Professional Development

Professional
Development

Continuing Education

Invest In Yourself

Work with a private coach, pursue further education through an intensive live training program,
or check out our wide range of micro learning courses from many different disciplines.

Leadership
Coaching
Live
Training
Micro
Courses
Curriculum
Packages

Leadership Coaching

Conflict Management for Leaders

Conflict is inevitable. We support leaders in managing it well to increase team functioning, boost innovation, and attract and retain top talent. For this session, a certified facilitator administers the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) instrument to help the participant better understand his or her responses to workplace conflict. The CDP measures situations and behaviors that can trigger conflict for individuals and provides insight into how leaders respond to conflict once it is provoked. The instrument is sent out by email and taken ahead of time online. (Typically completed in 20 minutes.) A feedback session is scheduled via webinar and includes the following:

  • Eight-page report that incorporates personalized feedback on 15 common behaviors in conflict and nine workplace “hot buttons.”
  • 40-page development guide delivers helpful suggestions for navigating difficult conflict scenarios.
  • 90-minute feedback session with a CDP certified facilitator. (Professional interpretation of scores, education on the Conflict Dynamics Model, and practical applications for most valued leadership behaviors.)

Team sessions available. 

$249

Leadership Coaching

Conflict Management for Leaders

Conflict is inevitable. We support leaders in managing it well to increase team functioning, boost innovation, and attract and retain top talent. For this session, a certified facilitator administers the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) instrument to help the participant better understand his or her responses to workplace conflict. The CDP measures situations and behaviors that can trigger conflict for individuals and provides insight into how leaders respond to conflict once it is provoked. The instrument is sent out by email and taken ahead of time online. (Typically completed in 20 minutes.) A feedback session is scheduled via webinar and includes the following:

  • Eight-page report that incorporates personalized feedback on 15 common behaviors in conflict and nine workplace “hot buttons.”
  • 40-page development guide delivers helpful suggestions for navigating difficult conflict scenarios.
  • 90-minute feedback session with a CDP certified facilitator. (Professional interpretation of scores, education on the Conflict Dynamics Model, and practical applications for most valued leadership behaviors.)

Team sessions available. 

$249

Leadership
Coaching

Conflict Management for Leaders

Conflict is inevitable. We support leaders in managing it well to increase team functioning, boost innovation, and attract and retain top talent. For this session, a certified facilitator administers the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) instrument to help the participant better understand his or her responses to workplace conflict. The CDP measures situations and behaviors that can trigger conflict for individuals and provides insight into how leaders respond to conflict once it is provoked. The instrument is sent out by email and taken ahead of time online. (Typically completed in 20 minutes.) A feedback session is scheduled via webinar and includes the following:

  • Eight-page report that incorporates personalized feedback on 15 common behaviors in conflict and nine workplace “hot buttons.”
  • 40-page development guide delivers helpful suggestions for navigating difficult conflict scenarios.
  • 90-minute feedback session with a CDP certified facilitator. (Professional interpretation of scores, education on the Conflict Dynamics Model, and practical applications for most valued leadership behaviors.)

Team sessions available. 

$249

Scheduled Live Events

Intensive Training Programs

Scheduled Live Events

Intensive Training Programs

Digital Storytelling Certificate


NASHVILLE | January 7, 2019 – March 7, 2019

Our industry mentors have 20+ years in the film industry working with brands and artists such as ESPN, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Verizon, Mazda, and Canon (just to name a few). Their gifted storytelling has taught thousands, written countless pages, fostered over a billion combined views, and become cornerstones of our culture. Come join them and be a part of the next generation of storytellers.

Program Benefits
  • Experience hands-on apprenticeship training in a 3-month long “semester” and in a non-traditional learning environment.
  • Learn the fundamentals of story form and structure while deepening an understanding of your core story.
  • Be placed on real working film sets, learn alongside professional editors, introduce you to writers, directors, and producers immersing you in the storytelling experience.
  • Collaborate with your fellow students to create your own cinema project that will be observed and evaluated by our industry mentors.

