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By America's Most Qualified Workplace Experts

Generational Training

“Dude, What’s My Job?” Managing Millennials in Today’s Workforce

An interactive course that helps managers understand the unique generation entering the workforce with specific tips on how to motivate and inspire this distinct group.

The Young and the Restless: The Millennial’s Guide to Workplace Success

This workshop covers all of the critical issues that young professionals face including working with the different generations, managing bosses, taking ownership, and dispelling perceived entitlement.

They’re Just Not That into You: Working Across Generations

This workshop helps multigenerational teams best understand and work together by uncovering the characteristics of each generation and how they manifest themselves in the workplace.

Management and Leadership Skills

Managing to Lead: A Manager’s Guide to Success

This workshop takes the guesswork out of excelling as a manager and offers a step-by-step guide to help employees learn how to lead teams, inspire others, drive results, and shine as a manager.

Leading with Impact: Becoming the Leader People Want to Follow

In this dynamic workshop, participants learn how to channel their innate leadership skills to establish themselves as a trusted leader within their organization.

Leading the Charge: Leadership in a Task, Time, and Budget Driven World

This high-level workshop shows mid to senior leaders how to augment their day-to-day management skills to inspire organizations to the highest levels of performance.

Managing Through Change: Sharing a Clear Vision

This enlightening workshop gives managers the skills they need to share a clear vision and manage through change confidently and successfully.

Taking It to the Next Level: Making the Most of Mentorship

This hands-on workshop helps mentors and mentees build a strong, productive and inspiring partnership.

Manager 3.0: A Millennial's Guide to Rewriting the Rules of Management

Millennials are creative, big thinkers, and they will change the face of leadership—IF they can bridge the gap between the hierarchical management style of senior executives and the casual, more collaborative approach of their peers.

Presentation and Communication Skills

Commanding the Room: Powerful Communication for Every Occasion

This popular workshop gives employees the insight they need to communicate a tough message, lead a meeting, command a room, and wow a crowd in any situation.

Presenting with Power and Persuasion I

This hands-on workshop provides powerful tools for overcoming nerves, gaining confidence, and practicing the skills essential to developing and delivering effective presentations.

Presenting with Power and Persuasion II

This comprehensive workshop focuses on taking frequent presenters to the next level. (Perfect for professionals who completed Presenting with Power and Persuasion I!)

Presenting When You’re Not in the Room: Conference Calls, Webinars and Video

This workshop gives employees the tips and tools they need to present their ideas and persuade people effectively—in person, over the phone, and online.

Writing with Power and Persuasion

This engaging workshop that covers all of the ever-so-important skills needed to write in a compelling, succinct and persuasive manner in the workplace.

Life by Powerpoint: Crafting Compelling Presentations

This popular workshop offers strategies to improve the style, content, and effectiveness of presentations.

Between the Lines: Mastering Everyday Communication Skills

This compelling workshop focuses on mastering the crucial soft business skills including nonverbal communication, listening skills, written communication, and assertive speech.

Advanced Presentation Skills for Creatives

This in-depth workshop is specifically targeted for creatives to help them sell their work effectively.

Professional & Business Skills

The Right Start: What They Don’t Teach You in College

This interactive, highly-engaging workshop offers specific tools to make the first days of transition a lot easier!

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Communication Styles at Work

This power-packed workshop gives you the secrets for mastering interpersonal relationships at work with success.

The Good, Bad, & Ugly: Giving and Receiving Feedback

This compelling workshop shared the secrets for giving and delivering feedback consistently with success.

Making Time for Success: Time Management Skills

This workshop provides tangible techniques to enhance productivity in order to improve performance of both the individual and the company.

Making the Connection: Conversity® at Work

This interactive workshop gives participants the insight and skills they need for differences to enrich their teams and make them even more successful.

Career Connections: The Go-Getter’s Guide to Navigating Your Career

This power-packed workshop shares insider secrets to successfully navigating your career.

DiSC® -overing Your Team Dynamic: Understanding Differences & Communicating Effectively at Work

To be an all-star employee, everyone needs to know their own strengths, weaknesses and tendencies—but that's just the beginning.

Working Together When You’re Apart: Navigating the Virtual Workplace

This program uncovers a new set of best practices for navigating the virtual workforce including tips for solidifying a foundation of trust, giving and receiving feedback remotely, and keeping energy and morale up.

Sales & Customer Service Skills

Vendor to Partner: Growing Great Client Relationships

This workshop sparks the inspiration and solidifies the understanding and skills needed to develop deeper, long lasting partnerships that ultimately better serve companies and clients.

Sales Made Simple: Customized Sales & Negotiation Skills Training

This workshop outlines a specific, step-by-step process for generating a steady pipeline of prospects, converting prospects to customers and keeping current customers on board.

You Had Me at Hello: Customer Service Skills Training

This workshop covers all of the important aspects of customer service including maintaining a friendly demeanor, going above and beyond, following up appropriately, professional communication, and even dealing with frustrated or angry customers.

HR Fundamentals

Train the Trainer

This comprehensive workshop offers critical knowledge for trainers looking to engage, inform and train any audience.

Hiring the Best

The workshop shares insider tips for hiring the best candidates and avoiding personnel mistakes.

Enhancing Performance Management: A Step-By-Step Guide

This workshop demystifies the performance management process and empowers professionals to use the process as an opportunity for developing an organization's most valuable assets—its people!

High-Potential Employee Training

Are you looking to make the most of your new class of high-potential employees? JB Training Solutions specializes in onboarding, training, and retaining this unique group.

Navigating the business world as a fresh-faced, eager millennial is a tricky proposition. Unfortunately, there is no blueprint for workplace success. Yet, if millennials want to stand out, get ahead, and move up at work, they must master the “soft” business skills early on in their careers.

We know millennials. We've helped develop high-potential employees at several Fortune 100 companies including Discover, Walgreens, Abbott Laboratories, and ConocoPhillips, and we are the great defenders of millennials. We know that this generation is not better or worse than any other generation – they are just different. The reality is that by 2020, millennials will account for 50% of our global employees, so we better figure out how to work with them.

We know managers. We understand the frustration and tension you have with millennial employees. Across all industries, managers complain that millennials are entitled, arrogant, unable to make decisions, and reluctant to take initiative. We can help you understand why millennials are the way they are and offer specific tactics for how to best work with this unique group.

We believe it's about meeting in the middle. We know how to bridge the gap.

They’re Just Not That into You:

This workshop helps multigenerational teams best understand and work together by uncovering the characteristics of each generation and how they manifest themselves in the workplace.

The Young and the Restless:

This workshop covers all of the critical issues that young professionals face including working with the different generations, managing bosses, taking ownership, and dispelling perceived entitlement.

“Dude, What’s My Job?”

An interactive course that helps managers understand the unique generation entering the workforce with specific tips on how to motivate and inspire this distinct group.

Team Building

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

This power-packed workshop gives you the secrets for mastering interpersonal relationships at work with success.

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Keynotes

Are you looking for the perfect keynote to spice up your conference or event? JB Training Solutions has a host of options and can customize a keynote to meet your needs.

WORKING ACROSS GENERATIONS

"Dude, What's My Job?" Managing Millennials in Today's Workforce

"What is up with the kids these days?" While this isn't a new phrase, the unique set of challenges and liabilities that come along with millennial employees are throwing managers for a whirl. In this engaging keynote, we reveal insider information on the millennial generation. What makes them tick? What makes them unique? How do you motivate them given their strengths and weaknesses? The audience leaves with tangible tips to overcome the generational divide with a specific plan-of-attack on managing millennials with success.

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Millennials Mean Business: Developing Your Emerging Leaders

How are you preparing your millennial generation to LEAD your company? Does the mere reading of this question send chills down your spine? Millennials mean business, and they will be running your business before you know it. What skills do they need, and how can you prepare them for the next level? As a company that works with high-potential emerging leaders at several Fortune 500 companies, we share very specific ways you can develop your future leaders for the road ahead. Soft skills are critical to workplace success, but millennials are lacking – big time – in this area. We discuss new thinking on rotational programs, onboarding, learning and development, and you get to hear quotes from millennials themselves on how you can best work with them and prepare them for the next step. We even share best practices from some of the nation’s top companies on what they’re doing to train and retain their high-potential employees. In this information-packed program, you gain an enlightening step-by-step guide for developing your high-potential millennials to mean business.

