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Gaining a competitive advantage in a changing economy and marketplace is essential for survival. That's why your leaders, from executives to individual contributors, need effective practices to propel your organization to new heights. What kind of leadership provides guidance and stability in your organization? Genuine leadership. The following is a list of our leadership training courses from Achieve Global, an award winning leadership training company.

DEFINE — Business leaders define strategy.

Activating Change™: Executive Version 
Achieve Global’s consultants work with the executive level of an organization to ensure that leadership solutions effectively achieve lasting results—for customers and for the organiza­tion. Consultants help clarify strategies and change objectives, review the related results from their organizational Change-Capability survey, identify actions required to activate change, and drive executive commitments to lead and support their change initiative(s). Change capability becomes a positive reality-quickly...
Length: 1-day workshop

At the end of the workshop, executives will extend their abilities to:

  • Inspire and support organizational change capability
  • Work as a team to build momentum for change
  • Coach managers who lead change efforts in their area 

DIRECT — Senior leaders direct the practices and processes.

Activating Change™: Manager Version
This workshop calls out and underlines the most critical practices for leading change today, and is broken down into three units:

Unit 1: Activate Capability
The practices learned in this unit create an environment that encourages individual change capability to grow.

Unit 2: Communicate for Results Participants
Learn critical change communication practices that catalyze commitment and results-oriented action.

Unit 3: Monitor Mechanics and Mood Participants

Learn practices to stay in touch with implementation challenges, as well as strategies for responding to resistance.

Length: 1 1/2-day workshop

Bridging Strategy to Outcomes®
This workshop helps senior managers build commitment and focus effort at every organizational level. Participants master and apply key interpersonal skills, fine-tuned and framed for this audience.

At the end of the workshop, participants are able to:

  1. Seek out, clarify, and confirm ideas and information
  2. Describe organizational issues and strategy in a compelling way
  3. Recognize the challenges and benefits of giving constructive feedback
  4. Focus individual action on issues through feedback
  5. Explore useful ideas for turning strategies into action
  6. Lobby for the support and resources they need to address key organizational issues 

Audience: Leaders of other leaders, senior managers
Length: 2-day workshop

DEVELOP — Managers develop the individuals, processes and systems.

Leading Virtually: A Framework for Results™
Cultivating a virtual team requires a framework for meeting goals, an open exchange of ideas and information to strengthen engagement, and ongoing coaching. Current research about virtual teams and their leaders reveals that
breakdowns in a dispersed team often stem from lack of planning—or from communication that fails to encourage dialogue.  Based on this reality, Leading Virtually: A Framework for Results has been developed as a program to enhance leadership skills that will maximize the performance of virtual work groups. It focuses on two key elements for leadership success—group cohesion and individual commitment.
Length: 1/2-day module 

Generations in the Workplace: Leveraging Age Diversity™
Generations in the Workplace: Leveraging Age Diversity provides leaders at all levels, as well as individual contributors, with a research-based framework and best practices required to capitalize on age diversity. This intensive program focuses on five key practices for eliminating age-based stereotypes from their work teams.
Length: 1/2-day module; 90-minute virtual Instructor-Led Training 


Profiles in Genuine Leadership™
The core of this program is focused on the Leadership Profile, a self-assessment that measures each participant’s performance in six leadership “zones”. Participants are not only driven to analyze and celebrate their leadership assets, but they also are encouraged to consider and develop their blind spots and opportunities for improvement. They then are presented with actionable strategies to optimize the specific structure of their profiles.


Activating Change™: Manager Version
This workshop calls out and underlines the most critical practices for leading change today, and is broken down into three units:

Unit 1: Activate Capability
The practices learned in this unit create an environment that encourages individual change capability to grow.

Unit 2: Communicate for Results Participants
Learn critical change communication practices that catalyze commitment and results-oriented action.

Unit 3: Monitor Mechanics and Mood Participants

Learn practices to stay in touch with implementation challenges, as well as strategies for responding to resistance.

