This workshop will help participants:
- Understand the importance of professional presence on the job.
- Learn how to self-manage to become more effective and efficient.
- Improve your communications skills, including listening, questioning, and being more assertive.
- Increase your effectiveness in recognizing and managing conflict, and dealing with difficult people.
You will spend the first part of the day 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.
Personal Best, Professional Best
To begin, participants will discuss what affects a first impression, and how they can improve their first impression.
Putting Others at Ease
One part of making a good impression is to become so comfortable with who you are that you can forget about you and concentrate on the other person. During this session, participants will explore ways to do this.
Participants will explore types of distorted thinking through a case study and large group discussion.
The Steps to Feeling Good
This session will give participants a three-step process to turn negative thinking and emotions around.
Assertiveness is a word we tend to use without really understanding what it means. This session will get participants thinking about what assertiveness is, and what their style is.
Improving Your Assertiveness Skills
Next, participants will explore how they can become more assertive in difficult situations.
In this session, participants will discuss different forms of communication and common barriers to understanding.
Asking and Listening
During this session, participants will learn about two key elements to verbal communication: asking questions and listening.
Next, participants will learn about various types of non-verbal communication and their possible interpretations.
This session will look at how to improve written communication, including using the four C’s, punctuating properly, editing, and proofreading.
Two main components of getting ahead in the workplace are identifying what you want, and helping others to get what they want. This session will look at both of those concepts.
This session will give participants some tools to help them improve themselves, including establishing rituals, time management, organization, and planning.
Next, participants will set some goals using the SPIRIT format.
Working as a Team
Administrative assistants are often a key part of a workplace team. This session will explore some of the benefits and challenges of working as a team.
Working with Difficult People
This session will give participants two tools to deal with difficult people: blending and redirecting.
Learning to Say No
Next, participants will learn about some formulas for saying no. They will then have an opportunity to practice these formulas in a role play and case study.
Dealing with Stress
To conclude the workshop, participants will learn some easy relaxation techniques. At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss key points learned.
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.