Corporate Learning Institute

Corporate Learning Institute
Develop your entire workforce with CLI
We are your customized training partner. We offer training, coaching, strategic facilitation, and team building events. Our training services span leadership, management and supervisory training, team building, and professional development skill building training from conflict management to improving engagement at work.
We are your go-to performance coaches, providing skilled individual performance coaching to executive coaching. We provide strategic guidance and change management services to help your company develop the road ahead.
Finally, our expertly facilitated team building events give your larger groups a chance to feel what real collaboration feels like We are based on Chicago and travel to you to offer the customized training, on time and on budget, that you deserve
Corporate Learning Institute is based in Chicago, IL, USA
The Corporate Learning Institute s programs teach, inspire, renew and challenge your people to become powerful performers. Our expert consultation and facilitation ensures that participants learn the skills that are critical to their success back at work. Our bottom line is to help achieve both personal and organizational success.
The Corporate Learning Institute offers a continuum of services from short-term training events to full-scale change projects. For maximum return on investment, our services are custom designed for each client we work with. Our services encompass the following five areas:
Consulting Services: Our approach is rooted in process consultation, organizational behavior, organizational development and expert facilitation. We provide strategic planning, vision, mission and values development, change management and executive planning retreats.
Training and Development Workshops: these dynamic skill building sessions include leadership, management and supervisory training, performance accountability, change management, ethics, customer service, diversity, personality styles, conflict management and communication
Performance Coaching: Our expert coaches provide assistance with team coaching and development, individual performance coaching and executive coaching.
Adventure Programming: We provide provocative Team Challenge and High Ropes Courses tangibly designed to target performance improvement this is much more than a tree hugging experience.
Corporate Team Building Events: Our lively, well-orchestrated and power packed events create awareness of your organizations goals.
Adventure programs for student groups : Bring your clubs, organizations, sororities and fraternities to our location, or have us set up on-campus at yours. This program is designed to fit within your time frame and budget. Choose a 3 to 8 hour session, complete with low or high adventure challenges. We develop a program that responds to your needs in order to develop the optimal community within your group. Select low or high activities, develop action steps goals or not, and get ready to help us develop your best adventure session yet. Game on!
Time Mastery : Time Mastery Setting priorities and managing time are central to good performance. The pressure to find innovative ways to achieve goals, stay ahead of the competition, respond quickly to customer needs, and enjoy life outside of work is increasingly intense in today's less-structured, information-driven workplace. a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning.
Coaching and Counseling
Coping and Stress Profile Workshops : Coping and Stress Profile Workshops ® Today's workplace demands high performance from employees. Employees are willing to respond a but that no longer means they will put work ahead of everything else. Today's more successful, more dynamic, team-oriented workplaces require flexible, creative, sustainable performance, the kind that comes with people who know how to balance the urgent demands of work life and personal life without sacrificing either. The Coping & Stress Profile ® is a unique, self-directed tool that provides more...
High Performance Coaching using the Rapid Learning Process instructor led trainingon-line e-learning cbt (computer based) : CLI delivers expert coaching for individual contributors needing to work on specific skills or performance gaps. We coach using an accelerated process that focuses on action learning. Our Rapid Learning process allows coachees to apply learning content and test it out at work. This trial and error learning process mimics the adult learning cycle of experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting. Each coaching session is followed by an electronic workbook capturing the main issues from the session plus topical learning materials from our extensive training library. Contact with us to connect with our coaching clients for feedback and personal testimonials.
Life Lessons Workshop instructor led trainingworkshop / seminar : LIFE LESSONS FROM THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES A Personal Development Workshop at Flag Is Up Farms Monty Roberts, the New York Times best selling author of The Man Who Listens to Horses, built his life around his dream. Now you can discover the compelling story for yourself, and be inspired by his journey. The workshop is designed to optimize learning within a compact period of time. The session includes an intimate more...
Managing Change workshop / seminar : This workshop helps employees through the emotional transition from a what wasa to a what will be,a because change is successful when they reorient and adapt on a personal, emotional level. The program is based on a three-stage process developed by William Bridges, Ph. D., whose book, Transition a The Personal Path Through Change, integrates DISC ® insights to help people transition effectively. This workshop provides everything participants need to get on board with changes. A personal learning guide more...
