Courses In Performance

Project Management Fundamentals

Project Man­age­ment Fun­da­men­tals is a half day work­shop that pro­vides an overview to project man­age­ment for those tasked with man­ag­ing mul­ti­ple projects, lead­ing project teams, and engag­ing with key stake­hold­ers with­out a Project Man­age­ment Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.  This half day work­shop is high­ly inter­ac­tive and builds the skills need­ed to eas­i­ly man­age mul­ti­ple projects and work streams.

Project Man­age­ment Fun­da­men­tals pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with an overview of the project man­age­ment process and its ben­e­fits.  We will review the vocab­u­lary and ter­mi­nol­o­gy used in project man­age­ment as well as define the roles with­in a project team.  We’ll dis­cuss the char­ac­ter­is­tics of a suc­cess­ful project, review the major aspects of project ini­ti­a­tion, exam­ine ongo­ing project man­age­ment, and learn how to close a project suc­cess­ful­ly.  To con­clude, the par­tic­i­pants will work on a case study to apply the strate­gies learned and get peer feed­back on their approach.

Professional Well-being

One in five of us will be affect­ed by a stress-relat­ed ill­ness over the next 12 months. This work­shop is designed to raise aware­ness around the impor­tance of pro­fes­sion­al well-being. It aims to give you the infor­ma­tion, lan­guage and con­fi­dence to quick­ly rec­og­nize the ear­ly signs of pres­sure and what you can do to appro­pri­ate­ly pro­vide sup­port and main­tain resilience. In addi­tion, the ses­sion will pro­vide you and your cowork­ers with the tools to feel well-equipped and able to deal con­fi­dent­ly, open­ly and proac­tive­ly with the issues asso­ci­at­ed with pro­fes­sion­al well­be­ing.

Leading High-Performing Teams

There is a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence between work­ing “in” the team and work­ing “on” the team. While it is impor­tant for lead­ers to be keen­ly aware of how work hap­pens and that indi­vid­u­als are work­ing col­lec­tive­ly, it is crit­i­cal for those lead­ers to be able to tap into poten­tial to accel­er­ate impact and excel­lence.  
 
This pro­gram will explore the com­plex­i­ties of inter­nal and exter­nal team dynam­ics and iden­ti­fy proven approach­es for suc­cess­ful­ly lead­ing high-per­form­ing teams. It offers an assess­ment of team health and an analy­sis of the key ele­ments of high per­form­ing teams: trust, con­flict, com­mit­ment, account­abil­i­ty and results.

Leading with Executive Presence

Exec­u­tive Pres­ence sums up the impres­sion you make on oth­ers and how that impres­sion can help or hin­der your abil­i­ty to get work done. Exec­u­tive Pres­ence isn’t some­thing you “do” it is a per­cep­tion that oth­ers hold of you, and that per­cep­tion is a direct con­se­quence of your abil­i­ty to:

  • Speak strate­gi­cal­ly and artic­u­late vision
  • Influ­ence stake­hold­ers and lead deci­sion mak­ing
  • Dis­play ver­sa­til­i­ty in for­mal com­mu­ni­ca­tion con­texts (meet­ings, pre­sen­ta­tions, etc.)

This two-day work­shop pro­vides par­tic­i­pants with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to prac­tice the mind­sets and behav­iors that effec­tive­ly cre­ate exec­u­tive pres­ence. They will learn how com­pe­tence, image, pre­sen­ta­tion and feed­back affect ver­sa­til­i­ty, a key ingre­di­ent for pres­ence, while refin­ing the steps to effec­tu­ate max­i­mum influ­ence as exec­u­tive.

Building Successful Leaders

Indi­vid­u­als who have the respon­si­bil­i­ty for man­ag­ing, super­vis­ing or lead­ing oth­ers need an essen­tial set of skills. These skills allow lead­ers to effec­tive­ly and appro­pri­ate­ly respond to the per­for­mance chal­lenges which are inevitable to any­one in a posi­tion of lead­er­ship. Not only are these skills invalu­able in lead­ing oth­ers, they allow lead­ers to har­ness impor­tant ener­gy nec­es­sary in deal­ing with cus­tomers and achieve high orga­ni­za­tion­al stan­dards. This course helps indi­vid­u­als mas­ter these core skills, he or she is able to lead employ­ees, peers, supe­ri­ors, ven­dors and cus­tomers with suc­cess.