For over 30 years, CMOE (Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness) has partnered with all types of organizations around the world to provide leaders and team members with performance solutions, training programs, research, and consulting services. Our mission is to help organizations achieve strategic success and build lasting partnerships in the workplace. Surefooting as part of the CMOE Network offers various solutions in Canada.  Please click on the link below to access the full catalog – CMOE Catalog_2 or read our overview of the 15 Workshops we offer below.

Our 15 Workshops are as follows:

  1. Applied Strategic Thinking
  2. Bottom Line Leadership
  3. Coaching Skills
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Courageous Conversations
  6. Decision Making
  7. Delegation & Accountability
  8. Exploring Teamwork
  9. Flexible Leadership
  10. Influence & Collaboration
  11. Leading Groups to Solutions
  12. Leading Innovation
  13. Personal Impact
  14. Strategic Leadership
  15. Supervisor Development

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1.  Applied Strategic Thinking

The Applied Strategic Thinking® Workshop will teach participants how to think, plan, and act more strategically at the individual level and on the front lines of work. Through real life experiences, illustrated examples, straightforward activities and tools, the Applied Strategic Thinking Workshop introduces the necessary skills to become strategically minded and forward thinking.

Strategic thinking is gathering information and looking towards the future to anticipate events before they happen and to recognize emerging trends, opportunities, and risks. Strategic thinkers proactively invest in plans and actions that will pay off in the future. Strategic thinking requires some risk-taking, innovation, experience, and intuition.

2.  Bottom Line Leadership

Bottom Line Leadership is a powerful tool that creates an immediate and quantitative difference to your organization’s profitability and productivity. Bottom Line Leadership specifically targets front line leaders, mid-level managers, and executives to build skills and energy and accelerate performance improvements. CMOE’s process and tools will help your team execute goals, measure achievement, and contribute to bottom-line results – fast!

3.  Coaching Skills

The global economy has changed and presents today’s leaders with more opportunities to coach for performance and results. Leaders who possess coaching skills directly impact current and future employee performance and development in numerous ways. Leaders who acquire active coaching skills have the ability to enhance growth and performance, promote individual responsibility, and encourage accountability.

CMOE’s Coaching Skills Workshop is designed to help participants develop the necessary skills to effectively coach others. The workshop is based on The Eight-Step Coaching Model, a proven process that is backed by extensive and ongoing research. The Model is a flexible and dynamic communication road map that leaders use to interact more effectively in a coaching situation.

Coaching is the ongoing process of building partnerships aimed at continuous improvement. It is a two-way communication process between members of the organization (e.g. leaders and team members, peer-to-peer), and is designed to develop and enhance hard and soft skills, motivation, attitude, judgment, and the ability to perform and contribute to an organization’s strategic objectives.

4.  Communication Skills

Constructive and meaningful two-way communication is a rare commodity in busy and competitive organizations. However, leader and team member success depends on the ability to interact and understand each other. Through the exchange of information, people are able to build trust, align their actions, plan and execute strategies, and ultimately achieve desired results. This workshop focuses on developing the participant’s fundamental communication skills, the building blocks to successful relationships.

5. Courageous Conversations

Leaders face an assortment of daunting responsibilities. When effectively performing these responsibilities, one skill stands out above all the rest: the ability to carry out direct and constructive conversations. The workshop is designed for participants to grapple with real organizational problems

as they learn the dynamic concepts and skills of communicating with others, especially when engaging difficult, non-routine, complex issues. By learning to actively surface issues and test their thinking and the logic inherent in their views, participants can tackle problems that may otherwise go unaddressed.

The workshop is a rigorous, skill-based approach to developing interpersonal competence. The concepts of the workshop is based on a tested methodology and backed by ongoing research.

6.  Decision Making

On any given day, people make a number of both small and monumental decisions that affect teams, departments, organizations, and even lives. Developing strong decision making skills can improve the quality of and commitment to decisions, creating a profound effect on results. The Decision Making

Workshop builds such skills and provides participants with a blueprint that helps produce better decisions for better results.

7.  Delegation & Accountability

Delegation can be a difficult challenge for even the best managers. Yet, it can also be one of the most powerful tools in the pursuit of organizational success. Delegation involves employees, while allowing the manager to set the direction, lead the performance of others, and maintain accountability. This workshop provides leaders with a set of delegation skills that will enable them to overcome the challenges that often arise when delegating to others.

8.  Exploring Teamwork

There are many types of work groups and teams that exist in organizations. Few, however, function at peak levels. Because effective teamwork can be challenging to achieve, CMOE’s Exploring Teamwork Workshop assists teams with core issues such as improving communication, tapping into creativity, maximizing resources, overcoming resistance, dealing with change in a positive way, and increasing productivity.

Exploring Teamwork is a powerful, experienced-based workshop that shows participants how to build and sustain a high performance team, as well as how to develop teamwork skills at the individual level. The experiential nature of the training, combined with adult learning methods, ensures an exciting and memorable event. Participants walk away with an integrated set of skills, knowledge, and plans to renew team spirit, enhance performance, and improve team leadership. When these skills are applied, teams are stronger, more productive, and more aligned in purpose than ever before.

The Exploring Teamwork Workshop is tailored for intact teams, cross-functional teams, or a mixed group of individuals. The workshop is customized to each organization’s specific team issues and needs.

9.  Flexible Leadership

Leaders need to be prepared to respond to the vast array of situations, tasks, and dilemmas they will encounter on a daily basis. Because organizations are becoming generally flatter and less hierarchical, leaders often wonder which leadership style is the best and which one to employ; a more direct and controlling style or more collaborative and participative style. There is obviously no simple right or wrong solution. The Flexible Leadership Workshop addresses this challenge and is designed to provide today’s leaders with the necessary tools to select and apply the right leadership style to various situations to achieve the desired.

