Our contract services support team and organizational development for businesses, corporations, schools, and other agencies. Cypress training programs are custom-tailored to fit your specific needs and culture.
It is widely accepted that the kinds of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful work performance are transforming in this 21st Century. Our experiential, adventure-based approach provides a fun and engaging means for strengthening team and individual performance. We work closely with you to understand your workplace issues and to become familiar with your work processes and terminology. After gathering information about your organization's needs, we design a prescriptive curriculum of ice-breakers, trust-building and problem-solving initiatives to help strengthen teamwork, leadership, and cultural competency.
The following represent common goals among our contract clients:
- Strengthen team and individual performance
- Stimulate creative thinking and encourage problem solving
- Enhance morale & personal responsibility
- Foster trust, communication, flexibility & feedback
- Reinforce practical leadership skills
- Enhance personal effectiveness as individual team players
- Illuminate shared vision, goals & priorities
Our team building services help a work group evolve into a cohesive unit with shared expectations, trust, and mutual support. Our approach results in a high level of involvement, insight, opportunity and engagement through which participants recognize the fundamental importance and necessity of working together. The group process affords the opportunity to negotiate with one another, discuss ideas, identify personal and team goals, and establish procedures and norms that foster increased productivity and efficiency.
Leadership is "mobilizing others to want to get extraordinary things done" (Kouzes & Posner, 2007. The Leadership Challenge.). Every business, community, school, and family needs people who can model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and encourage the heart. Our leadership development services bring awareness to innate strengths and illuminate areas for skill development. We help reinforce practical leadership skills to help your leaders solve problems, make decisions, work collaboratively, think critically, and communicate effectively towards accomplishing extraordinary things.
We are stronger together! It is rare to find an unintentionally homogenous working team in the 21st Century. Science demonstrates that diverse environments are healthier than homogenous ones. Consider the case of soil: As soon as any one micro-organism within soil outnumbers the sum of the others, that soil becomes diseased and inhibits growth. The same is true for working teams. Our diversity trainings provide a group environment that supports, encourages, nurtures, and challenges its members to be honest and open while exploring individual differences towards fostering understanding and cultural competency.
We are also available to help with other organizational development issues such as:
- Strategic Planning
- Mission & Vision Development
- Youth Serving Staff Development
- Youth Program Planning