Custom Corporate Training

Photographer: Rachel Phillipson at Cornell University

Course 1: The Mind of an Innovator (1,2,3 or 4 days)

This program explores how emotional intelligence affects the quality of our thinking and how it’s possible to develop an Innovation Mindset for individuals and groups. It addresses what the unique thinking skills are that create outside-the-box ideas and includes a breakthrough technique based on the exciting new science of “biomimicry,” a rich source of eco-sustainability.

Depending upon the business needs of the organization, the course can be customized according to the level of depth required for participants, over 1 day, 2 day or week-long program. To use a host of creative thinking skills to generate new ideas, it covers how to turn these ideas into innovation. The course is essential for business people, parents, community leaders and goal-oriented professionals who want to expand their horizons. In tough times, when there isn’t a lot of money to go around, it is more important than ever to look for low cost, high value ways of making yourself and your business superior.

Course 2: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership (1 or 2 days)

Emotional Intelligence (“EI”) is the ability to harness your emotions in sensing, understanding, and responding adeptly to social cues in your environment. It is often referred to as the “common sense” that allows one to relate to people and get along in the world. As a leader you use this common sense to make pivotal decisions, plan projects and initiatives, solve problems, interact with clients, set performance expectations, communicate feedback (positive or corrective, and interact colleagues of all levels. Your EI sets the baseline for your day to day interactions and motivations. Research has shown that a measure of EI is a far better predictor of success than IQ. You can develop and perfect the competencies associated with EI to achieve outstanding performance as a leader.

Prior to the workshop, each participant completes the Bar- On EQ-I Questionnaire, the first scientifically developed and validated measure of EI. Your personal profile is used during the workshop to provide one-on-one coaching so you can start learning how to interpret and improve your personal “EQ".

  • Utilizing EI to boost staff morale and motivation, performance assessment, feedback and talent retention

  • Your EI Profile:  Debrief the Results and Develop an Action Plan to enhance your EI

  • The latest science in detecting social cues

  • Emotions and Logic:  how they combine to affect logic and judgment

  • Case studies of high EI performers

Course 3: Women’s Leadership (2 or 3 days)

This custom corporate education program addresses patterns of behavior that women often engage in within the office environment that sabotage their efforts, making them victims of the proverbial glass ceiling.  Sadly, this lack of awareness can stand in the way of fulfilling their potential. Prior to the program, all participants complete the Innovation Leadership self- assessment that identifies areas of strength and development. Through confidential one-on-one and small group feedback in a safe environment, everyone becomes fully aware of their unique style and learn tactics to improve their effectiveness. Participants will challenge their own thinking to broaden their perspectives, challenge the status quo, set a clear and concise direction, all while developing an executive presence. They will hone their influencing skills, and learn how to design their work landscape in a new order to achieve what is important to them. Most importantly, participants will leave the course with a strategy for the future so that their fulfillment is not what’s left over outside of work, and the important things in life become attainable.

Course 4: Fundaments of Management (2 days)

This program is customized to incorporate specific mission, vision, and values components of the organization into an interactive, individually-focused, management communications training program.

After a personality assessment, all participants will learn their current leadership style and how it affects performance and during the program explore alternative management leadership styles. Through a series of stimulating and insightful exercises in small groups, participants learn about how to improve their communication to more easily get connect with and influence others in the organization. Participants learn how they are perceived by others, and what to do with this knowledge, based upon the assessment tools authorized prior to the program. The program focuses on how to strengthen interpersonal relationships, and gain insights and methods to deal with conflict within the organization. One of the most importance concepts taught is how to effectively give and receive feedback, necessary for coaching others and building high performing teams.

Course 5: High Performance Leadership (3 days)

Prior to this program, participants complete a 360-degree feedback process and the results are directed to the Harmon faculty associate for pre-course analysis. This is a rigorous three-day, corporate education program custom designed to meet specific organizational requirements but includes class exercises that strengthen individual leadership abilities. The course covers an understanding of business strategy related to their own company, and how to align their leadership style and personal information from the assessment with the values defined for each company, in-depth assessments and exercises to increase self- understanding and using authentic power to influence and lead others. Participants gain a better grasp of the interpersonal, group, and system issues involved in becoming more effective leaders in organizations. It also addresses the opportunities and challenges facing the organization and industry.