Executives must face high-stakes interactions with confidence and credibility, with little room for error. In this dynamic and engaging executive education course, participants will see the difficult conversations they’ve grappled with brought to life by actors, offering vital practice around their most challenging situations. Facilitators will offer tools to improve effectiveness and personally coach participants through individual challenges.
With practice and agility, courageous conversations can provide a powerful avenue for bringing about organizational change, along with saving time, alleviating stress and reducing frustration.
June 15, 2018 | 1 Day ($1,350)
Leadership Louisville Center members receive $150 off – contact us for discount code.
Become a Green Room package holder and receive discounts of up to 20%.
Who It’s For
Emerging executives and senior leaders with significant management responsibility
In this highly experiential, ‘interactive theatre’ course, participants will learn how to:
- Identify and release individual blocks that prevent them from conducting courageous conversations
- Differentiate between tools used for coaching and tools used in delivering feedback
- Understand the pitfalls that most people fall into when addressing difficult situations and how to avoid them
- Demonstrate use of a range of tools used in difficult conversations and how to apply the appropriate tool for a given situation
“Over my work career, I have attended many training programs but none as impactful as the session I attended conducted by Ruth LeStrange. The business theatre format that she employs puts you in the center of the situations. You not only learn but you feel the emotions of situations that you experience in your everyday work life. Seeing the situations and how they are resolved leaves a lasting impression on your mind. Learning occurs because you experience it rather than having an expert just talk about it. The result is a powerful learning experience with real applications. I highly recommend any program conducted by Ruth and her team of talented actors.”
– Al Cornish, Vice President, System Vice President Learning & Organizational Development/Chief Learning Officer, Norton Healthcare
“I have had the good fortune of being on the receiving end of Ruth LeStrange’s expertise for the past eight years. Her passion for helping people reach higher levels of excellence as leaders and communicators coupled with her vast knowledge and experience makes her a valuable asset to any individual or organization striving for optimal performance.”
– Amy Wieczorek
“Ruth is an excellent facilitator and coach who brings a unique perspective to all her programs. She is one of those rare professionals who can easily meld her extensive knowledge of communications, leadership, confidence, presence, and unconscious bias (just to name a few) so that each participant gets exactly what they need, plus some extra special insight into the issues they may be dealing with, whatever they may be. I am honored to be working with her and learning from her.”
– Michele Spano
Additional course details
The Parallel World: exploring feedback conversations through interactive theatre — gaining tools for landing your message and removing personal communication blocks
Building Confidence – a visit to the ‘confidence gym’ will build awareness around confidence: where it comes from, what undermines it, and how to access it during difficult times
Reacting vs Responding – how to build in mental ‘pauses’ which will enable you to mindfully approach difficult situations
The Parallel World Part 2: exploring coaching/development conversations through interactive theatre – gaining tools for getting the best out of your team members
The Solutions Focus Approach: learn a four-step process for shifting your frame from focusing on what’s not working to what is already working and how to build on it.
Coaching: Small group coaching where participants work with an experienced coach to practice newly gained tools on their own difficult conversations
* This unique workshop uses interactive theatre to bring conversations to life! It is a highly interactive workshop – very little chalk and talk. Having said that, no one will be forced to be on the spot at any time. We are experts at creating gently challenging, highly inclusive environments where participants are met and respected as individuals. There will be no forced role play on the part of participants, but at times they will be encouraged to interact with our actors as themselves!
About the Facilitator
Ruth LeStrange is a dynamic corporate trainer and executive coach with over 12 years’ experience in designing and delivering transformational programs in the corporate sector. She is known for bringing her authentic self and personal journey into everything she does – giving her a unique capacity to empower individuals toward taking steps in their own personal growth. She has worked with individuals at all levels – from the call center up to C-suite level.
Ruth has designed and delivered training programs to executive leadership teams throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. Her clients include Rolls Royce, Coca Cola, BP, Direct Energy, Cisco, O2, Microsoft, the NBA and Aviva USA/Canada.
Ruth specializes in creating an engaging and interactive atmosphere, with a focus on taking leadership communication skills from theory to practice. She has a passionate belief in the power of honest communication to transform individuals and institutions. Her warm professionalism makes her a highly effective facilitator, whether in a large group setting or a 1-1 coaching session. Her clients enjoy improved interpersonal relationships, increased confidence, productivity, and executive visibility.
Ruth has a degree in Interpersonal Communication & Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University. She is a member of the ASTD, CSTD, and is a certified DISC practitioner.
Continuing Education Units (CEU)
The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) has pre-approved this workshop for 6.75 re-certification credit hours. This program is also valid for 6.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
Need more information? Contact Katlyn Gibson, or call (502) 561-0458.