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The Young And The Restless: A Millennial’s Guide To Workplace Success

Navigating the business world can be a tricky proposition, especially for the latest crop of twenty-somethings: the millennials. Armed with pricy degrees, a plethora of internships, international experience, and the desire to build a meaningful career from day one, this ambitious generation has a lot to learn about succeeding at work. Often, it's not the job duties, but the soft skills that bog millennial employees down. At work, there is no syllabus to outline exactly what to do, so millennials struggle with how they can be most effective and successful. This engaging keynote covers all of the critical issues that millennials face at work including how to best work with the different generations, how to take ownership and display initiative from day one, and how to bring solutions to problems instead of bombarding managers with questions. Millennials leave this dynamic program with the tangible tips and tools to manage up and move forward with success.

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Generation Z: What You Need To Know Now

Who is shaking up our workplace next? Generation Z, Generation C (connected), Generation M (multitasking) or the Internet Generation. No one knows quite yet what their name will be, but we can all rest assured that they will annoy their millennial managers. Just as every new generation entering the workforce frustrates, mystifies, and downright miffs the "old people", this next generation will not disappoint. The pendulum usually swings between generations with parents wanting for their kids what they never had - leaving almost complete opposites fighting to stay alive in the manager-employee relationship. As a rebellion from the helicopter parents, Generation Z is being raised to be more self-directed which may clash with their “everything as a team” millennial managers. Who exactly is Generation Z, and what do you need to be thinking about to prepare your company to embrace and engage your soon-to-be employees? Hear from a generational expert, and get a step ahead by learning tangible tips to begin building your leadership pipeline today.

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MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

CHALANT®: Leading With A Driving Purpose

The presenter takes the “answers, not anecdotes” approach to developing a winning culture with CHALANT®. Everyone wants to be part of a winning team, but too many individuals within organizations are too non-chalant and take success for granted. Through proven principles and specific tactical prescriptions, CHALANT® participants learn how to inspire and align employee passions behind common goals with a sense of urgency:

  • Championing a vision
  • Handling conflict
  • Awakening passion
  • Listening actively
  • Accelerating action
  • Navigating hot spots
  • Teaching and coaching

The presenter explains a simple process for developing a high performance, CHALANT® culture rooted in personal initiative and measured in tangible results, emphasizing the development of talented, passionate employees. Real-world business examples and interactive exercises keep participants interested and active as they learn by doing.

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Managing To Lead: Working With And Inspiring Your Team

You likely were promoted because you did your previous job really well. Now, all of a sudden – you have PEOPLE! As exciting and rewarding of an experience being a manager can be, it can also be a bit daunting. This keynote is designed to be a step-by-step guide to help participants become inspiring managers with the knowledge and skills to lead teams and achieve results. Managers often know what the deliverables are, but they rarely get a plan of attack on how to lead their team effectively to reach those goals. This enlightening keynote takes the guesswork out of excelling as a manager. From laying out clear goals and expectations to giving feedback to their team without coming cross as the “mean boss” or the “know-it-all”, this keynote outlines how to adjust communication styles and delegate responsibly in order to increase productivity and empower team members.

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Engaging From The Top For Bottom Line Results

This is not the typical, "go gettum" motivational speech on engaging your employees. There are no fancy acronyms, pie-in-the-sky theories, or inspirational quotes from ancient philosophers. This is an engaging, interactive keynote that delivers tangible, real-world advice for successfully engaging your employees. To jumpstart the program, we dive into specific tips for getting buy in from all employees, detailing how to set two-way expectations, integrate work/life balance, assign meaningful work, and manage change. Important strategies are revealed for providing regular feedback that will promote a culture of trust and communication. Participants walk away with a firm understanding of how they can engage their workforce successfully for the long haul.