Personal Coaching : Personal coaching provides one-on-one customized coaching opportunities for individual contributors, leaders, managers, supervisors, and executives. Our coaching framework ensures that the coach and the coachee establish a sound and constructive relationship. The coach builds on this relationship, supervising assessment tools which may be used, challenging the participant in a manner that encourages the "stretch" needed for development, and then supporting the participant to insure positive change. Although each coaching engagement follows a similar framework, each engagement is custom designed for each participant, focusing on their particular developmental needs.
Team Coaching : TeamCoaching Overview Team coaching describes an array of options involving work with both existing teams and project teams aimed at having an impact on individual, team, and organizational development. Team coaching provides groups and teams the opportunity to go beyond their current abilities; to create broader opportunities using a results-oriented process based upon member relationships, shared experience, and interpersonal awareness. Team coaching opportunities follow research-based framework, customized to achieve the organization's specific needs and desired outcomes. This offers professional teams and groups the intimate coordination, collaboration, and creative thinking needed to address more...
The CLI On -Target Process : What would your organization look like if all your people were aligned with your organizational vision, mission and values? With constant change in todaya ™s workplace, even the best leaders, managers, employees and teams need the insight provided by a guide, coach or navigator. Our coaching process helps get and keep your peoplea ™s performance on-target with your goals and values. CLI coaches organizations to reach their goals. We are experts in helping you get on track with aligning people with your vision, mission and values. When change is needed, we help you develop options and opportunities by calling on the input, collaboration and commitments of your people. The more...
The Denison Culture Survey : Organizational Coaching Overview What would your organization look like if all your people were aligned with your organizational vision, mission and values? With constant change in todaya ™s workplace, even the best leaders, managers, employees and teams need the insight provided by a guide, coach or navigator. Our coaching process helps get and keep your peoplea ™s performance on-target with your goals and values. CLI coaches organizations to reach their goals. We are experts in helping you get on track with aligning people with your vision, mission and values. When change is needed, we help you develop options and opportunities by more...
Town Hall Meetings : Organizational CoachingOverview What would your organization look like if all your people were aligned with your organizational vision, mission and values? With constant change in todaya ™s workplace, even the best leaders, managers, employees and teams need the insight provided by a guide, coach or navigator. Our coaching process helps get and keep your peoplea ™s performance on-target with your goals and values. CLI coaches organizations to reach their goals. We are experts in helping you get on track with aligning people with your vision, mission and values. When change is needed, we help you develop options and opportunities by calling more...
Using Emotional Intelligence at work instructor led trainingworkshop / seminar : Using Emotional Intelligence at work Emotional Intelligence is a key factor in personal and professional intelligence a but how can we develop it if we have not measured it? a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning.
Collegiate Programs
Adventure Based Orientation Programs : Our research shows that a three and a half hour student adventure program helps students develop social connections faster than traditional orientation sessions. We have designed a rapid-paced adventure program which can be offered right at your campus, or at our location in Wheaton, Illinois. Current trends in student retention and success research show that colleges and universities must ensure that first year students become fully integrated into their new surroundings within the first year of college. Your task is to find the fastest, most economical approach to increasing studentsa ™ sense of more...
Communication
Adventures in Attitudes Increasing engagement workshop / seminar : Adventures in Attitudes helps your people understand that they can choose how to perceive and respond to events around them. They learn they can change a negative outlook into a positive one. a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning.
Effective Communication instructor led traininggroup study and discussion : Understanding Your Personal Approach to Communication Workshop Overview The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding yourself, understanding others, and realizing the impact of personal behavior on others. For nearly thirty years, the Personal Profile System ® has unlocked the door to productive communication and relationships for nearly 40 million people through its DiSC ® Dimensions of Behavior learning approach. This more...
Fish The hidden motivation of a positive culture workshop / seminar : Fish! The hidden motivation of a positive culture Pike's Place market in Seattle is home to a great customer-service experience. This workshop focuses on how the market developed an exceptional culture of high performance, all by choosing its employees' attitudes. Workshops include the world-famous "The FISH! Philosophy" video and breakout exercises. a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location more...
Indra - The First In-depth Relationship Assessment workshop / seminar : About the Workshop: Building Collaborative Relationships Today's workplace demands productive communication, positive relationships, and extraordinary performance. To bolster your employees' skills, you've probably relied on tools that teach individuals about their own style and how to apply it in various settings. Now you can develop these critical skills in a way you never could before, with DISC ® Indraa .
