Interactive 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. Our interactive and engaging workshops 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!
Interactive Workshops and Seminars
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.
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.
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
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.
People Nerds: Interpersonal Skills
As the world becomes more tech-focused, how do we continue to be... human? Our ability to navigate the social world, read queues, and nurture relationships is fundamental to our projects, teams, and organizations. Unfortunately, we have blindspots that negatively define us and those we interact with. It’s human nature to expect to understand everything we see. However, most emotions are not so easily seen. In this workshop, we will focus on building a toolkit to develop instant empathy, effectively collaborate with others, and create meaningful connections that last.
Investigating Your Analytical Thinking (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.
Analytical Thinking & Doing
People are an organizations' most valuable asset. The issue arises when knowledge and information become isolated amongst individuals. Within organizations, meaningful knowledge is often dispersed in silos of individual employees. Using design thinking tactics, isolated information becomes a pattern of truth, enabling teams to outperform their competitors. In this program, employees will become solution architects and reliable decision-makers by embracing a collaborative, but structured, process.
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.
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