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Workshops & Courses

Leadership skills development is a full-contact sport that can’t be learned simply by reading about it. Come join Elaine in a workshop or course delivered via open-enrollment.

Better yet, Elaine can come to your facility to work with a team. When everyone knows the basics of  Extraordinary Performance, the synergy starts happening.

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Elaine Seat is an award-winning faculty member with the Haslam Business School at the University of Tennessee. Elaine offers the following standard workshops that align with what working professionals need for extraordinary performance.

Elaine’s Programs

Creating Extraordinary Performance

Extraordinary Performance isn’t magic or an accident. Extraordinary Performance is performance beyond what was expected…noteworthy…remarkable. This 3-Day workshop provides an introduction to the skills and thinking that deliberately moves you to the next level of performance. If you have a strong discipline background and are ready to learn how-to deliberately work others to create exceptional solutions and partnerships, this multi-day course provides those skills and a forum to practice.

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You and Success: Using the LIFO

This workshop is based on using the LIFO Assessment to provide participants with a framework for understanding how individuals conceptualize success.

The LIFO assessment lets people know the extent that their idea of success is focused on new ideas, the good of the organization, keeping peace and harmony, or getting the details right.

Upon request, a session can be provided that examines what to predict the the styles of others. This session uses the LIFO-Another Person survey to assist in predicting what another person needs to be able hear. It is a way of aligning with others rather than presenting in a way that aligns with the speaker.

Join Dr. Seat in a half-day or full-day workshop designed to get your team working together using and understanding everyone’s perspective.

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Innovation by Design

The next piece of the Extraordinary Performance puzzle is Human-Centered Design. This course provides a method for deliberately creating innovative processes that engage people on their own terms to decrease confusion, mis-steps, and waste from not intuitively matching our needs with our work.

Join Dr. Seat for either a two-day or three-day workshop guaranteed to turn on your creative juices on-demand!

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Executive Retreats

I need to qualify what I’m about to say with… I believe creating a forum for building trust and relationships is a crucial piece of performance… but…

Did a scavenger hunt around town or a weekend of fly-fishing or climbing a tower really get the results you wanted?

Bring your management team to a two-day, immersive workshop that focuses on creating trust and personal bonds around real work. Dr. Seat orchestrates a practical retreat based on teaching management teams to Innovate On-Demand. The retreat has plenty of time and space for laughing and deliberating, playing and working; all focused on teaching the skills and powerful knowledge of how to create a work environment that facilitates employees creating extraordinary performance. Participants leave with specific projects to put in motion and an action plan that the group has vetted for successful implementation.

Real change happens at a retreat that is both serious and relationship-building…everything today’s practical, engaged participant wants.

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High Potential Multi-Session Program with Capstone Project

Elaine designed and has taught this high-potential program for professionals in the automotive industry since 2012. The program is designed to help high potential professionals who are discipline experts with intrinsic motivation learn the skills for developing high-performing partnerships with colleagues and communicating to a wider audience. This program begins with self-awareness and builds through leadership skills for communicating, resolving conflict, improving performance, negotiating to create value, to leading change.
Participants choose their own company-sponsored project, and Elaine mentors them through the process of finding an innovative solution.
This program is directly transferable to other companies and organizations. If you are looking for a way to engage your 25-35 year old employees with your business, or prepare professionals in engineering, purchasing, finance, logistics, and manufacturing to move into management roles, this program will accomplish that goal.

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ELAINE’S INSTAGRAM

  • Now this is what brothers are for A good place
    Now this is what brothers are for. A good place to prop up for watching it snow!
  • When it looked like the sun wouldnt shine anymore God
    "When it looked like the sun wouldn't shine anymore... God put a rainbow in the clouds" Actually, it's a double
  • In Huntsville with the Rocket Scientists this week I feel
    In Huntsville with the Rocket Scientists this week. I feel right at home. We all speak southern, football, and science!
  • A stained glass window from brainstorming stickies while teaching Design
    A stained glass window from brainstorming stickies while teaching Design Thinking.  #designthnking 
  • Waitin for something to happen
    Waitin' for something to happen
  • Checking out some of the local cool structures in OKC
    Checking out some of the local cool structures in OKC.
  • Learning more Math of Relationships from Dr Gottman
    Learning more Math of Relationships from Dr. Gottman
  • The extraordinary result of cataract surgery A simulation of my
    The extraordinary result of cataract surgery. A simulation of my experience. No wonder the world had grown dark and dreary.

Testimonials

My department covered the costs for this program. However, I would have spent my own money for this.

Very clear communications, efficient and through in addressing questions. If I could apply 25% of this course…oh how life and work could improve.

– Manager Comments, April, 2016 Course evaluations

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