Leadership & Workplace Development

Public Speaking, Group Trainings and Facilitation Services

Our firm offers a broad range of workshops, trainings and presentations on important workplace culture and leadership development topics. Here are a few of the programs we provide to help you and your organization create a dynamic, collaborative and inclusive workplace community:

  • Conflict Management- Mediation competencies for professionals, managers and organization leaders
  • Mentoring and Succession Planning
  • Strength based leadership
  • Developing executive presence to becoming influential leader
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  • Emotional Intelligence and Communications
  • Negotiation and Decision-Making
  • Group Facilitation, Collaboration and Consensus Building Skills
  • Developing Coaching Leaders
  • Professional Balance and Stress Management
  • Safe and Diverse Workplaces- Harassment Prevention
  • Diversity and Inclusion Training
  • Navigating Employment Law Issues in the Workplace
  • Appropriate Humor in the Workplace
  • Strategic Planning Retreats
  • Team and Trust- Building Retreats

For more information about specific workshop options, see the handouts below, or contact us to create a customized session for your organization.

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Professionals often need support as they integrate into new roles and new challenges in an organization. Papa & Roberts provides skilled and experienced individual coaching for executives, managers and professionals at all levels of the organization. Whether a team member needs help achieving personal or professional goals; communicating or problem-solving with team-members; or, refraining from conduct that is damaging or costly to the organization; high-impact and affordable, professional coaching sessions are available at Papa & Roberts. Drawing on years of experience in employment law, workplace mediation and leadership development, your people are in expert hands and will receive the feedback, support and practical skills needed to face and overcome their unique challenges. Contact us today at (615)767-5900 to check availability for a group training or individual coaching session.

Workplace Consulting Services

Does your organization have an intentional, custom-designed conflict management system? What does your organization do on a consistent basis to develop and support collaboration and cognitive diversity? Many organizations and leaders do not allocate time and resources for intentional workplace culture planning and development. These organizations suffer because they are not agile and are unable to respond to the rapidly changing marketplace and business environment. The costs these organizations pay is high in terms of lost revenue, lost employees, inferior products and services and failing customer feedback. Papa & Roberts provides expert consulting services to create systems in your organization to address these critical culture and development issues. Individual and organization wide assessments are available as well so you can chart your organization's transformation. Whether you are looking to hire an embedded mediator or "ombudsman" to resolve conflict internally as it occurs, or if you are looking to train professionals capable of creating collaborative work teams, contact us today at (615) 767-5900 to get you on the track to organizational success.

Past team training and consulting recipients include:

  • Tractor Supply
  • Ingram
  • BMI
  • UPS
  • Belmont, Center for Executive Education
  • Scarlett
  • Vanderbilt University, Cal Turner Leadership Institute
  • Lipscomb University, Institute for Conflict Management
  • Bethel College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • Baptist Healing Trust
  • Baptist Hospital
  • Lifeway
  • Brentwood Chamber, Women in Business
  • 1W1C, Young Professionals
  • Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville
  • The Center for Nonprofit Management
  • Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Williamson County Association of Realtors
  • Women’s Council of Realtors
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program
Trainer, Coach and Consultant Leigh Ann Roberts

In addition to her years of experience and recognition as an attorney and mediator, Leigh Ann Roberts is a well-known speaker and trainer in the field of leadership and workplace culture development. Leigh Ann provides expert knowledge and feedback to her audience on topics that shape the culture of any workplace and organization. By helping participants view conflict and change as hidden allies for growth, both personally and professionally, Leigh Ann can help your organization improve morale, increase productivity and collaboration and manage costly unproductive conflict. Retain and support good employees and budding leaders while integrating skills and competencies that continuously improve your organization's bottom line.

Drawing on her years of experience as a legal and conflict management advisor and consultant for organizations in both the public and private sector and in a variety of industries, Leigh Ann helps leaders and professionals create intentional shifts in personal mastery and organizational culture. Contact Papa & Roberts today to find out availability for booking Leigh Ann for your next organization training event. For more information on Leigh Ann and group facilitation services, you can also visit Leigh Ann's facilitation page at The Circle Center.

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