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  • Holding People Accountable - Free WebinarLearn More button

    The effective and productive method of accountability.
    • March 11  | Thursday | 1:00pm - 2:00pm (EST)

    Join us for our free webinar, Holding People Accountable, on March 11, 2021 at 1:00pm EST. Many leaders think of holding people accountable in a punitive manner. However, there’s a better way to view accountability and there are methods that are much more effective and productive.



  • Purpose-Driven Leadership Training - In PersonLearn More button

    Leadership Training for Real Change
    • March 4 - April 22 | Thursdays | 8:00am - 12:00pm  (EST)
    • March 30 - May 18 |Tuesdays | 8:00am - 12:00pm  (EST)
    • May 7 - June 25 | Fridays | 8:00am - 12:00pm  (EST)
    • June 1 - July 27 |Tuesdays | 8:00am - 12:00pm  (EST)
    • August 6 - October 1 | Fridays | 8:00am - 12:00pm  (EST)
    • September 14 - November 2 |Tuesdays | 8:00am - 12:00pm  (EST)
    • October 8 - December 3 | Fridays | 8:00am - 12:00pm  (EST)
    Options for Virtual Training in 2021 are available here.

    This eight session leadership training series is designed to help new and seasoned leaders bring out the best in the people they lead. Once a week, for eight consecutive weeks, participants will attend a half-day workshop where they will learn techniques for building effective leadership skills....



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    Workplace DiSC - Virtual Training

    Build a Better Workplace
    • March 10 - March 24 | Wednesdays | 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    Ready to take communication to the next level for yourself or your team? Workplace DiSC is an advanced training, offering employees at all levels the ability to build more productive and effective relationships at work. Participants will take a deep dive into discovering their own DiSC style, distinguishing the differences of other styles, and navigating the challenges and opportunities in relationships.....  



  • Foundations of Emotional Intelligence - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Knowing Yourself is Half the Battle
    • March 19 - April 9 | Fridays | 1:00pm - 2:30pm (EST)
    • May 13 - June 3 | Thursdays | 1:00pm - 2:30pm (EST)
    • October 4 - October 25 | Mondays | 1:00pm - 2:30pm (EST)

    Emotional Intelligence has been the buzz word for the last 20 years in organizations, but what is the business case for emotional intelligence? High emotional intelligence is associated with strong employee engagement, effective leadership and building a successful job path. In this 4-part virtual training, participants will learn how to heighten their self-awareness and manage their emotions by analyzing the impact of reacting vs. responding....



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    Supervisor Boot Camp - Virtual Training

    Practical Lessons for Tactical Leading
    • April 2 - April 23 | Fridays | 1:00pm – 5:00pm (EST)
    • June 3 - June 24 | Thursdays | 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
    • September 9 - September 30 | Thursdays | 1:00pm – 5:00pm (EST)

    This training boot camp provides the practical tools, tips, and techniques necessary for your front line management to thrive in the day-to-day battle of the manufacturing world. This high energy course is delivered over four different segments: Supervisor Basics, Financial Literacy and Impact, Communication Essentials, and Thriving with Your Team...



  • DiSC Work of Leaders Virtual TrainingLearn More button

     THE WORK OF LEADERS: VISION, ALIGNMENT, AND EXECUTION. 
    • April 5 - April 19, 2021 | Mondays | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)
    • August 2 - August 16, 2021 | Mondays | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is classroom or virtual training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects unique leadership styles to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action. 



  • Productive Conflict - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Powered by Everything DiSC®
    • April 8 - April 22, 2021 | Thursdays | 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)
    • July 13 - July 27 | Tuesdays | 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    This virtual training is delivered over three, two-hour live training sessions. Harness the power of workplace conflict with Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Workplace. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners increase self-awareness around conflict behaviors and discover how to effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.....



  • Workplace DiSC In PersonLearn More button

    Build a better workplace.
    • April 9 | Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST)
    • June 10 | Thursday | 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST)

    Ready to take communication to the next level for yourself or your team? Workplace DiSC is an advanced training, offering employees at all levels the ability to build more productive and effective relationships at work. Participants will take a deep dive into discovering their own DiSC style, distinguishing the differences of other styles, and navigating the challenges and opportunities in relationships.....  



  • Purpose-Driven Leadership Training - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Leadership Training for Real Change
    • April 14 - May 19 | Wednesdays | 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
    • July 22 - August 26 | Thursdays | 1:00pm – 5:00pm (EST)
    • October 7 - November 11 | Thursdays | 1:00pm – 5:00pm (EST)

    This six session leadership training series is designed to help new and seasoned leaders bring out the best in the people they lead. Once a week, for six consecutive weeks, participants will attend a half-day virtual workshop where they will learn techniques for building effective leadership skills....



