Identify and Integrate Best-in-Class Solutions

A. Mentoring Solutions

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Customized Consulting Engagement For Mentoring Programs

Every organization could benefit from a fresh look at either implementing a successful mentoring program or invigorating their existing program.  Geared toward individuals who are responsible for mentoring and/or employee development in their company this engagement provides you with workable solutions to some of your mentoring challenges as well as a detailed calendar of organizational specific actions that mentees and mentors could take.

Services includes:

1. One hour customized consulting around your biggest challenges. A list of suggested actions based upon the unique culture/requirements of your organization.  Challenges might include:

  • Matching mentors and mentees
  • Sustaining the mentoring process
  • How to write actionable development goals
  • Elements of a great development plan
  • How to measure the success of the program
  • How to get organizational support

2. One hour intake meeting about specific organization related development activities that mentors and mentees could share at your organization.

3. A detailed monthly calendar, starting in January 2017, with suggested questions and organizational specific activities that mentors and mentees could take.

This engagement is customized around the culture of your organization, all recommendations will involve what is possible within your company, and what has been proven to work.

Fee: $3,000  [ Click to Order ]

Manager as Mentor & Coach Inventory

This multi-rater feedback instrument provides leaders with a comprehensive report of how well they meet the most common expectations and success factors necessary for leadership success in any organization. Participants receive a digital report of findings and an analysis toolkit to interpret the results. Can be used with groups or individuals.

Fee: $145  [ Click to Order ]

2017 Calendar of Mentoring Activities

One of the challenges of mentoring programs is sustaining the mentoring relationship throughout the year. This off-the-shelf 12-month calendar lists and explains quick, high-energy activities for mentoring pairs that require a short time commitment with measurable goals for success.

Fee: $50 per calendar   [ Click to Order ]

B. Assessment Tools

Manager as Mentor & Coach Inventory

This multi-rater feedback instrument provides leaders with a comprehensive report of how well they meet the most common expectations and success factors necessary for leadership success in any organization. Participants receive a digital report of findings and an analysis toolkit to interpret the results. Can be used with groups or individuals.

Fee: $145  [ Click to Order ]

Interaction Style Profiles

  • Recognize your own style of interaction and use it to enhance your strengths.
  • Plan critical business interactions such as sales calls and customer meetings before they occur.
  • Tailoring your approach to the communication style of others for more successful interactions.
  • Manage interpersonal tension by behaviorally flexing.

Product details and instructions sent within two business days.

Fee for Government Clients: $20.00   [ Click to Order ]

Fee for Corporate Clients: $25.00   [ Click to Order ]

C. Training Solutions

Conducting Effective Meetings

This workshop begins with participants completing an assessment that identifies practices that may be interfering with effective meetings. The course then provides information on and practice in the essential skills both leaders and participants need to ensure that all meetings are effective. These skills include:

  • How to be a responsible meeting leader and participant, how to run and participate in a problem-solving meeting
  • How to facilitate productive discussions.

Objectives:

  • Identify common meeting problems.
  • Know the reasons for ineffective meetings.
  • Know the types of meetings and how to select the one best suited to the business purpose.
  • Understand the stages of group development and how they affect meeting behavior and productivity.

Course Length: One day

Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Investment for Workshop: $2,995.00 [ Click to Order ]

Leadership for Non-Supervisors

Description: The workshop is designed for individuals who are not yet supervisors. The course will prepare them with the experience, knowledge and ability to fill a leadership void when necessary. At any time an individual contributor can influence an outcome, decision process or procedure, therefore displaying leadership capability. To achieve desired results leadership skills are required.

Course Objectives for this course are to enable participants to develop leadership skills by:

  • Reviewing seven major leadership theories
  • Examining different leadership styles
  • Determining  appropriate styles based on situations
  • Assessing current  leadership skills
  • Developing one’s own leadership skills

Course Length: One day

Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Investment for Workshop: $2,985.00 * [ Click to Order ]

* Printed materials are NOT included with this workshop.  Boxer Advisors will provide a camera ready copy of participant material to be reproduced internally.

