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Goal setting is the heart of any practical approach to performance management. Managers, leaders, and HR professionals all play an essential role in working with employees to set and prioritize tasks. The approach leaders take when working with employees to identify and move forward with goals can have a significant impact not just on the success (or failure) of that employee, but of the overall organization.

Learning Objectives

Attend this informative session and discover best practices for partnering with your employees to establish and prioritize key goals that are strategically aligned with the organization’s overall business objectives. Learn how to apply goal setting best practices for powerful organizational results.

Key topics covered include

  • Building a foundation for strategically aligned goals consistent with organizational priorities
  • Linking organizational goals to team goals, with direct-line-of sight to individual performer goals
  • How to establish goals through dialogue/two-way communication and employee involvement
  • Structuring actionable goals using the SMART framework
  • Setting expectations, priorities, and monitoring/evaluating progress along the way
  • Finding the balance to support employees toward success without micromanaging

Attend live or via recording (90 day access to recording).

This program is approved for 1.5 general HRCI credits and 1.5 SHRM PDC.

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It’s important to realize that people who are employed by the same company may not necessarily see themselves as a team and that they may not engage in teamwork even if they accomplish work together. Working together is not the same thing as teamwork.

MTI's Cultivating a Culture of Teamwork seminar covers practical tips and techniques for cultivating a culture of teamwork within organizations.

 

 

Topics covered include:

  • The functions and purposes of work teams
  • Stages of team development
  • Development of cohesiveness
  • Managing team conflict, and more.

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Team leaders
  • Team members
  • Employees
  • Business owners
  • HR professionals
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Are you tired of struggling to have your ideas heard and taken seriously in your company? Do you want to learn how to be more influential in your professional life? Do you want to play a key role in organizational decision-making, changes and strategic planning? If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, it’s important to learn how to develop your influence skills.

That’s exactly what you’ll learn how to do in MTI’s Cultivating Influence: How to Build Your Credibility, Establish Strategic Relationships & Influence Organizational Decision Making workshop. In order to become influential, you first have to understand the factors that lead to being viewed as a person with influence and commit to cultivating traits and skills within yourself that will position you as an influential professional who can have strategic impact.

Cultivating influence is essential to a being viewed as an effective leader – formal or informal – and is an important key to getting opportunities to have a strategic impact within your organization. Influence begins with establishing credibility and building effective relationships. People who are able to influence others – even without formal authority – are in a unique position to distinguish themselves as strategic-minded professionals, and they can have a real impact on organizational decision making.

Key Topics

Attend this informative program and learn:

  • Why it’s critical to develop the ability to influence others
  • Key differences between influence and authority – and how influence can be more impactful
  • What influence is based on/where it comes from
  • Key characteristics of influential people
  • Developing the mindset required to become influential
  • How to develop the credibility necessary to be viewed as an influencer
  • How to establish the strategic stakeholder relationships required to develop the ability to influence individuals and organizational decision-making
  • Key communication skills and strategies to establish yourself as an influential individual
  • How to build a consensus and why this is necessary for influence  
  • How and when to use bargaining and negotiation skills
  • Key considerations for overcoming change resistance
  • Ways to reinforce success by taking results to the bottom line/demonstrating ROI and organizational impact
  • Specific behaviors (to avoid) that hinder your ability to be viewed as an influential member of the organization   
  • Leveraging your influence to  have a positive impact on organizational decision making, strategic planning and organizational change

Who Should Attend

  • HR leaders
  • Other HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Those who aspire to be leaders
  • Career-focused professionals at all levels
  • Organizational Development (OD) professionals
  • Organizational Excellence professionals
  • Executives
  • Project Managers
  • Business owners

Program

This program can be delivered in varying lengths, ranging from a half-day workshop to a one-hour keynote presentation or webinar. Contact us to schedule a session for your company or organization.

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If you are committed to growing as a strategic leader (regardless of your current position or level), our Leadership Insights Workshop may be right for you. It includes the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders assessment and emphasizes practical solutions specific to your natural leadership style and best practices for effective leadership.

