For more than 20 years, Business Training Works has helped people do their work better. Whether it’s a one-day business writing course, a management training workshop, a six-month leadership development program, a long-term culture change project, or something else, we welcome the opportunity to learn about you and your organization’s learning and development goals and objectives.
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We know there’s a lot of lecture-based training in the world of corporate education. A good portion of these programs are dry, dreaded, and thankfully, they’re not us!
Onsite training courses and workshops are how we got our start, and we’ve facilitated them for more than two decades.
Our programs are about fun with a purpose. We love what we do, and we think it shows. We pride ourselves on our innovative activities and ability to put participants where they should be during a workshop – in the front, at the center, and in charge of their learning.
Some of our courses cover workplace essentials and target all learners. Others we’ve designed for narrow audiences.
In our catalog, you’ll see most of the typical soft-skills topics you would expect to find, and you’ll also discover some workshops unique to us.
No matter the topic you choose, we will facilitate it in an engaging way. For a full list of onsite workshops and more information about this training format, take a look at our onsite training courses and workshops catalog.
Virtual classroom training is a great solution for dispersed teams and other groups who decide to opt for a virtual classroom experience. Like our in-person offerings, our virtual classroom courses are live sessions led by a training facilitator.
We’ve designed these programs to encourage interaction, so if you’re picturing lecture-based PowerPoint, think again. When they have access to their own computers, during a session, participants can expect to click, type, chat, and vote.
Each year, we create several new courses in the virtual classroom format, and we know from experience that some topics are better suited for web-based delivery than others. For that reason, you won’t find every topic we offer as part of an onsite program in our virtual classroom courses catalog.
That said, as technology continues to evolve, we’ll keep innovating and trying new approaches. Check back often to see our latest offerings. To see a list of what’s available now, go to our virtual classroom courses overview page. Too much to navigate? Just get in touch. We’ll listen, learn, and suggest some options.
To meet the needs of individual learners and groups seeking online courses, we have two self-paced training options: our short courses and partner programs. The short courses cover essential skills and take about 90 minutes to complete, whereas our partner programs vary in length.
What’s great about our online programs is flexibility. You can access courses from your desktop or mobile device on a schedule that works for you.
The bottom line: no matter what topic you choose, online courses are a hassle-free way to improve your skills, complete continuing education credits, or earn a certificate in human resources management, business communication, negotiation, or leadership.
Large meetings often have many moving parts, and we know the work it takes to make something work on a grand scale and the importance of creating something attendees enjoy.
We can deliver an interactive keynote to kick off a meeting, energize a group with a 45-minute motivational program, or deliver an information-packed breakout session or series of breakout programs. Depending on your situation, we can partner you with a single speaker or deploy a team.
Many of the breakout sessions we create for large events comprise components of our onsite programs. Take a look at our catalog to get an idea of what we do. If you find something you think would resonate with your group, we can usually craft a content-rich program that will fit within your schedule.
We know your event is important to you, and we promise we’ll work with you to get our part of your event right. Ready to start a conversation? We’d love to hear from you.
A good facilitator can help a team get the most from its time together during a meeting or at a retreat.
Our skilled team can help your group define its mission, vision, values, and standards of behavior, surface issues, identify roadblocks, plan for change and transition, or set a strategic direction.
We can work with your existing agenda or help you to identify desired outcomes and craft a plan based on those goals.
We know how to establish session objectives, keep a group moving, balance conversations, and help groups make connections.
No matter your goal, during our time together, you can expect guided discussions, planned interactions, and a variety of activities designed to encourage contributions from all who attend.
We look forward to learning about your project and understanding what would make your meeting or retreat a success.
Whether you’re trying to encourage collaboration, develop trust, enhance problem-solving skills, or some combination of all three, our interactive team-building challenges are a fun way to get down to the serious business of improving group dynamics and productivity.
From building puppets to crafting fashion from trash, our activities are engaging, and they provide a creative forum for significant discussions.
We fully recognize that our challenges are better suited to some groups than others, and you may be a little hesitant to jump into some of the “out-there” activities head first.
Rest assured, we will work with you to strike a balance and choose a program your participants will see as low risk in relation to its return. To see our existing challenges, explore our team-building titles. When you’re ready, give us a ring.
Sometimes a calendar is tight and a group must get up to speed as quickly as possible. For that reason, we offer several of our programs in a boot-camp format. These courses are four-day or five-day programs that address a range of topics in depth. They can be conducted at your location or at an off-site facility arranged by you or us.
Each boot camp is unique to the group that participates. In addition to the information addressed during camp, in the past, we’ve incorporated team-building activities, cultural site visits, and professional counterpart visits for various teams who have participated in these programs.
Boot camps are a great solution for teams that meet in person only a few times each year. Our international clients have also taken advantage of this format. In some cases, we’ve traveled to them. In others, they’ve sent a delegation to us.
Once we learn about your circumstances and your learning goals, we can build a custom camp for your group. Reach out when you’re ready. We’re here to listen.
We know moving from here to there isn’t always easy. You’ve got to understand where you are, plot a path forward, sell a plan, and enact it. Along the way, there are a lot of opportunities for error if the process isn’t managed well. These days, who can afford that?
When a large number of employees are disengaged or actively working against an organization’s goals and objectives, results suffer. If you’re in a culture crisis, noticing a dip in enthusiasm and ownership, or simply wanting to put processes in place to measure employee engagement and manage culture, we can help.
From surveys and focus groups to one-on-one interviews, our team can provide you with a snapshot of your present conditions.
Once we understand where you are, we can begin to help you chart a course for the future and develop a plan to enable and equip employees with the tools they need to do their work. Every engagement project is different, and we look forward to hearing about yours.
For people seeking intensive one-on-one development, we offer several individual coaching programs.
– Help your executives and emerging leaders develop their leadership and management skills.
– Drastically improve people’s presentation skills and ability to connect with an audience.
– Offer one-on-one writing instruction and coaching to strengthen people’s ability to communicate in writing.
We fully customize coaching for each participant. Typically we use an assessment, goal-setting session, and development plan.
hen a client has a need our existing library can’t answer, we can craft something new. Sometimes we add custom work to our catalog. Other times clients buy exclusive rights to the content. Over the years we’ve worked both ways.
Our custom programs allow you to choose the topics covered, select examples specific to your industry and decide which delivery method you want.
We believe an interactive experience is the best type of learning environment, and we promise we will work with learner engagement in mind.
If you’ve got a design project, we would love to talk to you about your goals for training, the desired format, and so forth.
Sometimes a training program doesn’t come together as it should. Other times and with the passing years, even a great training program can get old and tired. Whether the activities are passé or the content out of step, we can help.
Participant-focused activity design is one of our core strengths, and our training transformation services can breathe new life into your old courses or help you convert your lecture-based materials into an interactive workshop or group of programs.
Need to move your content into an online or virtual classroom format? We can help with that too.
We would be happy to give your materials a no-cost evaluation. Simply reach out, and we can discuss the next steps.
Assessments can establish a baseline, identify opportunities, and support continuous improvement. We offer a range of assessments for use in onsite training, group distance learning, and one-on-one coaching.
We’re currently populating our assessment center. Some of the instruments are paid products. Others are 100% free.