Customized Training Center for Corporate and Professional Development Furman

Our customized training resources provide quality instructional programs tailored to meet your particular needs. From strategic planning retreats to examining how business is conducted beyond our borders, we can work with you to create training programs that enhance individual competence for success in the workplace. Our expertise includes:

  • Communication skills
  • Human resource management
  • Leadership development
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Project management
  • Team development

Our client list includes organizations such as BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina, General Electric, Goodwill Industries, RBC Insurance Services and many others. Discover how we can create a customized plan for your organization. 

Team Building

Challenge and connect your employees with our team building programs. These fun and challenging mental and physical situations will push your team to collaborate in ways that translate directly to better productivity and success at the office. Our program includes:

  • Design with DaVinci

      Create your own masterpiece and learn to complement the talents of others in Design with DaVinci, a half-day (five hour) program. Guided by an artist, students will begin at their own canvas, follow several steps, and then move one seat to the right. At the end of the cycle, team members have put their own touch on each painting and will arrive back at their own canvas to complete their masterpiece. The program concludes with a short debriefing time to cover topics that were touched on throughout the class and to address topics that the organization feels employees need to discuss in a relaxed and creative environment.

  • Off the Cuff (Improv class)

      You have watched it on TV. You may have spent an evening out enjoying a group of wacky improvisers making it up as they go along. Or maybe you dreaded it in your high school drama class. But have you considered its applications in the business world? Improvisation is more than just a way to make people laugh—it's a powerful tool for fostering innovative leadership, building teamwork and communication skills, encouraging creativity and flexibility in problem solving, honing active listening and risk-taking, successfully reading body language and behavior, and managing crises and conflict adaptively and deftly. Through hands-on, facilitated workshops, your team will gain the confidence to approach their work with vision, spontaneity, and a renewed sense of creative energy.

  • Team Cuisine

      Have you ever tried to prepare a large family-style meal with too many cooks in the kitchen? Team Cuisine is a half-day (five hour) program that places individuals who work together on a frequent or daily basis in a high-stress situation where they will learn to successfully complete the steps to create a product that everyone can be proud of and enjoy.

  • Team Building

      Furman University and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County are partnering together to provide a corporate team building experience. Led by Furman faculty and with real building activities provided on the build site by Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, your staff members will leave with an increased commitment to your company goals. This program can be designed for a full day or half day of training that includes lunch.

  • Furman Ropes

      The Know Boundaries Challenge Course is an amazing combination of ropes, logs, cable, platforms, and games that provides mental and physical challenges to people of all ages and abilities. With high ropes, adventure, and low ropes areas, the Team Development Course is a must for groups looking to build initiative, tighter bonds, and greater understanding of one another. Our talented staff will facilitate your group as they work through all of the course challenges.

the Art of international leadership

This full day leadership seminar will focus on the art of doing business across the globe from a liberal arts perspective, and it is facilitated by award winning professors from Furman. Our program will help you understand the culture, language, history, social issues, and politics of the region. The seminar will help you:

  • Learn more about Mexico and its people
  • Enhance intercultural communication
  • Improve business practices, and employer-employee relations in Mexico through an increased understanding of Mexican culture and society
  • Provide managers of international companies based the Upstate South Carolina with the tools to negotiate the complex terrain of Mexico and its peoples

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