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Virtual Instructor-Led Training

Taking Initiative

How to inspire a proactive company culture

Course Time

1-4p ET


3 hours

Class Size

20 seats


Virtual ILT




Managers and Employees

Initiativeyou know it when you see it. Employees who take initiative act instead of react. They complete tasks without being told, they spot opportunities and seize them, and they persist in the face of obstacles.

According to a study by Dan Schawbel and American Express, 73 percent of managers want employees who continually look for ways the company can improve or take advantage of opportunities.Initiative benefits both the individual and the organization. Individuals who take initiative gain experience and knowledge that may propel job growth or a promotion and are seen as leaders regardless of position or level of authority. Employees who take initiative reflect a proactive culture. The organization is less likely to become a “dinosaur” with a “we’ve always done it that way” attitude.

Employee initiative can make a difference in many ways, some of which include greater customer satisfaction, cost savings, new product ideas, and better problem solving skills.In one sense, taking initiative is simply doing what needs to be done without being asked. Organizations appreciate employees who notice the copy machine is broken and call for service, who follow up with a customer after handling a problem, who teach themselves how to use the newest software program so they can help others, etc. This program, however, targets taking initiative on a larger scalesolving problems and taking advantage of opportunities that require a substantial investment of your energy and effort to effect widespread and long-term change.

Key Topics:

  • How to put yourself in another’s place, volunteer, and focus efforts as a way to anticipate needs
  • Generating an idea for taking initiative by using creative thinking skills
  • Developing a network of people who can help support the growth of your idea
  • Howto assess risk and develop contingency plans for high-probability/impact issues
  • Howto demonstrate accountability and maintain resilience in the face of setbacks

Participants Will Learn:

  • Find an opportunity to take initiative by anticipating a need.
  • Conduct research and gather information to develop your idea.
  • Present your idea with confidence and gain necessary approval.
  • Follow through on your idea with clear action steps.


  • Basic desktop, laptop or tablet
  • Microphone and speakers or headset with microphone
  • Webcam (optional)
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Our virtual instructor-led training classes are live, interactive classroom learning delivered directly to learners – wherever they are located. The benefits of HRDQ Consulting virtual classes include:

  • High-retention learning. Our experiential design offers more sharing, feedback and personalized support.
  • Low facilitator to student ratio. Our class sizes is capped at 20 learners.
  • Real-time interaction. Our classes engage learners with real-time interaction with the instructor and other learners.
  • No travel required. Our virtual classes are available wherever your learners work – office, home, or on the road.

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