Training & Development

Employers often underestimate the value of professional development for their staff. However, helping employees hone their strengths and grow their skills better equips them for their current role and also prepares them to take on larger roles within the organization. This adds more value to the work they do and directly impacts productivity and achievement of business results. Employees want to work for organizations willing to invest in their growth and development.

Karin Tierny

Karin Tierney

VP – HR Consulting Services

Karin joined Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence in September of 2017.  Karin brings 20+ years of experience in Human Resources as a specialist, generalist and strategic business partner, having worked in higher education, state government, and manufacturing. Through organizational design and workforce planning, Karin helps clients to implement initiatives to recruit, develop, engage and retain the best talent.


Training for Managers & Supervisors

Supervisors and managers are key to motivating employees and driving business results. The best leaders create an environment where employees can learn, grow, and confidently execute organizational goals. Often, employees are promoted to a managerial position without any formal training on how to effectively lead people. Leadership development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in their leadership roles. These leadership roles facilitate the execution organizational strategy through inspiration, coaching, collaboration, and growing the capabilities of new and emerging leaders across the organization.

Learning how to manage, how to be a leader, and how to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization are skills that don’t always come naturally. We provide customized coaching and training programs to grow and develop your new and emerging leaders to recruit, engage, and retain the best talent. Leadership Development is designed to both engage and energize participants while building and revisiting key skill sets. Leadership skills development helps to both build confidence and provide practical strategies to take away and put into practice. Please click below to see some of our most popular leadership topics for training.

Check out our Leadership Development Course Summaries


Training for Employees

Your employees are key to the success of your organization, but do you have an engaging employee training and development program? Attracting the right employees AND retaining them is critical to driving productivity and business results. Let us help design a training and development program for your employees that will attract, engage, and retain the best talent.

  • Effective Communication, Including Active Listening
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making Models & Building Team Consensus
  • Respect In the Workplace
  • Customized Training or 1:1 Coaching Based On Your Employee’s Individual Needs


HR Compliance Training 

Your Human Resources department is your first line of defense when it comes to compliance and best practices. HR is involved in all areas of employment, from hiring to terminations, and staying in compliance with the laws relating to employment, is more difficult than it ever used to be. Your HR department relies on supervisors and managers to be their eyes and ears on the ground keeping them informed of situations that could potentially create a conflict. We can help. We will work with your HR department to design a customized training program for your HR staff as well as training your Supervisors and Managers on the “red flags” of compliance.

  • A to Z Employment Laws
  • EEOC Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation
  • Performance Management
  • Creating an Employee Handbook


HR, Executive, & Leadership Coaching

Employees prefer to work with self-aware leaders. Learn to improve and leverage emotional intelligence, leadership competencies, and learn strategies to effectively coach and engage managers and employees. Having an effective and supportive coach can help a developing or seasoned leader to see and leverage their strengths to the benefit of the organization. By having an experienced accountability partner who assists with effective leadership, skills development, optimal performance, and identifying blind spots and roadblocks, the participant can take steps towards developing a blend of persuasive leadership competencies that inspire trust, enthusiasm and buy-in.

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Designed to improve employee and
team engagement
and performance

Education and training play a key role in building a smarter workforce. We believe that education for your HR staff, your managers and supervisors, and your employees creates an environment of continuous improvement, organizational growth and a reflection of an employer’s commitment to employee professional and personal growth.

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Professionally Certified Training & Instruction

Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence is a designated Approved Provider by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and an approved Recertification Provider for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Our webinars and seminars are approved for Recertification Credit Hours (RCHs) and Professional Development Credits (PDCs).


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