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SOUTHWEST TRAINING INSTITUTE--SINCE 1988

Spanish-Language Workshop Series
 

Our learning products increase knowledge, develop skills, and change behaviors!  Human dynamics is the foundation upon which people interact.  Awareness about self and others is the key to improved communication and ongoing career success.  Productivity is greatly increased (research says by >20%) when the lubricant of effective human interaction is practiced.  We deliver training that is adult-focused, learner-centered, skill-based, interactive, and enjoyable.  We not only enhance knowledge, we develop skills and change behaviors.  Contact us for a FULLCourse Description and CUSTOMIZED Training Proposal.   The training DURATION time is flexible depending on client learning objectives.

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GLOBAL CULTURAL SERIES

 

1.     ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) FOR HISPANICS

With the increase in immigrant workers and an enhanced focus on global business opportunities and customer satisfaction/service, ESL is now a necessity for successful organizations.  Research proves that customers want to feel “connected” to the people with whom they conduct business, and, effective communication is the number one route to build that “connection” for customer satisfaction and rapport.  In addition, employees are more efficient team members if they are comfortable speaking English with their co-workers and managers.  We use professional instructors with education and experience in using a proven methodology to meet your participants where they are in English language acquisition and bring them to a higher level of modern English.

Two, 2-hour Classes per Week for Eight Weeks

(Always Customized)

2.     DEVELOPING HISPANIC CULTURAL SENSITIVITY IN A MULTICULTURAL WORKPLACE

Organizations are experiencing a cultural transformation.  The halls of Corporate America are not as familiar as they used to be.  For the last few years we’ve been exposed to the term "diversity in the workplace".  There is a new protocol in today’s workplace.  We are therefore trying to understand how to operate in a workplace that now has an added human and cultural dimension.  The homogeneous workplace is a thing of the past.  We need to learn effective Interpersonal Communications Skills that help us understand other cultures.  The purpose of this workshop is to examine the reality of cultural diversity and to increase our awareness in leaders of organizations on the necessity of understanding the fastest growing minority in corporate America; the Hispanic employee.

Four, 3-hour Classes

3.    VOCATIONAL ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR HISPANICS IN THE WORKPLACE

Today’s workplaces have Hispanic employees from Mexico, San Salvador and 15 Central and South American countries.  The language difficulties have created a communication and cultural divide between English speaking Management and Spanish speaking Front Line workers.  The lack of a common, workable language creates a distinct and unwanted separation between these two groups.  What often emerges are communication barriers and at times, mistrust.  In any workplace, effective communications is essential to the success of the organization.  Errors caused as a result of misunderstood communications are costly.  The challenge is even greater when another language is spoken in the workplace.

Program is done in 3-month sections, 2 times per week, 1 hour per class

4.    MEDICAL SPANISH FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

The purpose of this training course is to teach the Healthcare Professional, the specialized Medical Spanish vocabulary so that they may engage in a meaningful dialogue with their Spanish speaking patients.This course has been taught for since 1990, and it is now offered as a Distance Learning Course at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.  This course is designed to teach the Spanish language skills in order to enable the Health Care Professional to express themselves with confidence.The learning method in this coursetakes you through a step-by-step process.  HealthCare vocabulary is incorporated throughout the course.

24-hour class, 1.5 hours per class, 2 times per week

(Schedule may be modified to suit customer’s time availability)

5.    UNDERSTANDING BODY LANGUAGE

Body language accounts for more than 70% of the message conveyed.  Our workshop is highly interactive and emphasizes that it isn't what you say, but rather, how you say it and even more importantly, what you look like when you say it. 

Half or full day

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE

 

6.     WINNING THROUGH CUSTOMER SERVICE

This workshop trains your sales and service personnel to present a professional image and to communicate effectively in everyday customer service transactions, as well as in difficult situations.

1 or 2 days

7.     DELIVERING CUSTOMER FOCUSED SERVICE (Manager Program)

This workshop continues workshop #13 (4 modules)with a 5th Module—FOR MANAGERS.  It is important that managers of customer service representatives learn how to motivate and coach the appropriate customer-focused performance within their customer service representative employee work groups.  This 4-hour module does just that.

