Training Programs

Facilitative, learning engagements that go way beyond standard training programs.
Choose One or Multiple Training Programs
On-site programs are semi-customized to meet your organization’s needs.

Training Programs

Facilitative, learning engagements that go way beyond standard training programs.
Choose One or Multiple Training Programs
On-site programs are semi-customized to meet your organization’s needs.
Building Positive Relationships Using DiSC at Work
INTRODUCING EVERYTHING DiSC WORKPLACE®

Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace.

Everything DiSC Workplace is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience.  Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

Everything DiSC Workplace focuses on:

  • Discovering Your DiSC Style
  • Understanding Other Styles
  • Building More Effective Relationships

Make the program work for you:

Everything DiSC Workplace is the most in-depth, easily customizable DiSC-based workplace-development solution available. Workplace-specific, personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience. Modular design and online tailoring features allow you to design a customized program that’s right for your organization.

See a sample Profile report that participants receive in our training programs.

Download Sample Workplace Profile

EVERYTHING DiSC® MANAGEMENT TEACHES MANAGERS HOW TO BRING OUT THE BEST IN EACH EMPLOYEE.

Everything DiSC® Management is classroom training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience.

Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively.

Everything DiSC Management focuses on:

  • Your DiSC Management Style
  • Directing and Delegating
  • Improving Employee Motivation
  • Employee Development
  • Working with Your Manager

Make the program work for you:

Everything DiSC Management is the most in-depth and easily customizable DiSC-based management-training solution available. Management-specific personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience. Modular design and online tailoring features allow you to design a customized program that’s right for your organization.

See a sample Profile report that participants receive in our training programs.

Download Sample Management Profile

Productive Conflict
Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict transforms uncomfortable encounters into stronger relationships.

Workplace conflict is inevitable. Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps learners improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships. By increasing self-awareness around conflict behaviors, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.

With Productive Conflict, learners will:

  • Explore the destructive and productive conflict behaviors of each DiSC® style
  • Understand how to manage their response to conflict situations
  • Discover communication strategies when engaging in productive conflict with colleagues

The Profile

The 22-page Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile provides an in-depth report that highlights techniques to improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors.

Key Features

  • Customizable: Online tailoring options make it easy to remove or rearrange pages, customize the Profile title, or print select sections.
  • Existing Data: If learners have existing data from a previous DiSC® assessment, that data can be used with the Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Profile.
  • Your DiSC Style in Conflict: The Profile contains highly personalized information that is specific to a participant’s responses to the assessment and to their corresponding DiSC style.
  • Why do I do This?: Learners discover the reasons behind destructive responses to conflict. This valuable information can also relate to conflict in non-work settings.
  • Changing Your Response: With strategies to curb destructive responses, learners discover how to step back and reframe productive responses to conflict situations.tions.

Learners gain unlimited access to MyEverythingDiSC®, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that provides on-demand insights about DiSC and strategies for applying DiSC to real work situations.

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
GAIN THE ULTIMATE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE!

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ Model of Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results into practice.

A productive, high-functioning team:

  • Establishes Trust between team members
  • Engages in Conflict around ideas
  • Commits to decisions
  • Holds team members Accountable
  • Focuses on achieving collective Results
  • Is more fun to be on!

Start your journey to teamwork with the Five Behaviors personality assessment.

The Five Behaviors program utilizes workplace personality assessments to help participants understand the personalities of their team and how they can effectively work together. Learn more about each assessment.

Handling Difficult Conversations
Format: 1/2 Day Onsite Training Session

Difficult conversations are a reality in today’s workplace. Knowing how to face, plan for, and navigate these challenging conversations is crucial. This course is designed for all levels of the workforce who face a variety of difficult conversations.

Sample “difficult conversations” include (but are not limited to):

  • Giving feedback on inappropriate behavior or results
  • Expressing a different opinion
  • Delivering bad news (i.e., project delays, budget constraints, personnel changes)
  • Performance management
  • Asking for help and/or additional resources
  • Negotiating (for anything)
  • Addressing bullying behavior
  • Reviewing technical issues/challenges
  • Communicating with a Subject Matter Expert who “knows it all”
  • Speaking with a manager when you have no authority.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the various types of conversations that are often challenging.
  • Understand what makes a conversation difficult.
  • Learn a process to plan the best approach when faced with delivering a difficult message.
  • Learn how to prepare for a challenging conversation.
  • Explore what to do when a conversation turns difficult.
  • Recognize the importance of demonstrating awareness of self, the needs of others, and the impact of your behavior when engaged in a difficult conversation.

