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    Collaborative Consulting Skills

    For IT to deliver superior consulting-level results to the organization it serves, IT employees at all levels of the organization must:
    Understand how to effectively blend their technical expertise with superior communication and collaborative skills
    Apply their knowledge in a wide variety of situations
    Tailor their advice to multiple stakeholders with differing personality styles and varying needs and wants.
    This class is specifically designed to provide technical professionals with the tools needed to generate this high level of business acumen and proactive business participation.

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    Cultural Adaptability 101

    “The greatest asset to a leader as he seeks to control the variables that confront him in a globalized world is his flexibility of mind.”                                                 
                             Debashis Chatterjee, Timeless Leadership

    Another key to working in a globalized world is learning about other cultures and developing an awareness of how people communicate and why they respond to certain situations in specific ways. While generalizations are not always 100 percent accurate and stereotypes can be dangerous, we can still observe some guidelines for how to interact productively with others.

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    Emotional Intelligence at Work

    Improve social and emotional competencies for managers, project leaders, team leaders and anyone whose business success depends on working effectively with others. Participants assess their emotional intelligence by completing the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal online prior to the webinar. During the webinar, participants define emotional intelligence by examining scenarios that require emotional skills. Participants interpret their Emotional Intelligence Appraisal results, evaluate their ability to manage emotional hijackings and learn how to develop emotional skills. Participants also identify at least one critical area where enhancing emotional skills will improve their effectiveness.

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    Great Internal IT Client Service

    User satisfaction comes from great internal client service. This class is specifically designed for individuals and departments providing services to fellow employees within their company, as opposed to external clients. For example, the sales, marketing, finance and human resources groups are clients of the Information Technology (IT) department because IT provides services to these groups.
    User satisfaction requires more than only technical ability.  It also requires the capability to understand user needs, communicate effectively, properly measure user satisfaction and the ability to create a service-oriented environment.

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    Making Meetings Matter

    This instructor-led virtual webinar, trains facilitators in a process that targets meetings toward specific outcomes and ensures meeting attendees contribute in a constructive, concrete way. The virtual course takes a 3-phase approach that includes survey, lecture, discussion and short exercises.

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    Problem Solving and Decision Making

    This class discusses the decision making process and many of the challenges Information Technology (IT) leaders face in making timely decisions. It covers the impacts of the human element on decision making, decision constraints, stakeholders, challenges in problem definition and other related topics.

    It also includes various structured problem solving tools and exercises such as root cause analysis, brainstorming and nominal group technique.

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    Stress Management

    Today’s work environment can be described as trying to put together a puzzle while others are continually moving and changing the puzzle pieces.  And while the pieces – the variables and the circumstances – may rapidly change, the deadlines and pressures remain constant.  In challenging times, individuals and teams can be overtaken by frustration, stress, resignation and burnout.

    This course explores the causes of stress and how to manage the variables that are constant and within our control: our mindset, our time management and relationships with others.  Participants are left inspired, empowered and in action to create a workplace reality that fosters teamwork and productivity.