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People Empowerment Workshop Series Spring 2023

March 3 @ 8:30 am - April 14 @ 12:30 pm EST

A program for frontline leaders to mid level managers. 

Join us for this four part People Empowerment Workshop Series that will meet this Spring every other week on  March 3rd, 17th, 31st, and April 14th. Enhance the key skills necessary to effectively lead any organization’s most precious asset – its people. Strengthen your personal and professional skills through creating awareness, reinforcing learning concepts and taking action with five 1:1 personalized coaching sessions. This series includes 16 hours of interactive learning and 5 Personalized Empowerment Sessions to coach you through the workshop. 

People Empowerment Workshop Series – Session Outline:

1. Communication: Connect Through Conversations – Recognize role of emotional intelligence in communication

This course highlights to leaders that engaging the “head”—the business outcome of the conversation—is just as critical as recognizing and addressing the “heart”—people’s feelings such as being respected or appreciated. Leaders will recognize the role of emotional intelligence in success as a leader as they develop foundational leadership skills that apply to the wide range of workplace situations they must handle.

Helps leaders: • Conduct conversations that achieve the intended business goals. • Communicate and respond in ways that meet the unique personal needs of team members and others. • Recognize and react to emotions (their own and others’) present in work situations. • Use a technique to provide meaningful, supportive feedback.

Competencies developed: • Building Partnerships • Communication • Emotional Intelligence Essentials • Managing Relationships


2. Coaching: Move People Forward – Coach in the moment

In this course, leaders recognize the benefits of a growth mindset, and the insight tool measures their general orientation to how they view other’s potential to grow. They learn and practice a practical approach to coaching in the moment, in any situation.

Helps leaders: • Recognize and nurture the potential within others to grow and change. • Build a coaching relationship based on trust. • Guide, inspire, support, and empower in the moment. • Ask questions, connect at a human level, and energize into action.

Competencies developed: • Coaching • Coaching & Developing Others


3. Delegation: Engage and Empower People – Delegate comfortably and confidently

This course sets out to help leaders shift their mindset about what they can delegate and feel more comfortable and confident doing so. Learners dig into their workload to identify tasks they’d never consider delegating. They use methods for matching people to tasks they’re both motivated and capable of doing. And, they practice the delegation conversation they’ll have to ensure success.

Helps leaders: • Delegate work that they wouldn’t have before. • Identify tasks to delegate that engage, empower, and develop the team. • Match a person’s capabilities and motivations to an appropriate task. • Share work that extends the right amount of ownership and decision-making authority. • Establish clear boundaries, support, and follow-up with each delegation.

Competencies developed: • Delegation & Empowerment • Sharing Responsibility


4. Engaging and Retaining Talent – Inspire higher levels of engagement and intent to stay

This course provides leaders with a model to determine what drives each individual’s engagement, as well as methods for proactive engagement and talent retention. Participants learn how to conduct “engagement conversations” and “retention conversations.” They explore ways to offer recognition and create an engaging environment using no-cost “everyday engagers.”

Helps leaders: • Engage individuals on a daily basis. • Uncover and address what individuals need to be more satisfied and engaged at work. • Inspire higher levels of engagement by acknowledging the value people bring to the organization and showing them that they matter. • Increase the quality of conversations with people about their engagement and intent to stay.

Competencies developed: • Inspiring Others

The People Empowerment Workshop Series will be held at Catalyst Connection offices, 4501 Lytle Street, Building A, Third Floor Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Limited seating available. Use the registration link to register and confirm your attendance.

If you have any questions specific to the People Empowerment Workshop Series, please contact Joe Fetzer at jfetzer@catalystconnection.org.

About the Trainer

Joe Fetzer - Trainer for the People Empowerment Workshop Series

Joe Fetzer, Consultant Coaching & Development In his position as Consultant, Coaching & Development, Joe specializes in delivering workforce training programs to upskill talent streams and to assist manufactures with increasing their employees’ knowledge, skills and abilities.  Joe brings a proven record of success with experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.  Prior to joining Catalyst Connection, Joe held various leadership positions to include Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, supporting local economic development initiatives in the West Central Pennsylvania region, as a Senior Assessor at one of the world’s leading business consultancies and honorably served in the United States Marine Corps.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration degree and is an International Coach Federation certified coach.  He is a PhD student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Leadership and Administration PhD program.


March 3 @ 8:30 am
April 14 @ 12:30 pm
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The training will meet on the following Friday’s

March 3, 2023

March 17, 2023

March 31, 2023

April 14, 2023


Catalyst Connection
4501 Lytle Street, Building A, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15207 United States
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