Client Success Stories
We design and lead the flow of your meeting agenda to achieve clearly defined organizational outcomes. Often Dixon & Associates facilitators frame structured discussions and decision-making processes with theory-bursts or sharing best-practices for organizational effectiveness. Oh yea, we don’t apologies for having some fun while getting the work done!
During the most recent session, the leadership team was able to identify obstacles to overcome as we begin our shift to a different organizational structure. I found your experienced learning approach highlighted some important messages that we must keep in mind as leaders throughout our organizational transition.”
Experiential team development workshops
Action –> Reflection –> Application… that’s the core of experiential learning which is baked into the design of all our team-development programs. We have honed a deep ‘bag of tricks’ for using action-based problem-solving tasks to provoke insight into team dynamics and leadership challenges.
Outdoor “adventure” team-building challenges
For our clients away at offsite meetings, we have used venues with forested areas, parks nearby, hotel pools – even combing the city street for urbans adventures – all to put teams to the test with outdoor challenges. Different groups’ needs will vary in terms desired degrees of physical activity, learn themes and time available for an outdoor activity – so we provide options.
Workshops based on team assessments or ‘personal-differences’ tools:
You must ensure diversity on your team serves as a source of strength not a frustration if left unaddressed or misunderstood. By gaining insight into interpersonal differences such as conflict-style, motivation, communication or decision-making preferences and behaviours – teams can commit to deploying the right approaches for different situations with the guidance of our facilitators.
Multi-media simulation learning programs
Our approach to ‘playing our way’ into working better together at work makes for memorable experiences. We immerse participants in powerful metaphors to provoke conversations and action-planning to enhance their workplace performance.
Innovation & strategic planning workshops
When an organization has needed to engage a wider audience than their Executive Team and Board members for strategic planning, we have leveraged our on-line collaboration platform ThinkTank to harvest the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ by tapping into key stakeholders such as staff working closest to the customer, or the actual end-users of the organization’s services or products. When appropriate, our forward-looking data-based methodology for strategic planning has been guided by techniques such as design-thinking or SOAR – strengths, opportunities, aspirations and results.
Custom workshop design and train-the-trainer:
When required, we can help your organization build onto your own ‘tool kit for learning and development’ so you may implement a roll-out using internal resources for a series of training workshops.