Leading in Turbulent Times

Leaders should participate in this course if…

  • Your business, department, or team feels as if it is being bombarded with an unprecedented number of changes.
  • You, and others, are often surprised by situations and there seems to be little predictability to what is being altered.
  • You are frequently faced with the need to deliver unpopular news to others, sometimes about decisions you didn’t make.
  • Your direct reports, peers, and team members look to you for direction when a challenge hits.
  • In the midst of difficult situations, you wonder if you should be involving others more—or simply handling decisions on your own.
  • You wish that you could be less reactive to difficult situations and changes and more in control of your work outcomes.
  • Your team members and direct reports don’t seem to be able to handle change and challenges as well as you would expect for their level of experience and knowledge.

Course Length: 1 day

Maximum Number of Participants: 15

Investment for Workshop: $2,995.00 [ Click to Order ]

How to Give Performance Feedback

This course stresses the importance of establishing clear expectations and performance measures and providing ongoing feedback to ensure effective employee performance. The course provides information and practice in writing performance elements and standards. Course activities include self-assessments, small group exercises, games, and discussions to ensure that participants acquire key skills for managing performance.

Objectives

  • Describe the steps in a performance management model.
  • Learn how to establish performance expectations and when to intervene when performance is less than expected.
  • Develop performance objectives and measures that employees can use to manage their own performance.
  • Understand the impact of organizational culture and informal expectations on performance.
  • Monitor and diagnose performance problems and help individuals who are falling short of performance expectations.
  • Give feedback to sustain and improve employee performance.
  • Plan and conduct a performance review.

Course Length: 1 day

Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Investment for Workshop: $2,995.00 [ Click to Order ]

High Impact Conversations: Handling Difficult Topics

Half day program for 20 participants 

In this workshop, participants learn what causes difficult conversations and how to prepare for them. We provide instruction on proven communication techniques that help difficult conversations go more smoothly. The workshop also includes information on how to handle the emotional issues that come up in performance appraisal conversations.

Outcomes:
• Know the causes of difficult conversations
• Know how to prepare for difficult conversations
• Be able to apply proven communication techniques so that difficult conversations go more smoothly
• Know how to use four helpful communications styles and avoid four harmful styles

Fee: $2,850  [ Click to Order ]

Innovate, Create, Relate: Making New Ideas Work in Your Organization

One day program for 20 participants

Creativity in the business world results in improvements, new products, new solutions and acceptance of change. Creativity opens doors for innovation and empowerment. Both are important elements for business growth and for customer loyalty.

This skill-based program breaks creativity into usable and, most importantly, learnable components. Managers, supervisors, leaders and individual contributors can implement an entire creativity process with a team or work independently to generate new ideas and solve problems. Each participant works on a group project as well as a “real life” project from the workplace. All learn that creativity is an important part of business growth and customer satisfaction in the workplace.

Outcomes:
• Recognize the components necessary in order to be creative
• Generate ideas and possible solutions to problems in groups or as an individual
• Narrow alternatives in a structured and criteria-specific way
• Sell new ideas and changes to those who are affected by them
• Evaluate the results of ideas on the individual, the organization and the community
• Enjoy problem solving from a fresh perspective

Fee: $3,500  [ Click to Order ]

Spring Cleaning: Creating Productive Environments

One day program for up to 25 participants 

An OfficeMax study found 87% of workers admit that when their work space is cluttered they “feel less productive” and one in five employees admits having trouble prioritizing. In this one-day seminar with Barbara Hemphill, up to 25 attendees learn the skills to organize and prioritize for maximum organizational success.

Outcomes:
• Unlock the secret to deciding what can be safely tossed
• Avoid the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to eliminating information
• Boost productivity with a proven system for establishing priorities in 60 seconds or less
• Protect valuable information by eliminating the fatal flaw in most filing systems
• Minimize the legal risk of keeping unnecessary information

Fee: $5,000  [ Click to Order ]

Multi-Generations: Secrets to Highly Functioning Organizations

Half day program for 15 participants 

All organizations are facing challenges within today’s four-generation workplace. Whether your sixty-something team members are having trouble communicating with their twenty-something counterparts, or your new wunderkind manager is wrestling to earn the respect of the Baby Boomers he oversees, we can help bridge the gaps that hurt productivity and morale.

Our training about the multiple generation workforce is perfect for organizational diversity initiatives as well as for managers who are struggling to understand generational differences. Our team offers innovative learning experiences for managers and employees of all generations. Participants gain awareness of the business issues associated with a four-generation workforce. They build appreciation across generations and learn critical skills and steps to bridge the generation gaps, including what works and what doesn’t when it comes to motivating members of each generation; how each generation communicates, and the best leadership styles for each.

