Corporate and Community Development

Development Dimensions International Courses

Below are classes we have offered in the past but are not offered for the current term. If you are interested in taking one of these classes in the future, please fill out our FlexStart Form.

Adaptive Leadership

Leaders can’t take a cookie-cutter approach to managing people. A leadership style that motivates and inspires one individual may plunge another into poor performance.  Adaptive Leadership raises leaders’ awareness of the differences among people and situations. It teaches leaders how to enhance the effectiveness of their interactions by adapting their approach to people based on what they want to discuss and how they think people will respond. By better meeting the needs of each individual, leaders create higher levels of

Building an Environment of Trust

Broken promises, failed teams, stalled initiatives and sagging morale are just a few of the destructive consequences that result from a lack of trust in the workplace. Trust is the responsibility of each individual; when it is there you feel it. In a trusting environment there is more teamwork, partnering and productivity. This course presents hands-on, proven strategies for building trust in the workplace.

Coaching for Success

Too many leaders can't let go of the misguided concept that good coaches help their teams learn from mistakes. They focus on improvement and correcting performance after mistakes happen. In today's environment, organizations can't afford trial and error.  This course develops leaders who help people achieve goals and avoid problems, a positive experience for them and those being coached.

Communicating With Others/Interactive Skills for Success

Choose the most effective way to interact with others in order to reduce wasted time and miscommunication.  Students will discuss communication challenges and what can happen when people don't communicate effectively.  Learn typical barriers to communication and discuss the importance of nonverbal communications.Participants will learn about the two kinds of needs during any interaction: personal and practical.  Improving people's interaction skills will improve the way your workplace thinks and acts.  This course presents the basics of how to work well together, reduce wasted time, lessen conflict, and influence interactions in a positive way.

Essentials of Interviewing

A big part of talent management is acquiring the talent your organization needs to carry out its business strategies. That means hiring the right people with the right skills at the right time.  A mistake in hiring can waist a company's money, time, and resources.  This class discusses proven hiring techniques including behavioral interviewing skills to ensure the right people are hired the first time.

Resolving Conflict

Differences of opinion in the workplace can quickly escalate into an out-and-out battle. It's the leader's role to recognize the signs of conflict and quickly choose the appropriate level of involvement to help resolve the issue. This course teaches leaders how to recognize that a conflict is escalating and minimize damage.

Retaining Talent

The number one reason employees leave is their leader. Are you doing all you can to proactively retain your most valuable assets, your people? This course helps leaders understand their critical role in retaining organizational talent. Learn to identify what it takes to keep employees satisfied.

Working as a Team

Team members must do more than just carry their own weight for a team to achieve its goals. They must involve, support and share information with each other.  This class  teaches employees the  interpersonal and organizational advantages of working together in teams or work groups.

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