Effective Interactions offers a number of programs and can be engaged
to develop customized programs should the standard programs not
precisely match client needs. Generally, programs comprise either
seminars designed for delivery to a large audience or gathering, or
individual or small-team executive coaching. The former
exposes a large group to the core concepts of Dr. Kahwajy's theories
and often provides a good starting point for more in-depth engagements.
Executive coaching provides
personalized interaction and can be tailored to specific issues
and situations being confronted by individual managers, but must be
limited as to the number of managers reached. Many clients combine
these approaches and arrange for introductory seminars and follow that
with executive coaching for key decision makers.
Seminars typically entail 10-30 people spending a day learning how
to apply Dr. Kahwajy's theories of interaction. Multi-day seminars
can be arranged if more in-depth training is desired initially. The
content of these can vary depending upon client preferences, but the
standard syllabus would emphasize techniques for improved interpersonal
interaction and leadership.
Dr. Kahwajy's standard executive coaching engagement focuses on
understanding a manager's or team's situation and challenges and
then applying leadership and communication theories and experience
to improve outcomes. This begins with a day-long examination and
introduction to Dr. Kahwajy's theories of interaction with particular
emphasis on actual challenging interactions (past or present) facing
The manager or team learns how to interact more effectively by discussing
challenging situations with Dr. Kahwajy and evaluating and considering
possible strategies. Through weekly follow-ups over the next quarter,
Dr. Kahwajy provides continued feedback and helps address new situations,
gradually developing an ability to interact and communicate more effectively.
These engagements can focus on one or more individual managers or
be applied more broadly throughout a particular management team.
Dr. Kahwajy is happy to consider keynote addresses to select audiences.
Such addresses typically provide thought-provoking introductions to
thinking about leadership, negotiation, innovation, and diversity within
organizations and emphasize the larger dynamic of how to enhance these
areas through more effective interpersonal interactions. Effective
Interactions' other tagline--"If you get the people part right, nothing else
matters!"--isn't absolutely correct (we have to make a point!), but
its truth is far closer than most suspect. Be prepared for an exciting
and thought-provoking keynote!