Experiential and Engaging Workshops  


Upskilling, reskilling, workforce development, and talent management are key drivers from this past year.

 

Developing one's skill set for a current functional role, a future role, or to excel in building the team is always an important aspect for success. Explore some of our ready-to-deliver interactive and engaging workshops, which are designed with the adult learner in mind integrating various learning approaches to help participants develop key skills along the way! 

 

Most of our workshops are modularized and can be combined or customized based on your needs and requirements to develop skills, learn new tools, and enhance your team's leadership capabilities. To date, our top workshops are:
 

Simply scroll down to read about our workshops or click the workshop title to jump directly to the workshop of most interest to you. Contact us to deliver a workshop in-person or virtually!  

Emotional Intelligence (Assessment & Coaching Sessions)


Emotional Intelligence is a tool that will help managers and leaders capitalize on the strengths of their teams to achieve tangible results. This one-day workshop incorporates interactive discussions, exercises, and real-world scenarios to help participants explore the positive impact Emotional Intelligence can provide teams to assure success. Upgrade your workshop experience with:
 

  • EQ-i 2.0 Assessment (individual) or EQ 360 Assessment (team) to be taken online prior to the workshop

  • Individual/Team Assessment Report

  • 30-minute one-on-one coaching session (delivered post course)

  • Development of a personalized tactical action plan

 
Emotional Intelligence -- Growing your Emotional Quotient

 Employees with high EQs better manage stress, build strong relationships, are better communicators and show more empathy to their co-workers and teams. Additionally, they are skilled at diffusing conflict and excel at overcoming challenges. Unlike IQ, which never changes, you can continually grow your EQ. This workshop helps participants to understand the key elements of Emotional Intelligence and methods for actively expanding their EQ.

 
Stakeholder Engagement


Project management entails juggling the project objectives of time, cost, scope and quality. Project Managers must also proactively engage with their stakeholders engagement efficiently and effectively throughout the project life cycle to ensure project success. This interactive workshop is designed will integrate content presentation, team exercises, project tool application, and interactive discussion. 

 
Change Management in a Project Environment


Change is everywhere -- and, the importance of managing change both effectively and successfully depends on a myriad of factors. Proactively planning for change is just as relevant as effectively managing unexpected changes affecting projects from a variety of factors. This interactive workshop integrates content presentation, team exercises, and interactive discussions.

 
Cybersecurity for the Non-technical Program Manager

 

The ability to secure information within a modern enterprise—large or small—is a growing problem. Threats to information security are global, persistent, and increasingly sophisticated. Long gone are the days when managers could hope to secure the enterprise through ad-hoc means. Effective information security at the enterprise level requires participation, planning, and monitoring. It is an ongoing effort that requires management and staff to work together from the same script. Fortunately, the information security community has developed a variety of resources, methods, and best practices to help modern enterprises address the challenge. 

 

This seminar is designed to inform managers at government agencies and government contractors supporting them of the requirements for security and privacy. The instructor will define the role of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and tie them all together in such a way that even the non-technical Program Manager will understand. The seminar will be highly informative, include open discussion of current information security news and events, and provide attendees with a foundational understanding and importance of various cybersecurity mandates and guidelines.

 

Specifically, attendees will:

  • Become informed of requirements posited by the federal government for security and privacy

  • Learn the role of FISMA mandates along with FIPS 199 and FIPS 200 guidelines

  • Understand NIST’s special publications 800-37 and 800-53 and why they are developed

  • Learn about common security attacks and concerns

  • Become familiar with countermeasures and defenses regarding these breaches

  • A comprehensive approach will be taught including where NIST fits into The application of common-sense solutions will be discussed

 
Mastering the Art of Leadership

 

Great leadership is an art.  It is the combination of qualities that inspire others to follow, the ability to provide clear direction, and the adeptness to grow committed, high performing teams who continually improve.  Too often, leaders become so focused on the tactics of what needs to happen, that they stop exuding the qualities that make them a great leader. The instructor takes an experiential, adult learning approach and integrates presentation of theory, engaging discussion, self-reflection, scenario-based, real-world exercises, and learning reinforcement strategies. 

 
Interpersonal Skills

 

Some of the most sought out skills for promotions and new hires are Interpersonal skills. Interpersonal skills are key to strong working relationships, effective collaboration and communication, engagement, and dependability. People with strong interpersonal skills are:

 

  • Good at building strong working relationships

  • Team-oriented and collaborative

  • Effective communicators and great listeners

  • Highly empathetic

  • Skilled at conflict management

  • Highly emotionally intelligent

  • Engaged employees who inspire others

 

This one-day, hands-on workshop will teach participants effective ways to use their vocal elements, listen broadly, and learn to use a positive approach to communicate, influence, and provide feedback.

