Featured Programs: Spring, 2013

CorpTalk's Featured Programs offer a range of easy to implement, high impact coaching, development and learning programs. They provide representative examples of the menu of programs we offer based on The CorpTalk Solution Matrix and allow us to highlight the winning programs we use with our clients.

As complete standalone solutions or as a first step to one of our larger, more comprehensive signature change programs, CorpTalk's Featured Programs will deliver the results you need.

Change

Change is a Conversation™ - Step One Readiness Assessment

Program Overview

Change is a Conversation™ is CorpTalk's signature change management program. This program supports business leaders and their teams to drive high performance business results and cultural transformation through customized solutions that combine executive advisement, strategy development, change leader coaching, data collection and analysis, facilitation of large group and mixed dialogue sessions and participatory design sessions.

It features our Change Ready Snapshot as a stand-alone diagnostic or first step to developing a dynamic change blueprints linked to systems thinking, broad scale stakeholder engagement and a highly participatory model for change.

CorpTalk's Change Ready Snapshot™ is a useful first step in developing strategic change plans. It helps you to answer the question: "How ready are we to introduce and sustain this change and what is required to ensure our success?" It engages your organization in an assessment of a number of critical change factors including:

  • The order and complexity of the change
  • The level of sponsorship
  • The degree of stakeholder buy-in
  • Current change management capabilities

Benefits to Business Leaders include:
  • Deeper insights into what is involved and what is required
  • Greater confidence in ability to lead through change
  • Stronger vision driven by EQ

Benefits to Business include:
  • Saving time, money and frustration and avoiding stakeholder burnout
  • Having an informed and comparative view and self-diagnostic to check readiness for change against best practices
  • Putting in place a first step to develop a "blueprint" for designing key change initiatives: from point of conception to realization of end-goals
  • A framework for incorporating a new and powerful communication paradigm into your operating culture

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Change

Change is a Conversation™ - Step One Readiness Assessment

Program Overview — Get Ready for Change

Change is a Conversation™ is CorpTalk's signature change management program. This program supports business leaders and their teams to drive high performance business results and cultural transformation through customized solutions that combine executive advisement, strategy development, change leader coaching, data collection and analysis, facilitation of large group and mixed dialogue sessions and participatory design sessions.

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Leadership

New Leader Assimilation

Program Overview

CorpTalk supports new leaders through new leader assimilation coaching and facilitated team sessions.

When a management change takes place, team members work hard to understand the impact the new leader will have on the team. Most managers and their teams eventually figure things out but precious time and opportunities are lost through guesswork, and in some cases, leaders and/or their teams may completely derail for a time.

CorpTalk's half-day New Leader Assimilation process supports leaders and teams to accelerate the "getting to know you" stage. It supports leaders and teams to share information, dialogue about styles, preferences and needs, and shape mutual expectations in a healthy and welcoming way. The new manager learns what's on the mind of the team and what supports them to do their best work; and the team learns about the leader's preferred work style and leadership perspective. In this way, the leader is able to attune his or her management style to the needs of the team and establish a positive and mutually supportive relationship with his/her reports.

Benefits to Leader and Team include:
  • A welcoming context to create a positive first impression, share information, and set the stage for working well together
  • Actionable insights to guide the leader and the team through the assimilation process
  • An accelerated success track to support high performance teaming and trust building

Benefits to Business include:
  • Support of their investment to bring in a new leader
  • Fast-tracked success of the team and business deliverables
  • Stronger brand through the development of a supportive, empowered culture

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Leadership

New Leader Assimilation

Program Overview — Leader Quick Start

CorpTalk supports new leaders through an expertly facilitated team session and new leader assimilation coaching.

When a management change takes place, team members work hard to understand the impact the new leader will have on the team. Most managers and their teams eventually figure things out but precious time and opportunities are lost through guesswork, and in some cases, leaders and/or their teams may completely derail for a period of time. CorpTalk's half-day New Leader Assimilation process supports leaders and teams to accelerate the "getting to know you" stage.

