Staff Professional Development

Investing in staff professional development not only directly impacts an organization’s ability to attract and retain high performing employees, but also helps to create and foster a learning culture where every employee is motivated to learn new skills. Workshops available include:

Leadership

Participants will develop essential skills to be a more effective leader and improve communication, credibility, and team performance. This course breaks down management skills into three types:  personal skills (the ability to look at oneself); team skills (the ability to effectively employ small groups); and organizational skills (those needed to make the organization more successful).

 

Communication

This workshop is focused on learning techniques and strategies to master the most important skill of all, effective communication. Focus is on identifying and eliminating poor communication habits, improving listening skills, and communicating in a more positive and productive manner.

 

Time Management

Participants will learn methods and best practices for prioritizing tasks, overcoming procrastination, and dealing with frequent distractions in order to be more productive at work, make quicker decisions and reduce stress.

 

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is our mind’s ability to perceive, manage, and express emotions effectively.

Developing these skills across an organization builds a competitive advantage, allowing leaders and individual contributors to become more resilient. Participants will learn skills to become their best selves by developing the ability to identify the emotions that drive their behavior and the behavior of others.

 

Organizational Culture – Cultivating Positivity

Employees can spend from 20% to as much as 80% of their working hours trying to resolve issues resulting from negativity.  People's attitudes in the workplace directly affect job performance, teamwork, creativity, decision-making, and turnover. In this workshop participants will learn to recognize the signs, understand origins, and learn practical methods and techniques for changing negative behaviors.

 

Sexual Harassment

Every employer in New York State is now required to provide employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training.  This training must be interactive and have information concerning the federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to victims.  Completion of this training will meet the State’s requirements.

 

HIPAA Awareness

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is the main Federal law that protects the privacy and security of individually identifiable health information. Any organization that provides a form of health care, or that is defined as a business associate of such an organization, is required to train their staff in HIPAA requirements. This training provides an overview of the components of HIPAA and covers individual responsibilities and required safeguards.

 

Emergency Procedures

There is no doubt that domestic violence, crime, shootings, violent protests, and terrorist events are spilling into our work environments. Is your organization prepared?  This essential training will provide information about recognizing potentially violent workplace situations, techniques to diffuse escalating situations, and security procedures to ensure the safety of employees in the event of one.

 

Teambuilding Events

Looking for a way to unite your staff and deepen commitment? Creating ways for people to interact and connect in meaningful ways results in more engaged employees. Teambuilding builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. We can arrange anything from volunteering to an afternoon at the high ropes course!

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All workshops can be customized to your organization’s needs and objectives.