2017 ATW Training Solutions Spring Newsletter

Potentials Newsletter

ATW Training & Consulting, Inc. Recognized as a 2016 Ruby Award-Winning Partner by Wiley 

Wiley, the leading developer of Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ based workplace training and assessment-driven solutions, recently announced that ATW Training & Consulting, Inc. was recognized as a 2016 Ruby Award-Winning Partner. The honor of Ruby Award is the third highest award level and is only achieved by 5% of Wiley partners.

 "We seek to work with professionals like ATW Training & Consulting, Inc. who are determined to help their clients succeed," says Barry Davis, Senior Vice President of Wiley's Talent Solutions group. "ATW Training & Consulting, Inc.'s commitment to delivering Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors solutions is inspiring. We are excited to continue building better workplaces with their expertise and are honored to have them as an Authorized Partner."

 If you haven't experienced either of these programs, we would love the the opportunity to share best practices for implementation of each.

ATW Partner Focus:  Blanchard LeaderChat Podcast

ATW is proud to work with the Ken Blanchard companies.  In a recent visit to their organization we were introduced to their monthly podcast and immediately thought about how great it would be to share with our partners.

In this episode of the Blanchard LeaderChat podcast, you will hear Patrick Lencioni, leadership guru and best-selling author of The Ideal Team Player and nine other books on teams and motivation.

Lencioni describes leadership as a calling that requires putting the needs of others ahead of your own.  Building on the concepts he first explored in his best-selling first book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni recommends taking a moment to consider your own behaviors when working on a team. He teaches how using a Humble-Hungry-Smart model can help you and others become more effective team members. 

Click here to listen now.  



Congratulations to Our Recent Management Development Program Graduates!

We are pleased to announce that 19 participants graduated from our MDP. This group began the program in April of 2016 and represented a variety of industries, including insurance, health care, distribution and technology services.  Participants completed the 10-month program that combines classroom learning, self-study, eLearning, live webinars and podcasts.  

Congratulations to all!

January 2017 Graduates


Join the next ATW Management Development Program, April 21st, 2017

Since 2010, over 1,000 managers have unleashed their leadership potential through participating in ATW's 10-month blended learning Management Development Program.  The program is specially designed for organizations looking to develop leaders and help them reach their full potential.

ATW's unique approach uses a blend of classroom training, webinars, podcasts, book reads and eLearning programs to ensure participants receive world-class training without putting a strain on your budgets and schedules.

This program helps current and future leaders:

  • Set the stage for success by identifying and on-boarding the right team members.
  • Set expectations that promote accountability.
  • Provide coaching and feedback to improve work performance.
  • Deal with difficult employees and situations.
  • Be more emotionally intelligent.
  • Build high-performing teams.
FAST FACT:  Over 60% of first time managers under perform in their first two years,
driving performance gaps and employee turnover across the entire front line.


ATW Announces Driving Difficult Conversations

When people problems arise at work, we have choices. We can manage troublesome situations the way many people do, ignore them. Or we can make a conscious choice to effectively confront issues-even when the issues are complicated, difficult, and lead us out of our comfort zones. 

In this course, we will show you how to navigate a difficult conversation that leads to improved relationships and increased productivity. You will leave the session with a better understanding of yourself and others and increased confidence when holding a difficult conversation.

Check out the video link below to learn more about how the program was designed and critical learning elements.

Click here to watch the video.

To preview an upcoming article on Driving Difficult Conversations that will appear in the April Urbandale Business Journal, click here

For more information, please contact us at 515-727-0731.


Check Out ATW's Upcoming Public Sessions on Demand

Crucial Conversations FOCUSED

This one day version of Crucial Conversations teaches a subset of the skills from the traditional two 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.

Click here for more information on the FOCUSED session. A discount for multiple attendees is available.

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Price:  $895 per person (includes all materials & lunch)

Click here to register through our website.

Manager Boot Camp: Surviving Management Landmines

You have been given the opportunity to manage others because you do your job well. Unfortunately, what got you your promotion - your technical skills - may not sustain you. Managing others requires a different set of skills.

This full-day training session provides practical, "real life" examples, scenarios and techniques to enable you to navigate your new management landmines.

During Boot Camp you will learn how to:

  • Set clear expectations and hold people accountable
  • Train team members so they can do their jobs
  • Coach for improved performance
  • Delegate to develop others and help yourself
  • Manage your time
  • Motivate your team

Date: May 16th, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: $295 per person (includes all materials)

Check out the video below to see why we call it Manager Boot Camp.

Click here to watch the video.


ATW Leverages Productivity for our Furry Friends! 

ATW was recently able to serve both its client partners and the community at large with its quarterly Customer Appreciation Training Session.  This quarter's session focused on productivity in the workplace and was well attended by several of our client-partners.  Even more exciting were the generous contributions given to Furry Friends Refuge by our attendees.  This nonprofit provides essential needs and services for furry friends in the greater Des Moines area.  A win-win-win, all the way around!  We are grateful to all who participated.