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Gain a competitive edge by designing a training plan that's right for your workforce's skill-building. Elevate Staff will help you choose the right training and the right instructors in three curriculum tracks - or other types of training you wish to request:

  • Human Resources and Workforce Management
  • Communication and Employee Engagement
  • Leadership Development

Contact Elevate today to schedule classes at convenient times and locations and to learn about the newest courses added to the Elevate Course Catalog. Observing COVID guidelines, certain classes and instructors are available for in-person sessions with teams of up to eight (8) participants. Other training available through video conferencing. 

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The Business Case for Hiring Experienced Candidates

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Instructors: Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative

Class Time: 1.0 hr Employer Briefing

Registration Fees: FREE OF CHARGE

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 10, Maximum 100

In a volatile employment marketplace, finding skilled job candidates is more competitive than ever. The Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative (AFWI) shows how to attract skilled candidates.

Experienced job candidates bring work ethic, dependability, and essential people skills to the table and are poised to onboard rapidly and make swift impact on productivity and profitability. 

Learning Objectives: This one-hour briefing will achieve these objectives:

  • Change mindset and increase knowledge about the benefits of hiring experienced job candidates
  • Receive easy-to-use, practical tools for identifying and hiring those candidates
  • Link to an overlooked candidate field with superior skills and experience

Skillful Talent Series 101: Recruitment and Job Postings (available for 1.5 SHRM PDCs)

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Instructor: Elevate Training Staff 

Class Time: app 1.0-1.5 hrs

Registration Fees: $55 scheduling fee 

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

The most talented job candidates evaluate job postings that match their interests. This workshop helps employers with sourcing and recruitment strategies to attract top talent.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Discover overlooked talent pools and methods of attracting them
  • Learn how to update job postings to attract the best candidates
  • Receive tips, templates and tools that improve the recruitment process

Skillful Talent Series 102: Screening and Interviewing (available for 1.5 SHRM PDCs)

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Instructor: Elevate Training Staff

Class Time: app 1.0-1.5 hrs 

Registration Fees: $55 scheduling fee

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Are your applicant tracking systems too efficient? Don’t screen out highly qualified candidates for wrong reasons. This workshop focuses on skills-based screening and assessment strategies.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Develop criteria for identifying the “right fit” through skills-based resumes
  • Explore the tools that will enhance your candidate assessment
  • Learn the recipe for crafting assessments tailored to each job posting

Skillful Talent Series 103: Selection and Onboarding (available for 1.5 SHRM PDCs)

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Instructor: Elevate Training Staff 

Class Time: app 1.0-1.5 hrs

Registration Fees: $55 scheduling fee

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Employers and job seekers are seeking the same thing - the right fit. This workshop is designed to make a well-reasoned hiring decision and then acculturate new hires in a way that ensures they’ll stay with you for the long term.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • How to review your scoring guidelines throughout the interview process
  • Checklist templates from HR experts providing onboarding legal and administrative details
  • Best practices from outstanding companies who do the best job of adding new team members

Skillful Talent Series 104: Employee Retention

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Instructor: Elevate Training Staff 

Class Time: app 1.0-1.5 hrs

Registration Fees: $55 scheduling fee

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

You’ve accomplished your hiring goals of bringing smart, engaging people onto your team. Doesn’t it make sense to understand their needs and do what it takes to keep them on board? This workshop demonstrates the power of trust and transparency.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Safeguard your invested time and money in hiring by investing in the growth of all employees
  • Greater engagement and loyalty from purpose-driven employees who value meaningful work

Feedback That Sticks (Fridays only)

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Instructor: Paulette Hansen, The Neenan Company

Class Time: (suggested time between 1.5 to 3.0 hours)

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 7, Maximum 16

This experiential session gives supervisors and managers the skills to manage employee performance as an ongoing process. Participants learn the essential skills needed to set clear expectations, document key performance behaviors and results, as well as provide ongoing coaching and feedback to employees.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Connecting the supervisor role to employee retention and engagement
  • Setting and communicating expectations from day one
  • Developing documentation based on facts and observable behaviors
  • Planning and delivering feedback and coaching employees toward success

Be a Leader in Inclusion and Parental Support

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Instructor: Jennifer Henderson, TiLT (Talent in Leave Technology)

Class Time: (suggested time between 1.5 to 3.0 hours)

