Employee Engagement Workshops

Our workshops are personalized half- and full-day trainings designed to improve working relationships among your teams. Our most popular topics include:

All Together Now: Building Teamwork Across Generations

Your workplace is a complex web of relationships. The quality of those relationships directly impacts employee engagement and organizational performance.

Today’s workforce comprises at least four distinct generations: Millennials, Gen Xers, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists. Achieving understanding, respect, and cooperation across these generations can be a daunting challenge. One recent survey shows more than 60% of employers experiencing intergenerational conflict.

Harmony Crew helps break down the barriers. Our experiential workshop incorporates exercises to foster understanding, trust, and appreciation of generational differences. We offer practical guidance for effective intergenerational communication and collaboration, with an eye on improving your team’s performance.

Workshop attendees will discover some of the most important characteristics of the four generations, including:

  • Priorities and expectations at work
  • Communications preferences
  • Relationships to authority
  • Team dynamics
  • Effective motivators

Participants will learn to:

  • Leverage generational differences to boost creativity and productivity
  • Build awareness of intergenerational issues, challenges, and opportunities
  • Develop capacities to effectively lead cross-generational teams
  • Overcome myths and eliminate negative stereotypes or outdated generational notions
  • Open a dialogue between generations, use shared values to discover commonalities

Achieving the Best Outcomes from Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are just that: Uncomfortable, intimidating, stressful. That’s why we’re often tempted to postpone or avoid them. But in your work environment you can’t afford to ignore tough situations or take detours around problems.

Harmony Crew’s experiential training workshop equips participants to

  • Prepare to conduct a planned difficult conversation
  • Identify and respond appropriately to spontaneous difficult conversations
  • Diffuse emotion through neuroscience and mindfulness techniques
  • Employ active listening to reach deeper understanding of issues
  • Use evocative questions to increase communication
  • Respond thoughtfully rather than react emotionally

Harmony Crew will teach your employees to manage both planned and spontaneous difficult conversations for the best possible outcomes. At this workshop you’ll become a more skilled communicator, better able to turn your most difficult conversations into productive ones.

Servant Leadership for Maximum Performance

In recent years, the number of companies adopting Servant Leadership has greatly increased. And it’s easy to see why. Companies that employ this methodology average a 15% to 40% higher profit margin than competitors.

In this dynamic Harmony Crew experiential training workshop, our trainers immerse participants in the powerful tenets of Servant Leadership — a methodology aimed at helping others develop personally and professionally, achieve greater performance, and work toward common goals.

The list of companies embracing Servant Leadership is a Who’s Who of admired brands, and includes Aflac, Nordstrom, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, Marriott International, TD Industries, The Container Store, and many more.

To speed adoption of these powerful skills and practices, Harmony Crew integrates fascinating, relevant insights into human behavior from neuroscience findings. Our cutting-edge techniques arm attendees with practices they can implement immediately.

Applicable at all levels of the organization, Harmony Crew’s Servant Leadership workshop introduces participants to the important elements of a high-performance culture, including:

  • Values
  • Integrity
  • Clear and open communications
  • Collaboration
  • Humility
  • Individual and team accountability
  • Listening
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Creativity

Leveraging Mindfulness To Improve Individual and Team Performance

Want to develop greater self-awareness, situational awareness, and laser focus? Want to cultivate in your people the ability to sustain attention and uphold values under pressure? Would better decision-making and improved teamwork benefit your organization? Mindfulness is a key success factor to these goals.

According to recent articles in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes, many leading companies are now incorporating mindfulness into their workplace, including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Aetna, General Mills, Adobe, Google, PriceWaterhouseCooper, AstroZeneca, Apple, eBay, McKinsey & Company, P&G, Cargill, and many more.

Attendees at this practical, fact-based workshop will learn some of the science that shows why mindfulness works — plus specific tools and techniques for cultivating their own practice. The goals: Engage your employees’ greatest talents, support productive collaboration, improve communications, and get access to the deepest levels of creativity and problem-solving.

Techniques include:

  • Recognizing and rewiring patterns of thoughts and feelings
  • Setting clear, values-based intentions
  • Self-reflection and EQ development
  • Staying mentally and emotionally in the moment
  • Tactical breathing and meditation
  • Active listening
  • Mindful conversations with one’s self and others

Communicating Authentically

A successful, sustainable company is based on strong relationships with both the clients and customers, and the employees. And a strong, trusting relationship is developed by communicating authentically. Communications is a key determining factor in any relationship – good or bad.

Developing the ability to communicate authentically is a critical leadership skill in today’s world. This interactive workshop provides you with both the understanding of how the brain perceives different types of communications, and the tools and techniques to build strong, positive communication skills.

Topics include:

  • How the brain works
  • Mindfulness techniques to manage the brain response
  • Levels of conversations
  • Building trust
  • Conversational agility
  • Managing difficult conversations

Leveraging LinkedIn for Sales and Marketing

LinkedIn has over 300 million users and 49% of them are key decision-makers. If you’re looking to grow your brand and your revenue, there has never been a better time to learn how this powerful B2B platform works. Topics include:

  • Kick-start a marketing strategy that isn’t getting results
  • Deliver great content and attract quality leads
  • Unlock LinkedIn’s marketing potential
  • Get prospects more interested in your products & services
  • Distinguish your company from your competition
  • Be recognized as a subject matter expert

In this interactive training, participants will learn how to:

  • Build a Superstar Profile- a critical component to sales & marketing success on LinkedIn
  • Get your business and personal brand found in Google searches using LinkedIn
  • Unlock the full power of LinkedIn Groups to get your content shared to a vast network of B2B professionals
  • Learn how to use LinkedIn’s Advanced Search Tool to find potential customers and employees
  • Streamline and manage the time you spend on LinkedIn
  • Learn how to leverage all of LinkedIn’s publishing and marketing tools

7 Behaviors to Building Trust

Multiple studies have been done on trust in the workplace and the role of trust in employee engagement. Some of the findings include:

  • More than half of employees surveyed don’t trust their boss
  • Only 51% of employees have trust in senior management
  • Employees say trust is critical to being effective in their jobs, but many trust their bosses less this year than last year
  • 96% of engaged employees trust management and fellow workers.

But only 46% of disengagement employees trust management and fellow workers. Trust in management, the team and fellow workers is a critical component to employee engagement. And, employee engagement is critical component to employee workplace performance and the company’s performance in the marketplace.

  • Stephen Covey, in his acclaimed book Speed of Trust, declares that: Trust is the basis of the new global economy.
  • Great Places to Work takes it even further, stating: Trust is the defining principle of great workplaces
  • High-trust companies are 2.5 times more likely to be high performing organizations relative to revenue than low-trust companies
  • Companies with highly-engaged cultures have 89% greater customer satisfaction, employees are 59% more likely to exceed expectations, and have 54% greater employee retention

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn:

  • Components of and how to develop self trust
  • Components of and how to build trust with others
  • Elements of trusting and trustworthy behavior
  • 7 behaviors to build trust
  • Rebuilding lost or damaged trust