TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
Our training and workshops are designed to help you to set up goals and implement what you’ve learned about yourself and your team and the best ways to apply your strengths.
TAILORED FOR YOUR TEAM
Each workshop is preceded by an in-depth questionnaire to assess specific needs within individuals and teams to help tailor a custom workshop that is not boilerplate.
BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR TEAM SUCCESS
Each workshop is designed to help build the team with practical application to their job and their team. Our workshops go well beyond a “feel good” session, but rather become the foundation for better team interactions.
The Fast Track to Better Marketing and Sales program was fantastic in helping each individual in the course encapsulate what we really should be talking about to our clients in order to get their attention in the most appropriate way. In our high tech industry, we have a tendency to talk process before purpose. Turning that around creates a much more compelling message. As an experienced marketing professional, I especially benefited from taking a fresh look at all of our processes and materials. The most valuable lessons were on strengthening and clarifying our elevator speech; on how to inform, educate and drive traffic to our website; and on the importance of taking advantage of public speaking opportunities.
The Vantage Group provides a variety of team-building and training programs that place emphasis on active participation and field application. More than merely feel-good sessions, these professionally presented packages are a working template for productive behavior and continuous personal improvement. Here are just a few of the options we offer:
TEAM PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT
The hardest skills in business (and life) are working with other people because everyone has different beliefs and a different view of how work should be done. No two individuals in a team have the same personality.
For this reason, it helps to use assessment tools to allow team members to understand each other’s work preferences.
This workshop is designed for organizations that are overwhelmed by one or more of the following team building challenges:
- With how to build a team filled with unique skill sets and diverse personalities
- How to avoid personality conflicts and dynamics that can interfere with productivity
- How to balance teams who have formed recently and teams that have worked together for long periods.
We Help Give Your Team Clarity:
- How each individual member likes to operate
- How to build better relationships and understand the root cause of conflict
- What it takes to make a good team, great.
MENTORSHIP FOR ENGAGEMENT
Organizations that have an effective mentoring program have high employee engagement, job satisfaction and high retention. Mentoring is essentially about helping people to develop more effectively. It is a relationship designed to build confidence and support the mentee so they are able to take control of their own development and work.
This training program helps train future mentors to build confidence, trust and empathy skills while learning how to provide ongoing support through active listening and developing action plans for mentees.
Of the numerous vital, strategic and tactical decisions organizations face, which people to hire is among the most critical — and the most enduring. A good hire can have a decades-long effect on the culture of the company. Conversely, a poor hire, one that wasn’t thoroughly considered or done hastily, can have quite the opposite effect. Even those without “director, manager, or chief” in their title can have a tremendous impact on a company’s reputation and its bottom line.
This training program shows interviewing teams how to structure interviews that use objective data, behavioral questions and a consistent process that is legal and reduces unconscious bias all while finding the best candidates for the role.
ONBOARDING TO INCREASE RETENTION
Onboarding is about more than having new hire check boxes on a list in preparation for new employees. To set new hires up for success, you need an organized and structured onboarding program. New hires will decide in the first six months of employment whether they want to stay with the company or leave. That experience begins the moment onboarding starts.
This training program focuses on how to fully integrate employees into their new work environment, while helping them feel confident about the job. We help you focus your onboarding more broadly on turning new hires into dedicated and engaged team members.
LEARN: YOUR ON-DEMAND LEARNING PLATFORM
Streamline and expedite your expertise in the behavioral sciences to help you in guiding your teams or expertly using the tools for hiring and development. The Learn system is in bite-sized lessons that are easy to absorb. It doesn’t just teach you theory—we show you step-by-step how to apply the principles in the Learn platform in your everyday reality.
This five module video series guides you in understanding the “five priorities” framework. Each video and the accompanying workbooks equip you with the tools which will: improve individual and organizational performance, enhance team communication, and increase productivity and profitability through the alignment of the organization’s goals and priorities. Using the workbook and corresponding videos, we will walk you through a deep dive of the five priorities concept to help your company multiply and thrive. These videos can be watched either individually or as a team. The key is to individually reflect on the session workbook exercises before discussing outcomes with others.
DEVELOPING THE COACH TRAINING
Do you (or do you want to) manage employees? Have you ever wondered how to get better performance out of those you manage? Are you unsure if you are communicating effectively with your employees? Leadership and management responsibilities have changed dramatically, particularly in the last decade. In order to be an effective manager in increasingly fast-paced and complex organizational environments, coaching has become essential. Managers are responsible for Performance, Production and the Engagement of employees. It’s not a surprise that when we develop our teams, we reap better results. This is why the coaching hat that a manager is called to wear is so critical. Yet, it is often one of the most undeveloped skills that most managers have. Our Developing the Coach training will help you find and develop the coaching skills within you. You will learn how effective managers use coaching to establish clear expectations and accountability, how to assess performance, and how to conduct coaching conversations that build awareness and get results.
This is a very powerful communication workshop that incorporates sophisticated computerized behavioral communication assessments and insights to team interactions through the Team Insights Wheel. The Dynamic Communication™ workshop stresses application in visual terms everyone can understand and apply. This along with Your Attitude Is Showing workshop will result in building long lasting relationships and increasing employee satisfaction. A workbook is also included with the seminar for each participant.
YOUR ATTITUDE IS SHOWING
Often people lack the words to articulate why they do the things they do, or why they feel the way they feel. This workshop raises the awareness of one’s attitude and values and empowers them to a more satisfying lifestyle. This along with the Dynamic Communication™ workshop is the path to great communication. A workbook is included for each workshop participant.
FAST TRACK TO BETTER MARKETING AND SALES
This workshop is specially designed for the entrepreneur and is a step-by-step introduction to developing a marketing plan that works to attract more customers. The Fast Track presentation gives an overview of the Seven Fast Track Marketing Principles that are proven to attract more clients to your business. A free 23-page workbook is available for seminar attendees. A more in-depth on-site or tele-session program is available for organizations interested in going deeper into developing their marketing plan.
SALES STRATEGY WORKSHOP
A complex or unclear sales strategy might be hindering your organization’s success. Grow your company and generate customer loyalty by simplifying your sales approach. Through the use of our Sales Strategy Index assessment, skill gaps can be identified and workshops or training tailored for the sales team will develop and improve performance and team building.