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Droste Has a History of Delivering Quality Solutions

Our in-person and virtual workshops are highly facilitative and impactful. We actively engage learners so that they can apply their new skills immediately.

Our experienced facilitators use a coaching approach to learning and know how to leverage learning moments to maximize a learner’s experience. 

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Leadership Competencies​

Each of our courses are mapped to one or more of six competency focus areas. We understand that leaders need to be proficient in all six of these competencies to ensure success in their roles. Analyzing the needs of your workforce through the framework of these competency areas will help you navigate this course catalog and select the right content for your learners.

Understand yourself and how your behavior is perceived by others

Work well with all individuals, up, across, and down the organizational chain through building strong, trust-based relationships

Critically think and solve problems required in your organization across functions and geographies

Efficiently and effectively manage workload for maximum results and personal balance

Understand the important role of leadership and effectively lead others

Build cohesive, product teams

Solutions to fit your needs

Course Catalog

The catalog is organized by course information, course summaries, and course descriptions. The full course descriptions will give you a solid understanding of course objectives, benefits, and durations.

All Courses
Accountability
Performance Management
Conflict
Emotional Intelligence
Influence
Relationships
Change Management
Coaching
Collaboration
Matrix Organizations
Communication
Leadership
Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Problem Solving
Strategic Leadership
Time Management
Delegation
Feedback
Personal Style
Agility
Trust
Team Dynamics
Team Leadership
Presentation Skills
Diversity and Inclusion
Unconscious Bias
Interviewing Skills
Remote Teams
Goal Setting
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Accountability at Work
Accountability, Performance Management

On one side you have identifying what is most important and going after it with laser-like focus. On the other side, you have encouraging others and motivating them to achieve goals. Can you drive for organizational results and increase employee engagement? The answer is yes. This course will guide you in identifying day-to-day actions and achievements of long-term goals, examine your current attitude and approaches to accountability, and set a foundation for a culture of accountability and drive for results in your organization.

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Building Effective Relationships with Emotional Intelligence
Conflict, Emotional Intelligence,Influence, Relationships

The quality of a leader’s relationships with direct reports, colleagues, and customers is directly tied to success. This course explores how understanding emotional intelligence can help build professional relationships that are positive, productive, and effective. Emotional intelligence is made up of two main skills: personal competence, which is the ability to recognize and manage your own feelings; and social competence, which is the ability to manage your interactions by recognizing and responding to others’ feelings and behavior. Mastering both competencies is key to building effective relationships overall and underpins other leadership skills. This course also explores two of those skills—exercising influence and managing conflict—in the context of emotional intelligence.

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Change Management
Change Management

The ability to change is key to survival. Change is in every new project, every new customer, and every improvement in products or services. This course teaches the skills that individuals need to navigate and lead others through times of change. Learners will take the Change Style Indicator assessment to learn their personal change readiness style. They will also learn reasons people resist change and explore the stages people go through when moving through change. Finally, learners will learn techniques to secure commitment for change when leading a project or a team. The full-day version of this course includes a business simulation that provides an opportunity to apply change management skills.

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Coaching Skills for Leaders
Coaching, Performance Management

A key responsibility of an experienced leader is to contribute to the professional growth of others. Droste’s Coaching Skills for Leaders Program readies leaders to demonstrate the skills, ideals, and best practices needed to serve their colleagues in a coaching role. The concepts of mindset, trust, and presence are examined in the context of the Droste Coaching Process, as learners have the opportunity to practice key communication techniques and engage in self-reflection. Proven techniques for coaching challenging people are also discussed.

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Coaching Skills for Coaches
Coaching, Performance Management

Droste’s Coaching Skills for Coaches presents a comprehensive, integrated approach to preparing leaders for success as internal coaches in their organizations. By combining a six-part workshop series with self-assessments, individual coaching sessions, self-study and reflection, and coaching practice, this program provides critical knowledge, insights, and skills that align with the competencies set forth by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Learning topics in this six to twelve-month program include the Droste Coaching Model, mindset, presence, powerful questioning, mindfulness, personal style, emotional intelligence, ethics, trust, communication, conflict management, change management, goal setting, accountability, and commitment in the context of the coaching relationship.

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Collaborating for Organizational Impact
Collaboration, Matrix Organizations

An increasingly complex and global workplace demands a more sophisticated approach to collaboration in order to achieve success. As organizations look to move from traditional structures to new delivery models, from fixed mindsets to a focus on growth and possibility, and from variability to consistency, the ability to collaborate between individuals, teams, and functions is critical. This program explores collaboration in an environment where goals, resources, and responsibilities may align or compete. Our proprietary model presents collaboration as a process, noting how it differs from cooperation and consensus and emphasizing the necessary skills. Learners will have an opportunity to practice new skills using business scenarios and plan for application when they return to the workplace.

