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Great In-Person and Virtual business training workshops will positively influence your college or university's faculty and administration. Our collegiate team building and leadership activities can be delivered anywhere in North America. They focus on the critical core competencies required to succeed in today’s higher education environment - from conflict resolution to time management skills.

We combine professional facilitation with an engaging and dynamic approach to learning and retention. Tech-driven improvements have had a significant impact on our ability to deliver programs while enhancing true professional inspiration. We also lead the way in blending a professional development workshop with team building. After a morning of MBTI or DiSC training, our Igniting Team Performance session can guide participants through challenging activities, bringing to life the specific behavioral, and personality styles uncovered from the morning session and allowing the team to get to know each other even better.

Below you’ll find summaries of our professional development and training workshops and team building programs, including our original programs - Competition to Collaboration, Igniting team Performance, and Total Recall - all designed for today’s collegiate world. Click on a summary to view a complete description of that program.

Our engaging, trademarked training program highlights the positive impacts of collegiate community synergy, both in sharing best practices and celebrating your colleagues’ successes. It begins with two sub-teams completing various challenges separately, attempting to improve their performance, and reaching goals for the other team to beat. This is followed by a surprise twist that reinforces the message of team collaboration.

  • Group Size: 30 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours
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Managing conflict can be the difference between a simple “bump in the road” or lost productivity and long-term animosity in your relationship with colleagues and peers. A central part of this leadership training workshop will be the introduction of the Thomas Kilmann Inventory assessment. Using the results of this inventory, our trained facilitator will show how to refine one’s natural conflict-handling styles. We introduce and hone strategies to engender an environment for work and study with a culture that will become better equipped to handle conflict.

  • Group Size: Any
  • Program Length: Full Day
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In this eye-opening workshop, your group will be introduced to the DiSC Model, a behavior assessment tool that helps professionals understand their styles of behavior and communication, as well as those of their colleagues. Learning how to manage these styles and identify areas in need of improvement can help participants eliminate bad habits, minimize conflict, and improve the overall success of their team.

  • Group Size: Any
  • Program Length: 3 - 4 Hours
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An Emotionally Intelligent institute of higher education is one in which each member understands their Emotional Quotient (E.Q.) and how best to tap into it for professional growth. Applying E.I. within the staff and faculty of a college or university can build trust and encourage open communication. This fascinating, informative workshop will cover the case studies on E.I, its six major components, and how one can apply their own E.Q. at home and in the workplace.

  • Group Size: Any
  • Program Length: 3 - 4 Hours
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Whether your team is newly formed, an existing group or project team, or a team that already works well together, this dynamic training session will measure your group's teamwork proficiency, identify areas that need improvement, and deliver activities custom-tailored to those needs. Fun and fast-paced, participants will engage in increasingly difficult challenges, each one preceded by brief yet powerful group discussions. This program is easily modified to accommodate your collegiate group's unique makeup and set goals.

  • Group Size: 30 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours
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Constructive guidance and consistent coaching are critical responsibilities of all collegiate managers and faculty, but the best leaders have a coaching style based on some specific factors – all of which significantly impact how the information is perceived and managed. In this managerial skills workshop, we explore some of the proven coaching practices that can strengthen student and colleague relationships, bolster trust, and help you reap the benefits of open and positive communication with your colleagues, students, and mentees.

  • Group Size: Any
  • Program Length: Full Day
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Learn to strategically engage with all four generations that coexist on today’s campuses. This fun and interactive talk applies generational insights and strategies to higher education challenges on today’s college campuses. Professional coach Tom Leu teaches how to move beyond simply bridging generational gaps to blowing them up, by fostering heightened understanding and collaboration that produce increased learning outcomes for today’s leading colleges and universities.

  • Group Size: 50 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 45 to 75 minutes
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This enlightening program will introduce your group to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment. This tool can dramatically improve team dynamics by identifying personality types and demonstrating how the knowledge of these types can be applied to enhance group communication, understanding, and performance. Participants will also gain a comprehensive look at their specific personality traits and what strengths they bring to the table.