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Conflict is a natural part of every job and every relationship of significance. It's a fact that conflict is inevitable in the workplace. It’s also true that conflict isn’t an inherently negative thing. Conflict in and of itself is neither good nor bad. What matters is how conflict is handled – and conflict that is properly handled can strengthen workplace relationships. Effective leaders, managers and HR professionals must be adept at managing conflict.

The first step in being able to manage conflict effectively lies with recognizing what approach to take in the various types of situations that tend to arise in the workplace. Attend our Effective Conflict Management: How and When to Use 5 Key Strategies webinar and master the most widely recognized and utilized strategies necessary for effective conflict management. Learn how to recognize when to use a particular strategy and how to apply it effectively. Get practical suggestions you can apply in real-world workplace situations to improve the way you deal with conflict.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognize the potentially constructive and destructive nature of conflict
  • 5 key approaches for managing conflict effectively
  • Situations in which each strategy is (and is not) appropriate
  • Benefits and costs of each conflict management technique
  • Choosing the best approach to conflict management
  • Keys to handling conflict assertively
  • Guidelines for delivering messages in conflict situations

Key Benefits

Learning how to become adept at managing conflict can have a powerful impact on your professional effectiveness regardless of the position you are in or your career level. Conflict management skills are essential for managers, supervisors, leaders, HR professionals, project managers, and other employees at all levels.

Attend live or via recording (90 day access to recording).

This program is approved for 1.5 general HRCI credits and 1.5 SHRM PDC.

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Providing feedback to employees – positive and negative – is a vital part of every management job. Being able to give effective feedback to employees is a skill that every manager and HR professional needs to master. It’s essential for mangers to let employees know when they’re doing a good job and to let them know when improvement is needed. Attend this informative program and get practical tips and suggestions that you can immediately apply.

Learn How to Give Effective Feedback to Employees

It is a basic fact that employees need to know how they are doing at work. Simply put, they need to receive meaningful feedback from their supervisors on an ongoing basis, including praise and appreciation, as well as corrective feedback. It’s essential for mangers to let employees know when they’re doing a good job and when improvement is needed. These are important keys to managing performance and productivity, and also contribute to employee satisfaction, retention and engagement.

Managers, business owners and HR professionals alike need to know and apply the do’s and don’ts of providing effective feedback. Not only do they need to be in the habit of providing both positive and negative (as warranted) feedback in an effective way, they must be open to receiving feedback from employees. Attend this informative session for practical training focused on how to improve performance and employee engagement through mastering the art of giving and receiving effective feedback.

Topics Covered

Attend MTI’s Employee Feedback That Works seminar and learn:

  • Step-by-step guide to effective performance feedback
  • Common problems with employee feedback
  • Practical tips for giving effective employee feedback with examples
  • How to give feedback that makes a difference
  • Common mistakes that supervisors make when giving feedback and how to avoid making them.

Who Should Attend

  • Managers, supervisors and team leaders
  • HR professionals
  • Talent development professionals
  • Organizational development professionals
  • Business owners
  • Project managers
  • Leaders at all levels

Program

This program can be delivered in varying lengths, ranging from a half-day workshop to a one-hour keynote presentation or webinar. Contact us to schedule a session for your company or organization.

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Are you looking for a meaningful tool to reach your full potential as a leader? MTI’s Leadership Insights: Practical Solutions Tailored to Your Style workshop is not just another seminar with a workbook and a general theory on what it takes to be an effective leader. The simple fact is that there is not one right way to lead – and what works for one person might not work for you.

Key Benefits

Attend this interactive one-day workshop and learn your specific leadership strengths –with tangible solutions tailored to your personality and leadership style. You’ll develop key insights regarding the critical elements of leadership (vision, alignment and execution) and leave with real-world guidance tailored to your individual style.

