Manager Bootcamp - Foundations

This seminar will give you the crucial foundational skills to shift from being an individual contributor to a well-respected manager who can achieve team synergy and drive bottom-line performance. Using guided role play, exercises and skill practice sessions, you will discover how to adjust your management style and tackle new challenges. In-depth skills practice using various leadership models combined with interactive activities take you through the paces of motivation, delegation, coaching, communication, performance management and leadership. You will be able to improve on key weakness areas, play to your strength and get the best results from every member of your team.

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Manager Bootcamp - Deployment

As a follow up to the Manager Bootcamp – Foundations, this 2-day training program will take you through in-depth skills practice using various leadership models, allow you to participate in interactive activities, and gain a better understanding of 360 feedback, power, trust, influence, mindfulness, using a strategic mindset, delegation and execution.

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Change Management

Organizational change is constant. And yet many people react to change with denial or resistance. As a change leader, your ability to help people overcome their reactions and get onboard with new initiatives is critical to your success. You’ll gain practical tools that will enable you to manage reactions to change and communicate in a manner that inspires followership and optimal productivity through any change initiative.

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Creating an Agile Workforce through SCRUM

Scrum is an agile project management framework that teams use to develop, deliver, and sustain complex products. It describes a set of meetings, tools, and roles that work in concert to help teams’ structure and manage their work. Teams of all kinds can benefit from the use of Scrum; HR, marketing, design, software development, engineering and more. It is a favorite framework for many development teams, as requirements change, goals change, situations change, scrum embraces those changes. It encourages teams to learn through experiences, self-organize while working on a problem, and reflect on their wins and losses to continuously improve.

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Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations is an advanced communication workshop that equips you with the necessary tools to handle high stake, high emotion conversations. Whether you need to understand the key strategies to diffuse tension, influence uncomfortable communication or find mutual purpose and critical resolve then you need the skills to have a crucial conversation.

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Crucial Accountability

Crucial Accountability is a course that teaches a step-by-step process for enhancing accountability, improving performance, and ensuring execution. By learning how to talk about violated expectations in a way that solves problems while improving relationships, you’ll improve individual, team, and organizational effectiveness.

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Conflict Management

Conflict is any situation in which your concerns or desires differ from those of another person. The objectives of our conflict management program are :

  • Become more aware of your own conflict style
  • Recognize the conflict styles of others
  • Assess conflict situations
  • Practice using different conflict modes
We use the Thomas Kilmann Conflict mode report to enhance our understanding of our own reaction to conflict and how to use different approaches for different situations.
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6 Hats Thinking Styles New

Six Hats Thinking Styles, a thinking skills training course which teaches parallel thinking as an alternative to argument. Parallel thinking guides thought processes in one direction at a time, so we can effectively analyze issues, generate new ideas, and make better decisions. Six Thinking Hats helps put our opinions and egos aside so we can focus on a way forward, without argument. Participants learn how to separate emotion from facts, the positive from the negative and critical thinking from creative thinking.

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Behavioural Interviewing Skills

The behavioural interview technique is used to evaluate a candidate’s experiences and behaviours in order to determine their potential for success. This approach is focused on discovering how an applicant acted in specifc employment-related situations: the belief being that past performance is the best predictor of future behaviour. This interviewing method provides a more objective set of facts to make employment decisions than other methods.

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Coaching Skills

Coaching skills include effective feedback, understanding your colleague’s strengths, reinforcing positive behavior utilizing innovative ways of listening to new measures of coaching success. This seminar covers it all in four dynamic lessons, with a sharp focus on skill-building and modeling techniques that will enable coaches to move their teams to the next level of professional development.

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Developing High Performance Teams

This purpose of this ½ day training program is to equip managers with a better understanding of team dynamics and how they, as the leaders influence the engagement and productivity of their team members.
At the end of the workshops, participants will understand:

  • The different types of teams and the qualities of an effective team
  • How to build an effective a team that is engaged, enthusiastic and participative
  • Their own style and preferences through the use of self-assessment tools such as MBTI (personality), TKI (conflict) and how this impacts group dynamics
  • How to build organizational community (diversity, sensitivity, awareness, understanding of and impact of organizational culture)
  • Finish with action planning to implement with current teams
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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is vital to being an effective and high-performing member of any team. In this seminar, you will become familiar with this proven EI model and learn how to apply EI skills for maximum effectiveness. Gain insight and tools you can apply to make your job and career more effective, satisfying, and successful. And have a standout advantage in any situation.

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Influence Without Authority

Getting anything done in the business world — whether convincing someone to hire you, fund your project, or buy into your proposal — requires the ability to influence others. In this seminar, you’ll focus on the three key sources of influence that will equip you with the skills to influence others where there is a lack of authority, personal power, persuasion and negotiation.

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Maximizing Millennial Mojo

Baby Boomers were born prior to 1963, Generation Xers were born between 1964 and 1980 and Millennials were born between 1980 and 1995. We hear a lot about what Millennials want and how they are different from GenXers and (especially) baby boomers. While we need to be careful to not stereotype any person, we can definitely say that, as of late, the rules have changed. In this new workshop, we will discuss the top 5 methods for managing your millennial team members for the highest level of engagement, productivity and retention.

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VUCA Leadership

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity; these are the realities of today and will continue to be so in the future. VUCA can provide us with language for understanding these conditions. It can help us to approach the environment we’re in, with all it’s challenges and to recognize the opportunities. In this program we will consider the skills and approaches we can develop in response. So that even while we acknowledge the unknowns, we can anticipate the complexities and uncertainty of what might be to come. Learning = Action x Reflection

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Situational Leadership

Leadership is a fundamental and universal supervisory and managerial requirement, irrespective of organizational level and function, type of organization or culture. Any employee in a supervisory or managerial role, as well as technical specialists without a formal leadership role, who need to influence and engage others in the organization, are candidates for leadership development. There is no one “best”, or universal, leadership style. In order to be effective, a leader must adapt his leadership style to fit the demands of the situation in which he wishes to exercise influence. This training will center around the Situational Leadership Model and provide leaders and managers with an effective and enduring process for aligning their leadership behaviours in one-on-one and team leadership situations.

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The Right to Respect – Workplace Harassment Training

Demonstrate the commitment of your organization to providing a work environment which promotes fairness and respect to each individual employee, and freedom from discrimination and harassment. This program provides legal compliance and protection, in line with Ontario’s employment legislation, Bill 168.

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Understanding AODA

You might have heard the phrase, “Accommodation until the point of undue hardship,” but what does that really mean? Employers have an obligation to accommodate employees based on a protected ground of discrimination, but they also have rights and responsibilities to ensure that accommodation is appropriate and reasonable for both the employee and the employer. This training will give you the insight, strategies, and tools to feel confident in managing accommodation requests.

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Eliminating Unconscious Bias

The impact of racism and gender converges on workplace issues may arise in relation to an employer’s behaviour and actions towards racial or gender persons. In this training you will learn the employer’s obligations in regards to managing a diverse workforce; the actions and behaviours exhibited by management that amount to damages when dealing with racial or gender groups and the recent Court and tribunal hearings that held employers accountable for engaging in stereotyping and racial/gender discrimination. This is a very practical, highly interactive session that makes the discussion interesting and fun.

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Helping Hands Employee Engagement Program

Employee engagement drives productivity and business results. The brand new Helping Hands program marries team, engagement and social responsibility in a fun and unforgettable experience! In groups of 3, participants will build a prosthetic hand that will be sent to one of 60 countries and given to an amputee in need. We connect their experience to the bigger picture of the department or the organization – the feedback from this program is incredible!

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SolarBuddy

SolarBuddy is a simple way for purpose driven organizations to make a difference while also increasing employee engagement. This 90-minute team building session, led by an experienced HR professional, empowers employees through a creative hands-on experience, delivers excellent ROI to employers and reinforces a culture of giving back. During this team building session each participant will build a renewable energy-powered light that will be gifted to a child living in energy poverty to help them to study after dusk and improve their education outcomes.

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The Big Picture

In The Big Picture, teams collaborate and communicate to create an interconnected multi-tile piece of art reflecting your team’s vision and values. Everyone knows that, from time to time, it is important to step back and look at the Big Picture, particularly when looking at an organization and how its people operate and communicate internally. In The Big Picture the importance of teamwork, cooperation and communication is reinforced through the process of painting an artistic creation of truly epic proportions.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Team Training

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an assessment designed to measure psychological preferences in how people work, communicate, interact and perceive the world and make decisions. Bromelin will administer the assessment, generate the individual and team reports and facilitate a fun and interactive teambuilding session that will result in greater understanding of the individual and team interaction.

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Understanding your DISC

The DISC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviours with others – within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships. It is the most widely used assessment technology in the world today and gives us a simple and objective way to talk about behaviour.

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Stress Management

So, what do we do about stress in our lives? How do we deal with it? How do we prevent it? That’s where this course comes in

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Tips for Completing Your Performance Appraisal

Workplace evaluations are essential in any workplace to keep managers and employees apprised of how their performance stacks up in any position. This course will provide tips on identifying where you are against your objectives and expectations.

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Career Planning

This course will introduce you to a basic model for career planning. During this session, you will explore a framework for considering your career options and specific actions you need to take to get there.

This program will allow participants to:

  • Understand different ways to think about career development, depending on your needs and interests
  • Set short and long-term career goals
  • Develop a career plan
  • Explore career options
  • Initiate career coaching conversations with your supervisor
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Goal Setting for Employees

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra.  Goal setting is critically important to individuals and their managers. Discussions in this workshop will be focused around setting S.M.A.R.T. goals as well as how Cascading Goals work in an organization.

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Accountability

Accountability, empowerment and employee engagement result from workers and teams who continually ask the accountability question posed by The Oz Principle: “What else can I do to operate Above the Line and achieve the desired results?”  This training program focuses on:

  • How people and organizations can overcome victim attitudes and behaviour and step Above the Line (Oz Principle) to attain superior performance.
  • How to move beyond explaining why you didn’t or can’t do better to what you can do to make your future brighter.
  • How to improve performance through accountability.
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Time & Priority Management

Participants will run through a self-assessment tool called “How Good Are Your Time Management Skills?”  (15 questions).  This will be followed by a discussion of the results and the focus will be on resolutions to improve your time management skills, save time and reduce stress.

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Persuasion Skills

Today’s organizational environments require you to get results through working effectively with others. Exceptional influencing/persuasion skills enable you to do this successfully regardless of your positional power. Participants will learn to:

  • Understand other’s motivators and adapt their own style for greater impact
  • Generate trust
  • Be a catalyst for change
  • Build reliable ground rules
  • Try new ideas
  • Work through alternatives
  • Demonstrate openness
  • Gain consensus
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Effective Communication Skills

This session will help participants learn how to consider verbal and non-verbal communication methods.  They will learn to understand and practice effective listening skills, communicate in clear, respectful and non-judgmental ways, and know when to seek advice.

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Emotional Intelligence for Employees

This course is designed to get you thinking about the various competencies of emotional intelligence as they apply to you. Truly effective leaders are also distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence, which includes: self-awareness, managing emotions, motivating oneself, empathy, and social skills. Participants will learn to:

  • Understand their own emotional triggers
  • Learn techniques to avoid an “amygdala hijack” and maintaining control in stressful situations
  • Understand conflict in terms of degree of cooperativeness and assertiveness and tips to manage effectively
  • Demonstrate empathy
  • Harness to power of emotional intelligence in the workplace
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Change Management Tips and Tricks

This course is designed to provide staff with information and tools to assist the process of change and transition from an individual perspective. Change affects all of us in different ways and we experience change and transition at different times.

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Creating Trust with Co-Workers

Developing trust helps team members become energized and engaged. They collaborate more effectively, operate faster, and achieve sustainable results. This workshop, based on the Franklin Covey method, provides a simple methodology that easily guides individuals, leaders, and organizations to become explicit and deliberate about creating a high trust, highly engaged culture focused on results.

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness means being in the present moment with an open and non-judgmental attitude. You can think of mindfulness practice as a workout for your brain – a way to keep strong, fit, and resilient. Like physical exercise, mindfulness requires some basic training and ongoing practice.  Learn how to tune into what’s happening, inside and around you.

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Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator

If natural differences can be understood and appreciated, working relationships can begin on a deeper level. Specifically, this report will help you:

  • Better understand how you communicate with each other
  • Identify possible sources of misunderstanding or conflict
  • Build on your combined strengths to develop a more productive working relationship
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Weed in the Workplace

Canada has become the first G7 country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Marijuana legalization brings several economic, regulatory, social and health challenges for Canadian workplaces.  This workshop will discuss the following:

  • Describe the employer’s duty to accommodate medical marijuana & duty to maintain a safe work environment
  • Discuss the different forms of accommodation
  • Apply an effective workplace policy on both medical and non-medical marijuana
  • Consider the effects of marijuana legalization on the workplace
  • List the cannabis conduct guidelines for the workplace
  • Describe the importance of understanding and abiding by the company drug policy
  • Know the employer’s drug testing rights
  • Explain how and when an employee could fail a drug test
  • Describe the liability facing both the employee and employer for impairment in the workplace
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Generations in the Workplace

Baby Boomers were born prior to 1963, Generation Xers were born between 1964 and 1980, and Millennials were born between 1980 and 1995. We hear a lot about what Millennials want and how they are different from Gen-Xers and (especially) Baby Boomers. While we need to be careful not to stereotype any person, we can definitely say that, as of late, the rules have changed. In this training program, we will discuss the top 5 methods for managing your Millennial team members in order to achieve the highest level of engagement, productivity, and retention.

