Teams are essential for business success, but getting team members to work together can be a challenge. We specialize in working with leadership teams, serving as a catalyst to equip, inspire and support. Since 2005, we have been engaged in developing workshops that focused on such topics as:
- Developing a Leadership Team Vision
- Strategic Thinking and Planning
- Addressing Organizational Development Challenges
- Improving Team Communication and Performance
Dr. Switzer is a State of California approved Team Building Workshop Facilitator with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. He and his vetted team of experts are available to help you maximize the potential of your teams and business.
To prepare for your customized workshop we start with an interview of the senior leader in order to identify the desired outcomes. From there, we typically will use such methods as team interviews, team building assessments, and employee surveys which will be used to get to know the unique dynamic of your team, their strengths and their challenges. Once we have all this information, we will draft your customized Team Development Plan and submit it for approval.
Workshop materials are customized to help the leaders and organizations move forward. Activities are frequently used to allow participants to have fun while yielding rich dialogue and experiential learning. These activities are also used to help teams identify opportunities for growth, prioritize issues, and develop strategies.
We have worked with and have experience with many business sectors. We are proud that we have a depth of experience in working with CPA, police, and fire organizations.
Here are our net promotor scores in two important workshop evaluation elements: To what extent do you agree
- You would recommend this facilitator to others? Net Promoter Score: 91
- Overall, the workshop was worth your time? Net Promoter Score: 94
Additionally, consider these testimonials:
The experience my Department had with Dr. Switzer was a real game-changer for our organization. Our Team Building Workshop was a fantastic experience, and we still have members of the leadership team raving about our team’s growth. Great stuff. I cannot thank Dr. Switzer enough for the leadership and mentoring; with his guidance, we set the department culture on a new trajectory that will be sustainable for years to come.
- Chief Ron Lawrence, Citrus Heights Police Department
I contracted with Dr. Switzer to conduct a Leadership and Team Building course for my Command Team. Prior to the class, Dr. Switzer and I had several conversations about our team needs, the teams background and experience levels, course expectations and desired outcomes. With this information Dr. Switzer customized the course for our team. The class was outstanding and Dr. Switzer provided our team with several tools and exercises that we continue to use today. If you are looking for Leadership Training and Team Building from someone who has a strong background in Public Safety I highly recommend Dr. Switzer.
- Sean Slamon, Fire Chief, Modesto Fire Department
Dr. Switzer was referred to me by some colleagues who raved about his workshops and skills. Merle didn’t disappoint. From our introductory phone call, the planning coordination prior to the TBW to the final moments of the TBW, Merle was fully engaged and highly responsive to our teams’ specific needs. He seamlessly adapted the agenda and drew upon his vast experience to navigate us to some realistic and achievable outcomes. I can’t thank Dr. Switzer enough and am pleased to join my colleagues in highly recommending Merle to aid other organizations.
- Chief Adam McGill, Novato Police Department
We asked Dr. Switzer to conduct a Team Building Workshop (TBW) for our Department in March of 2015. In preparation for the TBW, Merle conducted an Organizational Health Assessment of our 10-member leadership team. Following the completion of the TBW we had quarterly follow up meetings with facilitated agendas and used the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders profiles for the workshops and individualized coaching. The growth of our team from the initial TBW through the follow-up and coaching sessions was immeasurable. We are grateful for Merle’s expertise in building cohesive teams and continue to reap the rewards of that investment on a regular basis. We look forward to inviting him back to facilitate a follow-up TBW in Spring of 2017.
- David Swing, Chief of Police, Morgan Hill Police Dept.
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