2 days

 

LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS

 

 

Classroom workshops (8-20) are available in Office or Industrial formats, English and Spanish languages, and are also available as CD-ROM and ONLINE courseware.  We have Spanish-language Instructors.

 

8.     ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF LEADERSHIP

Teaches your team leaders how to build rapport and teamwork, maintain everyone's self-esteem in a work interaction, how to actively listen to achieve consensus, and how to encourage others to commit themselves to common goals.

Half or full day

9.     ESSENTIAL  SKILLS OF COMMUNICATING

Describes the dynamics of effective communications.  It shows active listening techniques, how to recognize nonverbal cues, how to probe for clarification, and how to confirm another person's understanding of the issues.

Half or full day

10.  MANAGING COMPLAINTS

This module teaches how to resolve simple complaints and identify the "hidden agendas" that so often underlie chronic grievances.

Half or full day

11.  IMPROVING WORK HABITS

Learn how to translate the rules into codes of conduct meaningful to the team member and learn to do it in a supportive, non-threatening way.

Half or full day

12.  PROVIDING PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK

This module shows the way evaluation is done by the experts. First, relevant performance standards are established. Then the team member's own performance evaluation is solicited. This accomplished, the stage is set for a summary evaluation that will be clear and credible to the team member.

Half or full day

13.  DEVELOPING PERFORMANCE GOALS & STANDARDS

How to establish specific, measurable, attainable, result-oriented and time-framed performance standards. It then illustrates the steps that gain team member agreement and commitment to those performance standards.

Half or full day

14.  COACHING JOB SKILLS

How to demonstrate the needed skills to the team member and how to motivate him or her to pursue them.

Half or full day

15.  DELEGATING

Gives valuable insights into and practice of the "Three W's" of effective delegation: When should team leaders delegate? Whom should they delegate to? and What explanation should they give to team members? This module also teaches how to use delegation as a motivational tool.

Half or full day

16.  EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE

Managers and team leaders will learn how to change unacceptable team member behavior without causing bruised and resentful egos.

Half or full day

17.  SUPPORTING CHANGE

Teaches managers and team leaders how to introduce change without inducing defensive reactions.

Half or full day

18.  COMMUNICATING UP

Managers and team leaders will learn how to frame upward communication so that a desired result is achieved.

Half or full day

19.  RESOLVING CONFLICT

Teaches managers and team leaders how to explore a conflict and get to the heart of the problem to correct it before it's too late.

Half or full day

20.  MANAGEMENT, ORIENTATION, REINFORCEMENT, & SUPPORT

Designed to show how behavior-modeling techniques work and to teach managers specific motivational and participative management skills.  Helps to reinforce team leader skills. This workshop prepares and reinforces workplace application for those managers and supervisors who are participating in workshops #19-31.

Half or full day

21.  DEVELOP THE LEADER IN YOU

All leaders manage, but not all managers’ lead.  The question is not "Why be a leader?" It's "Why not?" Leadership can absolutely help improve the quality of your life--if you learn how to do it right. This workshop demystifies the concept of leadership; it will show you exactly how to be a leader and, more importantly, "Why".

2 days

22.  CHANGE MANAGEMENT

This workshop will help you manage and embrace change, to see a situation accurately, to put things in perspective while you choose your next steps.  By understanding the transition journey, you will learn how to quickly regain control, maintain high productivity, avoid symptoms of future shock, how to rebound from the demands of change, and how to focus increased energy on the change "opportunities".

1 day

23.  SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Learn how to manage people, process, and performance.  You will gain important skills in the way you communicate, how to increase productivity, promote effective decision making, enhance individual and team performance, how to problem solve, and reduce conflict.  Learn how to consider the way your people want to be treated, coached, and managed.

2 days

24.  LEADERSHIP STYLES

Leadership is no longer seen as one defining role atop the business pyramid.  Today, leaders come in both formal and informal varieties.  This workshop will guide the learner in their discovery of how they naturally lead and influence the followership of others.  You will learn the 12 Dimensions of leadership that give direction and focus to any leadership situation.

1 day

 

SUPERVISION SKILLS

 

25.  SUCCESS AS A SUPERVISOR

This introductory workshop offers a foundation of basic supervisory skills for the newly promoted supervisor or manager.

