In March of this year, Dr. Levy and Captain Celano offered their training to the Seal Beach Police Department and they received very favorable evaluations. In 2012, they conducted three workshops to train approximately 90 Tustin Police Department officers, in addition to offering the workshop at the Southern California Police Chief's annual conference in Palm Springs. Dr. Levy and his colleague Charlie Celano, MA, a Captain with Tustin Police Department offer a four hour training for law enforcement on how to effectively interact with the mentally ill in the community. The training includes curriculum outlining and comprehensively describing mental illness, how to develop active listening skills leading to positive outcomes when encountering the mentally ill in the community.
The corporate training conducted by Dr. Levy includes the following on-site workshops:
*Developing Core Competencies to Become an Outstanding Manager
A workshop designed to equip managers with the skills to manage the dynamic, fluid and changing workenvironment that demand you adapt to the challenges by learning new strategies and skills. The soft skillsincluding emotional intelligence, decision making, resolving conflict and building high performance teams will bereviewed. Experiential learning activities such as simulations, case studies and role playing active listeningtechniques will be included. The topics reviewed include managing personal stress, developing self-awarness,completing self-assessments, coaching, cultural competency, motivating employees, managing conflict,empowerment and delegating, building effective teams and teamwork, leading positive change. consensusbuilding and action planning. All participants will receive a handbook containing the workshop curriculum.
*You, Me and Them: An Awesome Us
Teamwork is a core, developmental process that can dramatically and positively affect departmental and organizational performance. For a manager to be effective and respected by supervisees, he/she must demonstrate the indispensable skills to create united, highly effective teams. This training will teach managers the skills and
strategies essential to creating social and positive interdependence, the importance of sharing information, supporting each other to make work more efficient and in
the process, members creating their own, unique roles and identities. High functioning team members nurture and support one another, develop trust and interdependence
which is crucial for optimal performance. Managers will learn how to engender credibility through consistent follow through, integrity in work and how consensus
building creates solidarity. The training will demonstrate how experiencing disagreement and conflict can be maximized to generate creative breakthroughs
and solutions to problems. Innovation can be achieved through creative problem solving. The attainment of the above ideals energizes team members, creates
reciprocity and contributes to the healthy functioning of the team.
Becky is a professional consultant with over 16 years of executive experience in nonprofit management. She is skilled in strategic planning and group facilitation, and offers individualized trainings and workshops tailored to address an agency's most pressing needs. Becky is also an accomplished grant writer, whose winning proposals have helped local organizations support and expand their critically needed services. Her awards and recognitions include: "Outstanding Executive Director" by the Agency Executives Association, "Community Champion” by Molina Healthcare, "Woman of Distinction" by California 63rd District Assemblyman Bill Emmerson, and "Everyday Hero" by the YWCA of Riverside County.
Services offered include:
Strategic Planning: Developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs, this highly interactive process engages all stakeholders in creating long and short-term goals with specific timelines, activities, expected outcomes and success measurements. This process is normally conducted over two days and is customized to meet an organization’s specific needs.
Group facilitation: Becky is adept at leading group discussions focused around addressing immediate issues and concerns, resulting in a mutually agreed upon course of action that is reasonable and fair to all parties.
Grant writing: Becky is an accomplished grant writer with a winning track record. She offers an initial consultation at no cost. Grant writing is billed on a per project basis.
Dr. Levy has been teaching at University of Redlands for 21 years in the graduate and undergraduate school of business. He has also taught at California State University Long Beach, Cerritos College and several other local colleges. Dr. Levy has written curriculum for the majority of the courses he has taught which is available to instructors seeking to enrich their instruction through lecture notes, small group activities and related instructional methods designed to engage students and create a more natural, meaningful learning environment.
Dr. Levy also offers training on how to become outstanding college instructors. He has been nominated several times and received Excellence in Teaching and distinguished academic service awards from several universities. Dr. Levy is available to conduct his two hour workshop at your site, and participants receive a booklet containing the strategies, teaching methods and additional content to develop outstanding teaching skills.
Curriculum is available for the following graduate and undergraduate business courses:
Team and Group Dynamics
Communication and Conflict in Organizations
Organizational Theory and Management
Managerial Assessment and Development
The Reflective Manager
Contemporary Contexts of Business
Contemporary Contexts of Management
Leadership and Motivation
The Capstone (senior project)
Dr. Levy teaches general education and humanities courses. Curriculum is available for the following courses:
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
The American Family
The Stress of LOiving
Death and Bereavement