Strategic Performance Group creates and delivers professional training customized for its clients. SPG is known for partnering with its clients to design materials that are credible and practical and reflect the kinds of challenges clients face. Participants often analyze case studies, consider and practice alternative solutions, and evaluate results as part of the training process. All materials blend cutting-edge theory and practical application. Content is presented in language that “fits” our clients’ environments.
In all learning and development projects, we consider three levels of learning.
- First, for individual participants, we focus on short and long term takeaways. Materials have application exercises and action plans.
- Second, for teams and departments, we focus on contribution to results and effective process. Materials contain questions and exercises designed to highlight the team’s or department’s performance within the context of the larger organization.
- Third, for organizations, we examine desired competencies and rewarded performance and note the degree to which they are aligned.
We support clients in maximizing learning transfer for the purpose of strengthening the entire organization. We often build-in coaching, on–the-job transfer assignments, long-term problem solving projects, and special field assignments/shadowing as part of the training experience.
The topics we provide in training cover a wide-range of managerial, leadership, and interpersonal topics, all tailored to the client’s environment and special needs. Some further approaches we use are as follows.
SPG can custom-design half-day, one-day or year-long programs in a variety of managerial, leadership, and interpersonal topics. We specialize in developing multi-session programs that include role plays, self-assessments, simulations and customized cases, and on-the-job reinforcement activities.
SPG applies action learning methodology to help teams solve problems and develop leaders. Through the process, team leaders and team members increase their capacity to learn while developing their skills in systems thinking, creativity, delegation, risk-taking, and communicating effectively as an intact group working through real issues. Teams work together in a structured way to solve problems that are urgent and important. The action learning coach helps the team extract lessons from its work so that the team is able to replicate its success when faced with future problems. Action learning is a critical skill set for creating learning organizations.
SPG uses outdoor learning processes to support both leadership and team development goals. Our established relationships with several outdoor learning facilities enable us to tailor activities and facilitation to meet the clients’ needs.
SPG facilitators specialize in helping teams build the infrastructure and processes necessary to achieve their goals. Team development includes establishing goals/objectives/action plans, determining roles/responsibilities, creating communication mechanisms, resolving conflicts, and measuring outcomes.