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Seminars

OAD Delivers Insight

OAD LLC and its Associates provide half-day to two-day seminars on the interpretation and use of the OAD Survey for Human Capital Management and Leadership Development.

Every seminar is tailored to the needs and realities of client participants and their respective organizations. Survey results of the participants and employees are used to discuss actual situations, opportunities, potentials, and problems. Abstract theories of personality and individual, group, and organization behaviors are kept to a minimum and integrated into present and planned realities.

Scheduled seminars are either closed—only participants from a specific organization may attend; or open—the seminar is open to participants from all client organizations.

OAD Master Seminar

The OAD Master Seminar, also known as the OAD Analyst Course. This course provides in-depth education into personalities and behaviors in the
workplace. This course serves as the “quality control” piece of the OAD Program.
  • The OAD Master Seminar / Analyst Course 

  • Personality Traits
  • Behaviors
  • Understanding & Defining the Seven OAD Constructs

  • Assertiveness
  • Extroversion
  • Patience
  • Detail Orientation
  • Versatility Level
  • Emotional Control
  • Creativity
  • OAD Trait Scale

  • OAD Perceived Job Behavior Scale

  • 
Profile Interpretation
  • Profile Size / Intensity
  • Interpreting Construct Relationships – Fundamental Orientation
  • Assertiveness versus Detail Orientation—Substance
  • Extroversion versus Detail Orientation—Style
  • Patience versus Assertiveness—Change vs. Continuity
  • Discussion and in-depth Analysis of the 13 Typical Profiles

  • Discussion and Interpretation of Typical Generalists Profiles
  • Discussion and Interpretation of Typical Specialists Profiles
  • Understanding and driving Behavioral Change

  • Relevancy
  • Retraining
  • Reinforcement
  • Reward
  • Understanding Dynamics of Stress
  • Job Analysis Questionnaire—Benchmarking the personality demands by position
  • Understanding Best Practices
  • Reaching Consensus versus Compromise
  • OAD Support Resources
  • OAD Website Administration
  • Profile Support & Consultation
  • Understanding Fit & Gap Analysis

The LS Series

The Leadership Development Seminars have four categories, allowing your leadership team to select their preferred area of interest

Executive Development

The Leadership Skills for Executives course combines the OAD Survey results of the executive team along with the results of their key subordinate personnel with the requisites of effective leadership and covers—
  • Executive Briefing
  • Review of OAD Profile Results
  • Personality Assessment
  • Strengths
  • Blind spots
  • Alignment in current role
  • Leadership Style Matrix—Introduction
  • LS Executive Course
  • Comparing the external world (marketplace) against internal (organization) capabilities
  • The ten requirements for effective leadership
  • Why different personalities are crucial
  • Sources of power - understanding the foundation of one’s confidence
  • Understanding and Identifying both Job Alignment and Job Stress
  • Situational leadership—understanding how and when to modify one’s traits
  • Creating and managing cultures and subcultures
  • Why people act and react the way they do—introducing and managing change
  • Building complementary rather than antagonistic relationships
  • Designing the organization for effective execution
  • Additionally, this course includes a high-level overview of the OAD profile constructs along with profile interpretation.

Sales & Marketing Executives

This course combines the OAD Survey results of the sales leadership team along with the results of their key sales personnel and covers—
  • Executive Briefing
  • Review of OAD Profile Results
  • Personality Assessment
  • Strengths
  • Blind spots
  • Alignment in current role
  • Leadership Style Matrix—Introduction
  • LS Sales Executive Course
  • Beyond skills and experience—how personality directly affects sales performance
  • Sales personalities—Hunters versus Maintainers
  • Sales versus marketing versus service – three distinct but interdependent roles
  • Different management and reward systems for the differing roles
  • Situational leadership and communication styles
  • Understanding the personality and needs of the buyer
  • Understanding and leveraging key personality traits to optimize performance
  • Understanding how key personality traits align with specific steps of the sales process
  • Identifying job stress through perception of current position
  • Sources of power - understanding the foundation of one’s confidence
  • Why people act and react the way they do – introducing and managing change
  • Designing the organization for effective execution
  • Additionally, this course includes a high-level overview of the OAD profile constructs along with profile interpretation.

Supervisor Leadership

This course leverages the OAD Survey results of a cross-section of the organization to assist supervisors and managers in optimizing their team’s performance. The workshop focuses on the requisites of effective leadership and communication as it specifically relates to the natural personality traits of each member of a supervisory / management team. The course consists of—
  • Executive Briefing
  • Review of OAD Profile Results
  • Personality Assessment
  • Strengths
  • Blind spots
  • Alignment in current role
  • Leadership Style Matrix—Introduction
  • LS Supervisors / Managers Course
  • Supervisors & Managers are also called to be leaders
  • Sales personalities—Hunters versus Maintainers
  • Trifocals—The challenges of being a front-line Supervisor / Manager
  • Leading
  • Managing
  • Doing
  • The ten requirements for effective leadership
  • Why different personalities are crucial
  • Sources of power – understanding the foundation of one’s confidence
  • Understanding and Identifying both Job Alignment and Job Stress
  • Situational leadership – understanding how and when to modify one’s natural traits
  • Gaining insight for managing, and motivating others
  • Understanding Leadership and communication styles
  • Creating and managing cultures and subcultures
  • Why people act and react the way they do – introducing and managing change
  • Building complementary rather than antagonistic relationships
  • Designing departments for effective tactical execution
  • Additionally, this course includes a high-level overview of the OAD profile constructs along with profile interpretation

Teambuilding

Uses OAD Survey results of a cross-section of the organization to assist employees or teams to become more understanding, productive, and synergistic
  • Executive Briefing
  • Review of OAD Profile Results
  • Personality Assessment
  • Strengths
  • Blind spots
  • Alignment in current role
  • Leadership Style Matrix—Introduction
  • Teambuilding Course
  • Aligning Team for optimal performance
  • Building Synergistic Teams
  • Achieving complementary rather than antagonistic relationships
  • Leveraging Personality Diversity to enhance performance and promote creativity
  • Sources of Conflict
  • Sources of Power—understanding the foundation of one’s confidence
  • Posting of staff profile distribution (LS Matrix)
  • Posting of LS Matrix substantive and style traits
  • Generalist versus Specialist
  • Socially-Oriented versus Technically-Oriented
  • Strengths and Blind spots
  • Optimizing Situational Leadership
  • Designing the organization for effective execution
  • Additionally, this course includes a high-level review of the OAD profile constructs along with profile interpretation.