In 2017 HCD will be running a series of workshops which will be available to the public. If you are interested in hearing more about these workshops as they become available, please fill out the form below.
Workshops are a wonderful way for participants to learn new ideas and processes while engaging their creativity, critical thinking and collaboration skills. In fact, some workshops seem so engaging, people feel guilty that they might be having a little too much fun during work hours. But the truth is, nobody ever said learning and collaboration should be painful or boring to have value. In fact, we know from numerous scientific studies that people learn best when they are engaged in the process. This is where great workshop design comes into play.
With busy schedules, looming deadlines and ever tightening budgets, professional development workshops can seem like a luxury. They are not. Consider the “workshop” as a carrier for positive employee engagement, organizational improvement and of course, personal and professional development. If you want an analogy (and who doesn’t love a good analogy), consider the adult gummi vitamin. Yes, the bright colors, soft texture and fruity flavors all seem very juvenile. However, if the goal is to get the otherwise bitter vitamins and minerals into the body and then have people coming back for more, isn’t that a success?
At HCD, we know very well that the personal and professional development is critical to long term success. We also understand that your investment in professional development needs to provide long-term practical returns. With those objectives in mind, and with a strong consideration for an engaging approach, we have developed our new 2017 workshop series.
HCD workshop modules are only 3 hours in length and require minimal preparation from the host (that’s you!) For organizations looking to run full-day workshops, we offer the option to run an extended version of certain workshops (such as Emotional Intelligence), or we can combine complimentary workshops across an entire day. Either way, we make sure your teams are engaged and learning for the entire session.