Signature Presentations and Trainings

Nicki is an experienced trainer, facilitator, focus group host, and presenter. Her experience includes virtual and onsite professional development sessions.

Are you or your company experiencing:

  • Employee disengagement or staff turnover?
  • Decreased productivity or profits?
  • Conflict among staff members?
  • Disconnection between management and front-line staff?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, the following training and professional development options will help your agency recalibrate and thrive.

Manager’s Masterclass Series

  • Going Up, Going Down: Managing Your Boss and Your Employees
  • Can’t We All Just Get Along: Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace

Lunch and Learn Series

  • Are You Listening to What Your Employees Didn’t Say? (Managers)
  • Professional Development, Productivity, and Promotions (Employees)

Additional Presentations

If you’re looking for an experienced, transformational speaker who will ignite action and accomplishment in your audience, hire Nicki for your events, ministry meetings, conferences, panels, seminars, and retreats.

Topics Include:

  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Leadership Styles
  • Professional Branding
  • Job Search Strategy
  • Interview Preparation
  • Career Acceleration
  • Toxic Workplace Recovery

Signature Workshops

+ You Can’t Pour from An Empty Cup: Self-Love, Self-Care and Self-Preservation for Women in Social Work

Many women in social work are wearing multiple hats in the home and on the job - carrying heavy caseloads, coordinating community support, and smiling through the mental, physical, and emotional burdens. The mental and emotional wellness of a social worker is just as important as the mental and emotional wellness of their client. Exhaustion, overwhelm, and frustration do not have to be a part of our ongoing social work career story. It appears that social workers are experiencing higher levels of professional burnout and compassion fatigue after the coronavirus pandemic and that the pandemic often resulted in new depths of self-doubt, self-sabotage, and self-sacrifice as social workers navigated the new world. I admit that it can be hard to prioritize yourself and your wellness when you have a career focused on helping others, however doing so is essential to a long and successful social work career. It is time we disconnect our work from our worth, recognize that being overworked is not a badge of honor, and refuse to deplete ourselves for a paycheck.

Participants in this interactive presentation will:

  1. Center their personal and professional needs
  2. Honor their unique paths
  3. Define social work career success for themselves
  4. Prioritize their wellness

+ Social Work Your Social Work Career

The opportunities to excel and make an impact in the social work profession are vast, however, both new and seasoned social workers often feel confusion and limitation about how to build a long-term successful social work career. Strategic Career Management is the lifelong process of investing resources into your career to maintain or increase your value in the workplace, undertake work that is personally satisfying, strive for work/life balance, and achieve financial security. The three pillars in my Strategic Career Management framework - clarity, credibility, and congruency – will be explored to determine how to can incorporate social work skills and training into the career advancement process. Social work skills are high-income skills yet this workshop will also explore potential barriers to career advancement that can be inhibited by traditional social work education, training, and belief systems.

Participants in this interactive presentation will:

  1. Define social work career success on their own terms
  2. Examine myths and misconceptions about the social work profession
  3. Inventory their transferable social work skills and experiences
  4. Explore various social work career fields and job titles
  5. Develop a career acceleration plan

+ Lead Like a Social Worker: Balance, Brilliance, Boldness

Management and supervision trainings are plentiful in the social work profession. Best practices for high-quality and competent social work supervision often begin with an explanation of the purpose, role, and function of supervision. Let the record state here that social work leadership is about more than clinical supervision. Both social work and leadership are vast, personal, and unique – they are who we are. Leadership training and development are essential to success in our profession as our world and its challenges increase and expand. Effective social work leadership is purposed on leading and helping others thrive – staff and clients. With a foundational principle of setting healthy boundaries, what is often missing in social work leadership training is self-development and the importance of continual professional use of self. This workshop explores leadership styles and the potential barriers to effective leadership in social work by providing opportunities for self-reflection. Attention will be dedicated to establishing personal career goals, dissecting leadership challenges, and including social work principles in a leadership development plan.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Understand the role of the social work leader
  • Anticipate the unique needs and challenges of social work leadership
  • Discuss how professional use of self impacts career acceleration
  • Analyze effective and ineffective leadership strategies
  • Apply session knowledge to the attendee’s individual position/workplace

Schedule your free 15-minute consultation to discuss presentation and enrollment opportunities.