Personal Growth

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  • 1 + 1 = 3: Becoming a Top-notch Team Player
    • 1+1 = 3: Becoming a Top-Notch Team Player

      Course Number:
      076-KM
      Recommended Duration: 2 Days

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      The success of teams begins with each individual member and their understanding of their own contributions to team effectiveness. Sharpen your teaming skills and achieve greater team results. Regardless of your participation on a formal work team, in an informal problem-solving group or as part of a simple collection of workmates, you have more to offer and more to gain from exercising your team skills to their fullest.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Learn the key dynamics of effective teamwork and apply them to the teams you serve with
      • Understand the benefits of diversity within workplace teams
      • Explore the true meaning of being a team player
      • Create an action plan for enhancing your own team performance
      Prerequisites: None

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  • A Pinch of This…A Pound of That…A Recipe for Growth
    • A Pinch of This...A Pound of That...A Recipe for Growth

      Course Number: 056-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      Life is relationships. If you want to be successful in life you have to be successful in relationships. According to the relationship cookbook of psychologist Carl Rogers, there is a recipe that promotes and facilitates the growth and development of successful relationships. This recipe contains three essential ingredients. They are: genuineness, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. This course examines this recipe, and challenges participants to develop a way-of-life style that uses these ingredients in all relationships.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Understand why some people accept change and growth and others resist it
      • Understand what kind of person you need to be in order to facilitate healthy relationships
      • Learn how to empathize with people
      • Discover the power of “Unconditional Positive Regard”
      • Learn the seven habits of highly effective people
      • Overcome the tendency to trap people in your point-of-view
      • Be encouraged to approach relationships with more authenticity and genuineness
      • Experience the growth of meaningful trust as your reward for supplying these ingredients
      Prerequisites: None

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  • Are We Having Fun Yet
    • Are We Having Fun Yet?

      Course Number: 058-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      Your ability to enjoy life and have fun both at work and home is directly tied to your ability to maintain a powerful, positive, energized attitude. This course explores the skills of “Attitude Mechanics” – how to build and hang on to a positive attitude and more fully enjoy life, personally and professionally.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Discover how attitude is the key to effective performance
      • Learn to manage your mood even in difficult times
      • Learn to increase your “fun-factor” on the job
      • Discover how to handle disappointment and how to stay positive when things don’t go your way
      • Understand how to avoid relationship patterns that rob you of joy
      Prerequisites: None

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  • Are You Good Enough for the Dream Team
    • Are you Good Enough for the Dream Team

      Course Number:
      069-KM
      Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      Sharpen your teaming skills and explore the dynamics of teamwork. Teams are pervasive in the workplace today – we often find ourselves on several at one time. The success of teams begins with each individual member and their understanding of their own contributions to team effectiveness.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Learn the key dynamics of effective teamwork and apply them to the teams you serve with
      • Understand the benefits of diversity within workplace teams
      • Explore the true meaning of being a team player
      • Create an action plan for enhancing your own team performance
      Prerequisites: None

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  • Bear, Eagle, Buffalo, Mouse: Which One Are You
    • Bear, Eagle, Buffalo, Mouse: Which One Are You?

      Course Number:
      070-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1/2 Day or 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      Mouse, Eagle, Bear, and Buffalo – each represents a “way of being” in the world, a style of operation and interaction. This course introduces a model for understanding people and the diversity of operational style that exists within all groups. Loosely based on an ancient Native American tradition, the Medicine Wheel model provides insight into self and others, exploring differences that exist between people. This important understanding helps us to maximize our strengths, manage our deficits, and interact with others in a more effective, complimentary way.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Gain valuable insight into both yourself and your colleagues
      • Learn tools for utilizing complimentary differences to maximize performance
      • Identify ways to enhance communication and reduce conflict due to clashing styles
      • Discover what motivates people of differing styles
      Prerequisites: None

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  • Confidence, Self-Esteem and Peak Performance
    • Confidence, Self-Esteem and Peak Performance