“The facilitator was excellent and able to effectively deliver the material in only four hours. We need more of these ‘hit and run’ classes. Perfect!”

US Army ARDEC – Armament Univ
Training Participant – Sept 2015

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Handling Difficult Conversations
Format: 1/2 Day Onsite Training Session

Difficult conversations are a reality in today’s workplace. Knowing how to face, plan for, and navigate these challenging conversations is crucial. This course is designed for all levels of the workforce who face a variety of difficult conversations.

Sample “difficult conversations” include (but are not limited to):

  • Giving feedback on inappropriate behavior or results
  • Expressing a different opinion
  • Delivering bad news (i.e., project delays, budget constraints, personnel changes)
  • Performance management
  • Asking for help and/or additional resources
  • Negotiating (for anything)
  • Addressing bullying behavior
  • Reviewing technical issues/challenges
  • Communicating with a Subject Matter Expert who “knows it all”
  • Speaking with a manager when you have no authority.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the various types of conversations that are often challenging.
  • Understand what makes a conversation difficult.
  • Learn a process to plan the best approach when faced with delivering a difficult message.
  • Learn how to prepare for a challenging conversation.
  • Explore what to do when a conversation turns difficult.
  • Recognize the importance of demonstrating awareness of self, the needs of others, and the impact of your behavior when engaged in a difficult conversation.
“The facilitator was excellent and able to effectively deliver the material in only four hours. We need more of these ‘hit and run’ classes. Perfect!”

US Army ARDEC – Armament Univ
Training Participant – Sept 2015

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Influencing Without Authority
Format: 2 Day Onsite Training Session

Beyond effective communication, the skill of influence involves motivating other people to action – regardless of one’s positional authority within an organization. “Selling” an idea is not the same as gaining “buy-in.” Influence that drives action requires knowledge, training, an ability to communicate effectively, and an understanding of people.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the key differences between communication, persuasion, and influence.
  • Identify your “map” of the world with the STCI Circle of Influence® process.
  • Determine your communication preference: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, digital.
  • Practice the importance of building rapport to create influence.
  • Create your Preferred Communication Style with 7 Personal Behavioral Sub-Routines & Motivations.
  • Apply the proprietary STCI 7-Step Communication Process®.
  • Create a plan for influencing at work.

“The examples used in your Influencing Without Authority program were extremely valuable. The facilitator continuously demonstrated the communication processes he was teaching. A great investment of my time and training dollars!”

COM DEV Canada, Space System – Senior Member of Technical Staff, Mechanical Engineering

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Influencing Without Authority
Format: 2 Day Onsite Training Session

Beyond effective communication, the skill of influence involves motivating other people to action – regardless of one’s positional authority within an organization. “Selling” an idea is not the same as gaining “buy-in.” Influence that drives action requires knowledge, training, an ability to communicate effectively, and an understanding of people.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the key differences between communication, persuasion, and influence.
  • Identify your “map” of the world with the STCI Circle of Influence® process.
  • Determine your communication preference: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, digital.
  • Practice the importance of building rapport to create influence.
  • Create your Preferred Communication Style with 7 Personal Behavioral Sub-Routines & Motivations.
  • Apply the proprietary STCI 7-Step Communication Process®.
  • Create a plan for influencing at work.
“The examples used in your Influencing Without Authority program were extremely valuable. The facilitator continuously demonstrated the communication processes he was teaching. A great investment of my time and training dollars!”

