Below are a sample of the trainings and workshops Apochromatik offers.  In addition, we offer programming on organization management, personnel management, operational efficiency, and workplace harassment. Every training we deliver is customized to meet the needs of a particular client and program attendees.  Common adjustments include topics, program titles, length (most can be offered in segments from 30 minutes up to 1/2 day sessions, with a few topics lending themselves well to full day retreats).  Clients’ policies can be incorporated (annual review forms into feedback trainings, for example).  We provide materials to ensure satisfaction of CLE and other continuing education requirements.  We are also happy to consider additional training topics.  Please contact us to discuss your needs.  

Developing Your Leadership Skills as a New Professional

Developing leadership skills can seem presumptuous as a new professional, but if you don't make the effort early, you can find yourself behind the curve when you are considered for positions that utilize or require leadership skills to be successful.  The best time to work on these skills is before you need them. In this session, you’ll learn how to make leadership a priority and develop essential skills early in your career, without making it just another task on your to do list.  You will leave with a clear understanding of the skills you need to succeed, a plan to fill in the holes in your development thus far, and concrete next steps.  

Note: This session can be adapted based on the employer’s particular benchmarks, and is offered in 30 minute through full day formats.

How to be a Leader Throughout 
Your Career

You may think you’re “too” to be a leader.  Too junior.  Too close to retirement.  Too low on the ladder.  Too unlike your colleagues.  Too introverted.  Too effusive.  Regardless of where you are and who you are, you can lead with the right skills and intent.  In this session, you’ll learn how to make leadership a priority and develop essential skills, regardless of your career stage.

Note: This session can be adapted based on the employer’s particular benchmarks, and is offered in 30 minute through full day formats.

Time Management in the Real World

You can try adopting the "No is a complete sentence" approach and see how your client and supervisor respond.  But if you live in the real world, you need more than just "draw boundaries" and "use Instacart."  In this workshop, learn practical tips you can apply right now to help you stop trying to do more, more, and more, and start doing what matters to have the balance and satisfaction you want.

Considering a career change or job transition?  Whether you want to move to something similar or something completely different, you're going to need application materials.  If it's time to dust off your résumé, we will explain the top adjustments to make to ensure your materials go to the top of the pile, rather than the trash.   

Trash-Proof Your Job Applications 

"Executive presence" is often tossed around as a quality you need to succeed, but what exactly it is and how to develop it can be mysterious.  We draw on our experience coaching lawyers and other professionals one-on-one to develop their own executive presence to explain what it is and 6.5 steps you can take to develop your own.   

6 1/2 Steps to Enhance Your Executive Presence & Communication Skills

You know your life will be easier if you can train the people you supervise to do a better job, whether it's your assistant entering your time, the junior associate drafting a brief, or your kids to just clean their rooms already.  But giving feedback seems fraught with peril.  You don't want to be seen as difficult or unpleasant to work for, but just saying "looks fine" and secretly redoing it yourself isn't helping you or anyone else.  In this session, you will learn how to give feedback in a way that actually gets the results you want, and that helps the recipient learn and grow.  

How to Give Feedback 
the Recipient Needs to Hear

Soliciting and Responding to Feedback 

No news may be good news in some situations, but not when it comes to your career.  Learn how to solicit and respond to informal feedback; what to do before, during, and after a formal review; and how to respond when the only feedback you get is that your work “looks good.”  By the end of this session, you’ll be ready to solicit and respond to both formal and informal feedback in a way that encourages additional feedback in the future, and allows you to make corrections where necessary.

Working on Cross-Generational Teams

Go beyond the stereotypes to learn what your coworkers from different generations actually want and expect from you.  Whether you’re new to the work force or closer to retirement than your first day, you will leave this training with new perspectives on your coworkers and with actionable tips to foster productive relationships and avoid misunderstandings.  

Building Successful Mentor/Mentee Relationships (for participants in formal mentoring programs)

Successful mentor/mentee relationships take effort beyond just signing up for a program and showing up for the kick-off.  In this program, you’ll learn how to make the most of mentoring relationships, what each party expects from the other, and how to avoid common mentoring program pitfalls.  

Note:  This program can be held with both mentors and mentees together, or separately, and is customized to reflect the offerings of the mentoring program hosting the event. 

Building Successful

Formal mentoring programs can be a great way to find a mentor, but they aren’t the only way.  In this program, you will learn how to find a mentor, how to foster a mentoring relationship, and how to avoid common pitfalls that can end or hinder mentoring relationships.  

Negotiation Tips for Reluctant Negotiators

In this training, attendees learn how and why to negotiate, how to prepare for a negotiation, and how to react to common negotiation setbacks.  This program is particularly popular for women’s programs and organizations.  

Political IQ: Your Secret Career Weapon

Many people hear “high political IQ” and imagine a person who can recite the name of every member of Congress. But having a high political IQ means having the combination of political skills and will that help some professionals become more successful than the rest. These political skills aren’t kissing babies and raising money; in the professional world, networking, developing your executive presence, and building your self-awareness are all political skills that you can strengthen to build your influence, increase your political IQ, and ultimately build the career you want.  Participants will identify specific skills they want to build, and pragmatic and practical steps to do so.