Please call ETS if interested in any of these programs, First program begins July 12, 2016.

2016 Open-Enrollment Program Descriptions

Transitioning to Management After successfully completing Transitioning to Management, the participants should be able to define the role of the manager and identify and plan how to address the challenges they might face during the first 90 days. Specific topics include Understanding the Change in Accountability, Establishing Credibility, Building Trust, Communicating with the Team, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Managing Conflict, Assessing Your Performance and Accessing Resources. The workshop is highly interactive and based on the client company’s strategies, initiatives and scenarios.

The Leadership Challenge® This workshop provides leaders with an executive overview of one of the most highly regarded, practical, and research-based models of effective leadership available. It is based on the work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of the award-winning NYT bestselling book “The Leadership Challenge – How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations”. Participants will learn about the “Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership” and very specific leadership behaviors they can leverage immediately to improve their leadership effectiveness, team performance, employee engagement, and business results. The workshop includes a self-assessment regarding how frequently they currently exhibit the 30 leadership behaviors proven to be fundamental to success as a leader. This will be a highly interactive, engaging, and fun way to learn alongside other leaders.

Manager as Coach After successfully completing Manager as Coach, the participants should be able to initiate a coaching process for their team. The workshop provides highly engaging learning activities that highlight proven coaching competencies and techniques. The activities include scenario analysis, role play, brainstorming, discussions and presentations through individual and small and large group work. Topics include Best Coaching Practices, The Business Need for Coaching and Coaching for Best Results.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Based on Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, this workshop provides participants with an overview of team effectiveness and the specific behaviors team leaders and team members need to use to achieve superior results. Using a combination of lecture, group discussions, professional videos, and practical application, we’ll explore what each of us can do to make the teams we work on more productive, less political, more effective, and more fun! In addition, workshop participants will take the DiSC style assessment and gain specific insight into how their style and behavioral tendencies play out in team environments. They’ll also use DiSC insights to learn how to work more effectively with others, including personality types they find most challenging and frustrating. Team excellence is an untapped competitive advantage – come learn how to leverage that advantage for yourself!

Training Yourself on the Job During Training Yourself on the Job, the participants will complete an individual training plan that is aimed at continuously strengthening and improving their job performance. Topics include Understanding and Applying On the Job Learning, Self-evaluating Job Performance Progress and Applying Preferred Learning Styles. Using the best practices of adult learning, the workshop emphasizes the importance of self-direction in one’s career advancement.

DiSC® Style Assessment This highly interactive and engaging workshop gives participants insights and tools to better understand themselves and people around them. Everything DiSC® is a personality assessment tool that measures preferences and tendencies that shape the workplace experience. Based on an individual’s assessment data, a customized report provides a wealth of information about his or her style. Participants will take a brief (10-15 minute) online survey that results in immediate access to a personalized report that explains the differences and similarities among all four DiSC® styles. It also identifies key strategies for making more meaningful connections with colleagues of various styles and working more effectively to reduce tension, solve problems, and contribute positively to their organization.