Leadership Series

2022 Leadership Training Series

Late Summer/Fall Online Offerings

A Six Part Series for Lead Personnel, Team Leaders, Supervisors and Future Front-Runners

This popular series is a six-day, multi-module series focused on practical skills and tools Team Leaders, Lead People, and Supervisors need to succeed in today’s complex business environment.  Skill building is accomplished through a combination of lecture, exercises, role playing, games assessments and skill checks.  The series also provides an excellent opportunity for existing managers to review, renew, and reinforce leadership skills.

Workshop Schedule

This workshop series will be held virtually. All workshops will be held online from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, with a break between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Materials will be provided in PDF format by email after registration.

08/03/2022 Leadership I
09/07/2022 Leadership II
09/21/2022 Leadership III
10/05/2022 Leadership IV
10/19/2022 Leadership V
11/02/2022 Leadership VI

Rave Reviews from Participants

“Engaging and Energetic – great instructor!”  Bibb County Government

“Love, love, love this workshop. . . can’t wait for the next session.”   Bibb County Government

“Interactive. . .  and very well versed in the materials. . . ”   GreyStone Power

“This (training) is sure to help me grow as a supervisor.”  Cemex

“These management training classes are very helpful and make us all think.”  YKK

“The entire day was very helpful.  The facilitator was very knowledgeable and kept the classed interested the whole day.”  YKK

“Facilitator was involved and animated.  He made it (training) fun and informative.”  YKK

“. . . articulate and provided a fun environment conducive to learning.”  Kaiser

“. . . presentation style and pace are perfect. . .  expertise and examples were easy to relate to, good use of group activities.”  Kaiser

Who Should Attend?

Lead personnel, team leaders, supervisors and future designated or possible promotion candidates and anyone in the precarious position of performing a job function while simultaneously leading others.

Sessions may be taken as individual workshops or combined with other series segments to fit the specific needs of attendees.

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GEA Members: $349.00 per session or $1800 for all 6 (a $294 savings)
Non-Members: $399.00 per session or $2100 for all 6 (a $294 savings)
(3% processing charge for credit card payments)

Workshop Topics

Leadership Training Part I

  • Module 1: Introduction to Leadership
  • Module 2: Coaching & Feedback
  • Module 3: Directing and Motivating Employees
  • Module 4: Communication and Relationship Building
  • Module 5: Human Resources Alphabet Soup

Leadership Training, Part II

  • Module 1: Making the Transition from Peer to Lead
  • Module 2: How to Stay Organized
  • Module 3: Planning, Conducting, and Documenting Coaching
  • Module 4: Managing Conflict

Leadership Training, Part III

  • Module 1: Employee Engagement
  • Module 2: Avoiding Discrimination and Harassment Pitfalls
  • Module 3: Selecting the Best, Developing Others
  • Module 4: Improving Internal and External Customer Service through Communication

Leadership Training, Part IV

  • Module 1: Improving Communications Effectiveness
  • Module 2: Bringing Out the Best of Every Generation
  • Module 3: Dealing With the Problem Employee
  • Module 4: Developing Trust

Leadership Training, Part V

  • Module 1: Improve Emotional Intelligence (Increase Leadership Effectiveness)
  • Module 2: Sharpen Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
  • Module 3: Understanding and Leveraging Influence in Leadership
  • Module 4: Process Improvement Fundamentals

Leadership Training, Part VI

  • Module 1: Begin with the end in mind. . . Growing Your Leadership Effectiveness
  • Module 2: Model The Way & Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Module 3: Challenge The Process; Enable and Encourage Others
  • Module 4: My Personal Road Map

Humphries Consulting, Inc.

Humphries Consulting, Inc. maintains a team of experienced and committed professionals who have gained a wealth of knowledge working in all aspects of Human Resources – both within corporations and as outside consultants.

HCI believes investment in people is key to long term organizational success. Organizations that recognize the value of developing human capital as a key competitive strategy have a distinct advantage in our increasingly challenging business environment. The HCI team has built a strong reputation for providing outstanding quality, customized services to customers through their breadth and depth of experience across areas such as Training and Development, Executive and Management Coaching, HR System and Organization Consultation, Workplace Investigations, Interim HR Coverage, Team Building, and Selection Process Development and Support.

HCI offers versatile and effective consultation and training across a wide variety of employees, from hourly to senior executives; and across a variety of industries including government, manufacturing, financial institutions, and health care.   A sample client list includes:   GreyStone Power, General Mills, Coca Cola, Kenna Metal, PTL Equipment, Pratt Industries, SAS, The Federal Reserve Bank, BB&T, Coloplast, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Kaiser Permanente, County Governments, and Sheriff’s Departments.

Meet a Few of Our Team

Keiko Humphries, Trainer

Keiko Humphries has over 25 years Human Resource experience in Fortune 500 organizations, and consulting environments. She holds certifications as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), Career Transition Counselor; and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Employee Relations.