Half or full day

26.  SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS

As the "person in the middle" of the communication flow, the supervisor is responsible for delivering clear messages targeted to the specific needs of diverse groups including employees, upper management, peer supervisors, customers and vendors.  Participants will learn a communication effectiveness model including listening, verbal and non-verbal skills.

Half or full day

27.  REWARDS & RECOGNITION

Learn the important skill of recognition and reward whether you are a team leader or a teammate.  How to present a personal thank you, how to praise publicly, and how to provide low-or no-cost recognition is taught in this workshop.  Film vignettes show you how to do it and then skill practice follows.

Half or full day

28.  DETERMINING DISCHARGE DECISIONS

This workshop teaches a step-by-step method to prepare for the discharge decision and for conducting the discharge meeting.  This workshop is customized with your policies, procedures, and forms.

Half or full day

29.  WORK EXPECTATIONS & SATISFACTION

Employees dissatisfied?  This workshop helps people identify and explore their expectations in a variety of workplace situations—the key to worker satisfaction.

Half or full day

30.  POSITIVE COACHING FOR SUPERVISORS

Participants receive feedback on their coaching strengths and then practice skills in simulated work place situations.

Half or full day

31.  POSITIVE DISCIPLINARY PRACTICES

This workshop focuses on two areas of discipline: correcting the performance problem and maintaining the relationship.

Half or full day

 

TEAM STRENGTHENING SKILLS

 

32.  BUILDING PRODUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

This workshop will help you better understand yourself and others. You will gain essential insight into your own anger habits, learn how faulty thinking accounts for up to 90% of your anger feelings, increase your understanding of behavior, and learn how and why we affect each other as we do.

Half or full day

33.  LISTENING FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Have you ever wondered why you are able to listen more attentively to some people, but not others?  Why is it harder or easier to concentrate in some settings?  Participants will learn five listening approaches and how to become active, purposeful listeners in a wide variety of situations.

Half or full day

34.  UNDERSTANDIG AND SHARING LEADERSHIP

Leadership is no longer seen as one defining role atop the business pyramid.  Today, leaders come in both formal and informal varieties.  This workshop will guide the learner in their discovery of how they naturally lead and influence the followership of others.  You will learn the 12 Dimensions of leadership that give direction and focus to any leadership situation.

Half or full day

35.  COPING AND STRESS REDUCTION

To avoid the peaks and valleys created by high stress and burnout, participants learn how to balance the urgent demands of work and personal life without sacrificing either.  Learners gain insight into various stress areas (work, personal, family, relationship, etc.) and the coping resources that are available to help.

Half or full day

36.  HABITS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

Employee attitude is increasingly cited in surveys as the number one performance-related issue for companies.  As attitudes deteriorate, so do commitment, loyalty, and most importantly, performance.  This workshop develops the 12 habits of employee attitudes that generate positive work behaviors.

2 days

37.  VALUES, ATTITUDES, AND BEHAVIOR

Participants will learn how those with differing values can get along and work together, how to recognize personal values in the daily actions of others, and how values change over time. This workshop will help to open new lines of communication and create stronger, more cooperative relationships. 

Half or full day

 

WRITING SKILLS

 

38.  EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING

This workshop focuses on the steps required to plan, develop and deliver concise, readable, effective written business communication:  letters, reports, e-mails, memorandums, instructions, manuals, etc.

Half or full day

 

PRODUCTIVITY SKILLS

 

39.  ACHIEVING COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS

We usually communicate the same way in most situations.  Employeeswill learn effective communication techniques thereby opening the door to dialogue, negotiation, and compromise.  Situational appropriateness is stressed.

Half or full day

40.  PROFESSIONALISM
IN THE OFFICE

This course teaches the skills needed to be more professional on the job. It will emphasize the positive results when an employee possesses courtesy, work organization, time management skills, effective interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of the organizational culture, and flexibility for change.

Half or full day

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Mary Jo Huard, Owner at 972-394-8906 or 1-888-978-6632 (Toll Free) or
E-mail: [email protected]

OUR LEARNING PRODUCTS INCREASE KNOWLEDGE,
DEVELOP SKILLS, AND CHANGE BEHAVIORS!

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