Research studies have shown that companies with sustained high representation of women - that is, three or more women board directors in at least four of five years - significantly outperformed those with no women board directors. Statistics like this prove women have the skills to not only take on top leadership positions, but to also have an impressive impact on their organization’s success. Still, we rarely see women in higher positions of power because the reality of the glass ceiling is all too real. There exist a multitude of challenges preventing women from reaching higher level positions; including preconceived notions of a woman’s working ability as it relates to a societal and organizational context and from an internal context - or rather, those self-imposed barriers women place on themselves.

Women and Leadership identifies the specific challenges imposed on women in the workplace and provides an in-depth look at how they can combat these obstacles to maximize their strengths - helping not only women, but all professionals and organizations as they work to build the leadership skills of their employees.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the challenges that women face as they pursue leadership positions.
  • Assess limitations that women place on themselves.
  • Build skills that enhance your development as a leader.
  • Develop and manage relationships to maximize your leadership potential.
  • Overcome work-life challenges.
  • Recognize special issues women leaders face when they interact with others.
  • Use your natural strengths to build and maintain a strong team.
  • Implement a plan to target the leadership skills you most want to improve.

Program Contents:

  • Challenges Women Face in Becoming Leaders
  • Inward-Focused Leadership Skills
  • Outward-Focused Leadership Skills
  • Planning Your Growth

From Facebook and Twitter to LinkedIn and YouTube, social media has become a successful medium for broadcasting messages, developing brand recognition, prospecting for clients, and recruiting employees. There’s no doubt it’s here to stay—and that means it’s time your company takes it seriously. Many enterprises already have, leveraging social media to drive more business, exposure, and good will with customers. In fact, a whopping 53% of organizations have a formal social media policy in place.

Our program, Social Media at Work: Reap the Rewards and Avoid the Risks uses real-world examples, quizzes, and case studies to showcase the powerful ways social media can impact your business for both good and bad. This on-trend social media training program explores the do’s and don’ts of using popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter in the workplace.

In Social Media at Work: Reap the Rewards and Avoid the Risks, you’ll learn how a good social media plan can increase the visibility of your company by communicating its core vision, sharing its internal culture, and creating a positive dialogue between employees and customers. When executed properly, a good social media strategy can also develop a community around your business, building loyalty and giving your customers another reason to visit your business, whether that’s online or in the real world.

On the flipside, a poor social media strategy could lead to serious negative and even legal consequences, like defamation, trademark infringement, privacy violations, and discrimination. You could also expect a wave of bad publicity to overcome your organization, and the resulting fallout on social media could be lengthy and widespread.

That’s why good social media training can make all the difference for your business. Packed with ripped-from-the-headlines examples, activities, exercises to test knowledge, a sample social media policy, and an action planning worksheet, Social Media at Work: Reap the Rewards and Avoid the Risks is the comprehensive solution your organization needs to help instill good judgment in employees, build a social media presence, safeguard against from potential pitfalls, and implement a sound policy.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the benefits of using social media in the workplace
  • Identify the various legal and ethical risks associated with social media
  • Discover methods to protect your organization from violations of law or policy
  • Learn how to encourage an “ambassador attitude” in employees
  • Provide guidelines to help employees make good decisions when using social media at work
  • Identify the elements of an effective social media policy

Program Contents:

  • Social Media in the News
  • Risky Business
  • Producing Positive PR
  • Design Your Own Social Media Policy

Real-World Project Management is a Two Day program (16 classroom training hours) which covers the steps of project management from definition and planning to implementation. First you will review monitoring, completion and evaluation. Then you will be able to complete a thorough and accurate project plan including task identification, scheduling and budgeting. Next you will monitor the key project issues of a schedule, create a budget and performance deliverables and develop appropriate responses to potential problems. Lastly, after the project is completed, you will execute clear and effective reports that include a formal evaluation of the project.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand a project life cycle
  • Manage client expectations
  • Difference between Objectives and Deliverables
  • SMART Objectives
  • The Triple Constraints (Cost, Performance and Time)
  • Creating a Gantt Chart
  • Developing Realistic Budgets
  • Increasing Information Retention
  • Managing Through Influence
  • Resource Leveling

Program Contents:

  • Define
  • Plan
  • Implement
  • Monitor
  • Complete
  • Evaluate

Productivity isn’t about quantity. It’s about doing the right task, at the right time. In other words, it’s about recognizing what to do when. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. You can help employees and managers improve their productivity with Productive Work Habits.

Available as a half-day classroom training program and e-learning program, participants will begin to develop the positive habits they need to gain focus, learn how to prioritize tasks efficiently, become better organized, manage their time efficiently, work more effectively with colleagues—and even create better work-life balance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what it means to be productive
  • Become better organized
  • Learn how to manage your time
  • Work more effectively with others
  • Create balance between work and personal life

Program Contents:

  • Prioritize
  • Organize
  • Focus
  • Take Breaks
  • Manage Your Time
  • Break Bad Habits
  • Work Effectively with Colleagues
  • Be an Active Learner
  • Be Yourself

Program Length: 4 hours / Half Day

In this program, you'll learn the answers to all of your questions about dealing with harassment in the workplace. You'll read about real cases, learn some tips and tools for dealing with situations that may come up, and implement steps to prevent the occurrence of harassment.

By addressing everything from trust to perception to attitude, Leadership 101 is a training program that gives both newly emerging and experienced leaders and managers the tools and techniques for developing and refining their skills. This learning resource will help your organization retain employees and clients, make better decisions, and improve performance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify key characteristics of leaders
  • Build trust and confidence with employees
  • Avoid behaviors that undermine leadership
  • Promote teamwork and esprit de corps
  • Act decisively
  • Demonstrate leadership in a crisis

Program Contents:

  • Leadership Lessons
  • Behaviors That Undermine Leadership
  • Leadership Impact

Emotional intelligence is the ability to comprehend your emotions and to manage them effectively. It also helps you say the right thing and accurately judge how the other person is reacting.

