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Energizing Today's Workforce through Conscious Communication Training

About Us

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Christine Kopec, - CEO, Founder & Facilitator

Since 2009, Avante Leadership Group has delivered Conscious Communication training programs and consultations for thousands of workplace professionals. From production line employees to aerospace engineers (and everything in between), our offerings are consistently rated among the best on-site training programs.

You can be confident that our programs will result in:
• Better communication among employees, managers, customers, and vendors
• Improved employee engagement
• Increased productivity
• Reduced conflict
• Enhanced team performance
• Improved customer satisfaction

Avante Leadership Group brings together a talented group of top-rated trainers, facilitators and consultants from around the country. We’ve “been there” and “done that” in terms of understanding the mindset of today’s diverse workforce. Proven processes and learning methodologies are embedded into each Avante training program, so your valued employees will learn to be as confident with their communication skills as they are with their technical and business expertise.

We are proud to be an award-winning authorized Everything DiSC and 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team partner!

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Testimonials for Avante Leadership Group

  • About Avante's Building Positive Relationships Using Disc: "Great course and well taught. One of the best courses I've attended at Sandia.” Nov 2017

    Participant, Sandia National Laboratories

Our Solutions

  • Building Positive Relationships at Work Using DiSC®

    Everything DiSC Workplace® delivers a comprehensive talent development solution to engage every employee – regardless of title or position, department or function – in building more productive and effective relationships at work. Combining facilitated training with online pre-work and follow-up tools, participants come to understand and appreciate the different priorities, preferences, and values each individual brings to the workplace. Everyone will learn more about themselves and how to authentically modify their style and behavior to connect and communicate more authentically with others at work.

  • Everything DiSC Management

    Everything DiSC® Management is onsite training that uses online pre-work, engaging facilitation with contemporary video, and online follow-up to create a personalized learning experience.

    Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively.

    Everything DiSC Management focuses on:

    Your DiSC Management Style
    Directing and Delegating
    Improving Employee Motivation
    Employee Development
    Working with Your Manager
    Make the program work for you:

    Everything DiSC Management is the most in-depth and easily customizable DiSC-based management-training solution available. Management-specific personalized content creates an in-depth learning experience. Modular design and online tailoring features allow you to design a customized program that’s right for your organization.

  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM™ is an assessment based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC®, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® styles. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge—for individuals, the team, and the organization.

    The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ is the result of a partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni. Together theyhave created a team development program with a simple goal—to improve team effectiveness and productivity through the understanding and application of The Five Behaviors™: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results.

  • Productive Conflict

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict transforms uncomfortable encounters into stronger relationships.
    Workplace conflict is inevitable. Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps learners improve self-awareness around conflict behaviors. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships. By increasing self-awareness around conflict behaviors, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.

  • CultureTalk: Transforming individuals and organizations

    Culture-shifting. Passion-finding.
    Brand-building. Employee-engaging.
    Leadership-evolving.
    The CultureTalk™ Survey System provides a new framework for understanding that fuels personal growth and organizational fulfillment. Using the power inherent in Archetypes, CultureTalk opens doors to a more conscious and positive way of interacting and communicating, helping people realize their greatest potential and organizations carry out their unique missions.

  • Handling Difficult Conversations

    Difficult conversations are a reality in today’s workplace. Knowing how to face, plan for, and navigate these challenging conversations is crucial. This course is designed for all levels of the workforce who face a variety of difficult conversations.

    Sample “difficult conversations” include (but are not limited to):

    Giving feedback on inappropriate behavior or results
    Expressing a different opinion
    Delivering bad news (i.e., project delays, budget constraints, personnel changes)
    Performance management
    Asking for help and/or additional resources
    Negotiating (for anything)
    Addressing bullying behavior
    Reviewing technical issues/challenges
    Communicating with a Subject Matter Expert who “knows it all”
    Speaking with a manager when you have no authority.

    This is a 1/2-day, highly interactive program with pragmatic solutions and techniques that can be immediately applied to real work situations.

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification

Online

Everything DiSC Workplace Certification is your best resource to gain foundational knowledge and tools for facilitating Everything DiSC. Designed with your busy schedule in mind, this online course gives you the flexibility of self-paced learning, paired with live-collaborative sessions led by Wiley’s expert trainers.

Increase your confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace in your organization. This course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and the supporting research. During the live sessions, you will practice facilitating small groups and explore challenging scenarios that could arise during workshops. You’ll also learn how to keep Everything DiSC alive within your organization by creating a culture of DiSC and explore MyEverythingDiSC, the mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to Everything DiSC.

This program Includes:

  • Four modules of self-directed and live collaborative learning (each requiring three to five hours of time per week), conducted over a four week period
  • Active knowledge checks to help participants assess how well they understand the content and to improve learning and retention
  • Final Certification exam (self-directed/graded activity)

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering Everything DiSC Workplace!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 20 – August 20, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • August 13 – September 10, 2018

    Live session each Monday in Danish 2 – 3:30pm CET
  • August 23 – September 23, 2018

    Live session each Thursday from 2:00 – 3:30pm CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 9:00 – 10:30am CT
  • September 28 – October 29, 2018

    Live session each Friday from 1:00 – 2:30pm CT
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday in Danish 10 – 11:30am CET
  • October 22 – November 22, 2018

    Live session each Monday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
  • November 20 – December 21, 2018

    Live session each Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:30am CT
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Everything DiSC® Certification

In Person

With a primary purpose to increase confidence and competence in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace®, this course offers rigorous new content on the principles of the DiSC® model and supporting research. Learners will gain the expertise and credentials needed to deliver Everything DiSC Workplace within their organization by completing online pre-work and two days of practical application led by Wiley's expert trainers.

In this course, learners will:

  • Gain expertise in the Everything DiSC model and supporting research
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the Everything DiSC Workplace reports
  • Customize the Everything DiSC Workplace program to meet specific participant needs
  • Navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session
  • Create strategies to promote a DiSC-based culture
  • Explore MyEverythingDiSC®, a mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal that is exclusive to the Everything DiSC product suite

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive the credential of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace facilitator.  

Upcoming Classes

  • June 26 – June 27, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • July 31 – August 01, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • September 11 – September 12, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in London
  • October 09 – October 10, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • November 13 – November 14, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Minneapolis
  • December 12 – December 13, 2018

    Two days of live facilitated learning in Copenhagen
Take the next step!
Workplace Certification

Featured Skills

  • Communication Training
  • Organizational Consulting
  • TeamBuilding
  • Speaking
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    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.

  • i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

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    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

  • D style

    People with this style are direct. They're outspoken with their opinions and aren't afraid to be forceful.

    i style

    People with this style are bold and driven. They describe themselves as risk-takers and like to be at the center of the action.

  • S style

    People with this style are gentle and accommodating. They are patient with mistakes and very considerate of feelings.

    C style

    People with this style take a logical, systematic approach to their work and pride themselves on accuracy.