Workshops

Training is your investment in the future

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If you were given the choice between two different doctors— one was trained, the other not— which one would you choose?

Even if there was no “up-front” cost for the untrained doctor? You still wouldn’t use them, would you?

Yet many business owners do not recognise the importance of employee training.

 

We wouldn’t hire unqualified employees. However, we hire them on specific skills and sometimes through the course of their employment they become under-qualified due to changing technology or the development of new methods.

 

Training presents a prime opportunity to not only expand the knowledge base of your employees but to also engage and show your employees you value them.

 

But many employers in the current climate find development opportunities expensive.

Training does come at a cost. As does not training.

 

'What if we train them and they leave?'business owners often ask

'What if you don't train them and they stay?' is my reply

 

The two biggest resources used for job training are time and money.

Some of the excuses not to train are:

 

“We are too busy to learn something new right now.”

“We just don’t have the money to pay for training.”

 

Employees attending training sessions also miss out on work time which may delay the completion of projects. However, despite these potential drawbacks, training and development provide both the individual and organisations as a whole with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment. The return on investment from training and development of employees is really a no brainer.

The universal question is how do we develop our people in a cost effective, timely manner in order to get the best results for our business?


When it comes to training and development and improving you and your teams’ skills SHORT, SHARP & PUNCHY is best.

We’ve put on our thinking caps and developed a series of practical, informative and dynamic sessions to deliver the maximum impact at the minimum output for you and your people.


Held monthly our workshops are delivered in 3 hour chunks and are structured in a way that makes it easy to implement quickly back in the workplace.


From dealing with difficult people to accelerating change, working more efficiently and coming up with ideas that give you a sneaky advantage, the way you and your employees think, feel and behave makes a big difference. Sometimes all the difference!

Building Resilience

Ever heard of VUCA?

It's an acronym coined by Warren Bennis in 1987 to describe the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of certain conditions and situations - and in our current climate, it's certainly VUCA out there!

How do we cope with this VUCA situation? How do we respond in times of uncertainty and volatility?
Being resilient (the ability to bounce back) is a great way to handle the ambiguity and complexity of what's going on in our workplace and our world.

In this 30 minute virtual workshop

  • We look at how to bounce back and the art of agility

  • We talk about the 5 C's of Resilience

  • We learn strategies to help us build our resilience

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Thursday 9th April 2020

The comfort of your own home

10am - 10:30am

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Limit: 

This virtual workshop is limited to 20 people

The High Performance Team

“A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

High performance teams are teams whose members are so actively engaged and dedicated that they produce results which are extraordinary. 

They work together to share information and resources, to find synergies and solve problems.

They are accountable to self and each other.

In this workshop

  • We talk about how to identify gaps that may exist in the current team structure

  • We learn how to  create a culture of improvement and innovation

  • We look at the 5 Characteristics of a High Performing Team

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Friday 8 May 2020

The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

We all know people who are in full control of their emotions. They're calm in a crisis, and they make decisions sensitively, however stressful the situation.

Emotional intelligence is a key skill in the workplace today. Leaders and Employees with high EQ are better able to work in teams, adjust to change and be flexible. 

In this workshop

  • We look at the 4 domains of Emotional Intelligence

  • We discuss the 18 core competencies

  • We discuss the benefits of Working with EI for yourself, your team and the business

  • We identify strategies and opportunities to apply EI in your role and in your personal life 

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Friday 12 June 2020

The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Effective Communication Skills

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill in today's world. Communication is a dynamic process and how you communicate can positively and negatively affect the relationships you have at work and in your life.

Everyday life requires strong communication skills and people with good communication skills usually enjoy better interpersonal relationships with colleagues, friends and family.

In this workshop

  • We discuss the 5 barriers to effective communication

  • How to truly listen

  • We look at 9 really effective Communication skills

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Friday 10 July 2020

The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Critical Thinking for Leaders

Critical thinking is the use of those cognitive skills or strategies that increase the probability of a desirable outcome. It is used to describe thinking that is purposeful, reasoned, and goal-directed - the kind of thinking involved in solving problems, formulating inferences, calculating likelihoods, and making decisions ... it's the kind of thinking that makes desirable outcomes more likely.

In this workshop

  • Learn how to recognise and apply the key components of the critical thinking process

  • Utilise non-linear thinking skills

  • Apply logical thinking to a problem

  • Understand what being a critical thinker means

  • Use critical thinking skills to evaluate information

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Friday 14 August 2020

The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Design Thinking for Business

Running a business is quite complex. One needs to deal with constantly changing business dynamics, manage multiple stakeholders, meet ever-growing customer needs and deal with an unknown future with certainty. Design thinking is an effective tool that leaders can use to drive their organisations and connect the dots better.

In this workshop

  • Understand how design thinking works in any business or organisation

  • Develop a growth mindset to identify key insights and opportunities

  • Identify how to use empathy as a key driver of innovation

  • Learn how to use creative thinking tools to generate betters ideas/solutions
        

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Friday 11 September 2020

The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Essential Skills for Managers and Supervisors

Being a manager or a supervisor is an exciting, but often daunting, prospect. The role offers challenges and opportunities at the same time. In order to be fully effective, you will need to consolidate existing skills and acquire a new range of management techniques and strategies.

In this workshop

We develop insights into what it takes to be an effective manager or supervisor

We explore key leadership styles

We look at how to negotiate and influence 

We discuss ways to handle conflict. 

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Friday 9 October 2020

The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Taking Care of Time Bandits

Time is a paradox. We never seem to have enough time and yet we have all the time there is.

Some people seem to get things done and be productive whilst many people feel out of control, both in their working and personal lives.

In this workshop

  • Identify your common time wasters

  • Overcome procrastination

  • Delegate effectively

  • Learn how to say no and be loved for it

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Friday 13 November 2020

The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

Dealing with Difficult People

We’ve all been there. Be it work, social or a family dinner, we’ve all found ourselves in situations where we have been forced to interact with people we find to be “difficult”.

For many of us, we’d rather swim with sharks than have to deal with challenging people but in order to survive and, dare I say thrive, in both business and in life, it's an important skill.

In this workshop

  • We identify the different types of difficult people

  • We learn how to manage our reactions 

  • We explore strategies to deal with team conflict 

  • We look at how we can handle those tough clients

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The Manyana Room,

Shoalhaven City Council,

Bridge Road, Nowra

8:30am - 11:30am

Cost: 

$125 pp incl GST

Cost: 

There is no cost for these talks. We only ask you to support us by a “pay what you can afford” style, if you get value from the talk and if it makes sense for you. 

More workshops available

Customer service skills

Building the home team

Understanding behaviours

Supervising others

Complete recruitment strategies

Leadership development

The art of change in the workplace

Design thinking

Organisational culture

Stress resilience & well being

Effective hr management

Presentation skills

Taking care of time bandits 

The art of sales

Creating robust employee experiences

 

All our workshops can be tailored to suit your organisation and your people.

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What People Say

Sue was incredibly adept at managing and communicating at all levels to all participants. She made the course material relevant and applicable. Thank you Sue

Lisa- Wagga Wagga Council