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Tools for Intentional Excellence Individual Trainings/Courses Breakdown

Course Materials

Cockrell, Rubin L. (2021). "The Consequences of Being Trifling"

Cockrell, Rubin L. (2010). “The Hidden Curriculum” Life Lessons You Won’t Learn in a Classroom



Modes of Instruction and Learning

  • PowerPoint Presentation 

  • Handouts

  • Practical Exercises 

  • Video Links

  • Group Activities 

  • Discussions

  • Case Based Group Activities


Leadership Courses


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Learning to Lead from Within

Boundaries for Leaders

Unleashing Talent to Lead

Building Trust, Credibility, and Respect

Mistakes of Leaders

The World of Wounded Leaders

The Game of Inches

Develop Your Leadership Potential

Leadership Focused Management

Just having the Title Doesn't Mean You're a Leader

Years of Working doesn't Equate to being a Leader

Learning Change in Your Organization

Leading With the Right Questions

Learning With Intentionality

Senior Leadership Leading by Action and not Words

Learning with Diplomacy & Tact

Crucial Conversations for Leaders

Leading with a Team Smarter than You

Learning when to Fire You the Leader

The Dangers of Leading Actively Retired at the Workplace

The Consequences of a Trifling Leader or Leadership

Learning to Lead and be a Talent Scout

Learning to Lead Creating an Environment Conducive for Learning, Working, and Earning

What Legacies do you want to Leave Behind

Leading from the Back

Situational Leadership

Leading with Love & Patience

Leading with a Past Everyone Reminds You Of

Leading with No Boxes at all

Leading Losing the Game

How to Effectively Lead a Multi-Generational Organization

How to Effectively Lead a Multi-Cultural Organization

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Courses


The Dimension of Primary & Secondary Diversity

Global Diversity & Inclusion: What Does It Really Mean

How to Address Conscious & Unconscious Biases in the Workplace

How to Address Microaggressions in the Workplace

How to Reinvent the Employee Experience

How to Build a Diverse Purpose-Driven Organization

How to Reset a Diverse Organizational Culture

Building Resilience: Your Own and Your Workplace’s

How to Cultivate Empathy within a Diverse Workplace

Strategies for Leading Effective Meetings

How to Talk about Race with Your Employees

Resiliency within a Diverse Workplace

How to be Intentional & Impactful with Diversity Recruiting

How to Properly Address Gaslighting in the Workplace

How to Encourage Allyship & Bystander Intervention

Going Beyond having a Token Diversity Title & Check off the Box

The Role of DEIB in Organizations and the Business Case

How to Become a Culturally Diverse 21st Century Leader



Outrageous Leadership Skills

Communication & Relational Skills

Decision Making/Strategic Planning

Effective Conflict Resolution & Mediation

The Art of Self Talk, Habits and Expectations

The Art of Effective Communication, Both Verbal & Non-Verbal

Winning Strategies for Efficient and Effective Time Management Skills

Dealing with Difficult People

How to Create Environments Conducive for Growth

How to be Pro-Active in Reactionary Society

You’re Meant to Thrive

Working Effectively with Multi- Generations in the Workplace

Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Workplace


Course Subject items

Course Objectives

  • Analyze how to create a pro-active environment of prevention and positive change within the workplace

  • Analyze what core competencies are needed to effective in personal and professional daily life pursuits

  • Analyze how motivation affects employee performance within the workplace.

  • Analyze what it takes to turn life stumbling blocks into positive steppingstone

  • Analyze how attitudes and behaviors in the working environment directly affect workplace performance.

  • Identify the characteristics of effective individuals and effective teams in the working environment

  • Analyze the importance of critical thinking and how it affects our personal and professional life

  • Analyze how resilience affects the organizational culture of a working environment and one personal life

  • Measure the importance of vision in personal and professional life

  • Determine best practices of how to prioritize business workplace assignments from personal task

  • Examine positive coping mechanisms to handle stress within the workplace

  • Examine leadership skill types and what is suitable for certain environments

  • Construct a long-term strategic management plan for sustaining organizational and individual performance

  • Examine how to build consensus internally and externally within an organization

  • Examine the importance of effective decision making in the workplace and one personal life

  • Evaluate the application of a deliberate plan and make necessary adjustments to continuous improvement, crisis management scenarios and emergency interruptions


How to Brand You, Your Vision & Company

Building a Culture that Serves the Customer

Having a Problem-Solving Mindset

Embrace Change or Become the Victim of Change

Solving Problems: Generating and Evaluating Alternatives

Learning to Lead Yourself before You Can Lead Others

Preventing Unhealthy Workplace Conflict

Tough Decisions: See It Through

Proper Communication that Builds Trust


How to Prioritize Life, Business and Family

Stay Ready: Learning How to Stay Prepared for Opportunities

Increasing Your Self Worth & Self Esteem

Effective Ethics in the Workplace

Life Skills Courses




Has Social Media Replaced the Three C’s: Customer Service, Common Sense and Common Courtesy?


