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Upcoming Classes & Trainings

Couples Workshop: February 9-11, 2018
Educational Perception Camp: June 18-22, 2018
Group Wizardry: June 25-29, 2018
Perception Camp: TBA
From Cat Herding to Facilitative Leadership: TBA

Business and Corporate Classes & Trainings title bannerThese are workshops and seminars that are open to all interested in developing and strengthening their communication skills.

Charisma — The Art of Relationships

Improve your leadership skills and manage difficult personalities.

Why do some people seem to attract attention when they walk into a room?

By identifying specific attributes that create charisma, Michael offers new and exciting non-verbal techniques in this training from his book Charisma—The Art of Relationships.

Course objectives: This course gives you concrete ways to use non-verbal techniques and group dynamics to benefit everybody you interact with — especially yourself!

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary. Available for practicum credit.


Charismatic Leadership Certification

Transform yourself into THE leader others want to follow. Successful, charismatic leaders have a deep understanding of the individual and group behaviors of leaders and followers.

Hand drawing orange arrow as trend leader with many white arrows as follower

Learn how to look intelligent and handle difficult situations.

Course objectives: This program provides you with an in-depth understanding of both leaders and followers, while preparing you to apply what you learn to both your personal and professional worlds.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary for basic certification. Advanced certification requires that you complete basic certification first.

Group Wizardry

A five-day interactive workshop on group communication techniques. The last day includes an opportunity to get personal coaching on DVD from Michael Grinder.

Course objectives: Five days of interactive learning and practicing the latest innovations with Group Dynamics, Presentation Skills, and Behavioral Coaching.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.

Group Dynamics Certification

The New Science of Presenting to a Group. This is an intensive and comprehensive training. Over the duration of the training, you will be completing weekly competencies and documenting your skills with video coverage.

Course objectives: Each session includes interactive work that will build the skills indispensable to any kind of group work: successful meetings, training sessions, presentations, and facilitation.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary. Even if you are a seasoned presenter, this is new material.

How Not to Get Shot! – The Culture of Influence

“Nobody likes the man who brings bad news.”

One of Michael Grinder & Associates’ most popular seminars and keynote addresses.

As messengers, how do we convey factual information – that is often interpreted as negative by the others – without becoming associated with their reaction to the message?

Course objectives: Our goal is to preserve the relationship while delivering the news. Eight components make up this exciting seminar.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.

In-House Corporate Trainings and Coaching

Do you need a little help to steer your corporate culture, motivate your employees and in general create a stronger, more creative workplace?

Our professional coaches train you and your management personnel to do accurate peer observation and give high-quality specific feedback.

Educational Classes & Trainings title bannerMichael Grinder and Associates is committed to bringing the most current, cutting-edge information to the educational community. We also offer specific educational classes and products for Trainers and Administrators. Look below to see the ENVoY® workshops and seminars that we offer for school districts, individual schools and teachers.

ENVoY: Your Personal Guide to Classroom Management

ENVoY®, the name given to the system of non-verbal techniques presented in this training, will improve classroom climate, enhance student productivity, and decrease the level of staff burnout.

Quote: These strategies enable teachers to spend more time teaching, and less time managing.

Course objectives: Teachers that utilize the full range of non-verbal management skills are able to reinforce consistent and fair parameters while preserving their relationship with each student, regardless of unique learning styles or cultural backgrounds.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary. While the program is open to anyone, it is intended for educators. Available for practicum credit.

A Cat in the Doghouse

A Cat in the Doghouse: Establishing & Understanding Classroom Relationships will give you a basic understanding of behavioral styles from high accommodators (i.e., dogs) to low accommodators (i.e., cats).

The techniques and tools Michael shares will transform your classroom into a more humane society.

Management by power just doesn’t work with our hard-to-reach (cat) students — with this training you will learn what does work to create a happier, safer classroom.

Course objectives: Develop your charisma in the classroom. Learn to form relationships based on influence instead of power.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary. While the program is open to anyone, it is intended for teachers who work with adolescents, kinesthetic-oriented students, at-risk pupils and talented/gifted learners. Available for practicum credit.

A Healthy Classroom – Group Dynamics in the Classroom

A Healthy Classroom is designed to help teachers understand one of the hardest management situations they will face — grappling with both the individual and the class at the same time.

