Professional Development

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Culture Fit 20/20

Organizations – now more than ever – are facing many new challenges. Culture Fit 20/20 is here to support the success of your goals. Begin your culture transformation by exploring our customized services.

People are the lifeblood of your culture – and your organization! We have pragmatic and proven disciplines and practical approaches to partner with you to help you develop your people. Growing your people will contribute to growing your organization’s results.

Professional Development Solutions

Development Planning

An engaged employee is a more productivity employee. This dives into key elements of planning with your employees, business and skills needs, and strategies for developing them in their skills, contributions, and careers. It will also assess and enhance effective two-way feedback.

Mentoring and Coaching

Education and applying skills are often significantly enhanced and more productive, when combined with informal or formal mentoring, and coaching.

Development Workshops

Half-Day, Full-Day or Two-Day workshops, designed to provide an overview, prepare a foundation and a more in-depth educational and “hands-on” experience. Instruction, exercises, and group interaction reinforce key topics, principles and practices. Held on-premises or virtually.

Training Modules

60-90 minute training Modules, focused around a specific skill, technique or topic. Perfect for lunch & learn or short training sessions. Held on-premises or virtually.

Let’s look together at how these solutions can further develop and engage your team. Contact us to explore how to get started.

Launch Employee Personalized Opportunity and Development Strategy (“PODS”)

 

An engaged employee is a more productivity employee. This dives into key elements of planning with your employees, business and skills needs, and strategies for developing them in their skills, contributions, and careers. It will also assess and enhance effective two-way feedback.

Scope: 

  • 4-6 Week Engagement

Objectives:

  • Review existing Employee development processes, templates
  • Review career tracks, options
  • Identify development opportunities
  • Review advancement pipeline scope
  • Employee, Manager Feedback process
  • Assess Performance Review process, gaps, changes
  • Scope PODS shape, structure

Employees:

  • Assessing skills, business and skills needs of individual work area, gaps
  • Shape your development planning strategy, goals
  • Communicating and managing your plan

Managers:

  • Shape development planning strategy, process, feedback
  • Communicating with your team
  • Assessing business and skills needs of your work area and your team, gaps

Deliverables: 

  • Development Plan, Performance Review templates

Mentoring and Coaching

Education and applying skills are often significantly enhanced and more productive, when combined with informal or formal mentoring, and coaching.

Mentor Engagement

Assess current skills transfer approach, process and tools. Create/update goals for mentoring, and design a mentoring approach and program (degree of formality is up to the client organization). Shepherd the program through early implementation.

Scope: 

  • Custom Engagement, up to 6 months

Objectives:

  • Assess skills transfer processes
  • Create/Update Mentoring goals
  • Design Mentor initiative structure, assignment/selection
  • Develop and document Mentoring program
  • Pilot, evaluate, adjust
  • Deployment and Training
  • Implementation

Deliverables:

  •  Mentor Program Guide

Leadership Coaching

Review interest, needs, and goals for coaching in the organization. Assess areas of need for coaching, i.e., Leadership coaching, Development coaching, Performance coaching, New manager coaching, training, New process implementation coaching. Scope, shape, and conduct a coaching pilot. Review findings, results, and recommendations.

Scope: 

  • Custom Engagement, 3-6 months

Objectives:

  • Review needs, areas, goals for coaching
  • Set coaching parameters, agreement (sponsor, coach, client),          measurements
  • Scope 1:1 / Group Coaching
  • Scope coach-client assignment
  • Select Pilot area, group
  • Conduct Coaching Pilot (3-6 mos.)
  • Develop Coaching Findings, Summary, Patterns,
  • Recommendations
  • Management Summary

Deliverables: 

  • Minutes (for each Client), Management Summary

Development Workshops

Scope: ½ to Full Day (or 2 Days)
Delivery: Group Workshops (On-premises or Virtual)
Deliverables: Presentation Visuals, Handouts, Assessment/Tool Reports when used

Managing Your Career – for Employees

Where are you taking your career? This session looks at a framework for assessing your key strengths, skills and interests; helps you identify or review your career goals; and build a strategy for developing your career trajectory within your organization. It also looks at assessing additional skills and areas for development.

Scope: ½ Day

Objectives:

  • Review framework for assessing key strengths, skills, interests
  • Career goals and strategy
  • Encourage individual career ownership and strategy
  • Prepare a foundation for career growth
  • Promote career vitality and resources – feed personal and                professional development
  • Tools: Use Strong Interest Inventory

Managing Your Career – for Managers

Where are you taking your career? This session looks at a framework for assessing your key strengths, skills and interests; helps you identify or review your career goals; and build a strategy for developing your career trajectory within your organization. It then looks at leadership styles and areas to develop further as a leader.

