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How We Work

Custom Learning Experiences for Your Organization

We organize our efforts around the needs of you, our client.

Our specialty is delivering high-impact learning experiences that address the most compelling business challenges of your organization. We can help you clarify meaningful objectives from which to design a custom solution, usually through a combination of interviews, assessments, and analysis. Based on your needs and a clear set of objectives, we then design a solution that may integrate a number of methods (classroom, virtual, group, experiential, action learning, simulations, cases, coaching) as needed to best strengthen the leadership capacity of your executives.

The learning experiences we design include:

  • Speakers and keynotes
  • 1–3 day programs
  • Strategic engagements

For more information, please call Andy Oman, Director of Sales, at 612-626-7101, or email oman0006@umn.edu.

Speakers and Keynotes

Speaking engagements take many shapes and forms and so do our services. Our speakers all exhibit the high quality associated with a top-tier business school like Carlson. Clients are able to choose talent for their events from the finest portfolio of thought leaders, professional business speakers, trainers, and consultants. All are experts in their fields and great public presenters who have been selected based on their ability to match the audience type, objectives, and energy of the client.

Recent speaker topics include:

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Leadership Agility
  • Common Attributes of Great Leaders
  • The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence
  • Making Persuasion and Influence Work
  • Ethical Leadership: Aligning Mission, Purpose, and Process
  • Executive Sales Leadership
  • Selling Across Styles
  • The Politics of Innovation
  • Leading Transformative Change
  • Accelerating the Integration of Acquisitions
  • Creating a Growth Engine within Your Established Business
  • Best-Practices in Strategic Talent Management
  • Power Mentoring
  • Strengthening Strategic Foresight
  • Harnessing Collective Intelligence and Crowd Sourcing

1–3 Day Programs

Many clients contact us to address their leaders' challenges with specificity, speed, and ease of use. They may choose a single program or even some subset of an existing 1–3 day offering. Other clients wish to build an internal catalog of offerings for their leaders and partner with us as a quality outsource to provide many different offerings.

In either case, our current and vast portfolio of programs allows us to meet most needs with a targeted solution on short notice. Clients are able to choose options from the finest portfolio of thought leaders, professional business speakers, trainers, and consultants. All are experts in their fields and great public presenters who have been selected based on their ability to match the audience type, objectives, and energy of the client.

Upon request, Carlson can provide further detail on these program modules:

Leadership   Strategy   Business

Managing Across Cultures

Authentic Leadership

Emotional Intelligence

The Art and Practice of Leaders Coaching Leaders

Influencing People, Teams, and the Organization

Making Persuasion and Influence Work

Enhancing Executive Presence

A Voice for Leadership

Personal Operations Management

Critical Thinking and Communication

Creating and Leading High Performance Teams

Managing Leadership Paradoxes

Leading Effective Change

Identifying and Overcoming Competing Commitments

Performance Management: Managing Difficult Conversation

Advanced Business Communications for Executives

 

Creating and Executing Strategies

Creating a Growth Engine within Your Established Business

Assessing How Your Business Adds Value

The Politics of Innovation

The Logic of Strategy

Corporate Innovation

Challenges of Doing Business Internationally

 

Leadership through Quality: Strategy and Execution

Fundamentals of Marketing

Strategic Marketing

Strategic Pricing

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Talent Management Strategies

Mergers and Acquisitions: Creating Shareholder Value

Operational Excellence: Keys to a Competitive Advantage

Corporate Transformation through Strategic IT

Creating a High-Performance Organization

       
       
       

Strategic Engagements

Our strategic engagement work begins with a client's business goals to ensure that the net result accelerates development of the organization as well as its leaders. Often solutions are created to support new strategic opportunities and challenges, ensuring that learning activities (coaching, stretch assignments, and team projects) challenge participants to broaden their skills and perspectives as needed to drive a client's business objectives.

Client Cases

  • Developing leaders and values within a growing coordinated care player
  • Increasing strategic capacity within a diversified energy, grains, and food company
  • Aligning values and leader success within a manufacturer of windows and doors
  • Developing general managers within a healthcare insurance company
  • Supporting service quality leadership within a gaming enterprise
  • Strengthening physician leadership within a healthcare provider
  • Broadening associates' business perspective within a law firm

Facilities

Our services include the ability to host events for between 15 and 300 attendees. Please contact us to discuss available rooms/auditorium and food service options for your event or conference.

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