Posts by Don Sosnowski

Invista Offers You State Funding for Corporate Training

Do more with less—this is the mantra in organizations across America.  Get leaner, save money, and get it done in or under budget. Employee training and development is unfortunately often one of the initiatives that gets cut when budgets are tight.  But Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) has a way to help your organization stretch your…

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Blended Learning Saves Time and Money

Business moves fast and people have less and less time to attend trainer-led workshops in a formal training room. 100% web-based learning is not very effective at leading to real behavior change.  And there is never enough time to pull people into live trainings.  How can your employees develop the skills and knowledge they need in…

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Leadership by the “Book”: The Leadership Challenge Part 2

Leadership—what exactly is it?  Leaders—what do they do?  What set of traits are most desirable for leaders?  We started answering these questions in more depth in our last blog by pointing you to a remarkable standard in the study of Leadership—The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.  First published in 1987, it has…

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Introverts CAN Enjoy Training!

Group training programs can sometimes be exhausting. I’ve been in training for 20 years and I still get a little nervous during large group interactions with people I don’t know very well, role plays in front of the group, and when the pace and energy set by the facilitator doesn’t give me adequate time to…

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Our Approach to Training and Development

Invista Performance Solutions is a collaboration of 4 Pierce County Community colleges.  Our mission is to provide customized training services to organizations in our own local community.  All the programs we offer are developed and delivered based on principles of adult learning. Adults learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning process,…

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Leadership by the “Book”: The Leadership Challenge

Leadership—what exactly is it?  Leaders—what do they do?  What set of traits are most desirable for leaders? If you ask 100 people, you will likely get 100 different answers.  The diversity of thought has permeated the publishing sphere evidenced by the myriad of books published on the topic.  A quick Amazon search for books on…

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Keep Your Customers From Walking Away During Staff Turnover

If you run a client services organization, then you know one of the worst things that can happen is to lose a services delivery manager—that main client contact—in an abrupt manner.  Clients lose confidence in your organization; services will suffer; important knowledge and information does not pass to the next employee; bad turnover suggests organizational…

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