2016 ATW Training Solutions Summer Newsletter

Potentials Newsletter

ATW Training Solutions July 2015 Newsletter

ATW helps facilitate statewide Connecting Leaders Event

ATW was proud to be asked to  moderate the spring Statewide Connecting Leaders event hosted by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.  The focus of the panel presentation was on business growth and economic development. 

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds opened the presentation and was followed by several highly successful leaders from Brownell's,  Kemin Industries and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance.  Todd McDonald of ATW served as moderator. 

Pictured below, left to right are David M. Wingert, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Pete Brownell, CEO, Brownells, Inc., Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Libby Nelson, Vice President and General Counsel, Kemin Industries, Inc.  and Todd McDonald, President, ATW.

Check out one of the latest new products from ATW: The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™. This program has a simple goal: to help professionals and their organizations discover what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team. The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and team feedback, is grounded in the model described in The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, the international best-selling leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni.  ATW first started sharing content from this book with its client- partners over ten years ago and is excited to offer this new program.  

 With this program, participants will learn how, as a team, they score on the key components of the model: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability, and results. Additionally, the program is powered by Everything DiSC®, a model that helps individuals to understand themselves and others better. Using these results, participants will be able to create a better, stronger team.

Click on this link to listen to The Impact of the Five Behaviors Program by Patrick Lencioni himself!

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

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.

Building Cohesive Teams While Having Fun 

ATW recently presented multiple sessions at the ABI Annual Taking Care of Business Conference in Sioux City, Iowa.  ATW explored how the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team could be used by ABI member companies to develop and challenge their teams to achieve greater results while still having fun!  The interactive sessions engaged senior leaders from organizations across the state.  


Congratulations to our Recent MDP Graduates!

Our latest two Management Development Program groups, which began their leadership journey last July and October, completed their 10 month programs on April 27, 2016 and July 12, 2016.  These groups included participants from a variety of industries including insurance, manufacturing, service, healthcare, real estate and banking.  Participants completed the ten-month program which has a blended learning approach that combines classroom, self-study, eLearning, live webinars and podcasts.

Congratulations to all!

April 2016 Graduates

July 2016 Graduates

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

Check out ATW's Upcoming Public Sessions

Crucial Conversations® FOCUSED, 1 Day Program:

ATW is excited to offer our valued clients the 1-day program, Crucial Conversations® FOCUSED.

This 1 day version of Crucial Conversations 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.

Date:  August 31, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Price: $795 per person (includes all materials and lunch)

Click here to register for this upcoming session

Manager Boot Camp:  Surviving Management Landmines:

This course builds on the current skills you have and provides a survival kit of essential skills. This full-day training session provides practical "real life" examples, scenarios and techniques to enable you to navigate your new management landmines.

Date:  September 22, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price:  $295 per person (includes all materials and lunch)

Click here to register for this upcoming session

Management Development Program, Fall 2016:

If you would like to join the next MDP class on October 6, 2016, 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

What Leaders Need to Know About Generational Differences

It's important that leaders use a flexible leadership approach to meet the needs of each unique generation.

Work-life balance has long been a credo for those who advocate change in the workplace. Although the concept has led to a certain amount of reform over the years, it has failed to meet a universal need. One of the competing values of work-life balance is that it suggests an artificial dichotomy between work and life. For many, this means when work ends at 5:00 p.m., life begins. Conversely, life ends at 9:00 a.m. and work begins.

It is no wonder Millennials like Nawal-a bubbly, happy-go-lucky, can-do woman- seek a different style of work. Nawal is a human resources professional at LinkedIn, but she's abandoned that title and instead goes by either LinkedIn cheerleader, new-hire soccer mom, or sometimes resident morale captain. But just because she's moving away from conventions doesn't mean Nawal isn't committed to her job, organization, and-most important-the people she works with and supports. In fact, it's the opposite.

To download the full whitepaper, What Leaders Need to Know about Generational Differencesclick here.

Staff Spotlight

You should get to know Mark Purcell

For those of you who have been associated with ATW for years, you've probably had an opportunity to talk to Mark Purcell, Business Development Executive.  Mark has been in the training and development industry for more than 13 years.  Mark is gifted individual with an extensive background in sales and relationship management, and enjoys matching ATW solutions to customer needs.  Mark excels in listening, problem solving and accountability.  Away from the office Mark enjoys time with his family in Des Moines, as well as traveling -- when his boss will give him the time off!


2016-2017 Iowa Talent Development Trends Survey Results Just Weeks Away!

Be watching your email for results of the 9th annual Iowa Talent Development Trends Survey.  As in past years, ATW is partnering with New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Central Iowa SHRM and Iowa ATD to survey Iowa organizations on their talent development priorities as they finish 2016 and enter 2017.  If you'd like to be sure to get an electronic copy of the survey results just send us a quick email requesting the document at contactatw@atwtraining.com.