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Gravett & Associates offers customized training in the following areas:

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Balance Assessment:

Dr. Gravett developed and validated the Leadership in Balance Assessment for inclusion in her book with Dr. John Kucia (Leadership in Balance:  New Habits of the Mind) as an assessment and coaching tool.  Since its development in 2006, this instrument has been utilized by Dr. Gravett and Dr. Kucia for approximately 500 leaders, from mid-manager to CEO level, in companies across the U.S., including:

  • P&G
  • Meridian Bioscience
  • Voith
  • Eli Lilly
  • Boeing
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Xavier University
  • St. Francis Hospital (Indianapolis)

Dr. Gravett developed a Leadership in Balance 360 instrument for launch with the national Quality and Regulatory Affairs organization conference at Xavier University.
 
Dr. Gravett has developed tailored 360 and pre-hire assessments which have been utilized by approximately 100 positions each year for the past 24 years.  Representative organizations include:

  • Kao Brands
  • Meridian Bioscience
  • Crane
  • U.S. Playing Cards
  • Hebrew Union College
  • METRO
  • Clark Shaeffer Hackett
  • Paycor

Dr. Gravett and Dr. Sheri Caldwell developed an Emotional Intelligence assessment for inclusion in their 2009 book (Using Your Emotional Intelligence to
Develop Others).  Since 2008, this assessment has been utilized by Dr. Gravett for approximately 50 people per year as a foundation for coaching sessions for mid-manager through C-suite level.  Representative organizations include:

  • EMI Network
  • Building Crafts, Inc.
  • CFM Publishing
  • Kolar Design
  • The Motz Group
  • Best Upon Request

Dr. Gravett has developed behavioral interview questions specifically designed to assess learning agility for use in the pre-hire process.  She has also developed a Learning Agility Assessment which will be incorporated into her upcoming book with Dr. Sheri Caldwell, Learning Agility:  The Competitive Advantage. 
 
Dr. Gravett developed a self-assessment for entrepreneurship competencies to include in her 2011 book with co-author Terri Bonar-Stewart, Just a Couple of Women Talkin’ – The Real Story of Being a Woman Entrepreneur. 
 
Other assessments developed by Gravett and Associates which can be customized to client organizations include:

  • Diversity Culture Audit
  • Employee Engagement Assessment
  • Organizational Culture Audit 

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"Balanced Leadership: Finding Your Voice and Helping Others Find Theirs"
Before a person evolves into a great leader, he or she must understand their unique talents and attributes and how to leverage those characteristics across the organization.  Finding one’s own voice is the beginning, however; synergy comes from discovering the unique talents of those around you that complements what you offer. This presentation focuses on five behaviors that lead to balanced leadership – knowing oneself and bringing out the best in those around us.

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Building a Bridge Across Generations
Companies and individuals are struggling to address the impact of having five distinct generations working side by side in the workplace.  Understanding and communicating with this multigenerational workforce is a challenge for people at all organizational levels.  This interactive session focuses on concrete ways to minimize conflict and build productivity in a workplace that has four generations working side by side. 
Learning Objectives:
  • Define the Five Workforce Generations
  • Describe the Major Influences on Each Generation
  • Learn How to Adapt Communication Styles to Appeal to Four Generations
  • Understand Important Factors to Consider to Tailor Recruiting, Retention, and Professional Development Across Generations

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Coaching and Delegating
This fast paced, interactive half-day workshop provides supervisors and managers with concrete, effective methods to enhance employees’ job satisfaction and productivity.  Topics addressed include:  the top five delegation mistakes – and how to avoid them; situational leadership; and setting and reaching meaningful goals. 

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Conflict Resolution
This one-day seminar helps participants distinguish between destructive and constructive conflict within their organization and provides concrete techniques to promote effectively managed conflict.  Participants will learn the stages of conflict and appropriate interventions for each, as well as demonstrated methods for achieving win-win results from confrontations.

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East Informs West: Achieving Balance Through Martial Arts Principles"
In today’s fast-paced society full of “white noise” we’re often stressed from multi-tasking and trying to please everyone but ourselves.  Martial Arts principles of Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, and Yoga translate into ways we can manage stress, organize our thinking, and fulfill our own dreams and aspirations. This presentation focuses on key principles from Eastern martial arts that busy individuals can use in the U.S. to take back control of their time, energy and well being.

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Ethics in the New Millennium
This half-day workshop for supervisors and managers surfaces some of the critical ethical dilemmas in today’s workplace and provides a framework for ethical decision making.  Workshop participants will discover the elements of an ethical organization and learn how to fulfill their role in maintaining a high trust work environment.  This workshop is highly interactive and provides participants with an opportunity to discuss real-world ethical dilemmas.

