Professional Development Workshops

Good things come to those who learn.

With our curriculum of Professional Development workshops, you’ll sharpen the skills and build the leadership competencies you need to accelerate your career and move your organization forward.

From change management techniques to communication strategies to a full suite of leadership development workshops, we have you covered with dozens of two-hour virtual instructor-led private sessions for 20 people.

Why Competencies?

We understand that the success of any organization is dependent almost wholly on the effectiveness of its personnel. So we made it our mission to empower people with the skills, knowledge, and proficiencies they need to perform most effectively and efficiently in any job or professional situation.

By organizing our methodology around competency groups, we make it easier for individuals and HR professionals to focus their efforts on targeting the areas of growth that will have the greatest impact – both for individuals and organizations.


Benefits of Competency Workshops

  • Private corporate training*
  • Training for 20 max
  • Two-hour short courses
  • Focused agenda covering 1-3 skills
  • Virtual instructor-led training in real-time
  • Group breakout rooms
  • Interactive dialogue featuring 1-3 tools
  • Distributed learning
  • Available upon request
    • Value-add supplements (i.e. job aids, facilitator summary)
    • Masterclass training (i.e. deep-dive sessions, industry-specific experience)

Schedule Private Workshops

As every organization is unique, we are always ready to customize a program that’s perfectly tailored to meet your specific needs. So if you don’t see something that’s just right, let’s talk. We can customize programs that works for you.

10 Core Competencies

Our Professional Development curriculum is comprised of 10 core competencies and is designed to enlighten and train people in the full spectrum of abilities needed to succeed in today’s modern and evolving workplace.

* Springhouse collaborates with Learnit on the facilitation and delivery
of this catalog of private Professional Development workshops.

Professional Development Core Competencies

The Professional Development curriculum is comprised of 10 core competencies and is designed to enlighten and train people in the full spectrum of abilities needed to succeed in today’s modern and evolving workplace. Custom workshops can also be developed.

Collaboration & Teamwork

Collaboration and teamwork are needed for a group to work effectively together toward a common goal. This competency contains a mix of interpersonal, problem solving, team building, and communication skills.

“Talent wins games, but
teamwork and intelligence win championships.”

Michael Jordan


of business mistakes are due to poor communication. [Gartner, Inc.]

Communication & Presentation Skills

Strong communication and presentation skills are essential in today’s dynamic workplace. Competent communicators are persuasive, diplomatic, effective, and engaging.

Customer Experience

This competency outlines the what, why, and how behind creating a customer-centric culture and the skills necessary to effectively manage sensitive situations. When customers have a good experience, they are more likely to trust, revisit, and recommend the organization or internal team.


Companies that lead in customer experience outperform laggards by nearly 80%. [Forrester]

“Critical thinking isn’t just a good skill to have –
it is a requirement for people to thrive in
our increasingly global and fast-paced world.”

Helen Lee Bouygues

Executive Director, Reboot Foundation

Decision Making & Thinking

This competency trains people to consider the questions they are answering, the information they have at hand, and their organization’s values when solving emerging problems. Individuals will learn how to avoid psychological traps and biases and utilize proven structures and techniques to take charge of thinking so that they can demonstrate thoroughness and move toward decisive action.

Learning & Development

Learning and Development competencies revolve around all aspects of needs analysis, solution discovery, learning programs development, delivery of those programs, and then tracking their effectiveness.

“Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

Peter Drucker

People Manager

People managers directly manage, supervise, and ultimately affect the largest group in the workforce. As such, they are called upon to display a wide range of skills that revolve around communication, supervising, nurturing, conflict resolution, strategic agility, and emotional intelligence. The People Manager competency covers the wide range of nuanced abilities and soft skills necessary to perform effectively.

Personal Development

This competency focuses on the growth of the individual. People that are strong in personal development foster great and effective relationships, possess excellent communication skills, and have the ability to apply emotional intelligence in difficult situations.


Employers surveyed estimate that, by 2022, no less than 54% of all employees will require significant reskilling and upskilling. [World Forum Report]

“We do know that more change is coming. Organizations that get on board and get their people on board – and then do the right thing by their people – will be best placed to find success in the digital revolution. Digital might not replace the human, but it will shift our current thinking and approaches to people, roles, and the workplace.”

The Myers-Briggs Company

Project & Change Management

Project managers are the people who make change happen. Change managers prepare, support, and help those changes become adopted. These competencies are intertwined and are valuable for every member of every team.

Strategy & Execution

The “Strategy & Execution” competency brings together two sides of the same essential coin. Strategic leaders examine needs and options to decide on an organization’s far future focus. To be strategic requires insight and vision. But, a strategy is all for naught without a framework for execution that allows the rest of the organization to plan, manage risk, and fulfill the strategy.


of successful companies have all their business units aligned to their overall corporate strategy. [David Pg. Norton “Strategy Execution, A Competency that Creates Competitive Advantage.”]

“The secret of change is
to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old,
but on building the new.”


Working Remotely

People with strong competencies around working remotely understand the psychological, emotional, and logistical impact of working remotely. They intentionally apply processes and use technology in a way that makes remote work successful, less stressful, and more humanistic.

About the workshops

Springhouse delivers best-practice training programs that elevate technology competencies, process improvements, and workforce education. Learnit is a trusted training peer that shares the same aims and ideals. Springhouse’s professional development catalog features Learnit’s people-centered workshops. Springhouse offers these timely topics as virtual, instructor-led private workshops for teams of 20 employees. Springhouse and Learnit are collaborating to offer these professional development workshops.

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