velocityHUB Pittsburgh Open Enrollment Training

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The Training You Always Wanted, But Never Received

Executive Academy

velocityHUB EXECUTIVE ACADEMY

Join 7 of your peers to further develop your executive leadership in a collaborative setting that allows for you to discuss your business challenges, get other local executives’ perspectives and solve real problems that impact your bottom line.

WHAT YOU GET

10 Monthly Sessions

  • Meet One Wednesday per Month, 7:45 to 9:45 am (includes coffee/tea & snacks)
  • – January 17, 2018
  • – February 21, 2018
  • – March 21, 2018
  • – April 18, 2018
  • – May 23, 2018
  • – June 20, 2018
  • – July 25, 2018
  • – August 22, 2018
  • – September 19, 2018
  • – October 24, 2018
  • Hosted at the Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Conference Room A
  • 2000 Technology Dr. | Pittsburgh | PA 15219

1 Whiteboard Session

  • 1 Onsite Session with Francois Gau, Partner, and Your Team

Program Materials

  • Receive Binder & Executive Templates Designed Just for You

Executive Certificate

  • Earn Your Certificate in Executive Leadership

Small-Group Setting

  • Limited to a Maximum of 8 Participants

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Established Leaders
  • Company Executives
  • Business Owners
  • Tech & Financial Leaders
  • Department Leaders
  • Non-Profit Executives

Executive Academy

  1. Executive Presence & Brand – Part 1
    • Learn the 7 Dimensions of Executive Presence
    • Understand an Organizational & Executive Brand
  2. Executive Presence & Brand – Part 2
    • Build an Executive Brand Plan
    • Possess Magnetism, Influence Others & Develop Charisma
  3. Strategic Planning – Part 1
    • Understand the Key Drivers of Strategy
    • Learn & Understand a Proven Strategic Planning Process
  4. Strategic Planning – Part 2
    • Develop or Improve a Strategic Plan & Implement Strategic Actions
    • Learn from Examples of Successful Strategic Plans
  5. Executive Presentations
    • Learn How to Structure & Deliver an Executive Presentation
    • Develop More Influential Presentations to Get Results
  6. Executive Speaking
    • Develop the Ability to Present Like an Executive
    • Leverage Physical Elements to Maximize Message
  7. Culture & Team Engagement – Part 1
    • Understand What Culture Is & How to Identify It
    • Learn from Good & Bad Culture Examples
  8. Culture & Team Engagement – Part 2
    • Engage Teams in a Differentiated Way
    • Teach Your Team How to Be Good Teammates
  9. Employee Management
    • Manage Employees Through the Hiring, Developing & Exiting Phases
    • Leverage Physical Elements to Maximize Message
  10. Innovative Thinking
    • Develop Innovative Ideas to Grow
    • Identify Opportunities & Develop a Plan to Take Advantage of Them
  11. Succession Planning
    • Develop a Plan for Succession in Roles or in Businesses
    • Develop Tools to Reference During a Succession Process
SIGN UP FOR $1,500 for 10 Months of Training & Whiteboard Session
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“Velocity has been coaching the LitmanGerson executive team through transformational changes, unifying the team and focusing each team member on their role to ensure organizational success. While the intended role that Velocity plays is well defined, the individual priorities of each executive frequently change. Velocity has been extremely nimble & responsive to each leader’s needs, which has been paramount to the achievement of both individual and organization goals. They provide us with an objective perspective on the challenges we face and have been instrumental in getting us over the mental hurdles that prohibit organizations from achieving greatness.”
John GERACI, Co-Managing Partner | LitmanGerson Associates
“Velocity worked with us to develop better mission and vision statements that are more indicative of what our team offers our clients. They mentored us to establish a better working environment for our employees while teaching us how to use [employee] skills as an asset for our business. Velocity brought about significant changes in our management team by empowering them to make decisions that benefit the entire organization. The company is now less owner-centric and more reliant on the management team. While we still have more to do to reach the goals we established together, we have created a winning and prosperous sales force. We have been able to surround them with a more responsive and cost-effective production team that improves our bottom line result by 10%. The most important thing Velocity did for us was to make us a more customer-centric organization.”
Gerry ROTH, President & CEO | GM Roth
“As a female executive, I felt that my lack of training and experience in presenting and communicating to large audiences was holding me back.  Working with Velocity has changed all that – he helped me develop and practice those skills with a style that was comfortable and tailored to me.  It has been a tremendous help in my career and made me a better executive for HP.”
Cathy McGRANE, Area Sales Leader | Hewlett-Packard

