Whether assisting participants to be more effective listeners, to work as productive team members, to maintain appropriate workplace boundaries and avoid discrimination and harassment, or communicate more clearly among cultures or generations, the ESTEEM team creates an enlivened environment enabling participants to be more effective, appropriate communicators and more productive employees. ESTEEM will customize the training to fit the needs, size, and culture of your company. Contact us today to schedule a training for your organization.
We offer management and employee versions of our Sexual Harassment Prevention trainings that are highly interactive, using humor, stories, and small group discussions to ensure understanding of the issues by all participants. Emphasis is placed on a behavioral or common-sense definition of sexual harassment. We explore the “gray areas.” ESTEEM conducts sexual harassment prevention training sessions for employees at all levels–general employees, managers, supervisors, and executives. Employees attend two-hour sessions in groups of no more than 30, with supervisory and management employees in separate sessions from non-supervisory personnel. This training is compliant with California AB 1825.
Bullies in the Workplace
According to The Workplace Bullying Institute (2007), 54 million employees of the United States workforce have been bullied now or some time during their work experience. Arming management and employees with the knowledge of what workplace bullying is, how it occurs, and how it affects all involved can decrease workplace bullying.
This training challenges participants to become more adept in our most basic human skill – communication. Through discussion, journal exercises, small group and large group work, participants will deepen their ability to empathize and de-escalate conflicts. The skills taught will be applied to various relationships: family dynamics, work-place conflicts, facilitation and leadership roles, and assisting individuals in crisis.
The Art of Listening
During the course of a day, approximately 45% of an individual’s time is spent listening; however, the average individual’s listening skills are not as well developed as active communication skills. Throughout the educational process, we are not taught how to listen; instead we are just expected to know how. This workshop will enable participants to understand and differentiate between just hearing a message and actually listening to it.
Connecting Cultures Through Communication
Communicators of differing cultural backgrounds face more barriers in recognizing and interpreting verbal and nonverbal messages and the implicit assumptions underlying the messages. The condition of such significant differences and obstacles in communication presents a special context of communication, intercultural communication. This seminar uses activities, discussion, and role-plays to facilitate development of effective communication skills across cultures.
From 8-tracks to Ipods: Bridging the Generational Gaps
Currently there are three distinctive cultures populating America’s workforce: The Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. Individuals from each generation in the workplace creates a potential for discriminatory practices due to a lack of understanding between the individuals with divergent communication styles and cultural values. Creating increased awareness and understanding of the primary role that communication plays in this process can avert regrettable outcomes. This seminar uses activities, discussion, and role-plays to facilitate an understanding of generational communication differences and tools to overcome them.
Public Speaking With Confidence
Research indicates that public speaking is frequently listed as the number one fear for most people. This seminar is designed to decrease the anxiety frequently associated with public speaking and increase speakers’ confidence. In this course we will discuss what makes a good presentation and how to reduce speaking anxiety; in addition, we will use these skills learned to prepare a speech. This activity and skills-based seminar enables each participant to leave with the experience of having successfully given a public speech!
Job Interview Skills: Turning a Teeth-Chattering Experience into a Controlled Conversation
This training offers participants an opportunity to improve their communication in a setting that is frightening to many – the job interview. Through discussion, individual exercises, small group and large group work, participants will sharpen their ability to effectively communicate the information employers need to make a favorable hiring decision.
Assertiveness Training for Women
This training prepare participants for a variety of real-life situations: Women learn to verbally circumvent dangerous situations with strangers as well as confront acquaintances who do not respect personal and/or professional boundaries. This seminar uses activities, discussion, and role-plays to empower women to speak their minds while respecting others.
Setting Professional Boundaries
This training helps participants develop clear, effective workplace communication skills. Participants learn to speak their minds in concise, non-confrontational language that enhances harmonious working conditions. Facilitator employs volunteers from the audience to enact verbal scenarios.
Personal Safety Seminar
This training features skills for avoidance, deterrence, and resistance of physical and verbal assault. This seminar teaches the necessity of esteem, and highlights skills for avoidance, deterrence, and resistance of physical and verbal assault. Current techniques used by perpetrators are also explored. Role-plays are incorporated to demonstrate the skills in scenarios that relate to the audience. This dynamic session covers all the most frequently asked questions regarding assault prevention.
Home and Family Safety
Statistics show that most assaults happen in the seclusion of a victim’s own home. This seminar enables participants to protect their home and family with practical safety measures. Includes demonstration of easy-to-learn physical techniques.
Introductory Self-Defense Workshop for Women
This training offers participants an introduction to easily mastered physical techniques involved in self-defense. Participants learn a variety of hands-on techniques along with the opportunity to rehearse verbal role-play scenarios. Body language, voice control, and moving beyond the “freeze” response are covered as a part of this dynamic workshop.
Intermediate Self-Defense Workshop for Women
A powerful follow-up to the Introductory Workshop, this training method offers participants the opportunity to deliver full-force, debilitating blows to a padded assailant in a variety of simulated attack scenarios.
Condensed Self-Defense Course for Women
This course combines the Introductory and Intermediate Self-Defense Workshops into one 8-hour training that can be accomplished in one, two, or three sessions.
Comprehensive Self-Defense Course for Women
This extended course offers participants the opportunity to integrate the techniques they learn over the course of eight weeks through repetition. This training offers participants the opportunity to deliver full-force, debilitating blows to a padded assailant in a variety of simulated attack scenarios. In addition, participants spend a full session viewing and discussing their videotaped role-plays with the instructor.
Advanced Self-Defense Course for Women
This training focuses on more complex assault scenarios. In a safe and supportive atmosphere, instructors work with participants to prepare for more complicated situations including defense against armed assailants (knives, guns, clubs) as well as attacks from multiple assailants.