Target Learning Seminars
Target Learning, LLC presents

Target Thinking: Inside & Outside the Box On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

A 4 or 6-Hour Public Seminar to Help You Analyze & Implement New Information from a Critical (and Creative) Perspective

Course Description/Agenda

You will learn how to use your personal learning (and thinking) strengths to effectively generate new ideas and coordinate old information while under pressure.

Course Description/Agenda

- Do you have difficulty thinking creatively under pressure?
- Do you find it difficult to critically examine a subject for an employer or teacher?
- Do you have "blank moments" - you mentally phase out during conversations or reading?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions - relax, you're perfectly normal. In many stressful situations, our high-level thinking skills tend to become less of a priority to our brain (basic survival becomes the main priority). So why do some people consistently excel under pressure? For the most part, they have developed coping mechanisms that take advantage of their personal way of thinking. In other words, they have learned how to use their personal strengths to coordinate new and old information more effectively.

In this seminar, you will learn how to use your personal thinking style to:

  • Recognize and overcome the barriers to critical and creative thinking
  • Identify problems at work before they occur
  • Develop & implement creative (and practical) solutions to complex problems
  • Stimulate critical thinking in team members, colleagues, vendors, and clients
  • Listen for and assess key information accurately during meetings, classes, & discussions
  • Collect, analyze, and process new information using multiple perspectives

Overall, you will leave this seminar with the mental tools to see beyond the obvious, and the confidence to handle creative projects under strict deadlines.

What makes this seminar different?

Most creative thinking programs provide activities to help participants "loosen up" - ostensibly to free their minds and allow the creative juices to flow. However, these activities are always conducted in a controlled training environment - without threat of consequence. As a result, many participants quickly discover, once they are back in their normal (real-world) work environment, it is not so easy to recreate those same free-flowing creative thoughts.

In our seminar, we will show you how to use your preferred thinking style and your own unique personality to master the creative thinking process. As a result, once you leave our seminar you will be able to call upon your own cognitive strengths to quickly develop new and innovative ideas in any type of environment.

What does each seminar participant receive?

During the Seminar

A Target Learning Participant Workbook which includes:

  • All Target Learning thinking strategies
  • Step-by-step guidelines for implementing the strategies
  • Templates for note-taking to help you collect and analyze pertinent information
  • Templates to help you remain organized and on time (before, during, and after)
  • Color-coded dividers for easy reference to all the strategies

After the Seminar

TL Advisor Program: Participants will have online access to their instructor for six months following the seminar (no extra charge)

Sponsor Background:

Stephen Gexler is the Lead Instructor for Target Learning, Inc. He holds a Master's Degree in Adult Education, and a Graduate Certificate in Training Systems Development. Stephen has successfully taught contract programs at the following organizations since 1989:

Schools & Colleges

Williams College, Bowdoin College, Wesleyan University, Yale University, The Citadel, Hartwick College, Bridgewater College, Susquehanna University, De Anza College, Connecticut College, Stephens College, Choate-Rosemary Hall School, Heathwood-Hall School

Business, Non-Profit & Government

Citicorp, BF Goodrich Aerospace, U.S. Government Printing Office, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Defense, MoneyTree, Inc., Verizon, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, GMAC Financial Services, BSMG Worldwide, U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Stallion Oil Fields, ICMA Retirement Corporation, Syngenta Seeds, Inc., Padgett-Thompson, SureWest Communications, Genentech, NASA - Jet Propulsion Lab, American Hospital Administration Professionals (AHAP), Keppel AmFELS, Broadcast Worldwide, WRS-R&S, LLC, Oasis, Impact Ministries, DP Wolff, Inc., Association of South Carolina Oncology Managers (ASCOM), Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-Op (UFPC), Casino Arizona, Eagle Mountain Casino, Roebbelen Contracting

Subjects Taught

Management Skills, Leadership Skills, Team-Building, Executive Coaching, Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Business Writing, Speed Reading, Listening Skills, Memory Improvement, Customer Service, Interviewing Skills, Technical Writing, Creating a Positive Work Environment, Business Grammar, Writing Policies & Procedures, Managing Projects & Priorities, Learning Styles, Dealing with Difficult Employees, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Accelerated Learning, Time Management, Study Skills, Communication Skills

Overall, Stephen Gexler has more than 25 years of professional experience in business and academic environments.


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