Gender Culture and Communication 

One of the biggest stressors in the workplace is not knowing how to effectively communicate with others. Whether your colleagues continually catch you off your guard, you struggle with sensitive situations or difficult people, or you just want to be heard, this class will help.

Experts agree that training programs and strategies that focus on cooperation, collaboration and inclusion can have a tremendous impact on the overall ability of a company to compete effectively in the global marketplace. By helping your managers, leaders and associates understand what “respect” is, what it looks and feels like, and why it matters, we accomplish two things. We gain their buy-in and we help build their capacity to create a workplace environment that values, supports and engages everyone.
Let us help you initiate “courageous” conversations that everyone can embrace. During our training program, participants define what respect means to them individually as well as how it will benefit their organization, and their family. They build awareness, challenge old stereotypes and comfort zones, and develop communication and conflict resolution skills proven to foster a more productive, cooperative, and respectful culture, at work, and at home.


Methodology: Participants learn through guided discovery, team activities, role plays, video vignettes, triad teaching, role reversal and more.
Target Audience: EveryoneI


Outcomes:
Decode 
elements of your culture/gender and determine their relevance to gender communication.
Describe how your culture and gender have become an integral part of your communication style.
Discover tools that will reduce gender/culture - related conflicts.
Transfer skills learned to the workplace and home, immediately.

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Surviving Violent Encounters 

This course helps anyone with an interest in their personal safety, develop a clear understanding of what the five basic indicators are that may lead to violent encounters, and what one needs to do in order to survive one. 

Many people believe that violent encounters only happen to others. The simple truth is that is all of us should have a plan for encountering random violence. 

Certain factors, processes, and interactions place certain people at an increased risk for violent encounters. 
Besides the general public, Health Care employees, Human Resource employees, Social Services employees, Hotel Industry employees, Retail employees Teachers, Public Safety employees and Correctional officers all have a higher risk of being attacked.


This thought-provoking class, with practice drills with real-life scenarios, is a must-have as we find ourselves navigating the turbulent whitewater of present day conflict.

Methodology: Participants learn through guided discovery, team activities, role plays, video vignettes, triad teaching, role reversal and more.
Target Audience: Everyone

Outcomes:
Assess your own survival preparedness. 
Comprehend How the 5 basic indicators give a tactical advantage in surviving violent encounters.
Evaluate the use of  “Pre-loaded” communication.
Identify and Utilize strategies for surviving violent encounters
Transfer skills learned to the workplace and home, community immediately.

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Leadership
Without good leadership training, it can take many painful years of trial and error to learn the techniques needed to lead a team effectively. 
To evolve as leaders, managers have to internalize the idea that leadership is fundamentally different from managing tasks. Being a great leader means both managing tasks and functions well, but also understanding how to behave and “show up” as a leader. It can be hard to grasp for some, but it can be learned.
Outcomes
Through role-playing, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios, we will explore leadership roles as strategist, change agent, coach, manager, communicator, mentor and team member.

Courses Available:

  • Maximizing Your Day “Effective Time Management”
  • The Mind/Body Connection
  • Maintaining Civility & Respect in the Workplace
  • Strengthening The Team - Building a Cohesive and Inclusive Team
  • Say What You Mean the Right Way
  • Business Etiquette and Professionalism
  • Planning for Professional Growth
  • Managing Under Pressure - Making Decisions and Communicating
  • Making a Life While Making A Living: Work/Life Balance
  • The Art of Conflict Resolution

FallProof

 
A multidimensional balance and mobility training program to address the increasing incidence of falls among older adults.
 Balance is an automatic and unconscious process. The question is: When does balance become something people think about? Quite often, it is when they begin to lose their balance or experience a fall.
 As we grow older, fear of injury and loss of control over our lives becomes stronger. In fact, the fear of falling has been identified as a leading risk factor for falling. Major consequences of aging include loss of strength, decreased range of motion, slowed reaction time, and diminished agility.
 
In  the “Physical Dimensions of Aging" Spiraduso  (Physical Dimensions of Aging-2nd Edition Waneen Spirduso, Karen Francis, Priscilla MacRae) divides older adults, 55 years old and older into five categories of physical function: elite, fit, independent, frail, and dependent.


Which are you?
 
Outcomes:
 
Quality of life throughout the aging process
Reduction of the impact of disease, disuse, and abuse 
Lifestyle reorganization.