OligyeTraining and Facilitation
Our training and facilitation philosophy is to enhance the performance of our clients through the development of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Our training provides organizations and groups the knowledge and ability to develop competitive advantages over their competition while developing employees that are move valuable in the workforce. Our training areas include (click on the module for course details):
These training programs provide leaders, managers, and team members with the tools to understand and build capability around diversity and inclusion (DI) initiatives and efforts in the workplace. Attendees will gain practical skills and culturally specific knowledge related to leaderships practices in resolution of problems and challenges that can arise as a result of workforce diversification and inclusion efforts.
Inclusive Leadership – Traits and Behaviors (3hrs)
Training for leaders that provides a framework for development of personal leadership competencies; a strategic view of equality, diversity and inclusion. In addition, provides guidance to improve their motivation and ability to be an ally with and empower diverse groups.
Inclusive Management in Action (3hrs)
Training for people managers that explores techniques for developing psychological safety and a speak-up culture. Creating a team climate that reduces the interpersonal risks of speaking up to unleash a team with better decisions, creative collaboration, motivated members, and improved performance.
Inclusion Using the 4-Dynamic Method (3hrs)
Workshop designed for people managers to explore in detail how the four dynamics that define inclusion map, to the lived experience of employees and how they can foster inclusion on their teams.
Unbiased Hiring in Recruitment & Selection (2hrs)
In this workshop designed for hiring managers, participants learn how to apply techniques to reduce the impact of unconscious bias in hiring. The workshop also includes a deep-dive into structured interviewing and objective questioning.
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (1 Full day or 2 half days)
The training program provides employees with the tools to understand and build capability around diversity and inclusion (DI) initiatives and efforts in the workplace. Attendees will gain practical skills and culturally specific knowledge related to practices in resolution of problems and challenges that can arise as a result of workforce diversification and inclusion efforts.
Advancing Anti-Racism and Equality (3hrs)
This training explores how, in order to undertake substantive and effective change around institutional and personal racism, it requires an understanding of the history and context of race in the U. S. This training provides the history and context necessary for recognizing white privilege, challenging racism, and advancing racial equity.
Asia Diversity Capability (3hrs)
In this training employees learn, in an engaging format, how thinking styles vary broadly from East to West before taking a deeper dive into Asian leadership styles and business practices across different Asian cultural clusters (e.g. hierarchy, meetings, communication style. influencing, decision-making, trust, teaming, conflict resolution).
Counteracting Unconscious Bias (2hrs)
This training improves employees with the recognition of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination, while suggesting strategies to halt those practices in favor of an equitable and inclusive environment for coworkers, clients, and the public.
(Anti-Racism) Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (3hrs)
During this training we provide an overview of the evolution of diversity and inclusion practices. We also discuss how inclusive practices are an essential compliment to diversity in the workplace and define many exclusive behaviors that can serve as a barrier. These include harboring an implicit bias, perpetuating stereotypes, discrimination, and microaggressions.
Diversity Moments (2hrs)
Is a potent exploration of a number of thought-provoking, short, real-life examples that dive deeply into diversity, inclusion and respect topics. Exposed and discussed are examples of unconscious/hidden bias, gender identification, crude jokes, disrespectful comments, etc. that are prevalent in today’s workforce.
Fostering Employee Resource Groups (3hrs)
Provides training on the purpose and impact of the different types of Employee Resource Group’s in the workplace. Explored are ways that strong programs ally with and provide psychological safety and sense of belonging in order to empower employees and help them bring their whole self to work. Network and affinity groups included:
Culture, Race and ethnicity, People w/disabilities, Women, Religion or faith-based, Gender identity minorities, Sexual orientation minorities, Age minorities, Working parents, Single parents and caregivers
Introduction to Cultural Intelligence (CQ) (3hrs)
Attendees learn how the knowledge of cultural differences helps to overcome cultural blind spots to better explain and predict the responses of others. This training explores methods to prevent confusion and anxiety in diverse settings to avoid the activation of ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ social categorizations and negative stereotypes and prejudices.
