize to meet individual needs? Maintain stability or champion change? Rather than being “either/or” problems to solve, these are “polarities” to manage: pairs of ideas that need each other over time to realize success.

Polarity Thinking is a reliable framework that allows us to take a “both/and” perspective, leveraging contrasting points of view to: 

  • Address “unsolvable problems”
  • Reduce conflict and risk
  • Build trust and engagement
  • Align people to achieve common goals
  • Design and take action for short- and long-term success

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to identify and map polarities and develop strategies to address real-world challenges and opportunities.

Format: Discussion and Activity-based Virtual Workshop. Optional pre-work is available.

Length:  3 hours or 2 hours + 1 hour pre-work.