Supervisors Connection is back!

Register Now for the March 24, 2021 Supervisors Connection!

What's Your Strengths-based Management Style?

Summary:  As a manager, what do you do when you focus in on the people that work for you? Think of your mental checklist as you scan for how things are going at you see any issues or problems that rise to the level where you need to say or do something? Wait, I thought you were focused in on the people that work for you? Are you looking for what they do and say that adds value and is good or (great) about their work? Strengths-based management is when you notice how people and teams are using their talents and strengths to deliver positive outcomes and impact. Being able to speak openly about the talents and strengths you see, and offer insight, feedback, and coaching that encourages the growth of these strengths and the capacity to use them more at work, is the most significant impact you'll ever have as a manager (and leader). Where do you want to spend most of your time at work: looking for employee's problems or growing their talents into strengths?

Workshop Takeaways:  

  • Understand a strengths-based engagement and performance framework and gain fluency speaking about talents.
    • See 'both sides' of workplace performance
    • Explore positive ways to discuss work expectations, and how to give feedback and coaching on talents and strengths.
    • Learn the exponential ROI of building strengths-based working relationships and partnerships on teams.
  • Build personal self-awareness by identifying talents & strengths that show up often for you, both professionally and publicly.
  • Receive resources, tools, and worksheets that you can use to start having strengths-based conversations in your workplace.

Facilitator:  Chris Soucy is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a Founding Partner of Innate Force Coaching & Consulting, a practice of leadership coaches and trainers committed to inspire and guide individuals, teams, and organizations in discovering the greatness within them and focus these strengths in ways that expand leadership, increase engagement, and improve organizational performance. 

Come to our virtual workshop to learn more.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
8:00am – 10:00am
$49.00 per workshop

Hosted via Zoom virtual meeting by our facilitator Chris Soucy.

Please register by March 17, 2021

TO REGISTER: Call: 978-236-1200 or email:

For group information, please contact:
Elaine Champagne 978-236-1206 or request information at:


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Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) at NSCC serves North Shore companies with training tailored to your business' specific goals – and delivers it at your business, on your schedule and customized to fit your business' needs. Maximize your business investment with customized training delivered by industry experts that will produce results.

We can help you:

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Corporate Training Solutions focuses on your industry sector.

CTS contextualizes training for your industry.

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From safety to design, CTS programs give your company the competitive edge. Courses for green-collar jobs include weatherization, energy audits (Building Performance Institute), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

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    • Access,Excel,Outlook, PowerPoint, Word,SharePoint, and MS upgrades

CTS is proud to serve the healthcare community by providing industry-driven training programs that keep pace with rapid changes in healthcare. Whether it's our Supervisors Connection Series or one of our customized programs designed to fit your needs, we cover the evolving, important, and sensitive topics related to the healthcare industry.

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CTS has extensive expertise working with our region's providers of hospitality services. Beyond our work with those in the travel and tourism business, such as hotels and resorts, CTS has created high-quality programs for industries such as hospitals, educational settings, and food service establishments.

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  • Leadership development
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CTS provides programs and performance improvement solutions to meet the diverse needs of the distribution, engineering, and manufacturing companies in and around the North Shore. Programs are developed in conjunction with industry professionals and can boost productivity, identify performance gaps, and improve skills. Our programs will give your company the competitive edge.

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We have you covered when it comes to improving your employees' technical expertise. CTS provides high-level trainings for individuals, employees, and employers to develop or enhance their technical skills. From computer workshops to software training to on-site customized programs, we have the experts and the curricula that form the perfect fit for your organization.

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Contact Us

Contact Corporate Training Solutions to invest in your company’s bottom line.

Dianne Palter Gill, Dean of Corporate and Professional Education Division

Dianne Palter Gill, Ed.D.
Dean, Corporate & Professional Education
Phone: 978-236-1225

Elaine Champagne, Director of Sales

Elaine Champagne
Corporate Training Solutions
Director of Sales/Workforce Development
Phone: 978-236-1206

Helene VanDernoot, Director, Business and Industry Programs / Workforce Development

Helene VanDernoot
Corporate Training Solutions
Director of Business and Industry Programs/Workforce Development
Phone: 978-236-1207

Susan Ryan

CTS Fulfillment Specialist
Phone: 978-236-1240