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 7, Maximum 16

Organizations struggle with consistent, organized responses to parents needing parental leave. That mismanagement often leads to a variety of other risks to both employee and employer. The TiLT solution teaches actionable, easy-to-use tools to manage parental leave to reduce productivity disruption. And you’ll retain 70% of parents that would otherwise go on leave and not return.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • To effectively respond to employees who announce they’re expecting
  • The most common dos and don’ts for employers to be aware of when managing parental leaves
  • Plan for success before, during and after parental leave for employees and supervisors

Define the Line: Harassment Training for Today's Workplace

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Instructor: Nikki Larchar and Tina Todd, simplyHR

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 7, Maximum 16

With an increased awareness of harassment in the workplace, businesses of all sizes should review, update, or create policies and procedures to protect their organization and employees. In this presentation, we'll discuss what employers need to do if they receive a complaint, what a harassment investigation process looks like, and how to create a culture that is harassment free. This presentation is great for business owners, managers, and individuals in HR roles.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Understanding of policies and procedures to have in place
  • How to complete an investigation
  • Steps to help create a culture that is harassment free

Protect Your Business: HR Essential Documents

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Instructor: Nikki Larchar and Tina Todd, simplyHR

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 7, Maximum 16

The #1 reason managers should love having HR documents handy: They keep you out of trouble, minimize your risk, and can save you huge amounts of money! During this session, participants examine their own policies and procedures to see if they are protected from legal liability.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Which documents are their most important reference tools.
  • The forms and documents that every employer needs to know and implement in their workplace.
  • A streamlined way to establish and maintain good recordkeeping.

Tours to Grow Your Talent Pool

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Instructor: Larimer County Work-Based Learning Team

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Registration Fees: Free of charge

Attendance Requirements: Minimum 4, Maximum 12

Whether you are looking to develop a pipeline of enthusiastic employees or build exposure of your company and your products, this workshop will provide tools and strategies for developing an effective program of tours.


Internships: Steps to Building a Program to Help Your Business Grow

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Instructor: Larimer County Work-Based Learning Team

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Registration Fees: Free of charge

Attendance Requirements: Minimum 4, Maximum 12

This workshop will provide steps for building a practical internship program. Learn how to identify positions and mentors, pursue and secure management approval, discover and address legalities, and create a plan for finding interns. Ask questions of local business leaders about how they worked through this process to make their internship programs successful.


Registered Apprenticeships 101

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Instructor: Larimer County Work-Based Learning Team

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Registration Fees: Free of charge

Attendance Requirements: Minimum 4, Maximum 12

This workshop will outline the nuts and bolts of establishing a Registered Apprenticeship and lay out next steps for building a program while sharing resources and connecting your business to ideas and best practices that allow you to make use of this powerful workforce tool.

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Your Brain at Work in Conversation: What Every Leader Needs to Know

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Instructor: Ariana Friedlander, Rosabella Consulting   

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Descriptor:  We're all changing jobs and even changing careers with greater frequency. Are you where you thought you'd be today? Understand the neuroscience of conversation and position yourself now for where you want to be.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Why some leaders succeed and why some leaders fail
  • How to move from an I-centric workplace to a We-centric work culture
  • “6 Conversational Essentials” that help leaders successfully navigate change in their organizations

Navigating Workplace Conflict  (Fridays only)

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Instructor: Paulette Hansen, The Neenan Company

Class Time: 2 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

People most often avoid workplace conflict. Then resentment or resignation builds or harsh words are spoken.  The outcomes are destructive, as relationships are damaged and nothing gets resolved.

During this session, participants will examine their own conflict management patterns and recognize how to use constructive responses to conflict. And they’ll explore a variety of conflict resolution strategies.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • To identify patterns of predictable responses to conflict
  • How to create safety in crucial conversations
  • The necessary steps for effectively saying what’s on your mind

Crisis Communication Plans: How to be Prepared for Anything

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Instructor: Mike Kohler, Elevate Training  

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $99 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

When do many organizations think about developing a crisis communication plan? Immediately after they’ve had a crisis. The best time to prepare for worst-case scenarios is right now.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • The fundamental policies and procedures to have in place for any kind of disaster situation.
  • How to address loss of business … and even loss of life.
  • What your entire workforce expects from leadership in a crisis and what it takes to meet those expectations.

