Training & Simulations

Effective training should involve multi-modal experiential methods that provide knowledge content, opportunities for practice and reflection, refinement, and action planning (Kolb, 1978).

Why experiential methods? We know leaders learn through watching someone do something (vicariously), through listening to someone explain something, through reading about something, though putting oneself in an environment (enculturation), and by memorizing (rote learning). The most effective approach, however, employs cognitive, affective, and behavioral methods and encourages leaders to stretch beyond their current practices.

Team Building & Development

Team Building is commonly used for diverse purposes such as to renew a sense of organizational commitment, promote a culture of harmony, provide opportunities to surface disagreements and misunderstandings, establish norms for newly formed groups, or clarify objectives. This process can be facilitated through a series of problem-solving activities, indoor and outdoor simulations, and didactic learning. Teams are encouraged to develop healthy processes that involve clear objectives, absence of process loss, role and goal clarifying, and creating clear communication.

Companies who focus on team building:

  • Finds that team-building improves team outcomes; team-development interventions are beneficial to team functioning (Klein et al., 2009).
  • Team-building improves team processes, emotional well-being, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Team-building assists with goal-setting and role-clarification.

Group Coaching

Group coaching is small group leadership development with the intention of increasing self-awareness, building alignment along specific themes (e.g., sales, cross-functional units, peer learning, or innovation, for example). The process can be custom built to include assessment, feedback, peer-sharing around challenges, reflection, and action planning.

Meeting & Retreat Facilitation

Engaging an experienced facilitator to lead a meeting can enhance effective meeting management. The goal is to keep conversations on track, to find actionable outcomes, and to tailor the work to the needs of the organization.

A facilitator can help:

  • Participants articulate key strategic concepts.
  • Provide strategic direction.
  • Have the ability and willingness to tackle "sacred cows".
  • Focus on strategic issues and not get bogged down in operational details.

Meetings can include Executive Leadership Retreats, Strategic Planning, Team Building, and establishment of Metrics and Score Cards.


Effective organizations thoughtfully engage in talent management beginning with selecting the right people to do the work that needs to be accomplished. Personnel selection involves matching the appropriate assessments to measure potential applicants to identify who is likely to be the most successful in the organization.

Selection addresses the following questions:

  • Can we Select and retain high-performing employees?
  • Which tools will best predict success in the organization?
  • Can we identify a pool of applicants who fit our needs?