Personal Listening Profile workshop / seminar : Personal Listening Profile This workshop allows participants to complete a self-assessment, and then consider how to optimize their listening performance. The Personal Listening Profile ® helps participants identify their preferred or most natural approach to listening, and gain insight into the listening approaches of others. a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning.
Creativity and Innovation
Building Your Teams Innovation Strategy workshop / seminar : Leaders, Managers and Supervisors Workshop: Building Your Team's Innovation Strategy Launch Breakthrough Thinking and Delivery Your participants will discover their innovation style as well as the team's collective style- strengths and limitations. Our three steps will truly optimize your innovative outputs: Your team will complete the more...
FourSight for optimizing Innovation & Creativity workshop / seminar : This powerful workshop allows your participants to focus on the "what" and "how" of innovation. The half- or full-day workshop incorporates our innovation toolkit with the FourSight Assessment tool. Your team members will identify their role in creating and innovating new approaches and ideas at work.
Innovation and Creativity Development : Igniting Innovation and Creativity in Your Organization Today's economy has zapped the energy and creativity of your best workers. Innovation and creativity are down, and CLI has a solution. To stay competitive, all companies have to increase, modify, and invent new services and products. Innovation is the process of consistently fueling your product or service pipeline with new and creative opportunities. We start by having you complete the CLI Innovation Assessment, which tells us about how your are performing with creating new products and services.
The Drag Strip Challenge : Never has a team had to overcome so many hurdles to success in order to win a race! Teams build with unique resources that they barter for to develop a winning car to race down our custom-made 25-foot race track. Our pit-crew MC, "RoccoGasolines," will encourage your teams to optimize their creativity, reach beyond resource shortages, and com up with the winning car. This activity will wow medium to large crowds from 50-500!
The Innovation Station Workshop workshop / seminar : Leaders, Managers and Supervisors Workshops: The Innovation Station Workshop: Launch a Real Time Challenge! Launch Breakthrough Thinking and Fast Track Your Goals Complete an initial FourSight Innovation Workshop and apply your learning in a hands-on session. This facilitated session uses your more...
The Soap Box Derby : Imagine creating and then racing a full sized soap box car! Teams use miniature car frames and creative materials to design and develop cars that they actually race with most creative, fastest, and most collaborative team!
Leadership Skills
Introduction to Supervision workshop / seminar : Leaders, Managers and Supervisors Workshop: Maximize your supervisorsa ™ potential! This workshop lets your supervisors, managers and leaders focus on the skill sets and organizational challenges they face. a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning. We provide an in-depth understanding of the more...
Its Okay to be the Boss workshop / seminar : Leaders, Managers and Supervisors Workshops: Your supervisors, managers and leaders learn to create a culture of employee engagement and accountability. a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning.
Managers and Supervisors Boot Camp instructor led trainingon-line e-learning cbt (computer based)group study and discussionworkshop / seminar : Send your supervisors and managers to this one-day training to increase their skills and understanding of how to lead followers using Situational Leadership ®. Participants will complete an online assessment to determine their preferred management style. Key learnings will include understanding followersa ™ readiness levels and learning how to manage more efficiently. Participants will receive a workbook and complete an action plan at the workshop.
Situational Leadership Workshop workshop / seminar : Leaders, Managers and Supervisors Workshop: This powerful session allows employees to identify successful and effective leadership approaches that match follower's readiness. Leading others situationally is the key to influencing follower's performance. Situational leadership is a basic supervisory tool that teaches managers how to make decisions and manage each employee, based on that individual's willingness, ability and capacity to complete a specific task. Your leaders learn how to match their leadership style to another employee's development level, positively influence that employee, more...
The CLI Leadership Academy instructor led traininggroup study and discussioncourseware : The CLI Leadership Academy: -For current leaders -For developing or high potential leaders Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning. Our custom-designed CLI Leadership Academy lets you help select the customizable training design and tools for your own unique Leadership Training Academy. Our custom-designed workshop is a dynamic more...
The Leadership Challenge : Change your leaders for the better with a program that will leave them with critical leadership lessons. We follow the book, The Leadership Challenge and use the LPI leadership assessment to help leaders learn and apply new skills. The workshop can be adapted to your timeframe and budget, and we can customize it to include your business context information.
The Leadership Challenge Program with The Corporate Learning Institute : This class is designed for current leaders, developing leaders or high potential leaders Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning. The Leadership Challenge is all about how leaders mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done in organizations. Our program combines fast-paced learning modules with exciting and stimulating breakout exercises.