Keiko founded Humphries Consulting, Inc. (HCI) in 2002 and has focused on providing training and human resource services to small and midsize organizations in the Southeast area – manufacturing, consumer products, healthcare, financial, electrical cooperatives, and local governments.

As an HR Professional, Ms. Humphries has worn the many hats of the HR Generalist: Executive Coach, Career Transition Consultant, Compensation & Benefits Expert, Employee Relations Strategist, Recruiting Specialist, Trainer, and Speaker. Keiko has spoken on topics such as Leadership, High Performance Work Systems, Pay, Ethics, and Productivity Tools.

Keiko was a member of the startup team for General Mills’ flagship High Performance Work System (HPWS) facility in Covington, GA.  She developed state of the art HR systems including compensation (i.e. incentive, pay for performance, skill based pay), selection, and team structures. She also worked on the development of the corporate communication strategy for the largest acquisition in the history of General Mills – making it the 5th largest consumer foods company in the world. She developed a “turn key” process guide for facility closures balancing business requirements and positive employee relations.

She has worked in both union and non-union environments – developing productive working relationships in unionized environments through creative contract negotiations and contract maintenance as well as developing long term positive employee relations strategies in non-union settings.

Ms. Humphries has diverse cultural experience and is also active in community affairs. Strengths include Executive and Career Coaching, HR Technical and Organizational Design, Project Management, Problem Solving/Analytical Skills, Change Management, High Energy, and Results Orientation. These skills and attributes, coupled with a broad base of experience assure high quality consultation.

Juandell Wilson, Trainer

Juandell Wilson is a Human Resource Professional with progressive experience in recruitment, training & development, retention solutions and change management strategies. His previous work with a diversity of industry clients such as Daimler-Chrysler, Procter & Gamble, Sprint, Northrop Grumman Corporation, MCI, Direct TV, TSA and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport included outlining business strategies; incorporating mission and business goals throughout all processes; compliance requirements of labor and regulatory laws; and implementing strategies to facilitate open communication between all employees and management. Mr. Wilson has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing form Yankton College, South Dakota.

As an HR Professional, Juandell has held the positions of Training Consultant, Human Resources Generalist, Staffing Specialist and Human Resources Director. Juandell is an astute professional who functions with the highest degree of integrity. He is an exceptional communicator able to capitalize on diverse business experiences and proficient at identifying opportunities, building relationships, reaching decision-makers and closing agreements to positively impact “the bottom line.” These qualities make Juandell a valuable Human Resources consultant as well as an incredibly effective and popular trainer.

Mark Herald, Trainer

Mark Herald has focused his career on driving shareholder value by maximizing the potential of people, with two decades of experience, driving change, coaching employees, elevating leadership, and cultivating high-performance cultures.

Mark graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a degree in Business and Economics. He then attended the University of Minnesota- Minneapolis and earned a Master of Business Administration, concentrating in Industrial Relations.

Mark began his career supporting the human resource needs of manufacturing environments for Frito-Lay, General Mills and Avery Dennison encompassing union, non-union and headquarters environments. In his final role with Avery Dennison Mark provided HR leadership for the creation of financial shared service centers in US and Europe plus supported Officer-level executive compensation and the corporation’s international assignment program.

In the past 15 years, Mark has held Human Resource leadership roles in the financial services and technology industries with companies such as Invesco, Cypress Communications, EasyLink Services, and Mblox. A veteran of M&A transaction, Mark has led HR due diligence work-streams involving all facets of Human Resources.

Mark and his family live in Atlanta, Georgia and he is active in the Atlanta community.

Cynthia Jones, Trainer

Cynthia Jones is an innovative Learning and Communications Consultant with multiple years of experience designing and delivering corporate training that enlightens, engages and inspires learners and serves as a catalyst for both professional and personal growth and development.

Cynthia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Bethune Cookman University.  She worked multiple years in the private sector for Kaiser Permanente and McKesson before entering the Consulting arena.  At Kaiser and McKesson Cynthia was a valued member of the Learning and Organizational Development team developing and delivering training.

As a training developer, she is known for her creative approach in content design; and is skilled in multiple design arenas including face to face, virtual, and self-paced/e-learning.  As a trainer, Cynthia is sought after to share her warmth and abilities in the classroom as she is adept at establishing rapport with all levels – hourly employees to senior leaders.  Training focus areas for Cynthia include Leadership & Supervisory Training; Communication & Relationship Building; Diversity & Harassment; Change Management; Team Building; Coaching & Feedback; Conflict Resolution; Workplace Wellness; Employee Engagement; and Customer Service.

Representative client quotes from training engagements:

“We not only learned some work lessons, but life lessons as well.”

“Loved the role playing.”

“…Good discussion on the challenges (dealing with employees) on cruise control…”

“Very knowledgeable…kept the class interesting.”

“…Connected well with the group….”

“Thank you! We need more of this!”