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WORKSHOPS

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Skillful 1-2-1s

(FOR MANAGERS)

Date

Thursday, February 22

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

One-to-ones are the royal road to employee engagement. Research indicates that employees who have regular meetings with their managers are three times more likely to be engaged in their job. But when done poorly, one-on-ones can quickly become the bane of your team’s existence: draining resources one lousy meeting at a time. This workshop equips participants with practical tools to prepare for one-to-one meetings, build rapport, navigate performance and developmental conversations, regulate emotions during difficult discussions, and wrap up meetings positively while collecting valuable feedback. By the end of the workshop, participants will have acquired the essential tools to ensure their one-to-ones are effective and worthwhile.

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COURAGEOUS PRESENTATIONS

Date

Tuesday, February 27

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

In this workshop, we tackle one of the most necessary and feared skills at work – public speaking. Together, we'll learn techniques – born of modern science, pop culture, and ancient wisdom – that will help learners improve their presence and communicate more compellingly. Participants will leave this practical workshop with tools to regulate their emotions, connect with their audience, and tell an effective story. Whether you're presenting in team meetings or in more formal settings, this workshop will rapidly help you become a better presenter. 

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DYNAMIC COACHING

(FOR MANAGERS)

Date

Thursday, February 29

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

Effective coaching is a vital skill for managers to develop, as it has been demonstrated by research to boost the motivation, productivity, and engagement of team members. Nonetheless, many leaders struggle to coach in a way that brings out people’s greatest potential. To address that challenge, this workshop delves into the core components of exceptional coaching, with a particular emphasis on refining listening and questioning abilities. Participants will have the opportunity to hone their coaching skills by employing NextArrow's GPS framework, a highly structured approach that promotes successful coaching conversations.

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COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

(ALL STAFF)

Date

Tuesday, March 5

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

Whether you’re having a feedback conversation, navigating conflict, or just sharing a tough message, knowing how to communicate for impact without damaging relationships is essential. In this workshop, you'll develop skills to manage your emotions and communicate effectively, especially under pressure. We’ll explore a 3-step model of structuring a conversation and useful strategies for opening dialogue. You'll leave this workshop knowing what to do before, during, and after a difficult conversation. Participants will practice real-life examples and get feedback from their peers.

To make the most of this workshop, please come prepared with an example of a conversation you’d like to have that will require courage (e.g. giving someone feedback, discussing a microaggression, sharing an unpopular decision, addressing a complaint, etc.). You may share this example with a fellow participant or the facilitator.

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COURAGEOUS NEGOTIATIONS

(ALL STAFF)

Date

Tuesday, March 12

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

According to a recent study, a large number of people would prefer to eat live bugs than negotiate at work. Yet, as scary as negotiation may be, it’s something many of us must do daily (internally and externally). This workshop is designed to give you the tools to overcome your apprehension and learn to love negotiations. That’s right, love them! Together, we'll explore how best to set goals, ask better questions, manage emotions, separate positions from interests, and use influence to get our needs met. You’ll leave this workshop with better skills and more confidence in your ability to negotiate.

* No live bugs will be eaten in this workshop.

💡 Please come to the workshop with a negotiation scenario you'd like to develop. Keep in mind, you'll be sharing the example with others in the session. Examples might include: 

  • Taking on new responsibilities

  • Carving out time for development

  • Getting project or budget approval

  • Working from home

  • Moving or establishing deadlines

  • Workload management

  • Asking for a promotion

  • Changing contract terms

  • Closing a sale with a client

  • Etc.

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PSYCH SAFETY

(FOR MANAGERS)

Date

Tuesday, March 19

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

Research shows that 85% of workers report feeling unable to raise an issue or concern with their bosses, even when they believe the issue is important. This is a serious problem. Apprehension stymies innovation, progress, learning, and growth. In this workshop, we introduce the concept of psychological safety and give leaders the tools to increase the likelihood of their team speaking up, sharing ideas, giving feedback, and admitting mistakes. We’ll explore what leaders can do to set expectations, provide motivation, model behavior, set up team norms and rituals, express gratitude, and destigmatize failure. Participants will leave this workshop with the tools to create brave spaces and bring out the best in their team.

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COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

(FOR MANAGERS)

Date

Tuesday, March 26

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

Whether you’re having a feedback conversation, navigating conflict, or just sharing a tough message, knowing how to communicate for impact without damaging relationships is essential. In this workshop, you'll develop skills to manage your emotions and communicate effectively, especially under pressure. We’ll explore a 3-step model of structuring a conversation and useful strategies for opening dialogue. You'll leave this workshop knowing what to do before, during, and after a difficult conversation. Participants will practice real-life examples and get feedback from their peers.

To make the most of this workshop, please come prepared with an example of a conversation you’d like to have that will require courage (e.g. giving someone feedback, discussing a microaggression, sharing an unpopular decision, addressing a complaint, etc.). You may share this example with a fellow participant or the facilitator.

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PRACTICAL PRODUCTIVITY

(FOR MANAGERS)

Date

Thursday, March 28

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

In today’s work climate, it’s imperative for people to know how best to manage their time, attention, and energy. Yet most trainings on the subject are only surface level, providing people with plenty of tools but little understanding of why productivity is such a struggle. In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive and look at both the challenges of increasing our productivity and at the solutions. We’ll explore how to use our most productive time to complete our most important tasks. We’ll get to the root of our discomfort with the word ‘no’ — a highly productive word — and learn to protect our time by setting boundaries. We’ll discover how to manage the internal triggers that keep us distracted throughout the day. Finally, we’ll learn to improve our energy levels by taking smart breaks, connecting to meaningful work, and giving with intention. Participants will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of what their productivity challenges are and how best to address them.

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CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING

Date

Tuesday, April 2

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

The rise of generative AI, one of the world's newest technologies, has coincided with the growing demand for one of the world's oldest technologies: critical and creative thinking. A recent study by the World Economic Forum reveals that top executives rank these skills as increasingly necessary and essential for the future of work. In this workshop, we'll explore strategies and techniques, at the individual and collective level, for improving both our critical and creative thinking. Topics include: common biases that stymie creative and critical thinking, articulating disagreement without being disagreeable, overcoming psychological fixedness, and mastering productive brainstorming. Courageous Thinking prepares individuals for success in the dynamic future of work.

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PRACTICAL PRODUCTIVITY

(ALL STAFF)

Date

Thursday, April 4

11 am - 1 pm EST

Description

In today’s work climate, it’s imperative for people to know how best to manage their time, attention, and energy. Yet most trainings on the subject are only surface level, providing people with plenty of tools but little understanding of why productivity is such a struggle. In this workshop, we’ll take a deep dive and look at both the challenges of increasing our productivity and at the solutions. We’ll explore how to use our most productive time to complete our most important tasks. We’ll get to the root of our discomfort with the word ‘no’ — a highly productive word — and learn to protect our time by setting boundaries. We’ll discover how to manage the internal triggers that keep us distracted throughout the day. Finally, we’ll learn to improve our energy levels by taking smart breaks, connecting to meaningful work, and giving with intention. Participants will leave this workshop with a clear understanding of what their productivity challenges are and how best to address them.

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