Use a skill-focused training workshop to arm your managers and supervisors with essential skills and actions they need to lead in today’s multi-generational workplace. This workshop is a highly interactive, results-oriented learning solution that looks at your workforce through a generational lens. It delivers the practical advice, skills, and tools that today’s managers must have.

Outcomes:
• Understand the forces that shape values and behaviors at work
• Address generational stereotypes
• Identify the key motivators for each generation
• Identify actions to hire, on-board, coach, engage, and retain each generation
• Improve communication skills critical to bridging the generation gap
• Create an action plan to improve specific workplace relationships
• Practice the skills most needed to engage members of every generation

Fee: $5,000  [ Click to Order ]

Productive Environment In-House Training Day

An OfficeMax study found 87% of workers admit that when their workspace is cluttered they “feel less productive” and one in five employees admits having trouble prioritizing. In this one-day seminar with Barbara Hemphill, up to 25 attendees will:

  • Unlock the secret to deciding what can be safely tossed
  • Avoid the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to eliminating information
  • Boost their productivity with a proven system for establishing priorities in 60 seconds or less.
  • Protect valuable information by eliminating the fatal flaw in most filing systems
  • Minimize the legal risk of keeping unnecessary information

Fee: $5,000 (including travel)   [ Click to Order ]

D. Organization Development Consulting

Targeted Organizational Assessment

Our Targeted Organizational Assessment is a 90-minute presentation to your organization, based on organizational assessment and identifying specific strategies to address your organization’s unique challenges. Assessment includes:

  • Five-question survey to capture the essence of client culture (maximum of 100 respondents to survey)
  • A written report with summary of responses and recommendations on no-cost and low-cost solutions to address the survey findings
  • Meeting with leadership to present findings and make recommendations that are most likely to impact the organization

Fee: $1,925   [ Click to Order ]

Strategic Consulting Session

Our Strategic Consulting Session is a one-on-one consulting session to help develop a personal action plan to address your organization’s most pressing OD challenges. Session includes:

  • One hour of consulting focused on what you can do in the next 90 days to address your organization’s most pressing OD challenges
  • Top 10 strategies that will produce measurable results
  • Action plan to implement at least three no-cost or low cost solutions

Fee: $825   [ Click to Order ]

Productive Environment In-House Training Day

Research by Brother International found that collective messy desks and time spent looking for misplaced items costs corporate America $177 billion annually.  An OfficeMax study found 87% of workers admit that when their space is cluttered they “feel less productive” and one in five employees admit having trouble prioritizing what they should throw away – yet 80% of what is kept is never used.

The average organization:

  • creates 19 copies of each document;
  • spends $20 in labor to file each document;
  • spends $120 in labor searching for each misfiled document;
  • loses 1 out of every 20 documents;
  • wastes 25 hours recreating each lost document

In addition, the typical worker sends an receives an average of 167 emails per day and spends 30% of their day creating, organizing, reading and responding to email.

A “Productive Environment” is in intentional setting in which everyone can accomplish their work.  This presentation offer time-tested Productive Environment principles developed by Barbara Hemphill over 30 years and implement by thousands of clients in offices around the world, including:

  • Clutter is Postponed Decisions®
  • The Art of Wastebasketry®
  • The File-Act-Toss SYSTEM™
  • Hemphill’s Principle
  • The 7 Information Management Questions
  • The Magic 6: 6 Components of a Productive Office

Seminar attendees will:

  • Unlock the secret to deciding what can be safely tossed
  • Avoid the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to eliminating information
  • Boost their productivity with a proven system for establishing priorities in 60 seconds or less.
  • Protect valuable information by eliminating the fatal flaw in most filing systems
  • Avoid the legal risk of keeping unnecessary information

Fee for One day presentation with Barbara Hemphill for up to 25 people  – $5,000 (including travel) [ Click to Order ]

Barbara Hemphill, a Productivity Expert, helps people eliminate the physical, digital, emotional and spiritual clutter that prevents them from accomplishing their work and enjoying their lives.  Barbara has spent 35 years showing people how to de-clutter their environment and boost their productivity as a result. Starting with a $7 ad in a New York newspaper, she has built an international organization that works with individuals and corporations from mom & pop businesses to Fortune 100 companies, and even the US Senate.

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