Conference Workshops

Our workshops are insightful, engaging, fun and practical. Below are highlights from recent events where are clients have given us permission to share their smiling faces. Call us to learn more and add value to your upcoming conference, retreat, membership event or learning and development workshop.

  • School Year 2018-2019

    Canton Public Schools

    The EQ Academy

    In partnership with Kevin Case, Canton School Superintendent, we are providing a full-year, Emotional Intelligence Academy for educators. The workshops are charged with positive energy, insightful reflection and application to self, team and students. Course material to date includes Emotional Self-Awareness and the correlating EQ elements of Emotional Expression, Reality Testing and Empathy, and Self Regard with the correlating EQ elements of self-actualization, and problem solving.


  • Fall 2018

    A Behavioral Health Coalition Retreat

    Building Strong Relationships with Diverse Constituencies

    On a snowy Saturday in November, a behavioral health coalition group gathered from across Connecticut to engage together as a team and to explore opportunities to strengthen relationships with diverse constituencies. Utilizing the four behavioral patterns of Interaction Communication Styles ©, participants differentiated between their core and developed styles and then applied the learning to relationships they would like to improve.  The small, intimate group allowed for deep exploration and a collaborative exchange of ideas and learning.

  • Fall 2018

    Leadership Northwest 2018

    Enabling High-Performing Relationships and Teams

    Leadership Northwest is a program designed to develop resourceful, motivated business leaders who are committed to making Northwest Connecticut a better place to live and work. This one-day training addressed core and developed personality type, which participants then applied to their work environment and new team members. It was a full-day and packed with practical application. The group had just formally met the day of this training. However, you can see by the comfortable, smiling faces that trust and appreciation for differences was quickly gained.

  • Summer 2018

    New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers – Summer Development

    Enabling High-Performing Teams

    The most successful teams consist of people with diverse skills, who trust one another and work well together. In this workshop, participants learned and applied the 4 Interaction Communication Style Patterns. Immediate benefits include a deeper appreciation of differing perspectives, an understanding of specific stress triggers and solutions, and the ability to flex one’s communication style to be better heard and understood. While this photo shows participants in a contemplative mood, there was A LOT of laughter, aha! moments and goodwill throughout the day.

  • Spring 2018

    Positive Stress Management for the Non-Profit Professional

    Non-profit professionals are under tremendous pressure to meet increasing client demand with tight or decreasing budgets. Back by popular demand, this workshop combined emotional intelligence and communication skill development to more successfully manage relationships with peers, direct reports and supervisors. Participants received practical tips and information, and practiced their learning together in one-on-one conversation and small group breakouts.

  • Spring 2018

    Leveraging Your Emotional Intelligence for Successful Problem Solving

    In this workshop, participants self-assessed and gained an overview of the emotional intelligence skills needed to effectively address problem solving and performance management issues.

    TD Bank Business Leadership Series, Hartford Entrepreneurial Center, East Hartford, CT

  • Spring 2018

    Drive Business Results: Define and Implement Your Unique Values Statement

    Distinguish yourself from your competition. Build trust and credibility in your product line or service. Attract and retain the right clients, customers, employees and/or investors. Resolve family or business partner disputes.


  • Spring 2018


    Leveraging Feedback for a High-Performing Culture

    Effectively apply active listening skills and use peer coaching within the framework of a structured model, to improve team work, productivity and individual behavioral outcomes, while experiencing how to build trust quickly and effectively.



  • Fall 2017

    Enabling High-Performing Relationships and Teams

    Leadership Northwest is a program designed to develop resourceful, motivated business leaders who are committed to making Northwest Connecticut a better place to live and work. This one-day training addresses core interaction style patterns and corresponding core beliefs, talents, drives and stressors and how to effectively shift perspective to significantly improve communication and problem solving.

  • Prior Conference Workshops and Retreats

    Some of our conference and training clients in prior years included the following:

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