Engaging Employees in Profit Growth

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Instructor: Mike Kohler, Elevate Training  

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $99 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

A limitless source of ideas for business growth is closer than you think – your team. Shared knowledge is a two-way street.  Your employees want to help you improve profits. All you have to do is ask them! This workshop will show you how.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Easy tools for educating and exciting your people about your business plans
  • Why your people are highly interested in helping you improve profits
  • How to tap your employees' interests and include them in business planning and  improvements

Engaging Employees in Building Your Brand

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Instructor: Mike Kohler, Elevate Training

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $99 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

People do business with people they like … and trust. That’s why you want your best employees to stay with you. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number one reason people leave their jobs is that they “don’t feel appreciated.” Numerous other studies have polled employees and found that recognition and “feeling valued” often rank above pay. 

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Simple tools and techniques for motivating employees stay with you as a purpose-driven business. 
  • How to shape your employee relations with easy, budget-friendly practices.
  • Ways to project your business to customers as a “provider of choice” and to employees as an “employer of choice.”

Why Your Success Depends on Creating MORE Conflict

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Instructor: Jana Sanchez, The Trebuchet Group

Class Time: (suggested time between 1.5 to 3.0 hours)

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

In today’s fast-paced environment, organizations must quickly find optimal solutions to the challenges they face. It’s up to leaders to create an environment where their teams can discuss conflicting ideas, values, and outcomes to uncover the best possible solutions. This can be daunting—if discussions take a confrontational turn, productivity and morale can deteriorate and lead to poor team performance. It may be counter-intuitive to think that to achieve a high-performance organizational culture we need to increase organizational conflict. How can you and your team be sure your discussions will improve team dynamics? Jana Sanchez explores ways of encouraging positive, healthy, and productive conflict—allowing organizations to achieve their fullest potential.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • An understanding of typical ways that individuals & teams deal with conflict
  • What to look for that indicates a team may be stuck in false harmony
  • Proven strategies for moving to and maintaining positive, healthy conflict
  • A commitment to implement one change to increase productive conflict

Meetings That Work 

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Instructor: Diana Hutchinson, The Trebuchet Group

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

This interactive and lively presentation will help managers and leaders understand how to actually create meetings that work and are enjoyed by all the participants. Whether you’re faced with individuals trying to force their personal agendas or groups that cannot reach consensus, participants will walk away with structures to ensure their meetings stay on-task and achieve the outcomes they need.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • A clear understanding of how and what types of work should be done in meetings – as well as what shouldn’t be done
  • Meetings structures that work with the outcomes they are trying to achieve
  • Different ways to increase attendees’ involvement, while ending the meeting on-time
  • A commitment to change three aspects of current meetings to achieve better results.
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Instructors: Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative

Class Time: 1.0 hr Employer Briefing

Registration Fees: FREE OF CHARGE

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 10, Maximum 100

In a full-employment economy, finding skilled job candidates is more competitive than ever. The Age-Friendly Workplace Initiative (AFWI) shows how to find them.

AFWI is an initiative designed to link talent-hungry employers with experienced job candidates poised to onboard rapidly and make swift impact on productivity and profitability. Employers seeking intangibles like solid work ethic, dependability, and essential people skills will discover how to find ideal candidates with proven skills and experience.

Learning Objectives: This one-hour briefing, a collaboration Changing the Narrative, Elevate Training and the Partnership for Age Friendly Communities, will achieve these objectives:

  • Change mindset and increased knowledge about the benefits of hiring experienced job candidates
  • Receive easy-to-use, practical tools for identifying and hiring those candidates
  • Link to an overlooked candidate field with superior skills and experience

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Leading in Times of Uncertainty

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Instructor: Bob Nedbal, Think2Perform  

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 24

In the last 100 years there have only been 6-7 major economic tipping points in US history like the one we face today due to COVID-19. This one is unprecedented in its reach and impact. As a leader of an organization, business, team, community group, or a family, two things are certain

1. People want and need your leadership

2. People will remember how you showed up in this time of great uncertainty. Be the best you can be and help others do the same.

In this session, participants will learn and discuss:

  • What we know about how people behave in times of great uncertainty
  • Armed with that knowledge, what can you do? Learn science-based, practical tools to lead effectively
  • Lessons from 9/11: Key leadership skills in an ongoing crisis.

