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For more than 20 years now, the Bristall Group (formerly Bristall Morgan) has focused on helping companies retain or enhance their competitiveness, and individuals maximize their productivity, through our highly effective teaching methods.
Professional Development Workshops
The sessions below are generally deivered on-site at your location. Check our schedule of eLearning webcasts (see grey panel to the left) for convenient, instructor-led online sessions.
Time Management: Based on our best-selling book, our unique approach to time management will win you back four hours of productivity per day. For more information, click here.
Project Management: Complete your tasks and projects on time, on budget and correctly, through our 1-day course, based on the Project Management Institute's Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). For more information, click here.
Advanced Project Management: For students already familiar with PMBOK principles and/or who have had some practical experience leading or working on a project, we offer a full-day advanced course that focuses more deeply on topics such as estimation, risk, budgeting, resource levelling and rescuing. For more information, click here.
Becoming a Manager: When a person is promoted from a team member to a manager, a lot changes. In fact this transition is considered to be one of the most traumatic of a person's career, due the the major shifts in responsibility, work and social relationships that come along with the promotion. The "Becoming a Manager" workshops and coaching from The Bristall Group prepare individuals or groups for these changes and empower the student(s) to develop both a workable plan and the persona to best serve the new position. For more information, click here.
Body Language This interactive session exposes some of the most telling postures, gestures and reactions that the person across from you is making. This course is perfect for anyone who deals with people on a regular basis, and will help make you a better, more influential communicator. For more information, click here.
Business Writing: Writing and communications skills are more important than ever in the high-speed age of social media. Is your team up-to-date with the best techniques for writing in a manner that best represents your company? Our business writing course covers everything from correct idea management and phrasing through to specific media types from formal letters and proposals to tweets and texting. For more information, click here.
Change Management: Managing change can be fraught with danger and fear for individuals and teams alike. Learn how to face change and then successfully implement it. For more information, click here.
Conflict Management: Once something (or someone) gets under your skin, things can only get worse. But there are techniques for recognizing when something bad becomes a conflict, and there are specific steps for successful resolution. For more information, click here.
Control: Techniques for Establishing Control Over Work, Life, Career: A sense of control generates higher capacity for excellent work; and control comes from replacing the fear of the unknown with the confidence of clearly defined action. This workshop, based on our book, Work Like a Wolf: Own Your Future, delivers control through knowledge: it delivers an awareness and comfort with new technologies, tips for career management and personal development, skill for influencing and interacting with others, and the ability to continue functioning in an arena of constant change. For more information, click here.
Decision-Making: If you have ever had to wrestle with a decision or a dilemma, you know it can be agonizing, distracting, and a great waste of time and energy. That's why we created the Decision Making workshop. To get you through to a workable solution. For more information, click here.
Emotional Intelligence (EI): Identify, assess, and work with your emotions and those of others. Our full day workshop delivers the skills needed to understand and use and trait EI, through exercises, dicussion and lecture. For more information, click here.
Essential Skills for the New Era: We live in a time where high-speed communication rules, yet the human touch is still as necessary as ever. This workshop delivers the knowledge your staff needs, both technical and inter-personal, for example: how to understand and use - or not use - social media technologies for productivity and communication in the workplace, how to actually speak to people, how to network, to listen actively, to make decisions, to think clearly, and to become more productive and dynamic as a professional, a leader and a team member This session covers the a wide range of technological and personal issues that help build excellence in the workplace. For more information, click here.
Executive Assistants Survival Course: Holding down the fort has never been more challenging. Executive assistants and reception staff need to wear many hats and deal with many types of people and priorities. This extensive workshop has been designed to address the challenges faced by EA's in all areas of business: private sector, public sector, large or small. Practical, relevant learning modules are complemented by interactive learning opportunities to maximize the time and available and to share stories and wisdom. For more information, click here.
Feedback: Giving feedback, especially when the news is not good, is a difficult prospect for many managers. In our busy wired world, the techniques of human face-to-face communication are fading, and this makes the tricky skill of giving feedback a daunting task Our interactive workshop gives participants the opportunity to try out their techniques for delivery and acceptance with colleagues in the room. We discuss a wide range of techniques and influencing issues, such as personality type, gender, age group and even method of delivery, to allow teams and people to continue to work together. For more information, click here.
Health, Wellness, Fitness and Nutrition at Work: Wellness and productivity go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, most of us donít have the time to figure out exactly how to go about establishing a plan for eating, exercise and stress management, and then sticking to it.Our program is full of easy-to-use, practical and personal solutions that will stick with you for a healthier, more vibrant life. For more information, click here.
Management Excellence: How can you make the most of your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) strategy and your Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) commitments? This workshop delivers the key how-to's along with realistic planning and scheduling techniques to help ensure your company or department moves ahead and stays profitable and productive in a high-speed age. For more information, click here.
Performance Management: Performance management refers to communicating and clarifying job responsibilities, priorities and performance expectations in order to ensure mutual understanding between supervisor and employee. It is a philosophy which values and encourages employee development through a style of management which provides frequent feedback and fosters teamwork. It emphasizes communication and focuses on adding value to the organization by promoting improved job performance and encouraging skill development. For more information, click here.
Personal Branding The process by which we market ourselves to others is an essential component of personal success and business success. The ability to create, maintain and project a memorable brand distinguishes you from the field and reinforces your value to those with whom you do business. Our Personal Branding program delivers the knowledge and skills to enable every participant to identify and/or improve their personal brand across a wide range of platforms. For more information, click here.
Presentation Skills: Everyone, sooner or later, has to present in front of someone else. Whether it is a face-to-face conversation with clients or staff, a PowerPoint presentation or a speech, presentation skills are essential for delivering a credible, influential and memorable message. For more information, click here.
Social Media Strategy and ContentWe are able to describe and explain, in clear, strategic terms, which of the social media technologies are worth your time, and how to go about maximizing your online presence. For more information, click here.
Strategic Management: The conduct of drafting, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. For more information, click here.
Team Communication: Our one-day Team Communication workshop is an interactive session designed to enable participants/leaders to understand their unique behavioral design and communication style, both as team leaders and team members. For more information, click here.
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Learn on your own time and on your own terms with our collection of online modules. Affordable, practical and relevant. No catch, no hidden costs, no registration fees. Just the knowledge and skills you need, in any of the courses listed above. Click here for more details.
We deliver private, customized coaching on all of the topics listed in the professional development workshops section above delivered at your convenience, either in person or via online meeting technology.
The Bristall Group represents Steve Prentice, a well known and recognized authority on best business practices and productivity. Steve Prentice's educational and entertaining speeches deliver sound knowledge and advice both from his two decades of professional experience as well as from case studies. Steve is often called in to deliver the closing keynote at AGMs, retreats, conventions and dining events.Steve is the author of three books and is in high demand as both a speaker and media guest expert. More information about Steve Prentice can be found at his website here.
Train the Trainer
A great way to internalize the cost of professional development is to have your own trainers deliver our highly effective courses on an ongoing basis. We offer train-the-trainer sessions both in person and by webconference, and we also offer excellent licencing arrangements for some of our more proprietary products, such as our Cool-Time system of time management. Contact us for more details.
Our House Band: Absolutely Jack
Yes, we have a house band. A really great idea for your next company function or fundraiser. We play what people love, and we are both talented and reliable. For more information, please click here.
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