Subtle Micro-Bias Discrimination (2hrs)
In this workshop, participants are challenged to think about the subtle messages they communicate to others in their day-to-day work lives. This includes a deep-dive on how unconscious messages are conveyed through facial expressions, gestures, vocal tone, choice of words, nuance and syntax and can be positive or negative.
What is Agile and Business Agility
Agile Adoption and Project Management is an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its life cycle.
Iterative or agile life cycles are composed of several iterations or incremental steps towards the completion of a project. Iterative approaches are frequently used in software development and standard business operations projects to promote velocity and adaptability since the benefit of iteration is that you can adjust as you go along rather than following a linear path.
One of the aims of an agile or iterative approach is to release benefits throughout the process rather than only at the end. At the core, agile projects should exhibit central values and behaviours of trust, flexibility, empowerment and collaboration.
Business Agility can be understood as the capacity of an organization to adjust rapidly to the changing market dynamics, customer demands, and industry standards profitably and cost-effectively without compromising quality.
Business agility empowers a business to be at an upper hand over other market players persistently. Such abilities empower organizations to be increasingly versatile, inventive, and robust when managing intricacy, vulnerability, and other factors prompting to better results.
Introduction to Agile
The purpose of this base course is to teach attendees the basics of Agile including understanding the What, Where, and Why of Agile. The target audience are those team members that need to understand Agile fundamentals and/or will utilize Agile in their day-to-day operations.
Agile Program Fundamentals
The purpose of this course is to teach teams the Program and Project Fundamentals of Agile so that they can start practicing Agile in their day-to-day work. The target audience is doers, as opposed to managers. Team members from any line of business and at any level who work on projects. However, managers will also benefit from it. Recommended prerequisite: Taste of Agile
The purpose of this course is to teach leaders and managers, at all levels, how to lead teams in an Agile manner, foster an Agile culture and environment and most importantly deliver outstanding results with the help of their team. The target audience are Managers and Leaders. This goes all the way from First Line Leaders up to Senior Executive Managers. Recommended prerequisite: ‘Taste of Agile’ and ‘Agile Program Fundamentals’
Introduction to Business Agility
The purpose of this course is to explore how agile techniques can deliver a competitive advantage, and the practical steps needed to exploit them. The course aims at improving business agility rather than software development and follows a highly experiential set of learning objectives to equip attendees with new knowledge, tools, and techniques they can implement immediately. Attendees have the opportunity to determine and evaluate the capabilities that their organization will need to avoid being disrupted and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
Through engaging video lessons, hands-on activities, sharing insights, and gathering feedback, this training will encourage employees to think differently and reject “business as usual” attitudes. Attendees will learn how to utilize ideation to identify new solutions based on user insights and develop a common language and understanding of design thinking across your organization.
What is Design Thinking?
Design Thinking is an approach used for practical and creative problem-solving. It is based heavily on the methods and processes that designers use (hence the name), but it has actually evolved from a range of different fields — including architecture, engineering and business. Design Thinking can also be applied to any field; it doesn’t necessarily have to be design-specific.
Design Thinking is extremely user-centric. It focuses on humans first and foremost, seeking to understand people’s needs and come up with effective solutions to meet those needs. It is what we call a solution-based approach to problem-solving.
Leadership Styles and Situational Leadership
The purpose of this module is to teach leaders and managers, at all levels, how to lead teams and most importantly deliver outstanding results with the help of their team. The target audience are Managers and Leaders. This goes all the way from First Line Leaders up to Senior Executive Managers.
The main purpose of the module-based workshop is to train employees in improvements in their ability to effectively communicate in English with colleagues located outside of China. This will help the employees communicate with their global peers utilizing a higher level of professional business English and increase the depth of both professional and casual conversations.
Our facilitation and lecture topics provide teams, groups, and individuals with an increased level of confidence and empowerment in reaching personal and professional goals. Our topics include: