Corporate Leadership Training

Our training programs are designed to be engaging, meaningful, and relevant. Exude’s solutions are interactive and provide learners with knowledge, skills, and confidence. The facilitators focus on practical application. Each session includes tools and resources that participants can immediately use to impact their workplace interactions positively. We have training for leaders, managers, and all levels of staff. We’ve indicated the ideal target audience for each course and can tailor the session to accommodate your specific audience needs.

Why Choose Exude Training?

Our training curriculum builds on years of experience in learning and development to cover the topics of HR, DEIB, Leadership, and Team development. Our content and sessions are always evolving and growing with market and regulatory changes. Our facilitators are well-versed and experienced in a variety of different topics and have delivered them in multiple ways to multiple organizations. They are knowledgeable and skilled at engaging learners and creating ways for them to apply their knowledge right away in the workspace. We also take the time to get to know our clients and understand what has already been tried before and what the goals of the training sessions are to achieve the most success. After the training is delivered, we’ll meet with you to conduct a debrief of what went well and what potential next steps could be to advance the learning. If needed, we can also provide customized training and advisory services, as well as help you create a training program.

Exude Human Capital’s Training Services

When facilitating our trainings, we always have the lens of inclusion and equity in mind. We believe Human Resources, Leadership, and DEIB all must play together, and that reflects in our training.

Productive Relationships & Constructive Conversations

Teams that work well together have productive relationships and know how to work through conflict in an effective way. Organizations depend on leaders to help guide these relationships and to navigate change by managing differences of opinion. This interactive session is designed to teach managers how to leverage the power of trust and influence to build and repair relationships and recognize, identify, and manage conflict in the workplace. While no one model or algorithm will help leaders navigate them all, exercises designed around the practical application will help leaders learn to act quickly, listen actively, facilitate future-focused conversations, and agree upon solutions.

Target Audience: All levels

Learning objectives of this course:

  • Understand the source and impact of conflict within the workforce.​
  • Discuss managing workplace relationships by building and rebuilding trust, understanding positional power, and leveraging to influence others.​
  • ​Allow inquiry methods to guide conversation before any judgment is imposed.​
  • Apply a 5-step method addressing conflict to architect a way to move forward.

Leading Performance Management

Leading Performance management is all about setting employees up for success. With focus, communication, and support, a manager and an employee can collaborate on a system that defines expectations and measures progress in a way that is healthy for the individual and productive for the team. Every conversation we have (or don’t) or email we send (or don’t) impacts the employee experience. This course is about realizing the practical application of best practices in performance management as well as how to avoid the most common traps.

Target Audience: Leaders, managers, supervisors

Learning objectives of this course:

  • Define the key activities and roles in effective performance management.
  • Describe the advantages of using SMART goals and cascading goals.
  • Practice the fundamental principles of engaging in coaching conversations to positively impact
  • performance and proactively address gaps.
  • Balance the push and pull of performance management to teach others to self-assess.
  • Deliver formal performance review conversations as summaries of previous coaching discussions.

Leading Through Change 

We live in a world of constant change, which can be both exciting and stressful for a leader. This interactive session is designed to develop skills and provide tools for leaders to effectively help themselves and others navigate change. The workshop will introduce leaders to how to plan for change, how to humanize the change experience by focusing on the why, and how to drive clarity by detailing new expectations. Change is meaningful, and yes, it’s also difficult. Leaders who are successful with change understand both.

Target Audience: Leaders, managers, supervisors

Learning objectives of this course:

  • Enhance your understanding of a leader’s role in change.
  • Recognize common reactions to change and strategies to address them.
  • Learn techniques for managing yourself and building resilience.
  • Identify and apply tools to help manage others through change.

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

Feedback is a cycle of communication that influences performance and engagement. Built on a foundation of trust, feedback can be a catalyst or an inhibitor. This session is designed to teach leaders the importance of giving feedback to others to help set them up for success, as well as asking others for feedback to increase their self-awareness. Just as management can be divided into two elements (people and tasks), so too can feedback; it impacts results and relationships. This interactive class teaches practice techniques for giving and receiving both positive and constructive feedback.

Target Audience: All levels

Learning objectives of this course:

  • Identify the benefits of delivering feedback effectively, frequently, and empathetically.
  • Understand the impact of timing and the value of using specific examples in feedback.
  • Prepare for feedback by differentiating between the focus last time and next time.
  • Use the power of asking questions to check for understanding and teach others to self-assess.
  • Manage reactions to receive feedback by expressing gratitude and allowing for time to reflect.

Managing Virtual Teams

More and more leaders are managing team members who are not co-located. This may be a blend of virtual versus in-person or a permanent structure. This presents different opportunities and challenges for managers. Whether you are new to leading a remote team or looking for new and proven techniques, this course will look at effective methods for building trust, flexibility, and accountability in your management practices. This interactive learning experience focuses on both the leadership behaviors and the technology and tools that make leaders productive.

Target Audience: Leaders, managers, supervisors

Learning objectives of this course:

  • Understand the opportunities and challenges associated with managing virtual teams.
  • Adapt performance management effectively in a virtual environment.
  • Leverage tools and technology to drive clarity and productivity.
  • Developing effective communication practices that drive trust, flexibility, and accountability.

