Organizations In Training provides a variety of personal and professional development services to non-profit organizations and schools, and to the youth, parents, students and families they serve. OIT empowers recipients to learn, develop, refine and master the 5 key skills through the following services:
The OIT system is simple, practical and easy to learn and utilize. All services include the observation of individual behavioral patterns and relational dynamics, utilization of workbooks and worksheets, verbal feedback, role modeling and direct and indirect teaching methods. The intent is to train the recipients to develop and maintain the 5 skills in a consistent manner despite any potential barriers.
Our team of mentors trains weekly to become more effective and consistent in implementing a calm-assertive approach to their personal and professional lives, which in turn allows us to provide an optimized training environment for others. The hope is that the more capable an individual becomes, the more willing they will be to function more independently as individuals and productively within relationships.
The overall goal of all training through OIT services is to help the recipient to consistently think, feel and act in a calm-assertive manner regardless of the barriers that typically prompt aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive behavior. Accomplishing this occurs by developing a common understanding of patterns of organizational behavior, as well as behaviors of the youth and their families.
OIT training will explore and educate on concepts such as belief, fear, need, desire, unproductive reactions, emotions, the aggressions, and how they all coordinate and integrate to form behavior. Once educated, each individual will gain greater freedom to choose what kind of mindset they will utilize. When that choice is to initiate and maintain a calm-assertive approach, increased ability and confidence in effectively managing life’s challenges is realized as a result.
Professional Group Training
OIT provides comprehensive group trainings that incorporate the assessment of current and past individual behavioral patterns and relational dynamics of the organization, with the development of a system of simple, practical and productive solutions. Group trainings include team-building exercises designed to promote greater communication, cooperation and accountability necessary to manage the innumerable challenges faced by an organization. An emphasis is placed on the development of clear expectations for behavior, as well as the promotion of a more productive and beneficial organizational culture.
Group trainings are customized to specific organizational needs and include an ongoing dialogue between OIT trainers and organizational personnel. OIT will work with the organization to arrive at the optimum frequency, intensity, and pace of training to work together to manage the numerous and various challenges commonly impeding progress and productivity.
1:1 Professional Coaching
One on one professional coaching provides opportunities to assess individual staff member’s behavioral patterns and relational dynamics with coworkers, in particular as it relates to to the youth they serve. Analysis of current situations and the processing of previous ones that resulted in a perceived problem are utilized in order to provide learning opportunities. Recipients learn the underlying and often confusing factors that influence behavior toward productive or unproductive outcomes, and receive feedback and practical suggestions on how to be more productive in thought and action.
Additionally, 1:1 professional coaching is designed to increase the efficacy of the staff to facilitate the process of youths becoming more capable and willing to activate a calm-assertive approach. This training will include utilizing discipline systems to constructively teach youth greater problem solving and decision making skills, and ways to respond to youth and parents in the most beneficial manner regardless of what behaviors are exhibited. Ultimately the goal is for the individual staff member to learn to influence students in the most productive manner possible.
The OIT parenting classes provide a forum for parents to express their challenges as individuals and parents, and develop their skills to become more effective leaders of themselves and others. Parents are provided with practical strategies and specific techniques that consider the benefits and potential negative consequences to themselves and their families, including customized discipline systems to improve problem solving and decision making ability of family members.
The objectives of parent training include establishing a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities for all family members and developing creative approaches to encouraging more effective communication and productive behavior at home. Ideally, parenting classes will guide parents to develop an at-home culture of ownership, personal responsibility, contribution, faith, positivity, assertiveness, productivity, gentleness, teamwork and forgiveness.
Depending on the structure of the organization, it may be beneficial for your organization to allow for relationship development. OIT trainers continually seek opportunities to connect with organizational personnel, students, parents and youth, as this is an effective part of influencing and guiding others. Our team is adept at initiating and maintaining productive working relationships with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds, regardless of respective status, roles or responsibilities.
The focal points of relationship building are to engage in conversation, ask questions, tell stories, share information, listen and learn. The foundation of any productive relationship is based on genuineness, respect, positivity, interest, trust, empathy, understanding, humor, fun, care and concern. Relationship development is offered to those currently being served by the organization, those expected to receive services and anyone else on the organization’s campus or facility.
1:1 Student Mentoring
Individual student mentoring services are provided to all youth and students, though often the preference of an organization is to focus on those who struggle with compliance and cooperation. The goal in 1:1 mentoring, as with all OIT services, is to help each youth or student to learn about the factors that influence their thoughts, emotions, behaviors and desires towards productive or unproductive outcomes. The intention is to role model, directly teach, and provide opportunities for the youth to practice the calm-assertive approach.
Sessions typically last for a minimum of 20 minutes and occur as often as possible in the early stages of OIT involvement, with the goal to taper off the session frequency as the youth/students progress towards the goal of consistently displaying calm-assertive behavior.
Student/Youth Group Training
OIT provides a variety of group training settings to youth and students, contingent upon the goals of the organization and the opportunities available. It is preferable to utilize sports, physical training, games, recreational activities, hobbies and interests as part of the training process, although the team is also adept at group training in a classroom setting using either direct or indirect teaching methods. Youth group trainings promote learning to comply with directives, functioning within a structured environment, cooperating well with peers and staff, becoming better leaders, learning to adjust and adapt to challenges, and overcoming inaccurate and unproductive fears and beliefs.
The OIT trainers participate with the group during activities while consistently role modeling the expected standard of calm-assertive behavior. When situations arise that provide opportunities for direct teaching of the skills necessary for optimal individual and relational functioning, OIT trainers provide live in the moment feedback regarding behaviors and their influencing factors.
Behavior Specific Training
This service is designed to train youth who have been identified by the organization as exhibiting extremely problematic behaviors. These youth and students display reoccurring patterns of aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive behaviors that lead to problems with other youth and students or organizational team members.
OIT trainers customize a training curriculum targeting extremely problematic behaviors with the intention of guiding these students to think more effectively regarding their choices. These students are provided with an opportunity to understand their patterns of behavior, support and structure customized to their needs, practical suggestions for how to make improvements and regular feedback regarding their choices and progress.