Workshops

Workshops

Our programs have been designed with today’s business needs in mind to match specific challenges without comprising on client’s ethos along the way. These programs are specifically designed to meet the development requirements of the organization and they offer a broad mix of information, practical knowledge and hands-on experience delivered by experts in the field who are carefully selected for their experience, expertise, enthusiasm and empathy.

Delivery of the workshops is flexible (and only scheduled when the workshop is guaranteed to run) and tailored to fit the organizational and individual requirements. The personalization of the programs ensures that the required development support is delivered in the most appropriate way in order to guarantee both organizational and individual success.

Click on any of our programs listed below for the brief.

SIGNATURES

The issue with many companies today is that organizations put tremendous effort into attracting employees to their company, but spend little time on retaining and developing talent. Having the right talent management framework to attract, develop and retain the right talent is key to success in today’s game of business survival and is a critical source of competitive advantage. It is the investment that will pay dividends over the course of its use into higher productivity. This workshop aims to identify the key stages to successful Talent Management within organizations and explains the journey towards creating organizational excellence.

A Design Thinking workshop that focuses on career advancement through a journey of self-reflection that will result in the re-discovering and re-learning of personal behaviors that will influence your career advancement, whether you are employed or in between jobs or careers.

Participants will learn innovative and creative approach of problem-solving methods to avoiding career stagnation. The benefits of this workshop are in the exercises that can be adapted to match your schedule and career goals.

This workshop has been designed to help managers lead their teams during transitions while ensuring high motivation and ensuring behavioral adaptation to keep up with the organizational change dynamics.

Introducing design research methodologies for organizations and entrepreneurs to improve on their Design Thinking skills for more accurate, successful and innovative results.

This workshop aims to reveal how cultural perceptions, behaviors, and decisions toward services and vendors in potential markets are non-linearly impacted by particular socio-cultural factors in an unconventional manner, painting a different picture than the one projected by traditional cultural theories and establishing trusted strategic framework for positioning and sustaining businesses in those markets.

This workshop has been designed for senior managers who have strategic responsibilities yet are still involved in operations (directly or indirectly through direct reports) to help them holistically understand corporate strategies and how to put them into practice within the organization to achieve organizational maturity within the incumbent market conditions.

As it takes less and less time for one product or technology to replace another in today’s marketplace, there is no longer such thing as ‘Permanent Competitive Advantage’. Therefore, organizations are required to nurture their distinctive capabilities in order to sustain a competitive advantage as part of their business strategy. Managing strategically means continually building and maintaining organizational resources (Coulter, 2013) with various resources representing the inputs for organizational capabilities. Hence, this workshop helps organizations plan and implement their competence development plans on the tactical and strategic aspects so that they can successfully operate in dynamic and complex business environments.

This strategy related workshop has been designed to enable senior managers conduct analyses of their own capabilities and understand how to nurture them further within the process of value creation.

In order to communicate competently (appropriately + effectively) in presentation contexts, a speaker must possess conceptual understanding of public speaking and the necessary skills to accompany that knowledge. In light of this, this workshop is designed to familiarize participants to principles of public speaking concentrating on presentation skills, content, audience motivation, critical listening, language, and communication theory.

TRANSFORMATION

This workshop has been designed to highlight the dynamic nature of projects and the importance of prior planning with the rest of the team on the granular level to ensure the right resource with the right competence and cost-efficient man-hour is assigned to the right task within the project so that accurate decisions are taken at the functional/business/corporate levels.

This workshop has been designed to enable managers make use of the structural, functional, and processes related changes to run their operations with optimal quality and in full accordance with the strategic decisions/objectives of the organization.

In order to successfully lead third generation (modern) organizations, contemporary techniques must be used to address the challenges faced by those organizations. Neuroscience offers some of the cutting edge tools to redefine leadership’s purpose in the workplace to establish credibility, create value, and leave a legacy to inspire future leaders. Accordingly, this workshop Introduces cognitive choices for leaders in the workplace, explains perceptions in relation to leadership behavior in a rational, structured yet simplified manner, identifies the implicit factors that can influence leaders’ decisions, and help people and organizational leaders widen their choices when dealing with conflicts in their organizations.

Following the recommendations presented by the B20 (Business 20) taskforces to their respective G20 governments, SMEs empowerment represents a stepping stone in boosting the economic conditions in the B2B & B2C marketplaces. Therefore, equipping the smallest of businesses with tools to be connected to world economy can boost the whole economical apparatus. Therefore, this workshop conveys to its participants a holistic examination of the current economic conditions, highlight the importance of SMEs in the marketplace with respect to global economic requirements then bridges the gaps for helping SMEs become part of the economic pie by emphasizing issues in processes, performance, and transparency.

