Convergency Systems is the genesis of seasoned leadership training professionals who have joined forces to fill a void in the corporate world.
Alan Gleghorn, John Edwards and Wilbur Crossley come from backgrounds in the corporate arena having led successful organizations in creating results in developing leaders and teams as well as overall company productivity and human morale. They share a passion and focus in drawing out and developing skill sets and abilities of individuals and their teams, which allow them to contribute over and above what they and their organizations previously thought possible. Complementing one another’s styles and skills, this dynamic duo transforms organizations and individuals with an approach that not only creates greater results but members become more engaged and have greater fun both on and off the job.
Convergency Systems is currently seeking organizations with which to partner in order to develop a customized approach that is specifically designed with the individual client in mind. John, Alan and Wilbur have assembled their team, which has both breadth and depth of experience in delivering world-class training and leadership development. The starting point for an engagement begins with an assessment survey during what we call the “Discovery Phase.” This would involve both dialogue with the senior leadership team as well as a survey of all team members and employees. This phase culminates with a report presentation to the senior team not only compiling the results but also involves a sampling of a real time module of Experiential Learning targeted from results derived from within the discovery process.
Health and Wellness Industry: Alan has spent the total of his career working within this vast business sector. His experience has highlighted the necessity for leadership development in this ever-evolving environment, continually becoming more and more challenging. A large number of employees and providers have already “checked out” as they have become disillusioned from increasing demands from organizations attempting to React to this rapidly changing sector. In particular, the need for physician leadership has never been greater. Alan is a subject matter expert in helping physicians address their ever-increasing workload while balancing the expectations of the multiple players (and payors) in the system.
Industry and Manufacturing: John’s experience in manufacturing and wood products in the Pacific Northwest spanned greater than 30 years. Having “managed” in both union and nonunion organizations, John witnessed the downfall and decimation of his industry, due in a large part, to a lack of interest in developing effective leaders. The prevailing mindset, “we’ve always done it this way,” contributed to a lack of employee engagement, high turn over, strikes by unions, and the loss of thousands of high paying jobs in the Northwest. Communities were devastated and some completely disappeared, schools lost annual financial support from timber taxes and families were left devastated.
John has spent the last seventeen years of his career in a concentrated effort supporting large and small businesses in developing their leaders through Experiential Learning seminars that he has presented around the globe.
Leadership starts at the top of any organization and the results of that leadership is reflected in an organizations’ employee base as well as the community and market it serves. Only those companies committed to developing their leaders will survive to fulfill their missions and provide a high rate of return to their stakeholders.
Technology and Communication: As stated by Wilbur Crossley with more than 30 years in these corporate industries: “Leadership and management development is absolutely necessary to promote high quality organizational interdisciplinary performance. Corporations and other organizational entities recruit and hire intellectual entrepreneurs, but most managerial structures require cohesive inter-discipline managerial principles for demanded employee satisfaction and high organizational performance levels. And intellectual employees, without the integrated focused of inter-organizational leadership and management, is a recipe for intellectual organizational chaos and disruption. The is power in organizational numbers, but only if the numbers form a synchronized unit.”
The modalities of the expert, professional training that Convergency Systems offers our clients include:
- Experiential Learning – This approach accelerates the effectiveness of learning by bringing in emotional involvement and by revealing behaviors, beliefs and personal narratives that limit one’s ability to create success. Experiential Learning is a powerful and proven method of training to address individual growth and potential, which is an oft-neglected approach in training and leadership development.
- Our Living As A Leader® Leadership Development System and Series. – A system that uses a unique combination of training, coaching and success assurances that develops people into highly effective and productive leaders.
- Values Driven Leadership RoundTable® Discussions – A system that has been used for 25 years to take the corporate values of large and small organizations off the wall and put them into the hearts and minds of people.