I love offering workshops that can solve your problems. That are targeted to your audience, your business environment, your context.
In the past, I’ve delivered a variety of business ‘soft skill’ related programs. Here’s a sample of the workshops I can offer - but don’t hesitate to reach out if you want something more targeted and specialised!
These workshops can be contextualised to audiences ranging from graduates, to emerging leaders and middle managers, either office-based or field staff.
The conversation is the relationship (Lunch and learn)
This is the perfect keynote / doing workshop for an energising ‘lunch and learn’ time spot for your employees. In this one hour, sharp, practical and inspiring workshop we explore:
The mindset to drive your success at work (internal vs external locus of control)
Discuss things that we can either control, influence or be concerned about (but have no control over)
How we can build our level of influence in an organisation, particularly when we don’t have direct authority as a manager - and how we can we get work done (supported, endorsed, executed) through others
Identifying and exploring factors that underpin Influence success:
Know: Through the power of networks
Like: Delivering value to others
Trust: Consistently showing up and delivering on what you promise
New leader workshop: Mix and match your modules
You’re brilliant at what you do and that’s why you’ve been promoted to manage a team. However, you’ve realised it takes a different skill set to manage people, than it does to just be ‘good at your job’.
Or, maybe you’ve been in a leadership position for some time and you want to learn how to be a more effective people leader.
You can customise what leadership modules you’d like included to suit your time-frame.
Anticipate/expect that each module is a 2-4 hour chunk of time.
Understanding your leadership style
Leading others: Stages of team development
Setting goals and managing performance
Delegation and assigning tasks
Coaching for performance: How to monitor performance, give and receive feedback
Finding the balance
Clifton StrengthsFinder for Teams
Research by the Gallup Organisation has found that people who have an opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs.
This workshop is based on the bestselling Strengths Finder 2.0 book and an online self-assessment. Each participant completes an assessment and receives a report with suggestions for work-related action planning on their top 5 talents.
Workshop activities and group discussions centre on leveraging talents and managing weaknesses in both an individual and team setting.
Target audience: Anyone in a team
Duration: Two - four hours (depending on group size)
Train the Trainer / First Time Facilitator boot camp
I’ve interviewed over 70 incredible facilitators around the world to find out how they create engaging training that sticks; teamed with and put these ideas into two headings, to
Profiling your audience
Writing effective workshop objectives to meet the intended learning outcome
Learning simple Instructional Design principles to help your content and activities hit the mark
Designing effective resources (such as flipcharts, handouts, PowerPoint)
Face-to-face: Creating a positive workshop environment using icebreakers and energisers Online: Engaging participants by delivering dynamic
Ramping up the workshop style and engagement, using open-ended questions, and x-factor activities
The pre-start is one of the most important safety presentations of the shift, but if often feels like groundhog day and as a result, the message doesn’t seem to stick; and your crew come up to you when it’s over to ask you questions which you’ve already covered.
As a leader running the pre-start, you’re up against a lot of hurdles. It’s not easy to keep people engaged and listening on your every word when you’re in a repetitive environment. You’re delivering the pre-start chat at the same time, every day. The workshop environment is the same, the people attending the pre-start are the same, everyone is standing in the place they stood yesterday.
So, how do you make your message stick?
In this half day workshop, your leaders will learn how to deliver a message powerfully in front of a group using a variety of techniques such as eye contact, voice control, breathing, and stance. You’ll learn how to engage your crew using questions, and learn how to hook them into your message within the first minute of 'taking the stage’.
Target audience: Leading hands, Step-ups and Supervisors
Duration: Half day workshop
Managing Work Priorities
There are a fixed number of hours in the day, In this workshop you will learn how to make better use of your time and set criteria for managing your priorities. You’ll also learn how to map your energy cycle (and use this to batch tasks and chunk your calendar) and how to be more efficient at what you do through delegation; and using automated workflows and systems.
Target audience: Anyone who wants to be more efficient and productive
Duration: Half day workshop
LAUNCH YOUR PODCAST
You’ve had the idea of starting a podcast for a while now but every time you start to research and give it a go, you’re overwhelmed by all the information out there. You want a simple plan you can follow, a clear step-by-step action plan to start your podcast from scratch (and then joyfully download your episodes in your fav podcast player!).
In this one day workshop, Leanne Hughes from the First Time Facilitator podcast will walk you through the approach she took to start her podcast from concept to launch. After being a fan of the podcasting medium for years, Leanne launched her own show in February 2018. The lessons she gained from the experience are still very fresh in her mind and (being a learning and development person for her day job) she’s keen to share all of this information with you, so you walk out the door with the clarity and tool-kit needed to successfully launch your show.
Warning: Don’t attend this workshop if you just want to sit back and absorb information.
This is very much a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop), doing, hands-on workshop. Oh, and we'll also have a tremendous lot of fun while learning all about the podcasting medium.
This workshop has limited numbers (8) to ensure the best learning experience, and the opportunity to answer all of your questions on the day.
Why start a podcast?
The benefits of starting a podcast are priceless, even if you never crack the top 100. As a result of starting her podcast, Leanne has interviewed her author/speaker heroes, met like-minded passionate facilitation folk around the world, developed her interviewing and verbal communication skills, and opened her mind in hundreds of new directions. If you're a business owner, having a podcast is having another asset - to grow your credibility and authority in your market.
Who is this workshop for?
Corporate side hustlers
People who work in marketing/communications roles for a company (internal podcasts)
Really...just anyone who is curious about starting a podcast, and keen to make as much progress, with as little Googling as possible
In this one day workshop, you will learn:
The blueprint for getting your podcast started in 2019
Equipment essentials - what is necessary and what is ‘nice to have’
Software and subscriptions (software for recording, apps for scheduling your guests, subscriptions to level audio, host your podcast)
How to create cover artwork and record your introduction track
Voice recording essentials
How to submit your podcast to podcast players like iTunes and Spotify
How to launch your podcast - what’s really important?
How to promote your episodes
How to write show notes and organise transcripts (if required)
You'll also get templates to help plan your show including:
Show Notes template
Podcast set-up checklist
Sample interview questions
Episode schedule template
Template I use to reach out to my guests