Immersive Learning for Solid Results!
Our workshops are an interactive and experiential group or team-based learning using real work-life scenarios. When we use relevant situations as subject matter, the training serves a valuable purpose of solving everyday issues; thus, engagement is high. The workshop provides a safe space for people to try new approaches and get immediate feedback from others within a learning environment's safety. Practice sets the learning. Using positive reinforcement, we keep fumbles light-hearted to make it fun.
While each workshop is specific to client needs, all are designed and facilitated from a coaching perspective. We hold fast to this rule because "true coaching" works, unlike any other type of professional development. When we can manage the way we think, we change our actions and behaviors accordingly. Although each person learns at a different speed, group learning offers real-time application and feedback. Sharing the experience with people in the same boat is encouraging and fun.
Since 2009, A Strategic Edge Coaching provides SDI Communication Skills Workshops for internal company teams and hosts external community events. Linda first discovered the SDI Relationship Awareness theory in a workshop during her residency with the Executive Coaching program at Royal Roads University. For the first time, she felt equipped to work in a group with ease. The team project Linda was a part of - proved it.
My Personal Experience with SDI® Relationship Building Tools - Case Study
Our assigned team was made up of six people with different personality types. Over the next seven months, we had to take turns assuming responsibility for completing numerous assignments and a final project worth 35% of our final marks.
The pressure to work well together was real.
As a result of knowing what motivates different personality types, we could complete our assignments without conflict and achieved an excellent product.
It was the best experience Linda had working as a team. Sold on the program, Linda became a facilitator shortly after that.
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Communication Skills Training with SDI®
Build Better Relationships, Strength Deployment Inventory® - Half-day
It's a fact that a person who understands people well, and knows how to motivate or inspire others to do what he/she wants, will be productive and successful in his/her endeavors. For over 40 years, Personal Strengths™ has helped people make business and personal relationships more productive.
The TSDI® (Total Strength Deployment Inventory) is a proven memorable tool that helps people understand each other at a much deeper level, increase their acceptance of one another, and in turn, prevent conflict. The TSDI® is the flagship assessment of a suite of tools based on Relationship Awareness™ — a learning model for effectively understanding the behavior's motive.
When people recognize themselves and others' unique motivation, they greatly enhance their ability to communicate more effectively AND handle conflict more productively.
Participants complete a personal TSDI® online survey and will receive their results in full colour.
At the core of this workshop is the Total Strengths Deployment Inventory®, a survey of how you respond under good circumstances, and when you are under stress. What you will learn:
1) Discover how your own motivation and values influence your behavior
2) Gain a better understanding of the reason behind behavior of others
3) Identify your response to conflict - and make more effective choices as a result
4) Learn ways to anticipate, prevent and manage conflict situations in your life
5) Capture relationship-building techniques that you will be able to apply immediately.
6) The language is easy to use, so participants remember their results. Remarkable results are more easily applied, and the learning is sustainable over the long term.
We offer SDI Communication Skills Training for companies and in the small business community. The following illustrates the benefits and each type of training: internal and external workshops.
Internal workshops are great for strengthening corporate brand behaviors and provide a space to work on the company and industry-specific challenges as subject matter.
When team members gather to solve company problems, engagement is strong, and the results can be exponential. Collaboration shared responsibility in the company's success is what makes companies excel.
Service that sells is a brand behavior. Workshops allow employees to learn and practice brand actions and behaviors.
A safe space to collaborate and solve company or industry-specific issues.
Shared responsibility in the company's success is what makes teams gel and companies excel.
The (SDI Communication Skills) workshop was so much fun to learn with the people I work with. It was great to interact with people I hardly ever see, and I even got along with people I normally don't. It was really interesting and I can use what I learned at home too. We should do more workshops like this!
plant supervisor, manufacturing co.
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External Workshops - Upcoming SDI® Training Courses
External workshops provide excellent learning opportunities for individuals who want to improve skills but need willing participants to explore and test new approaches.
We focus on building practical skills that are necessary for business and life. Our subject matter is business/ work-related and applicable to personal situations.
For upcoming external workshops in your community, see below.
How to Build Better Relationships & Get Results!
Sat. Oct. 23rd, 2021
If success is about relationships, then the ability to develop good relationships with any personality becomes vital. In this half-day workshop, attendees gain an in-depth understanding of what motivates different people, themselves and why.
Using business-related needs as subject matter, attendees learn how to refine and adjust their approach to improve outcomes.
Clients will learn new communication approaches for challenging business/work-related tasks, such as:
- Cold-calling a busy prospect to win a meeting
- How to have a difficult conversation with an employee or customer and prevent conflict
- How to communicate to a group of people, verbally or through the written word
- How to build relationships and customer loyalty
Attendees leave the workshop with greater awareness, new communication tools, and more confidence to do the vital work and get the results they need to succeed in work and life; with less stress!
External workshops provide are great for learning new skills and having willing participants for practice.
Although participants start off as strangers, they soon discover how similar they are. The sharing of stories holds a common theme that everyone can relate to.
Collaborating with people from various levels of experience and types of industries leads to sharing knowledge, bonding and expanding one's network.
Build Personal or Business Brand
How we present ourselves to the public and serve our customers is our brand. Workshops allow solopreneurs, partnerships & small workplaces to learn and practice new approaches for immediate feedback.
Solve Everyday Problems
A safe space to collaborate with people from other industries and discuss common issues related to business, workplace or people in general.
People connecting about common issues end up learning about another's business. Good connections made lead to new referrals, an expanded network.
I loved the (SDI Communication Skills) workshop! I felt very welcome right away. I was given multiple tools to achieve success. The content was excellent and hit great points. I learned too much to even mention. I am very satisfied with the course. There is nothing I would change. It was a wonderful experience. The synergy was a highlight for me."
small business owner - service company
Customer Service That Sells!
Participants will acquire a 5 step holistic Sales Process, which ensures that customer needs match relevant business solutions. The formula is proven effective, and customers appreciate the excellent service!
The program is an excellent investment towards developing a top-level service mindset for all employees, improving sales results and morale, customer satisfaction, and overall company results.
In this complete 1 or 2 day workshop, employees will practice the Strategic 5 Steps Sales Process using real work situations as subject matter to be ready for action upon their return.
This training is most effective when the entire company participates and supports accountability.
It will change the way you do business and has the potential to create exponential results!
President Theodore Roosevelt
“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people..”