TRANSFORMING AVERAGE BOSSES
INTO EXCEPTIONAL LEADERS

DEVELOPING LEADERS THROUGH

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Simply being the boss does not equate with being a leader. Being a "Boss" is about authority, title, or position, but being a "leader" is about having a vision for your team and how you behave to inspire, engage and challenge your team to achieve that vision.

Bluegem Learning's innovative approach to leadership training using simulations, experiential performing arts and theatre techniques enables organizations of all kinds to develop essential leadership skills within their management team resulting in maximum employee performance and engagement.

Dean Jetten

Bluegem’s engaging and informative session at our 2017 Foreman’s workshop proved to be a huge success. The role playing of scenarios presented our leadership group with the opportunity to both engage in and/or observe as close to real life situations as possible when managing employee performance. I strongly recommend this style of leadership training for any organization looking to provide their leadership group with skills, tools and information when it comes to managing employee performance. Thank you Russell, Ken and Ken for the professional fun filled afternoon.

Dean Jetten, Volker Stevin
Wendy Wood

I was very impressed by the thoroughness of preparation shown by Russell, the course materials provided which were first class, the delivery enthusiastic and engaging and follow-up and support was comprehensive. I carried out a written survey with the attendees after completion of the course and feedback was 100% positive.

Wendy Wood, Canadian Pacific Police Service
Jeff Gerestein

Bluegem Learning & Development and Corporate Culture Shift have presented two very effective and interactive workshops with our organization. Their comedic and engaging presentation style in the ‘Managing the Unmanageable’ workshop has left a lasting impression on our staff. I highly recommend this workshop if you are looking for a valuable, cost effective customer service training option.

Jeff Gerestein, City of Brooks

Bluegem Makes Learning Sticky

Bluegem Learning's workshops engage both sides of the brain because when we design a customized program for you we find ways to allow participants to learn by watching, doing, feeling AND thinking.

This active involvement results in processing information at a deeper level than mere memorization can achieve. Our techniques result in "episodic memory"  – a deeper kind of memory specific to an event. The result is a participant doesn’t have to remember an idea or technique; they can reconstruct the idea or technique from their powerful memory of the event that they physically and emotionally experienced.

In short, our dynamic experiential workshop approach makes your program objectives sticky.

There’s science behind our approach. The watching, doing, feeling and thinking we employ owes a debt Dr. Bernice McCarthy’s 4MAT model. 4MAT is a framework for understanding the way people and organizations learn, communicate and evolve. It provides a common language for understanding the way individuals and groups move through the process of experiencing, assimilating, acting upon and integrating knowledge.

GREAT LEADERS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION

GET MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES

Bluegem is the only Calgary based Leadership Development consultancy that offers innovative, dynamic experiential programs that combine training, ongoing coaching and hands on, on the job support.

RUSSELL STRATTON

LEADERSHIP CHAMPION

RUSSELL STRATTON is an international Leadership Expert, Professionally Certified Trainer and Coach, with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management.

He is an accomplished management education, learning & development professional with a proven track record of working with clients in the public, voluntary and private sectors to achieve lasting, measurable step changes in business performance.

Russell works internationally with a wide range of organizational cultures and with all levels from front line customer facing staff to executive management boards.

Having worked as both a Personnel Manager and Operational Manager he works at both strategic and tactical levels.

THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMS

FOR PROBLEMS YOUR ORGANIZATION FACES

CUSTOMIZED LEADERSHIP TRAINING

DESIGNED FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

Pulling from our core programs and with over 25 years experience, Bluegem Learning can design a truly customized program to suit the specific needs and challenges existing in your organization.

Training can involve individual courses, team workshops, one-on-one coaching, leadership assessments, and more.

Whatever tools and resources your managers need to achieve maximum effectiveness from their teams can be packaged into a truly customized training program designed around their schedules and focusing on their specific circumstances.

For details about creating a customized program for your organization, click here.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING THAT WORKS

RESULTS YOU CAN'T DENY

Bluegem Learning and Development boasts a large list of satisfied customers from both the private and public sectors.

The training gave everyone a better understanding of each other’s roles and frustrations when dealing with customers, internally and externally. It was very beneficial to our organization and it was a great investment for the City of Brooks.

Libin Joseph, City of Brooks

I participated in the HR Managers vs. Operations: Does it Need to be a Fight? session at the HRIA 2017 Conference. The session was very interactive and not just a PowerPoint presentation. With the use of a professional actor and HR professionals participating in the situations, I was not only able to learn from the information Ken and Russell presented, but also from my fellow HR peers. Each participant was selected randomly to participate in the improv situation, so it was informative to learn how each person approached their situation. It was also a safe environment to participate in and everyone jumped in to help the individual when they needed assistance. I learned a few new techniques on how to work with operations and I was kept engaged the entire session.

Rebecca Huynh, Canadian Tire

AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS

FOR ANY ORGANIZATION

THE ONLY LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM WITH A

100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE

Bluegem Learning and Development stands behind all our programs and courses.

If you're not 100% satisfied with the quality of the training you receive, we'll refund 100% of your investment.

QUESTIONS?

WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER THEM

  • q-iconHow much are your programs?

    We have programs to fit all budgets. Our 75 minute Lunch ‘n’ Learn sessions start from $699 and we also offer one day programs starting from $3500 as well as half day and multiple day options.

    When you consider that we can train 30 of your managers during a one day session our programs offer exceptional value at less than $125 per person!

  • q-iconCan we use the Alberta Job Grant?

    Yes, you can. All of our customized programs are eligible for the Alberta Job Grant.

    We can also help you complete the grant paperwork if you’d like some help.

  • q-iconWhere are you based?

    Bluegem are based in Calgary, Alberta but travel accross Canada to deliver programs for clients. Let us know where you are and we’ll come to you!

  • q-iconDo you really offer a 100% money back guarantee?

    We certainly do! I’ve worked in this industry for over 25 years, here in North America and also in Europe and I’m supremely confident in the quality of our work.

    If you are not completely satisfied with your program within 30 days, you will receive a 100% of your money back.

  • q-iconDo you subcontract?

    Absolutely not! We have a select team of people who we work with,  all of whom are experts in their field. You will never be sold the best, only to receive a cheap alternative.

  • q-iconDo you carry insurance?

    We certainly do. Bluegem Learning are fully insured for up to $2m for all the leadership training programs and teambuilding events we deliver.