Supervising is Leading – Leadership Development

This is a blog written by one of our subject matter experts who will be facilitating at the Supervisory Academy on November 1st. Dr. John Inman will be facilitating the session titled “Supervising is Leading – Leadership Development.”   We humans learn together and create change through conversation. Conversational leadership provides an alternative to the…

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Fostering Respect in a Diverse Workplace

This is a blog written by Myra Downing our expert Facilitator for the Supervisory Academy session titled “Fostering Respect in a Diverse Workplace.”   Just when you think you have things somewhat figured out and feel confident that you won’t say the wrong thing, you find out that there is still more to learn. On…

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The Supervisory Academy on Nov 1st — See Our Professional Trainers and Workshops here!

 Techniques of Coaching and Mentoring  Facilitated By: Dr. Agnes Furst Coaching and mentoring are two leadership activities that can directly influence performance and provide the best possible return on your training investment.  In this highly interactive session, after defining coaching and mentoring, we will discuss them in detail and how they work.  We will look…

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Characteristics of Workplace Culture

“Happy employees are not necessarily productive employees”   Ideally, organizational or workplace culture supports a positive, productive, environment. However, happy employees are not necessarily productive or engaged employees.   In 2010, the Conference Board recorded the lowest level ever on employment satisfaction (Associated Press, 2010).  The level of employees satisfied with their work had dropped four (4)…

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It’s Always Been a Matter of Trust — Management 101

In this article from the Seattle Times, there are some shocking statistics about how workers feel about management (https://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/80-of-workers-say-managers-are-unnecessary/) If 80% of workers feel that their managers are unnecessary, organizations are clearly failing to adequately prepare and equip managers to perform their work effectively.  To be fair, managers carry significant responsibility—hiring, orienting, training, holding people…

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Instructional Designers Build the Bridge To Success

The complexities of customized training are abundant and challenging to navigate.  We hear regularly from businesses that want to offer training but just are not sure where to start and who should be involved. They have a goal and an end game but no plan on how to achieve it.  IPS recommends that you consider…

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Distance Learning: A modern approach to educating across larger organizational platforms

We are rapidly approaching the year 2020 and in the current and more modern educational industry, there are more institutions and learning platforms that are accommodating distance learners, participants, and overall audiences. Apart from the technological advances in education we have had over the past decade, these modern day practices are becoming more common to…

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