Richard Day

Management Development Training Seminars - In House

“In House” seminars are sessions that have been specifically designed to target popular topic areas that have relevance to your work place and personal productivity goals.

Of course, it is possible to design and blend any of these topics with other desired outcomes that the organisation may have, for instance conducting a session on stress management can also effectively lead into developing personal resilience or the two topics can be combined to give a dual insight and outcome.

Productivity Enhancing “In-House” Seminars:

"The Art of Straight Talk"

(Leadership-Communication Skills):
Overview:
The ability to communicate effectively is without doubt, one of the most necessary life and business skills required to fulfil your goals and aspirations. Great communication skills are the very essence of your personality and impact on your ability to develop relationships both in business and personally.
Designed for:
Individuals, team leaders, managers, supervisors and self-leaders responsible for creating and building synergistic teams and individuals in any life or business endeavour. Suitable also for any individual focused on continuous improvement and committed to building stronger partnerships both in business and personally.
Content:
The program discusses a basic communication model as well as providing an insight into the ten "fundamental" communication skills and techniques that form the basis of what we say in our everyday life. As you are aware all life is based on relationships in the teams that make up your existence. Communication, whether internal or external, is the bonding agent-or system-used to develop our relationships.
Effective, positive communication therefore builds, strengthens and creates a life of abundant well-being.
How important is communication? As important as life itself, for it is indeed the very essence of life!
Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of the program all participants will be able to:
  • Understand the ten steps of effective communication and use them.
  • Plan for a desired outcome before commencing a communication.
  • Understand how to structure requests and feedback effectively.
  • Communicate clearly and get your point across.
  • Understand the "encode" and "decode" functions of communication.

"How to Get What You Want"

(Leadership-Assertiveness Techniques):
Overview:
Assertiveness is the art of standing up for your personal rights or point of view in a positive, constructive and open manner, while at the same time respecting the personal rights and views of others. This course is designed to introduce participants to an understanding of the role that assertiveness plays in interpersonal communication.
Participants will learn a range of techniques to improve their ability to manage the various demands made on them in their interaction with others, with particular reference to the workplace and life in general.
Designed for:
This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to learn how to interact with business associates or for that matter, anyone in a non-aggressive and assertive/responsive manner, through learning techniques that will enable them to take conscious control of situations rather than allowing the situation and their emotional response to control them.
Content:
  • Understanding assertive behaviour
  • How to manage others without being manipulative or aggressive
  • Effective delegation techniques
  • How to get a productive outcome when in conflict with others
  • " How to handle aggressive behaviour in yourself and others
  • How to give and receive feedback
  • Learning about the function of body language
  • Assertive behaviour rehearsal; identifying assertive models of action, applying them to problem situations, practice and feedback
  • How to apply assertiveness skills back in the community and workplace

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply practical assertiveness techniques based on their new leadership style
  • Provide constructive feedback
  • Deal effectively with all types of people
  • Cope more effectively with stress
  • Be able to navigate and evaluate behaviour in self and others

"Crocodiles not Waterlilies - 3 days"

(Self-Leadership and Team Dynamics Program)
Overview:
An amazing life and culture changing experience for individuals, organizations and work teams. Designed around 38 easy recall "universal " success principles this program is about personal and organizational change that creates strong and effective leaders and teams. The information is presented via accelerated learning and experiential learning techniques and will change the way you think about yourself, your business and your purpose.
The course provides powerful techniques for leadership development, encouraging a superior level of individual responsibility and accountability. Strategies for self-management and performance improvement are identified leading towards the attainment of personal, team and organisational goals. The course challenges the mental models on which individuals operate and provides a mix of proven behavioural change strategies, together with a range of innovative techniques designed to enhance the participant's ability to retain, recall and apply core leadership principles in work and everyday life. The vision of the "Crocodiles not Waterlilies" program is to empower individuals to achieve their highest potential and to develop vital, successful organizations capable of meeting any challenge. 
Designed for:
Individuals, team leaders, managers, supervisors and self-leaders responsible for creating and leading synergistic teams or members of a team in any life or business endeavour. Suitable also for any individual focused on continuous improvement and building learning organisations and networks.
Content:
  • Building awareness, ownership and accountability-managing and leading self
  • Clarifying vision and direction
  • Managing competing time demands and prioritising
  • Coping with and influencing change
  • Understanding the dynamics of team unity and team learning
  • Resolving differences and communicating for results
  • Self-leadership skills and techniques
  • Eliminating inter-departmental and cultural barriers
  • Strategies for managing competing priorities and stress
  • Techniques for increased creativity and flexibility
  • Effective delegation, planning and goal setting for life and business success

