- Full Immersion Business Simulations
- Leadership and Management Seminars and Workshops
- Managerial and Executive Coaching
- Team Building Sessions
- Mentor Programs
- Strategic Planning Sessions
Full Immersion Business Simulations
Can you make $2 billion dollars in three days? We can.
OSI’s realistic and robust business simulations emulate complete business systems. Our business simulations have been twice awarded the Excellence in Practice Citation by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).
OSI’s simulation workshops run between 3-5 days. Imagine your leaders being thrust into a real-world setting, making decisions and taking actions to manage and grow a company. Their challenge is to lead a company through 5-6 years of growth towards aggressive financial goals. The key learning objectives in these business simulations are to develop and engage their strategic competencies (Strategic Thinking, Change Agility, Business Thinking, and Financial Acumen), plus core interpersonal skills and abilities.
The competencies of Business Thinking and Strategic Thinking can’t simply be “taught.” Like most complex concepts, both are learned through cycles of experience, feedback, reflection, and experimentation. Conventional approaches to leadership development, such as workshops, lectures, and case studies short circuit this process. They sabotage learning by placing “students” in a passive role and providing them with standard answers. Instead, our simulations allow managers to lead their own learning from realistic experiences that connect directly with their business.
Leadership and Management Seminars and Workshops
OSI has developed a number of training workshops to assist leaders and managers in improving their skills. These workshops can be linked into an integrated series tailored to the organization’s management development needs. The seminars can be geared toward front line supervisors, middle managers, or executives. Selected topics include: Influence Skills, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Managing Multiple Priorities, Team Development, Presentation Skills, Talent Development, Change Agility, and Communicativeness.
Managerial and Executive Coaching
High potential mangers, new executives, or managers in new roles may require one-on-one coaching. It’s often difficult to receive that support from within the organization because of status or availability. OSI can provide a “personal trainer” with intense one-on-one feedback sessions for skill improvement.
Team Building Sessions
Teams are the basic work units of organizations. Team building can be used both in start up phases and occasionally ongoing events to revisit purpose and processes. OSI has researched high performing teams to identify and develop the critical dimensions essential for success. OSI uses the following process to facilitate team building: team diagnosis and feedback (Polaris® TEAMx), team event facilitation (team building workshops), on-going team consultation (group coaching), and innovative outdoor team experiences.
A very effective method of developing leaders is through individual coaching by seasoned members of management. OSI has helped many organizations formalize this approach. Mentors are selected and trained to provide ongoing support and coaching to high potential employees. OSI has developed a customized mentor program, Compass™ Mentor Program, based on best practice and using the Polaris® Competency Model.
Strategic Planning Sessions
The most successful organizations are clear about their mission and the strategies they will employ to accomplish that mission. OSI has developed a process to assist an organization’s strategic leadership team to engage these very important issues. As a result, the organization develops a clear focus and a plan to reach strategic objectives. This process includes mission and values clarification and validation, issues in the corporate environment (customers & competition), organizational strengths and weaknesses, and strategic issues and actions.