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Programs

SOLOPRENEURS TOGETHER
I n d e p e n d e n t but not alone

Path to Success
Working as a solopreneur is both liberating and challenging. You experience a sense of freedom and independence, but it comes with responsibilities and challenges that can be difficult to deal with on your own. Because you do everything alone, you need to know how to manage your time and your stress. Now that business must be handled virtually, you also need to know how to communicate and present yourself professionally during meetings over virtual platforms.

Evidence
Anecdotal evidence shows that solopreneurs, particularly new solopreneurs, must deal with many personal and professional challenges. They feel responsible for handling everything related to the business. The more hours that they work, the less time they have for themselves, their families, their friends and their community. Solopreneurs are often exhausted, which affects their ability to make decisions and effectively respond to situations that arise. They are often very isolated, without colleagues to discuss their ideas and concerns.

Make it Happen
Our unique virtual 7-module peer learning program will help you develop the self-management and business management skills you need to thrive in a virtual world. You will also benefit from a supportive community of individuals dealing with similar issues. Working in 5-6 person groups that use a structured collaborative approach, you will meet on Zoom in weekly 90-minute sessions that target specific challenges relevant to you. Because the group is self-directed, group members can feel free to have confidential conversations.

Results
You will have the insight, skills and confidence to manage your personal and business life in a virtual world. You will also have a new supportive professional community.

Cost
$175 per person for 7 sessions. This includes participant learning materials for the 7 sessions and 7 weeks of post-program microlearning tips.

Contact
Schedule a mutually convenient conversation:
https://calendly.com/peerlearninginstitute/discoverycall

More information including how the groups are formed and how the 7-week program works (pdf).

Teaming in the Virtual World

Path to Success
Now that virtual work has become the new normal for organizations, there is a need to refine how we communicate and interact using digital media. Virtual work requires new approaches to establishing trust, collaborating, recognizing and managing conflict, making decisions, being open and honest about failures and successes, and providing feedback. Team members also need to learn how to show empathy and connect on a personal level using an impersonal media.

Evidence
Scientific evidence shows that virtual teams deal with more challenges than face-to-face teams. This is because they must rely on electronic communication, have less things in common, and potentially less overlap of working hours. The more virtual teams communicate through electronic media, the less effective they are. This is because team members share less information with each other, have a harder time interpreting and understanding the information they receive, and get delayed feedback. Further, electronic media makes it harder to spot non-verbal cues, such as tone of voice, warmth, and attentiveness. All of this adds to the difficulty of sending and receiving clear messages.

Make it Happen
Our unique virtual 7-week peer learning program will help your teams develop new skills and behaviors and mitigate the negative effects of virtual co-working and collaborating. Using a structured dialogue approach in hour-long sessions, team members will develop a more trusting relationship with their peers, learn key skills critical for virtual team collaboration, and create operating guidelines for their virtual interactions.

Results
Your teams will feel safe, trustful and able to operate in a more productive, constructive, comfortable and  collaborative manner, with better performance and bottom-line results.

Cost
$350 per each peer learning group. This includes: participant learning materials for the 7 sessions, post-program microlearning tips, group forum discussion topics and assessment tools, plus support for the successful implementation of the program in your organization.

Contact
Schedule a mutually convenient conversation:
https://calendly.com/peerlearninginstitute/discoverycall

More information including weekly session topics (pdf).

The Manager as Coach

Path to Success
A coaching culture is most highly correlated with business performance, employee engagement and overall retention. The key to those outcomes is managers who know how and when to coach their employees. Managers can no longer command and control. With full institutional support, they need to reinvent themselves as coaches whose job is to draw energy, creativity and motivation out of the people they work with.

Evidence
Google’s Project Oxygen revealed that the most important characteristic of a great manager is to be a good coach. Coaching has been shown to help employees deal with problems, cope with the unexpected and feel useful for the organization.

Make it Happen
Unfortunately, 47% of managers don’t coach because they don’t know how to coach.
Our proven cost-effective onsite two-step coaching program will ensure that your managers have the coaching skills they need:

  1. A half-day workshop for groups to introduce the program, develop trust, establish the conditions for successful collaboration, review the GROW coaching model and practice the coaching process;
  2. A series of four peer-based learning modules to perfect the individual skills of coaching: connecting, listening, asking questions and giving advice.

Results

Coaching can improve the performance of your workforce, improve employee morale, and help achieve organizational goals. Effective coaching involves building a relationship with trust, motivation, and accountability.

Cost
$3,995 (Included are: a preparatory consultation on the program design, the two-hour workshop, learning materials for the peer groups (4 modules), and support for successful implementation of the program in your organization.

Contact
Call: 608-255-2010
Email: info@peerlearninginstitute.com

Crack the Psychological Safety Code

Path to Success
If you want to see higher levels of engagement, increased motivation to tackle difficult problems, better performance, and more learning and development opportunities, you need your teams to have psychological safety.

Evidence
Google’s two-year study on team performance determined that the highest performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be punished if you make a mistake. Studies show that psychological safety supports moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, and creativity- the behaviors that lead to market breakthroughs.

Make It Happen
Everyone agrees that psychological safety is important, but few know to how to accomplish it. We do.

Our proven cost-effective onsite two-step program will help you instill psychological safety in your organization, starting with your supervisors and managers:

  1. A half-day workshop for groups to develop trust and establish the conditions for successful collaboration.
  2. A series of four peer-based learning sessions focused on open communication, equality, mutual support and a positive attitude toward risk and failure.

Results

Your managers will feel safe, trustful, and able to operate in a more productive, constructive and collaborative manner with better performance and bottom-line results.

Cost
$3,995 (Included are: a preparatory consultation on the program design, the two-hour workshop, learning materials for the peer groups (4 modules), and support for successful implementation of the program in your organization.

Contact
Call: 608-255-2010
Email: info@peerlearninginstitute.com