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Team

Ramp Up - New Team Assimilation

Program Overview

Teams form to take on new initiatives but also as a result of reorganizations, mergers or acquisitions and to address the need to refresh or evolve existing projects.

After any significant change or key juncture (e.g. project launch, change in leadership, cross-functional need to collaborate, etc.), there are greater possible risks and rewards for everyone involved. This "make or break" moment represents a window of opportunity for the business as people are more likely to be open to change and critical business objectives can be revisited and invigorated. Skilled business managers set their teams up to succeed by taking the time up front to establish clarity, ensure inclusion and confirm the team's charter.

CorpTalk's Ramp Up - Team Assimilation supports teams to get on the same page; establish clarity, ensure inclusion and begin to put in place an effective team charter. This structured and expertly facilitated process can be delivered in one full day or two half-day sessions and provides high performance teams with an expert jumpstart.

Newly formed or merged teams convene to review, dialogue, clarify and come to agreement regarding a number of key team developmental milestones, including: the mission and vision for the team, new roles and responsibilities, interdependencies and stakeholder engagement, how they will organize themselves to operate optimally in the new business context and what how they will achieve their key milestones and critical deliverables.

Benefits to Leader and Team include:
  • Shared understanding of the mission and vision
  • Review and clarification of roles, responsibilities and interdependencies
  • Review and clarification or critical deliverables, key milestones and timelines
  • 30/60/90 day roadmap and first draft of team charter

Benefits to Business include:
  • Fast track success for a cohesive team that is focused, energized and aligned with business strategy
  • Employees who are on track and focused rather than distracted and worried about the future
  • Stronger brand through the development of a supportive, empowered culture

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Team

Ramp Up - New Team Assimilation

Program Overview — New Team Quick Start

CorpTalk's Ramp Up - Team Assimilation supports teams to get on the same page, establish clarity, ensure inclusion and begin to put in place an effective team charter. This structured and expertly facilitated process can be delivered in one full day or two half-day sessions and provides high performance teams with an expert jumpstart.

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Ramp Up - Team Acceleration

Program Overview — Team Rejuvenation

CorpTalk's Ramp Up - Team Acceleration supports teams to energize and fast track their efforts. This structured and expertly facilitated process can be delivered in one full day or two half-day sessions and provides high performance teams with an opportunity to regroup, focus on what is working, accelerate development and define what is needed to meet critical milestones and deliverables.

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Performance

MyCoach™ Online

Program Overview

CorpTalk's MyCoach™ Online accelerated development program provides high potential leaders and mission critical collaborators with a developmental experience through personalized coaching and self-directed learning. It provides an executive level experience at a fraction of the cost of traditional coaching thus making it a high quality, affordable solution for larger numbers of participants.

CorpTalk's MyCoach™ Online program features ongoing live facilitation via telephone and webinar linked to individual development, team charter and project milestones. Core experiential learning modules include: role clarification; personal leadership brand development; action planning and alignment with stakeholders; stakeholder relationship development; time management and knowledge sharing; having productive, change-oriented conversations; facilitating solutions.

This twelve-month program includes:
  • Access to our complete MyCoach™ content library
  • Customized "dashboard" with interactive features
  • Comprehensive individual intake
  • Personalized learning path linked to individual's "must achieves" and key deliverables
  • "Deep Dive" webinars on key topics
  • Live telephone sessions with CorpTalk Master Coach

Benefits to Participants include:
  • Tools, tips, techniques and skill sets to effectively lead and manage
  • Accelerated learning curve with personalized attention and support
  • Enhanced personal brand and leadership presence
  • Boosted career development

Benefits to Business include:
  • Active learning, high engagement culture and whole scale capability development
  • Cost effective, fast track coaching solution that allows for greater inclusion
  • Enhanced brand and retention of key talent

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Performance

MyCoach™ Online

Program Overview — Fast Track Support

CorpTalk's MyCoach™ Online accelerated development program provides high potential leaders and mission critical collaborators with a developmental experience through personalized coaching and self-directed learning. It provides an executive level experience at a fraction of the cost of traditional coaching thus making it a high quality, affordable solution for larger numbers of participants.