  • Strategic HR Leadership - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Strategic Support of Human Resources.
    • April 26 - May 24 | Mondays | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    The courses offered in the Strategic HR Leadership training program are for those HR Professionals in a Senior HR Generalist role or HR Leadership (management) role who are experienced or new to HR business planning to support a company’s strategic goals. 



  • Monday Morning Leadership - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Leadership principles to start the work week strong.
    • May 4 - May 25 | Tuesdays | 1:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)
    • October 5 - October 26 | Tuesdays | 1:00pm - 3:00pm (EST)

    Monday Morning Leadership is a four-session training program designed to infuse new daily behaviors into leaders of any season. This training focuses on giving concrete and actionable leadership insight to hit the ground running every Monday morning with energy, excitement, and passion.




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    Supervisor Boot Camp - In Person

    Practical Lessons for Tactical Leading
    • April 29 - April 30 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)
    • May 24 - May 25 | Monday & Tuesday | 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)
    • August 30 - August 31 | Monday & Tuesday | 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)
    **Additional 2021 sessions will be added later in the year**

    This training boot camp provides the practical tools, tips, and techniques necessary for your front line management to thrive in the day-to-day battle of the manufacturing world. This high energy course is delivered over two days in four different segments: Supervisor Basics, Financial Literacy and Impact, Communication Essentials, and Thriving with Your Team...



  • Project Management Essentials - In PersonLearn More button

    Learn the essentials of Project Management
    • May 5 - 6 | Wednesday & Thursday | 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)
    **Additional 2021 sessions will be added later in the year**

    This 2-day workshop teaches the mechanics of effective project management, how to get people onboard, and achieve successful results. Participants can expect to be fully engaged while learning and applying a step by step approach to help reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with project completion...



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    Productive Conflict - In Person

    Powered by Everything DiSC®
    • May 13 | Thursday | 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)
    • August 17 | Tuesday | 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)

    This virtual training is delivered over three, two-hour live training sessions. Harness the power of workplace conflict with Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Workplace. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners increase self-awareness around conflict behaviors and discover how to effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.....



  • DiSC Work of Leaders In PersonLearn More button

     THE WORK OF LEADERS: VISION, ALIGNMENT, AND EXECUTION. 
    • June 7 - June 14, 2021 | Monday | 8:00am - 12:00pm (EST)

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is classroom or virtual training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience. Based on best practices, Work of Leaders connects unique leadership styles to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action. 



  • Conducting Masterful Interviews & Onboarding - Virtual

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    The key to engage and retain new employees.
    • June 14 - June 21, 2021 | Monday | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    In today's market where attracting and retaining talent is challenging, one of the best strategies at your disposal is the effectiveness of your interviewing process. In this live virtual training, participants will learn how to ask behavioral and situational-based interview question to uncover the key attributes needed for the position you are hiring for...



  • Courageous Conversations - In PersonLearn More button

    Why is it so hard to have difficult conversations?
    • June 17, 2021 | Thursday | 9:00am - 3:00pm (EST)


    This training will introduce Radical Candor as a model to find the “sweet spot” between obnoxious and soft-toeing around courageous conversations. Knowing how to be “candid with care” builds trust in manager/report relationships, empowers employees to focus on issues ...




  • Productive Conflict - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Powered by Everything DiSC®
    • April 8 - April 22, 2021 | Thursdays | 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)
    • July 13 - July 27 | Tuesdays | 2:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    This virtual training is delivered over three, two-hour live training sessions. Harness the power of workplace conflict with Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Workplace. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships. Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners increase self-awareness around conflict behaviors and discover how to effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.....



  • Ideal Team Player - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    How to recognize and cultivate the three essential virtues.
    • July 15 | Thursday | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST) 

    The Ideal Team Player is a live virtual training based on Patrick Lencioni’s book, The Ideal Team Player, which breaks down every employee and leader into a unique characteristic combination of being hungry, humble, and smart. This training is designed for anyone in a leadership or management role within their organization. The Ideal Team Player will equip participants with concrete steps to create a workplace of Ideal Team Players through personal assessments, engaging breakout sessions, and idea sharing from other industry professionals. 



  • Lean Applied for Supervisors - In PersonLearn More button

    A catalyst for continuous improvement and development.
    • July 15 - July 16 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST)
    • December 9 - December 10 | Thursday & Friday | 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST)

    Lean Applied for Supervisors is a two-day activity-based course for frontline leadership and managers.  It is based on maintaining and improving a foundation for excellence in any organization.  Though not specific to manufacturing, it teaches the concept of shop floor kaizen which consist of three components including: workplace organization, cleanliness, elimination of waste and standard work.  In this course participants will learn that shop floor kaizen forces problems to the surface, thus driving organizations and leaders to raise their game to problem solve.



