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Custom Workshops

Training is the acquisition of a specific skill for which there is an existing, teachable body of knowledge. Development, by contrast, refers to understanding and expanding a client’s meaning making, i.e. the manner in which the client views the world and their relationship to it.

WHAT I DO: I customize training and development workshops, all grounded in proven frameworks and methodologies, to help you, or your team, acquire skills and develop your leadership capacities.

Custom Workshops from Real-time Perspectives

  • Cultural Competency
  • Brand Identity and Value Propositions
  • Overcoming Your Immunity to Change
  • Capacity Building for Inspirational Leadership
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Improving Communications Skills for Better Results
  • Building Relationships for Professional Development
  • Strengthening Your Foundation’s Cultural Competency
  • Cultural Competency: Leading the Way for Early Childhood 
  • Assessing Intergenerational Dynamics within Your Organization
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Linking Culture to Organizational Performance
  • Unleashing Personal Capacities for Change to Improve Leadership Effectiveness
  • Does What’s Invisible Stop You Short? How Your Level of Adult Development Can Help Or Hinder Your Ability to Uncover and Take Charge of Invisible Obstacles to Leadership Effectiveness
Client Testimonial

William James, the giant of American thinking in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, had a wonderful phrase for the ‘vision’ or ‘philosophy’ by which we each work and live: “one’s best working attitude.” This is what Barbara gives on every occasion. She exemplifies the ‘best working attitude’ and that in and of itself creates a space in which one’s working attitude grows and becomes better. Barbara had met me only briefly before she started working with me long distance by phone because we were in different continents and at a most difficult period in my working life when I was swamped by a number of complex professional and personal challenges. I am still, many years later, astonished at the extraordinary intuition and understanding – the whole feel of me as a person – that she brought to bear at every session and by which she found ways for me to move beyond the ‘stuckness’ that holds us in such situations. To be able to do this in phone sessions only is quite incredible. The best way I can vouch for that is to say that she could read even the long silences for their meanings and opportunities to point ways forward.

Connell Fanning, PhD: Professor of Economics and Head, School of Economics, National University of Ireland, University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
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