Improve performance. Engage your employees. Retain your talent. Increase your profit margins. Workplace learning is at the center of each one. It's possible when you provide learning and development opportunities. Leadership and management is a top priority for 53%1. Resilience topped the list of priority skills to build in 20212. 68% of employees say training and development is the company's most important policy3. Strengths-based development can increase profits up to 29%4.
Learning & Development Programs
While single program objectives are available, we recommend a broad scope solution for growth and development. The Faurote Group uses a blended approach, combining several programs into an extended series. This establishes a base of knowledge followed by a broadening of competencies with continuous reinforcement. See Examples of Series Options.
For most of us, we have days where we feel productive and energized and others where we feel totally drained. Given that research shows the general population leverages its strengths less than 20% of the time, the days where we feel drained often exceed those when we feel energized. On the other hand, high performance teams tend to lean on their strengths more than 75% of the time, leading them to feel 6 times more engaged at work and having 3 times the well-being of the general population.
This program focuses on ways to leverage the power of our strengths to create momentum, engagement, and positive impact on self and others. Based on Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0, this session helps participants recognize their talents, build them into strengths, and work smarter as individuals and as teams.
Advance Prep & Takeaways:
In advance of attending this workshop, participants complete the StrengthsFinder assessment using the code provided in your StrengthsFinder 2.0 book or via one of our electronic access codes.
The key to maximizing connections and minimizing unnecessary conflict lies in our ability to be adaptive communicators. Where most people struggle is not having a good understanding of their own preferences and inaccurately reading others. To avoid unwanted confusion, you must first understand your own communication tendencies and then assess others by interpreting the clues they provide when interacting with others. When you practice the Platinum Rule™ ("Treat others the way they want to be treated"), you build credibility and rapport. In this workshop, obtain a better understanding of your personality style, learn how to “read” people, adapt to their needs, and create lasting relationships critical to business and personal success.
Advance Prep & Takeaways:
Includes breaking out the attendees by personality style as well as video quizzes to test immediate understanding and application of the skill development from session content. Pre-work includes taking the DISC assessment.
“Emotional Intelligence is so critical to success that it accounts for 60% of performance in all types of jobs. It’s the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence.” ¹ In today’s environment one way to set yourself apart is by having a high ‘EQ,’ which is a measure of your “emotional intelligence.” By enhancing your understanding of your own emotions and those of others and taking them into account when interacting, you can have a positive effect on relationships, business results, commitment, and teamwork. This program highlights the connection between emotions and actions and helps identify ways to improve EQ and develop more productive relationships both professionally and personally. ¹The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book
Using video examples of our emotions in action, and thought provoking questions to challenge the way we think about the emotional triggers in our personal and professional lives, this session spurs all levels of Emotional Intelligence users into developing strategic actions for improvement. It includes a self-improvement activity designed to journal the emotional triggers in our lives allowing for higher levels of self-awareness, building relationships, solving problems, managing stress, being flexible, and an increase to our daily usage of Emotional Intelligence.
As situations arise in the workplace, we often find ourselves running in circles around the ‘heart of the matter.’ Whether it be from a fear of resistance by others or our own discomfort in bringing up challenging topics, a common reaction to difficult conversations is avoidance. The art of having ‘candid conversations’ is invaluable and can diffuse even the toughest of situations into an open, honest environment where ‘real’ results are accomplished. This program is designed to walk through how to both provide and receive candid feedback/feedforward on the path to creating powerful results.
Participants will discuss types of candid dialogues and watch a series of video clips to assess productive versus unproductive candid conversations. We’ll also use role plays to introduce a model for preparing and delivering candid conversations and share tips on how to customize a dialogue to the receiver’s communication style for maximum effectiveness.
In the battle to outperform the competition and be successful today, we must recognize the importance of creating leaders at all levels. Since more than 95% of leadership does not come from the top but throughout the middle of an organization, our belief is that leadership is not based on position but rather the person. Therefore, the question every leader must be able to answer is, “Why should someone follow me?” This program identifies what it takes to be a successful leader and discusses the keys to getting people to want to follow you, allowing you to transition from a doer, to a delegator, and eventually, a developer of leaders.
The sheer amount and the speed of the changes in our environment have created and will continue to cause challenges and increase stress in all areas of our lives. Being able to quickly and powerfully Bounce Back can make the difference between surviving and thriving, and one of the most important elements of resilience is energy. This session explores the 5 Bounce Back FactorsTM of resilience: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social, and Spiritual and shares strategies to build the hardiness required to create positive energy as individuals, teams, and organizations.
