Soft Skills Training

Soft skills are personality traits that characterize a person's interaction in a social environment. These skills can include social graces, communication abilities, language skills, personal habits, cognitive or emotional empathy, time management, teamwork and leadership traits.

 
 
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Creating a Team Culture® 

Based on the strengths of each of the four main personality types (Amiable, Analytical, Expressive and Driver) your group identifies characteristics that (1) Build Trust (2) Resolve Conflict (3) Gain Cooperation (4) Empower Future Leaders. Creating a Team Culture® is a fun way to generate change and build teamwork within your group. The program is composed of one-hour modules, which can fit into any format from a one-hour keynote speech to an extended seminar series. Most clients request a 3.5 hour working session. 

Sample Agenda:

  • What makes a Good Team?
  • Seven Ways to Build Trust
  • Improving Communication
  • Seven Ways to Resolve Conflict
  • Pointing Out Mistakes Indirectly
  • Anchoring Positive Behavior
  • Seven Ways to Build Leaders who Inspire Teamwork
  • A Three-Step Process to Persuade Individuals and Groups

Alternate Modules for Creating a Team Culture:

  • Team Fundamentals
  • A Three-Step Process to Persuade Individuals and Groups
  • Improve Your Memory 10-Fold in Minutes
  • 10 Ways to Eliminate Presentation Fear
  • Leading Powerful Meetings
  • Problem Solving Made Easy
  • How to Remember Names
  • Adding Energy and Enthusiasm to Projects
  • Gain a Consensus
  • Thinking and Speaking Under Pressure
  • Personality Temperaments
  • Adding Fun to Tough Jobs
 
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Ace Race®

This philanthropic team building event organizes your team into small groups of four to six people, and each group builds a single hole of a custom golf course using non-perishable food items. Once the custom golf course is built, the teams compete against each other to determine the golf champion of your event and the food is donated to a local food bank.

 

Sample Workshop Outline

  • Introduction and Icebreaker
  • Divide into teams and work on a high energy challenge
  • Distribute the food, build the golf course and practice
  • Teams compete to race through the course getting holes-in-one, and the energy erupts!
  • A champion is crowned
  • Donation to the Food Bank and remarks from the charity
 
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Rescue Bear®

In this teddy bear team building event each participant has puzzles to solve, codes to decipher, and challenges to tackle in order to acquire the resources that they need to build a series of custom teddy bears, bunnies, cows, tigers, and more — all decked out in a flashy clothes.

During the activity teams take time to consider and share their core personality strengths that help accomplish the goal.

The ultimate conclusion is that every member of the team has strengths and talents that when tapped into get the job done.

Sample Workshop Outline

  • Introduction and Icebreaker
  • Divide into teams with an activity that identifies personality styles
  • Teams share the strengths they have within their groups
  • Using their strengths, teams collaborate to earn the bear parts
  • Teams assemble their bears
  • Donation presentation and remarks from the children's charity
 
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Camaraderie Quest®

The Camaraderie Quest® team scavenger hunt is a brainy, challenging, high-tech adventure that is tailor-made to your group and location every single time. Participant groups are each assigned an iPad that gives them challenges to solve and items to discover. The groups use the iPads to record their successes on photos and video recordings. At the conclusion, the iPads are collected and each group is scored based on their results. Our instructors organize a fun and funny slideshow for the group to view as the winners are crowned. Because every quest is custom designed for your location and every group uses their own creativity in the quest, no two adventures are the same!

Camaraderie Quests are designed to fit a 2.5 hour time frame, which is composed of a short introduction, two 45-minute quests, and a 30-minute debrief and slideshow. However, this program can be shortened to a little under two hours by eliminating a single quest or extended to a half day, full day, or two day workshop by adding modules from the Creating a Team Culture® activity. During each event, you’ll engage both your minds and your bodies in solving the puzzles of teamwork and build great camaraderie.

 
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Fearless Presentations®

End your fear of public speaking with this customizable public speaking course. Eliminate the nervous jitters, get rid of the shaky hands, banish those butterflies, and become the poised and self-confident presenter that you've always wanted to be. 

Day #1: How to Reduce and Eliminate Public Speaking Fear.

  • 10 Ways to Eliminate Public Speaking Fear
  • How to Give Any Presentation without Notes (or Relying on Slides for Cues)
  • A Simple Way to Eliminate Fear in Less than 2 Minutes
  • A Three-Step Process to Persuade Groups
  • How to Maximize Your Presentation Strengths while Reducing Weaknesses
  • Impromptu Speaking made Easy


Day #2: Design and Deliver Powerful Speeches.

  • Design Entire Speeches (Including PowerPoint Slides) in 15 Minutes
  • Add Energy/Enthusiasm to Boring Material
  • 10 Ways to Add Impact to Any Presentation
  • PowerPoint Slideshows made Easy

The program is customizable to fit your schedule.


Creating a Team Culture®, Ace Race®, Rescue Bear®, Camaraderie Quest® and Fearless Presentations® are registered trademarks of

The Leader's Institute, LLC