Live In Person
Live In Person Training
In-person seminars are very interactive and provide maximum experiential immersion in the topic. They are a great option for your organization to create a team-building and learning event for your group. The ideal group size for these seminars is 30 or fewer people to allow for individual interaction with the seminar guides.
In-person seminars range from 3 to 7 hours, depending on the topic. The fee structure includes a flat fee for the course, a per attendee fee, and travel costs for Lynda-Ross and Gary.
You will need to provide the meeting space; we provide you with a list of space requirements including room setup.
Contact us to set up a free consultation call to discuss in-person Leadership Training for your group.
NOTE: Due to current Covid-19 issues, in-person classes are not being scheduled. We suggest you consider a live webinar for your group.
We are excited to introduce recorded seminar options in the fall of 2020. These will be available beginning in the fall of 2020. You will be able to purchase the classes for personal use directly from our website.
These recordings are from in-person or webinar classes conducted by Lynda-Ross are Gary.
Access to the classes is done via a link to our website. The access is valid for 30 days from purchase. When you purchase you will receive any assessments or action guides included in the seminar via email.
Contact us if you would like to schedule a group to use a pre-recorded seminar and we’ll work with you to get each participant setup with the appropriate assessments and action guides prior to the date set for the group viewing of the seminar.
Be sure to ask us about our group discounts.
Live Webinar Training
We offer public as well as private live webinars. With today’s technology it's fun and easy to experience an interactive seminar from the comfort of your own home or office!
Our live webinars include a combination of lecture, breakout groups, individual work time, and live Q&A. Gary and Lynda-Ross lead the sessions and are assisted by certified Perceptual Style guides. At signup you will receive any necessary assessments or guidebooks for the seminar. Recordings of the session are posted and accessible for one week after the date of the seminar.
Public webinars are offered periodically. You can check the schedule on our website.
Contact us if you would like to schedule a private group seminar.
Be sure to ask us about our group discounts.
Accelerate your knowledge of Perceptual Style and enhance the practical application of your natural strengths with our Group Training Seminars.
We bring the power of Perceptual Style alive for you in our entertaining and educational group training seminars.
Participation in group training will take your understanding of your natural strengths and the practical application of Perceptual Style concepts to new levels of effectiveness. You'll gain awareness of and experience the differences between Perceptual Styles in the interaction between group participants. You'll discover valuable insights, tips, and techniques about building on your own strengths while also learning to recognize and value the strengths of others.
Each seminar takes you on a deep dive to fully explore your skills and how to apply them in critical areas of life, such as claiming your strengths, effective communication, navigating change, team dynamics, and transformational leadership.
Traditionally we've presented our seminars in person. However, this year we've expanded our delivery to live webinars using Zoom. We will be releasing a recording library for self-study (the next best thing to attending a seminar).
All of our seminars are conducted jointly by Gary and Lynda-Ross. We strive to ensure every participant receives personal attention, so we limit group size and provide specific post-seminar support with email.
Please scroll down to view summaries of our group training seminars. Check out our calendar of events to see our public seminar schedule. Or contact us to discuss a private seminar covering one or more topics for your organization.
Group Training Seminars
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Claim Your Strengths
Claim Your Strengths - An Introduction to Your Unique Talents and Potential
An entertaining, informative, and interactive introduction to how perception helps us make meaning in our lives and forms the foundation for our skills and talents. Includes highlights of Perceptual Style Theory and each of the 6 unique Perceptual Styles. Each participant will complete the online Perceptual Style Assessment and receive a Celebrate You action guide specific to their style. This is our signature foundation seminar - all of our other seminars are built on the knowledge you'll gain in Claim Your Strengths.
Nature vs. Nurture
Nature vs. Nurture - What Makes You Unique
All people with your Perceptual Style are not the same! You know this instinctively and, while your view of the world is very similar to others who share your Perceptual Style, how you perceive is not the only thing that defines who you are. Perceptual Style is the nature part of you and your life experiences are the nurture part. It's the combination of these two aspects that makes you uniquely you! In this seminar we'll focus on Preferences for Interaction. You'll also gain an understanding of how your specific Preferences for Interaction influence which of your natural strengths you gravitate towards and which may be waiting for you to recognize them. This seminar builds on the Claim Your Strengths seminar. Each participant will complete the online Recognized Strengths Profile assessment and recieve the Live Your Talents action guide in prepration for the seminar.
Keys to Authentic Connection
Your Communication Decoder Ring - The Keys to Authentic Connection
Communication is more than language and writing skills. There's science behind learning how to say what you mean and being clearly understood. How you listen, speak, and write reflect your Perceptual Style. Learn how to listen for the core of the message being sent to you and how to ensure your core message is received the way you intend. Discover the communication differnces between Perceptual Styles and learn practical techniques to minimze disconnects in your communication. This module builds on the Celebrate You module. Each participant receives a Communication action guide for their Perceptual Style.
Keys to Effective Change
Keys to Effective Change - Turn Stress into Personal Power
The only constant in life is change, yet our first response is often resistance, especially when the change isn't our idea. The paradox is that change is the catalyst for growth and development. Without change, you stagnate. Learn the three reasons why change introduces stress in your life and how you can turn resistance into ownership! This module builds on the Celebrate You module. Each participant receives a Keys to Successful Change action guide for their Perceptual Style.
