Specialty Programs

Athena Training and Consulting’s partners offer multitude of soft skills training programs that support organizations and their employees personal and professional development.

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Art and Creativity for Business ~ In our ever changing, fast moving, technological world most companies recognize the importance of innovation for success. Studies of the brain are pointing out how we need to open up to a ‘whole brain’ approach to maximize our full potential; this means largely to develop qualities that help us connect with our sensitivity, emotions and intuition when working and making decisions.  Art & Creativity For Business is a course that uses art to learn these important tools to create a healthy, positive work environment.

Being in the Moment ~ What it would be like to be calm, centered and focused, despite what is happening on the outside? Isn’t this an essential tool for leaders, change agents and forward thinkers? Like the invention of the computer, would it help us do almost everything better? As you learn to be more in the moment you will still take action, manage situations and people, plan, anticipate reactions, innovate and lead. Don’t worry; things will go on as before — yet all these management activities become easier, less stressful and even more enjoyable when you are in the moment. You will also find that you are more creative and constructive in all of your activities.

Brain Gym – A tool that clears physical, mental, and emotional stress and positively shifts attitudes and behaviours. It consists of a set of movements, learning processes, training programs, and resource materials that support learning, living and leadership, in all aspects of life.

Business and Social Etiquette ~ To provide you with that business winning edge, this Athena Alliance partner specializes in the design and delivery of practical and interactive Business & Social Etiquette Seminars that re-focus skills, behaviour and knowledge leading to greater confidence and effectiveness in all business related social interactions.

corporate trainingCompliance and ISO ~ Having a “compliance binder” on the shelf will not change behaviour. People choose to be compliant when they see personal value in doing so. We help teach the value and purpose that drives compliant performance.

Diversity ~ Diversity and Inclusion are values that are vital to most organizations. However, creating a culture of Diversity and Inclusion takes time, understanding and learning. Recent research suggests that the inability for organizations to capitalize on creating a diverse workforce will lead to poor business results and difficultly attracting and retaining high performers. For that reason, many organizations want to focus on Diversity but do not know where to begin. This half-day course focuses on the knowledge and skills required by all individuals to build a Diverse and Inclusive workplace.

Facilitating with Ease ~ Whether you’re new to facilitation or have years of experience under your belt, this workshop provides a unique opportunity to enhance your mastery of any group situation. Experience a dynamic and totally interactive learning environment.

Improve Your Memory ~ Being on top of your game requires easy access to important facts, figures and information in many situations.  Over-reliance on technology can lead to your memory skills being under-utilized.   Would it be useful for you to improve your memory of names, numbers and essential information?   This course provides delegates with an understanding of the natural processes of the brain and tools to help retain information.  Delegates will learn how to continue to develop their ability to learn and memorize.

Lifestyle Transition Planning ~ Lifestyle Transition Planning Program© consists of home based exercises which prepare participants for an interactive workshop session. This program is designed to provide participants with a framework for making decisions about the life they want in the future. These lifestyle goals are then modeled by the participants so they can see and understand the financial consequences of their decisions and then take appropriate action. This modeling is accomplished using a specialized lifestyle modeling software. The end result is that the participant develops a blueprint for being able to cope with and take charge of change and transition regardless of what stage they are at in their lives.

Mind Mapping  ~ Mind Mapping® is a powerful visual tool that stimulates your ability to think both creatively and logically.  Mind Mapping works by first focusing on the central idea, issue or topic and then branching out to add details including inspiration, facts and thoughts.  Mind Mapping has been applied to many high-level topics such as strategic planning, engineering projects and facilitating board meetings.  The technique can be used individually or with groups of any size.  The uses for Mind Mapping are almost unlimited and include: planning, brainstorming, taking notes, gathering ideas and studying.

Project Management  ~ Our project management programs focus on dynamics. We utilize a combination of lecturettes, case studies, activities and experiences and provide project manager participants with the knowledge, skills and tools to get better results. We work with experienced and new project managers in groups of 5-25. Programs range in duration from ½ to 3 days and are tailored to specific needs of each group and organization. Call us today to schedule an in-depth needs assessment.

SEATS Corporate Programs ~ SEATS is a flexible, customizable and cost-effective way to provide the right training to virtually everyone in your organization and still stay within your tight budget.  Purchase as many SEATS as you need when you need them. Contact us today for more information.

TimeCorder  ~ We show organizations how their employees can spend an extra three hours per week on their top priority activities.” Our user-friendly time studies are conducted with the proprietary TIMECORDER ~ Professional Time Tracking System

THRIVE: The Keys to Lasting Resilience: This program has been designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about resilience and why it is important to develop coping skills in this area. As the world is becoming more complex it is more critical than ever that people learn new techniques to cope and thrive when challenges occur.
In this highly interactive and engaging participants will learn techniques that will work for them personally and create a Personal Resilience Buddy to support them in their daily lives.

Video: An Opportunity  ~ Close to 70% of internet users are watching video. Forty-four percent of online video is viewed in the workplace and 26% of small businesses have video on their home or landing page. Look over your shoulder the next time you find yourself in a public place and count how many people are using mobile devices. Watching film and TV is already the culture of our global age, and video is naturally pacing alongside our technology and the way we communicate.