Designing a Quality Training
Presentation Topics and Descriptions
DESIGNING A QUALITY TRAINING
I K.A.N. training programs are tailored to meet the objectives of the training organizers. Organizers identify the outcomes that they seek to accomplish and I K.A.N. designs the training to produce the identified results. Essentials for any I K.A.N. presentation include 1) information which is practical, relevant and based on sound theoretical constructs; 2) training that provides ideas and/or techniques that participants can use immediately to improve the quality of their work and life experiences: and 3) participants leave the presentation empowered and energized to meet the challenges they face.
Contact Keith Neuber directly to inquire about available training dates. Spring and Fall are high volume times for I K.A.N.
Keith Neuber founded I K.A.N. with a mission to provide the highest quality training at a reasonable cost. Fees for training programs and keynote presentations are negotiated based on length of presentation, amount of travel and any special design requirements. The best way to assess the value of an I K.A.N. Presentation is to contact the training references provided that have used Keith Neuber and I K.A.N. Presentations throughout the years.
MOTIVATIONAL AND MORALE ENHANCEMENT KEYNOTES
- IF YOU'RE NOT HAVING FUN, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
- EVEN WORK CAN BE FUN
- THE ART OF PERSPECTIVE MANAGEMENT
- WHAT'S RIGHT WITH OUR CHILDREN TODAY!
LIFE MANAGEMENT ISSUES
- ATTITUDE RESTRUCTURING
- SUCCESS OR STRESS
CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND FAMILIES
- CLINICAL ISSUES OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
- DISCIPLINE AND EFFECTIVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
- UNDERSTANDING FAMILY DYNAMICS
- YOUTH IN CRISIS
HUMAN DYNAMICS AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
- CHALLENGES, CHANGES AND LEADERSHIP
- EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION
CLINICAL ISSUES AND COUNSELING
- BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF ANGER AND RESISTANCE
- CRISIS INTERVENTION
- FAMILY COUNSELING
- HAVING FUN WITH LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMMING
- SYSTEMS THEORY – UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DYNAMICS
MOTIVATIONAL AND MORALE
IF YOU'RE NOT HAVING FUN, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
How's your attitude? Take Keith's attitude assessment challenge and see how you are doing. Then laugh yourself to a healthier more productive outlook on yourself and life. The presentation combines an insightful message for improving the quality of life with enough laughs to cause your sides to ache. This message guarantees to leave you with a smile on your face, song in your heart and ready to meet the challenges of life with renewed enthusiasm.
Target audience: Everyone
EVEN WORK CAN BE FUN
This workshop is for everyone who struggles with the thought of going to their workplace. The emphasis is on identifying what the individual can do to enhance the quality of their work experience. Techniques are offered to improve communication, increase productivity, handle interpersonal conflict, turn problems into opportunity and generally have a good time even under the most difficult of circumstances. Individuals who really enjoy their job situation may even learn a few new ways to increase their work bliss. Those who attend will never look at Monday the same way again.
Target audiences: Business, Industry, Conferences, Schools
THE ART OF PERSPECTIVE MANAGEMENT
Based on Keith’s Book, “If You’re Not Having Fun, You’re Doing It Wrong: The Art of Perspective Management,” this presentation focuses on taking control of the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. Perspective is the only aspect of life that we have complete control over. The presentation focuses on helping participants identify who or what influences their decision making, recognizing their functional and dysfunctional patterns of behavior, developing a strategy for productive change and energizing to pursue a happier, healthier you. This presentation has participants laughing themselves to increased self-control and productive decision making.
Target audiences: General public, business and industry, conferences, high schools
WHAT'S RIGHT WITH OUR CHILDREN TODAY!
That's not a "typo" in the title. The more common questions is "What's wrong with our children today?" People in our society have a tendency to focus on the negative. This presentation will focus on the assets, strengths, contributions and potential of our young people. The pre-teen and teenage years are times of great challenge in a world that doesn't provide clear, positive values. This presentation will provide a framework for better understanding the actions and attitudes of today's young people. Keith will also provide practical suggestions for what a community can do to positively influence the choices of youth so that the community can proudly say, "Look at what's right with our children."