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Communicating with Impact
Communication

As George Bernard Shaw famously said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” We spend our workday exchanging messages with our colleagues and customers through words that are spoken and written as well as through our behaviors, often without giving these a second thought. However, communication is a complex process that is essential to the success of individuals, teams, and organizations. The ability to communicate in a way that is effective, concise, and appropriate is crucial at all levels of an organization, and thus it is a critical skill to examine and develop. Communicating with Impact combines the theoretical with the practical to present communication as an essential business tool that builds relationships, increases productivity, and underpins results when done effectively.

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Conflict Management
Conflict

Every person faces conflict at work. When left unmanaged, conflict creates undue stress on the individual and a loss of productivity in the organization. What makes conflict negative or positive is the way in which it is handled. This course describes five styles of conflict and how to best use each mode based on the situation, and it informs learners of their own natural conflict mode. Learners will also apply Droste’s Healthy Conflict Model and learn practical tools to help them manage conflict in their own lives.

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Courageous Leadership
Leadership

Today’s complex business challenges frequently require leaders to act with courage. This program helps learners define and understand the importance of courage in a leadership context. Learners will explore the factors that enable or limit a leader’s ability to demonstrate courage in general and in the culture of their organization. They will reflect on their own mindset and behaviors and identify opportunities to break out of their “comfort zone” and act with greater courage in the workplace. The learning experience includes an opportunity for practice and concludes with action planning and personal commitment.

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Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Strategic Leadership, Time Management

Leadership surveys across a range of industries and disciplines consistently identify the ability to think critically as essential to success. Critical thinking underpins a range of responsibilities and actions that leaders take on every day, such as decision making, problem solving, strategic planning, innovating, and managing risk. As jobs and professional relationships are increasingly complex, and interconnectivity among departments means that even small decisions can have big impact, critical thinking skills are a key to both individual and organizational effectiveness.

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Customer Focus: Dazzle ALL Your Customers
Relationships

Customer focus is a part of all our roles. To be customer focused is to be dedicated to exceeding customer expectations for both your external and your internal customers. Through this course you will seek to identify who your customers are and the opportunities to improve their customer experience. You will explore systems to identify improvements in products, services, and/or procedures. Through the Everything DiSC® assessment you will discover the most impactful way of communicating to meet the needs of your different customers. This highly regarded tool will help build relationships based on trust and respect.

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Delegating for Success
Delegation, Performance Management

Every leader faces the challenge of achieving results through others. The ability to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities is a key part of meeting that challenge. In this course, learners will examine their current attitudes toward and approaches to delegation. They will learn a process for delegating tasks and responsibilities that positions employees for success, and they will practice utilizing that process in a real-work situation. They will also explore the dynamics of accountability and learn the behaviors and practices that set the foundation for a culture of accountability on a team or in an organization.

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Delegation and Accountability
Accountability, Delegation, Performance Management

The ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities to employees and hold them accountable for results is central to any leadership role. In both the In-person and virtual versions of this program, learners will examine practical, thoughtful approaches that promote effectiveness in both of these elements of managing performance. Self-assessments, individual reflection, group discussion, and scenario work are used to engage learners and build skills.

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Effective Feedback
Feedback, Performance Management

The practice of giving and receiving feedback often and well is of considerable benefit to both the individual and the organization. Despite its importance, the feedback process is often seen as daunting and potentially uncomfortable. This course addresses the apprehensions and motivations associated with feedback and presents the feedback process as invaluable, rewarding, and critical to cultivating a healthy workplace culture. It emphasizes the skills and best practices that promote a productive feedback experience, and it uses communication models and techniques that learners can use to plan and engage in their own feedback conversations.

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Emotional Intelligence
Conflict, Emotional Intelligence, Influence, Relationships

Although the range of competencies that define an effective leader is broad and varied, at the core is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize and manage your feelings and respond to the feelings and behaviors of others. This course explores how the elements of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management—are demonstrated in the workplace and how those competencies can be practiced and developed to increase a leader’s effectiveness.

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Everything DiSC® Agile EQ
Personal Style, Relationships, Agility

Everything DiSC Agile EQ helps learners explore the concept of emotional intelligence and introduces the idea of Agile EQ—the ability to stretch beyond one’s comfort zone and adopt the optimal response in a given situation. It helps participants understand the need for and value of a variety of responses and provides tips and guidance for learning to stretch to those responses that might initially feel uncomfortable. This will help learners become better at navigating different workplace challenges and interactions.

