Our Sinclair Sparks monthly virtual learning and development series will bring new tools for your employees to utilize in our new work environments. Our expert Facilitators suggest and guide your employees on diverse topics and show them how they may implement these new skills.
You will receive a link for each session, within 1-2 business days before the session start date.
February 23, 10-11am: Generations at Work
Currently there are four different generations in the workplace, each bringing special skills, traits, and challenges. Discover more about each generation and how to work together more collaboratively despite the generation gap.
March 9, 10-11am: Make Meetings Fun using Online Engagement Tools
Kahoot. Quizziz. Poll Everywhere. Jeopardy. There are many engagement tools you can use to make your meetings more interactive and interesting. This session will introduce you to several platforms you can use to elevate your virtual meetings.
April 13, 10-11am: Retaining and Maintaining High Performers
High Performers typically do their jobs well without much supervision but that doesn't mean they don't need attention. High-Performers who are not coached properly can get frustrated and may eventually look for new opportunities. Learn how to meet the needs of high performers so you can retain your top talent.
May 11, 10-11am: Increase Your Receptiveness to Feedback
It's not uncommon to become defensive when receiving negative feedback or critical comments. Come discover the secrets to receiving feedback well to make the experience less personal and more positive and productive.
June 8, 10-11am: Employing Empathy in the Workplace
Empathy in the workplace is much more than just saying, "I'm sorry you're experiencing that."; it is developing true, authentic relationships that not only enhance our personal relationships with co-workers, but also our performance. Discover what empathy in the workplace looks like and how to become a more empathetic colleague, manager, and leader.
July 13, 10-11am: Changing Your Mindset About Change
Ready or not ‒ change happens! Change is essential for organizations to move forward; however, as individuals, it’s not always easy to handle. Learn how our perception of change can affect our emotional, mental, and physical response to change and why having a growth mindset is a key component in the process.
August 10, 10-11am: Make the Most of Your Meetings: Facilitating 1:1's and Staff Meetings
Time is precious so it's essential to make the most of the time you have. This course is designed to help supervisors who facilitate 1:1's and staff meetings learn best practices to make meetings more productive and meaningful.
September 14, 10-11am: Staying in Sync with Your Supervisor
It's easy to get out of sync with your supervisor, especially if you work in a fast-paced industry or work in a remote or hybrid work environment. Learn some tips to create and maintain a positive, productive relationship with your boss by understanding their communication and decision-making styles.
October 12, 10-11am: Banish Burnout: Keeping Yourself and Others Engaged
There are many reasons why people get burned out, such as not enough time off, work load, stressful relationships, and work that is not engaging. Come and learn the common causes and effects of burnout and how to combat burnout in the workplace.
November 9, 10-11am: Making Your Values Visible
Value-driven employees demonstrate a deep sense of purpose, passion, and commitment. These guiding principles affect every aspect of their work. Come explore and identify the values that are most important to you and how to incorporate them into your everyday work.
December 14, 10-11am: Virtual Team Building Tips
Just because your team is completely (or partially) remote doesn't mean you can't do team building exercises. In fact, team building with remote/hybrid teams is even more important than in a traditional work setting. Learn different techniques to help your team build camaraderie, all from the comfort of their own home.