A positive attitude helps you cope more easily with the daily affairs of life. It brings optimism into your life, and makes it easier to avoid worries and negative thinking. With a positive attitude you see the bright side of life, become optimistic, and expect the best to happen. Learn how you can change negative thoughts into positive ones. Discover what factors affect your thinking and how you can change the patterns. Look at how expectations can affect the way you think.

Our ability to deal effectively with our emotions in the work place is critical to our success as managers and service providers. As the pace of the world increases and our environment makes more and more demands on our cognitive, emotional and physical resources, Emotional Intelligence is increasingly critical as a skill set. Emotional Intelligence strategies combine with native intelligence increase our ability to successfully manage the constant challenges from customers and our business associates. We will learn tools, techniques, skills and perceptions to perform your role and manage your emotions with confidence and positive results.

Introducing organizations, entrepreneurs and new start-ups to an innovative problem defining and problem-solving techniques allowing you to come up with effective problem solving ideas that makes you different and more successful.

Trainers have an important role in sharing their knowledge, developing skills and getting the best out of individuals and their team. To enable them to be effective they need to be confident in training both individuals and small groups on how to complete a task to the required standard. This will enable them to take a client comment or operational issue from their department and provide appropriate training to improve the client experience and levels of satisfaction and excellence.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Selecting the right people for the right roles can mean the difference between success and failure. Staffing decisions that meet the needs of both the organisation and the individual must go well beyond simply matching job requirements with candidates’ academic credentials or technical qualifications.
A fundamental difference in assessing candidates that is the use of behavioral event interviewing techniques. From this starting point, required competencies can then be identified and candidates assessed to achieve the ideal job/person match for assuring superior and sustained performance.

This workshop gives managers the basic tools that will equip function managers to handle numerous human resource tasks that have become part of their job description. The sharing and diffusion of these tasks throughout the organization has had an impact particularly on those that are not equipped with the skills or knowledge to deal with these issues.

This workshop is designed to develop participants capability in developing a pay structure that is consistent with organization’s reward strategy. It will provide an understanding and practical experience of the tools and techniques used in analyzing, designing and managing a pay structure.

This workshop helps in creating a decision framework that aligns workforce variables (meeting talent needs and closing skill gaps) with the broader organizational strategy that ensures the optimal skilled workforce is hired, developed and retained to deliver organizations business plans. It focuses on the process of planning strategies and practices for the overall health of the organization.

This workshop explains the importance of performance management and the criteria for an effective process. It touches on objective setting and ‘feedback giving’ making sure the employee and the organization are focused on the same priorities and are having a streamlined relationship which improves communication and interactions between them both.

This workshop will introduce to participants the strategies and processes to implement succession planning and skill development. It will deepen participants understanding of the key elements of the process as well as preparing and retaining future leaders with the necessary experience and skills for them to be successful.

Covers the essential elements of organizational development and how to successfully transform an organization from a current (As-Is) state into a future (To-Be) state.

This workshop will develop participants capability in organization design enabling them to deliver a high-level design process of their own. It will deepen participants understanding of some different approaches and theory of organization design and understanding about when organization design can benefit a company. It includes tools and approaches which can be applied in any organization context.

This workshop is designed to develop participants capability in analyzing and evaluating jobs. It will guide participants on how to conduct a thorough job analysis, explore issues associated with the writing of job descriptions and the different methods to evaluating jobs and its impact on other HR components.

This workshop covers aspects of career planning and development related to helping employees identify their career paths and opportunities within the organization as well as understanding what it takes to get a promotion, transfers or job rotation. It outlines the approach to designing, developing and implementing a career management program that can fulfil a variety of functions; increasing contribution, improving performance, retaining employees and boosting morale.

Covers how to best create, design and implement a Balance Scorecard Framework including vision, mission, goals, objectives and initiatives.

SALES

Even the best can get better when high performing teams sharpen their focus. This course considers the strategies and tactics required for success in selling in a long sales cycle. It examines the varying levels of contact involved in the decision making process and the professional sales techniques required at each stage of sales cycle.

With service excellence, there are no losers. Customers win. Employees win. The organization wins. Delivering first-class service is a successful strategy for everyone. This course covers all the essential techniques enabling you to identify your customer’s needs and keep delivering a level of service that ensures increased profits.

PROFESSIONALS IN THE MAKING

1. Vocation (additional cost for the doing the assessment)

Need help in discovering your career interest and choose an occupation? In this session, you will be introduced to an assessment tool designed to facilitate the process of career guidance, career management and career transition. This tool matches the individual profile with 138 occupations, enabling the individual to pinpoint the most suitable profession that aligns with their personality. We will explain the report and debrief individual results.