This training program offers you techniques to increase and develop your emotional intelligence. It will guide you through proven methods to apply emotional intelligence in the workplace to enhance employee relationships and increase productivity.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop your level of emotional intelligence
  • Identify negative consequences of unmanaged emotions on your personal effectiveness
  • Describe the importance of emotional intelligence to building good relationships
  • Increase your empathy and social skills
  • Practice techniques to achieve greater self-awareness, self-control, and self-motivation
  • Understand how emotional intelligence can be applied at the workplace to enhance employee relationships and increase productivity

Program Contents:

  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing Yourself
  • Working with Others

Being ethical does not mean following your feelings. Your feelings can misdirect you.

This training program explores how workplace ethics should be developed, how to create the standards and policies that support them, how employees can be trained and managed to follow and support these standards, and how to deal with problems where ethics are concerned.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Dispel common myths about business ethics
  • Describe the ideal ethical workplace
  • Implement ethics guidelines and policies in your organization
  • Identify and resolve typical ethical dilemmas
  • Recognize common excuses for unethical behavior, and what to do about them
  • Deal with unethical coworkers, customers, and vendors

Program Contents:

  • What is Business Ethics?
  • How to Create an Ethical Workplace
  • Tools to Support an Ethical Workplace
  • Applying Ethics in the Real World

This training is organized in a way to layer coaching with training. Once the participant understands not only what they want but why they want it, they can be in the ideal space to really listen, prepare, and persuade with skill and integrity. These skills offer participants tremendous leverage to reap great rewards and create win-win relationships.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an effective plan and strategy for any negotiation
  • Recognize interests and issues and avoid unnecessary positions
  • Become more persuasive
  • Use techniques that draw information from the other party
  • Minimize conflicts and deadlocks
  • Ask and answer questions to control the negotiations
  • Deflect personal, hostile, or irrelevant objections by reestablishing common ground in the negotiations
  • Create a list of concessions that can be “given” during the negotiation to use as bargaining tools
  • Read body language, facial expressions, and other signals to uncover “hidden” messages
  • Neutralize manipulative tactics
  • Maximize closure opportunities

Program Contents:

  • Effective Negotiators Prepare
  • Effective Negotiators Listen
  • Effective Negotiators Persuade

Developing Positive Relationships at Work is the positive learning experience your organization needs to ensure that individuals unite around a common mission, value diversity, rise above personal slights, take responsibility, and cultivate an environment based on trust. This training will help you model the behavior you want as well as teach the value of getting to know your employees as individuals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Base every working relationship on a common purpose.
  • Demonstrate actions that build trust and avoid those that erode trust.
  • Model the positive relationship behaviors you seek in others.
  • Manage, not manipulate, relationships.
  • Implement strategies to improve or survive relationships.
  • Set boundaries and stand your ground.
  • Create an effective individual development plan.

Program Contents:

  • Unite Around a Common Mission
  • Model What You Want
  • Actively Manage Relationships
  • Dealing with Less-than-Ideal Relationships
  • Expect The Best

Many managers consider budgeting to be one of their most tedious responsibilities. This training will demonstrate how to design and present a professional budget. Participants will see the value of budgeting and how to perform the process correctly. The budget process is broken down into eight simple steps and offers helpful tools to design a budget from scratch.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the reasons for budgeting
  • Identify different types of budgets and their implications
  • Understand the planning and research involved in creating a budget
  • Create and calculate a budget
  • Negotiate and sell the budget to management
  • Manage a budget once it is established
  • Identify necessary components of a budget
  • Understand the steps in the budgeting process
  • Analyze the different approaches to budgeting
  • Establish the benefits of budgeting

Program Contents:

  • Budgeting Basics
  • More Than Numbers
  • Negotiating for Results

Creating Your Professional Development Plan

Having a Professional Development Plan can help you stay on course toward achieving your career development goals. But where and how do you begin? In this session, you will learn to identify and describe your goals, choose activities that will help you meet them, set key milestones, and create a timeline for the completion of your goals.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Program Contents Include:

 

  1. Brainstorming and Preparation
  2. Development Plan: Where to Begin?
  3. Setting SMART goals

 

When
Where
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce (Former Location)
Class Details
  • FREE Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction

When
Where
Bentonville Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce
200 E Central
Bentonville, AR 72712
Class Details
  • FREE Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction
When
Where
Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Class Details
  • FREE Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction


When
Where
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce (Former Location)
Class Details
  • FREE Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction

 

Now Discover Your Strengths

Program Contents will show:

1) Individuals how to cultivate their own career strengths.

2) Managers how to capitalize the talents of their people

3) Executives how to build an entire organization around the talents of each employee.

"Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer."

The unfortunate truth: most of us fail to build our lives around our strengths and talents. Instead, guided by our parents, by our teachers, by our managers and by psychology's fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to paper over these cracks. Our talents remain in the background, like sundials in the shade. This session will begin to show you that we each have a role to play and discovering those key strengths will provide valuable insight into a more productive work environment and rewarding future.

When
Where
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce (Former Location)
123 W. Mountain Fayetteville, AR 72702-4216
Class Details
  • Free Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction

When
Where
Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce - 317 West Walnut Street Rogers, AR 72756
Class Details
  • Free Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction

When
Where
Bentonville- Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce - 200 East Central, Bentonville, AR 72712
Class Details
  • Free Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction

When
Where
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce (Former Location)
123 W. Mountain Fayetteville, AR 72702-4216
Class Details
  • Free Session!
  • All class Materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Small Class size to maximize facilitator/participant interaction