NOTE: The Bounce Back FactorTM program has a tremendous amount of content. With that in mind, a very common approach to sharing these concepts is in a series. For instance, each of the 5 Bounce Back FactorsTM can be covered over the course of five – 90-minute sessions. See the full Bounce Back FactorTM Series flow.
We’ve all been placed on a ‘team’ that’s not really a ‘team’ and experienced negative outcomes for ourselves, our departments, or the organization. The question is: What’s holding you back? Is it the lack of accountability or fear of sharing differing views? Is it a misalignment in interests compared to the responsibilities you hold on the team? There are endless reasons why some groups never become a team, but there’s one prominent way to redirect your efforts and drive results – Create a culture of collaboration. In this session, gain insights into forming a ‘Yes’ Culture and leverage key skills to building cultivating successful moments as a team.
Interactivity & Takeaways:
Participants will learn the rules of Improv in a group exercise for establishing a ‘Yes’ Culture. This session will also include a framework for effective teams and creating strategies for unleashing the potential within a team.
Jack Welch once said, “I am convinced that if the rate of change within an organization is less than the rate of change outside, the end of the company is in sight.” Yet, most people are naturally inclined to resist change. Who could blame them? Making improvements yields benefits in the future; while the disruption, discomfort and discipline needed to achieve them are immediate. This program highlights the critical role that all employees play in change efforts, identifies the dangers of the “status quo” and provides guidance on how to successfully implement change.
With increasing pressure to juggle more responsibilities both in our personal and professional lives, being able to have a grounded sense of priorities helps drive decisions around Work-Life Fit.It empowers us to choose our course with confidence and execute our tasks and strategic projects with a sense of assurance and purpose.By intentionally focusing our efforts on prioritization, we build productive habits that subconsciously fuel results.
We’ll share a time tracker activity for identifying areas for improvement as well as highlight elements from the book ‘The Power of Habits.” Interaction includes breaking the group out into the four quadrants of Covey’s Time Matrix and completing self-reflection exercises on current and desired habits for productivity and prioritization.
The ability to communicate effectively has a direct connection to the level of success you achieve, yet 80% of presenters are below average and dread the thought of making a presentation. Whether it is being a better leader, supervisor, or team player, effective communication skills are a must! Learn how to make a “POSITIVE IMPACT” when you speak by learning how to channel your fears into positive energy. This workshop teaches the specific skills and techniques that will help you become a more powerful, energetic, and effective presenter.
Participants will watch a variety of video clips highlighting effective and ineffective displays of communication (focusing on tone of voice, language, eye contact, and non-verbals) along with brief group-thought activities surrounding the impact of powerful communication skills on both relationships and results. In addition, we’ll provide practical ways to gain credibility and improve the dynamics of communication in everyday interactions ranging from better voicemails to more effective presentations.
The commonly quoted phrase from Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is as powerful today as the day it was published: “Seek first to understand then to be understood.’ The only way to exceed the expectations of both internal and external clients is to first actively listen to their needs. This program highlights three levels of listening and identifies common barriers to developing strong, effective listening habits and making real connections with others.
Includes videos of good and bad listeners in action as well as a paired listening activity showing listening techniques that can create an environment for active listening. Participants will receive best practices and an action plan for connecting with others using ‘Level 3’ listening habits.
We would be happy to discuss your talent development needs and create a customized training program for you and your team.
The Team behind Your Team: The Faurote Group is a Human Capital Consulting, Training and Coaching firm. Our enthusiastic, high-energy approach delivers personalized, customized training services designed to maximize the professional and personal growth of your employees. Every member of The Faurote Group team, from principals and associates to strategic partners, has been hand-picked for their business knowledge, life experience and professionalism. Tell us where you are, chances are we’ve been there.
Virtual Platform: The Faurote Group has been delivering virtual training for many years and strives to replicate a face-to-face, classroom learning environment via a virtual platform. Our clients consistently share feedback that our energy and creative approach to designing the virtual learning experience makes it easy to stay engaged and take away new ideas for growth. We use every feature available in the virtual meeting software, including: Polls, Participant Chat, Breakout Rooms with smaller group discussion, Reaction Buttons, Videos, and Self-Reflection activities. For longer sessions we incorporate breaks into the learning experience and embed activities at more frequent intervals.
1 2021 WORKPLACE LEARNING REPORT (LinkedIn Learning)
2 2021 WORKPLACE LEARNING REPORT (LinkedIn Learning)
3 7 STATS THAT PROVE TRAINING VALUE (HR Exchange Network)
4 STATE OF THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE (Gallup)