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For the past 20 years Brad has brought over 160 products to market, working in both the consumer and enterprise software industries, and as the publisher of Parrot Audio Books and Groundbreaking Press. Every project begun, was completed; the term "vaporware" is not in his vocabulary. During this time not a single team member quit prior to the completion of the project ... this is what Brad calls employee retention.

Now, you can learn the secrets of creating, managing, and retaining exceptional teams from the master himself. Brad uses stories to teach, inspire, and change individual attitudes and beliefs. It is for this reason that you can be sure that your organization will benefit greatly by the growth your team members will experience in one of his workshops; spending a day with Brad Fregger is a learning experience that your people will not soon forget.

All of Brad Fregger's workshops are custom designed for your organization. He doesn't do this so you'll feel special, he does it so they'll be successful and have a direct impact on your organization, your people.

Please contact our Agent Partners to schedule one of Brad's workshops for your organization.

Workshop List

Effective Leadership, Management Workshop
Effective Leadership, Executive Seminar
Effective Negotiations
Effective Negotiation, Executive Seminar
Using Stories to Change Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceptions
Hiring Exceptional People
Effective Presentation Skills

Effective Leadership - Management Workshop

This program, based on Brad's book, "Get Out of the Way! You'll never manage yourself to great leadership," is the foundation of his management training efforts. An expert in effective leadership, in building and leading technical teams, Brad shares his knowledge and experience in the successful creation of teams that are motivated to their full potential. Highly motivated, exceptional teams tend to accomplish difficult tasks, meet critical objectives, and finish projects on time and on budget. Your managers will learn how to select the right people, communicate effectively, resolve conflict and misunderstandings quickly, and motivate the team to a successful completion of every project.

"Brad's experience in both training and product development is highly unusual. This is a powerful combination."

Lee Moczygemba, President American Training Associates International

Length: Three or five days

This three- or five-day workshop is also available as a one-day seminar.

Additional information concerning the Effective Leadership Seminar/Workshop.

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Effective Leadership, Executive Seminar

This seminar is designed for your executives who have managers attending the Effective Leadership Management Workshop. Other executives who want to increase their knowledge concerning effective teams may also attend. The seminar gives an in-depth overview of what is learned in the workshop. In addition, your executives will learn of behaviors that can erode commitment and de-motivate team members, gain understanding regarding the time/resource equation, and increase their knowledge of the skill of "cue sensitivity" and its importance.

"Our management programs deal with exceptional teams; creating , managing , motivating, and retaining them. Every company in business today will need to seriously consider the effective leadership alternative. Those that insist on managing the traditional way, will be left behind to wonder what happened."

Length: One day

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Effective Negotiations

Using the basic principles found in his book, "Get Out of the Way! You'll never manage yourself to great leadership," in this workshop Brad facilitates the process by which your managers learn how the most effective negotiators are effective leaders. He demonstrates that Leadership Principles and sound Negotiation Practices are closely linked. One of the most surprising insights from this seminar is the realization that when a master negotiator is involved, you often don't even realize that a negotiation is going on. This workshop is designed for managers who want to dramatically increase their skills and knowledge in negotiation, and its twin, conflict-resolution.

"We most often think of negotiation as being the process by which you get the best price. This misses the point completely. In one sense an effective negotiation is a long-term relationship that provides you with your best chance to consistently get done what needs to get done, on time, and, at the right price; but, remember, at one level or another, you're always negotiating, and it isn't always for price."

Length: Two or three days

This two- three-day workshop is also available as a one-day seminar.

Additional information concerning the Effective Negotiations Seminar/Workshop.

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Effective Negotiation, Executive Seminar

This seminar is designed for your executives who have managers attending the Effective Negotiation Workshop. Other executives who want to increase their knowledge concerning effective negotiation may also attend. The seminar gives an in-depth overview of what is learned in the workshop. In addition, your executives will learn of behaviors that can erode commitment and de-motivate team members, gain understanding regarding the time/resource equation, and increase their understanding of the importance of "collaborative negotiation."

"Positive long-term results are critical to an organization's ultimate success, this only happens with effective negotiations that are collaborative in nature."

Length: Half day

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Using Stories to Change Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceptions

Based on his book, "One Shovel Full - Telling Stories to Change Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceptions," Brad shares his techniques for creating and effectively using life stories and fables to effect change in organizations and individuals. In the workshop version of this program, every participant identifies a life situation that could be helped through the techniques discussed, and then develops a story that has the potential of bringing about the desired change. The participant than practices the delivering of the story, which is recorded and then critiqued.

"The importance of storytelling to help bring about change is often underrated. It is especially important as organizations attempt to adjust to the continually changing environment of the modern age; where acceptance to change cannot wait, when the organization must move forward or die."

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Hiring Exceptional People

Brad teaches the process and skills necessary to hire effective people. It is especially helpful to gain understanding of the goals, what you want to achieve during the interview. Brad focuses on the power achieved through different styles of interviewing and how those styles can be used to their greatest advantage. In the workshop version of this program, every participant does a "real-life" practice of an interview that is recorded and then critiqued. This type of practice is invaluable in honing personal interviewing skills and shorting the time that it takes for the individual to become an extremely effective interviewer.

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Effective Presentation Skills

In today's business environment, nothing happens without a presentation. There are presentations for management, presentations for team members, presentations for partners, presentations for investors, presentations for clients, etc. etc. etc.. Training in this area can greatly increase the individual's potential and effectiveness. Brad focuses on the acceptability of different styles of presentation and how those styles can be used to their greatest advantage. He also trains engineering professionals to make dynamic, easy to understand presentations to non-technical audiences. In the workshop version of this program every participant makes a presentation that is recorded and then critiqued. This type of practice is invaluable in honing personal interviewing skills and shorting the time that it takes for the individual to become an extremely effective interviewer.

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