Blue Ridge MountainsThe Jefferson Institute offers short courses for companies that want to help their employees reach their full potential. As a training coordinator or training specialist, you know that your employees are your company’s greatest asset and that training is an investment in their future success and the success of your business. We offer a range of courses not only for supervisors and managers who need to improve their leadership skills, but also courses in time management and team building that all employees can benefit from. These courses are taught by the owner of the Jefferson Institute, Tony Singleton, a vivacious trainer with a good sense of humor and twenty years of training experience in the Middle East. All of these courses involve a great deal of audience participation, so come prepared to share your knowledge and experiences with us!

Creative Problem Solving 3 days Contact us for the price.
  This course focuses on innovative ways of analyzing a situation and breaking it down into smaller components so as to isolate the problem and ultimately solve it. Course participants will be required to take an active role by engaging in group activities that rely on their real-life work experiences.
Time Management 3 days Contact us for the price.
  Are you always late for work in the morning? Do you sometimes make a grand entrance to meetings fifteen minutes after it has begun? Have your friends threatened to abandon you because you constantly show up late for social engagements? Being late is a pattern that you establish, and at a certain point, it becomes comfortable. This course will show you how to break that pattern and introduce a consistent routine into your life that will get you back on track and become punctual on a regular basis.
Employee Motivation 4 days Contact us for the price.
  Are you a manager who has struggled to motivate his employees? This is certainly a reality that many managers face in companies where there is a high level of job security. In these companies, motivating your staff can be a real challenge, but there is hope. We offer a variety of ways to accomplish this during this four-day course.
Interpersonal Skills and Office Politics 4 days Contact us for the price.
  The diversity of personality types that are represented in your staff should be seen as something positive. The fact that not all personality types work well together doesn’t have to be a deal breaker in your organization. As a manager or supervisor, this course will help you gain the skills required to identify your employees’ strengths and weaknesses and to make them productive members of the team. As an employee, you will learn how to deal with your colleagues in a positive way and to make the workplace a drama-free zone.
Team Building 4 days Contact us for the price.
  As an effective manager, you need to delegate the work that has to be done in your department. As part of delegating this work, you need to have a team of staff members who can work together harmoniously. This course will give you the strategies required to build a productive team.
The Power of Positive Thinking 5 days Contact us for the price.
  Can you achieve your goals by positive thinking? Absolutely! Your thoughts generate either positive or negative energy, and this energy determines how you live your life. This course explores some of the ideas that Napoleon Hill put forth in his bestseller, Think and Grow Rich. Some of the words of wisdom that he offers the reader are the following:

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.

This course will make you look at yourself in a different light and will give you the steps required to be the person you’ve always dreamed of being.

Leadership Skills 5 days Contact us for the price.
  This course is intended for those in leadership positions such as school principals, department managers and small business owners. We will explore the major attributes of leadership and analyze the profiles of great leaders and apply this knowledge to our own lives to reach our full potential as leaders.
The Habits of Highly Effective People 5 days Contact us for the price.
  This course was inspired by the bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, by Stephen Covey. In order to achieve your goals in life, you have to be proactive instead of reactive in your daily life. You possess the ability to make things happen, but this requires moving from dependency on others to independence. This course will give you the necessary tools to make it happen!