True Colors of Communication *

Words have an impact in terms of what is stated and how the words are delivered. The complexity of communication has a significant impact on how a leader builds culture, engagement, and even productivity. This highly interactive training session is designed to help participants communicate more effectively and improve relationships in the workplace. Using the PACE Color Palette model, participants learn about communication styles and how to recognize when to alter their own style of written and verbal communication to meet the communication needs of others.

Target Audience: All levels

Learning objectives of this course:

  • Use the PACE Color Palette to discover how communication preferences may impact relationships.
  • Increase awareness of our communication strengths and blind spots.
  • Create intentional moments to pause and reflect on how and why to shift your communication style.
  • Develop a personal plan of action to apply PACE to your day-to-day communication with key audiences.

*Offered onsite only

Building Sustainable Trust

Trust influences how well people work together. With trust, a team can improve communication, chemistry, and performance. Without trust, teams can be wasteful, dysfunctional, operate in fear or passive-aggressive, and more. Research and experience point to trust as a key factor in why individuals are productive, engaged, and are comfortable being vulnerable. This learning module builds off the belief for an organization to operate at their best, the work environment must allow individuals to be at their best.  This module will focus on key practices for building and rebuilding sustainable trust between teammates (both leaders to team and peer to peer).

Target Audience: All levels

Learning Objectives of this course:

  • Understand the importance of trust, why it matters, and how it impacts team performance and business outcomes.
  • Learn how trust, psychological safety, and well-being are connected.
  • Understand the four components for building and sustaining trust.
  • Learn strategies for building trust and renewing relationships.

Team Development Workshops

Team development workshops are customized, structured sessions designed to improve the effectiveness, collaboration, communication, and overall performance of a team. These workshops typically involve a series of activities, exercises, discussions, and learning opportunities tailored to the specific needs and dynamics of the team. Focus areas may include communication, team building, conflict resolution, goal setting and alignment, problem-solving and decision-making, leadership development, emotional intelligence, and continuous improvement. Our facilitators will work with you to understand your key objectives and develop a session (or sessions) that will leave your team feeling refreshed and re-engaged. Overall, team development workshops play a crucial role in nurturing a cohesive, motivated, and high-performing team capable of achieving its goals effectively.

Target Audience: All levels

Benefits and outcomes may include:

  • Stronger Relationships
  • Improved Communication
  • Increased Motivation
  • Enhanced Problem Solving
  • Higher Performance

We also offer custom training and Train the Trainer licenses. Please inquire for further information.

Methods of Training Delivery:

  • Virtual Session (interactive) usually lasts around 2.5 hours for up to 25 learners.
  • In-Person (interactive) usually takes around 3–3.5 hours for up to 25 learners.
  • Townhall (lecture style) can be done virtually or in person for 1–1.5 hours for up to 100 learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the value of Facilitated Training vs E-learning Training?

E-learning is typically created as a one-size-fits-all approach with little to no customization for your organization.  It’s also typically self-managed. This provides an opportunity for teams to not fully embrace the learning and quickly go through it rather than apply the concepts and have a dialogue about the practical applications of the topic. While e-learning can be cost effective, it usually doesn’t produce as much learning success as facilitated training does. Facilitated training takes into account your organization’s culture and finds ways to connect the dots to your people and needs. It also forces the team to participate and engage in the content.

What is the duration of a training class?

It depends on the topic and training delivery. Most trainings are 2-3 hours per session.

What is the training process?

After our discovery session, we will have an intake meeting so you can share more about the objectives for the training.  Then we will share with you our approach and make sure we’re hitting the marks you believe we need. If it’s an in-person or virtual training session, there will be interaction, which usually includes breakout sessions and dialogue to engage the learners and encourage their input and perspectives. Once the training is over, we conduct a quick survey and have a debrief session with you to help you come up with some next steps.

What’s the platform used for virtual training?

Our virtual trainings are facilitated via Zoom, where we can host a variety of annotation tools and include breakout rooms and team engagement.

Why is there a limit on the number of learners per session?

In our experience, we believe this is the number that allows for the most successful facilitation and where the learners feel the most comfortable. The number can be lower, but if the number goes higher, it causes the session to feel overwhelming, and you may not have the participation or attention you’d like. Especially for sessions that are interactive, it becomes challenging when there are too many in one group. If you have more participants, we can do multiple sessions or have multiple facilitators for additional fees.

Can we just purchase the content for our own facilitators to facilitate?

We do offer Train the Training Licenses. Please inquire further for more information.

What is the facilitator’s background?

Our Exude Human Capital facilitators have very diverse backgrounds, having worked in many different industries, levels, and sizes of companies. They’ve facilitated all different topics and organizations, bringing with them expertise and experience that allows them to share best practices with our clients. Our facilitators will create a safe and engaging space for the learners while giving them tools they can start using right away.

What types of companies will Exude support?

Any industry, including but not limited to professional services, social services, education, bio/pharma, technology, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, communications, manufacturing, associations, finance, and construction. We work across any industry in both for-profit and non-profit sectors in the US, regardless of size.

What Our Clients Are Saying:

“It was just what our leadership team needed and they adapted the materials for the next day to continue the conversation.”

“Content was well presented with great real-life examples to help us reflect and connect concepts.”

“Our facilitator was very knowledgeable and did not sway our feelings or thoughts one way or another. Very well presented.”

“The executive and senior team members really enjoyed your presentation, and as I was reading the room could tell they felt a connection with you. Looking forward to continue working with you as we walk the path of self-discovery and “aha” moments that help us all work together more effectively.” 

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