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of the program, all participants will be able to: -

  • Increase personal creativity and productivity in any realm
  • Apply self-leadership principles to boost personal and team effectiveness
  • Become more entrepreneurial and proactive in all aspects of human endeavour
  • Design and implement strategies or action plans for continuous improvement and learning as individuals and teams

"The Simple Success Rituals of a Business Athlete"

(Leadership-Health and Performance):
Overview:
Every individual functions effectively or otherwise based on the integrity of the "rituals" that they have in their life. The difference between "peak performance" and "mediocrity" is the choice of behavioural rituals and how effectively you employ them to achieve your desired outcome.
Designed for:
Anyone who is desirous of improving their daily performance and quality of life across the board.
Content:
Individuals will learn the how to manage the following areas:
  • Physical rituals which are akin to issues relating to: Sleep, Rest, Food, Fluid, Activity.
  • How to read the emotional system accurately.
  • How to identify and then change undesirable behaviours.
  • How to recognise the skills to make your life's journey complete.
  • How to live each day with zest and passion.

Learning Outcomes:
Each individual will be empowered to take charge of their lives and with that responsibility develop the habits and rituals that will ensure that they are in charge of their life and destiny.

"Toughness Training"

(Leadership-Stress Management)
Overview:
This program is about the skills that can be mastered to enable a person to become more resilient and functional in difficult environments. Program participants learn how to identify particular sources of stress, both internal and external.
Designed for:
This program is suitable for any person who works in a demanding  environment. It is particularly important for those concerned with organisational development, interdepartmental responsibility, leadership conflict and anyone who is concerned with helping themselves and others to perform more effectively without succumbing to the pressures of stress.
Content:
  • Defining what is stress?
  • Identifying the sources of distress in our lives both organisational and personal
  • Personal characteristics and how they affect stress levels
  • Keeping a check on the build-up of stress
  • Some secrets of peak performers
  • Coping mechanisms and techniques for combating stress
  • Managing priorities and time effectively
  • Developing positive mental modes
  • Practical application of seven "universal" principles

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise stress-inducing environments
  • Understand the impact of personal characteristics on individual and workplace performance
  • Formulate and implement strategies to reduce and cope with stress
  • Perform with increased creativity and flexibility
  • Increased productivity through effective stress management techniques

"Turning Distress into Excitement"

(Leadership-Stress Management)
Overview:
This insightful and interactive program provides amazing insights into how we can learn to master stress and control situations so that work for us and not against us. With the rapid pace of change experienced both in the workplace and society, stress has become a very real matter that affects the performance and motivation of many people. This course dynamically delivers strategies for coping with distress.
Program participants learn how to identify particular sources of stress, both internal and external so that they can develop strategies to take control of the scenario.
Designed for:
This program is suitable for any person who works in a stressful environment. It is particularly important for those concerned with organisational development, interdepartmental issues, leadership conflict and anyone who is concerned with helping themselves and others to perform more effectively without succumbing to the pressures of stress.
Content:
  • Defining what is stress?
  • Identifying the sources of distress in our lives both organisational and personal
  • Personal characteristics and how they affect stress levels
  • Keeping a check on the build-up of stress
  • Some secrets of peak performers
  • Coping mechanisms and techniques for combating stress
  • Managing priorities and time effectively
  • Developing positive mental modes
  • Practical application of seven "universal" principles

