Practical Skills, taught by Industry Experts
Today's leaders must be different at the core—more flexible, curious, engaged and innovative. By providing dynamic leadership and executive education courses, we make it our mission to get you there. Experiential, hands-on training courses feature critical skills for executives, leaders, and managers.
At Bixa, we focus on practical skills that make a difference in your organization. Our action-based content is seeped in a deep understanding of the challenges faced by today's leaders, and the experiences of everyday customers. Our course offerings are developed by teams of practitioners, subject matter experts, and instructional designers. We pride ourselves in constantly updating and honing each course so that every learning experience prepares you to maximize your organization's efficiency, productivity and impact with the most up-to-date material.
Our courses are designed to deliver the optimal balance of theory, real-world case studies, and hands-on practice for a combination of learning styles. This approach means you can be confident that you are building a strong foundation. At the same time, our solution-based approach sets you up for practical success, with take-home materials packed with tools, templates, checklists, and forms you can immediately use with your team.
Below is a listing of popular courses. We can also build custom courses for your needs.
Our flagship leadership course develops managers into conscious leaders who can inspire and foster transformation in their organization. Conscious leaders bring out the best in those around them. Transform your leadership style to boost engagement and drive impact.
This hands-on workshop facilitates a strategic vision for your organization, your product, your website, or anything else. At the end of the day you'll have created a vision statement that you will be able to use as a north star, guiding your future business decisions.
Effective team development begins with understanding how the team operates as a unit. This 1-day workshop is for a 3-15 person team. It utilizes the Group Dynamic Profile (GDP) in conjunction with individual Personalysis® assessments to build awareness of team strengths and develop strategies for team opportunities and accomplishments. This workshop facilitates the creation of a team action plan to enhance interactions with each other. Whatever the team's state, this workshop is valuable in strengthening team cohesion and planning for increased team effectiveness.
Brainstorming & Lean Facilitation
Based on lean principles, this hands-on course provides a toolkit of creative strategies for getting groups to brainstorm then refine new, innovative ideas to develop the best workable solution. In addition to leaving you with tactical strategies, we will show you how to motivate a group, build consensus, manage dysfunction, maintain focus, generate ownership and inspire action in others.
Conflict & Courageous Conversations
In this course you will learn about your conflict style through the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) assessment tool, and learn to detect and interact with the conflict styles of those you work with.
Self Awareness Courses
Happiness at work has to do with identifying your personal values, and aligning them with what you do. Leaders and employees who go through this 1-day workshop emerge transformed, with an awareness of self purpose — and knowledge of how to implement this within the organization.
Everyone talks about work-life balance but hardly anyone has it. That’s because it’s the wrong goal. In a highly interactive workshop utilizing Life GPS®, a proven self-management tool from Scott Eblin's best-selling book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative, we’ll teach your people how to follow through on a better goal — living life at their best. This course should follow the Personal Values course.
Meyers-Briggs: Know Your Type
Boost team effectiveness and collaboration by identifying and understanding each member's personality preferences. Compliments the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment.
The Life GPS® and Myers-Briggs courses listed above are both supported by complimentary assessment tools. Learn more about all the assessments we offer, including self-reporting assessments, 360-degree tools, and organizational culture profiles.
Experience Strategy Courses
UX Fundamentals Bootcamp
This 3-day User Experience (UX) Fundamentals course will introduce you to basic best practice research and UX skills needed to bring a human-centered approach into your work, and prepare you for a certification exam.
Personas In Action
Personas help your business see through their customers' eyes in order to create true value. In this 1-day workshop, learn from UX experts about personas, and create them for your organization. This workshop kicks off a customer-centric transformation for your organization: faster development, better quality products, more cohesive teams, and designs that make a real difference to customers.
If you aren't talking to your customers early and often, you are at risk of building irrelevant products, wasting time and money, and going nuts dealing with needless wheel-spinning. Identifying top tasks on your website and then watching users try to complete them is the most effective and efficient way to uncover usability problems. This course will empower you to conduct small scale, iterative usability tests, without a fancy lab. You'll learn the pros and cons of moderated and unmoderated user testing techniques, and in-person versus remote usability testing. By the end of this 1-day course, you'll be able to facilitate sessions, develop test plans, analyze data, and present findings.
There’s a secret that lies at the heart of today’s most successful tech methodologies: Lean UX, Agile, Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Human Centered Design, and beyond. It’s the human connection. In the vast majority of business today, your success is directly related to how well you can connect and engage with others; how well you can listen and add value. This 1-day hands-on course will teach you Lean UX skills and strategies that you can take back to your team immediately. Inspire your team to get to know your customers. Build better experiences, faster.
Social Media Strategy
Successful social media strategies involve far more than signing up on Twitter and sharing articles. In this one-day workshop, you'll learn how to create a robust social media strategy to help guide your efforts in a systematic way. You will identify the audiences you're trying to reach online, map their social media journeys, and pinpoint thoughtful ways to engage them in conversation. This workshop will also provide the structure to brainstorm your key differentiators and craft compelling messaging. We'll discuss the pros and cons of varying platforms, the importance of matching tone and brand, and when to listen versus publish. By the end of the day, you'll have a robust written strategy which includes a weekly content calendar to help you get started.
Content Made Easy
Content is one of the four key indicators of a positive user experience online. This 1-day course will teach you the basics of how people read online, then work with your team to develop a writing style for your digital experiences that speak to readers' needs and ensure that your content is clear. We'll discuss when and how to encourage conversations with customers, what the best grade level is for your writing style, how to tell stories online, and how to optimize for search engine rankings. Explore content that goes far beyond words as well: images, videos, infographics, slideshows, webinars, polls, surveys, quizzes, and more!
How often do you want your customers just to click that button? Buy that product? Stay on that page? We like to think of ourselves as logical when we’re online, yet 95% of our decisions are unconscious. This course shares how to weave cognitive psychology concepts into your digital experiences. Steal these persuasive triggers to boost engagement, conversions, leads, and even delight.
Tactical MANAGEMENT COURSES
Introduction to the Agile manifesto and mindset, and key agile concepts including adaptive planning, value-driven development, progressive elaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement.
This course is a deluge of project management information, designed for experienced project managers looking to achieve a PMP Certification.
Our leadership and team-based courses are often supported by assessment tools. We offer a range of assessments, including self-reporting assessments, 360-degree tools, and organizational culture profiles. Our assessment tools >
Training + Coaching = Power
Our courses are designed to compliment our leadership and executive coaching services. Coaching is one of the most powerful tools we have to drive impact, within an organization and externally. Our goal is to give you the momentum you need for success and impact. We're so confident that you'll see a immediate personal and leadership transformation from coaching that with each training, we offer a complimentary 30-minute one-on-one coaching session. You're here. You're ready. Let's do this.