  • Strategic HR Leadership - In PersonLearn More button

    Strategic Support of Human Resources.
    • July 19 - August 16 | Mondays | 1:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)

    The courses offered in the Strategic HR Leadership training program are for those HR Professionals in a Senior HR Generalist role or HR Leadership (management) role who are experienced or new to HR business planning to support a company’s strategic goals. 



  • Monday Morning Leadership - In PersonLearn More button

    Leadership principles to start the work week strong.
    • July 23 - July 30 | Fridays | 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
    • November 8 - November 15 | Mondays | 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)

    Monday Morning Leadership is a training program designed to infuse new daily behaviors into leaders of any season. This training focuses on giving concrete and actionable leadership insight to hit the ground running every Monday morning with energy, excitement, and passion.




  • Developing Coaching Leaders - In PersonLearn More button

    Fall Session:
    • August 3 | Tuesday | 8:00am - 4:30pm (EST)
    • September 7 | Tuesday | 8:00am - 4:30pm (EST)
    • October 13 | Wednesday | 8:00am - 4:30pm (EST)

    In today's world, the strongest and most effective leaders know they have the responsibility to develop their people to bring out their best. When leaders have the mindset and skill set to develop, inspire and unlock their people's potential - teams and organizations have higher engagement, better retention and overall healthier culture. The coaching perspective in leadership ensures not only developing their people but helping them take ownership, responsibility and be accountable. 




  • Project Management Essentials - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Learn the essentials of Project Management
    • August 4 - August 25 | Wednesdays | 1:00pm – 5:00pm (EST)
    **Additional 2021 sessions will be added later in the year**

    This 4-week virtual training teaches the mechanics of effective project management, how to get people onboard, and achieve successful results. Participants can expect to be fully engaged while learning and applying a step by step approach to help reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with project completion...



  • Conducting Masterful Interviews & Onboarding - In Person

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    The key to engage and retain new employees.
    • August 10, 2021 | Tuesday | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    In today's market where attracting and retaining talent is challenging, one of the best strategies at your disposal is the effectiveness of your interviewing process. In this live virtual training, participants will learn how to ask behavioral and situational-based interview question to uncover the key attributes needed for the position you are hiring for...



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    Harassment, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sensitivity In Person

    • August 23 | Monday | 8:00am - 12:00pm (EST) 

    This training is designed to help you engage the 21st century workforce by increasing employee awareness, building teamwork, and minimizing internal conflict to create healthier and better performing teams. Employees of all types will benefit from this training...



  • Courageous Conversations - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    Why is it so hard to have difficult conversations?
    • August 24 - August 31, 2021 | Tuesday | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)


    This training will introduce Radical Candor as a model to find the “sweet spot” between obnoxious and soft-toeing around courageous conversations. Knowing how to be “candid with care” builds trust in manager/report relationships, empowers employees to focus on issues ...



  • HR For Leadership - VirtualLearn More button

    Foundations of Human Resources.
    • September 13 - October 11 | Mondays | 1:00pm - 4:00pm (EST)

    The training courses within HR for Leadership are specifically designed for anyone in the role of “managing people”.  Managing others can be overwhelming at best.  Having a good understanding of policies, HR, and what management responsibilities are to the policies, can support anyone’s success in managing people while supporting HR functions.



  • HR Basics In PersonLearn More button

    Essentials of Human Resources.
    • October 1 - October 29 | Fridays | 1:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)

    This HR Basics training program is for those employees who are early in their HR experience, have newly assigned HR responsibilities, or are looking for a refresher on core HR concepts. This training program will be delivered in person in 4-hour courses over 5 weeks. All training is delivered live and includes participant engagement and activities. 





  • Lean Applied for Supervisors - Virtual TrainingLearn More button

    A catalyst for continuous improvement and development.
    • October 5 - October 26 | Tuesdays | 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)

    Lean Applied for Supervisors is a two-day activity-based course for frontline leadership and managers.  It is based on maintaining and improving a foundation for excellence in any organization.  Though not specific to manufacturing, it teaches the concept of shop floor kaizen which consist of three components including: workplace organization, cleanliness, elimination of waste and standard work.  In this course participants will learn that shop floor kaizen forces problems to the surface, thus driving organizations and leaders to raise their game to problem solve.



  • HR For Leadership - In PersonLearn More button

    Foundations of Human Resources.
    • October 18 - November 15 | Mondays | 1:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)

    The training courses within HR for Leadership are specifically designed for anyone in the role of “managing people”.  Managing others can be overwhelming at best.  Having a good understanding of policies, HR, and what management responsibilities are to the policies, can support anyone’s success in managing people while supporting HR functions.