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Training by the Book – or Not


Liz Glodek

Date Published

Feb 18, 2022
4 minute read
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The Clearing is a boutique consulting firm. By nature, that means we offer more out-of-the-box solutions to our clients than in-the-box. As part of those solutions, we often conduct leadership training across a myriad of topics. Given our out-of-the-box approach to client solutions, you may wonder about our approach to training. Spoiler alert: it’s a little out-of-the-box, too.

Our trainings are fully designed modules that include session materials, learning journals, and more. However, we meet our clients where they are in their journey. To do that, we begin each engagement by meeting with our clients to understand what they are really trying to accomplish with the desired training workshop. This is important because our classes aren’t static – we shift the training to best suit their needs and goals. Our highly skilled trainers live the work they train on. Through storytelling, small and large group discussions, our trainers bring out participants’ lived experiences as well and make this fundamental adult learning principle a cornerstone of their sessions.

This customized approach means our clients and their teams walk away with a set of frameworks, models, information, and practices that they can immediately employ after the training. In fact, we regularly hear from clients they’re still using the ideas and language they learned months, and even years, later.

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What’s New for 2022

The Clearing’s bread and butter is advanced facilitation and meeting design training. We offer it for all levels and positions. In 2022, we’ve adapted, in particular, what we’ve learned over these past two years, increasing our focus on leading through change and ambiguity throughout our training offerings. And for those at the tip of the spear, we have developed a deep dive into operating in uncertainty with our Embracing Ambiguity and Change course.

We’ve also had leaders come to us with concerns around employee burnout, especially as we enter yet another pandemic year. To that end, we’ve refined our offerings on resilience and well-being. Finally, we’ve heard the need for increased training for first-time leaders and people managers. Trial by fire isn’t beneficial for leaders or their team members, and our wide range of leadership trainings teaching people how to manage and lead teams at every level is designed to address that.

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You can find The Clearing’s entire 2022 training catalog here. If you have questions about specific programs or wonder which modules might be right to take your organization to the next level, reach out any time at