Simson Training Group offers professional training services to meet the complex needs of today’s small business, middle-market, and large enterprise organizations. We call our training modules “experiences” because that’s exactly what they are.
Our unique multi-day training approach allows your managers and team members to immerse themselves in learning new ways to listen, communicate, manage and lead within your organization. Your investment in training not only gives management a huge return on expectation, it also has the added benefit of delivering significant impacts addressing company culture, productivity, efficiency and profitability.
Check out our most popular experiences below! Learn more about The Simson Way.
Front line leadership skills for creating a culture of inclusion, consistency, and professionalism.
Typically, within one month of moving into a Supervisor level position, that person will need some guidance and reinforcing strategies for leading others. This training module accomplishes that by providing new supervisors with concrete, hands-on tools to help them lead their teams through targeted communication, coaching, and counseling.
After completing this 3-day training forum, participants will improve team performance by successfully applying learned concepts:
Living the role and characteristics of an effective supervisor
Training front line employees through learning styles
Determining what method of communication will garner the best results
Praising and reprimanding more effectively
Strengthening focus on operational performance measures
Planning and organizing daily activities
Reaping performance results through a balance of taking care of the mission and taking care of the people
Defining standards of performance for the front line team
Choosing appropriate forms of counseling that best fit employee’s situation and supervisor’s needs
Preparing for a counseling session, getting to the root cause of an issue, helping counselee resolve problems, and documenting the session
Providing follow up with front line employees to focus on enhancing their skills
Methods of instruction: Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Application level exercises
Profiting from a consistent, strong mentorship culture.
This 3-day training forum builds upon the learning in the “Leading Your Team To Success” module by cultivating specific ways of enhancing your partnership and communication with your direct reports in order to develop their skills and your bench strength:
Nipping problems in the bud to decrease need for disciplinary actions
Determining the best uses for counseling for a particular situation
Using the right counseling skills to reach your goal of either changing behavior, helping with a personal problem, or reinforcing exceptional work
Preparing for the session – a lost art, that if done properly, makes the session more productive, less stressful for both parties, and keeps both of you from straying from meaningful conversation
Working through the counseling event, from opening the session to getting to the root cause of an issue to resolving and following up to ensure change is taking place
Handling specific behaviors in counseling that, if allowed to continue, would negate any gains made in the session
Discovering what counseling can’t fix – knowing when to stop and move to disciplinary action
Coaching for success – what to do before you delegate
Getting someone ready for delegation of a task
Practicing your job, as a coach, at each level of follower development
Creating a simple, easy to use performance management plan– putting responsibility for performance in the hands of employees
Setting clear performance and behavior expectations on day one
Working with employees to take the angst out of goal setting
Organizing consistent tracking sessions for accountability – the key to high performance
Methods of instruction: Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Case Study, Application level exercises.
Making meetings work as a platform for enhanced team commitment and problem solving.
In this 3-day training experience, participants strengthen their meeting facilitation skills in order to conduct various types of results-driven meetings. The goal will be to enhance each participant’s communication methods and relationships in the workplace through the platform of truly effective meetings. This level of training can make huge impacts on organizations of any size.
Improving group communication through effective meetings
Learning when to use meetings as a method for improving processes, keeping teams focused on a project, or making sure everyone has a stake in the success of a project
Determining when a meeting is NOT the right option
Choosing the most effective format and agenda based on your meeting goal
Getting the right people involved in the process
Developing your prep work for the meeting: most important key to getting results
Practicing your presentation skills & public speaking – learning how to get folks excited about the meeting, clear on their part in the meeting, and psyched about the goal – all in the first 5 minutes – a skill that, when honed, will benefit you in any situation where you need to speak publicly
Drafting your agenda, facilitating the meeting, and dealing with unproductive meeting behaviors
Teaching team members the skills they need to improve processes so you can let go and let them succeed during and after the meeting
Methods of instruction: Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Case Study, and Application level exercises
Discovering and using the experiences, talents, and differences of your team to thrive as an organization.
Simson’s Diversity Training offers a 3-day, interactive, and collaborative forum experience that will enhance your company’s mission through using the unique skills, talents, and experiences of each individual on your diverse team.