Just Enough Is Not Good Enough

Excellence Without Excuse

All of Us Are Important, but None of Us are Necessary

Working with Difficult People (Folks) Ain’t No Joke

Taking Common Sense to High Places

When Leadership Calls Will You Be Ready?

From Rhetoric to Reality

What Is Your Word Worth?

Global Diversity: What Does It Really Mean

How to Fight Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

How to Reinvent the Employee Experience

How to Build a Purpose Driven Organization

How to Reset and Organizational Culture

Building Resilience: Your Own and Your Workplace’s

How to Cultivate Empathy the Workplace

Strategies for Leading Effective Meetings

How to Talk about Race with Your Employees

Resiliency within the Workplace

How to Improve Diversity Recruiting

How to Properly Address Gaslighting in the Workplace

How to Work Effectively in a Multi-Generational Environment

How to Effectively Nurture and Inclusive Leadership Environment

How to Effectively Increase Employee Engagement in the Workplace

Building upon Successful Wellness Techniques for the Workplace

Developing Effective Competencies for Future Organizational Goals

Building Future Leaders to Replace You

How to Build Strategic Win-Win Partnerships

Data Analytics Becomes Critical to Succeed

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You)

Why Should Anyone Be Taught by You

Why Should Anyone Be Managed by You

Why Should Anyone Be Elected by You

Professional Negotiation Skill-Managing Change & Conflict

Are You Prepared for Global Leadership

How to Deal with Harassment, Bullying & Violence

The Value of Relationships and Client Satisfaction

The Value of Five Star Customer Service

How to Work Effectively with Internal & External Stakeholders

How to Become a Culturally Diverse 21st Century Leader

The Art of Work Life Balance

Are you a Change Agent in your Environment?

The Art of Effective Team Building, Teamwork and Building Relationships while Expanding and Organization

Effective Job Readiness Skills

Efficient and Effective Time Management Skills

Building a Culture of Trust amongst Peers & Stakeholders in the Community


How to Become Relational and Transactional

How to Become High Tech and High Touch

Job Readiness Courses



Sample Training Discussion Questions that will be addressed during the duration of Courses


  • Why is strategic planning important to an organization? How does strategic planning help an organization?

  • How do you prepare in the school, business and/or government environment to consistently identify and produce leaders?

  • Why is team building important in the everyday productivity of one life?

  • Why is understanding decision making as a leader important when leading others?

  • How do you convey your vision or the company’s vision to family and employees effectively?

  • What are specific tools I need to strive toward excellence yet a balance within my life?

  • How do I bounce back from failures or delays within my life to move positively forward?

  • How and why has strategic planning become more flexible in recent years compared to the past?

  • What types of competitive strategies are the most effective? Will the same strategy work in most venues? Why or why not?

  • What is the role of strategic planning in creating value for an organization? Provide an example of how a company uses strategic planning to create value for the organization.

  • Describe some options of how to be “pro-active” versus “re-active” within a working environment.

  • Define risk and how it affects the strategy planning process. In relation to innovation, sustainability, and the job market, how would you decide whether a risk is worth taking the chance on when to create a strategic plan?

  • Which of the following comes first, organizational structure or strategic planning? Why?

  • Why is it important for an organization to identify the areas it wishes to measure before the implementation process begins? What would be the consequence if these clear measurement guidelines had not been developed before the implementation?

  • How does the awareness of cultural sensitivity improve relations within the school environment amongst administration, teachers and students? 


Download Curriculum Overview Here.

These trainings and/or courses have been broken down and have the flexibility to be customized for the following audiences:


Middle School, High School & Collegiate Students

Corrections Department & Inmates

Non-Profit Organizations

HR Departments

Diversity & Inclusion Department

Businesses & C-Suite Leaders

Military Soldiers & Veterans

Construction & Trade Industry

Government & Elected Officials

Athletes & Entertainers

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