2. Employability Skills

Employers are looking for skills that go beyond qualifications and experience. Getting the right people means identifying people with the right skills and qualities to fulfil the role and contribute to the organization’s success. Participants will learn these skills and will identify how their experience relates to each as well as how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting: Problem Solving/Decision Making, Oral/Written Communications, Teamwork/Group Behavior, Digital Technology, Leadership, Work Ethic, Career Management, and Goal Setting/Planning.

3. What can I do with my Major/Degree?

This session will provide insight in to the career paths for the “What can I do With My Major/Degree?” series. You will be provided with insight from experts in the field, and resources to help you navigate the industry and/or sector. Learn to identify job titles, employers, related occupations, professional associations, and skills needed for those occupations.

1. Branding yourself like a boss

What makes a consumer buy one product over another — and makes one job-seeker much more sought after than others? This all has to do with your personal branding. Come out to this workshop and learn how to define who you are, how you are great, and why YOU should be sought out.

2. Branding for Success

Social media is a powerful tool in the hiring process, that can either make or break you. Attend this workshop and learn the do’s and don’ts of your online presence and branding, and tips for utilizing professional networks like Linkedin for networking and branding yourself as a team member, job seeker, and professional.

3. Portfolio for Branding

Your professional portfolio is your brand. Your industry and career goals determine the type of portfolio you will need. You need to determine: Who is your audience? What is your brand? How will you demonstrate your strengths? Attend this session to learn how your professional portfolio can reflect your best work – knowledge, competencies, skills and values to help you land that job!

1. Goal Setting for your Job Search

Searching for an internship or a job is a job in itself. setting goals and action plans will provide direction that lead to positive results with your career search. This workshop will help you to identify the resources for finding jobs and to create clear, focused and realistic goals. You will learn the purpose of goal setting, how to create a SMART goal and utilizing tools that will help you to create an action plan and to organize your search.

2. Job Networking

Networking is a strategy to reveal more opportunities and more possibilities. Adopting a networking lifestyle will help you find the right job, make valuable connections in your chosen field, and stay focused and motivated during your job search. Learn how and why networking is vital to your career, and how you can network your way into a job by knowing your audience and perfecting your own networking skills.

3. Elevator Pitch

If you’re looking for a job or attending a networking event, one of the first tasks on your to-do list should be crafting an ideal elevator pitch. This 30-60 second speech about yourself and your goals will be one of the first impressions that an employer will have of you.

1. Ideation Process

Ideation is the process of forming and relating ideas, oftentimes in a business setting. It is used to describe the sequence of thought, from idea generation to idea implementation. Ideation comprises all stages of a thought cycle, from innovation, to development, to actualization.

2. Business Model Design

Entrepreneurs who are in the process of designing their business model require an approach that allows them to understand if and how a value proposition can be successfully scaled up to a profitable business.

1. Leadership: What Employers Want?

In this interactive workshop, you will get hands on experience learning how to leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, assess and manage your own emotions and those of others, and how to best lead to organize, prioritize, and delegate work. This workshop was designed focusing on Employability skills that employers seek out and where participants will learn how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting.

2. Squad Goals

In this interactive workshop, you will get hands on experience learning how to build collaborative relationships with colleagues, classmates, and customers representing diverse viewpoints. We will discuss how to work within a team structure and navigate and manage conflict when it arises. This workshop was designed focusing on employability skills that employers seek out and where participants will learn how to clearly articulate these skills in a professional setting.

3. The Secret to Critical Thinking

This session will provide insight in to the career paths for the “What can I do With My Major/Degree in…?” series. You will be provided with insight from experts in the field, employment information, and resources to help you navigate the industry and/or sector. Learn to identify job titles, employers, related occupations, professional associations, and skills needed for those occupations.

1. Effective Speaker

Ever wondered the keys to success to deliver a great presentation? Always wanted to know strategies and tips that would allow you to clearly communicate your ideas when presenting to others? Then this is the workshop to come to! With this workshop, you will learn the tools you need to plan, prepare, and present great presentations.

2. Interviewing Skills

Understand the goals and importance of an interview. Learn effective tools in preparation for the interview process, the appropriate communication skills, behavior, and dress code for an interview, as well as what to do after an interview.

3. Prepare for a Career Event

Unsure about attending a career fair or conference? This workshop will teach you what to expect and how to best prepare for the event including how to dress and how to introduce yourself. Also, identifying communication strategies for use before, during and after the event, and lastly how to successfully network with employers and stand out positively from the crowd.

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