Education & Training

Our education programs balance research-based evidence with highly interactive and practical instruction in a multi-media format including presentation, video, case study and practice. Audiences consistently describe our “edutainment” programs as engaging, entertaining, informative, provocative and effective at building insight, motivation and skills.

Other trainers and speakers either are good teachers without much experience, or experienced professionals who aren’t great teachers. The Neutral Zone facilitators are skilled and qualified trainers as well as expert practitioners with “in the trenches” experience that challenge common myths about what is supposed to work, but often doesn’t. This means that our speakers’ daily involvement with their subject matter informs our lively presentations. Our skills and strategies are proven effective on the ground.

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We provide a wide range of multi-media workshops ranging from one-hour lunch & learns, to half-day  and full -day workshops to multi-day intensives.

Below is the full range of workshops we provide of interest to a wide range of participants:

  • Anger Management
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Assertiveness and Self-Confidence
  • Body Language Basics
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Etiquette
  • Change Management
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Communication Skills Strategies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creative Problem-solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Delivering Constructive Criticism
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Motivation
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Generations at Work
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Hiring Strategies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Investigations – How to
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Job Search Skills
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Lean Process and Six Sigma
  • Manager Management
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Meeting Management
  • Middle Manager 101
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Office Politics for Leaders
  • Organizational Skills
  • Overcoming Sales Barriers
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Productivity
  • Presentation Skills
  • Professional Intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Sales Fundamentals
  • Social Intelligence
  • Social Media in the Workplace
  • Supervising Others
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Talent Management
  • Teamwork and Teambuilding
  • Telework and Telecommuting
  • Time Management
  • Train the Trainer
  • Virtual Team-building & Management
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Workplace Violence

Staff and Team Series

We provide a wide range of multi-media workshops ranging from one-hour lunch & learns, to half-day  and full -day workshops to multi-day intensives.

In addition to the workshops described to the left, below are our most commonly requested workshops for staff and teams:

  • Diversity, Differences and the Global Workplace
    – Intercultural Communication
  • Don’t Bite Your Tongue
    – Finessing Difficult Conversations
  • Drinking from the Fire Hose
    – How to Think on Your Feet
  • Grace under Pressure
    – Managing Stress through Strategy
  • How to Score when the Goal Posts Keep Moving
    – Dealing with Change
  • Lessons from the Arctic
    – Critical Thnking for Peak Performance
  • Maintaining Effective Work Relationships
  • Myers-Briggs
    – Understanding Your (and Others’) Styles
  • The 5 Strengths of a Team
    – Effective Teamwork 2.0
  • Tongue Fu
    – The Secret Art of Bully-proofing Yourself
  • Turning Conflict into Opportunity
    – Dispute Resolution Skills
  • Workplace Diversity
    – Professionalism in the Canadian Context

Leadership Series

We provide a wide range of multi-media workshops ranging from one-hour lunch & learns, to half-day  and full -day workshops to multi-day intensives.

In addition to the workshops described to the left, below are our most commonly requested workshops for leaders and the executive suite:

  • Better Together
    – The Art of Facilitating Groups and Teams
  • Braiding the Snakes
    – How to Conquer Multiple Projects, Pressures and Deadlines
  • Empowering Others, Getting Results
  • From Beginning to End
    – Everything You Need to Know about Project Management
  • Having It All
    – Advanced Communication & Negotiation Skills
  • Leadership 1.0 New Leader’s Toolkit
    – Everything You Need to Succeed
  • Leadership 2.0 Advanced Leadership Skills
    – Disruptive Behaviours & Professional Issues
  • The Calling of Leadership
  • The Leader as Administrator
  • The Leader as Mentor
  • The Leader as Team-builder
  • The Leader as Problem-solver
  • Tapping Innovation
    – Building a Culture of Growth
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