Our roundtables are a series of two hour sessions with a small group of 6-8 individuals. The number of sessions is based on the content for the training with content customized to meet the needs of the particular client. Typically our supervisory roundtable involves eight sessions including, but not limited to:
(1) Your Role and Expectations as a Supervisor
(2) Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
(3) Situational Leadership and the ABCs of Performance Management
(4) Coaching for High Performance and Accountability
(5) Delegating Effectively
(6) Building Communication Skills
(7) Conflict Resolution Skills
(8) Building a Cohesive Team.
The two-hour format allows participants to learn a few key concepts each week and then put those new skills to practice between sessions. In “check-in” time at the start of each session, they share what has worked or not from the previous session. Often, some are encouraged by the successes of others and prompted to get started. When participants run into trouble, we talk about what went wrong and what could have been done differently.
The roundtable setting encourages an informal, open discussion that helps those who might be less inclined to speak up in a large group environment. Usually it starts with the introduction of the concepts by the trainer and includes exercises/activities. For participants who want more individualized attention or extra help with a particular skill set, we offer a one-hour mid-week session as well.
The smaller group size provides an environment to surface and discuss real employee issues. When one company offers the roundtable, strong bonds are formed between individuals at the same level in the organization. In this case, participants in the roundtable can use each other as a support group, sounding board or in the best scenario, meet regularly as a group after the roundtable has ended.