      Course Number: 059-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      This course encourages participants to explore the building blocks of their self-esteem and to discover ways to strengthen it through high-quality relationships, positive self-talk, and courageous decision-making.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will learn to:
      • Assess personal strengths and areas of needed development around attributes of confidence, self-esteem, resiliency, and optimism
      • Understand the link between self-esteem and performance
      • Understand the causes of low self-esteem
      • Understand strategies for increasing and maximizing one’s self-esteem
      • Adopt and maintain an empowered attitude in the face of adversity
      • Create and hold a vision as a guide through uncertain times
      • Build a flexible thinking approach to challenges
      • Understand how to encourage high self-esteem in others
      Prerequisites: None

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  • Customer Relations and Awesome Service: How Self-Esteem Promotes Effective Customer Relations
    • Customer Relations and Great Service: How Self-Esteem Promotes Effective Customer Relations

      Course Number:
      114-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      The key ingredient to all effective customer relations is the self-esteem and enthusiasm of the giver of service to the recipient of that service. Therefore, the first aspect of learning effective customer service skills is to develop a staff of highly energized people with a high self-esteem quotient. Self-esteem is the single most important factor influencing our ability to achieve personal and professional success. It also greatly influences an individual’s ability to contribute to a team. This course helps to increase the level of self-esteem in individuals and to remove the barriers which keep them from reaching their full personal and professional potential.

      Objectives

      As a result of taking this course, you will learn to:
      • Understand the key elements of self-esteem
      • Increase the self-esteem and performance levels of team members
      • Decrease intra-staff conflict
      • Unleash your energy for performing effective customer service
      • Expand your confidence to take on increased responsibility, investment, and leadership within the organization
      • Achieve corporate objectives with enthusiasm and energy
      • Increase customer satisfaction
      Prerequisites: None

      Topics


      Morning Session
      • Dealing with self-esteem
      • Causes of low self-esteem
      • Developing a personal “self-confidence quotient”
      • Developing a team “group confidence quotient”
      • Characteristics of individuals and teams with high self-esteem
      • Strategies for increasing and maximizing self-esteem
      • The vital link between self-esteem and performance
      • Creating an organization that re-energizes employee self-esteem
      Afternoon Session
      • Hidden keys to customer satisfaction
      • How to communicate empathy and still set limits with customers
      • Communication scripts that work with most customers
      • How to exceed the expectations of people seeking your services
      • How to not be pulled down by negative customers/clientele
      • How to diffuse disruptive emotions expressed by customers/clientele
      • How to lead the field in your profession

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  • Envision Your Future: the Art and Science of Creating Powerful Visions
    • Envision Your Future: The Art and Science of Creating Powerful Visions

      Course Number:
      074-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      Visions are powerful. They drive us to greater levels of achievement and push us to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of whet we seek for ourselves. This course explores the power of vision and provides the creative space and the techniques for getting started on your own vision.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Gain insight into the power of vision and understand why visioning works
      • Begin the process of envisioning the future for your career and your life
      • Learn tools and techniques for creating powerful visions and converting those visions into goals and actions
      Prerequisites: None

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  • Lessons in Leadership from the Silver Screen - Using Movies to Teach Practical Leadership Tools
    • Lessons In Leadership for the Silver Screen - Using Movies to Teach Practical Leadership Skills

      Course Number:
      008-RT
      Recommended Duration: ½ Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      This workshop combines scenes from popular movies and practical leadership techniques individuals can apply immediately on the job to increase their effectiveness as a leader in an organization.

      Objectives

      As a result of taking this course, participants will be able to see effective leadership in action and acquire the tools to implement the lessons learned immediately back on the job.

      Prerequisites: None

      Topics

      Potential topics include:
      • Hoosiers – the leader as coach
      • Big – innovation and creativity
      • Dave – working for your employees
      • Apollo 13 – Project Management
      • Tommy Boy – Sales and Marketing

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  • Successful Living Series
    • Successful Living Series

      Course Number: PC
      Recommended Duration: 2 Days
      * Key Topics can also be delivered as individual seminars.

