Public Speaking and Presenting

Three-hour Workshop

This course is for people who have some anxiety when giving presentations, speeches, or speaking to a group of people.  It is also designed to help people who don’t have public speaking anxiety offer more powerful presentations).  The following are topics of discussion:


  • What is fear?

  • How fear affects our body?

  • Confidence

  • Skill tips

  • The power of humor

  • Risks

  • Positive thinking and self-talk

  • Relaxation techniques

Multiple exercises


Summary:  Does your heart race when you are told that you have to give a speech for a class or a presentation at work?  Do you have such anxiety over speaking in public or small groups that you would even consider taking a lower grade in a college class or even forgoing a promotion? If so, you aren’t alone.  A great deal of research shows that the fear of public speaking is then umber one fear of human beings.  But, you don’t have to let this fear control you. This interactive and fun workshop will show you how to take control and navigate your emotions before and during a presentation as well as build a rapport with the audience.  We will discuss how to minimize obstacles and how to take your skills to the next level.  Specific topics include understanding fear and how fear affects the body, the power of humor,confidence, speaking skills, audience perception, visualization, self-talk, and relaxation techniques. 

Business Etiquette

 Three-hour Workshop

  • Use basic courtesy and manners

  • Practice common business etiquette to build and maintain relationships

  • Implement practices for respecting yourself

  • Be resilient in difficult situations

  • Interact in a respectful manner with coworkers and subordinates

  • Establish positive human connections

  • Maintain relationships with strong communication skills

  • Use technology effectively

  • Incorporate the traits of successful and respected managers into daily routines

  • Balance work and personal life appropriately

Summary:  This workshop is for all levels of employees and within every occupation.  This workshop can help mitigate destructive conflict and encourage civility in the workplace.  Etiquette is a set of unwritten rules that apply to social situations, professional workplaces and relationships. In the business world, good business etiquette means that you act professionally and exercise proper manners when engaging with others in your profession.Good business etiquette is a valuable skill-set that will make you stand out from others and enhance your chances of success. 

Conflict Management

Three-hour Workshop

  • Causes of Conflict in the Workplace (Healthy and Damaging Conflict)
  • ​​Importance of Resolving Conflict
  • Methods of Conflict Resolution
  • Active Listening and Responding
  • Do’s and Don’ts with Conflict Resolution   

Multiple Exercises


Summary: Conflict is inevitable in the workplace.  Many people simply try to avoid it.  Others become frustrated because they don’t know what to do about it.  Even though you can’t see it on the financial reports, conflict is very costly.  This workshop will cover detrimental conflict and offer ideas to mitigate difficult circumstances.  Additionally, the positive aspects about conflict in the workplace will be brought to light.   

For pricing details, please contact Corporate Compass Training and Development

Emotional Intelligence

Three-hour workshop



  • Business Case for Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

  • The Brain and Emotional Intelligence – Emotional Hijack

  • How to Increase Emotional Intelligence


Multiple Exercises


Summary:  This interactive workshop is for every level of employee; however, it is most helpful for people in management positions.  It will also help prepare employees to take on leadership roles in the future.  This concept is a hotbed of activity within the corporate arena. Emotional intelligence is best described as the ability to understand and regulate your own emotions, recognize the emotions in others and help them manage their emotions, and how to make decisions based on your particular emotions.  Basically, it’s the ability to manage your emotions intelligently. This training will cover those specific areas as well as provide information on how to increase your emotional intelligence over time.  This is an insightful, fun, and very educational course for people who are looking to positively affect their overall wellbeing and professional success. 

Diversity and Perception Checking

Diversity Full Day: Six Hours                         Half Day: Three Hours

(These topics are in a full day session)

• Why Diversity Training?

• Leadership and Diversity

• What Diversity is and what it is not.

• Difference between EEO and Diversity

• Labels. Patterned Thinking.

• The Business Case for Diversity

• EEO Laws: What you need to know

• Gender Diversity at Work

• Ability/Disability

• ADA and Diversity

• Generational Diversity

Multiple Exercises

Summary: This training is for every level of employee. The full day workshop will cover all areas shown above along with several interactive exercises. A broad overview of diversity and a few exercises will be provided in the half-day session. This workshop discusses both diversity and equal opportunity but leans more toward diversity concepts because research shows that is where the real growth and development stems from. However, a great deal of litigation regarding EEO has plagued the United States for decades; therefore it’s important that employees have an overview of specific EEO laws. This training has the propensity to significantly open the lines of communication between employees and create a very powerful connection like the company has never seen or felt before. This training can also help mitigate costly legal issues.