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Facilitation

Leading Meetings @ Work

Program Overview

CorpTalk's Leading Meetings @ Work half-day facilitation training workshop helps business and team leaders run highly productive, energized meetings that match the needs of the agenda and the people who participate.

CorpTalk's Leading Meetings @ Work supports participants to rethink how they convene, facilitate and follow up on meetings. The emphasis is on shorter, more energetic, solution-focused, flexible meeting designs to drive greater participation, innovation and efficiency. It supports organization to address the frequently heard complaint "I am in so many meetings, I have no time to get any work done." It targets companies that are looking to shift from shift from a time crunched meeting culture to a more innovative, flexible, high performance meeting culture by introducing and applying the concepts of Kronos and Kairos.

This program includes a meeting facilitation "how to" guide, featuring quick prep checklist, sample agendas and formats matched to a variety of meeting needs, a number of icebreakers and energizers. It features case examples, planning scenarios and role-play to support participants in applying expert facilitation skills at work.

Benefits to Participants include:
  • Deeper understanding of what is involved and what is required in facilitating a great meeting
  • Greater ease and confidence in the role of facilitator
  • Visible leadership role in shaping a more flexible, high performance meeting culture

Benefits to Business include:
  • The creation of a flexible, high performance meeting culture
  • Better, sharper decision-making and follow up accountabilities
  • Time freed up for more reflective thinking and more active collaboration
  • A more energetic, optimistic atmosphere

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Facilitation

Leading Meetings@Work

Program Overview — Energetic & Inclusive

CorpTalk's Leading Meetings@Work half-day facilitation training workshop helps business and team leaders run highly productive, energized meetings that match the needs of the agenda and the people who participate.



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Outplacement

TransitionCoach™ Online

Program Overview

CorpTalk's TransitionCoach™ Online supports participants to expertly navigate career transition with optimism, energy, a solid plan and a successful outcome.

Enrollment in TransitionCoach features personal support via telephone and webinar and includes on-line access to thirteen coaching modules. Focus is on early design stage, creation of clearly articulated marketing materials, proven-successful strategies and tactics to achieve best fit in the current marketplace, and best practices to get up and running in a new role. Focus is on achieving key milestones including:

  • Key Milestone 1: Deciding what to pursue
  • Key Milestone 2: Creating a powerful resume and marketing yourself
  • Key Milestone 3: Interviewing with confidence and negotiating a favorable offer
  • Key Milestone 4: Getting off to a great start

TransitionCoach™ Online includes:
  • CorpTalk's Career Transition Toolkit, which provides key thinking, planning and tracking tools for organizing and executing the program
  • CorpTalk's Career Transition Intake Survey to help the coach assess each participant's current situation and strengths in enhance effectiveness of the intake coaching session.
  • A series of live telephone coaching sessions in which the coach gets to know the participant, provides a customized and systematic approach to the job search, reviews the content and recommends goal specific tools to guide the participant in succeeding in his/her job search, and checks on progress.
  • A series of live webinars covering topics such as: Interviewing for Success, Setting Goals and Staying On-Track, LinkedIn, Shaping Your Messaging and Leveraging Your Networks, Taking Care of Yourself (while taking care of your career search).

Target outcomes are clean, crisp, professional resumes and marketing tools, a targeted job search, effective strategies, decreased stress and increased focus.

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Outplacement

TransitionCoach™

Program Overview — Navigating Successfully

CorpTalk's TransitionCoach™ supports participants to expertly navigate career transition with optimism, energy, a solid plan and a successful outcome.

