Southwest Training Institute - Since 1988

A Full-Service Learning & Development Company

Southwest Training Institute is a training resource company providing the world's leading range of instructor-led workshops, online courseware, behavioral learning instruments, feedback & coaching, and training processes. Since 1988, our award-winning programs have successfully helped organizations develop their supervisors and managers. We offer the most comprehensive and practical curriculum for building the management skill set required by 21st century managers and supervisors. 

Our Leadership Solutions Curriculum teaches your managers & supervisors how to bring teams together - to improve productivity-to focus on behavior and not attitudes - to deal with facts and not opinions - to create a climate of open communication. Prepare tomorrow's leaders (your managers & supervisors) today to deal with the challenges of tomorrow with our Leadership Solutions Curriculum. 

Our award-winning Video Training Library includes learning programs that assist organizations in developing respectful and productive workplace relationships. The video training programs include powerful dramatizations, insightful expert commentaries, comprehensive facilitation materials, reproducible participant handouts, PowerPoint slides, and more. We make it as easy as possible for you to use the flexible materials to develop a training curriculum geared towards the specific needs of your organization. The programs can be easily customized, providing you with valuable, personalized training tools at affordable prices 

We have highly-experienced presenters who can effectively present a keynote or break-out session at your organizational meetings and conferences. With a combined total of more than 60 years of professional delivery experience, our associates are able to deliver an informative, interactive, and polished presentation that not only enhances knowledge but changes attitudes and practices. 

Our comprehensive consulting services address your presenting problem or developmental areas, propose an appropriate intervention for it, and help you apply the necessary efforts to achieve the desired results. It is difficult to be a prophet in your own land. Sometimes it takes an outsider to objectively understand the presenting issues, to perceive a given situation from a fresh and objective perspective, and to provide remedies that work right the first time. 

We offer a Global Network of more than 900 certified trainers and meeting facilitators who are located in 35 countries and speak 18 languages. Contact us today at 1-888-978-6632 for meeting facilitation, public and on-site workshops, and consulting information. We are happy to deliver a customized workshop, present a keynote at your upcoming conference, or facilitate an important meeting using our thinking-creativity tools and meeting techniques. 

Our 360 feedback process combines the best of 360° feedback with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus Three Strategies for improving leadership effectiveness. The result is a 360 experience that's more productive, satisfying and less intimidating. A key benefit that differentiates 363 for Leaders from other 360s is CommentSmart-our proprietary selectable comment system that alleviates the need for raters to write open-ended comments. Leaders get constructive, actionable feedback that they can use (from any number of raters), without the distraction of snide or distasteful open-ended comments. 363 for Leadership is meant for anyone who wants to use multi-rater feedback as part of their professional & leadership development, whether they're an emerging high-potential future leader or an experienced executive. 

Coaching for Professional Development is a totally new kind of program that will transform the way you help employees or clients improve skills, practices, and habits. We combine assessment, development, coaching and reinforcement programs into a single unified resource. It's a self-paced, self-directed system for long-term follow-through that helps learners ingrain skills over time. It's like giving a participant a 24/7 personal coach. Learners work on one skill or one personal strength at a time, as they apply best practices with the people they work with every day. Learning resources can be accessed anytime, anywhere and as often as needed to make real changes in their performance. 

We deliver training that is adult-focused, learner-centered, skill-based, and enjoyable. We conduct a meaningful learning experience, highly interactive and experiential. Our workshops are customized to emphasize the exact learning objectives that are most important to each learner group. Our overall approach to training delivery is to engage the learner in not only enhancing their knowledge, but to practice and apply what is learned within typical workplace scenarios. Our training goal is to develop and improve skills and strengthen behaviors in order to achieve greater professional development. We also process/discuss what is learned through skill practices where students can ask questions, identify what works, what hinders, and what to improve upon for greater workplace effectiveness.

Our Turn-Kay Instructor Kits are 95% complete; you provide that last 5% to make them exactly yours. Each Instructor Kit comes with a fully-scripted facilitation guide, interactive Skill Practice segments (that you can customize), targeted Trouble-Shooting Guide, customizable PowerPoint slideshow, "reminder" cards (job aids) that are useful for effective workplace application, and more. The instructor Kits are complete "turn-key" with behavioral videos (industrial & office formats). Both the Industrial and Office learning formats are included with each Instructor Kit. All of our learning materials are professionally developed with adult learning theory in mind using quality design elements. There are NO Mandatory Certification Workshops; optional Train-the-Trainer workshops are available.

Our entire online curriculum reflects current views and the latest online technology. Each course has been designed for optimum adult learning and offers something for everyone---the audio-based learner, the visual learner, and the kinesthetic learner. Our courseware has better than a 90% completion rate (stickiness factor) which speaks about quality, learner engagement, and realized ROI. Our online courseware can be loaded onto most SCORM compliant LMS platforms. Our online programs are available on a (1) pre-paid volume basis, (2) pay-as-you-go, or through (3) E-Commerce.

We use a structured process that helps your group plan and conduct an effective exchange of ideas that involves every member (including the quietest members), even when the topic is sensitive and emotionally charged. Our practices reduce the "power" struggle that most meetings present and result in 100% participation. We've been told that our meetings make it "safe" to speak up and share opinions. Our methods produce collaborative discussions that result in actionable outcomes.

Our awareness tools provide all the insight needed to consciously apply targeted efforts to better utilize your positives and strengthen developmental areas. Personalized feedback will help you become more aware of your communication behaviors and tendencies. Our Learning Instruments are based on the philosophy that "awareness is more than half the battle". When we are more in tune with ourselves, we are better equipped to accentuate and better utilize our strengths and, more purposefully, develop future skills and capabilities. This feedback is appropriate for anyone in the organization who would like to better understand their response to others and how they impact other people.