Positive Tomorrows is not just your average elementary school, it’s also a non-profit and all of the students and their families are homeless. The school is dedicated to their mission of “educating homeless children and their families to break the cycle of poverty” through a diverse staff equipped with teachers, case workers, social workers and volunteers. The organization is fueled by each of these individual’s passions as well as their distinct expertise and ability to work collaboratively together. Because of the highly cooperative landscape of the organization, interpersonal skills and behavioral style understanding is a must.
Positive Tomorrows chose SOCIAL STYLE training to enhance employee relationships among various departments and to establish a peaceful and collaborative working environment despite each of the department’s distinct goals and unique challenges working as a non-profit with limited resources.
SOCIAL STYLE equips learners with the tools to understand their own behavioral style, and how their behaviors and communication style might be perceived by others. SOCIAL STYLE also teaches us about our hot buttons and how to manage our “backup behaviors”, or behaviors we resort to when we feel stressed or threatened. Overall, this training creates a heightened awareness and understanding among co-workers, allowing them to develop more cohesive and collaborative relationships and work more productively and effectively.
Although, Susan Agel, President of Positive Tomorrows realized the benefit of SOCIAL STYLE training and the need there was for her organization, her staff was already extremely busy. Finding the time to set aside a full day for a facilitated training session seemed impossible.
And as a non-profit, the need to be extremely efficient with financial resources is crucial.
TRACOM’s eLearning SOCIAL STYLE courses provided a perfect solution for Positive Tomorrows’ business needs. These eLearning courses allow participants to complete the program on their own time, instead of doing it all in one day, and are available in fully online versions and a combination of eLearning and instructor-led training.
“SOCIAL STYLE Training has already helped our organization’s culture immensely. The training helped us to understand our peers, especially those of a different SOCIAL STYLE than our own. We now have a clearer understanding of people’s intentions behind their actions and the program has already helped cross departmental interactions.” – Susan Agel, President of Positive Tomorrows
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