Length: 1 1/2-day workshop

Needs-Based Coaching™ Series
Build sustainable motivation in your associates by creating an environment where their intrinsic psychological needs are met.
Length: 2-day workshop or available as the individual modules described below:

Module 1: Shaping a Motivational Workplace™
Look at motivation in a different way and learn to create an environment that unleashes superior performance by allowing individuals to satisfy their core need.
Length: 3.5 hours; also available in virtual and
elearning formats

Module 2: Offering Rewards and Recognition™
Learn how to affirm positive results in a way that highlights competence, strengthens relationships, and encourages internal motivation in others.
Length: 3.5 hours; also available in virtual and
elearning formats

Module 3: Realizing Talent in Others™
Learn a collaborative approach to developing capability in others that matches the motivational needs of employees with the needs of the organization to produce results.
Length: 3.5 hours; also available in virtual and
elearning formats

Module 4: Giving Needs-Based Feedback™
Learn to use principles derived from the Self-Determination Theory in order to give and receive feedback in a way that builds motivation and delivers organizational results.
Length: 3.5 hours; also available in virtual and
elearning formats

Leading Innovation: From Concept to Customer Value™
For organizations needing to accelerate growth and achieve critical business objectives, this program provides supervisors, team leads, managers and middle managers from all functional areas with a framework, best practices, and tools required to make innovation pay off. Leading Innovation is best suited for leaders who:

  • Are expected to engage employees and others to come up with new and innovative ways to provide value to internal and external customers
  • Make decisions about innovations to pursue and those to stop
  • Are responsible for implementing innovation and managing obstacles and roadblocks that occur 

Length: 1-day workshop, after which on-the-job application activities follow; Or six 65-minute units delivered over time with application activities following each unit; or six 90-minute virtual instructor-led sessions with application activities following each unit.

Unit 1: The Heart of Innovation
Discuss the challenges of innovation and learn of the cultural framework that supports innovation within an organization.

Unit 2: Your Role in Innovation
Explore how leaders can create an environment in which innovation thrives and learn a process that helps leaders guide their innovation efforts.

Unit 3: Optimizing Diversity
Define and maximize the impact diversity can have on quality and quantity of idea generation.

Unit 4: Sparking New Thinking
Leverage tools to help break habits that stifle innovation and explore ways to improve the quality of ideas.

Unit 5: Shaping and Selecting Ideas
Explore ways to support and evaluate innovative ideas that might be candidates for implementation.

Unit 6: Executing Innovation
Target key challenges to innovation and highlight best practices for overcoming them to make innovation a reality.

Managing the Performance of Others™
As the manager, supervisor or leader of a work group or team, performance leaders help others do the work that ultimately makes an organization successful. They must ensure employee performance aligns with the direction and strategy of the organization. The skills taught in this workshop help participants prepare for and conduct different types of performance-related discussions.
Length: 2-day workshop or available as the individual modules described below

Module 1: Planning for Performance Discussions™
Prepare for performance-related discussions that increase productivity, collaboration, and the achievement of critical goals.
Length: 4 hours

Module 2: Clarifying Performance Expectations™
Learn to discuss performance expectations with others in a way that increases their sense of ownership and gains their commitment.
Length: 4 hours

Module 3: Correcting Performance Problems™
Realize skills for addressing recurring or serious performance problems, getting an individual's performance back on track, and building motivation for improvement.
Length: 4 hours

Module 4: Conducting Performance Reviews™
Build skills and receive tools to conduct a performance review that focuses on major responsibilities, opportunities for improvement, and developmental needs.
Length: 4 hours

Accelerating Team Productivity™
Today's teams are expected to produce more than ever before, faster than ever before. As a result, this workshop is designed to help leaders focus teams on key results and outputs, and build energy and momentum toward achieving goals.
Length: 2-day workshop or available as the individual modules described below

Module 1: Building Team Pride and Purpose™
Discover the principles and skills that instill high degrees of pride and purpose in teams today. Explore today's workplace challenges and the need for accelerating performance through teamwork.
Length: 4 hours

Module 2: Developing Team Agility: Day-to-Day Tools™
Focus in on strategies team leaders can use and actions they can take to build high levels of team agility: quickness, flexibility, and adaptability.
Length: 4 hours

Module 3: Resolving Conflicts Within Your Team™
Learn the best ways to handle tricky situations that often develop among and between team members, including how to intervene directly or to support team members in addressing these situations on their own.
Length: 4 hours

Module 4: Negotiating Resources for Your Team™
Build the negotiating skills needed to secure resources for teams. Learn to negotiate solutions that work for all parties involved.
Length: 4 hours

Maximizing Your Supervisory Potential™
As a result of the business environment in which they operate, new — and even tenured — supervisors frequently find themselves performing an awkward and uncomfortable organizational balancing act. This workshop helps leaders strive to balance between multiple elements of their job responsibilities.
Length: 1-day workshop or available as the individual modules described below

Module 1: The Hallmarks of Supervisory Success™
Explore in detail three critical Hallmarks — personal credibility, work group commitment, and management support — so that you are cognitively prepared to make the transition into management.
Length: 4 hours

Module 2: Delegating for Shared Success™
Learn the equation that adds up to delegation success: thorough planning, clear communication, and effective follow-through, which together result in successful delegation of work.
Length: 4 hours

Leading Meetings
Facilitating for Results
Develop skills to conduct productive, results oriented meetings, no matter how complex the issue or diverse the group.
Length: 8 or 12 hours, depending on optional activities.