      Course Overview

      This powerful program is not just a seminar, it's a well-developed plan for building the life you want to live. The course introduces some core concepts and actions that, when practiced, shift an individual’s experience of a situation or condition. When integrated into one’s life, the highs get higher and the lows get higher, leading to the satisfaction and aliveness that are the fabric of life.

      Key Topics

      • Getting What You Really Want – Develop practical tools for defining purpose, setting goals and taking action.
      • When Your Word Becomes Law – Discover why people don’t want to be accountable and how to handle those situation in a way that empowers everyone involved. Also, better understand why we don’t want to be “held accountable” and how to make personal changes so we can feel good and be held accountable.
      • Creating Healthy Relationships – Improve relationships at home and at work by learning about the four types of relationships people have, how to communicate, and prevent destructive conflict.
      • There’s More to Money than Dollar$ - Uncover your personal laws about money and then define the Five Laws of Wealth and how to put them to work for you.
      • Using Your Words Wisely - See how critical your language and self-talk are to success in every part of your life.

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  • Taking Charge of Your Career
    • Taking Charge of Your Career

      Course Number: 037-GO
      Recommended Duration: ½ Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      This course is designed to help participants understand how change today is continuously influencing organizations and therefore the need for employees to take charge of their personal career management. Participants will learn about current trends influencing careers, how to assess their own skills, abilities, values and goals, how resilient they are to change, and how to uncover opportunities.

      Objectives

      As a result of taking this course, you will learn to:
      • Continuously assess your personal skills, abilities and traits to better manage your career and ongoing development
      • Research and uncover job and career opportunities
      • Understand and build upon your resilience to change
      Prerequisites: None

      Topics

      • Thriving in the 21st century
      • The key organizational, work group, and individual trends
      • Assessing who you are to assess where you’re going
      • Your personal style
      • Your work habits and preferences
      • Developing “career anchors”
      • Identifying personal values, skills, and abilities
      • How to control your attitude
      • Eight practical steps for reinventing yourself
      • Establishing goals
      • Taking charge of your current job and exploring career options
      • Completing a current job profile to assess your satisfaction
      • Uncovering opportunities through networking
      • Researching job and career opportunities
      • Increasing your career resilience
      • Reacting to workplace changes
      • Resilience characteristics
      • Ways to become more resilient

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  • The Power of Perception
    • The Power of Perception

      Course Number:
      057-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      This course explores how perceptions impact relationships and performance. A student teacher, not knowing the typical behaviors and performance of her class full of troublemakers, has a perception that they are gifted and brilliant. Amazingly, as she acts upon her perception, there is a turnaround in the students’ performance. True stories like this are explored to demonstrate how the assumptions we make about people influence performance.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Find out why our performance is actually a self-fulfilling prophecy
      • Learn how we unconsciously label people and trap them in our point of view
      • Learn how to avoid making perceptual errors
      • Learn how to make powerful, positive assumptions about people which actually increase performance
      Prerequisites: None

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  • Working for Yourself: Entrepreneurial Thinking on the Job
    • Working for Yourself: Entrepreneurial Thinking on the Job

      Course Number:
      075-KM
      Recommended Duration: 1 Day

      Intended Audience: All Employees

      Course Overview

      Organizations everywhere are looking for employees who think and act like entrepreneurs. This means that the skill set that will serve you best in the future includes the ability to be innovative and take measured risks. In this course you will explore the role of entrepreneurial thinking as it relates to your job and your life.

      Objectives/Topics

      As a result of taking this course, you will:
      • Understand the shifting workplace and how you need to adapt your style of performance on the job
      • Learn entrepreneurial skills for success and how to apply them to your daily tasks
      • Chart your own personal sphere of influence and identify ways to apply entrepreneurial thinking to your control centers
      • Set an action plan for exercising entrepreneurial thinking on the job
      Prerequisites: None

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