Workshops

Let’s collaborate to provide innovative training, workshops, and facilitation that will encourage productive, creative action by participants. The purpose: to ensure concrete, positive results to make the time, cost, and effort empowering. Motivation and engagement can be inspired by clarifying what everyone wants and is willing to contribute – the more specific, manageable, and viable, the better.

I’d be pleased to suggest ways for you to meet your goals as we discuss what you want to accomplish. I can also provide materials and design ideas to use and adapt for skills practice before, during, and after a program.  Examples may include the “Choose Courage” book series and my Winter 2017 book “Happiness ‘n Joy in Work.” This unique book focuses on preparing for the future of work, offers opportunities to enlist and expand abilities using the arts, and shows how to integrate readers’ complex interests, skills, and preferences to describe what they want to do.

Groups optimally include 6 to 20 participants. Costs and arrangements are determined by preparation, design, and length of workshop. The size of the group, materials, and setting, are other considerations.

Let’s explore possibilities and opportunities to make your workshop worthwhile, educational, and enjoyable. We’ll discuss your goals and how to plan your group’s next event when you contact me at 202.659.1772 or ruth@ruthschimel.com.

Groups optimally include 6–20 participants. Costs and arrangements are determined by preparation, design, length of time, size of group, materials, setting, and other matters we consider. Let’s explore possibilities and opportunities, discuss your goals, or start planning your group’s event.

TOPICS:

WORKING WELL WITH OTHERS

  • Profiting from problems(olving)
  • Use conflict to make progress
  • Making power work well for you and others
  • Building interpersonal skills, including using charm and care
  • Encouraging others’ uniqueness
  • Communicating effectively, including listening well
  • Building trust and collaborating

DEEPENING AND EXPANDING YOUR OWN PROFESSIONALISM

  • Assessing and developing management and leadership skills and abilities
  • Putting muscle into life management
  • Accessing and using your courage
  • Making expectations work for you
  • Moving beyond time management

PROMOTING AND EMPOWERING YOURSELF

  • Getting the attention you merit
  • Making heroes of yourself and others
  • Opening windows to your wisdom
  • Unfreezing your life: beyond fears of success and failure
  • Becoming yourself – fully
  • Making the most of stress

MOVING BEYOND STATIC SITUATIONS

  • Creating worthwhile collaborations in work, love, friendship, and/or play
  • Transcending silos and specializations
  • Expanding career development repertoires of helping professionals* for themselves and their clients (*psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, community and nonprofit professionals, for example)

EXAMPLES OF RECENT WORKSHOPS, TRAINING, AND FACILITATION EXPERIENCE


In addition to three years as Chief, Executive Development for the State Department as a diplomat and manager of The Schimel Lode, promoting innovation and collaboration for the public good in the DC area since 1998:

  • DC Humanities Council
  • Forty Plus
  • The McKelvey Group
  • NGP VAN
  • Washington Independent Writers
  • Cornell Alumni (DC)
  • The Dana Foundation
  • National Regional Electric Cooperative Association

Let’s explore possibilities and opportunities, discuss your goals, or start planning your group’s event.