$10,000

Digital Storytelling Certificate

NASHVILLE | January 7, 2019 – March 7, 2019
Our industry mentors have 20+ years in the film industry working with brands and artists such as ESPN, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Verizon, Mazda, and Canon (just to name a few). Their gifted storytelling has taught thousands, written countless pages, fostered over a billion combined views, and become cornerstones of our culture. Come join them and be a part of the next generation of storytellers.

Program Benefits
  • Experience hands-on apprenticeship training in a 3-month long “semester” and in a non-traditional learning environment.
  • Learn the fundamentals of story form and structure while deepening an understanding of your core story.
  • Be placed on real working film sets, learn alongside professional editors, introduce you to writers, directors, and producers immersing you in the storytelling experience.
  • Collaborate with your fellow students to create your own cinema project that will be observed and evaluated by our industry mentors.

$10,000

Scheduled
Live Events

Intensive Training Programs

Digital Storytelling Certificate

NASHVILLE | January 7, 2019 – March 7, 2019
Our industry mentors have 20+ years in the film industry working with brands and artists such as ESPN, Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Verizon, Mazda, and Canon (just to name a few). Their gifted storytelling has taught thousands, written countless pages, fostered over a billion combined views, and become cornerstones of our culture. Come join them and be a part of the next generation of storytellers.

Program Benefits
  • Experience hands-on apprenticeship training in a 3-month long “semester” and in a non-traditional learning environment.
  • Learn the fundamentals of story form and structure while deepening an understanding of your core story.
  • Be placed on real working film sets, learn alongside professional editors, introduce you to writers, directors, and producers immersing you in the storytelling experience.
  • Collaborate with your fellow students to create your own cinema project that will be observed and evaluated by our industry mentors.

$10,000

On-Demand Courses

Online Micro Learning Offerings

Take the initiative. Invest in yourself.  Learn a new skillset, improve your prospects, or enhance your performance in your current job through our extensive catalog of world-class instructional programs.

Emotional Intelligence

Are you emotionally intelligent? We’re talking about how you manage your behavior, navigate social situations, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results. This course provides tools, techniques, and tips to be more emotionally intelligent! 

(31 Minutes)

Goal Setting & Achieving

Do you have clear and measurable goals for yourself? Have you written them down? If not, you’re not alone. In this course, you’ll learn key techniques for setting goals, making plans to achieve those goals, and leading yourself to success.

(20 Minutes)

Teamwork: Being an Effective Team

How does one team succeed where others have failed? In this course, you’ll learn how team dynamics affect the way we interact with each other, and ways leaders and team members can make the most out of their team experience.

(26 Minutes)

Customer Service Success

In this course we’ll look at ways you can improve your customer service, whether you work with internal or external customers. We’ll discuss strategies for identifying customer needs, going the extra mile, following up and addressing complaints.

(21 Minutes)

Improving Presentation Skills

This course will help you improve your presentation skills, including customizing your message for your audience, creating an outline, writing and revising, using visual aids, and delivering your presentation with power.

(24 Minutes)

Sales Fundamentals: Selling for Success

This course includes an introduction to sales approaches and methods, and specific tools you can immediately use to build relationships with customers.  You’ll learn techniques to help you close the deal. Don’t be the salesperson who silently struggles!

(35 Minutes)

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

This Critical Thinking and Problem Solving course covers step-by-step, logical thinking approaches as well as out-of-the-box approaches for times when traditional methods just aren’t working. Try a new strategy or two, and bam! You’re back in the game!

(14 Minutes)

Preventing Agressive Behavior in the Workplace

Have you ever felt like you were being bullied at work? Have you ever been a victim of violence at work? This course provides practical tools to identify and address violent situations where you work, so you are prepared to address conflicts that arise.