10.  Influence & Collaboration

The ability to influence and collaborate with team members, clients, project leaders, and managers without the “crutch” of authority will be a critical competency in professional situations. Like any type of power, influence can be a force for enormous good and skillful collaboration can pull people together, move ideas and innovations forward, and spark synergistic solutions. In this workshop, participants will learn the skills that will enable them to communicate more effectively, create partnerships, promote a team oriented culture, and gain the cooperation, resources, and assistance they need to be successful.

11.  Leading Groups to Solutions

Today’s organizations rely less and less on the work of individuals. Instead, most of the work is accomplished by groups or teams. The collaborative nature of the modern business environment provides team leaders with unique opportunities—as well as unique challenges. To achieve the results they desire, team leaders must have the ability to lead groups, direct their combined efforts, and harness their energies and insights to achieve desired results. Facilitating the work of groups and teams requires insight and a unique skill set—one that many managers and individual contributors may not have had an opportunity to develop.

Regardless of a team’s goals and challenges, helping them navigate through the problems and decisions in a collaborative way is essential to maximize their potential. The ability to effectively facilitate group work is the key to making this happen. Carefully developed facilitation skills help groups do their best work. The Leading Groups to Solutions™ Workshop is specifically designed to help leaders and managers gain those skills.

In the Leading Groups to Solutions™ Workshop, participants learn how to guide team members as they solve problems, develop plans, organize tasks, and make decisions via group collaboration, compromise, and communication. As participants begin to apply the skills they learn in this workshop to their professional life, they will find that they are better prepared to focus their efforts, create synergy, find innovative solutions, and build shared commitment, and that these results are sustainable long into the future.

12.  Leading Innovation

There is tremendous pressure on today’s organizations to deliver new, innovative, and improved products and services. While innovation is a stated priority, imperative, or value for most organizations, the leadership needed to make innovation a reality is lacking. Innovation is more than a statement—more than executing an idea generation process. Leaders have to play a role in building an innovation culture, providing direction, allocating necessary resources, and getting innovation results. All leaders can learn this unique skill set and enhance their ability to lead others in generating value-added solutions and being more innovative. It doesn’t matter if the work is in sales, operations, engineering, human resources, maintenance, or administration. Opportunities to streamline, improve, and become more effective are abundant. Leaders just have to unlock the possibilities.

In the Leading Innovation Workshop, participants will learn what differentiates an innovation leader from a regular leader. The learning experience is also designed to help leaders absorb the unique things innovation leaders do to make innovation a reality in their organization and with their teams. Innovation leaders have to be change agents and foster a climate of experimentation. Participants in this workshop will discover how to build on and leverage their current leadership capabilities in ways that will help them channel innovation efforts in areas that will drive long-term value. Participants begin working on innovation opportunities while in the workshop so they can immediately apply new skills and tap into the power of innovation.

13. Personal Impact

Today’s organizations must acquire employees that can initiate change, introduce new ideas, and influence others in order to be successful. Furthermore, organizations see the need to place people in positions where they will have a successful impact early in their careers. The workshop focuses on eight skill sets that are essential to developing employees who feel personally empowered to awaken, excite, and activate others. These eight skill sets include core principles, communication skills, managing adversity, people skills, professional vision, establishing credibility, models and mentors, and seeing the “big picture.”

14.  Strategic Leadership

More than ever before, organizations need strong, capable strategic leaders who can motivate, coach, and inspire people to do strategic work that will help ensure the organization’s success over the long term. Contributors at all levels in the organization look to their leaders for direction and clues as to how the future will unfold and how they can add distinctive value to the organization’s success. In order to survive and thrive, organizations will have to navigate strategic shifts and develop new sources of competitive advantage for the firm. Therefore, leaders have to increase their focus and effectiveness with the strategic work that has to be done to adapt to competitive pressures and uncover hidden opportunities.

Leaders have a choice to make: they can look forward and take responsibility for strategic opportunities and problems that will arise in the business environment, or they can muddle through and hope that the future will be kind. Hope is never a strategy. Leaders serve others and the organization best when they create strategic projects and plans, and then mobilize their resources towards proactively taking on the future.

For any organization to be strategically positioned, each function, department, and person will have to figure out how to align with, and support, the organization’s overarching strategy. However, it is just as important that every leader create and execute their own unique, stand-alone strategy to parallel with the business. The strategies within the business will require ongoing review and discussion about emerging transitions, transformations, and all-out reinventions in the services, operations, processes, and the mind-sets of people to harvest strategic opportunities or navigate around the hazards that lay ahead.

The Strategic Leadership Workshop provides leaders and managers with the skills and tools to help them successfully capitalize on the forces and events that shape their world, allowing them to become the architects of the future within their area of responsibility. This workshop will help leaders see the big picture and find new ways for their team to contribute maximum value over the long run by transforming their piece of the value chain and operating from a more strategic point of reference, while delivering on today’s expectations.

Strategic Leadership is achieving a long-term competitive edge over your rivals by creating and delivering a compelling value proposition to the organization. It’s being proficient at anticipating changes, opportunities, and challenges, and proactively shaping the future within an area of responsibility and influence. Strategic Leaders with an innovative and proactive mind are able to discover value-added solutions and find new ways to help the business grow.

15.  Supervisor Development

Supervisors are continually challenged to achieve high expectations and perform skills that are beyond their current capabilities or competency level. To be an effective leader in the organization and to succeed with their responsibilities, supervisors must be equipped with the knowledge and tools to perform and achieve these high expectations. CMOE’s Supervisor Development Workshop provides organizations with the opportunity to customize a training solution to meet the specific needs of the supervisors.

Please complete our Contact Us Form to join our mailing list and get 10% off fees payable for Workshop Participation.