COM DEV Canada, Space System – Senior Member of Technical Staff, Mechanical Engineering

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Power, Politics & Partnership
Format: 1 Day Onsite Training Session (Can be customized with an additional 1/2 day of content relevant to an organization’s specific issues and key learning objectives)

If your organization is struggling with misunderstandings between departments, organizational silos, finger-pointing, apathy, or dissatisfied customers, this program is guaranteed to provide new possibilities and practical leadership solutions

This highly-requested program teaches “systems thinking” in an engaging experiential format. The core of the on-site program is a simulation where you are assigned a role as an executive, manager, team member or customer. You then interact in a chaotic, fast-paced project environment and experience the reality of what makes productive partnerships so critical, what gets in the way of them developing, and what role(s) we play in making them happen. Throughout the interaction, you’ll learn proven strategies to increase the understanding of your organization’s culture while learning how to adjust your personal behavior for more effective and authentic relationships at work.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the organizational system patterns that interfere with success.
  • Using concrete strategies for working more constructively across organizational silos.
  • Seeing issues systemically rather than personally.
  • Understanding the multiplicity of roles each of us play and how to approach each role with more effective behavior.

“Over 300 of our leaders participated in this program which received great feedback. It has helped our managers understand and navigate the underlying human-system dynamics that are a part of all organizations.”

OppenheimerFunds – Former Manager, OD

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Power, Politics & Partnership
Format: 1 Day Onsite Training Session (Can be customized with an additional 1/2 day of content relevant to an organization’s specific issues and key learning objectives)

If your organization is struggling with misunderstandings between departments, organizational silos, finger-pointing, apathy, or dissatisfied customers, this program is guaranteed to provide new possibilities and practical leadership solutions

This highly-requested program teaches “systems thinking” in an engaging experiential format. The core of the on-site program is a simulation where you are assigned a role as an executive, manager, team member or customer. You then interact in a chaotic, fast-paced project environment and experience the reality of what makes productive partnerships so critical, what gets in the way of them developing, and what role(s) we play in making them happen. Throughout the interaction, you’ll learn proven strategies to increase the understanding of your organization’s culture while learning how to adjust your personal behavior for more effective and authentic relationships at work.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the organizational system patterns that interfere with success.
  • Using concrete strategies for working more constructively across organizational silos.
  • Seeing issues systemically rather than personally.
  • Understanding the multiplicity of roles each of us play and how to approach each role with more effective behavior.
“Over 300 of our leaders participated in this program which received great feedback. It has helped our managers understand and navigate the underlying human-system dynamics that are a part of all organizations.”

OppenheimerFunds – Former Manager, OD

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Meeting Mastery: How to Conduct Effective Meetings
Format: 1 Day Onsite Training Session

According to a Microsoft Corp. survey of over 38,000 workers, people spend 5.5 hours per week in meetings and 71 percent feel meetings aren’t productive. Ineffective meetings are among the top time- wasters reported by workers. Poorly run meetings cost organizations money, time, talent, and productivity.

However, meetings are a central and necessary part of any functioning organization. When conducted effectively, meetings facilitate communication, clarify goals, determine measurable action items, and move projects forward. Effective meeting skills are not optional – they are a core competency for anyone who leads or attends meetings at work.

During this fast-paced, interactive training program, participants will learn specific tips and strategies for maximizing productivity through effective meeting preparation, participation, and facilitation.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Set realistic meeting norms and engage all participants.
  • Determine the four critical questions to answer before any meeting.
  • Understand the role of a meeting facilitator or leader.
  • Deal with dysfunctional behaviors and getting a group “unstuck.”
  • Learn how to decide as the leader (or turn it over to the group) using the Vroom Model.
  • Build and reach group consensus.
  • Practice role-playing different meeting scenarios.

“Thank you for bringing this class to Sandia! I love classes that help us do our jobs efficiently which, in turn, means we spend other people’s time more efficiently as well.”

Sandia National Laboratories – Training participant

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Meeting Mastery: How to Conduct Effective Meetings
Format: 1 Day Onsite Training Session

According to a Microsoft Corp. survey of over 38,000 workers, people spend 5.5 hours per week in meetings and 71 percent feel meetings aren’t productive. Ineffective meetings are among the top time- wasters reported by workers. Poorly run meetings cost organizations money, time, talent, and productivity.

However, meetings are a central and necessary part of any functioning organization. When conducted effectively, meetings facilitate communication, clarify goals, determine measurable action items, and move projects forward. Effective meeting skills are not optional – they are a core competency for anyone who leads or attends meetings at work.