Understanding Change in Crisis
Understanding Change in Crisis - Moving Forward During Times of Turmoil
The major changes we experience in our lives such as education, employment, housing, marriage, health, and death. Other people directly involved in these changes are most often family or close friends. The ripples of these changes aren't usually felt outside of our inner circle. But changes introduced by environment, government, and pandemics take the stress of change to a whole new level. It's no longer just us and our inner circle, these changes impact everyone around us. Fear and Anxiety reach new levels. This seminar focuses on change during times of crisis. You'll discover how people respond to three basic aspects of change and learn techniques to help yourself and the people you care about navigate through the upheaval. This seminar builds on the Keys to Successful Change seminar.
Relationship Dynamics - the Art and Science of Connection
The words "No man is an island" are just as true today as they were in the 17th century when John Donne first wrote them. Human beings don't thrive in isolation; we need other people in our lives. Relationships are a key part of being human. They are what help us feel valued and loved. Friends, family, significant others - these are the most important relationships in our lives, and the dynamics of these relationships can be both fascinating and frightening. This seminar is focused on the art and science of creating real connection with the important people in your life. You'll learn the science about what attracts to each other and what pushes us away. You’ll learn how Preferences for Interaction influence the ways we connect with each other. You'll discover the most common causes for disconnect and how to mitigate misunderstandings and conflict. Most importantly, you'll discover how to use the differences among people in a relationship to strengthen it. This session builds on the Claim Your Strengths module.
Strengths Based Leadership
Strengths Based Leadership - Be the Leader You Were Born To Be
Everyone has the capacity to be an effective, even exceptional leader. There's not one set of traits or behaviors that guarantee leadership success, but there is YOUR way to be a leader. You possess unique leadership strengths that are just waiting for you to put them to good use. You don’t have to become someone else to become an effective leader. Learn the leadership skills associated with your Perceptual Style and how to best use them to be the leader you were born to be. This module builds on the Celebrate You module. Each participant receives a Be the Leader You Were Born to Be action guide for their Perceptual Style.
Communication and Motivation Techniques
Advanced Communication and Motivation Techniques
As a leader you can’t fall into the trap of assuming communication is happening. Your challenge is to ensure the meaning that you intend is what is understood, not just by one other person, but many people. Effective communication requires acknowledging it’s not automatically guaranteed. It takes awareness, some tools and techniques, and lots of practice. In this seminar you will learn fundamentals about communication theory and how Perceptual Style influences what you listen for and how you deliver your message. We’ll explore the communication differences between Perceptual Styles and you’ll learn (and practice) practical techniques to ensure that as a leader you are listening with discernment and delivering your message in a manner that guarantees you are more fully understood by all.
Change Leadership Mastery
Change Leadership Mastery
Change is constant. It’s an integral part of life and a key factor in successful organizations. The easy part is defining a change, the mastery happens when you can effectively lead people through the transition of change identification to change implementation. In this seminar you will learn the fundamentals of change theory and details about how each Perceptual Style responds to both self-initiated and imposed change. You will learn techniques to guide your team’s transition from imposed change responses to embraced change responses, capitalizing on the strengths of each Perceptual Style and incorporating communication and motivation tips for your brand of leadership.
Building Talent Based Teams
Building Talent Based Teams
Effective teams are critical to the success of any organization. Matching team members to the right tasks, minimizing miscommunications, motivating team members, and creating value and buy-in, are all important aspects for achieving great results for your team. As a leader, more often than not, you don’t have the luxury of building your own team from scratch, which makes understanding the strengths of the team members you inherit all the more important. Two simple yet powerful tools to help you discern how best to guide your team to be the best they can be are Position Portraits and Behavior Based Interviewing techniques. In this seminar you will learn how to create Position Portraits for each role on your team (hint – this is about the behavioral skills people need to excel in the role) and how to use Behavior-Based interviewing techniques to select and mentor team members. There’s lots of hands on practice in this seminar and we encourage participants to come prepared with real life role examples to work with during the session.
Conflict Resolution and Collaboration
Conflict Resolution and Effective Collaboration
Conflict is an inevitable part of living and working with other people. Conflict often gets a bad rap because people try to avoid it, and that leads to festering and blowups rather than resolution and understanding. Conflict can actually be a powerful tool for generating new ideas, creating new understandings, effective collaboration, and growth. Whether a conflict creates positive or negative results depends entirely on how you approach it as a leader. In this seminar you will learn how each Perceptual Style responds to conflict and specific techniques you can use to identify conflict and guide the participants to positive results and effective collaboration while honoring the perspective of each person involved. You’ll be amazed at how well these techniques work for you in all aspects of your life!
Working from home is a more viable option today than ever before. Your team could be located in places all over the city, country, or planet. Virtual Leadership has some unique challenges relating to communication, motivation, accountability, and mentoring your team members from a distance. In this seminar we provide you with unique insights about each Perceptual Style’s strengths and blind spots in a work from home environment. You’ll learn techniques for leading your team from a distance using your natural leadership skills combined with personalized motivation, accountability and mentoring for each of your team members. Virtual Leadership is easy to master with the tools you’ll learn in this seminar.