Our most popular workshops offered to corporate professionals.
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The Art of Managing Groups
Fast Track is the Rosetta Stone of group dynamics. The proven techniques you will learn give you the edge successful leaders share–the art of managing groups quickly, precisely, and powerfully!Guiding the participants with simple, clear processes to build trust and relationships that sustain successful groups, Fast Track is full of actionable insights. Changing the game by creating community and understanding even with the most diverse members of a group. The holistic approach to group dynamics accelerates the formation of thriving communities without losing precious time or productivity. Managing Groups: The Fast Track gives the busy professional the “cliff notes” to group dynamics success based on Michael Grinder’s forty-years experience compiled in his integral work “Managing Groups: The Inside Track.” Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.
The Art of Relationships and Dealing with Difficult People
Why do some people seem to attract attention attention when they walk into a room? What if you could tap into your persuasive communicator and strengthen interpersonal relationships? Find out the patterns of charismatic people that make them influential communicators. This course focuses on understanding difficult and hard to reach people and delivers key strategies that can be used to build relationships with them.An analogy helps us understand people in terms of “cats” (low accommodators) and “dogs” (high accommodators). Participants will discover why cats are so difficult to work with and yet their loyalty, once gained, is often greater than a dog’s. This program centers on how the most effective and charismatic leaders form relationships to operate from influence instead of power.
Course objectives: This course will give you concrete ways to use nonverbal techniques and group dynamics to benefit everybody you interact with–especially yourself!Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.
The Art of Delivering Feedback and Sensitive Information
Do you give performance reviews and feedback to others? Would you like to get even better performance out of your employees following reviews? Would you benefit from skills that would help you preserve relationships with your employees while still delivering a message that might be difficult for them to receive?We’ve all heard the saying “It is not what you say but how you say it.” Participants will learn and practice key strategies used by the most effective leaders when coaching employees and delivering sensitive feedback in order to get even better results. Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.
One of Michael Grinder and Associates’ most powerful seminars and keynote addresses.Sometimes as messengers, we want to convey factual information that is often interpreted by the audience as negative. This course will help participants deliver the difficult message while separating it from the messenger to prevent the audience from associating the messenger with their possible negative reactions.
In this exciting workshop, participants will learn the eight nonverbal components necessary to effective delivery of sensitive information. These skills support leaders to be the messenger “without getting shot.” By utilizing these skills, relationships can be preserved while delivering the difficult news.
- Increasing clarity of message
- Delivering difficult information
- Decreasing looping and repetition from the listener
- Separating person from position
Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.
The Foundation of Nonverbal Communication
With over 80% of all communication being nonverbal, the secret to communication success is utilizing the nonverbal aspects of communication in order to build and maintain staff/client relationships while conveying information. Participants will learn and practice key nonverbal strategies that can be used when speaking with clients, colleagues, and staff, especially when delivering difficult or sensitive information.Learn how the following nonverbal components affect communication success:
- Body: proximity, stance, and gestures
- Voice: tone, volume, and speed
- Eyes: where to look and when to give and avoid eye contact
- Breathing: the most sophisticated nonverbal
Communication and Presentation Skills
Would you like to maximize the time and increase the productivity during board meetings? Are you tired of exhausting your energy on managing the group, leaving little time to cover agenda items? Looking for ways to avoid and diffuse power struggles with colleagues?Research indicates that over 80% of all communication is nonverbal. Michael Grinder’s delineation of the 21 patters of eyes, voice, body (including gestures and location) and breathing is a major breakthrough. Amazingly, most of the patterns are cross-culturally accurate. Just like there are 26 letters that form the foundation of all words, there are 21 patterns from which all nonverbal communication is comprised.
In this course, we suggest a difference between the science and art of nonverbal communication. The science is the knowledge (what) and a range of nonverbal strategies to deliver the knowledge (how). The art is the perception and timing of when to deliver the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the communication.
Pivotal to Michael’s discovery is the emphasis on breathing. He is able to behaviorally answer the perennial conundrum of “How does the practitioner know if one has permission to interact with another person?” When a person is breathing low, permission is high; when the person is breathing high, permission is low. Learning to identify and respond to breathing patterns will have the most powerful impact on your communication success.Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.
Do you need help to steer your corporate culture, motivate your employees and create a stronger, more creative workplace? Our professional coaches train you and your management personnel to do accurate peer observation and give high-quality and specific feedback that promotes change while preserving relationships.Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.
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