Engaging Executive Facilitator

Fit for DiversityFIT FOR DIVERSITY

Hiring For A Diverse Workforce

The demographics of both the talent pool and customer base are changing. Attracting the best talent requires new knowledge, skills and competencies. Hiring managers and recruiting staff need an awareness of where to find a diverse talent pool, how to effectively interact with generationally diverse candidates, and how to assess talent when it comes in a “different package.”

Leadership workshop participants will explore their own biases including an examination of the difference between personal preference and job requirements and the impact of biases and preferences on hiring decisions; and examine what it takes to “fit in” in their organizational culture and how this information is communicated to candidates and new hires.

This leadership workshop uses scenario based action learning, and role play as participants practice using their new skills in a safe environment. The session provides as a take away an action plan that identifies practical steps to take in casting a wider net to reach and attract diverse top talent.


Generational Diversity

The workplace can present challenges to management in terms of handling the different generations present.  As older workers delay retiring and younger workers are entering the workforce, the work environment has become a patchwork of varying perspectives and experiences, all valuable to say the least.

While having various diverse cultures in one workplace can present communication problems and conflicts, the benefits of such a diverse variety in the workplace outweigh it.  The younger and older workers both have many ideas to offer, which can help the organization thrive in the marketplace.  Learning how to deal and facilitate the generational diversity gap at work will help you become a better manager, leader or co-worker.

This executive workshop will help you understand the various diverse generations present at work and understand what motivates each of them and how to facilitate and influence the diverse generations to work together well.


Influence Is The Soul Of Leadership

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring ourselves from within. This workshop takes the latter approach. Once you learn the techniques of true leadership, you will be able to build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but leading with influence can become natural and rewarding.

Leadership is not telling others what to do. Leadership is inspiring others to do what needs to be done. A title alone does not make you a leader. Genuine leaders take a stand and motivate others to join them in a noble purpose. Leadership addresses tasks, while influence addresses attitudes and awareness. Influence is subtle, yet incredibly powerful. You can order someone to do a task, but you cannot order them to do their best. It simply does not work and usually has the opposite effect.

This workshop focuses on how you can influence people to do their best by providing a strong, motivating example in addition to positive reinforcement.