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Keeping Up Morale In A Down Economy

It's easy to inspire the team when you're flying high, but this keynote provides you with the tangible tips to motivate and engage your team even when everyone thinks the ship is going down. In this engaging session, we offer advice on how to involve, explain, and share information with the team to increase camaraderie and connection. We also provide creative ideas for recognizing and rewarding team members when budgets are tight. In this power-packed keynote, you gain the motivation and insight you need to be an inspiring, engaging leader that employees want to follow.

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HR EXCELLENCE

They’re Just Not That Into You: How To Get The C-suite To Take Notice

HR. Let’s face it, they’re just not that into you. Although great strides have been made, HR still struggles to have a seat with their company’s big decision makers. At your organization, are you in the corner office, or are you just in the corner? In this dynamic keynote, important techniques are offered for connecting HR to the big picture and the bottom line. The presenter covers the critical HR competencies to help you position yourself as an asset to the company and as an invaluable leader. This keynote covers the five competencies to getting noticed by the C-Suite including knowing the business, thinking strategically, communicating effectively, embracing change, and being a project and relationship manager. With real-life stories, participants learn exactly what they need to do as an HR leader to win over a team and lead positive change.

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The Good, Bad, & Ugly: Giving And Receiving Feedback

The majority of professionals cringe when it comes time for evaluations, self assessments, and even everyday feedback. Lack of communication contributes to 80% of workplace issues. Many employees associate feedback with the annual review, which happens once a year between a manager and a subordinate. The reality is that feedback is a daily process that can happen across all levels of an organization – especially among team members that work side-by-side. Rarely do employees make it a point to check in to say, “How’s it going? What is going well? What isn’t working?” The presenter discusses how to make these informal conversations a routine practice among colleagues. In this keynote, participants learn to break down walls and instill a feedback culture that is transparent, comfortable, and inspiring.

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PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Wow Your Crowd: The Insider’s Guide To Captivating Any Audience, Anytime

Whether you are presenting to your team, your customers, or your bosses, speaking in front of an audience—large or small—can be a daunting task. In today's workplace, you need the ability to present ideas and persuade groups successfully. We speak to thousands of people across the country every year; we have conducted LIVE interviews on CNN and Dr. Phil, and even performed improv comedy for strangers. With years of experience as keynote speakers and corporate trainers, we can share inside information on wowing a crowd. This amazing keynote helps you overcome performance anxiety, gain confidence, and deliver effective presentations with poise and style. We provide remarkable knowledge and tangible techniques so you can captivate and impress any audience, every time.

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To Friend Or Not To Friend: Don’t Let An Online Social Media Faux Pas Detrail Your Career

To friend or not to friend…that is the question. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have revolutionized the way we interact with our friends, family, and of course, our colleagues. Unfortunately, there aren't many handbooks for social media etiquette at the office. Everyone has heard horror stories about social media etiquette crashing careers, yet the lines are blurred and mistakes are still made. Should you add your boss as a friend? Can you mention your clients in your Facebook status? Can you forward that really funny, slightly inappropriate, joke to your department? This program offers an enlightening set of guidelines to live by for e-mail and social media etiquette. Participants learn the dos and don'ts of maintaining a professional online image and relationship with colleagues and potential employers. The presenter shares real examples (good and bad) to illustrate the impact of social media etiquette in a career. Participants leave the workshop with the knowledge to leverage social media to propel their career and avoid a career crashing faux pas.

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Making It Work At Work: Secrets To Successful Interpersonal Relationships

Have you ever said…I will NEVER understand her!, That’s not how I would have reacted, or We will just NEVER get along? If so, you’re not alone. Human resource managers report spending 24-60% of their time dealing with employee disputes. The reality is that you spend more time with the people at work than you do with your own family, yet only 55% of people actually like their co-workers. Wouldn’t your life be more enjoyable if everyone at work could just get along? Working in teams is one of the most important components of success in the working world, yet poorly performing teams continue to drain an organization and individuals alike. In this enlightening keynote, we offer the secrets to working with even the most difficult team members.

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Millennials Mean Business: Developing Your Future Leaders

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