Enrollment in TransitionCoach™ features personal support via telephone and webinar and includes on-line access to thirteen coaching modules. Focus is on early design stage, creation of clearly articulated marketing materials, proven-successful strategies and tactics to achieve best fit in the current marketplace, and best practices to get up and running in a new role.


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Innovation

SmallWorldEvents™ - Design

Program Overview

Bringing people together through this powerful event framework drives innovation and helps your mission, vision and values come alive.

CorpTalk's SmallWorldEvent™ is a large-scale, highly interactive, learning event designed to bring diverse groups of people together to talk about things that really matter, create common ground and explore what is possible.

This versatile meeting design brings people together from different backgrounds and disciplines to develop new ideas through creative exercises, collaborative inquiry, and spirited, action-oriented conversations.

CorpTalk's SmallWorldEvent™ draws inspiration from the town squares, piazzas and open marketplaces across the globe - places where people come together for shared purpose and where the daily pulse of life and commerce help to shape whole communities.

By including people representing diverse disciplines, experience and perspectives and by creating a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment, opportunities for innovation emerge through the cross-pollination of ideas and behavioral breakthroughs.

Benefits to Participants include:
  • Ability to participate in shaping business solutions and future direction
  • Access to new ideas and connectivity to new and/or valued colleagues
  • Fun, energetic experience to spur interests and showcase their creativity and talents
  • Satisfaction of knowing that their opinions count and their contributions are valued

Benefits to Business include:
  • Access to the full array of talent and to the energy and spirit of participants
  • Creative ideas to channel into innovation and continuous improvements
  • Active learning, high engagement culture
  • The gained experience and facilitative expertise to host similar events

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Innovation

SmallWorldEvents™ - Design

Program Overview — Action Oriented Talk

Bringing people together through this powerful event framework drives innovation and helps your mission, vision and values come alive.

CorpTalk's SmallWorldEvents™ is a large-scale, highly interactive, learning event designed to bring diverse groups of people together to talk about things that really matter, create common ground and explore what is possible.


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BrainFrame™ - Executive Think Tank

Program Overview

CorpTalk's BrainFrame™ - Executive Think Tank immerses leaders in an expertly led exploration of the power of story telling and the role of leaders in shaping "grand narratives" and telling great stories. Learn how the use of stories boosts brainpower and Social EQ.

The BrainFrame™ - Executive Think Tank supports leaders to conceptualize and begin to shape a "grand narrative" or enabling cognitive frame (i.e. "brain frame") to function as the company's greatest working learning asset. This half-day learning dialogue introduces the business case for storytelling and includes a kick-start mini-tutorial on the key concepts and tools required to successfully incorporate narrative practices into business vision and strategy.

Topics include:
  • The primal power of storytelling and why business leaders need to know about it
  • How we shape "grand narratives" through our conversations and stories
  • The role of metaphor in innovation, imagination and knowledge sharing
  • Socializing, converging and aggregating great stories
  • Apply storytelling frames, concepts and techniques to drive innovation and engage others in delivering the business vision
  • Using storyboarding techniques and visual prompts to ensure the construction of clean, crisp messaging and impactful delivery
  • Learn how to build upon or evolve the story over time to compound value to business
  • And more…

Participants Benefit by:
  • Understanding the power of story and how it affects their ability to lead
  • A new mindset for understanding change using a narrative paradigm
  • Identifying "quick hit" opportunities to enhance their leadership vision
  • Ability to gain greater support and traction for key initiatives

Business Benefits by:
  • Unleashing the full cognitive power of the organization
  • Having a framework for change that is inclusive, engaging and sustainable
  • Enhanced brand and collective ownerships of a winning story

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StoryPower

BrainFrame™ - Executive Think Tank

Program Overview — Tell Your Story

CorpTalk's BrainFrame™ - Executive Think Tank immerses leaders in an expertly led exploration of the power of story telling and the role of leaders in shaping "grand narratives" and telling great stories. Learn how the use of stories boosts brainpower and Social EQ/IQ.


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