Effective Writing & Presentations

The pandemic has changed how people view and think about work and the role it plays in our lives. Each of us has found it hard to balance the needs of employers, finances, health, family, the economy and world events. Like any other community during times of heightened stress, pressure in the workplace can sometimes result in behaviours that range from mildly confusing to completely disrespectful. 

As humans, we want to have relationships we can count on, feel safe in and grow from. This course looks at how to build and maintain meaningful relationships with coworkers throughout your organization. We look at the emotional and bottom-line benefits of strong relationships and understand how we each have a role to play in building them. We will explore the importance of a personal brand and how power/equity dynamics can influence how teams communicate, problem-solve and measure success. During our conversations, you will learn tools to overcome difficult situations and how to turn confrontation into collaboration.

Course Outline

The following topics will be covered to improve our ability to grow authentic relationships in the workplace:

  • Working successfully with other people begins by knowing yourself and understanding where you shine – and struggle –  when interacting with others
  • Defining what healthy relationships require
  • The responsibility of building and growing your individual brand 
  • The difference between controlling and influencing work colleagues
  • The 5 traits of strong relationships
  • The importance of emotional intelligence
  • How to reframe and embrace ‘conflict’
  • The power of good questions and how to give and receive feedback
  • Managing in, out and across your team

Four Simple Words Training

As our organizations navigate the seismic shifts that have come from the pandemic, it is clear that ‘soft skills’ (how we work and collaborate with others) are no longer nice to have. As this Forbes article reminds us, they are in fact, critical to organizational survival. To deal with the scale and scope of change our teams are dealing with we need to embrace and celebrate growth mindsets. Our ‘learn and return’ approach to training supports behavioural change and culture shifts.

We have designed dozens of courses for adult learners and run thousands of training sessions. This course is just one of the many Four Simple Words offers for in-person or virtual training. 

Our training programs are ideal for teams of 8 – 15 and usually run 3 hours long. Most programs include a workbook we send ahead of time and encourage participants to make notes with. If meeting virtually, we include a free 10-minute Zoom prep before each session to ensure everyone is comfortable with the training technology. We promise the same fun and engaging learning experience we offer in person, all from the comfort of your virtual offices. #BringYourOwnCoffee

All our programs are fully customizable to meet your specific learning or timing needs. Click here to book a time to explore how we can build a customized training program that will support your team’s success. 3 hours too long or not enough? Ask about our micro-training programs and our full-day retreats for board and staff teams.

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