Learn how to build a workplace where relationships thrive

People are complex, and that can make interacting with people challenging. At times, it can make them downright difficult – but relationships don’t have to be. Today, managers and teams need people to understand that everyone speaks a unique ‘collaboration language’. That’s where Core Strengths comes in. Our workshop helps managers and teams understand their own language, and the languages other people speak. It provides even further understanding of how those languages change during conflict and, in turn, how to prevent, manage and resolve it.

Equip teams to succeed. Give them the tools to take initiative, innovate, and make smart decisions. Give them the Core Strengths advantage.

Who will the course benefit?

Anyone who wants to understand themselves more and build stronger relationships.

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Learning outcomes

  • Communicate effectively with your teammates and clients so you can achieve mutually beneficial results
  • Know your strengths and deploy them at the right time for the right reason for greater effectiveness
  • Increase people’s commitment to and responsibility for achieving shared outcomes
  • Assume a greater sense of ownership for producing results
  • Collaborate with members of your team to make the best decisions for your organization
  • Create a Results Action Planner for a high-stakes situation you are facing right now
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SESSION 1: Introduction, ABC, and Assess Motives Part 1
Length: 2.5 hours

Session Description: In this first session, you’ll learn how people Assess Motives when things are going well. You will also unpack the results from your own SDI 2.0 (Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0) assessment, which will reveal your Motivational Value System (MVS). You’ll see how your Motives influence the way you work with others and how their Motives influence the way they work with you.

You’ll also dive into the Results Action Planner, which helps participants apply everything they learn throughout the program, so they can produce better results through relationships. Results are your goal, let relationships be the glue. That's RQ.

SESSION 2: Opposition vs Conflict and Assess Motives Part 2
Length: 2.5 hours

Session Description: During this session we will discover how a person’s motives change when they are in conflict. Based on your SDI 2.0 results, you’ll learn how to Assess Motives when they change in conflict — and how that affects how you interact with others under those circumstances.

SESSION 3: Bring the Right Strength and Communicate in the Right Style
Length: 2.5 hours

Session Description: In this session, you’ll look at how you currently use your strengths and learn how to deploy different strengths to produce better results. You’ll also see and hear how your strengths are perceived by others and gain a new awareness about how your strengths affect your team relationships.
You’ll also learn who you’re most likely to run into difficulty with if you overdo a strength. Take away insights about how to manage overdone strengths and turn them into productive forces.

Core Strengths training is like learning a new language. We introduce you to a “collaboration vocabulary” that people can use whether they’re writing a crucial customer email, navigating a tricky conference call, or running an important meeting. With structured practice, you’ll learn this skill and then apply it to a high-stakes situation where you need to produce a key result.

Pre and post-course work

Before your workshop…

To ensure you get the most out of your experience please complete your SDI 2.0 assessment prior to the workshop. Once you have completed your SDI 2.0 be sure to login to the Platform and access your personalized debrief videos.

1. Login to the Core Strengths Platform using the email and password you created when taking your SDI 2.0 assessment: app.corestrengths.com/sdi/debrief/results
2. Read through the 5 sections, watch your personal debrief videos, and mark the statements at the bottom of each section that are true about you.
3. By the end of your personal debrief you will better understand yourself and others and be ready for the workshop.

Beyond the Workshop

To help you extend the learning beyond the classroom, you'll be able to access Relationship Intelligence anywhere, anytime. With the Core Strengths Platform, you can now develop and nurture collaborative and effective relationships with anyone in your organization.

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QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

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When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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