Course objectives: This course combines classroom management theory with implementation. This course will give you concrete ways to use group dynamics to benefit everybody in your classroom — especially you!

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.

How Not To Get Shot Program for Administrators

One of Michael Grinder and Associates’ most popular seminars and keynote addresses.

Our goal is to preserve the relationship while delivering the news.

As administrators,  we have to convey factual information that is often interpreted as negative by the others.

Course objectives: The goal is to preserve relationships while delivering other than positive news. Eight components make up this exciting seminar.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary.

Train the Trainer

Research shows that the training room isn’t where habits are solidified. Our train-the-trainer program functions on an accelerated-learning model.

We are inadvertently in love with the Influence of power. And we need to be in love with the Power of Influence.

Course objectives: Eight to twelve ENVoY® graduates are trained. They take turns presenting skills to up to 40 participants for a two-day program. These same trainers immediately present a second two-day program to a new set of up to 40 participants.

Prerequisite: ENVoY® program graduate.


Plus we offer In-Your-Classroom Coaching

A powerful process developed by Michael Grinder to give direct and concentrated feedback for individual teachers and schools to increase their effectiveness in classroom management using influence, not power. During the process, the coach observes processes and interactions within the classroom and provides non-judgmental sensory specific feedback. Call 360-687-3238 to learn more about In-Your-Classroom Coaching.

Personal Development Classes and Training title bannerPerception Camp

Know ahead of time what is likely to happen in a group setting.

Learn to see the world with the insights that Michael has – imagine seeing and understanding people with the same skills that Michael uses every day to teach leaders around the world. Perception Camp is different than anything you’ve ever been to, including Michael’s other trainings.

Course objectives: Michael pulls back the curtain and shows you the simple step-by-step Process Of Perception, sitting side-by-side with you, coaching you on EXACTLY how to turn all your communication skills, group dynamics and non-verbal knowledge into MAGIC!

Prerequisite: Group Wizardry program graduate or familiarity with the Group Wizardry concepts. See the full page for more details.

See Me Training – Profiling an Individual

Do you sometimes get caught being reactive and wish you could be proactive?

With the ability to truly see others, you automatically have cooperation and collaboration. Profiling is the artistic level of your professional development.

Course objectives: By the end of this concentrated weekend program, you will use your perception and thinking skills beyond what many of us are trained to observe and understand.

Prerequisite: Group Wizardry program graduate or familiarity with the Group Wizardry concepts. See the full page for more details. 

To Love… To Honor… To Negotiate…

This is your invitation to commit to the ultimate long-term relationship gift and re-treat yourself to a romantic weekend in scenic Oregon!

Leave daily stresses behind as you rejuvenate yourselves.

Discover the magic of appreciation, healthy communication, laughter and life together in this one-of-a kind getaway.

Course objectives: Couples attend as a unit.  This a non-therapeutic weekend – come with a desire to laugh, learn and love.

Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary. 

Surviving Your Teen’s Adolescence

“Announcement: In case of turbulence, put your oxygen mask on before assisting your child.”

For you to raise a confident and resilient teen, you have to take care of yourself to successfully be able to assist your adolescent. These concepts will steady yourself so you can guide your teen’s navigation of their own turbulence.

Course objectives: Understanding how your teens are victims of the “hormonal body snatchers.” Having a sense of what is normal and abnormal stress. Strategies for when you feel sorry for yourself. When to use power and when to use influence with your teen . Increase your ability to predict to reduce surprises and be proactive. Recognizing effective and ineffective amnesia. Avoiding the hooks of escalation. Discovering the lost art of ignoring.

Arguing with a teen is like mud-wrestling with a pig – you both get dirty, but only one of you enjoys it.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this non-therapeutic program.

Spiritual Facilitation

Although I was in the seminary for only two years, I have spent a lifetime of enjoying giving to others. Every year, I offer a one-to-three-hour complimentary seminar on Spiritual Facilitation for 25 or more ministers who counsel individuals as part of their ministry. Ministers will learn a simple process for helping people grow spiritually without inadvertently increasing their guilt. The process includes a gentle, effective format that they can use to help people deal successfully with similar troublesome situations in the future.

Contact our office at (360) 687-3238 for more details or to set up a seminar.