(21 Minutes)

Generational Awareness

This course explains key differences among the generations present in today’s workforce, and gives you tips on intergenerational communication. Whether you’re a Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, or Millennial, a little understanding goes a long way.

(27 Minutes)

Understanding Diversity

This course will help you understand diversity and how you can help create a workplace that values and respects differences. You will learn to identify stereotypes and biases, encourage diversity, and take action to prevent and discourage discrimination.

(22 Minutes)

Coaching & Feedback

In this course you will learn an easy-to-understand coaching model, effective methods for giving feedback and constructive criticism, how to increase trust with the members of your team, and how to achieve ongoing, long-term development through mentoring.

(27 Minutes)

Effective Meetings

Whether you need ideas for creating agendas, or how to respond to conflict during the meeting, you’re covered. We’ll show you things like how to arrange the room, best times to hold the meeting, and how to break the ice with your attendees.

(32 Minutes)

Hiring for Managers

By improving your initial hiring skills, you can help avoid costly mistakes, and increase company success overall.  This course discusses proven ways to find and retain the best candidates, from determining job requirements through on-boarding new hires.

(38 Minutes)

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HIPAA: Privacy & Security

This course provides a high-level overview of HIPAA regulations and provides specific best practices for complying with the law and protecting the personal health information you are working with. We’ll also share some general cybersecurity-related tips.

(18 Minutes)

Safety Awareness

From tripping hazards to ergonomics, you may be the only person that sees potential hazards in your work environment. This course walks through ways you can help keep your workplace safe and prepare for emergencies. 

(16 Minutes)

Safety: Environment, Safety, & Health

In this course we’ll review healthy behaviors to help you be more successful in your work and everyday life. We’ll provide ways you can prevent physical injuries, consider environmental factors in promoting safety, and safely handle hazardous materials.

(42 Minutes)

Thriving Through Conflict

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable and resolvable. This course overviews a tried and true process that you can follow to smooth the prickliest predicament between co-workers to get your team back on track.

(22 Minutes)

Preventing Workplace Harassment - Manager Edition

You’re a manager. You supervise employees, achieve company goals and adhere to policies. What do you do when an employee files a complaint, or harassment claim? How do you handle the effects of a claim on the accuser, the accused, and your team?

(14 Minutes)

Preventing Workplace Harassment - Employee Edition

We’ll walk you through the basics and also share resources available to you if you feel like you’ve been a victim of harassment on the job. So don’t panic, we’ll help you know what to do to protect yourself and keep your workplace welcoming – to everyone.

(29 Minutes)

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On-Demand
Courses

Online Micro Learning Offerings

Emotional Intelligence

Are you emotionally intelligent? We’re talking about how you manage your behavior, navigate social situations, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results. This course provides tools, techniques, and tips to be more emotionally intelligent! 

(31 Minutes)

Goal Setting & Achieving

Do you have clear and measurable goals for yourself? Have you written them down? If not, you’re not alone. In this course, you’ll learn key techniques for setting goals, making plans to achieve those goals, and leading yourself to success.

(20 Minutes)

Teamwork: Being an Effective Team

How does one team succeed where others have failed? In this course, you’ll learn how team dynamics affect the way we interact with each other, and ways leaders and team members can make the most out of their team experience.

(26 Minutes)

Customer Service Success

In this course we’ll look at ways you can improve your customer service, whether you work with internal or external customers. We’ll discuss strategies for identifying customer needs, going the extra mile, following up and addressing complaints.

(21 Minutes)

Improving Presentation Skills

This course will help you improve your presentation skills, including customizing your message for your audience, creating an outline, writing and revising, using visual aids, and delivering your presentation with power.

(24 Minutes)

Sales Fundamentals: Selling for Success

This course includes an introduction to sales approaches and methods, and specific tools you can immediately use to build relationships with customers.  You’ll learn techniques to help you close the deal. Don’t be the salesperson who silently struggles!

