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Training and Learning

The CAI offers customers the flexibility to use existing on-line, classroom, and blended learning courses as is;  tailored to their needs; or or to have specific courses developed on any subject.

The CAI brings the unique ability to exploit digital technology to enhance instruction. Our approach leverages technology enablers and provides customers access to CAI experience to use our services for training or develop their own in-house on-site, distributed, or blended learning solution.

Organizational Improvement PDF Print E-mail

Additional offerings are available on Strategic Planning, organization improvement, process improvement and more.

                                  Breakthrough Improvements Using Root Cause and Five So What Analysis


As a leader, when setting goals and objectives you must lead your organization to develop them for the most positive impact on your customers while realizing maximum Return on Investment (ROI) for your organization. Your performance measurement must have quantifiable and qualifiable measures and associated metrics lined to highest impact on the desired outcome. Your project management depends on all of these and engaging a wide variety of stakeholders, many of who have differing agendas, goals and objectives of their own. Once highly productive teams are formed and properly engaged, the challenge to implementation comes from garnering buy-in from higher level leaders, lower level business units and managers across the organization. After being introduced to tools for determining the problem, you will develop skills in how to identify, prioritize, and select high impact and ROI actions. Please contact us for current courses, pricing and group discounts.


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Dialogue Training

In general terms “Dialogue” is an inquiry into what leads us to think, feel, speak, and act as we do. The program focuses on listening skills; it stimulates conversations and thoughtfulness. Individuals learn how to change their views and form new ones. Self-esteem increases as individual participants realize their unique views have validity and relevance, although they may be different from those held by others. Dialogue training helps manage change and prepares leaders to address change by providing skills including, but not limited to, inquiry, suspension of judgment, and leading change.  Variations of the course are available to provide the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities needed in an organization for Public Dialogue, Intergroup Dialogue in Higher Education, Dialogue in Organizations, Dialogue in Decision-Making and more. Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

Change Management

imageDuring the class associated with this module you will assess your personal reaction to change; understand organizational obstacles to change; learn the four steps in overcoming fear of change; and understand how to successfully implement change in an organization. Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

This course will cover: Assessing Personal Change Skills (Reaction to Change, Managing Personal Change, Four Steps to Overcome Fear of Change,  Higher Self-Esteem and Defense Self-Esteem);and Leaders as Change Agents

Forming Public-Private Partnerships


As a leader in the public sector it is important to understand how to develop and participate in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) construct that is increasingly becoming the norm. You must understand what PPPS are and how they operate; that they have their unique cultures; and they require specific leadership skills that include negotiation, team building, stakeholder engagement and consensus building different from either the public or private sectors alone. You must know when PPS are appropriate how to form them and how to perform in them. After being introduced to PPPs, you will examine the various aspects and develop your own approach in role-playing practical exercises. Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

Performance Measurement


When you complete this class you will understand why it is important to measure performance in organizations, the different ways that performance can be measured, and how to use performance measures in your organization. Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

This course will include: Performance Measurement; Types of Performance Measures; Comparing Performance Measures against Criteria; Ensuring Data Accuracy; and Using Data and Benchmarking

Problem Solving and Decision Making


As a leader, it is not enough to exemplify the leadership traits and principles and possess an appropriate leadership style; you must also know how to plan, identify and solve problems, make decisions, and supervise. After being introduced to a leadership framework, you will then examine several variations of those processes — deciding for yourself the best way to use them to get the job done and achieve excellence. Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

This course will  include: Impact of personality type and personal preferences on decision-making; Five-step problem-solving model; Does Experience = Expertise?; Group Think- The Abilene Paradox and Paradigm Change; and Ethical Decision-Making and Problem Solving

Setting Goals and Objectives


During this class you will clarify your personal and workplace goals; understand how to develop goals that are specific, measureable, and attainable; and develop your own set of goals. Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

This class will include: Developing your individual and organizational goals; Thought Stimulator for Setting Goals and Objectives; Achieving Your Goals; and the SMART Model.

Organizational Culture


During this class you will develop an understanding of what constitutes organizational culture, learn how to identify the features that define a given organization’s culture, and acquire an understanding of the cultural features that define your own organization.Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

This Course will cover: Introduction to Cultural Differences; Values that Define Culture and How They Operate in Social Settings; What is the Culture in Your Organization?; What Motivates You?; and Qualitative Measures of Your Organization’s Culture

Organizational Situational Awareness and Teaming Under Stress and in Crisis Situations

Project Management

imageA key to success for any organization is the ability to properly manage programs. Leaders and Managers must be able to bring the unique knowledge, skills and abilities of  employees to any challenge. By effectively organizing for success, empowering these employees, and making maximum advantage of their work styles and other strengths, organizations will be able to grow and operate an innovative, empowered, flexible and high performance organization. To do this you must know how to plan and execute programs. After being introduced to basic program management, you will examine some of the tools and techniques of highly successful program management — deciding for yourself the best way to use them to get the job done and achieve excellence. Please contact us for current pricing and group discounts.

Training Available PDF Print E-mail

The following Classroom and on-line courses are currently available from the CAI. More will be added in the future. If you have a particular course need please contact us.

Access our Current On-Line Course Offerings – Veteran and First Responder Discounts Available

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Training Development PDF Print E-mail

The CAI Approach is specifically designed to use the principles of adult learning in all instruction and classroom interaction. All CAI conducted training utilized the principles pioneered by Malcolm Knowles (1984) is recognized as the ‘father’ of adult learning. CAI conducted training is tailored to the groups present for each class. Effective learning requires that participants are challenged but not overwhelmed and that they have a chance to practice and apply new learning in a safe and supportive environment. It is assumed that those in Leadership I will be at a novice to intermediate level of learning, while those in Leadership II will have experience as leaders. Instructors will explore the level of expertise of the participants through class discussions and modify material, if necessary.

Learning and Working Styles PDF Print E-mail

The CAI approach uses the appropriate mix of the Learning Styles Analysis, Teaching Styles Analysis, and Working Styles Analysis together with other techniques develops highly productive teams, especially in complex team environments.

While Instruments such as Myers-Briggs, Strength Builder, etc. are useful tools, they remain predominantly personality profiles. Their focus is on the individual with only limited view of the effects on team participation and performance. While they affect teams, they are not particularly useful in team building because under stress human behavior can change dramatically leading to unpredictable actions.  The CAI is a certified implementer of Learning, Teaching, and Working style analysis.  This methodology supports individual students, teachers, classroom, employees, managers, and organizations at all levels.

Distributed Learning PDF Print E-mail

The CAI can coordinate, advise, develop and provide content to meet any public or private sector distance learning (DL) requirement – from individual courses to Learning Management or Content Management Systems required to meet any client’s needs. For customers who already have Instructor Led Training (ILT) developed for a classroom environment, The CAI can manage all aspects of transitioning the course material to dL or blended learning solutions.

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