Professional Development

ABL is dedicated to expanding workforce effectiveness to accomplish more successful performance through organizational learning and knowledge management.

Individual Effectiveness and Efficiency *

fotolia_103252493 (1)Challenges

Organizations constantly struggle to develop methods to help employees stay motivated and engaged so results are consistently high. Most managers “believe” it is there job to motivate others.  In fact, and widely misunderstood, it is the individual who ultimately determines their own motivation. Managers can only influence the conditions under which they are more likely to be motivated and apply newly acquired skills over the long term. 


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ABL’s Approach

The research is compelling… the success of any learning initiative rests with the leaders of the organization. When individual contributor training is combined with manager training, results are astounding! Studies show that during a quarter in which managers and employees received training, there was an immediate increase in productivity of about 24%, a 57% increase over the improvement for employee training alone.

ABL’s Offerings 

Meeting Management In every organization, meetings play an integral role in communicating and accomplishing strategic goals.  Yet, ask anyone to identify one of the top time wasters during the workweek and the answer is likely to be meetings.  Managing effective meetings requires planning, strong leadership, credibility, communication and group process skills.  Keeping a meeting focused and productive is no longer the sole responsibility of the group leader.  Conducting effective meetings is fast becoming a fundamental requirement for all employees who utilize meetings to convey information or influence decisions.

Interpersonal and Team Communication Skills – In every organization, there is a hidden diversity – the diversity of working styles. Leveraging style differences can lead to more effective collaboration, productive relationships, and greater productivity and business results. Recognizing others’ work preferences and adjusting to them allows for more efficient communication, and the persuasive ability to influence others.  Improving versatility reduces tension in relationships and enables people to focus efficiently on the task and work to be done. This program provides participants with results-oriented versatility skills that help them to improve their ability to work effectively with others. Individuals are better able to build productive relationships, handle conflict and create more focused and productive teams.

 

Project Management – Regardless of the size or complexity of a project, project teams must work together effectively to create needed change and add value. A successful project manager, who often works without functional authority, leads project team members in ensuring the parameters of a project meet or exceed stakeholder expectations.

Project Management Certification Preparation Training: Project Management Institute-PMI Certification:

This Certification Preparation Training curricula develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that support the planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project. The objective is to provide students the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage organization-wide projects, and successfully manage project teams serving in the role of Project Manager. ABL offers three Project Management Institute (PMI) certification preparation programs:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Time Management This program is designed to help participants learn and/or improve their self-management skills. During the session, participants assess current time management habits, differentiate between time management techniques, examine their self-management issues of choice and control, analyze how there can be personal payoffs for poor time management. They will identify payoffs for effective time management and apply newly acquired self-management skills and time management techniques in order to manage time more effectively.