GSD&Co offers a selection of communication training options to ensure you are both prepared and memorable. We offer our sessions in person and/or virtually, and take the time to regularly update our content through surveys and expert input in this ever-changing arena. We have worked with a variety of contrasting clients from both private and public sectors and while confidentiality and anonymity is key, here are a couple of recent testimonials on the effectiveness of our training content and deliver:
Customized Training Services
(Delivered in-person & online)
”Delivering a course virtually is something you’ve put a lot of effort into, or it comes perfectly naturally to you. Either way, I have to say that this was one of the most impressively facilitated training courses I’ve attended.
”What I was especially impressed by, and I mean this, was the facilitation of the practice session. Typically, when a trainer say’s anything like “practice session” or “role playing” there’s an internal voice within me that groans “oh, not that!” Generally, I find this part of training to be stilted, awkward, and not that helpful. But, I found this afternoon's practice session to be the most engaging and helpful part of the course. That was certainly a surprise and an appreciated one.
Public Consultation/Community Engagement
Public consultation and community engagement has its own unique opportunities and challenges. Participants require a deep knowledge of their subject and an understand that for many in attendance, the subject matter can be emotive, evoking strong and sometimes emotional reactions. Government and the private sector have a societal and legal responsibility to inform, consult and engage in a meaningful way with citizens and stakeholders. It’s vital in building understanding, confidence, support and partnerships. Our training focuses on your ability to effectively participate in community sessions, deliver meaningful engagement, build trust and respect through open channels of communication.