Potential customizable workshops include, but not limited to:
Inspiring a Team
Curiosity is a driver for innovation and solving problems. If you can spark curiosity in your employees and/or students, you can engage them to be motivated to learn and create. This curiosity rich environment is the basis of innovation and can be a key to long term happiness in the workplace. This workshop will outline the ways to inspire your team using curiosity to fuel innovation.
Leadership coaching is an effective approach to develop employees through customized development plans, setting expectations, providing regular feedback, and having one on one conversations. The goal of this program is to apply a coaching approach to leadership that will build up the capacity of managers and supervisors to improve the performance of their direct reports.
Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplaces
Many employers are trying to navigate three to four different generations working in their organizations. This workshop will introduce characteristics and difference of Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Participants will learn about the unique perspectives of each generation that lead to conflict. A process will be introduced for multi-generational teams to work through these conflicts to get better results.
Creative Problem Solving
This workshop will provide hands on opportunities for participants to learn about creativity and problem solving. In advance of the workshop, all participants will take the Basadur Profile, an assessment that identifies their creative problem-solving style. The Profile includes an individual print out and a scatter diagram for the entire team. Some of the topics addressed include the accelerating rate of change in today's society, how people gain and use knowledge, characteristics of effective creative problem-solving teams, and divergent and convergent thinking. Participants walk away with an enhanced understanding of creative problem solving and how these skills can be applied within their organization. These skills have been applied in all types of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, universities, government entities, schools, religious institutions, and small businesses.
Conflict Resolution and Decision Making
Participants will examine conflict styles, team approaches, and conflict management. Through case studies and role play, this workshop emphasizes trust building, integrity and problem-solving skills by examining examples of conflict in the workplace, consequences of conflict, principles of conflict resolution, and management strategies.
Design thinking is a powerful approach to solve wicked problems that begins with understanding unmet user needs. Design thinking encompasses concept development, applied creativity, prototyping, and experimentation. When design thinking approaches are applied, the success rate for innovation has been seen to improve substantially. The introduction to design thinking uses a hands-on method to introduce the key concepts of design thinking that will be used throughout the workshop.
Creating a Culture of Empathy
Empathy is the ability to understand and communicate the feelings of another. On a daily basis, we have interactions with colleagues, clients, patients, employees, cashiers, friends, and family, but do we truly have an understanding of their feelings? Understanding and modeling empathy is vital to making us better leaders and human beings. This workshop introduces the theory through interactive design activities that will enhance the empathy in adults.
Room 264, Clifford Library
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT