Elevate believes crafting an effective leadership culture across a diverse organization is dependent on interlocking learning modules that build upon the individual, group, and organizational goals. Elevate offers a suite of solutions that can be customized to meet your organization’s specific needs, enhance and supplement existing or new capabilities, and approach adult education in innovative ways that promote engagement, accountability, and the application of practical knowledge in a variety of situations. As part of our training development, Elevate will seek to instill a culture of continuous learning across your organization as a whole. Further training and curriculum refinements will be continuous, and feedback-based.
The year-long Leadership Development Program will focus on how leaders of all levels can aspire to maximize effectiveness with personal and group dynamics, specifically in two areas:
1) Utilizing the latest professional best leadership practices within your industry, and;
2) Developing leaders that are able to grow overall staff performance within their specific day-to-day responsibilities using research-based theory and practical knowledge gained through anecdotal evidence, roleplaying, gamification, and further experiential learning.
Could a conversation (or avoiding one) be keeping you from getting the results you need? Whatever the issue—from declining quality to strained relationships—it’s likely that you’re experiencing the effects of a poorly held difficult conversation. Learn to balance tact & assertiveness, how to speak and be heard (and encourage others to do the same) and deescalate emotional conversations to avoid resentment and conflict so you can surface the best ideas and make the highest-quality decisions. Each participant will take a Behaviors & Motivators assessment prior to the training so we can incorporate the results and understand your ideal method of communication and help each member of your team communicate better with their peers. With use of real-life application, video, group discussions, and skill practice this seminar will show you how to achieve effective dialogue at all levels in your organization and reduce deference and defiance.
Decision-making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions. Using a step-by-step decision-making process can help you make more deliberate, thoughtful, and courageous decisions by organizing relevant information and defining alternatives. This approach increases the chances that you will choose the most satisfying alternative possible.
Whether you are a seasoned leader or have been promoted into a position of leadership you have to juggle being the boss and maintain a positive relationship with your employees. Elevate’s Accountable Leadership program will help participants to become a confident leader and manage a team to get desired results, ease conflict, delegate, problem solve, and communicate in a way that keeps everyone accountable.
Words are perhaps the most powerful tools on the planet. You use them every day, in your speech and in your writing. How you write reflects your level of competence to those around you, so it’s important to maintain a high level of proficiency. Our business writing training and grammar will give you the basic and advanced skills you need to boost your quality of writing for maximum efficiency and clarity of thought.
Elevate’s 3 day program focuses on improving both oral and written communication for people who write e-mails, reports, memos, business letters, meeting minutes, and who give presentations to influence and persuade. We take a fun approach to grammar review, and all three days are packed with activities, skill practice, and practical application so that participants can use what they learn immediately back on the job. Each day can be presented as a stand alone session.
This one-day program focuses on creative communication and the presentation of specialized information in an accessible way to a variety of different audiences who expect clarity, accuracy, and professionalism. Participants will gain an understanding of and practice the skills needed to produce professional writing. They will learn to assess their audience and their needs and will be guided through the planning & drafting and revisions & edits of a document.
The ability to clearly reason through problems and to present arguments in a logical, compelling way has become a key skill for survival in today’s world. Elevate’s Clear Writing Through Critical Thinking seminar will give you some practical tools and hands-on experience with critical thinking and problem solving to ensure that your writing is clear, concise, and persuasive.
All leaders want their projects to be well-executed, on time, and on budget. There is a true art (and science) to project management, and in Elevate’s multi-level Project Management Series, participants will build on each step of Project Management, from the birth of a project, to understanding the constraints within which a project must be managed throughout the projects life-cycle. Without the core of effective management, a project can be crippled in the preparation and implementation. Level one of this course will strengthen participant knowledge of common project management tools, critical evaluation, and a proven project management framework, with levels 2 & 3, digging deeper into Project Management, giving particiapants the ability to more effectively diagnose constraints and risk factors, create solutions with logical processes, avoid common mistakes, and employ tools for effective job management. Participants will learn the advanced steps to demystify the processes of project management. Participants will build upon existing tools and information to ensure successful project completion.
The responsibility for a good mentor/protégé relationship is both with the mentor and the protégé. Mentoring is a power-free, mutually beneficial learning situation where the mentor provides advice, shares knowledge and experiences, and teaches using a low pressure, self-discover approach. By teaching using an adult-learning model instead of a teacher-to-student model, mentors are able to willingly question their own methods for self-discovery and freely share their own experience and skills with their protégé. Strong mentors breed strong protégés to carry on the tradition of mentorship to others. A strong formal mentoring program strives for consistency, compatibility, support, and accountability. The training course for protégés ensures that any mentorship program is successful and rewarding by teaching the protégé what to look for in a mentor, build a strong relationship, and put the mentor’s knowledge to work. As skilled, educated, and motivated as you are, learning from someone who knows the ins and outs of your organization can be a powerful business asset. You have to be willing to work hard and do your part. This training will help you create and maintain a mutually rewarding mentor/mentee relationship.
Effective mentorship requires complex skills that can be taught, practiced, and mastered, that will generate measurable benefits for both, the mentees and the mentors. Evidence shows that mentors who exhibit core behaviors such as aligning expectations, building rapport, maintaining open communication, and facilitating mentee agency, have mentees who favorably rate the quality of their relationships. Effective mentorship behaviors also include addressing diversity factors and being mindful of equity in the mentoring relationship. Elevate’s 3-part Effective Mentorship symposium harnesses the best of relationship science to ensure that mentors have the tools to develop strong relationships and provides mentees the strategies and techniques to take responsibility for cultivating an effective mentoring relationship for everyone.
Leaders in any organization play many different roles and these days it’s not enough to simply “manage.” Instead, you have to inspire creativity and bring about positive change to keep your workforce engaged and motivated. Sound difficult? It doesn’t have to be with our breakthrough new seminar. In a complex and ever-changing work environment, effective leaders need to fulfill their roles in ways that provide the right guidance to those they lead. The key to effective leadership is finding the right balance. That requires both managers and their teams to step out of their comfort zones and adapt to what the organization needs to accomplish its goals. This training program will give managers an understanding of their leadership styles and the five roles they play. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to creatively manager you employees in new, exciting directions.
The success of a team is only as good as the team itself, and it is highly dependent on how well the team operates. How are their problem-solving skills? Are they enthusiastic and motivated to do their best? Do they work well together? While there are many ways to create and foster a collaborative workplace, the most successful work environments typically have some important features in common. Elevate’s Team Building: Appreciating the Styles of the Team seminar is a practical look at current collaborative team practices that take the Team Player Style of each member into consideration.
In this dynamic program, your employees will develop their own awareness of sensitivity to the wide variety of people that surround them every day. A crucial aspect of the success of this program would be the understanding that diversity goes beyond the superficial and biases can be both explicit and implicit. Your staff will uncover unconscious bias and become aware of their own personal barriers to communicate and interact effectively with co-workers whose background, culture, or personality may be different than their own. The result is a more harmonious and enjoyable work environment for all.
Whether you are considering a small or big change, it’s typical for others to feel uneasy as they are taken out of their comfort zones. Elevate’s Leading Through Transition and Change training, based on the most widely known and applied model in the world, will help facilitate a smooth transition to any new scenario in an organization.
Elevate’s Conflict Management and Resolution training will teach participants how to effectively communicate and how to satisfactorily resolve disputes. Communication and conflict resolution skills must be learned. Most often, poor communication and conflict resolution styles must be corrected and replaced with approaches that are more conducive to creating peace in the workplace and at home.
Try private, onsite team training. Bring this topic, or any of our 200+ topics, to your location with customized training. Our programs are tailored to your organization’s spoecifgications and needs. Let us determine the best course of action to enhance your workforce at all levels. Elevate BDG also provides a host of coaching, mentoring, data analysis, and consulting options.