Leadership & Change

Leadership can and should be demonstrated at all levels of the organization. Our leadership and change workshops focus people on developing productive thought processes, assisting people in accepting changes in business processes, embracing shifts in culture, and getting work accomplished with and through others.

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What Sets Cygnet Apart?

A great classroom experience only takes you so far. Click on our Taking Flight and Coaching & Immersion Programs for more information about how we help participants move from classroom to culture.

Taking Flight

At Cygnet Leadership Solutions, we want to ensure that you obtain the best return on your training investment possible. Therefore, we encourage participants to explicitly state how they will change their behaviors as a result of their workshop experience.

Flight Plans

After each workshop, each participant will complete and file a Flight Plan documenting the key concepts that the participant found valuable and applicable to his / her professional goals, along with specific actions that he / she commits to performing in the workplace to leverage the classroom experience. The Flight Plans even have deadlines so that you know when to expect changes in behaviors!

The classroom facilitator can either encourage each participant to share the Flight Plan with his / her management, or we can formalize the Flight Plan by collecting a copy and forwarding it to the appropriate management contact. It's up to you.

Master Flight Plan

At Cygnet Leadership Solutions, we can "train up" just about anybody. But it takes management's support to ensure that workshop participants carry out their Flight Plans back on the job. Therefore, some of our clients have found it beneficial to meet with us for a few hours after a workshop or a program to gain insight into what their participants learned, and how they can support the use of new skills in the workplace.

This post-session is an optimal time to work as a management team in understanding your own roles in helping your project managers and business analysts succeed. You will craft a Master Flight Plan that you can follow to get the short and long-term results you need.

Coaching and Immersion Programs

Although classroom learning is an effective means of conveying new concepts, tools, and even ways of thinking, actually applying concepts in a real-world environment can paralyze even the best of the best. Therefore, Cygnet Leadership Solutions offer a Coaching and Immersion Program approach.

Select a project management or business analysis program and customize it with one-on-one or small group coaching. Participants will be responsible for "homework" after each workshop to ensure they are applying their newly learned skills back in the workplace. A coach with proven experience in the discipline will meet with each participant on a regular basis between workshops to guide and assist the participant in applying the new skills and supply supplemental information and reviews as necessary.

Our clients find that this approach improves their ROI from the workshops and hastens positive change in their organizations. Ask us about a standard Coaching and Immersion Program schedule that we can then customize to your specific needs.


Mastering the Human Dynamic
2 days
It doesn't get more interactive than this! Participants learn the concepts of emotional intelligence, communication, listening, trust, influence, problem solving, negotiation, teaming, instilling accountability, and conflict management. Each lesson concludes with a group activity that demonstrates and instills the lesson concepts. Group discussions and action plans help bridge the concepts into action and results outside of the classroom.

Intended for everyone who works with others in any capacity. Especially effective for formal and informal leaders, managers, supervisors, and high-potentials.

This workshop is included in the Level I Project Management Program.
Creating and Delivering Professional Presentations
2 days
Overcome the #1 fear: Public Speaking. Participants master content development, tools to enhance the message, and delivery methods that enhance credibility and professionalism. One-on-one feedback sessions with a professional class facilitator/speaker personalize the learning experience and heighten the workshop outcomes. Participants will develop, practice, and present in face-to-face forums and in virtual forums. Presentations will be videoed for analysis and become the property of the participant.

Limited to 10 participants per class to ensure quality.
Effective Meeting Facilitation
2 days
Who hasn't attended an unproductive meeting? More importantly, who is running these things? Answer: All of Us!

Meetings are important tools to deliver results, but can turn into the biggest resource suckers in our lives. Participants apply meeting basics from developing realistic agendas, inviting the "right" participants, neutralizing debilitating attendee behaviors, and creating timely minutes. Beyond that, participants actively use new and refined meeting leadership and facilitation tools and techniques and craft their own "Facilitation Toolbox." We cover face-to-face and virtual meetings concepts.

This workshop is included in the Level II Project Management Program and the Business Analysis Program.
Managing Change: Farmers, Chickens, and Pigs
2 days
Programs, projects, and shifts in strategic vision impact people and organizations in many ways. Learn to understand perceptions on change and why people either resist or embrace change. Participants use a case study to analyze change from various perspectives and craft change management strategies that move stakeholders through stages of change acceptance.

Our Program Approach

We recommend that clients develop project management skills with their organizations by using a program approach. Programs can be customized with other workshops to better fit the needs of your organization. Ideally, each program is delivered over 8 to 12 weeks, providing participants to practice the concepts from each workshop prior to learning additional skills.

The Mastering the Human Dynamic Workshop is included in the Level I Project Management Program and the Business Analysis Program.

Effective Meeting Facilitation is included in the Level II Project Management Program.