Several years ago, the first ethics consulting firm Steve founded, Ethical Leadership Group (now the Advisory Services arm of Navex Global), conducted extensive surveys at a mid-size company. They found that employees who had received off the shelf computer based training perceived management’s commitment to doing the right thing to be worse than those who had received no training at all. What went wrong? In this case just about everything.
III helps organizations that recognize that the biggest cost of training is the time of the participants. We help organizations leverage the time you have in front of employees, instead of just tracking completion. Our speaking and training engages the hearts and minds of your people in ways meaningful to their jobs and lives.
Whether you are looking for
- A speech for hundreds of people after dinner
- An interactive session for your leaders, Board or compliance team
- An all-day workshop for a group or team
- A multi-faceted, multimedia approach to strengthening a culture of integrity
- Or anything in between
Contact us for more information on how we can help you turn training from a mandatory, “have to get through this by Friday” duty to a catalyst for more effective individual and organizational performance.
Stories of Our Success
A very large health care company identified “tone at the top” as an area that needed improvement. Steve Priest developed an offsite day that educated, challenged, inspired and entertained the 50 top executives. Before the day, there was grumbling by those invited that they had to go. After the session, leaders who were not invited were doing the grumbling. The program was so successful that it was repeated the following year—this time with the company’s 100 top leaders.
A prominent hedge fund wanted to send a credible message to its employees (and outsiders) that it was committed to ethical behavior. They retained Steve Priest to develop and present an interactive two hour session with all the firm’s employees. Some were skeptical at the outset…but reviews after were outstanding.
One of the largest retailers in the world asked Steve Priest to train their Board of Directors after “a less than satisfactory experience with another consultant.” In a 60 minute, fast paced experience before dinner, Steve used case studies taken from his experience and ripped from the headlines to engage board members in discussion and debate about their roles and responsibilities. It went so well, they invited him to stay (and discuss further) over dinner. Even better, they asked him back two of the next three years.
600 compliance professionals were a large bank’s eyes and ears. But the Head of Compliance wanted more. He wanted this team to be better at “talking the talk,” “walking the talk,” and acting more proactively to identify risks. Working closely with Compliance leadership, Steve developed and provided case based training to meet these goals. It seemed to work, for the bank invited him back to reinvigorate this large team the next year.
A Sampling of Our Training
The experts at III adapt their presentation styles for the situation, from high energy platform delivery to adept facilitation. The clip above shows Steve leading a session using anonymous voting technology to engage a large audience. This session was then packaged into a web based program for all employees.
These clips shows Steve in a roundtable discussion videotaped for distribution to all employees. This forum called for a less animated approach.