During this fast-paced, interactive training program, participants will learn specific tips and strategies for maximizing productivity through effective meeting preparation, participation, and facilitation.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Set realistic meeting norms and engage all participants.
  • Determine the four critical questions to answer before any meeting.
  • Understand the role of a meeting facilitator or leader.
  • Deal with dysfunctional behaviors and getting a group “unstuck.”
  • Learn how to decide as the leader (or turn it over to the group) using the Vroom Model.
  • Build and reach group consensus.
  • Practice role-playing different meeting scenarios.
“Thank you for bringing this class to Sandia! I love classes that help us do our jobs efficiently which, in turn, means we spend other people’s time more efficiently as well.”
Sandia National Laboratories – Training participant

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Business Writing
Format: 1/2 Day Onsite Training Session

Effective business writing has a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line. Some (of many) real world examples:

– After General Electric revised a software manual, customer calls and messages to their support team dropped by 125 calls per month. They estimated a savings of $375,000 per year for every single customer with the revised manual.

– By rewriting memos to officers, the US Navy determined they would save $23-37 million each year since officers took 17-23% less time reading.

– When the US Army tested two versions of a business message asking the reader to perform a specific task, those who received a well-written, “high impact” letter were twice as likely to complete the task on the same day they received it.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to improve everything they write at work including critical emails, proposals, status reports, performance evaluations, white papers, blog posts, and more. This half-day program is the perfect refresher course or as an introduction to fundamental writing skills.

Each participant receives a 93-page Word Trippers for future reference.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation for the impact of effective business writing.
  • Learn how to write clearly with fewer words the first time.
  • Craft more effective emails and subject lines.
  • Punctuate and proofread with fresh ideas.
  • Improve written communication internally and externally.
  • Increase productivity through more efficient writing.
  • Learn the Top 7 Writing Techniques for Business Communications.

Optional professional editing of pre-training writing samples.

Interested in knowing exactly how your writing can be improved? Each participant may submit one actual writing sample (up to 600 words in length) to be professionally edited prior to the workshop. Then, the facilitator will deliver the samples with comments, suggestions and revisions during the workshop. Every tip and technique learned during the workshop comes alive when you see it in your writing!

“Because of this training, I plan to immediately remove extra words in my writing that don’t clearly convey my message. Thank you for the Word Trippers book!”

Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions – Analyst

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

Business Writing
Format: 1/2 Day Onsite Training Session

Effective business writing has a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line. Some (of many) real world examples:

– After General Electric revised a software manual, customer calls and messages to their support team dropped by 125 calls per month. They estimated a savings of $375,000 per year for every single customer with the revised manual.

– By rewriting memos to officers, the US Navy determined they would save $23-37 million each year since officers took 17-23% less time reading.

– When the US Army tested two versions of a business message asking the reader to perform a specific task, those who received a well-written, “high impact” letter were twice as likely to complete the task on the same day they received it.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to improve everything they write at work including critical emails, proposals, status reports, performance evaluations, white papers, blog posts, and more. This half-day program is the perfect refresher course or as an introduction to fundamental writing skills.

Each participant receives a 93-page Word Trippers for future reference.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation for the impact of effective business writing.
  • Learn how to write clearly with fewer words the first time.
  • Craft more effective emails and subject lines.
  • Punctuate and proofread with fresh ideas.
  • Improve written communication internally and externally.
  • Increase productivity through more efficient writing.
  • Learn the Top 7 Writing Techniques for Business Communications.

Optional professional editing of pre-training writing samples.

Interested in knowing exactly how your writing can be improved? Each participant may submit one actual writing sample (up to 600 words in length) to be professionally edited prior to the workshop. Then, the facilitator will deliver the samples with comments, suggestions and revisions during the workshop. Every tip and technique learned during the workshop comes alive when you see it in your writing!

“Because of this training, I plan to immediately remove extra words in my writing that don’t clearly convey my message. Thank you for the Word Trippers book!”
Ascension Benefits & Insurance Solutions – Analyst

We are happy to provide a full course outline and pricing.

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Avante Leadership Group
40 W. Littleton Blvd, Suite 210-288
Littleton, CO 80120

(720) 231-4523

Giving Back

When you confirm any training or consulting engagement, Avante will donate a portion of the proceeds to Book Trust. Book Trust is a non-profit organization delivering books to children from low-income families, increasing their literacy skills and fostering lifelong learning. Last year, Book Trust delivered 1.6 million books to 53,000 kids in 22 states.