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Managing Employee Profitability and Sustainability in the Economic Downturn
This two-hour workshop, designed for Senior HR professionals and company line managers and executives, covers the following topics:
  • How to differentiate between the traditional HR role and transition to a change-focused, strategic role
  • Understand how to measure the impact of economic and organizational change
  • Explore how skill mapping can help align staff with business imperatives
  • Discover best practices for getting employees to function at top capacity (or exit gracefully with dignity)
  • Learn how to communicate critical changes that affect the organization

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Managing Workplace Diversity
This fast-paced, interactive one-day seminar provides participants with an expanded perspective on the definition of "diversity" and addresses important dimensions of diversity and their impact on organizations today. Topics include, "Building A Bridge Across Generations," "Tearing Down Communication Barriers Between Men and Women," and "Successful Initiatives of Five U.S. Companies.

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"Personal Excellence: Leaving 'Effective' in the Past"
Working smart and hard leads to success; that’s what we’re taught from the time we’re children. We live in a global society that is competitive and sophisticated. In order to navigate this new world, we must understand how to move past effectiveness to excellence and attain fulfillment, passionate execution, and significant contribution. This presentation describes eight behaviors that can be learned to move to the level of personal best.

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Progressive Discipline
This half-day workshop for supervisors and managers provides a concrete definition and approach towards effective progressive discipline.  Participants are provided with a workbook that contains samples of written progressive discipline policies, verbal and written warnings, critical incident reports, and termination checklists.  Effective methods for minimizing the need for progressive discipline and testifying at grievance hearings are also offered.

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The P-A-C-E of Change in a Complex Global Society
This interactive, one-day workshop uses a four-stage approach developed and tested by Gravett and Associates over the last 10 years in private sector, nonprofit, and public organizations.  An interactive video experience, the Shifting Sands Experience, is also incorporated into the workshop.  Each seminar is customized to meet the needs of individual organizations.

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Sexual Harassment
Participants of this half-day seminar will leave with a solid understanding of the definition of sexual harassment.  Real world scenarios that have left organizations vulnerable to law suits will be analyzed.  Concrete prevention methods will be provided, as well as appropriate steps to follow to minimize damages should a sexual harassment claim be filed.  Sample sexual harassment policies will also be provided to participants.

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Strategies for Managing Workplace Stress Borrowed from the Martial Arts

This is a fun and informative two-hour session that you can bring into your organization to help employees manage the tensions of everyday stress. Dr. Gravett, who holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, shares exercises that borrow from T’ai Chi and Tae Kwon Do that can easily be done in a person’s work space. These exercises will help improve concentration, reduce tension, and improve memory. As a result, participants will be armed with strategies to cope with stress and maintain inner peace . . . which allows them to be more productive in the workplace.

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"The 10 Myths About Employee Motivation"
In this fast-paced, humorous presentation Linda explodes 10 widely-held beliefs throughout industry about employee motivation.  She offers alternatives for leaders to replace the outdated, ineffective myths that get in the way of organizational success.  Linda shares ideas from her interviews over the past four years with members of each generation in today’s workplace about which types of rewards and recognition truly serve as motivators for each age group.

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Topics for Keynotes and Motivational Presentations:
  1. Balanced Leadership: Finding Your Voice and Helping Others Find Theirs
  2. East Informs West: Achieving Balance Through Martial Arts Principles
  3. Personal Excellence: Leaving “Effective” in the Past

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Unleashing the Potential of Diverse Teams
This one-day seminar covers the four stages of team development, tools that help teams get positive results, conflict resolution techniques, and the roles of the team leader and team facilitator.  After engaging in an interactive training process, participants understand the difference between a "group" or "committee" and a fully-functioning, results oriented team, as well as ways to prevent common team problems.  Participants will learn about – and try out – tools such as Affinity Diagramming, Nominal Group Technique, and Force Field Analysis.

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You Have a Diverse Workforce:  Now What?!"
Linda shares her often humorous and poignant story about growing up in a small Midwestern town as the daughter of a full-blooded Native American mother and a French father.  She offers analogies for the workplace from her youth when she was usually the person who stood out in a crowd because of her mixture of Indian philosophies about herbal medicines and reverence for ancestry and French colloquialisms and cuisine.  Linda delivers a message of respect for others’ beliefs, ways to honor different perspectives, and how to leverage a diverse workforce for organizational success.

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In addition to the programs outlined above, Dr. Gravett is also available for presentations on the following topics:
  • Motivating Employees for Enhanced Performance
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Trainer
  • Turning Conflict Into Collaboration
  • Building a Bridge Across Generations
  • Unleashing the Potential of Diverse Teams
  • Managing Change So Change Doesn't Manage You
  • Measuring and Marketing Human Resource Effectiveness
  • Gen X'ers:  Who Are They and What Do They Want?
  • Mentoring:  How to Defeat a Sound Concept
  • The World of Diversity:  Building Collaboration in a Multicultural Workplace
      

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered for all Gravett and Associates workshops: .1 CEU for each hour of classroom attendance.

If you have any questions or need more information about any of our training offerings, please complete our Contact Form, or contact Dr. Gravett by telephone at 513-753-8870.