2016 ATW Training Solutions February Newsletter

Potentials Newsletter

ATW Training Solutions July 2015 Newsletter

ATW is pleased to welcome our new Training Associate, Dee Oviatt

Dee Oviatt is ATW's newest edition to our training team. Dee is a learning and development professional with more than thirty years of experience in a variety of industries including: computers, consumer products, defense, financial services, and agriculture. Prior to joining ATW, he spent twenty years with DuPont Pioneer providing training services and solutions in locations across the globe.  

He holds a Master's degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and was an adjunct instructor at Upper Iowa University for graduate level coursework on organizational development. 

Dee is active in the local chapter of ATD and for several years served on the board. His professional certifications include GPHR and SHRM-SCP.

Welcome aboard, Dee!



ATW Anounces it's Certification in Legendary Service® & Crucial Conversations®

ATW is proud to announce our recent certifications in two renowned programs, Legendary Service® and Crucial Conversations®.   

Legendary Service®, a Blanchard Training Solution, is a fast-paced, interactive program where participants:

  • Develop their personal service vision in alignment with organizational imperatives.
  • Practice Legendary Service skills.
  • Identify their customer groups to provide consistent personalized service.
  • Unleash their personal power as they focus on taking care of self as the foundation for taking care of others.  

Additionally, ATW is excited to offer a leadership version of Legendary Service® that focuses on aiding leaders of an organization in creating a culture of legendary service.  

For more detailed information on Legendary Service®, please click here.

Crucial Conversations® is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics-at all levels of your organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you'll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

Crucial Conversations® FOCUSED is a 1 day program that teaches a subset of the skills taught in the traditional 2 day course in a more concise classroom experience. Participants learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high stakes, emotional, or risky topics - at all levels of the organization.

For more detailed information on Crucial Conversations®, please click here.

ATW is the Proud Recipient of the 2016 ATD Central Iowa Career Development Day Community Impact Award

ATW was proud to be recognized by its peers at the recent ATD Central Iowa Career Development Day.  ATW was awarded the Community Impact Award which recognizes exemplary work in talent development that has a positive impact on our community and helps the community reach higher levels of success and prosperity.

Pictured with ATD Leaders Sara Geisler, Bryan Martin and Mark McConnell is Denise Forney who accepted the award on behalf of ATW.  Denise and ATW were honored for our work with the Pocahontas County Foundation.  Leveraging the principles from Jim Collins book, "Good to Great", Denise and ATW worked with leaders and volunteers from the foundation to help spark initiatives to move their county forward and increase community involvement at as part of the county's "Hometown Pride" initiative.

We're honored to be honored!


Congratulations to our Recent MDP Graduates!

Our latest Management Development Program Group, which began their leadership journey last April, completed their 10 month program on January 19, 2016.  This group included participants from the insurance, medical, technology and manufacturing industries.  

Congratulations to all!


Click here to learn more about our Management Development Program (MDP).

Check out ATW's Upcoming Public Sessions

Crucial Conversations®:

ATW is excited to offer a public session for the two-day program, Crucial Conversations®.

Date:  March 23rd & 24th, 2016

Click here for more detailed information on this session including location, time and pricing. 

Management Development Program:

If you would like to join the next MDP class on April 21st, 2016, click here  to see the 10 month schedule.

Price:  $1,295.00 for the 10 month program

To register now, click here to email our Sales Department.


Free Whitepaper

The Leadership Profit Chain: Defining the Importance of Leadership Capacity

It's no secret that leadership capacity is critical to organizational success, but little research has been compiled about the long-term impact of leadership on organizational productivity and profitability. In response, The Ken Blanchard Companies® embarked on a study to answer some important questions about leadership and its role in supporting the overall success of an organization. The study focused on four questions:

  • What role does leadership capacity play in driving organizational vitality?
  • What specifically can leaders do to increase organizational performance?
  • What are the connections between leadership capacity, customer devotion, and employee passion?
  • How are customer devotion and employee passion linked to organizational vitality?

To download the full whitepaper, click here:  The Leadership Profit Chain