As a participant in MTI’s Leadership Insights: Practical Solutions Tailored to Your Style workshop, you will complete the widely-recognized and validated Everything DiSC Work of Leaders adaptive assessment prior to the training. In the workshop, you will discover your unique leadership strengths and areas of opportunity within a practical framework you can immediately apply in your professional life for powerful results.

You’ll leave with concrete insights to empower you to make the most of your natural tendencies and personality style to move toward best practices for leadership – all in an engaging workshop tailored specifically to understanding your style of leadership.

Schedule your Leadership Insights: Practical Solutions Tailored to Your Style workshop today. Register for the next public workshop or contact us to schedule on-site training for your company or organization. 

Workshop Highlights

  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders assessment - Completed online
  • 20-page personalized leadership style assessment
  • Interactive training workbook
  • Professional training focused on leadership best practices specific to your style

This workshop will give you a new outlook on your approach to leadership and provide you with a personalized roadmap for moving toward best practices.

 

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In difficult times characterized by uncertainty and fear, effective leadership is critical. Leading through turbulent times is the ultimate test of effectiveness for a leader. Leading strategically in rapidly changing situations with many unknown factors is challenging, but you can do it. Attend this informative session and learn how to rise to the challenge of leading effectively in times of crisis.

Learning Objectives

This session emphasizes a practical approach for leadership action and communication during a crisis. Key topics include concrete how-to strategies leaders can apply to:

  • Reinforce vision as a point of focus throughout turbulent times
  • Utilize Maslow’s hierarchy to identify likely employee needs in light of the current situation and to structure communication and leadership practices accordingly
  • Demonstrate servant leadership by meeting team members where they are and providing what they need to the best of your ability
  • Implement effective crisis communication strategies (and structure!) to reduce misinformation
  • Set realistic expectations, both for what you can do and how you can expect team members to respond
  • Lay the groundwork for your team to stay cohesive through the crisis and come out stronger on the other side

Remember, anyone can steer a ship in calm waters. As a leader, you’re the captain of your team. It’s what you do now that will impact how your team weathers the storm. Join this informative session and discover how you can be the difference for your team.

Attend live or via recording (90 day access to recording).

This program is approved for 1.5 general HRCI credits and 1.5 SHRM PDC.

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This course covers essential skills and best practices focused on teaching participants how to be a good mentor in the workplace. It is appropriate both for peer mentors and managers/supervisors and other leaders whose roles involve mentoring.  

Learn How to Be a Good Mentor in the Workplace

Mentoring can be a powerful tool for employee development, though the success of such initiatives starts with ensuring that mentors have the skills that are necessary to help develop mentees. MTI’s one-day Workplace Mentoring 101 session is designed for individuals who are or are preparing to serve as mentors in employee development programs, as well as managers, HR professionals, and other leaders. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of key best practices for workplace mentoring and practical strategies for mentoring success.

Learning Objectives

Key focus areas of MTI's Workplace Mentoring 101: How to Be an Effective Mentor course include:  

  • Introduction to Mentoring: Characteristics & responsibilities of being a mentor, including establishing expectations and setting ground rules
  • Effective Feedback: Key skills for providing effective feedback in a mentoring relationship, including positive feedback (both appreciation and praise) and feedback focused on performance improvement.
  • Coaching Skills for Mentors: Mastering the do’s and don’ts of coaching-focused communication to motivate mentees to achieve their potential.
  • Relationship Management: Defining & developing the mentor/mentee relationship, including building trust and adapting to individual differences.

Who should attend:

  • Workplace mentors
  • Mentor trainees
  • Talent development professionals
  • Professionals preparing for a move to management/leadership
  • Organizational development professionals
  • High potentials
  • Individuals involved in onboarding
  • Peer leaders
  • Business owners
  • Human resource management professionals
  • Others who have management or leadership responsibilities

Course Length

This course is available as a full-day in-person workshop, though components of the program can be presented in a half-day in-person format or via a series of shorter webinars, such as 60 - 90 minute lunch and learn sessions. Contact us to schedule a session at any U.S. location.

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