After you complete this course, you will be able to:
- Understand workplace communication needs, and remedy deficiencies in their proficiencies.
- Recognize how culture and the workplace affects communication, and how to work within that framework.
- Learn and practice effective oral and written communication, including email and videoconferencing.
- Construct an Individual Action Plan to continue personal growth and skills development.
The first part of the day will be spent getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Self Awareness – Skills of Self and Others
You first must be aware of what constitutes effective communication and develop an understanding of your own skill levels. In this session, language benchmarks and learner-centeredness levels will be covered.
Words and Positive Workplace Culture
Meaning is conveyed by word choice and tone. You will explore how words are the major influence in written communication, and tone takes the lead in oral conversations.
Understanding feelings and behavior in yourself and others, and using the right words, are crucial to conveying your message. Improving your abilities in both these areas is the goal of this session.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.