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: it treats the processes in business so that they deliver their intended result. Our Lean Process And Six Sigma workshop will provide an introduction to this way of thinking that has changed so many corporations in the world. This workshop will give participants an overview of the Six Sigma methodology, and some of the tools required to deploy Six Sigma in their own organizations. Workshop Objectives: Develop a 360 degree view of Six Sigma and how it can be implemented in any organization. Identify the fundamentals of lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, and lean principles. Describe the key dimensions of quality – product features and freedom from deficiencies Develop attributes and value according to the Kano Model Understand how products and services that have the right features and are free from deficiencies can promote customer satisfaction and attract and retain new customers. Describe what is required to regulate a process Give examples of how poor quality affects operating expenses in the areas of appraisal, inspection costs, internal failure costs, and external failure costs Using basic techniques such as DMAIC and how to identify Six Sigma Projects Use specific criteria to evaluate a project Discover root causes of a problem
Being an Executive or Personal Assistant is a unique position that requires a variety of skills. Whether you are updating schedules, making travel arrangements, minute taking, or creating important documents all must be done with a high degree of confidentiality. Confidentiality is one of the most important characteristics for every assistant. Our Executive and Personal Assistants workshop will show participants what it takes to be a successful assistant. Participants will learn what it takes to effectively manage a schedule, organize a meeting, and even how to be a successful gatekeeper. Being an Executive or Personal Assistant takes a special skill set and this workshop will provide your participants with the necessary tools. Workshop Objectives: Adapt to the needs and styles of management Communicate through written, verbal, and nonverbal methods Improve time management skills Manage meetings effectively Act as a gatekeeper Use the tools of the trade effectively
Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. The Collaborative Business Writing workshop will give participants the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. Participants will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide participants with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing. Workshop Objectives: Define collaborative business writing Know different types of collaborative writing Know how to collaborate with team members Learn methods of handling conflict in writing Build collaborative writing teams
Writing is a key method of communication for most people, and it's one that many people struggle with. Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and text messaging. Developing writing skills is still important is the business world as creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas), giving you that extra edge in the workplace. The Business Writing workshop will give participants a refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation), and an overview of the most common business documents. These basic skills will provide participates with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing. Workshop Objectives: Gain better awareness of common spelling and grammar issues in business writing. Review basic concepts in sentence and paragraph construction. Know the basic structure of agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports. Know tips and techniques to use when deciding the most appropriate format to use for agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports. Know tips and techniques in writing agendas, email messages, business letters, business proposals, and business reports. Gain an overview of Request for Proposals, Projections, Executive Summaries, and Business Cases. Define proofreading and understand techniques in improving proofreading skills. Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills. List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing.
Numbers! Numbers! Numbers! Wherever you go, you are bound to see them. On addresses, license plates, phones, prices, and of course, money! Numbers connect us all to each other in many more ways than we might imagine. Essentially, our world revolves around numbers. Some of us enjoy dealing with numbers while others may have a fear of them, or even a phobia. For those of you who have already recognized and appreciate the impact that numbers actually have on just about everything, you deserve a cookie. Welcome to Basic Bookkeeping! Workshop Objectives: Understand basic accounting terminology. Identify the differences between the cash and accrual accounting methods. Keep track of your business by becoming familiar with accounts payable and accounts receivable. Use a journal and general ledger to document business financials. Utilize the balance sheet. Identify different types of financial statements. Uncover the reasons for and actually create a budget.
Administrative assistants are a key part of most office environments. They work quietly in the background, ensuring that the business runs smoothly and efficiently. This workshop will give new administrative assistants tools that will make them that person that the office can't live without. Experienced administrative assistants will learn new tools that will make them more efficient and valuable than ever. In the Administrative Support course, participants will learn the core skills that will help them use their resources efficiently, manage your time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully. The practices presented in this course may take time to be a part of your daily work routine. However, making the commitment to consistently apply the concepts every day is the key to changing and adopting new behaviors in a short amount of time. Workshop Objectives: Getting Organized Manage their time more effectively Prioritize their time so they can get it all done. Complete Special Tasks Verbal Communication Skills Non-Verbal Communication Skills Empowering Yourself Deal better with their managers Taking Care of Yourself is a priority
Records are in every organization. From purchasing reciepts to tax documents to communications, they need to be identitied and managed properly. The method of records management that a company uses should be tailored to fit the needs of the organization. There are, however, some basic concepts in most records management systems. With our “Archive and Records Management” workshop, participants will discover the basic elements of records management programs and different ways to manage records. Workshop Objectives: Define records and archives Analyze records in context Classify records Understand different systems Maintain and convert records
Administrative office procedures may not be glamorous, but they are essential to the success of any enterprise. A well run office reduces miscommunications and helps to eliminate common errors. By making the administrative office a priority, you will establish clear policies and procedures with employee understanding and buy-in, which ensures that your work environment runs smoothly. With our Administrative Office Procedures workshop, participants will understand how an Administrative Office Procedure binder demonstrates professionalism and efficiency in an organization or office setting. It is also a marvelous instrument for quick reference and utilization. Strategies and procedures are a vital connection between the company's vision and its everyday operations Workshop Objectives: Organize a binder Develop procedures Prepare checklists Understand succession planning Collect the correct tools
There were an estimated one billion virtual workers in 2012, and the number continues climbing and will do so well into the future. With a global workforce you are provided with a cost effective and talented pool of employees to draw from. With a virtual team you are given a Follow the Sun production environment. With a virtual team you have the normal issues of a localized team, with the additional challenges of distance and cultural differences. Virtual Team Building and Management will give participants the knowledge to work with these challenges and succeed in a growing global workforce.