(35 Minutes)

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

This Critical Thinking and Problem Solving course covers step-by-step, logical thinking approaches as well as out-of-the-box approaches for times when traditional methods just aren’t working. Try a new strategy or two, and bam! You’re back in the game!

(14 Minutes)

Preventing Agressive Behavior in the Workplace

Have you ever felt like you were being bullied at work? Have you ever been a victim of violence at work? This course provides practical tools to identify and address violent situations where you work, so you are prepared to address conflicts that arise.

(21 Minutes)

Generational Awareness

This course explains key differences among the generations present in today’s workforce, and gives you tips on intergenerational communication. Whether you’re a Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, or Millennial, a little understanding goes a long way.

(27 Minutes)

Understanding Diversity

This course will help you understand diversity and how you can help create a workplace that values and respects differences. You will learn to identify stereotypes and biases, encourage diversity, and take action to prevent and discourage discrimination.

(22 Minutes)

Coaching & Feedback

In this course you will learn an easy-to-understand coaching model, effective methods for giving feedback and constructive criticism, how to increase trust with the members of your team, and how to achieve ongoing, long-term development through mentoring.

(27 Minutes)

Effective Meetings

Whether you need ideas for creating agendas, or how to respond to conflict during the meeting, you’re covered. We’ll show you things like how to arrange the room, best times to hold the meeting, and how to break the ice with your attendees.

(32 Minutes)

Hiring for Managers

By improving your initial hiring skills, you can help avoid costly mistakes, and increase company success overall.  This course discusses proven ways to find and retain the best candidates, from determining job requirements through on-boarding new hires.

(38 Minutes)

~

HIPAA: Privacy & Security

This course provides a high-level overview of HIPAA regulations and provides specific best practices for complying with the law and protecting the personal health information you are working with. We’ll also share some general cybersecurity-related tips.

(18 Minutes)

Safety Awareness

From tripping hazards to ergonomics, you may be the only person that sees potential hazards in your work environment. This course walks through ways you can help keep your workplace safe and prepare for emergencies. 

(16 Minutes)

Safety: Environment, Safety, & Health

In this course we’ll review healthy behaviors to help you be more successful in your work and everyday life. We’ll provide ways you can prevent physical injuries, consider environmental factors in promoting safety, and safely handle hazardous materials.

(42 Minutes)

Thriving Through Conflict

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable and resolvable. This course overviews a tried and true process that you can follow to smooth the prickliest predicament between co-workers to get your team back on track.

(22 Minutes)

Preventing Workplace Harassment - Manager Edition

You’re a manager. You supervise employees, achieve company goals and adhere to policies. What do you do when an employee files a complaint, or harassment claim? How do you handle the effects of a claim on the accuser, the accused, and your team?

(14 Minutes)

Preventing Workplace Harassment - Employee Edition

We’ll walk you through the basics and also share resources available to you if you feel like you’ve been a victim of harassment on the job. So don’t panic, we’ll help you know what to do to protect yourself and keep your workplace welcoming – to everyone.

(29 Minutes)

On-Demand Bundles

Different Customized Bundles Available Upon Request

Soft Skills Bundle

Includes the Following:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Goal-Setting and Achieving
  • Teamwork: Being an Effective Team
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Thriving through Conflict

(1 Hour, 53 Minutes)

High-Performing Team Bundle

Includes Soft Skills Bundle +
the Following:

  • Generational Awareness
  • Effective Meetings
  • Customer Service Success
  • Understanding Diversity

(3 Hours, 35 Minutes)

Leading the
High-Performing Team 
Bundle

Includes Soft Skills Bundle +
High-Performing Team Bundle +
the Following:

  • Hiring for Managers
  • Coaching and Feedback
  • Improving Presentation Skills
  • Preventing Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace

(5 Hours, 25 Minutes)

