Greg O'Brien has been in the professional development business for over 20 years, has his own consulting business and has worked across small owner-operated businesses through to larger corporations in both the public and private sector. In this article Greg provides an insight into extending your corporate training outcomes, post conference and beyond.
By Greg O'Brien
So, you’ve just come back from the conference. You saw some amazing speakers! You were excited, motivated, moved and perhaps even, ‘Wow-ed!’
Then, you stop and think, “How can I get my team/leaders/business to take on some of that learning and make it real?”. It can be a real challenge to get action from ideas.
I have worked alongside some of the best speakers in Australia and take some of their ideas and help businesses convert them into action. It can make the investment in the conference or the speaker much more worthwhile and long lasting.
I recently worked with a client who was particularly impressed with a speaker whose focus was on leading organisations through changing and challenging times. He wanted to instil his leaders with some of the key messages but also to empower them with some practical skills and knowledge.
We met and unpacked the key messages and put them in context of the business and its leaders. We implemented a measure of current leadership effectiveness, provided high performance coaching, developed individual and group action plans and measured the impact of this approach. It took 9 months, but it worked.
There was a lift in performance, greater levels of communication, less conflict and improved leadership. We took some great ideas and concepts and turned them into real outcomes for the business and the people in it. We turned his ‘Wow’ into real ‘How’!
The process I use is below and is always tailored to the individual client.
Distil - the ideas/concepts
Diagnose - the business and its people
Design - a plan is created with the business.
Deliver – this may include workshops, psychometric tools, coaching, mentoring amongst other approaches.
Review – the program is measured to ensure there is a good R.O.I.
If you would like to know more about Greg's keynote presentations, or for more information on turning your ‘Wow’ into ‘How’, please contact us on 1300 55 64 69, for an obligation-free discussion.
Greg has been in the professional development business for over 20 years, has his own consulting business and has worked across small owner-operated businesses through to larger corporations in both the public and private sector. Greg has an intimate understanding of the demands of today’s modern corporate environment and how best to address those demands. Read more.
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