Events & Courses

Whether you want to learn more about the principles that shape Next Element, sign up for a leadership and communication training session or enroll in a certification class, we have an event for you.

View our calendar of upcoming events.

Introduce Compassion with FLIP®

We have partnered with FLIP to bring Compassion to more people. FLIP provides a modern spin on a proven learning tool – the flashcard. Their app is available for free via web or your preferred mobile app store. FLIP’s easy to use and engaging platform empowers learners by connecting them with on-demand information, resources, and compelling content. Currently there are two FREE digital courses available to you. See below for more details.

Experience Compassionate Accountability®

In a time when we are aspiring for greater connection, belonging, collaboration, and engagement, we need new perspectives and tools to transform how we engage with each other, especially during conflict. By re-imagining the full power of compassion you can transform the way you struggle for better results.

It’s free and can be completed in 15-20 minutes, so why not start today!

Three Switches of the Compassion Mindset®

Compassion is a mindset and it starts with a decision to view ourselves and others as valuable, capable and responsible. Implementing The Compassion Mindset means showing it in our behavior. This course provides you with the first step.

This FLIP deck is free and takes about 15 minutes to complete. It’s digital and it is yours to keep and share!

Leading Out of Drama®

Learn to stop the drain of workplace drama through compassionate conflict. Leading Out of Drama courses teach the fundamental skills for harnessing the positive potential in conflict, including Next Element’s proprietary ORPO template for difficult conversations. Many of our courses are offered multiple times per year. See our complete listing with additional dates and times by visiting our Upcoming Events page.

Conflict and You: The Basics of Compassionate Conflict and Leading Out of Drama Core Concepts are approved for ICF Continuing Coach Education Credit.

Conflict Without Casualties E-Course

Are you drained by drama? Are you ready for a change? You can’t eliminate conflict, but you can change how you approach it.

In this FREE 18-lesson course you will receive one short lesson every few days via email, guiding you to reframe how you think about conflict, and apply the principles of Compassionate Accountability to transform conflict in all areas of your life. It’s time to turn conflict into a source of positive energy and connection!

Each short lesson includes; 1) One key concept with strategies you can apply immediately, 2) Additional resources if you want to go deeper, and 3) Questions for reflection.

It’s free, so why not start today!

Conflict and You: The Basics of Compassionate Conflict

Conflict and You: The Basics of Compassionate Conflict will give you self-awareness about how you participate in and contribute to negative conflict around you. This course offers options for making healthier choices and provides proven strategies for inviting others into positive conflict for compassionate and productive interactions.

Approved for ICF Continuing Coach Education Credit.

Custom scheduling for groups available by request and can be delivered in person or virtually.

Leading Out of Drama Core Concepts

By applying our proven compassionate accountability model, we teach you how to use conflict as a powerful resource for transformation and engagement. We’ve designed a training program just for leaders seeking to improve their communication and conflict skills. Achieve business results and meet your goals, while maintaining dignity and respect in your work relationships. Learn to balance compassion and accountability!

Approved for ICF Continuing Coach Education Credit.

Courses are held virtually during 2 x 3-hour sessions:

9am – 12 pm (Central Time, U.S.)

  • December 12 & 13, 2022

 

LOD Advanced Conflict: Diagnostic Skills

In this advanced course, you will master the art of recognizing drama and compassion.

  • Explore the nuances of what drama and compassion look, feel and sound like.
  • Raise your awareness of drama behaviors and your capability to respond in compassion.
  • Demonstrate and detect the verbal and non-verbal features of each compassion skill.
  • Practice decoding oral and written communication.

Courses are held virtually during 2 x 3-hour sessions in 2023:

9am – 12:00pm (Central Time, U.S.)

February 6 & 7, 2023

Pre-requisite:  Must have completed LOD Core Concepts course prior to attending this, or any, of the LOD Advanced Conflict courses.

LOD Advanced Conflict: IntraPersonal Skills

In this advanced course, master Compassionate Accountability® from within.

  • Explore strategies for being your best self when engaging in conflict.
  • Discover your own traps and build your toolkit for keeping positive energy and letting go of negative energy.
  • Understand the key stress-coping habits that contribute to your negative behavior.
  • Enhance your personal development plan.

Courses are held virtually during 2 x 3-hour sessions:

9am – 12:00pm (U.S. Central Time Zone)

August 21 & 22, 2023

Pre-requisite:  Must have completed LOD Core Concepts course prior to attending this, or any, of the LOD Advanced Conflict courses.

 

 

LOD Advanced Conflict: InterPersonal Skills

In this advanced course, master Compassionate Accountability® with others.

  • Gain greater awareness into drama-based helping and practice strategies for inviting a new approach to being helpful.
  • Practice strategies to engage in positive conflict with others by applying the formula for compassionate conflict.
  • Enhance your personal development plan.

Courses are held virtually during 2 x 3-hour sessions:

9am – 12:00pm (Central Time, U.S.)

Nov. 1 & 2, 2022

Pre-requisite:  Must have completed LOD Core Concepts course prior to attending this, or any, of the LOD Advanced Conflict courses.

LOD Provider Certification

LOD helps harness the energy of conflict to create meaningful, positive experiences through the principles of Compassionate Accountability. By earning a certification in LOD, you’ll be able to help your clients overcome the stigma surrounding conflict, lose the negative effects of drama – and experience radical results.

Certification is held virtually during 6 x 4-hour sessions:

  • January 9 – 20, 2023

The Process Communication Model®

Learn the art of compassionate communication with the Process Communication Model. An internationally-acclaimed, reliable, behaviorally-based communication model, PCM can be used to help you better connect with all six personality types, while raising your own self-awareness and self-management skills. Many of our courses are offered multiple times per year. See our complete listing with additional dates and times by visiting our Upcoming Events page.

PCM Leadership Profile

Unleash your leadership potential by taking the next step. The PCM Leadership Profile is a comprehensive guide for how to leverage your unique personality in leadership. Live debrief with a Next Element PCM coach is included. See our complete course listing with additional dates and times by visiting our Upcoming Events page.

The Process Communication Model Seminar 1

PCM is an internationally acclaimed, highly reliable, behaviorally-based communication model used to individually tailor connection and motivation and build trust and rapport. Valid, reliable and actionable, PCM answers the “So what? Now what?” questions about how to communicate with different types of people.

Courses are held virtually during 4 x 4-hour sessions in 2023:

8am – 12pm (Central Time U.S)

  • Jan. 23 – 26, 2023

PCM Seminar 2: Conflict Resolution and Motivation

In this two-day advanced course you will gain deeper understanding of the psychological determinants of behavior and practice your communication skills for effective interactions.

Courses are held virtually during 3 x 4-hour sessions in 2023:

9am – 12pm (Central Time, U.S.)

  • Feb. 13 – 15, 2023

PCM Provider Certification

With a certification in PCM, you’ll be able to help your clients experience the benefits of compassionate communication. Throughout the framework, you’ll help your clients explore the six PCM personality types and learn how to embrace the diversity of each to experience unprecedented effective communication.

Certification is held virtually during 8 x 4-hour sessions in 2022:

  • December 5 – 16, 2022