DELIVER — Individuals deliver results through productive behaviors.

Activating Change™: Individual Contributor Version
Participants learn and apply best practices that help them handle the stress that can come with change, build skills that promote their personal success, and promote the long-term success of their organization.
Length: 1/2 day module

Building Trust Under Pressure: The Basic Principles™
Building Trust Under Pressure: The Basic PrinciplesTM outlines the universal set of leadership guidelines that helps transform individuals into genuine leaders. Armed with a firm understanding of the whats and whys of The Basic Principles, participants then examine how they can apply the principles in a way that enables them to be more efficient, effective, and productive in their jobs.
Audience: All employees
Length: 4 hours

Problem-Solving Results: Solutions, Improvements, and Innovations™
This workshop provides participants with the skills and strategies required to find appropriate problem solutions and the energy to implement them.
Length: 2-day workshop, consisting of 4 units below

Unit 1: Connecting People and Process
Get acquainted with a dynamic five-step process for defining and analyzing problems, finding solutions, and implementing them.

Unit 2: Exploring Gaps, Causes, and Solutions
Explore a number of tools that can enhance success while using the problem-solving approach. Use a separate toolkit to work with and explore several specific methods.

Unit 3: Deciding on a Solution
Learn how to define decision-making procedures and use objective criteria to evaluate choices and arrive at a solution.

Unit 4: Making It Happen
Discover specific strategies to aid in action planning and follow-through, as well as approaches that build and sustain momentum for those involved.

Workload Management

Module 1: Identifying Work Priorities and Setting Verifiable Goals
Help employees prioritize work and establish a system for the verification of goal achievement.
Length: 4 hours

Module 2: Managing Your Priorities
Manage competing priorities and maintain high levels of personal productivity.
Length: 4 hours

Connecting With Others: Listening and Speaking™
This workshop helps participants learn how to listen effectively, identify and cultivate good sources of information, and master the process of encouraging people to share their knowledge. It also enables employees to have a positive impact on the organization by focusing on their presentation skills, regardless of audience size.
Length: 1-day workshop or available as the individual modules described below

Module 1: Listening in a Hectic World™
Learn to make conscious and deliberate choices about how to focus your time and attention in order to consistently extract what you need from listening situations and opportunities.
Length: 4 hours

Module 2: Speaking to Influence Others™
Consider strategies and approaches for ensuring that what you say to others has the greatest possible impact in the most efficient way.
Length: 4 hours
 

Working Through Emotions and Conflict™
Unproductive emotions and conflict in the workplace are two major interpersonal influences that deplete the energy required to meet goals. This workshop teaches important, effective ways to manage emotions and conflict.
Length: 1-day workshop or available as the individual modules described below

Module 1: Addressing Emotions at Work™
Discover skills for managing emotions in the workplace, helping to prevent runaway emotions, and remain productive and focused toward organizational goals.
Length: 4 hours

Module 2: Resolving Conflicts With Your Peers
Examine a model for the effective management of conflict — which will result in increased collaboration, innovation, problem solving, and productivity in the workplace.
Length: 4 hours

Workskills: Steps to Your Success®

Module 1: What It Takes to Succeed: The Basic Principles
Learn minimal expectations of the workplace as well as broad guidelines for day-to-day interactions with others.
Length: 2 hours

Module 2: Getting the Information You Need
Learn to listen actively, ask clarifying questions, and verify what is heard, especially when taking on a new assignment or being trained in a new task.
Length: 2 hours

Module 3: Speaking With Confidence
Explore a simple process for expressing ideas and information, and learn to overcome nervousness and other potential barriers to effective communication.
Length: 2 hours

Module 4: Positive Responses to Change
Discover positive and flexible responses to change that improve long-term success in the organization.
Length: 2 hours

Module 5: Defusing Emotionally Charged Situations
Examine the consequences of allowing emotions to negatively affect actions and learn techniques for defusing tense situations.
Length: 2 hours

Module 6: Helping Your Team Work
Understand the power and personal rewards of teamwork and the habits of effective team players.
Length: 2 hours

Module 7: Managing Life Outside Work: Handling Emergencies and Resisting Temptations
Identify and develop plans for coping with a range of issues and events that can make it hard to meet an employer's minimum requirements.
Length: 2 hours

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Interested in gaining a competitive edge?  Contact Stacy Reagan at 479-936-5108!