On-Demand
Bundles

Different Customized Bundles Available Upon Request

Soft Skills Bundle

Includes the Following:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Goal-Setting and Achieving
  • Teamwork: Being an Effective Team
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Thriving through Conflict

(1 Hour, 53 Minutes)

High-Performing Team Bundle

Includes Soft Skills Bundle +
the Following:

  • Generational Awareness
  • Effective Meetings
  • Customer Service Success
  • Thriving through Conflict

(3 Hours, 35 Minutes)

Leading the
High-Performing Team 
Bundle

Includes Soft Skills Bundle +
High-Performing Team Bundle +
the Following:

  • Hiring for Managers
  • Coaching and Feedback
  • Improving Presentation Skills
  • Preventing Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace

(5 Hours, 25 Minutes)

Curriculum Packages

Specially Designed Curriculum for Group Classes

Peace in the Pew Curriculum

Developed by Jody Burch, the curriculum includes twelve lessons (45-60 minutes each) and is specifically designed for adult Sunday school classes or small group formats.  Peace in the Pew challenges participants to be peacemakers in their churches, to understand why God wants his church to be unified, and to work toward making unity a reality. Divided into three parts, the curriculum includes:

What Is Included In This Package
  • Understanding the call to peace, and the concepts of conflict and unity (Lessons 1-3)
  • How the Bible instructs us to deal with interpersonal conflict (Lessons 4-9)
  • Practical understanding and application of Mediation (Lessons 10-12)

Conflict Management for Adults in Poverty (CMAP) Curriculum

Conflict Management for Adults in Poverty (CMAP) is a 12-lesson non-profit curriculum designed to equip adults living in poverty with conflict resolution skills. Building on Ruby Payne’s pedagogical philosophies about educating those in poverty, the curriculum uses story-telling, entertaining activities, and casual register making CMAP accessible to adults from a wide range of educational backgrounds. The digital curriculum package is comprised of two parts: the basic curriculum and the executive staff summary.

What Is Included In This Package
  • The Basic Curriculum includes 12 one-hour lessons that focus on equipping students to effectively manage conflict in their workplace, neighborhood, and family.
  • The Executive Staff Summary is 3-hour training session to educate the staff on the conflict resolution principles and practices taught in the basic curriculum. As a result, staff will be equipped to support students/clients in applying the conflict resolution skills.

Curriculum
Packages

Specially Designed Curriculum for Group Classes

Peace in the Pew
Curriculum

Developed by Jody Burch, the curriculum includes twelve lessons (45-60 minutes each) and is specifically designed for adult Sunday school classes or small group formats.  Peace in the Pew challenges participants to be peacemakers in their churches, to understand why God wants his church to be unified, and to work toward making unity a reality. Divided into three parts, the curriculum includes:

What Is Included In This Package
  • Understanding the call to peace, and the concepts of conflict and unity (Lessons 1-3)
  • How the Bible instructs us to deal with interpersonal conflict (Lessons 4-9)
  • Practical understanding and application of Mediation (Lessons 10-12)

Conflict Management for Adults in Poverty (CMAP) Curriculum

Conflict Management for Adults in Poverty (CMAP) is a 12-lesson non-profit curriculum designed to equip adults living in poverty with conflict resolution skills. Building on Ruby Payne’s pedagogical philosophies about educating those in poverty, the curriculum uses story-telling, entertaining activities, and casual register making CMAP accessible to adults from a wide range of educational backgrounds. The digital curriculum package is comprised of two parts: the basic curriculum and the executive staff summary.

What Is Included In This Package
  • The Basic Curriculum includes 12 one-hour lessons that focus on equipping students to effectively manage conflict in their workplace, neighborhood, and family.
  • The Executive Staff Summary is 3-hour training session to educate the staff on the conflict resolution principles and practices taught in the basic curriculum. As a result, staff will be equipped to support students/clients in applying the conflict resolution skills.
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