Workshops that educate, empower and engage

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Novateur’s customized, interactive learning opportunities focus on helping the people in your organization reach their full potential.

The corporate and legal fields are competitive and your people need every advantage to continue to be successful. We offer practical and innovative programs of varying lengths that incorporate multiple modes of learning so that everyone participates and gains lasting insights. We work with you to co-create an in-person or virtual workshop that will inform, energize and engage your group. Whether you are gathering face-to-face or online, your team will gain concrete skills and form actionable plans for implementation.

Our Workshops:

Today, most of us have had to transition quickly to virtual speaking whether in meetings, events, or sales pitches. But it’s tough to keep people engaged virtually. In this interactive session, you will learn 5 secrets to sustain attention, boost your credibility, and make an impact in your organization. We will dig into the best practices for a great virtual voice, using body language to project confidence, effectively sharing data to report numbers and stats, raising the bar with a strong opening and closing, and creating visually stunning slides that capture attention.

You will learn to:

  • Keep your audiences engaged and prevent multitasking.
  • Create a powerful virtual presence and enhance your credibility.
  • Avoid the pitfalls of virtual speaking and take your presentation skills from good to great.

Now more than ever, it is critical that leaders listen deeply to their stakeholders, colleagues and those they manage. Listening is especially challenging in the virtual world when we are deprived of the visual cues that help us interpret someone’s words. However, when you learn to actively listen at the deepest level, you can better understand those you lead and build stronger relationships with everyone around you. In this interactive program, Debby helps you learn the five keys to active listening through teaching and hands-on exercises.

You will learn:

  • Why listening is critical to improving your working relationships.
  • How to avoid distraction.
  • The core skills needed to become a focused, active listener.

Hiring mistakes are painful in a multitude of ways. They can be culturally toxic and the associated sunk costs can rise into the six figures. Asking behavioral questions based on key competencies can help you avoid making those bad hiring decisions. In this workshop, you will learn how competency-based interview questions will enhance your ability to gather critical information during the interview process and help you weed out candidates who don’t fit the success profile for the role.

You will learn:

  • Identify the differences between behavioral interviewing and other interview techniques.
  • Understand the anatomy and power of a competency-based behavioral interview question.
  • Understand how to turn competencies into behavioral interview questions.
  • Seamlessly integrate behavioral questions into the interview process.

Building a strong brand is critical to success in any profession. You must excel at telling your story if you want to reach your professional goals. But, how do you let others know about your strengths, accomplishments and brand without coming across as arrogant? Debby Stone builds upon the concepts in her book, The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career, to guide attendees toward becoming more confident, graceful and authentic self-promoters who tell their stories powerfully.

You will learn:

  • Adopt an empowering mindset about telling your story.
  • Determine the components of your personal brand.
  • Leverage concrete tools to develop the key components of a masterful self-promotion story.
  • Develop practical strategies for implementing the art of self-promotion in the context of your career path.

Business Development has changed dramatically as a result of the pandemic, particularly with the shift from in-person to virtual. Despite these changes, one thing remains the same: Clients are the lifeblood of your firm. This workshop will provide practical tips on how to make the most of business development during these changing times.

You will learn:

  • Ways to plan ahead and incorporate business development into your daily routine.
  • How to maximize client engagement even when you can’t meet face-to-face.
  • How to build your network.
  • Strategies to cultivate your virtual presence.

We all face adversity, hit roadblocks and have setbacks. It is how we respond to those events that makes or breaks our careers. Debby shares with you the key components of resiliency, why it is important to leadership and how you can become more resilient.

You will learn:

  • How resiliency affects business and career-pathing decisions.
  • The fundamental components of resilience.
  • Ways to incorporate resiliency-building habits into your life and work.

Differences of opinion can bring increased innovation and solutions, but differences can also create tension, conflict, and disruption. Dialogue across polarized views is more critical than ever. This program will guide you with proven, practical techniques for successful conversations with family, friends, and work colleagues, no matter how difficult the subjects. We provide options for short-circuiting the human response of defensiveness so you can accomplish your purpose.

You will learn:

  • Reflect on the relationships where you would most like to build bridges.
  • Gain clarity on the purpose of your difficult conversations.
  • Explore multiple options for responding to polarizing conversations.
  • Observe examples of techniques in the real world.
  • Apply one or more techniques to your specific situations.

Even the most talented leaders struggle with time management challenges, both personally and as they lead employees. This program will provide a comprehensive look at time management through the lens of a leader.

You will learn:

  • Strategies to eliminate nonessential work.
  • Effective delegation to increase productivity.
  • Techniques to keep your team on track and focused.
  • Tactics to create greater accountability in the workplace.

Delegation is critical to increasing productivity in the face of the demands of our hybrid virtual and in-person workplace. Those who delegate well develop strong team members, have the ability to elevate their level of work and are more productive while avoiding burnout. Several key factors determine whether an effort to delegate work will be successful or end in failure. In this workshop, you will learn the steps necessary to fully let go of tasks and projects without falling into the traps of micromanagement or abdication.

You will learn:

  • The benefits of mastering delegation.
  • What, when and to whom you should delegate.
  • A delegation process you can follow to ensure success.
  • How to create ownership and accountability.

Business development is never one size fits all. Some lawyers are natural salesmen while others prefer intimate settings to cultivate meaningful client relationships. This workshop focuses on leveraging individual strengths to define your own path to business development success.

You will learn:

  • How to become a trusted business advisor.
  • Strategies to cultivate your network, both internally and externally.
  • Techniques to maximize your involvement outside of work.
  • Ways to plan ahead and incorporate business development in your daily routine.

Now more than ever, mastering time management is critical to your success. This interactive workshop will provide practical, easy-to-incorporate tips to help you hone your time management skills and increase your productivity.

You will learn:

  • How to prioritize competing deadlines.
  • Strategies to plan workflow in advance and avoid missed deadlines.
  • Best practices to eliminate distractions.
  • Techniques to effectively communicate with your supervisor.
  • Tips to avoid rabbit holes.

Balancing back-to-back virtual meetings with the daily onslaught of incoming emails and pressing deadlines may feel like you are running a nonstop marathon as you rush from task to task. This interactive workshop will provide practical, proven and easy-to-incorporate tips to help you increase your productivity and find greater balance by working smarter, not harder.

You will learn:

  • How to align your values with your work style to enhance your productivity.
  • Best practices to assess and prioritize your workload more effectively.
  • Strategies to help you spend your working hours more efficiently.
  • Techniques to eliminate clutter in the virtual world.

Our workshops and training programs vary in length from short lunch and learn style programs to half-day and full-day sessions.

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