Training Topics and Details

For pricing, please contact Corporate Compass

Teamwork and Engagement

Three-hour Workshop

This workshop is best for groups of people who already work or volunteer together. Teams become more acquainted at the “human” level. This can significantly increase the value of each other while on the job. 

Several engaging activities (multi-purpose)

  • Theoretical concepts of:  Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing
  • Everyone will complete an assessment:  What’s my Team Member Style? (Group of 20 people or less)
  • Creative brainstorming   

Multiple Exercises

Summary: This workshop is highly interactive. Several methods are used in an attempt to bring people together.  There's no question about it, this teamwork session engages employees, educates them on the theoretical concepts of teamwork…and, it’s fun!  There is also a purpose behind every activity that is completed inthis session. Your team members will know more about themselves and have a deeper sense of each other when they leave. The concepts of teamwork can be taught, however, this special workshop energizes people on a deeper level so they can take that energy back to the workplace and keep the conversation going.  People who have gone through this workshop have indicated that it has helped them in their personal life too.  This is a very powerful session.

“Lead Thyself” (One-of-a-Kind Session)

Three-hour Workshop

  • Physical Wellness
  • Mental Health and State of Flow
  • Emotional Intelligence (Emotion Management)
  • Openness and Transparency  

Multiple Exercises 


Summary:  This interactive workshop is for every level of employee - - and, it’s an important workshop to attend even if you are not in the workforce.  Additionally, this workshop will help people who want to volunteer in their community and even run for an elected office.  The premise of this one-of-a-kind workshop is that:  We must lead ourselves before we can lead others.  Dr. Brandal is currently authoring a book on these concepts and is using the theoretical base of self-directed leadership.  This interactive workshop will educate participants in the four areas listed above and how they connect to building followers. This is an introspective workshop and participants who have an open mind about growth and development will come to know themselves at a deeper level. 

Training and Development

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Customer Service with Emotional Intelligence

Three-hour Workshop

  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
  • The Customer-Centric Attitude
  • Behavioral Patterns
  • Enhancing your Empathy and Empathic Listening
  • Developing Optimism through Personal Motivation
  • Managing Stressful Situations/Conflict
  • Developing a Mantra   

Multiple Exercises


Summary:  The purpose of this workshop is to leverage emotional intelligence while working with customers.  Employees with high emotional intelligence have the ability to understand and control their emotions even in the most challenging situations.  This helps to increase sales, work more efficiently, and become stronger leaders.  Customer loyalty will depend on how a customer feels when they interact with an employee.  Emotional intelligence is a key factor in how employees connect and maintain relationships with customers. This workshop is for all levels of employees who interact with customers. 

Creativity in the Workplace

Three-Hour Workshop  

  • Why Creativity in the Workplace?     
  • Business Case Studies for Successful Creativity in the Workplace.

  • But I’m not Creative!

  • Cultural Blocks
  • Perceptual Blocks
  • Emotional Blocks
  • Intellectual Blocks
  • Idea Generation and Mind Mapping
  • Problem Solving   

Multiple Exercises


Summary:  This workshop is for all levels of employees.  Interactive and innovative workshop that helps individuals and teams develop and sharpen their creative thinking and problem solving ability. Participants will work on solving fun and challenging brainteasers and problems.  Additionally, barriers to creativity will be discussed along with how to think more creatively.  This is a very interactive workshop that is fun, educational, and insightful.  Participants can take these ideas back to their teams and use them to solve problems or for idea generation. Lastly, a connection will be made between enhancing creativity through laughter.    ​

Corporate Compass

Communication at Work

Three-hour Workshop


  • Empathic Listening

  • Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

  • Differences in Gender Communication

  • Creating an Open Culture

  • Conflict during Communication

  • The Power of Non-Verbal Communication  

Multiple Exercises

Summary:  The purpose of this workshop is to enhance the success of your staff communicating at work by providing participants with practical skills, awareness, and tools needed by employees at all levels.  A significant outcome of this workshop is that participants will have the means to better relate to each other even during difficult situations.  

Leadership/Supervisory Concepts

For frontline workers and new supervisors

 Three-hour Workshop


  • From the Frontline to a Supervisor (the transition)
  • Delegation
  • Setting Goals (for self and team)
  • Motivating Team Members
  • Corrective Action
  • Feedback
  • Develop an Action Plan to Improve Supervisory Skills

Multiple Exercises


Summary:  This workshop is for people who will become supervisors, new supervisors/managers, and can also be utilized as a refresher for people who have been in management positions for a while.  This workshop will offer participants a broad overview of some of the most important responsibilities of a leader today.  Leadership competencies are learned on-the-job every day.  However, having a new set of tools (or a renewed set) can significantly enhance a leader’s competencies and relationship building. New supervisors who attend this training will be better prepared to take on the challenges of their new responsibilities much sooner.