Proposed Learning Journey - ARA

Managers at ARA face challenges working with team members who are sometimes more experienced, and who are sensitive to traditional managerial feedback and correction.

Leaders must learn to create a culture respect, trust, and accountability with and among their teams in a way that allows them to show consideration.


“Lack of Growth is the #1 reason people quit their jobs.”

- Deloitte Jobs Survey (2016)

Solution and Workshops 

Gravity Learning will deliver a series of growth-oriented skill workshops for ARA managers. Between and after the workshops, managers will be supported with peer-to-peer work, small real-world assignments, and dripped content designed to increase skill usage.

Below, we've suggested a 4-workshop series, followed by a 5th "presentation" session.

Workshop Duration: 2hrs, each - 1 week apart
Delivery: live, hands-on, remote delivery (in-person is available)
Number of Attendees: 8-12. Rate is inclusive of up to 20.  



Respect is one of the top four human-emotional needs. In this fascinating and useful research-backed session, leaders learn and use skills to build and leverage a two-way respect relationship with team members of all types.


Leadership based in respect dynamics instead of power dynamics

The ability to quickly solve team problems with real-world flexibility

Feedback that promotes growth and innovation (without people taking it wrong)

Change announcements that connect with different personality types



Here, we leverage a game-changing meta-analytic published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Researchers compared 106 studies about trust in leadership to determine what really goes into a successful trust relationship. We take the findings and turn them into real world skills you can use right away to build trust with and on your team.  


The ability to intentionally develop the top 3 factors that go into trust in leadership

A clear structure for setting well-defined expectations

A structure of visibility and reporting to implement with the team

Increased relationship building skills to develop trust  



Everyone agrees that “accountability” is important. How to get accountability and hold people accountable is… less clear—until now. In this workshop attendees learn natural ways to assign tasks, get  accountability, support it, and respectfully hold people accountable when necessary.  


A redefined mindset of accountability

Tasks that lead to people taking accountability for success

Mistakes that are less scary

The ability to respectfully hold people accountable without over-reacting



No one likes difficult conversations, yet some people are very good at them. In this interesting and valuable workshop, we examine and adopt skills the most successful communicators use to get successful outcomes from difficult conversations, with fewer emotional repercussions.

These techniques are game changers.      


Easier and more natural assertiveness, even for people who like to be nice

A step-by-step path to activate real-world emotional intelligence

Difficult conversations that are more likely to happen and less likely to go wrong

The ability to say ‘no’ and come out sounding helpful  



Attendees present a short proposal about how they will use skills from the series in a concrete way. Attendees exhibit understanding and solidified real-world plans to make sure their learning translates and transfers to the real world.   


Special Sauce: Our Extended Learning Model 

Our methods result in an average of 180% better learning.

We’ve all experienced “feel good” training that didn’t make a significant difference. Gravity Learning courses leverage research that leads to real impact.

We back it up with a satisfaction guarantee.

Download the Extended Learning Support Model to see how we get 180% better learning results. 

Special Sauce #2: Evaluation that Proves Learning 

Bank on it.

Learning will be evaluated to prove effectiveness all the way to ROI.

All workshops measure: 

  • Reaction: What is the initial response to the learning?
  • Learning: Did learners learn anything?
  • Behavior: Did learners take action? 
  • Results: Did the action make an impact?
  • ROI: Did the learning make sense in dollars and cents?

Our ROI calculator helps you to predict what sort of results you'll need to make training worth it.

Remember to consider cascading benefits. A manager who saves herself 5 minutes may save a team an hour.  

Options and Pricing

Start with fantastic. Build from there. 

Each 2-hour session is available in 3 tiers.
Custom program design is available and encouraged. Additional fees may apply.

– $2,950/ea: Workshop - 5 session total: $14,750
(includes peer-to-peer partnering & follow up practice assignments)

The facilitator will attend in-person for 2 of the 5 sessions, flight to/from SFO and overnight accommodations to be reimbursed by ARA, and is not included in the above quote.

For payment and arrangements, please contact:
David Lieberman
(415) 273-9772


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Bonus "Give Back" Program

New clients choose their favorite charity and we'll deliver a workshop for free of charge. 

We'll reach out to your charity of choice and deliver a workshop of their choice in your name. 

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