Improve team dynamics

Bring the wildly popular online learning program, Crushing it With Challenging Conversations, to your group, company, or association meeting for a one-day intensive bootcamp, and help your colleagues:

  • Be at their best in challenging situations
  • Master performance feedback
  • Strengthen presentation skills for tough audiences
  • Develop as fierce listeners
  • Learn to use positive persuasion to promote collaboration and cooperation

Noted leadership and management expert, Art Petty, plus members of Art Petty Group lead you and your colleagues through challenging conversations and presentations exercises and activities immediately transferrable to your workplace.

The cases and materials plus the takeaways will support learning for:

  • Managing oneself during challenging workplace confrontations
  • Developing air-tight messages for challenging presentations around change, strategy, and other complex topics and important presentations
  • How to construct and deliver meaningful, actionable feedback that promotes high performance
  • How to recover when feedback discussions risk spiraling out of control
  • How to apply positive persuasion to break through barriers, remove obstacles and promote change
  • The high-performance habits of fierce listeners and how this one habit can transform your effectiveness in leading and managing

The format

This is a hands-on program that challenges participants to listen, learn, practice, and grow as communicators in real-time.

  • Full-day session at a place of your choosing

  • Group-size: 10 to 50

  • Advance reading preparation packet for all participants

  • In-session instruction and immediate practice with cases and scenarios

  • Real-time instructor and peer feedback

  • Post-session action-plan development

  • Workbook takeaway to reinforce on-going learning

  • Automatic enrollment in Crushing It with Challenging Conversations online course ($197 value) where all lessons can be reviewed and reinforced

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What to Expect as a Participant

  • A makeover and strengthening of your approach to communicating in challenging situations

  • Exposure to the tools and approaches to be at your best when many are at their worst

  • The challenge of rethinking your practices and approaches in pursuit of eliminating less than optimal communication habits

  • The exhilaration of working in a high-energy environment for a day of hard work on skills that directly influence your success

  • A call to action to be accountable for continuing your development as a great communicator post-session

  • A lot of laughs, some cringe-worthy moments, and living proof that everything sounds easy on a slide but is really difficult to master in reality

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What Clients Say

Your style was energetic and engaging, and your content was well-organized and thought-provoking.  I don’t believe I have ever attended a leadership training in which the group activities were more relevant or enlightening.

Matt P.

This program was hands down the best I’ve attended.  Art is a very lively and engaging presenter.  Each lesson jam packed with thought-provoking ideas and real-world examples from Art’s deep experience and knowledge.  I highly recommend this program for anyone looking to boost their managerial effectiveness.

James C.

Art is a catalyst — an inspirational, heart-filled substance that has helped me reorganize around an utterly new mindset of my skills, creativity, and superpower.

Michele B.

To say that he’s taught me tools to refine and focus my communication skills may sound too tactical and (ugh) like marketing.  The truth however is that he’s done both, which is what’s made working with Art such a success.

Greg B.

About the Workshop Presenter

Art Petty is a noted leadership and management author and educator and executive and emerging leader coach backed by 25 years of management and executive experience in technology and software organizations. Art’s program and courses earn rave reviews for being practical and powerful, and his books and over 1,600 articles are read and used in leadership development programs around the globe. Art works with Fortune 500 firms, governmental agencies, industry associations and not-for-profit organizations as an advisor, strategy consultant, and workshop leader.