Emerging Leader Academy

VELOCITY EMERGING LEADER ACADEMY

Join up to 11 of your peers to further develop your leadership in a collaborative setting that allows for you to build yourself a career development plan that positions you for future promotions and for leadership opportunities within your company or organization.

WHAT YOU GET

6 Monthly Sessions

  • Meet One Wednesday per Month, 11:30 to 1:30pm (lunch included)
  • – January 17, 2018
  • – February 21, 2018
  • – March 21, 2018
  • – April 18, 2018
  • – May 23, 2018
  • – June 20, 2018
  • Hosted at the Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Conference Room A
  • 2000 Technology Dr. | Pittsburgh | PA 15219

Program Materials

  • Receive Binder & Productivity Templates Designed Just for You

Leadership Certificate

  • Earn Your Certificate in Velocity Leadership

Small-Group Setting

  • Limited to a Maximum of 12 Participants

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Emerging Leaders
  • Young Professionals
  • Analysts & Supervisors
  • Assistants & Associates
  • Team Managers
  • Managers & Young Leaders

Emerging Leader Academy

  1. Leadership Competencies & Assessment
    • Assess Strengths & Challenges
    • Set a Plan to Develop Leadership & Overcome Challenges
  2. Leader Brand Plan
    • Identify a Leadership Intent, Assets & Actions
    • Differentiate Yourself in Your Organization & in the Marketplace
  3. Leadership Theories & Styles
    • Understand Leadership Theory and Style
    • Establish Your Own Unique Leadership Style
  4. High Performance Teams
    • Build & Lead a High Performance & Successful Team
    • Learn the Team Development Process & Implement
  5. Task & Project Management
    • Utilize the velocityHUB Task Management Tool
    • Organize a Team to Be Productive & Achieve Goals
  6. Persuasive Speaking
    • Break Through Presentation Habits & Become a Better Speaker Real-Time
    • Leverage Physical Presence & Connect with an Audience
SIGN UP FOR $600 for 6 Months of Training
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“In many ways, this program was career changing. I learned that many professionals end up with an accidental career. The Velocity Performance leadership program is innovative. They helped us develop a plan to improve our leadership skills to have the careers we want. Velocity’s engagement with the class, covering a wide range of topics from creating a personal brand to management and executive presentations, was truly OUTSTANDING.”
Zach DUPREY, Assistant Vice President | The Provident Bank
“As a manager in a fast growing company it can be difficult to take the time to step back and reflect on what you are doing to make sure you are on the right path. Velocity Performance allowed for that time of reflection with thought provoking ideas on how to better lead and manage my team. This has undoubtedly made me a better manager and has prepared me to be even more successful as we continue to grow.”
Matt SORDILLO, Marketing Manager | RAPID
“I’ve taken part in a lot of private and group leadership courses and the thing that I haven’t encountered is a program that facilitates the defining of particular characteristics that are key to identifying one’s leadership style. This program does that. Knowing your style can, for better or worse, help you shift away from the bad habits and toward better ones. That’s what I’ve found most helpful about this program. Having the tools and vocabulary to make myself a better leader, not just within my organization, but in life and our community as well.”
Grant MORRIS, Founder | New Sky Productions
“Brendan Keegan imparted much wisdom that participants could take with them as they move forward in their careers. His experience working in different businesses focused on technology was relevant to us. His high energetic personality allowed him to easily connect at another level by encouraging participants to find fulfillment by developing their own vision and brand.”
Celine HECKEL-JONES, Project Manager | Alarm.com

Leadership Academy

VELOCITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Join up to 11 of your peers to further develop your professional leadership in a collaborative setting that allows you to develop your managerial skills, strengthen your ability to build a positive culture within your team or department, and better position you for the next executive-level step in your career. 

