Courses & Events

In this program, we discuss audience analysis (who is reading my message?), three content organization models, designing your message for specific outcomes, and the mechanics of clear, compelling writing.

Thursday, April 29, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
In this program, we explore the critically important change framework of tasks, relationships, and identities. We also examine how to have effective change management conversations and how to diagnose whether resistance to change is caused by thoughts, fears, or skill capacity.

Thursday, September 9, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
Just being great at your job is no longer enough. Technical competence is only half the picture in the current business landscape. Employers want professionals who possess high Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, which is an array of social competencies that determine how we relate to ourselves and others and how we deal with the demands and pressures of our work and family lives.

Thursday, June 17, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
Thursday, September 16, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
In this program, we explore the three essential levels of organizational culture: artifacts, espoused values, and underlying assumptions. We also discuss the five tribes - or team identities - that exist in most cultures, and how to ladder teams up to higher performance and higher levels of satisfaction. Finally, we investigate the role of five key dysfunctions in impeding cultural growth.

This course contains no sessions
Leaders with a strong professional brand are generally more impactful, influential, and effective in their roles. Having a better understanding of how your brand impacts your interactions with others can help you be a better leader.

Thursday, September 23, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)
Every leader succeeds because of the efforts and contributions of their teams, so coaching those teams for high performance is a critical management skill. High-performance coaching begins by identifying people's "starting points"- their career and life ambitions. Then, it explores the directions in which people need to move to achieve those visions, and the action steps they need to take to do so. In this program, we explore a 6-step coaching process designed to promote growth, development, and independent thinking. We also examine the 4 C's of coaching conversations. Finally, we learn a tool to assess the trust levels in working relationships.

This course contains no sessions
Tele-working is great for many people; it's flexible, convenient, and usually results in higher levels of productivity. However, it can be harmful to workplace communication and relationships because of its isolation and focus on tasks instead of on people. This workshop covers 10 easy techniques that are designed to enhance workplace communication and relationships, even if your team only sees each other face-to-face a few times a year.

This course contains no sessions
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Don't let it be you! Don't be that person who puts an audience to sleep with a poorly organized business presentation, a stammering, "uh, um, you know," speaking style, and slides that feature a zillion words but no clear ideas. This program, facilitated by Dr. Lee Stuart, long-time speaker and executive speaking coach, helps you avoid several all-too-common presentation problems. We explore the importance of non-verbal communication and learn to design our intended outcomes into our presentations. We learn to conduct audience analysis and how to craft compelling presentation openings and closings. Every participant in the program will deliver a live presentation and receive immediate feedback.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, Virtual Workshop (Overland Park, KS)