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M.V. Deisz Consulting offers training and staff development programs with an emphasis on supervision and leadership development. We also present individual topics as part of conferences and other training programs. All training services can be provided virtually or at your place of business. Contact M.V. Deisz Consulting to find out if any of our seminars are being offered in your area. 

How to Motivate and Influence People

Motivational concepts can work in any situation where someone needs to influence the motivation and commitment of people they are responsible for leading:  as a supervisor or a team leader, for people in helping occupations who motivate their clients and for motivating ourselves.​​

In this workshop we cover motivational concepts ranging from Machiavelli - Personal and Position Power, Maslow - Hierarchy of Needs, Herzberg-Maintenance and Motivational Factors, Theory X and Theory Y Beliefs about People, BF Skinner - Basic​​ Motivational concepts and Situational Leadership. We  also  address workplace issues that influence the ability to motivate others- such as the Change model - how change is handled, and the effects of Top Down Decision making versus employee involvement.  

We start the workshop by asking participants to identify one motivational issue that is a challenge for them.  We conclude by working on those challenges in groups, applying some of the concepts covered earlier in the workshop.​​

Performance Based Employee Appraisal

Our Performance Appraisal seminar will cover the elements of a Performance Based Appraisal system. Performance based employee appraisal systems emphasize employee involvement in goal setting and tracking performance on their own goals. We also cover how to deal with people with different skill and experience levels. Performance Based Employee Appraisal is an excellent tool for building employee competence and the ability to work and develop with minimal supervisor involvement. We will also work with organizations to develop a Performance Based Appraisal system that fits their situation.

Strategic Planning


We provide training in the strategic planning process in public seminars and in house training as well. Strategic planning helps harness the energy that develops wen organizations establish a clear purpose, shared and understandable goals.

We also facilitate strategic planning sessions for your organization. We will collaborate with your designated internal contact to tailor a strategic planning process that fits your organization. 



Fundamentals of Supervision


Emphasizes the supervisor's responsibility for getting work done in a way that provides satisfaction for those doing the work. Key supervisor responsibility areas are addressed. The emphasis throughout the seminar is on involving people in decisions that affect them and their work. This is a two-day seminar. Part I deals with activities that directly involve working with employees and doing the things which will help them be successful. Part II focuses on more general roles and responsibilities of supervisors. The seminar will benefit both experienced and new supervisors and team leaders.


Building a Positive Workplace 


This program looks at what can be done to make workplaces more positive and consequently more productive. Today's employees do not see themselves tied to one employer. At the same time, experience and continuity are an essential part of successful organizations.


Through this seminar we look at the changing expectations of employees and some of the problems and costs that occur when the workplace does not address employee needs and concerns. Significant time is devoted to hands on activities that help people develop strategies for building and maintaining a positive workplace.

Dealing with Difficult Employees 


Almost every organization has one or more employees who create problems for their organization and their co - workers. Through "Dealing with Difficult Employees" we start out by describing what a difficult employee "looks Like" and some of the early symptoms that someone is or is starting to become a difficult employee.


We also look at why some employees are or become difficult and review key corrective actions that can to be taken. The formal disciplinary process is reviewed, including employer and employee rights and responsibilities. The session concludes with an overview of policies and practices that should be in place to deal with difficult employees. Those same policies can help prevent employees from becoming difficult in the first place.

Supervising Experienced Employees 


We know that experienced employees need different amounts of supervision and involvement from their leader/supervisor. Experienced employees generally want and need less involvement from their supervisor than a beginner. However, no matter how knowledgeable and confident the experienced employee is, they still need some involvement and guidance from their leader. The difficult question is "How much supervisor involvement with an experienced employee is needed?" How do you determine the right amount of involvement in the work of the experienced employee and what are some signs that we are not providing the right amount of direction and support.


We will address the challenge of determining the right amount of leader involvement for the experienced employee and provide some answers in that regard. Another topic involves "Effective Conflict Resolution". The interaction between a leader and an experienced employee, who feels the need to operate somewhat independently, can easily result in conflict between the leader and the person being supervised. We will look at conflict resolution approaches with suggestions about to make the conflict (disagreement) resolution effective. 

Please call 1-800-242-2277 for more information or a free consultation about how we can help you meet your training goals. 

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