The meaning of Telephone Etiquette can sometimes be difficult to describe. It can be a unique attribute or characteristic that facilitates great communication, inside and outside the office. It can be the special way that you show confidence in any challenging situation. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop. With our Telephone Etiquette workshop, participants will begin to see how important it is to develop better telephone communication skills. By improving how they communicate on the telephone and improve basic communication skills, participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career.
For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it's at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not. The Teamwork And Team Building workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Participants will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.
Team building is an important part of the work experience. It is not only applicable to your work life, but also transfers over to your personal and social life. When working with a team, it is important to fully engage yourself. One should take the time and proper steps, to become the best team member they can be. With our Team Building for Managers workshop, participants will learn how important team building is and how beneficial it can be. Through this workshop, participants will gain a new perspective on teamwork, and become a valuable member to any team they are placed in. Follow the information in this workshop and create a positive atmosphere within your company with the use of teams.
Teams are unavoidable in any business. The key to successful team building is addressing the importance of chemistry between team members. It is not enough to have a group of people work on a project; people have to connect and balance each others’ strengths. By staying aware of the chemistry as you build the group, you will increase the chance of avoiding pitfalls and developing a sense of unity. . With our “Team Building through Chemistry” workshop, participants will discover the specifics of how building a team through chemistry will lead to success.
Supervising others can be a tough job. Between managing your own time and projects, helping your team members solve problems and complete tasks, and helping other supervisors, your day can fill up before you know it. The Supervising Others workshop will help supervisors become more efficient and proficient, with information on delegating, managing time, setting goals and expectations (for themselves and others), providing feedback, resolving conflict, and administering discipline.
Social Learning is an effective way to train your employees through modeling positive behaviors. It is a great way to promote cohesion and involvement as it builds a culture of learning. Participants will learn the best way to conduct role plays, share best practices, and provide constant and immediate feedback. With our Social Learning course participants will be creating learning communities that benefit every aspect of your organization. They will learn new behaviors through observation and modeling and be instilled with a passion for learning.
It is not possible to control or manage 100% of risk, but knowing what do before, during, and after an event will mitigate the damage and harm. Identifying potential hazards and risks and making it part of the day to day business is important. Safety should be the first priority as every business must face the reality of risks and hazards. Through our Risk Assessment and Management course participants will be aware of hazards and risk they didn’t realize were around their workplace. Identifying hazards through proper procedures will provide your participants the ability to prevent that accident before it occurs. Limiting and removing potential dangers through Risk Assessment will be an incredible investment.
Performance Management is making sure the employee and the organization are focused on the same priorities. It touches on the organization itself by improving production and reducing waste. It helps the employee or individual set and meet their goals and improves the employee manager relationship. The key in keeping an organization and employee aligned, which improves performance and productivity, is Performance Management. When changes occur Performance Management helps the transition to be smoother and less hectic. It helps the organization and employee have a stream-lined relationship which improves communication and interactions between the two groups. It will help close any gaps that exist in an employee's skill-set and make them a more valuable employee through feedback and coaching Workshop Objectives: Define performance management. Understand how performance management works and the tools to make it work. Learn the three phases of performance management and how to assess it. Discuss effective goal-setting. Learn how to give feedback on performance management. Identify Kolb’s Learning Cycle. Recognize the importance of motivation. Develop a performance journal and performance plan.
You have likely experienced some form of Office Politics. Working with different personalities, opinions, backgrounds, and values is a challenge in any environment. It is an inevitable fact that when people are working together personalities can and will clash. No one is an island, so working together as a team is incredibly important for the organization and every employee. Office Politics it is about creating and maintaining better relationships. It is about communicating and working with your peers and colleagues in a way that is mutually beneficial. Employees who understand the positive aspects of Office Politics are better team members and end up being more successful and productive. Workshop Objectives: Understand the purpose and benefits of office politics. Setting boundaries and ground rules for new employees. Learn to interact and influence among colleagues. Learn how to manage various personality types in the office. Determine how to gain support and effectively network. Recognize how you are a part of a group and how you function.
Onboarding new employees is a secure investment that will assist newly hired employees in developing their skills, knowledge, and value within the company. It will help match the technically skilled Millennial workforce with new and emerging needs of your company, which gives your company an advantage within the market. Millennial Onboarding is a specialized type of employee onboarding. With Millennials we are seeing a need to tweak the onboarding process to better suit the needs of the company and new hires. It will increase productivity and produce a happier and more skilled workforce. The new hire phase is a critical time for the employee and company and having a structured set of procedures will make this time run smoother and produce a greater chance of success. Workshop Objectives: Define onboarding Discuss the characteristics of Millennials Create an onboarding process for Millennials Develop action plans for working with Millennials Learn from introspection
Traditionally, middle managers make up the largest managerial layer in an organization. The Middle Manager is responsible to those above them and those below them. They head a variety of departments and projects. In order for a company to operate smoothly, it is essential that those in middle management be committed to the goals of the organization and understands how to effectively execute these goals. It is crucial for businesses to focus on these essential managers and provide them with the opportunities to succeed. No matter the organization's structure or size, it will benefit from employing well-trained middle managers. Having a middle manager understand their role in the organization is very important. They are in communication with a very large percentage of the company, and will have a large impact throughout the organization. Workshop Objectives: Define management. Understand ethics in the workplace. Manage information and make decisions. Be familiar with the control process. Use organizational strategies to facilitate change. Create structures and processes to manage teams. Manage as a leader.