Lead Without Authority

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Instructor: Ariana Friedlander, Rosabella Consulting  

Class Time: 1.5 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Do you want to a create positive change at work or in your community, but aren’t in a position of authority? This introductory workshop is for anyone that sees opportunities for making improvements yet struggles to have the impact you desire. You are in a better position to influence change than you realize. It’s just a matter of developing your abilities to lead.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Develop your capacity to lead
  • Learn the core principles for managing change
  • Leave with tools & resources to get started

Building Workplace Trust Intentionally (Fridays only)

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Instructor: Paulette Hansen, The Neenan Company   

Class Time: (suggested time between 1.5 to 3.0 hours)

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Trust is the one thing that can destroy careers and organizations. On the other hand, trust has the potential to create incredible success and prosperity. It builds influence. Trust is a function of character and competence. It is doing the right thing for the right reasons and bringing excellence to your work. Participants will learn deliberate actions that build or re-build trust through competence and character in the workplace.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • The basics of intent, integrity, results and capabilities
  • Behaviors that create trust
  • Specific ways to build and rebuild trust

Thinking Like a Leader

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Instructor: Michael Clingan, The Claymore Group  

Class Time: (suggested time between 1.5 to 3.0 hours)

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

True leadership demands critical thinking skills for “gray area” situations, the dilemmas with no cut-and-dried answers. Now you can adopt a flexible framework for "thinking like a leader." Using this framework, and with real-world examples and hands-on exercises, participants will develop a whole new perspective on leadership.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • New approaches to team and organizational success
  • The attributes of an effective and inspiring leader
  • How to approach “right vs. right” decision making

ABCs and 123s of Lean

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Instructor: Michael Clingan, The Claymore Group

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Every manager and owner wants to take their business to the next level. The question is “How?” A Lean framework for focusing improvement activities will be presented - one that’s flexible enough for any business process, yet robust enough to deliver outstanding results where they’ll make the most difference. And while making one improvement stick is great, participants will also learn about creating a culture of ongoing improvement.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Determining the highest ROI improvements for any business
  • Three immediately actionable steps to take
  • How to develop a process and culture of ongoing improvement

Transforming Your Organization through Purpose

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Instructor: Zach Mercurio, author of The Invisible Leader

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Employer Private Session Fee Negotiable (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

The most transformational leaders in organizations aren’t people. Instead, compelling research finds that a shared, believed, and other-centered common purpose, “the invisible leader,” empowers more sustainable employee engagement, unity, stakeholder commitment, and ultimately optimized organizational performance. During this session, participants will learn how purpose can be discovered, clarified, and instilled through every level of an organization and delivered through strategic action in any position.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • Discover or re-discover their organization’s purpose.
  • Learn how to build an organizational culture centered on purpose.
  • Learn strategies to connect people’s every day work to the organization’s purpose to inspire individual and organizational performance.

Accent Your Strengths: A Strengths Finder Workshop

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Instructor:  TBD

Class Time: 2.5 hours

Registration Fees: Employer Private Session Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Many business leaders talk about working and leading from strengths instead of weaknesses, but do they really implement this philosophy?  Here’s an opportunity to uncover your personal top core competencies that lead to improved productivity, enhanced communication, and increased employee retention.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • What their greatest strengths are and how to most effectively leverage them in leadership
  • How to build work teams based on complementary strengths
  • The most effective methods for assigning and delegating work to employees and co-workers

Great Decision-making Starts with Self-Awareness

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Instructor:  Bob Nedbal, Senior Vice President, think2perform 

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 16

Researchers estimate we make about 3,000 decisions each day. In work and all areas of life, decision-making has a bigger impact on your performance than talent and skill combined. Great decisions are a function of deep self-awareness. Unlike our IQ which we can’t improve, we can, with practice, focus and effort, improve our decision-making and our results in business and life.

Learning Objectives: Participants in this workshop will achieve these outcomes:

  • What is Breakthrough Leadership? Who is a leader?
  • Improving decision-making - stress management, common biases, traps and pitfalls
  • Summary of the Alignment Model and values-based leadership

Leading in Times of Uncertainty

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Instructor: Bob Nedbal, Think2Perform  

Class Time: 2.0 hours

Registration Fees: Introductory Fee $299 (one-time payment for up to attendee maximum below)

Suggested Attendance Guidelines: Minimum 4, Maximum 24

In the last 100 years there have only been 6-7 major economic tipping points in US history like the one we face today due to COVID-19. This one is unprecedented in its reach and impact. As a leader of an organization, business, team, community group, or a family, two things are certain

1. People want and need your leadership

2. People will remember how you showed up in this time of great uncertainty. Be the best you can be and help others do the same.

In this session, participants will learn and discuss:

  • What we know about how people behave in times of great uncertainty
  • Armed with that knowledge, what can you do? Learn science-based, practical tools to lead effectively
  • Lessons from 9/11: Key leadership skills in an ongoing crisis.

Contact Elevate Training

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development
200 West Oak St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 498-6658
elevatetraining@larimer.org