Sometimes you just have to get out of the office.

SwiftLeadership Workshops are the perfect opportunity for your business leaders to participate in an invigorating half-day of building leadership skills and network with leaders from other emerging growth companies.

To deliver a personal, impactful experience workshop, size is limited to 20 participants. Managers leave with better leadership skills. They brush up existing skills and bring new ones to your workplace to guide and inspire your people. The positive impacts will be felt company-wide.

Don’t just take our word for it – here is what our participants say:

“I LOVED the group discussions and the M&M game – opened my eyes”

“very valuable – investing in people is essential and understanding my style helps me recognized the learning style of others”

“extremely valuable – thoughts about behaviors of individual contributor vs. leaders/managers – how I need to get off the black line and onto the red line!”

“I love the communication style indicator tool! Gave me ideas of where to improve as a manager and effective communicator”

“I loved the breakout conversations and talking with other managers and learning from them”

2019 SwiftLeadership® Workshop Schedule

Location: Mercer Island Community Center

We are accepting registrations for the following 2019 Workshops – The Journey to Leadership Excellence:

New Manager DevelopmentJan 18, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister
Next Level Leadership DevelopmentFeb 1, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister
New Manager DevelopmentMar 15, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister
Next Level Leadership DevelopmentApr 19, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister
New Manager DevelopmentJun 14, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister
Next Level Leadership DevelopmentSep 13, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister
New Manager DevelopmentOct 18, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister
Next Level Leadership DevelopmentNov 8, 2019 - 8:30 am-12:30 pmRegister

SwiftLeadership Workshops are also available onsite; including executive retreats, Culture and Values, Respectful Workplace, and more. Please contact us for additional information.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellation notifications received at least 15 days prior to the program’s starting date, you will be eligible for a transfer to another workshop date.
  • For cancellation notifications received less than 14 days prior to the program start date, you will be charged 100% of the total workshop fee without a transfer option.
  • In the unlikely event that a program is cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events, we will contact you to arrange a transfer to another workshop date.

Workshop Descriptions

DISC Workshop for Leaders

Individual behavior styles and preferences have an impact on our interpersonal relationships teams. What we have learned about situational leadership is that everyone has their own style and preferences, and as leaders, it is our responsibility to learn to adapt to their style. They differ from each other in fundamental ways including their values, behaviors, and behaviors under pressure. This DISC workshop helps individuals understand each other better and appreciate the unique differences each individual brings to the workplace. In addition, you will learn the skills necessary to learn to adapt to your teams unique styles and speed-read others. As a result, you will become a more successful leader and make interactions with others more rewarding and effective. In this three-hour workshop, a free DISC assessment is included and you will have an opportunity to review your own behavioral assessment using a Thomas International Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) that uses DISC theory. This workshop is perfect for you regardless of where you are in your management career.

New Manager Development

This workshop is designed for a newly promoted manager or managers and/or leads with little management experience. Often times, employees are promoted to managers because they have the technical skills to be successful in their position.  Subsequently, they are not given the tools to be effective as a leader and a manager. Our workshop covers interactive behaviors as a peer and how those behaviors change in a management role.  This interactive workshop will provide you with the tools to better manage, as well as teach you how to better communicate upwards and with direct reports.

To successfully complete this course, you should:
•    Be in a management or lead role
•    Be within the first three years of your managing career

Next Level Leadership Development

This workshop is the second in our series, following our New Manager Development Workshop. This workshop is designed for those who previously attended our New Manager Development Workshop, or someone who has been in management for 3+ years.  Great leaders recognize the benefits of effective coaching and motivating skills, including high levels of productivity, employee engagement, and employee retention. Effective coaching is a continual process that involves understanding how to engage employees at different levels, understanding different styles, and also how to use coaching as a tool to motivate our employees toward optimal performance. One of the most difficult tasks any leader faces is when a coaching relationship turns into delivering difficult information and managing corrective action. Managers often avoid those discussions that are most critical to the development of their team members. During this workshop, you will strengthen your skills as a coach throughout the lifecycle of each employee and learn how to motivate your employees to perform to their highest potential.

To successfully complete this course, you should:
•    Have been in a management role for at least three years or,
•    Have previously attended our SwiftLeadership™ New Manager Development Workshop.

Additional Half-Day Workshops Available Onsite at Your Location:

Leading with Integrity

In order to build trust and loyalty within an organization, leaders at all levels must demonstrate integrity and build an integrity-based culture.  In this workshop you will learn the three rules of integrity and explore the relationship between integrity and company values.  You will leave this workshop with practical tools that will help you ensure that integrity is lived and breathed throughout your organization.

Effective Communication Skills

Communication, miscommunication and/or the lack of communication is at the root of many roadblocks to organizational and personal development.  This workshop reviews the fundamentals of effective communication through experiential learning, discussion, and practice, and will help you to problem-solve specific communication problems and eliminate some of the corporate struggles we all face as leaders.

Delivering Difficult Information

One of the most difficult tasks any leader faces is delivering difficult information.  Managers often avoid those discussions that are most critical to the development of their team members. In this workshop you will learn how to conduct these very important but challenging conversations effectively, and to the benefit of your employees, teams, and company.

Understanding Conflict Resolution Styles

Conflict is inevitable in the corporate environment.  Effective leaders must be able to anticipate, negotiate and affect positive outcomes when conflict arises.  This workshop will familiarize you with the different styles people use when faced with conflict.  You will learn to better understand your own natural conflict-resolution style and to recognize the styles of others.  You will emerge from the workshop better equipped to drive any conflicts that arise to successful resolution.

Multigenerational Workforce

For the first time in the nation’s history, four generations are working side by side in the workplace.   How do we keep our team working together, in the same direction, while trying to balance a generation gap of more than 50 years between the oldest and youngest employees?  This workshop focuses on the defining characteristics of each generation, and how we can increase our likelihood of productive harmony as combine the new with the more seasoned workforce.

Managing Change

As our organizations grow and evolve, many employees are left with a sense of “what was” without understanding how to cross over into “what is.” This results in employee turmoil and turnover, and delays the return to a state of productivity.  The gap between where we were and where we are can create cultural problems for the organization and leadership challenges for leaders.  In this workshop, you will come to better understand the human experience associated with change and learn strategies to help move employees more quickly through the change cycle.

Motivation and Coaching

Great leaders recognize the benefits of effective coaching, including high levels of productivity, employee engagement, and employee retention.  Effective coaching is a continual process that involves understanding how to engage employees at different levels, understanding different styles, and also how to use coaching as a tool to motivate our employees toward optimal performance.  During this workshop, you will strengthen your skills as a coach throughout the lifecycle of each employee and learn how to motivate your employees to perform to their highest potential.


Employment Lifecycle v. Employment Law

This attorney-led workshop focuses on how employment laws affect the decisions we make as managers and leaders.  We will follow the employment lifecycle, reviewing the applicable federal and state laws and regulations that apply at each step, along with recent updates impacting the employment relationship.  This is a very interactive workshop, where questions and real-life scenarios are welcome.  You will not be an employment law attorney when you complete this workshop, but you will recognize when you may need to call one!


Effective and Values-Based Hiring

Hiring a new employee is one of the most important decisions a leader can make.  Hiring mistakes can have a devastating impact on the organization in terms of lost time, negative impact on the team, lack of productivity/missed deadlines and opportunities, and excessive costs (legal, recruiting, etc.).  Whether you’re a CEO or a line-level manager, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need in order to ensure a positive hiring outcome while integrating company values into the hiring process.

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