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First, thank you for considering Align for your development journey! We are slightly untraditional, and we like it that way. Please don’t ask us to change that. We don’t consider ourselves trainers or teachers, our team is made up of advisors.  

 

What exactly is an advisor? Well, what do you think of when you see that word? We asked around and the best response we’ve gotten, “expert opinion”. That fits! We do consider ourselves the experts, because we have put a lot of time and sweat into making sure that we can hold that title. However, more importantly, “opinion”. In development, there is no hard stuck facts. (don’t let anyone tell you there are) This is not a black and white area. Collectively our team has some pretty deep experiences, therefore we have some pretty deep opinions on what has worked, what hasn’t, and the circumstances surrounding them. The benefit to you, we’re open. Open to new ideas, news experiences, and new points of view. All that we ask, is that you’re open to.

 

Each course is customized, but more importantly is designed by us to be interactive and always able to roll with the punches, while still holding the structure that we know will help you and your team grow. We learn something new from every single group we meet, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. 

 

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10 Soft Sills

The meaning of Soft Skills can sometimes be difficult to describe. It can be that unique attribute or characteristic that facilitates great communication. It can be the special way that you show confidence in a challenging situation. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop. 

With our 10 Soft Skills You Need work shop your participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of soft skills. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, your participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career. 

Team Member Series, Building a Skillful Team

Attention Management

A distracted workforce is less than effective. Employees who do not pay attention to their work can waste valuable time and make careless mistakes. Attention management is a useful skill that allows managers to connect with their employees on an emotional level and motivate them to focus on their work and how to reach their personal and company goals. 

Management Series, Purposeful Leadership 

Lean Process & SIx Sigma

The last couple of decades small, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies have embraced Six Sigma to generate more profit and greater savings. So what is Six Sigma? Six Sigma is a data-driven approach for eliminating defects and waste in any business process. 

You can compare Six Sigma with turning your water faucet and experiencing the flow of clean, clear water. Reliable systems are in place to purify, treat, and pressure the water through the faucet. That is what Six Sigma does to business: treats the processes in business so that they deliver their intended result. 

What is “Sigma”? The word is a statistical term that measures how far a given process deviates from perfection. Sigma is a way to measure quality and performance. The central idea behind Six Sigma is that if you can measure how many “defects” you have in a process, you can systematically figure out how to eliminate them and get as close to “zero defects” as possible. 

C Level Series, General Business Intensive

Appreciative Inquiry

Organizations can be thought of living beings made up of the individuals working within it. Appreciative Inquiry has the ability to change the whole organization by change the people. Through positive questioning people will be directed to move in a positive direction. Recognizing the strengths and values of what works as opposed to what’s wrong will transform the individuals and thus transform the organization. 

Appreciative Inquiry is a shift from looking at problems and deficiencies and focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool for organizational change and it will strengthen relationships. Who doesn’t like to share good positive stores and events? Think about it. 

C Level Series, General Business Intensive

 

Goal Setting & Getting Things Done

Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. What makes a good goal? We touch on goal characteristics, time management, making a to do list, and what to do when setbacks occur. This workshop will provide the knowledge and skills for your participants to complete more tasks and get things done. Our Goal Setting and Getting Things Done workshop will cover strategies to help your participants overcome procrastination. These skills will translate into increased satisfaction in their professional and personal lives. Your participants will learn the Goal Setting characteristics of successful people and in turn will become happier and more productive individuals. 

 Team Member Series, Building a Skillful Team

Facilitation Skills

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy. With its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process, facilitation can help any organization make better decisions. This workshop will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as some tools that they can use to facilitate small meetings. 

Management Series, Purposeful Leadership 

Knowledge Management

Today’s culture thrives on knowledge. It is evident in the items we buy or activities we invest time managing. Possessing knowledge gives advantages in making the right decision or strategy to implement. The Internet distributes knowledge at split-second rates. Laptops and cell phones bring knowledge to our fingertips. As the old adage says, “knowledge is power.” 

Organizations have a wealth of knowledge accessible through the people they touch internally, like employees, and externally, like customers. Organizations that allow knowledge to go unmanaged may be giving their competitors the upper hand in the market. The organization that is able to capture, store, and retrieve knowledge effectively is then capable of learning as an organization. A learning organization is one where employees are empowered to change and develop new methods, thoughts, and strategies that will advance the mission of their organization. 

Knowledge Management is the establishment of a system that captures knowledge purposefully for incorporating into business strategies, policies, and practices at all levels of the company. This course will teach the learner how to initiate a knowledge management program at work. When it comes to knowledge management, any organization is able to implement a strategy. 

C Level Series, General Business Intensive

Business Acumen

Organizations can be thought of living beings made up of the individuals working within it. Appreciative Inquiry has the ability to change the whole organization by change the people. Through positive questioning people will be directed to move in a positive direction. Recognizing the strengths and values of what works as opposed to what’s wrong will transform the individuals and thus transform the organization. 

Appreciative Inquiry is a shift from looking at problems and deficiencies and focusing on strengths and successes. It is a tool for organizational change and it will strengthen relationships. Who doesn’t like to share good positive stores and events? Think about it. 

C Level Series, General Business Intensive

C Level General Business Intensive

This set of courses is designed for your CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, etc. Your C Level, or Executive, Team. Shifting your business from a vision, to a structure platform for growth. 

Management Series Purposeful Leadership

Purposeful Leadershp is designed to kickstart your managers leadership and mentorship skills to create the cutlutre and environment that has the ability to assist in and sustain your growth, while focusing on employee retention. 

Team Member Series, Building a Skillful Team

Put your team on the right path, from the beginning. It has been proven that an important factor in keeping team members happy, productive, and on your team is to invest in them from the beginning, Getting them into basic skills and goals off the bat will typically motivate wanting more knowledge, in turn, being more productive and loyal in their career. Equally as important, your team handeling your clients with care comes from basic skills that we sometimes overlook or just become numb to after some time. Whether it’s a first time or a refresher, Team Member Basics is crucial to Building a Skillful Team. 

In-House Workshops

Depending on the need of your team, you might find it more beneficial for our team to come to your team. This is a benefit that also comes with the Partnership Retainer, if interested in ongoing development and consultation. 

101 Workshops

One-on-One Coursework

For a one-on-one customizable course outline, we want to meet with you individually to really find out what it is that you need, what will be most beneficial for you, and also to find out what you don’t need. Once we have that all narrowed down, we will create a plan geared specifically towards you. 

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