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Skills Needed for the Workplace of 2020, 2025 and Beyond

The key messages and thought-provoking points covered in this training are:

  • Change is accelerating
  • How will it affect Industry, Work Environment, Social Demographics, Technology, Skills?
  • It’s your career, it’s up to you
  • You don’t have to do it all by yourself
  • Leverage smart people
  • Leverage smart opportunities
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Creating a Vision Board

Far too often, we rush through the days trying to finish our to-do list, giving no thought to the future except in the form of worry. We live by default – like helpless victims who can only wait until something happens and then figure out how to deal with it. Visualization is a way of tapping into the amazing power of the mind so that you can train your brain to help you create the kind of life you want. Creating a vision board is one of the most valuable visualization tools available to you and your team. A vision board is a visual map you create to design your best possible future. So, let’s use a vision board to inspire, empower and motivate employees!

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Creating Overall Wellness

Health & Wellness workshops and seminars can help your employees proactively manage a wide variety of issues – from insomnia to obesity. Improve your bottom line by putting your employees in charge of their health and well-being.

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Financial Planning

Employees have life goals and financial needs at every stage of their career, whether they’re just starting out or if they’re approaching retirement. Our financial planning workshop helps employees identify their life goals and learn effective financial strategies with which to support and achieve them. By organizing their financial life, we enable participants to take control of their personal finances and achieve important life goals. Whether these life goals are traveling the world, paying off loans, buying a home, raising a family, or being able to choose when to retire, they’ll be able to achieve them faster.

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News About Nutrition

This seminar will allow you to assess your nutrition know-how and will provide you with 10 easy ways to improve your diet, manage your weight, boost your energy level, and prevent disease. Interactive “Nutrition IQ Quiz” is included for small groups.

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Parenting 101

Do you want to have good parenting skills? Of course, you do. You want to help your children make the most of their potential, and you want them to be contributing members of society. But it’s time-consuming to sift through all the parenting tips out there. What makes it more confusing is that the tips from different “parenting experts” are often contradictory! This training discusses parenting skills and tips that have been proven to be effective.

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Performance Appraisal Reminder Session

Performance appraisals are one of the key ways organizations can build alignment and organizational effectiveness, and drive employee satisfaction and retention. However, it is no secret that most employees view them as boring and time consuming and try to avoid completing them until the last minute. Whether your performance reviews take place annually, bi-annually, or otherwise, it is critical that leaders drive the performance management process and conduct effective performance appraisals with their employees. This training session serves as a refresher course for Directors, Managers, and Supervisors to ensure compliant, timely, and successful appraisals take place.

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Presentation Skills

Develop and enhance your public speaking style and turn your information into a dynamic, compelling presentation. No matter what the subject, effective presentation skills training helps you deliver your message with poise and power. Give your words an appeal that captures attention and leads to inspiration and involvement.

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Process Improvement

Process Improvement is used to identify, analyze and improve existing processes within an organization. This methodology focuses on identifying and removing the causes of obstacles and minimizing variability in processes to drive improvement.

Improvements are driven by managing problems within a process. All processes can be defined, measured, analyzed, improved and controlled to create repeatable and predictable performance.

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Project Management

This skills-based workshop provides the practical knowledge, tools and techniques to improve your project quality and performance right away. Ensure that your projects are set-up for success from the start, learn the basics for effectively gathering and documenting requirements, and develop an integrated project plan including realistic scope, schedules, budgets, and risks—and turn that plan into successful action.

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Strategic Communication Skills

This training offers practical and adaptive strategies for upward communication—as well as across and downward communication—to inform and influence others no matter where they fit in the organizational chart. Gain recognition, confidence and credibility by putting forward a positive image. Learn how to use upward and downward communication to create new opportunities for yourself, break down the barriers between team cooperation and organizational effectiveness, enhance productivity by gaining support and commitment, and build more cooperative and productive workplace relationships.

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"Ask an HR Consultant" - Free Webex Sessions

“Ask an HR Consultant” – Monthly WebEx – FREE

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