Target audience: General public
LIFE MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Attitude Restructuring is the ability to take any circumstance, no matter how traumatic, and turn it into a life productive experience. The training emphasizes the concept that you cannot control the circumstances of your life but you always can adjust the way you look at them. Participants examine what they value, how they experience life, what influences their decision making and techniques for restructuring everyday life experiences. This presentation is generally completed in one to one and one-half hour. It is the abbreviated version of Keith's marquee presentation entitled "The Art of Perspective Management."
Target audience: Everyone
SUCCESS OR STRESS
Stress kills! No it doesn't. Stress is a message our body sends that tells us we need to make some changes in the way that we are dealing with life. This workshop will encourage participants to take control of stress and use it to benefit rather than detract from their life. Participants will examine the symptoms and causes of stress. Keith will provide practical suggestions for eliminating some stress and channeling other stress into productive energy. Participants will leave relaxed, with a plan to improve the quality and productivity of their daily experience.
Target audience: Adults and older adolescents. Workshop is frequently requested by medical service providers, human service agencies and business owners.
CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND FAMILIES
CLINICAL ISSUES OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
This training is intended to enhance participants understanding of the three major groupings of mental health issues encountered when working with children adolescence and their families: anxiety/impulse control disorders: mood disorders: and conduct/aggressive disorders. Participants will explore the variables which contribute to the onset of the disorder, learn to recognize the symptoms and diagnostic criteria associated with each disorder and develop skills to strategically intervene to improve the level of functioning for young people presenting the symptoms associated with each disorder.
Target audiences: Counselors, social workers, youth service workers, individuals working in juvenile justice, school personnel and other related positions.
DISCIPLINE AND EFFECTIVE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
This workshop focuses on understanding children's behavior from a Systems perspective. Systems Theory provides a common sense framework that helps parents and providers recognize patterns associated with challenging behavior. A strategic approach to behavior management will improve participants' ability to positively alter behavior such as temper tantrums, resistance to authority, defiance, underachievement and other challenging behavior. The techniques will also help parents and providers develop children's confidence, self esteem and desire to achieve.
Target audiences: Parents, Teachers, Childcare Providers, youth workers and all those who work with children.
UNDERSTANDING FAMILY DYNAMICS
The family plays a significant role in how each person thinks, acts, develops and perceives the world. This training applies the four main characteristics of Systems Theory (power/control, structure, repeating patterns, and equilibrium) to help understand the family impact on individual development. Participants will find application for their life and learn how to better understand and work with others.
SPECIAL NOTE: An adaptation of this workshop is available for adopting families.
Target audiences: General public, counselors, clergy, youth workers, teachers, medical service providers
YOUTH IN CRISIS
Young people face incredible stress as they deal with the challenges of adolescence. Typical pressures include education, peer relations, dating, physical development, career planning, moral decline and a stressed adult population. Participants will examine the dynamics of adolescence to develop an understanding for why young people respond the way they do and what can be done to help redirect their lives. The focus is on empowerment: helping youth take greater control over the quality of their decision making. The practical intervention techniques will address issues such as runaway, anger management, sexuality, family conflict, self-esteem, substance use and suicidal ideation.
Target audiences: Counselors, youth service workers, residential counselors, individuals working in juvenile justice, educators, parents, crisis counselors.
HUMAN DYNAMICS AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
CHALLENGES, CHANGES AND LEADERSHIP
This presentation was originally designed for the employees of a division of state government undergoing extensive reorganization. The presentation is currently used by organizations experiencing change or uncertainty. The program concentrates on four themes. 1) Identify what can and cannot be controlled. 2) Focus on opportunities rather than obstacles. 3) Develop a strategy that will achieve the most given the circumstances. 4) Learn to frame life productively. Participants report that they leave this training more aware, encouraged and equipped to improve the quality of their work and personal life.
