Organization Transformation Programs
Unlock Talent and Potential
The most important resource in any organization is the people. Organizations are transformed as people are transformed.
Whether an established business or nonprofit, a volunteer or community group, a movement or a team, your organization can benefit from our programs that focus on developing facilitation, coaching, communication and leadership competencies.
Our foundation course, ChangeMakers, provides a bold approach to facilitation with practical tools to:
- Deepen understanding of group dynamics and power
- Tap the yearning to build energized, productive teams
- Expand cultural intelligence and work on real-life challenges
- Create a culture of shared power, connection and inclusion
- Receive feedback and mentoring on your facilitation skills
- 11-month distance learning
- Weekly 90-minute teleclasses
- Peer learning groups
- Online group dialogue
- Assessment tools
In addition to powerful experiential activities, you'll also get peer support for creating a social change initiative based on a sustainable future with a triple bottom line—people, planet, profits.
Who should attend
ChangeMakers is for visionary leaders who are serious about supporting personal transformation and systemic social change.
If you are a seasoned trainer, facilitator, community leader, social justice activist or organizer who loves being on your growing edge as much as you love contributing to other's learning, you are in the right place!
Twelve curriculum modules provide the foundation for the ChangeMakers program:
Power & Privilege
Social Change Projects
Supporting Group Learning
Want to transform your organizational culture and put learning and people development at the forefront? Want a workplace where people are empowered to make their own decisions and have the skills to engage in challenging conversations?
You can with a little coaching power.
Research shows that effective leaders use coaching to bring out the best in their teams. Few leaders have the skills they need to do this well. And even fewer tap the value of using coaching across the whole organization to create a climate of continuous feedback and improvement.
Skills training is a vital part of the process, but there's more. Our consultants help your organization incorporate the coaching competencies into all levels of your organization, resulting in decreased staff turnover, increased productivity, and more satisfied employees.
7 Steps of Creating a Coaching Culture
...and get a solid return on your investment
1. Perform a coaching culture assessment
2. Address resistance to change
3. Select a pool of external coaches
4. Develop internal coaches
5. Expand leadership capacity
6. Align policies and procedures
7. Evaluate the program and measure the results
Not only does coaching contribute to personal and organizational transformation, it impacts the triple bottom line: people, planet and profits. Coaching serves as a springboard to address major social, economic, and environmental challenges of our times.
As a trailblazer in the field since 1998, Leadership that Works has been leveraging coaching in places where it’s needed most: cross-cultural organizations, developing nations, under-resourced communities, mergers and acquisitions, and multi-sector social change initiatives.
Want to transform the way people work together? Create a culture of compassion and authenticity? Collaborative Communication is a revolutionary way to change from a domination culture to shared partnership. Practicing compassion opens the door to a radically different consciousness that wakes people up to their full potential.
In many cultures, people focus their attention on judgment, blame and diagnosis, especially when in conflict. Collaborative Communication is a simple, profound process that trains us to shift our focus to the powerful human needs that motivate everything we do or say—such as respect, belonging, and understanding. With awareness of our own needs and the needs of others, we foster deep understanding. From here we can open up possibilities for flexible and creative solutions, even when we’re entrenched in conflict.
What skills will people learn?
Not only can you create the kind of organization you’ve always wanted, but we also support personal transformation. Profound shifts that inspire people to take leadership come from deep awareness, listening deeply, and expressing authentically, straight from the heart. This practical approach expands emotional intelligence and helps you overcome challenges. Your team will practice skill development which includes learning new ways to:
- Facilitate dynamic, inclusive meetings that bring out the best in people
- Co-create strategies based on the needs of all parties
- Change the dynamics of employee reviews to inspire professional development
- Listen deeply and expand emotional intelligence
- Make clear, doable requests that consider everyone’s needs
- Communicate in ways that prevent and resolve conflict
- Develop mediation skills so that both parties communicate without blame
How will individuals benefit?
Many people tell us that Collaborative Communication not only helps them with their relationships at work, but dramatically changes their relationships at home. By recognizing underlying thinking patterns that hinder communication, we can shift to a more life-serving way of listening and speaking. We can even benefit from understanding the underlying motives of complainers, dictators and trouble makers.
Practicing a simple 4-step model, you can communicate with increasing honesty and empathy. At the same time, you can transform blame into genuine trust and understanding. You can learn to make clear requests to get the results you want, especially in tricky situations. Some of the ways that people benefit are through:
- Self empowerment
- Deeper awareness
- Stress reduction
- Bridging cultural differences
- Harmonious relationships
Leaders all over the world are putting in longer and longer hours and getting more and more frustrated. Information overload, tighter budgets, fewer people, and global complexities contribute to the sense of feeling overwhelmed.
Our facilitators provide supportive, collaborative, challenging opportunities to help people claim their full leadership potential. You can expect to deepen your awareness of your impact as you step into leadership more fully.
Our interactive approach to leadership development results in greater resilience for your leadership team. Assessment tools, group activities and role-playing establish trust and collaboration that spark lasting change. A new culture of cooperation, commitment, and excellence leads to achieving desired results.
Because your group is unique, we start by assessing your needs and then custom-design a program that addresses the challenges of your organization. Programs may include:
- Leadership retreats
- Visioning processes
- Leadership coaching
Who will benefit?
Anyone who currently leads groups or teams, or is preparing to step into a leadership role.
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Call us now at 570-297-2270 or email to discuss your options at no charge and no obligation.