Switzer Associates provides customized team building workshops and leadership training. Our team building workshops are generally customized to the needs of the organization. The process typically starts with interviewing the senior leader, followed by conducting a tailored online assessment. The information collected is used to develop a proposed strategy for a workshop. Once approved, the materials are assembled, and the workshop is conducted. This process has been very effective in helping teams improve their performance.
We are proponents of conducting leadership training with the entire leadership team. The benefit of this approach is the workshop serves to create a common leadership framework and language for the entire team. Each workshop can be tailored to the organization. We’ve repeatedly seen leadership team training as an effective workshop that benefits organizations in the most impactful ways.
We often conduct training in-person, but have two online classes, and have taught remotely as well. The two online classes are Coaching for Performance Improvement (4 hours) and Developing High Performing Teams (8 hours).
The following is a partial list of classes available. We also provide customized leadership training solutions. Call us to discuss your needs and challenges of your organization. We would love to customize the team building workshop to take your team to the next level. Are you ready to get started?
- Developing High Performing Teams
- Leading Effective Organizational Change
- Strategic Leadership
- Understanding Behavioral Styles
- Upward Leadership
- Recruitment and Retention of Staff
- Coaching Skills for Managers
Here’s what past clients are saying:
Merle Switzer has lead our firm retreats to build teamwork in our firm. I would definitely recommend Switzer Associates for anyone in business who is working on developing strategies that provide for growth, better opportunities for employees, and who is looking for overall balance in both their business and personal lives.
- Kriss Mann, Partner, Mann Urrutia Nelson CPA
I contracted with Dr. Switzer to conduct a Leadership and Team Building course for my Command Team. Prior to the class, Dr. Switzer and I had several conversations about our team needs, the teams background and experience levels, course expectations and desired outcomes. With this information Dr. Switzer customized the course for our team. The class was outstanding and Dr. Switzer provided our team with several tools and exercises that we continue to use today. If you are looking for Leadership Training and Team Building from someone who has a strong background in Public Safety I highly recommend Dr. Switzer.
- Sean Slamon, Fire Chief, Modesto Fire Department
Dr. Merle Switzer’s coaching of my leadership team collectively and individually has been an incredible blessing and brought results. Merle provides specific and tangible resources to equip, encourage and empower my key leaders to exceed in their performance goals by applying proven methods of leading their respective teams. After their sessions with Merle, they were highly motivated in areas where they were previously discouraged. They and I attributed to Merle’s leadership coaching. I would highly recommend Merle and the leadership solutions he provides.
- Jenny Williamson, Founder/CEO, Courage Worldwide, Inc.
I am pleased to write in support of your outstanding leadership services. Over the past 12 years, at three different police agencies, you have provided leadership and coaching Team Building Workshops (TBW) for me and my teams on at least an annual basis, and often times more. You have been instrumental in helping us develop our department’s vision and values, set goals, and identify ways to improve how we work together as a team. Most importantly, you have helped me navigate three different police cultures through change and setting standards to be the best version of ourselves in municipal government.
Most recently, with my current agency at Costa Mesa PD, I have worked with you and my teams to collaborate on three different occasions to include: Executive Team Building Workshops and a Supervisory Team Building Workshop. You have facilitated Team Building assessments and department-wide surveys, which assisted us in strategic planning discussion and goal setting. With your guidance, we participated in a 360-evaluation process, something you have assisted me with at all three cities for supervisors and managers. I could not be more pleased with the services and the partnership you have provided me and our agencies over more than a decade of working with you.
In conclusion, I give Dr. Switzer my highest recommendation and would be pleased to speak with anyone who has questions. In my experience, he is the very top of all leadership and coaching agencies available. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Chief Ron Lawrence, Citrus Heights Police Department
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