Leadership and Staff Development

We help you understand in practical terms what real leadership is, how to assess your strengths, and ways to cultivate the traits the best leaders employ to make their organizations strong and innovative.
Leadership is actually a process, not a position. You don't have to hold a formal leadership role to be a leader. Good leadership is the use of key skills and practices correctly applied at theright time to help the organization reach its highest potential. The good news is that leadership skills can be learned and improved. 
Our team helps organizations put into actionable form key tactical areas such as:
  • Grasping what  leadership is, and when are you leading?
  • Mapping your leadership competencies
  • Dealing with changing scope and stakes
  • Motivating and engaging others
  • Increasing team performance
  • Developing political acumen
  • Creating a culture of trust and integrity
  • Developing resilience
 
Do you want to cultivate leadership traits that will help you inspire your team, successfully manage change and conflict, and better serve the needs of your organization? 
 
Contact us today to discuss your vision, meet our team or get a quote. We look forward to working with you.
 
 

Training & Curriculum Design

Adult learners have specific needs that have to be considered during the curriculum design and training process.  A "One-size fits all" approach should never be the recipe for success. 
 
 During training and curriculum design, job performance measures and learning objectives are written and sequenced, training settings are chosen, methods and media are selected, and a training program is developed.  Once the job performance measures are developed, training settings are determined. The training setting describes the environment in which training is to be conducted. Our dedicated team will earn your trust and ensure the following:
 
  • Training is effective wherever it is conducted.
  • Training is conducted at the lowest cost possible.
  • Training is aligned to key performance indicators with measurable outcomes.
 
The primary training settings are classroom, on-the-job, self-study, web-based, workshop, and hardware or software based simulations.  Most training programs combine any number of these settings to design an effective training program. A tour of the job site might be used in conjunction with classroom training to familiarize our team with the facility layout. 
Our team focuses on your individual development needs by emphasizing key areas that include: 
  • Adult learning theory
  • Understanding the four stages of learning
  • Comparing active vs. passive learning
  • Overcoming learning barriers
  • Turning theory into practice
  • Your policy on repairs/returns
  • Any additional services you offer
  • Why people should choose you
 
No matter what type of learning you desire, whether it's classroom-based, e-learning video, or blended, our experienced team will apply adult learning principles that will make things it better. These concepts aren't just about designing training that's more appealing to learners. We use them to accelerate the learning process.
Career Leveling & Succession Planning
Our team focuses on your individual and organizational development needs by creating a promotable and sustainable culture of staff ready to assume greater levels of responsibility.  The plan will include: 

  • Level guides

  • Position descriptions

  • Mandatory training curriculum

  • Responsibilities

  • Reporting structure
 
Ironically, the strength of an organization's bench continues to be a major weakness for many higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and local government agencies across the country.  Creating a culture that believes in promoting from within requires clear development and succession planning. We will work with your site leaders, HR dept., and staff to develop a comprehensive plan, with an outlined curriculum, to assist in the succession planning process.

Strategic Design & Technology Implementation

So where do great ideas come from? Innovation is the process of taking an idea and putting it into practice. Creativity, on the other hand, is what you do in your head to generate the idea, an idea that meets three criteria: An innovative idea must be new, useful, and surprising. New means that no one else has done it before. Useful means that it delivers some new value for you or your customers. And surprising, it means that the market will be delighted with your latest innovation.
 
Our strategic design thinking and implementation is a creative problem-solving approach with specific tools, methods, and mindset for success.  Our team focuses on several key steps, such as immersion, conceptualization, and prototyping to deliver innovation to an organization.
  
Our team will prepare your organization in the following:
  • Understanding innovation
  • Understanding the myths about creativity and barriers to innovation
  • Understanding the characteristics of innovative products and services
  • Using the five techniques of Systematic Inventive Thinking
  • Creating new services and processes at work
  • Running innovation workshops
  • Involving customers in innovation
  • Mastering innovative thinking
 
Innovation propels companies forward. It's an unlimited source of new growth and can give businesses a distinct competitive advantage. Our team will help your organization learn how to innovate at your own business using Systematic Inventive Thinking, a method based on five techniques that allow you to innovate on demand.