Quite often, managers just want to know what training is available to make their staff more productive, or how to modify behaviors quickly. Less often, is a training needs assessment completed to ensure training is addressing the actual business and employee needs.
In this workshop, you will learn the benefits of completing a training needs assessment, examine the key components at the organizational, team, and employee levels, and discuss the various ways to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities of your employees.
You will have an opportunity to review case studies in small groups and work through identifying the business need, performing a gap analysis, assessing training options, and communicating training needs and recommended plans to organizational leadership.
Lauren is a leadership coach, facilitator, consultant and trainer who specializes in the design and facilitation of connection-centered learning for individuals and teams.
She is a lively and compassionate partner to her clients, with a gift for quickly uncovering the hidden patterns that shape identity, relationships, and performance. A gifted listener and speaker, Lauren brings a spirit of warmth and encouragement to the deeply human experience of understanding ourselves as we also become someone new.
Lauren has held leadership roles in education, marketing, communications, and product management. She has firsthand experience as a leader and consultant in organizations with matrixed or distributed leadership models, including Holacracy, Sociocracy, and Agile—and has a keen understanding of the gifts and challenges faced in these new ways of working. Based on her experience, has created training and coaching programs focused on developing the human skills for cultivating lateral influence, resolving conflict, and weaving alignment across differences.
Lauren’s approach draws on her deep understanding of adult development and polarity thinking, and her work is influenced by somatic and meditative practice, mediation and conflict studies, interpersonal neurobiology, voice dialogue and Diamond Inquiry practice. Lauren has a Masters Degree in Holistic Studies, is a certified Presence Based Coach, Integral Facilitator, and Leadership Circle 360 Practitioner. She is certified to use the iEQ9 Enneagram, Polarity Thinking (PACT), and Be Well Lead Well Pulse assessments with her clients.