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Everything DiSC® Management
Personal Style, Relationships

Everything DiSC® Management teaches learners to learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively. This course focuses on your DiSC Management Style, directing and delegating, motivation, developing others, and working with your manager.

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Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict
Conflict, Personal Style

Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict teaches learners about their personal conflict management styles so that they can approach conflict situations in a productive way. Learners increase their self-awareness regarding productive and destructive conflict behaviors and learn how to effectively respond to conflict in the workplace. Droste’s full-day Productive Conflict course combines the DiSC content with a conflict model that breaks down a healthy conflict conversation and allows for planning, practice, and feedback.

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Everything DiSC® Sales
Personal Style, Relationships

Everything DiSC® Sales teaches learners to learn how to read the styles of their customers. The result is salespeople who adapt their styles to connect better—and close more sales. This course focuses on three vital areas: Understanding your DiSC Sales Style, recognizing and understanding customer buying styles, and adapting your sales style to your customer’s buying style.

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Everything DiSC® Work of Leaders
Personal Style, Relationships

Everything DiSC Work of Leaders is an integrated leadership program that focuses on building understanding, self-awareness, and skills to assist leaders in effectively leading a group or organization to achieve business outcomes. Based on the book The Work of Leaders by Julie Straw, Mark Scullard, Barry Davis, and Susie Kukkonen, this program uses best-practice research to teach the process most effective leaders follow. The program gives learners a fundamental language and clear framework for leading and supports behavioral change through teaching the skill sets required to increase business performance. This program focuses on the fundamental work of leaders: the process of creating a Vision, building Alignment around that vision, and championing Execution of the vision.

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Everything DiSC® Workplace
Personal Style, Relationships

Everything DiSC Workplace® can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace. Using online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up, the result is a personalized learning experience. Learners understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships.

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Everything DiSC® Workplace Certification
Personal Style, Relationships

This program provides facilitators and coaches with the skills they need to competently and confidently deliver the Everything DiSC Workplace program. Whether they utilize Everything DiSC Workplace in the classroom or as part of a one on-one coaching session, facilitators at all levels have much to gain from becoming certified in the program. The certification workshop combines online prework with classroom learning to prepare learners to administer and discuss DiSC results with individuals and teams.

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Exercising Influence
Influence

The ability to influence others is an essential skill for both established and emerging leaders in the workplace. This program explores two primary influence orientations and five unique influencing styles that allow leaders to make connections, gain buy-in and support, promote ideas, maximize opportunities for collaboration and cooperation, and get results. Learners use the Influence Style Indicator assessment to determine which of these styles is most dominant for them, which are preferred, and which are underutilized, all of which is summarized in a personalized feedback report. This personalized report addresses individual strengths and challenges, explains how to address underutilized styles, and provides tips for utilizing influence effectively.

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™
Accountability, Conflict, Trust, Team Dynamics, Trust

Through the use of activity, video review, and discussion, an intact team is led through the powerful Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ model, learning and practicing the behaviors that will make the team more cohesive and improve its performance. This workshop improves learners’ abilities to apply The Five Fundamentals, which build on one another to create a strong team: building trust, mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability, and focusing on results.

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The Five Behaviors—Personal Development
Accountability, Conflict, Team Dynamics, Trust

This program focuses on making individuals better teammates using the team-development process described in Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling book The Dysfunctions of a Team. Anchored in individual assessments based on the Everything DiSC model, The Five Behaviors—Personal Development helps individuals better understand and internalize the principles of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and provides a common language that can be used in organizations. Through individual work, video review, and group discussion, learners build a level of self-awareness and skill that will enhance their personal effectiveness as team members.

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The Great Workplace
Leadership, Team Leadership, Trust

Based on many years of research and training conducted at the Great Place to Work® Institute—producers of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® Annual List—The Great Workplace: Building Trust and Inspiring Performance Workshop provides managers with a set of powerful, effective exercises that will help them understand the conceptual and practical considerations of creating a high-trust work environment.

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Impactful Presentations
Communication, Presentation Skills

Whether giving a presentation is an occasional task or a routine responsibility, leaders are expected to shine while informing, educating, or making a case in front of an audience. Presentation skills increase a leader’s influence. This course teaches learners how to develop and deliver a presentation that is impactful and compelling, no matter its purpose. Learners will learn how to plan and organize a presentation and apply best practices for engaging an audience, utilizing visuals, maintaining an appropriate energy level, and making a call to action.