The Student Leadership Development Program At The Corporate Learning Institute : This session can be offered in a full day or multiple day mini-session time frame. We will custom-design the program to fit in your time frame and budget! Prior to the program, students will complete all pre-assessments, which could include the DiSC or Myers Briggs Student Edition Work style assessments, Thomas Kilmann Conflict Indicator, the Student Edition of the Leadership Practices Inventory, and any other needed assessments.
Strategy
Culture and Change : Assessing Your Culture and Managing Change: The Denison Culture Survey Culture Assessment and Development using the Denison Culture Survey and Action Plan How are your people feeling about your organization? The Denison Culture Survey allows us to assess the values, beliefs, and practices help by people in your organization. The survey measures adaptability, involvement, mission, and consistency. Culture is the way that more...
Problem Solving : Increase Cohesion and Commitment, and Air Conflicts Productively Using a Town Hall Meeting Corporate Learning Institute has developed a new one-day mini-retreat to revitalize your organization and motivate your group to prepare you for the business year. This 6-8 hour session allows you to gather vital members of your group to have a joint conversation about their current needs and concerns. Skillful more...
Strategic Development : Mapping or Re-Mapping Your Strategic Planning: Vision, Mission, and Values A solid direction in an organization is paramount to its long-term sustainability. With direction, key goals can be achieved, productivity can soar, and people will better understand their roles in the organization. However, how do you create that plan in order to move forward? CLI helps you develop or redefine your vision, mission, and values to create a solid platform for growth and opportunities that you will face. This facilitated session will leave your organization more clear about the future than ever before.
Team Building
Build A Cabana : Learn and play at the same time! This is a customer service competition that requires your group to build a beach cabana which serves your choice of drinks and food. The activity is great for giving your group the opportunity to put their customer service skills into action. Groups build their cabanas and compete against each other to see who has created the best food, drinks, and customer service!
CLI Team Jump Start Program instructor led traininggroup study and discussioncourseware : Team Jump Start a For existing teams a For launching new teams a Designed for a shorter training timeframe a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning. This accelerated program motivates your participants to experience the feeling of being one team. We create a fast-paced learning environment to open communication, build more...
Conflict Management and Effective Negotiations workshop / seminaronline assessment : This workshop utilizes the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Indicator ® to help your workers understand their own approaches to conflict resolution. The on-line, self-scored assessment identifies their over-use and under-use of the five methods of conflict resolution. Interpretation and feedback materials help them understand the most appropriate uses for each conflict-handling mode. The five response modes in conflict situations are: Competing: High assertiveness and low cooperativeness. The goal is "to win". Collaborating: High assertiveness and high cooperativeness. more...
Corporate Adventure High Ropes : Our high ropes course is located high in the trees. It contains 12 different elements that challenge participants. High ropes are a great activity that challenges individuals and teams. Imagine your group members supporting each other through each challenge so that they achieve even their most challenging goals. Your group will leave with a new sense of confidence and collaborative potential.
Corporate Adventure Low Ropes instructor led traininggroup study and discussion : Our low ropes programs are so dynamic and fast-paced that you will wonder why some groups choose our high ropes course! Bring your group for a program that you will never forget. Our low course teaches basic team and interpersonal skills, reaffirms the value and worth of each individual, allows for vulnerability and trust, and even asks teams to commit to high standards and results. Let us develop a custom-designed program that is perfect for your group! Contact us for a proposal today.
Evening at the Improv : This workshop employs actors who show your group how to think about corporate possibilities in a new way. Our actors draw participants in to develop an improvisation which highlights your corporate challenges in a way that everyone can relate to and learn from.
Faculty and Staff Enrichment Programs : Revitalize your faculty and staff, manage conflicts and re-engage them for a great academic year with this four-hour team building session designed to optimize your staff's performance! This session is held at your location or ours and it is guaranteed to impact your staff. We link classroom discussion with application/ practice sessions to keep the session fast, fun and highly interactive. Below are sample schedules for two of our different sessions.
Gone Fishing : Fresh from Pike's Place Market in Seattle comes this high energy workshop that will re-frame your group's passion to drive excellent customer service while creating a culture of fun! The group will watch the engaging and energizing Fish! video and learn the Fish! philosophy and concepts. Afterwards, the group will participate in a series of breakout activities to let them play and learn how to apply to key concepts to work.
