National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
Course Description

The Essentials of Communication & Collaboration

Secrets to working more effectively one-on-one or in teams

The Keys to Working Smarter Together ... with Less Stress, Fewer Headaches More Success Than Ever Before!

It’s a simple fact that in today’s world, you’ll go farther – faster – if you have outstanding collaborative skills.

No matter what your job is, you need the ability to work effectively with others. And, if you are also able to bring out the best in everyone you work with, the sky’s the limit for your success.

Top executives repeatedly tell us that the employees who stand out are the ones with great communication and collaboration skills. In fact, most of them rank that capability higher than technical know-how.

So where can you go to find these skills in a fast-paced and fun learning environment?

An Unusual Training Event That Offers an Extraordinary Opportunity to Increase Your Success

Join us for The Essentials of Effective Communication & Collaboration, a powerful, cutting-edge training event that will teach you the essential communication techniques that facilitate cooperation and collaboration at work.

In just one day with us, you’ll learn how strengthening your collaboration skills will increase your personal productivity a hundred times over. And, in turn, you’ll help all of the people you work with achieve more too – which will make you even more popular around the office!

Discover How to Break Down Barriers and Work Through Differences

Learn how to work with people more effectively in all kinds of business circumstances: one-on-one situations, temporary work groups, or even long-term project teams.

You’ll discover how to identify diverse and difficult behaviors in both yourself and others – and use that information to get your work done more efficiently! You’ll eliminate all your unnecessary stress and frustration and achieve more success than you ever thought possible.

What You'll Learn:

This is the only training event you’ll see this year where you’ll find this collection of skills! Attend, and you’ll learn how to ...

Who Should Attend?

Have You Ever Struggled to Gain Others’ Cooperation? To Achieve a Productive, Collaborative Team Environment? This Training Is THE Answer!

If your organization is like many others, “effective collaboration” seems like a lofty goal rather than an achievable reality. Not to worry … this training offers practical, step-by-step techniques for building bridges where none exist and mending fences where past conflicts have left lingering problems.

This training will help you understand your co-workers, peers, bosses, customers, clients, vendors, and suppliers better. No one you come into contact with will be a mystery to you. And, you’ll learn how to identify which of their strengths and working styles compliment yours to foster creativity, innovation, problem solving, and productivity.

The collaboration skills you learn here are applicable in all phases of your job (and your life). They’ll work for you no matter what industry you’re in or what rung on the corporate ladder you’re standing. They’ll work in large-group situations – or in one-on-one working relationships.

In short – they’re critical life skills that will never go out of fashion! You’ll use them forever. So don’t wait, enroll today!

Workshop Agenda:

Master Tools for Fostering a Collaborative Environment

  • Keys to effective collaboration: Understanding the ground rules
  • What you can do now to facilitate the right climate for more effective collaboration from now on
  • When you’re not the boss: Secrets to succeeding when you have all the responsibility – but none of the authority to get things done
  • Keys to establishing effective collaboration when working with others who don’t want to collaborate
Communication Essentials for Effective Collaboration
  • Foolproof methods for persuading and influencing others to your way of thinking
  • Developing the kind of listening skills that make collaboration possible
  • How to hold your tongue, bite your lip, and communicate with tact and finesse
  • Killer mistakes that “shut down” effective communication every time
  • Hit “Send” at your own risk! How a simple e-mail can unintentionally destroy any chance of collaboration with others
Building Work Relationships That Kick-Start the Collaborative Process
  • Positive behaviors you can use to immediately gain the respect and trust of others
  • The secrets to making everyone on the team feel involved and valued in the collaboration process
  • “Bridge-building” techniques for working with people you’ve had trouble working with in the past
  • The classic types of difficult personalities and how to deal with each one
One-on-One vs. Group Collaborations: Tactics and Techniques for Success
  • How to create buy-in for your goals and objectives in a one-on-one setting and in a team environment
  • How small-group collaborations differ from large-group collaborations
  • Creating a sense of “all for one and one for all”
  • Setting benchmarks and timelines for keeping every collaborative project on track
Working Through Disagreements and Conflicts
  • Understanding how your actions and behaviors may be affecting the actions and behaviors of others
  • What to do when your priorities clash with your responsibilities
  • How to overcome negativity and the “that won’t work” mentality
  • Knowing when it’s time to ask a higher-up to step in and break an impasse – and a couple of tips on how to do it so you get the result you want!

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

Program Hours:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m.

Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:
Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required. If you cancel your registration up to five business days before the workshop,

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