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Inclusion in the Workplace
Diversity and Inclusion, Relationships, Team Dynamics, Unconscious Bias

Inclusion has become a priority for many organizations, for good reason: companies that adopt inclusive practices outperform those who do not. Inclusion means actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches, and styles to maximize individual and business success. Droste’s Inclusion in the Workplace program allows learners to explore inclusion as an important element of organizational success, and to review the characteristics and best practices of inclusive leaders and organizations. Learners discuss the nature and impact of unconscious bias on behavior and learn ways to mitigate its effects. Finally, learners leave with an action plan for increasing their own effectiveness as inclusive leaders.

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Interviewing with Confidence
Interviewing Skills

In any organization, selecting the right person for the right job is a challenge. Successfully meeting that challenge helps your organization keep turnover low, keep morale high, and achieve results. Leaders can take the first step in that direction by conducting candidate interviews effectively and with confidence. This class teaches learners how to assess the competencies necessary to be successful in a job and how to ask appropriate, targeted interview questions that elicit meaningful responses.

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The Leadership Challenge
Leadership, Team Leadership

Based on the bestselling and award-winning book The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, this workshop demystifies leadership development and approaches it as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. It establishes a unique underlying philosophy that leadership is everyone’s business.

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Leading Across Generations
Diversity and Inclusion, Team Leadership

In today’s workplace, it is common to find four generations represented in the employee population. This multigenerational environment presents both challenges and opportunities for managers as they work to keep all employees engaged, motivated, and performing at a high level. Managing Across Generations explores the typical behaviors, work habits, values, cultural expectations, and other preferences employees of all ages bring to their professions. This affects how they communicate, interact, and learn both as individuals and in teams. This program shows managers how to move beyond stereotypes and labels to cultivate a dynamic of inclusiveness and respect for the strengths that workers from all generations bring to the organization.

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Leading in a Matrix
Interviewing Skills, Matrix Organizations

Leading in a matrix organization presents unique demands and challenges. Without effective leadership in this highly complex environment, the competition for resources and a lack of role clarity can jeopardize accountability and trust. Success in a matrix requires particular attention to certain key skills, including collaboration, decision making, conflict resolution, communication, influence, and performance management, often applied in new ways. In this program, learners will explore the matrix structure, its function and importance, and its impact on how individuals work and how leaders get results.

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Leading Teams
Team Leadership

Droste’s Leading Teams program presents a foundation for success upon which a leader can develop a personal leadership style. Based on the powerful Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ model, this course will position leaders to focus on and foster the behaviors that will make the team more cohesive and improve its performance. Learners will learn the role of a team leader in enabling their team to build trust, master conflict, achieve commitment, embrace accountability, and focus on results. This unique take on the Five Behaviors model presents strategies and practices that support a leader’s efforts to build these behaviors and allows for reflection and planning according to each participant’s needs.

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Leading Virtual Teams
Remote Teams, Team Leadership

Leading Virtual Teams addresses the challenges and opportunities presented to leaders when direct reports and other colleagues are spread across work locations. Learners will learn to leverage the dynamics and characteristics of high-performing teams in the context of remote-worker situations. The course considers a range of factors, including culture, company policies, and leadership styles and preferences. It incorporates situational and scenario-based learning activities that allow learners to apply best practices. Learners will leave the course with an action plan they can apply immediately to improve their effectiveness by optimizing team relationships and the productivity of all workers, whether they are in the next cube, the next county, or the next time zone.

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Listening: The Power of Not Speaking
Communication

Listening is not about simply being quiet; listening is a critical skill. Active listening helps make connections between ideas and information. It can help us change our perspective and challenge assumptions. Listening shows appreciation which can enhance our work relationships. Conversely, poor listening negatively impacts productivity and working relationships. This course will guide you through developing an understanding of the importance of listening, explore listening and communication models, and recognize listening as a conflict improvement strategy.

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Mindset for Leaders
Leadership, Team Leadership

Mindset is a critical element of a leader’s success. Skill building only translates to behavior change when filtered through a healthy mindset. It determines the way we think about, approach, and interpret situations in the workplace and directly influences the quality of our actions, decisions, and relationships. Cultivating a mindset that enhances effectiveness and enables success must be a priority for any genuine leader. This course enables learners to examine the leadership mindset as a concept (e.g., fixed vs. growth), as a manifestation of their personal values and experiences, and as the product of organizational culture. Learners also consider the impact of their mindset as a leader on individuals and the organization, and they conclude by crafting a galvanizing, powerful, and personal mindset statement.

