WORKSHOPS & RETREATS

COMMUNICATIONS-FOCUSED, RESEARCH-BASED

We get it. Each company is different. That is why our workshop development process is customized for you and your organization’s goals. Talk to us to figure out the best plan of action for your needs and budget.

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Key Brain-Based Communication Workshops

See below for some of our most popular program topics. These programs can be arranged in any format ranging from 60-minute to full-day programming delivered virtually or in-person. We look forward to discussing how to customize these programs for your unique needs.

 

COMMUNICATING ACROSS DIFFERENCE USING DISC

As a professional, it is critical to understand how to work with people who think and behave differently from you. The first step towards understanding people better is to proactively explore your own self-awareness. This DISC workshop will allow you to do just that! In this program, participants receive tools for exploring awareness of themselves and their colleagues. They will learn the benefits of having a diversity of thought on their teams, and how to communicate effectively across any differences that might present along the way.

CORE SKILLS:

DISC Framework | Self-Awareness | Communicating Across Difference

LIKE A BOSS! LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS

Successful leaders and managers take to heart the cliche, “the skills that got you here won’t get you there.” Your substantive and technical expertise are why you are in your role, but those skills no longer guarantee success. In this program, you will learn the core behaviors that make teams successful, how to delegate effectively, and how to deliver feedback that results in lasting change. After this program, you will be able to communicate effectively as a leader, especially in difficult conversations and with those who may be different from you.

CORE SKILLS:

Feedback | Inclusive Leadership | Delegation

GIVING & RECEIVING FEEDBACK

Feedback is a vital part of our professional development, but it can be hard to hear and even harder to give it. This program provides actionable tools for delivering and receiving feedback in a way that actually reinforces or changes behavior. After attending this program, you will know what effective feedback is, understand why regular feedback (positive and constructive) is essential, and be able to navigate feedback conversations – even the difficult ones. NOTE: This program can be delivered to feedback providers, feedback recipients, or both audiences.

CORE SKILLS:

Giving Effective Feedback | Equity in Feedback | Creating a Feedback Culture | Receiving Feedback | Managing Reactions to Feedback

SELF-AWARENESS & RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

Being able to build relationships with your colleagues is a key professional skill no matter your role or your level. Using the basics of neuroscience as our context, we will explore how stress and external pressures impact our ability to communicate effectively and how we can strengthen connection and collaboration with our colleagues. You will leave this program with several frameworks and tools that you can use to assess your own communication and relationship-building skills and to develop those skills for maximum impact.

CORE SKILLS:

Self & Other Awareness | Building Relationships | Navigating Difficult Conversations

MANAGING UP WHILE MANAGING YOURSELF

High-achieving individuals know a thing or two about developing new skills. But how do you balance managing supervisor expectations while you are learning to manage yourself at work? In this program, we will utilize self and other awareness as a tool for enhanced communication with peers and supervisors. You will have an opportunity to expand on your professional persona thoughtfully and intentionally and learn how to handle the challenges of managing up professionally and productively.

 

CORE SKILLS:

Self & Other Awareness | Building Relationships | Managing Up

ATTRACTING TOP TALENT: INTERVIEWING IN A MODERN WORLD

Whether participating as formal interviewers or simply meeting candidates at recruiting events, everyone is a critical part of the recruiting process. Yet, it can be difficult to balance getting to know a candidate and honestly answering their questions. This program provides participants with the foundation for engaging in recruiting so that they can do so with confidence, no matter their role. Participants will leave this program with an understanding of the current competitive recruiting landscape, how to form authentic connections with candidates, and how to represent the firm and demonstrate it’s brand no matter the situation.

CORE SKILLS:

Interrupting Bias | Demonstrating the Brand | Clarity in Decision-Making

PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE & PERSONAL BRANDING

To be successful in your career, you not only need to know who you are as a professional, but you also need to demonstrate that professional presence to those around you. This program provides a framework for creating and building a professional brand within the context of cultivating an authentic professional presence and communication style. After this program, you will know how to clearly articulate your professional persona, how to communicate with presence and clarity, and how to continue to develop these skills over time.

CORE SKILLS:

Professional Presence | Brand Cultivation | Behavioral Branding

TEAM STRATEGY & CREATIVE THINKING DESIGN JAMS

We spend most of our lives at work, and much of this time is spent engaging in similar or repetitive tasks. It’s no wonder that when the time comes to use our creativity, we often feel uncomfortable or unsure. In this program, you can break away from your everyday habits and patterns to explore the core concepts of creativity and innovation through the lens of human-centered design. We will discuss why, when, and how creative solutions might be appropriate and will begin to explore the creativity we all bring to the table. Throughout the program, we will begin to apply these creative and innovative tools to real-life challenges, culminating in an opportunity to walk away with new ideas for solving old problems.

CORE SKILLS:

Design Thinking | Accessing Creativity | Innovation & Change

Looking for more Fringe PD Content?

Check out our other topics and talk to us about how we can add them to any of the core programs above or deliver unique standalone sessions!

Hybrid Work | Civility & Conflict Management | Effective Mentoring | Generational Changes

This was the best firm-sponsored workshop I’ve been to in a long while. The presenter was fabulous. Her delivery was very smooth, entertaining, and chock full of tidbits and connections to aid in attendee learning.

-Senior Associate, Vinson & Elkins LLP

 

Retreats

Sometimes it takes a change of scenery for a change in mindset. Do you have an offsite meeting coming up? Retreats can take our Workshop programs to the next level.

If a full-day or multi-day facilitation is in order to get your staff focused on your clients, your teams, and their own communications—we’ve got you covered. We will tailor a unique program to meet your needs and the audiences at the retreat, in order to drive the biggest change.

Please reach out and we can discuss.

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