Scope: 1 Day

Objectives:

  • Review framework for assessing key strengths, skills, interests
  • Career goals and strategy
  • Identify Leadership styles, skills, gaps, development
  • Prepare a foundation for career and leadership growth
  • Promote career vitality and resources – feed personal and                professional development
  • Tools: Use Strong Interest Inventory
  • DiSC (investigating)

Working Effectively while Working Remotely (for Employees and Managers)

A significant percentage of the professional workforce has been forced to work from home, as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Work patterns have changed, and a growing number of organizations are either resigned, resolved, or actively planning to shift workspace requirements and work patterns in the future. This session will examine techniques, tips and best practices to not just survive in working in a home environment, but how to work productively and effectively.

Scope: ½ Day

Objectives:

  • Review key techniques and best practices in working from                home
  • Overview key elements of effective time management
  • Discuss keeping motivation, self-discipline and balance.

Managing Your Virtual Workforce
 (for Managers)

A significant percentage of the professional workforce has been forced to work from home, as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Work patterns have changed, and a growing number of organizations are either resigned, resolved, or actively planning to shift workspace requirements and work patterns in the future. This session will highlight key practices, approaches, and techniques to successfully managing a team in a mixed on-site and remote setting.

Scope: ½ Day

Objectives:

  • Overview key challenges and issues facing managers with                people in a virtual environment.
  • Discuss key practices and approaches to manage consistently.
  • Building team dynamics
  • Review tips and techniques to communicating and managing          your team working remotely

Communication

How effectively do you communicate? This session examines individual communication preferences, organizational expectations, internal and external communication, hearing and active listening.

Scope: ½ Day

Objectives:

  • Overview individual communication preferences
  • Self-Awareness, what you’re projecting
  • Interpersonal awareness, Non-verbal communication
  • Discuss and distinguish between hearing and active listening
  • Highlight focus, form and flow for internal and external communication
  • Communication covers a broad spectrum – this can be designed as a standalone workshop covering basics, or as a series of sessions/workshops to cover specific challenges, focus and skill needs of people within an organization.  

Examples: 

  • Interpersonal Skills – Effective Presentations – Facilitating
  • Modern Workforce/Culture, Diversity – Negotiating – Influence and Persuasion

Managing Your Manager

How well do you work with your immediate manager? This session explores identifying your work style and your manager’s work/leadership/management style, and ways that you can align the two to be more effective. In addition to managing your own work, how can you better connect with and “manage” your manager?

Scope: ½ Day

Objectives:

  • Assess your own work style and communication preferences
  • Assess your manager’s work style and leadership/management style, and their preferences
  • Examine strategies for proactively working and communicating with your manager
  • Tools: 360-degree Assessment (investigating)

Coaching Principles - for Managers

Your success as a leader depends on the success of your people. Part of effective leadership is helping your people to identify and work toward their full potential. Coaching is a powerful competency to help you empower others to apply their strengths and talents – and will help optimize their contribution and engagement, and foster an environment of success and growth.

Scope: ½ Day

Objectives:

  • Coaching vs. Managing, shifting agendas
  • Listening vs. Directing
  • Coaching for performance
  • Coaching for development and growth

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a growing discipline and increasingly key to working effectively and collaboratively in today’s and tomorrow’s environment. This session serves as a primer to overview the theory of EQ and introduce and apply some basic and powerful concepts and tools, toward more productive and healthy interactions and work.

Scope: ½ Day

Objectives:

  • Key components of Emotional Intelligence
  • Learning to be emotionally aware
  • Self- and Relational-awareness, projection
  • Control, and understanding and applying mindfulness

Training Modules

Scope: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Training, Q&A – e.g. Lunch & Learn (On-premises or Virtual)

Deliverables: Presentation Visuals, Handouts

Training Modules:

Goal Setting

Managing Your Time Effectively

Goal Setting

Each new year, we get an opportunity to set new goals that often get tossed aside a few months later. During the session, we will discuss reflecting on progress and setting realistic goals for the future. We will outline a goal-setting process that will allow you to hold yourself accountable.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of reflection and goal-setting
  • Outline goal-setting process
  • Build confidence, critical-analytical thinking and decision-making skills

Managing Your Time Effectively

We all have the same amount of time in a day. Yet some seem to have more success in leveraging their time. This session identifies key challenges, principles and practices of effective time management – that will help toward both professional and personal life.

Objectives:

  • Identify key challenges in managing our time
  • Planning and prioritizing time – Key practices
  • Dealing with interruptions
  • How to avoid and redirect procrastination

Success starts today!

with Culture Fit 20/20 Professional Development 

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

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