  • Group Size: Any
  • Program Length: 3 - 4 Hours
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Our Presentation Skills training workshop will instill confidence in even the most timid of presenters while honing the techniques of the most experienced. Cultivate effective communication, which inspires others to action! It’s no secret that the ability to speak effectively is an asset in any collegiate setting. Research shows that this one skill contributes disproportionately to advancement in the educational arena and beyond.

  • Group Size: 30 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours
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Learn how new perceptions shift perspectives to shape new outcomes in higher education with this visually inspiring talk that challenges participants to “see” the extraordinary within the ordinary… literally and figuratively. Featuring a multitude of images shot across the country from his published photography works, professional trainer Tom Leu challenges higher education professionals to adjust their perceptions and gain new perspectives to impact their students.

  • Group Size: 50 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 45 to 75 minutes
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This engaging get-to-know-you event incorporates a series of fun and challenging icebreaker activities, conducted in small table group rotations. After every 15-minute challenge, teams are quickly reformed, and a new challenge begins, allowing for maximum networking opportunities. This team-building program is a fun and engaging way to strengthen bonds and encourage open and productive participant interaction.

  • Group Size: 30 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours
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Nothing says teamwork like a huge mural painted (and signed!) by your team! The perfect addition to any event, 50-100 (or more) people can be painters because all canvases are paint-by-number and painters (participants) can spend as little or as much time as they want with a brush. Each numbered container of paint represents a different color that corresponds to a number on your Collegiate Canvas, so the beauty and success of our final painting will be assured.

  • Group Size: 50 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours
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While technology has revolutionized how the world stays connected, it has also created a crisis in time management as we now can be contacted 24/7. This program brings dramatic results and is born of extensive research on the techniques and strategies individuals and the collegiate community as a whole can use to gain back control of their time. Participants will be armed with tools even the busiest student, instructor, or staff member can use with significant effect. Participants will learn how to handle interruptions, the importance of long-term planning, prioritizing tasks, and more.

  • Group Size: 30 to 100+
  • Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours
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Improve your group's communication skills with this productive, challenging, multi-faceted team building event that requires each team to replicate a pre-built structure by using only verbal descriptions and high-quality communication skills through a chain of conversations. With just five members in each team, participants each choose a role. They must be prepared to communicate accurately and precisely as a looker, a buyer, a builder, or one of the two runners to replicate the pre-built structure.

  • Group Size: 30 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 2 to 2.5 hours
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This In-Service training is an expanded version of the WIIFM Keynote that focuses on the “What’s In It For Me?” frequency and how to flip the communications script with 180° delivery of compelling content with real-world relevance. Using principles of Communichology™, professional coach Tom Leu teaches from the unique vantage point where communication skills and human psychology collide. This multi-media session explores the practical applications of harnessing “selfless-selfishness.”

  • Group Size: 20 to 100+
  • Program Length: 2.5 to 4 hours
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Tuning into "What's In It For Me" is an interactive talk that emphasizes critical retention and student engagement strategies for faculty to use inside and outside of the classroom. Attendees gain entertaining insights on powerful persuasion and influence techniques that foster learning. Participants learn proven strategies that encourage subject matter engagement to aid in student satisfaction, retention, and recruitment. Professional coach Tom Leu empowers attendees to take a macro-view of their messages' impact.

  • Group Size: 50 to 1,000+
  • Program Length: 45 to 75 minutes
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This engaging get-to-know-you event incorporates a series of fun and challenging icebreaker activities and discussion topics, conducted remotely. Small sub-groups will be formed and placed in virtual break-out rooms with a topic to discuss or to compete in a mini-challenge. After every break-out session, teams will return to the virtual “General Session” to reconnect with the large group and host. The entire group will play an interactive game together, and then the host will randomly split them into brand-new small sub-groups for the next break-out challenge. This process is repeated in rapid succession with new games and various enlightening discussions taking place time and again!

  • Group Size: Up to 100
  • Program Length: 60 to 90 minutes
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