WHAT YOU GET

10 Monthly Sessions

  • Meet One Wednesday per Month, 3:00 to 5:00 pm (Sodas, Coffee, Tea and snacks included)
  • – January 17, 2018
  • – February 21, 2018
  • – March 21, 2018
  • – April 18, 2018
  • – May 23, 2018
  • – June 20, 2018
  • – July 25, 2018
  • – August 22, 2018
  • – September 19, 2018
  • – October 24, 2018
  • Hosted at the Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Conference Room A
  • 2000 Technology Dr. | Pittsburgh | PA 15219

Program Materials

  • Receive Binder & Productivity Templates Designed Just for You

Leadership Certificate

  • Earn Your Certificate in Professional Leadership

Small-Group Setting

  • Limited to a Maximum of 12 Participants

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Team Leaders
  • Business Professionals
  • Business Owners
  • Tech & Financial Leaders
  • Team Managers
  • Non-Profit Professionals

Leadership Academy

  1. Professional Leadership Brand – Part 1
    • Define & Manage a Professional Brand
    • Build Your Brand Intent
  2. Professional Leadership Brand – Part 2
    • Establish Your Brand Assets
    • Execute Brand Actions to Achieve Your Brand Goals
  3. Employee Management
    • Manage Employees Through the Employee Lifecycle
    • Develop High Performers & Coach Individuals
  4. Task & Project Management
    • Utilize the velocityHUB Task Management Tool
    • Organize a Team to Be Productive & Achieve Goals
  5. Personal Productivity
    • Manage Email & a To-Do List
    • Organize Personal Digital Workspace & Office Space for Efficiency
  6. Persuasive Speaking
    • Break Through Presentation Habits & Become a Better Speaker Real-Time
    • Leverage Physical Presence & Connect with an Audience
  7. Conflict Management
    • Leverage a Conflict Management Process in Organizations & Teams
    • Get the Desired Result from Unhealthy & Healthy Conflict
  8. Persuasive Presentations
    • Organize a Message for the Desired Audience
    • Learn the Elements of a Presentation & Implement for Your Purpose
  9. Power Networking
    • Grow Your Network to Achieve Your Professional Goals
    • Leverage Online Networking Tools for Professional Success
  10. Service Management
    • Develop a Service Mindset on Teams
    • Effectively Serve the Individuals or Groups You Are Working With
  11. Persuasive Influence
    • Leverage the velocityHUB Circle of Influence
    • Influence Situations to Achieve Your Desired Result
SIGN UP FOR $1,200 for 10 Months of Training
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“Velocity Performance was presented to us as a way to help teach, train and motivate some of our key employees and managers into becoming the best managers and leaders they can become.. And has it helped? Absolutely. While they have varying degrees of experience, each of them has learned and grown as they have progressed with Velocity. The one attribute I have seen that is very exciting is the understanding and acceptance that change is normal and often represents or signifies ensuing progress. Having a positive attitude about this one aspect (change) alone has made this leadership training well worth the investment.”
Len MORRISSEY, CFO | RAPID
“As a Vice Admiral in the Navy and HP executive, I have learned that to be a leader we must innovate. To prove innovation, we have to be in the market talking, acting and demonstrating our innovation. In our training, we focused intensely on driving our thought leadership through the communications of our senior most leaders. This is an imperative program and I truly enjoyed my entire day. The instructor understood HP, public sector, communications and personalized the training for each individual in the room.”
Pat TRACY, Segment Leader | Hewlett-Packard
“As mid-level managers, our police officers are being asked to shift their leadership skills away from supervising individuals and focus on the long-term success of the entire organization. Velocity Performance bridges that gap between law enforcement and the management of a multi-million-dollar police agency. These leadership skills will ensure that the Nashua Police Department will continue to earn the public trust, display our professionalism and develop partnerships in accordance with our mission.”
Michael CARIGNAN, Deputy Chief | Nashua Police Department