Designed for professionals with little or no presentation experience, this course teaches the core skills of public speaking and helps participants establish a comfort level in front of an audience. Participants also learn strategies for creating more powerful presentations, including how to incorporate PowerPoint documents and other audio/visual aids. This is a highly interactive program. Participants have multiple opportunities to present in front of the class and will receive continual feedback from their peers and the instructor. All presentations are videotaped, and each participant receives a copy along with detailed analysis.
INTERVIEWING & ASSESSMENT
At Kole Consulting, we believe that people are an organization’s greatest asset. Our intensive Behavioral-Based Interview training program will equip you with the tools required to make effective hiring decisions and recruit top talent with long-term potential. Behavioral Interviewing is based on the recognized principle that past and present behavior is the best predictor of future performance. This highly interactive class shall cover the structure of the Behavioral-Based interview and also provide hands-on training to the participants through role play, mock interviews and sample interview questions.
This course focuses on ways to effectively approach and mitigate workplace conflict. At the heart of this workshop is the premise that an increased ability to develop and maintain good working relationships is directly correlated to increased productivity and profitability. Participants will gain the tools to shift workplace conflicts into problem-solving opportunities. Participants learn to develop adaptive strategies for dealing with difficult interactions in the workplace, including conflicts involving strong emotions. They also learn processes and skills designed to systematically reconcile disagreements. This program discusses proven communication techniques that lead to more effective conflict resolution, leveraging case studies and role-playing to provide all participants with practice and feedback.
BECOMING A MANAGER
This class is designed for people making the challenging transition from individual contributor to supervisor or manager. Participants will learn the core skills of management - delegating, coaching and feedback, communication - and also identify or clarify their management style and professional standards. Additionally, the class will addresses strategies for immediately establishing oneself as a leader. Participants will discuss their experiences of being managed, both positive and negative, and learn how to avoid common pitfalls.
FEEDBACK & PERFORMANCE REVIEW
At Kole Consulting, we believe that constructive feedback can be a highly motivational and leadership tool. This class is an interactive session and designed to enable managers, leaders and supervisors to effectively assess their teams’ performance and provide feedback. These critical skills shall allow them to keep their teams motivated, productive and positive consistently. Participants shall also learn to develop adaptive strategies for dealing with difficult conversations in this regard through role play, as well as how to employ effective evaluation tools throughout the year in order to assess performance accurately.
DELEGATING FOR RESULTS
When do you delegate? To whom, and how often? These are just some of the questions that can confound new and experienced managers alike. This course gives participants an opportunity to identify and explore their individual delegation styles, and to address both common and personal barriers to effective delegation. In this course, participants create delegation plans tailored to the specific individuals they manage. Developed with class and instructor feedback, that plan will focus on tangible goals and action steps.
CUSTOMIZED MULTI-DAY SEMINARS FOCUSED ON LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
We specialize in creating customized, multi-day seminars centered on the leadership and management practices your organization values most. We have designed and facilitated seminars for hundreds of business professionals in the U.S, Europe and Asia, and our seminars consistently exceed the expectations of the participants. We regularly work with senior leaders, newly appointed managers, and high potentials. Our methodology combines research and practical skill application with psychology, incorporating exercises that encourage team-building and developing self-awareness. Upon completion of the seminar, every member of each group receives a one-on-one coaching session in which we discuss and leverage strengths, highlight areas for improvement as well as career blockers, and finally lay out a performance improvement plan.
ONE TO THREE DAY TEAMBUILDING SEMINARS
Kole Consulting offers one to three day teambuilding seminars for new and intact groups, teams and departments. These seminars are action packed but also teach powerful lessons in group dynamics, communication, decision-making and team development. The sessions are both experiential and theory driven. Participants will increase their awareness of the roles they individually play in groups while building strong bonds and getting a greater understanding of their colleagues. These sessions are rich in feedback and informed by our backgrounds in organizational and counseling psychology. Not to mention that they are generally good fun!
PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Kole Consulting can help your organization create or refine its Performance Management System - whether the need is for building a competency model, implementing a new performance rating system, creating a formal appraisal system, or running a 360 feedback process. We would be happy to discuss your challenges and to offer solutions.
Our training and practice in the field of Organizational Development is what distinguishes us from our peers. We have a wealth of experience working with senior leaders to target specific ways for leading change and growth in their organizations. We would be happy to share examples of the work we have done with our clients and to discuss your needs.
HIRING AND RECRUITING
The most critical decision an organization makes is who it brings in the door. Kole Consulting has extensive experience working with organizations to improve their hiring, recruiting and interviewing processes, by offering solutions such as customized Behavioral-Based Interviewing training, Executive last-round interviewing services, and building and running Assessment Centers
EXECUTIVE ONE-ON-ONE COACHING
Our Executive Coaching service has one aim - to accelerate the leadership development of your top talent. We utilize a variety of Executive Assessment tools and coaching techniques to help our clients see themselves in a way they cannot otherwise, often resulting in change which has significant impact on their career development.
ONE-ON-ONE PRESENTATION SKILLS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING
Our One-on-One Presentation Skills Coaching allows leaders and other clients who prefer individualized attention to dramatically improve their public speaking skills in a short time-frame. This process is an intense one, but the results speak for themselves.
GROUP COACHING AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT
Our Group Coaching initiatives extend the benefits of "executive coaching" to select high-potential employees using a group setting in order to accelerate leadership development. The duration and structure of these initiatives is completely customizable. Generally, the design of the sessions are dynamic - each beginning with a key theme, but participant-directed. We use a variety or learning approaches: short training modules, experiential group activities, case-studies, role-plays, directed readings, journaling, peer coaching and group discussion. In addition to the group sessions, each participant receives two one-on-one coaching sessions and a personalized summary report. We have a variety of Team Development solutions, ranging from 1/2 day to 3 days. Please contact us for more information.
Our Executive Assessment services include a range of tools and services aimed at both assessing talent and potential, and identifying key developmental leadership needs. We have built and run Executive Assessment centres to help predict the readiness and compatibility of high-potentials for senior positions. We also employ psychometrics such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and NBI for this purpose.