Target audience: Business/organizations experiencing transition
This workshop is designed for new as well as experienced supervisors. Participants can expect to be actively involved in learning about the dynamics of the supervisor-supervisee relationship. Some of the major focuses for the training are leadership, planning, communication, conflict management, motivational appraisal, challenging upward, time management, directing, moral enhancement and limit setting.
This workshop has been modified to focus specifically on individuals working in middle management.
Target audience: Individuals working in a supervisory capacity
Teamwork is a concept that covers a broad range of life experiences from business management to organized sports to parent and child relationships. This workshop addresses nine factors essential to anyone who finds themselves in a cooperative relationship. The nine factors are leadership, goals/objectives, selecting a team, molding a team, structuring for success, communication, conflict management, productive appraisal and motivation.
This training is modified to address the specific needs of the participants. Training programs range from half-day overviews to two-day intense workshops.
Target audiences: Applicable to a wide range of audiences and situations
CLINICAL ISSUES AND COUNSELING
BREAKING THROUGH THE BARRIERS OF ANGER AND RESISTANCE
Encountering individuals who display anger and resistance is often an anxiety provoking, frustrating experience for the helping professional. Resistance, anger, as well as other defense mechanisms provide a barrier to protect the individual from intra-personal and inter-personal vulnerabilities. Workshop objectives: To provide theoretical information identifying the human dynamics, which contribute to the development of anger and resistance. To enhance participants understanding of the role and function of anger, resistance and other defenses. To enable participants to better understand how they experience and respond to anger and resistance. To demonstrate methods for effectively diffusing anger, reduce the negative impact of anger and resistance, and convert negative emotions into productive energy for change.
Target audience: Counseling professionals, youth workers, police, probation workers, detention staff, nurses, teachers, public service workers, and similar professions
Any situation which is out of control can be considered a crisis. In the human service profession, a crisis can range from violence to suicidal ideation. This workshop emphasizes crisis avoidance through understanding crisis dynamics and identifying the antecedent conditions which escalate a situation to a crisis. Participants will develop skills to manage the energy of a crisis. Examples of skills include deflection, diffusion of anger, redirecting energy, conflict mediation, and reframing a situation. Participants will also examine their intrapyschic response to high-energy situations to enhance their readiness to deal with personal and work related crises.
Target audiences: Counselors, residential staff, police, probation officers, caseworkers, medical service providers
The family provides significant information for understanding the attitudes and the actions of the individual. This workshop begins with applications of family system dynamics to the diagnostic process. A key is to identify functional and dysfunctional patterns, which will help the family recognize what they can do differently to improve their circumstance. Participants will examine the components of the initial family interview, develop techniques for energizing families in change and become more comfortable in working with mulit-person units. Workshop includes role-play demonstrations. Use of videotape interviews and role-play practice is available for those seeking an exceptional learning experience.
Target audience: Counselors, individuals who regularly work with families
HAVING FUN WITH LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMMING
When learning is fun, young people are more willing to participate and generally retain more of the information that is being taught. This workshop combines the principles of group dynamics with games, which teach basic life skills such as communication, problem solving, reasoning, decision making, self-management, goal development and many others. The workshop engages participants in a "learn by doing" approach, where participants play, plan, work in teams and process the skill development games. The workshop includes an instructional guide with 30 different activities which participants can use when they leave the training.
Target audience: Staff working in residential settings, teachers, youth workers, church workers
SYSTEMS THEORY – UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DYNAMICS
The common sense principles of Systems Theory provide a framework for understanding the attitudes and actions of people. This training explores four basic principles: 1) All systems have a power hierarchy which influences decision making; 2) All systems require structure (rules) for operation; 3) all systems have patterns which repeat; and all systems seek a state of equilibrium or balance which can be the energy for change. The applications of these four principles are found in the training and professional interventions of Keith Neuber and I K.A.N. Presentations.
NOTE: This training is valuable as an entry-level workshop or in combination with a specific target application.
Target audience: Adults