 
Investigating Your Critical Thinking Mindset for Problem Solving

 

Analytical thinking skills, when combined with creative thinking and people skills, lay the foundation for effective problem solving, process improvement, and decision making. Successfully applying analytical skills entails a combination of process (structure or system), problem-solving approaches and techniques, and continual improvement efforts. Not only are these skills essential for problem-solvers, but also project managers and leaders. Attend this course to learn what it takes to improve problem solving for individuals and teams.

 
Process Improvement

 

Processes have a lot of “moving parts” and over time, people and teams tweak the way they approach each process. Too often, this is done in a specific area within the overall (comprehensive) process instead of evaluating the end-to-end process level which results in inconsistencies and a breakdown of the defined process.

To be successful with process improvement, it is vital to have foundational elements that are maintained across the overall process. By having a strong foundation, measuring the right things, and engaging teams in the execution, assessment and continual improvement of processes, optimization will be achieved.

 
Leadership by Design

 

Everyone is a leader. However, not everyone is an effective and efficient one. Most individuals believe they know how to lead, but very few know how to listen, and even fewer get meaningful peer feedback on their leadership style. In this program, leaders will be guided through an experiential process that teaches techniques to promote active-listening, empathy, and execute upon the newfound information. 

 
Project Management Fundamentals

 

A project is a temporary endeavor which delivers a unique product, service, or result. How do we manage the uncertainty associated with projects to ensure we meet the project objectives of time, cost, and scope, and in doing so, are able to deliver the project on time, within budget, and meeting the customer requirements and quality needs for the project? Project Management Fundamentals is designed to provide participants with a high-level review of project management best practices and how to apply them to projects that one leads or assists as a team member.

Project Management Intermediate

 

A project is a temporary endeavor which delivers a unique product, service, or result. What are the essential tools which we must use to manage project time, cost, and scope to deliver a project in scope, on schedule, within budget, and meeting customer satisfaction requirements? This workshop will take a deeper dive into project management providing participants with tools to successfully manage projects.

Data Analytics and Visualization with Microsoft Excel

 

Today’s world operates on data more than ever – and, the ability to make sense of data is a challenge. This workshop is designed to help participants extract actionable organizational intelligence from raw data, analyze it, and present it visually in a compelling format that enables decision makers to view key trends and gain insights. This workshop teaches the "how-to" regardless of the type of data needed to be analyzed to ensure participants have the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time. The instructor will facilitate discussions on raw data, sorting/filtering, creating and manipulating tables and PivotTables, creating charts and graphs, and ultimately dashboards.  

 
 
 
Project Risk Management

 

The prime directive for project risk management is to minimize unknowns, more commonly called surprises. This is true whether the surprises are positive or negative, known or unknown. In today’s large-scale, complex projects, risks occur frequently. When managed poorly, risks can sink projects often silently until the threat materializes. The differences between a good and great project manager often lies in one’s ability to exploit positive risks (or opportunities) while minimizing negative risks (or threats).

Risk management is the discipline of managing known unknowns and unknown unknowns. It is something which everyone wants to be doing but are often unsure how to do effectively. Risk management is an essential component of project planning and is vital to execution of all projects, programs, and portfolios, whether small or large. So yes, risk is important, but how does a project manager manage uncertainty? How does a project manager manage risk and still deliver on projects and organizational goals?

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define risk

  • Identify the key components of risk

  • Understand how to assess risk

  • Understand how to plan a risk assessment

  • Understand options to mitigate risks


This workshop highlights the critical observation that: risks which have not been managed are the risks one takes. If project managers choose to accept a risk it could be done in conscious awareness, not through lack of action…and it starts with identifying the risks one wants to manage.

 
Cost Estimating for Projects

 

The purpose of this course is for project managers to gain knowledge on the cost estimation process, and the value of this to your project’s success. Cost is a critical objective which must be properly estimated to ensure project success. Participants should expect to fully participate in this engaging and intermediate course to the project management training series with an in-depth focus on cost estimating.

Managing Scope, Schedule, and Cost of a Project

 

The focus of this workshop is to manage projects by managing the project performance objectives of scope, schedule, and cost. The facilitator will focus on the management of each of these areas, including developing the baselines for scope, schedule, and cost as well as how each of these baselines are monitored and controlled throughout the project to support project success. Participants should expect to fully participate in this engaging and specialized workshop.

 
 

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