Participants completing this training forum will be able to improve performance and interpersonal relationships among a diverse workforce by successfully applying learned concepts:
Determining the best method for new employees of all cultural backgrounds to clearly understand your mission and how they fit into that mission
Developing relationships centered around what a person “brings to the party”
Determining what respect means to different people and taking action to display respect while showing others what respect means to you
Using the “diversity bio” when recognizing an individual’s performance
Honoring Primary/Secondary Dimensions of Diversity – understanding differences, finding similarities, and celebrating both
Identifying behaviors that get in the way of using diversity
Stopping unproductive behaviors through counseling and “teachable” moments
Creating a plan to enhance your mission by taking diversity “baby steps”
Learning about various cultural and religious customs of your employee group
Determining company’s cultural norms to which everyone must assimilate; discover ways to “teach” those cultural norms
Creating a personal six-month plan to enhance your mission through improved understanding of diversity and its link to mission accomplishment
Methods of instruction: Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Case Study, Application level exercises
Targeted communication skills that propel your team to work together.
A 3-day, interactive training forum format that engages your leaders and gives them the simple tools they need to target their communication and teambuilding efforts – tools they can, in turn, teach others in order to grow profit, productivity and customer service while lowering turnover.
Speaking and training to employee’s learning style
Eliciting honest, respectful input from the team
Choosing the most impactful communication method to ensure real understanding and action after a conversation
Developing a strong communication plan to decrease time spent chasing down information from employees while making sure everyone is in the loop
Praising, reprimanding, and recognizing accomplishments in a way that guarantees repeated good performance
Honing listening skills to find root causes of performance issues
Creating leadership/followership interdependence to allow for improved bench strength in the company
Teaching others how to grow both their leadership and followership skills
Developing others through teaching your team how to approach you with suggestions, improvements, and problems
Learning the steps for approaching your boss to get agreement on actions
Creating your group dynamic of trust, respect, and partnership with a focus on operational results
Determining your team’s own vision/plan that supports, in action, your company’s vision, mission, and core values
Methods of instruction: Informal Lecture, Guided Discussion, Application level exercises.
Do you have a company retreat coming up? Perhaps you are facing a restructuring of teams or roles, adding a supervisory level into your reporting infrastructure or are running up against problems stemming from low morale or negative company culture. Every organization faces unique challenges from time to time that can be resolved through training, meeting facilitation, individual coaching or team building activities.
Simson Training Group’s training forum style works to bring your team members together to learn new workplace communication strategies that enable them to self-solve day to day problems and issues that interrupt business work flow and profitability.
Simson Training Group will first counsel you by listening to your challenges, collaborating on potential solutions, and then formulate a customized training experience uniquely tailored to your organization and team members.
We consult with your organization to assess needs, determine agreed-upon return on expectation for the training, and customize both classroom and post class experiences to meet those needs.
Participants attend targeted, immersive, culture- enhancing 3-day training courses to grow their skills.
After they complete the courses…
We work toward helping them sustain the use of skills learned through six months of weekly communication with each participant focusing on results from skills implemented, help needed to implement new tools, and assistance overcoming any challenges to working with their new set of skills.
During that time…
We communicate with the participant’s manager to determine how the skills are helping the overall organization to prosper. Additionally, we brief corporate leaders once a month regarding ongoing post-class evaluation to ensure they are getting their anticipated return on expectation.
As you can see…
Simson Training is so much more than a classroom experience. Our goal is to serve as a catalyst for your organization to grow, sustain, and prosper. Working together prior to a training event and creating significant post-class follow through are the keys to internalizing new skills and ensuring you get the most bang for your training buck.
Simson Training Group offers training experiences that build leadership skills, practices and attitudes that break down the barriers to great leadership, and create stronger, more agile, and more empowered organizations. Our training forums are interactive, insightful, and tailored to your unique needs and totally hands-on.
We understand how important it is for our leadership training to “stick” – to be applied and practiced daily as each leader evolves and grows. So we train differently —through a more immersive, highly customized, and comprehensive model that is hard work — and well worth the time and effort.
We’ve worked extensively in the aviation and travel industry and deliver training services among many other industries as well. Areas of expertise among our services include the following:
Cross-Functional Problem Solving
Creating Organizational Culture Through Diversity
Contact us today at (843) 478-5091 anytime to inquire directly. Check out some of our featured training experiences.