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Motivating Others: Coaching to Action
Coaching, Performance Management

Motivation represents a crucial challenge for many organizations. Well over half of employees are not engaged (Gallup 2014, 2018). Motivation issues are not because of an uninspired team member, rather motivation is driven by the environment created for the team. This course will guide you through identifying motivational issues so you can create a climate where people want to do their best. Through your coaching, those around you will feel empowered, share ownership, and feel like their work is important, regardless of whether they are your peers or your direct reports.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Team Building
Personal Style, Team Dynamics

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) is a nonjudgmental instrument that helps individuals and teams to understand themselves and others in a way that is value-oriented versus evaluative. MBTI provides an indication of preferences. The preferences refer to gathering energy or processing thoughts, being detail-oriented versus big-picture-focused in gathering information, being objective or subjective in decision making, and being structured or go-with-the-flow in orienting one’s lifestyle. In this course, learners will complete a 95-question instrument and identify a four-letter MBTI type. Learners will increase their awareness of how their preferences and others’ preferences influence their daily behaviors.

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Performance Management
Accountability, Goal Setting, Performance Management, Unconscious Bias

In this full-day course, learners will learn what effective performance management looks like in the modern workplace and why it’s necessary for setting their employees up for success. Using Droste’s SOAP model, learners will take a deep dive into the four steps in executing an impactful performance-management process. Learners will learn how to set and align goals, observe behavior to get results, assess and evaluate performance, and provide feedback and establish next steps. This course also emphasizes the skills and best practices that promote a productive feedback experience and uses a simple model and actionable techniques that learners can use to plan and engage in successful feedback conversations as part of their performance-management process.

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Priority Setting: Getting Stuff Done
Goal Setting

“I have a million things to do.” You probably don’t have a million things, but does it feel that way sometimes? In this course discover how to approach your to-do list of things that will make the biggest impact. Are there some things on your list that don’t belong, and should either be on someone else’s list or be removed entirely? This course will guide you through identifying those things that do belong on your list and determining what comes first. We will explore decision-making models and the situations that they are most appropriate. We will look at the importance of protecting your time and saying no.

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Teams and Trust
Relationships, Team Dynamics, Trust

Droste’s Teams and Trust course combines the framework of Peter Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ model with the teachings of Charlie Green, the author of three best-selling books about trust. Lencioni emphasizes trust as the first and foundational of the Five Behaviors. Green’s research, as outlined in Trust-Based Selling and The Trusted Advisor, examines trust as a fundamental element of the manager/employee relationship. The course includes a detailed self-assessment used as a diagnostic tool for leaders to understand their natural styles and how they align with the critical behaviors that build trust. It also prepares leaders to build upon trust to facilitate other key team behaviors.

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Time Mastery
Time Management

This workshop teaches skills and strategies for efficiently managing time and organizing work. Strategies include planning, note-taking, prioritizing, scheduling, responding when the day doesn’t go as planned, organizing the desk, and handling paper documents and e-mail messages. The Time Mastery Profile® completed during the workshop will assess time mastery in twelve dimensions. Improving time-management capabilities often requires a change in habits. Learners will identify the habits that need changing and develop an action plan based on the lessons learned in the session.

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Trust-Based Leadership
Trust, Leadership

Trust-Based Leadership is a comprehensive, one-day workshop designed for frontline and middle managers in leadership positions. This program was created by one of the most influential writers and researchers on trust, Charlie Green. Charlie has written three best-selling books about trust, including Trust-Based Selling and The Trusted Advisor. His latest research applies trust to the manager/employee relationship. The course includes a detailed self-assessment used as a diagnostic tool for leaders to understand their natural styles and how they align with the key behaviors that build trust.

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Understanding Cultures for Effective Communication
Critical Thinking

As the world flattens and our multicultural workplaces expand, cultural competence is one of the most valuable business skills we can acquire. Culture underpins how individuals present themselves in the workplace, and knowledge of culture is critical to improving communication and relationships among our colleagues and customers. This program provides a basic understanding of culture and the specific behaviors that culture affects, particularly in a business setting. Learners will be introduced to the characteristics, values, and behaviors of high-context vs. low-context cultures and have the opportunity to practice navigating communication situations with each of these groups. Learners will also learn and apply best practices for effective cross-cultural communication, identify barriers to cross-cultural communication, and reflect on their personal cultural characteristics as well as those of their organization.

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