Have a Heart Corporate Charity Team Building Events : In these custom-designed events, teams compete to assemble items to deliver to their favorite charity. Choose to add a team building portion to your event where the groups are required to work together in order to acquire parts of the overall item through the completion of the team challenge cup (team building activities), trivia contests or mini scavenger hunts. Once all parts are acquired, team will race against the clock, and other teams, as they complete their gifts.
MBTI You instructor led traininggroup study and discussionworkshop / seminar : The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ® will allow your participants to understand their work style strengths and limitations. This half-day workshop offers participants a window into understanding their own work style as well as othersa ™ work style approaches. Key learnings will include understanding work style matches and mismatches. Participants will receive a workbook and complete an action plan.
PORTABLE ADVENTURE PROGRAMS instructor led traininggroup study and discussion : Build your community and increase interpersonal support at your location or ours CLI offers expert assistance with designing and delivering programs that target your specific needs and deliver the impact you require within your budget. THE TEAM CHALLENGE CUP: FUN SOCIAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE GAMES The Team Challenge Cup is a 2-8 hour event that allows your group to experience real teamwork. The activities that we choose depend upon the message that you want to send your group, the physical ability levels of the participants, and the location of the event. We will more...
Team Building Boot Camp instructor led traininggroup study and discussionworkshop / seminar : Send your team members to a one-day training to help them understand how to be effective team members. Team members will complete the DiSC personal profile system ® online prior to the workshop. The DiSC will help team members determine their preferred work style and collaborative approach. Key learnings will include the five practices of collaboration, how to manage conflict, getting your team out of groupthink, and completing a team action plan. The workshop includes both classroom and outdoor teambuilding sessions on our new low ropes course.
Team Golf : When was the last time your group played together to have fun while it benefited your company? This program builds camaraderie, teamwork, and project skills, while your large group designs and sets up their own golf course. Each team develops their own golf hole with a theme business issue taken from your company. The entire group then plays golf together through the course, voting in the end on the winning team!
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop instructor led traininggroup study and discussioncoursewareworkshop / seminar : This program is designed for: -For existing teams -For launching new teams Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning. About the Workshop: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Workshop is based on the New York Times best-seller, more...
The High Performance Team Building Program instructor led traininggroup study and discussioncoursewareworkshop / seminar : The High Performance Team Building Program: For existing teams For launching new teams Designed for a full day-two day timeframe This training program is custom -designed and based on your particular learning objectives. We conduct a needs assessment prior to the session, and create specific training objectives for your group.
The Team Challange Cup : The Team Challenge Cup is a series of team building activities that are fun, quick paced, challenging and thought provoking. Each activity includes custom debrief topics that are relevant to your business environment. The groups enjoy a sense of unity and camaraderie while progressing through activities that allow them to earn points. Points can be turned in for prizes or to determine the most successful team. This program can also be designed to reinforce other company initiatives or themes.
Working Better Collaboratively - the DiSC workshop / seminar : Working Better Collaboratively - the DiSC ® This workshop uses the DiSC ® personal Profile Assessment to help individuals determine their fits and misfits. The foundation of personal and professional success lies in understanding both yourself and others, and in acknowledging the impact of your behavior on others. The Personal Profile System has unlocked the door to productive communication and relationships for nearly 40 million people, with the more...
Time Management
Personal Time Management : Personal Time Management Personal time management is critical to every managera ™s success. This session provides the tools and techniques for balancing short-term reactive management with long-term proactive management. It also focuses on how to accomplish individual work, while supervising others. a Choose a half day, one or two day training format to assure the results you want in the timeline you have available. a Choose our location or the location of your choice. We bring portable activities to locations worldwide to build collaboration, interaction and hands-on learning.
training
Breakthrough Thinking Workshop instructor led trainingon-line e-learning cbt (computer based)group study and discussionworkshop / seminar : This half-day workshop will help your individual contributors or teams learn about the four steps to making innovation and creativity happen in your organization. Participants will complete the Foursight creativity assessment ® online prior to the workshop. Participants will receive a workbook and complete an action plan to ensure that their new innovation skills transfer back to work.
Rapid Learning Workshop Series : Deliver a series of classroom-based trainings in your office with our new Rapid Learning Workshop Series! 90 minute sessions focused on rapid learning of topics that matter to your organization. Workshop participants will leave each session with increased skill development, easy-to-apply job aids and tools, a stronger connection to their team, and a sense of credibility and effectiveness as an employee.
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