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise stress-inducing environments
  • Understand the impact of personal characteristics on individual and workplace performance
  • Formulate and implement strategies to reduce and cope with stress
  • Perform with increased creativity and flexibility
  • Increased productivity through effective stress management techniques

"Controlling Time on your Terms"

(Leadership-Time Management):
Overview:
Time is the most valuable commodity we have.
We are constantly battling to manage it more efficiently and effectively in the quest for more control over our lives. Personal control is directly related to how we use time.
Its greatest enemy is procrastination!
In this seminar you will be given a clear understanding of three core issues:
  • Procrastination
  • Management
  • Time use...and how they relate to each other.

Designed for:
Team leaders, managers and business professionals will all benefit from this clear and simple approach to time management.
Content:
The seminar will deal with understanding all of the important issues that relate to the effective use of time. From identifying what procrastination is ….to establishing the feelings that we receive when we procrastinate and what causes us to do it as well as identifying what time wasting habits we have . The seminar will also explore practical solutions to controlling time on your terms and outline simple strategies that you can begin to use immediately that will have an instantaneous impact.
Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this seminar attendees will understand the following important time management strategies:

  • Understand the reasons for procrastination.
  • What causes us to procrastinate?
  • Understanding the concept of time management and how to take charge of it.
  • Be able to identify "personal" time wasting habits and the solutions.
  • Understand the seven simple steps required to take charge of your time once and for all.

"The Power of One and Building a Great Team"

(Leadership-Team Building):
Overview:
Building a great team relies on the effective self-leadership skills of the team leader to be able to mould the team into a cohesive unit. One of the most important factors in building a great team is to recognise the extraordinary potential power and contribution of each individual in the group and to develop an environment where those skills can flourish.
Strong teams also depend on great "systems" to be able to consistently reproduce great results as well as a strong commitment to "personal success rituals" to ensure that each individual is capable of performing at their peak on a daily basis.
Designed for:
Anyone who is directly responsible for the effective functioning of any team business or otherwise.
Content:
The session will deal with the important "team building" issues of accountability, personal performance issues, self-leadership skills and team dynamics. It will stimulate and challenge some of the long held beliefs regarding the correct management of teams as well as exposing some myths of team leadership. A great session for anyone involved in the truly successful management of their team.
Learning Outcomes:
The seminar will clearly explain the following:
  • The power of "systems" within a team.
  • The responsibility each leader has for themselves and the others in the team.
  • The individual "rituals" that must be addressed before "inspiring leadership" can be counted on.
  • How to maintain the culture of the team and stimulate a productive work ethic.
  • How to develop self-leadership skills.

"Everything You Should Know About Goals But Were Never Told!"

(Leadership-Goal Setting):
Overview:
Goal setting is one of the most important personal success skills that you have. It allows you to identify targets and outcomes and helps you methodically achieve them.
Richard will be facilitating an inspiring half-day seminar on the specific art of setting and achieving goals. The workshop will outline all of the crucial components of effective goal setting with the opportunity to design your own action plan for your planned success now and in the future.
Designed for:
Team leaders, managers and business professionals will all benefit from this tough no nonsense approach to goal setting.
Content:
The seminar will outline the specific steps that you must have in place in order to be able to plan and accomplish your goals and objectives. Insight will be given into how your value system impacts on your goal achieving ability as well as the power of your sub-conscious mind and its ability to "visualise" an outcome before it actually occurs. Insight will also be given into skills that will assist you to identify your own challenges if and when planned goals are not met.
Learning Outcomes:
The following outcomes will be achieved upon completion of the seminar:
  • Understanding the process of setting effective goals.
  • Recognising the role of the value system in goal setting.
  • Understanding the basic function of the sub-conscious mind in goal achievement.
  • Be able to utilise the power of "visualisation" in goal achievement.

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