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Workshops & Retreats

Join us at Chez Genèse for a small group workshop or retreat!

Our disability education and advocacy work first got off the ground with the launch of our non-profit, Compass Greensboro, a few years ago. Over the past few years, we have learned more about our own business and our goals and hopes for education and advocacy. We've also become more aware of the need within our business community for team culture and disability integration training. All that said, we have shifted focus from employee training to employer training and have pulled the work of Compass Greensboro under the umbrella of the restaurant. Meaning, the non-profit is no longer the entity coordinating our training, but our Chez Genèse team is still just as excited and committed to dive deeper into our work in the areas of disability employment education and advocacy and to share our experiences with other community and industry leaders! Welcome to our community. We are so honored to have you here.

For now, we have several workshop & retreat options, each designed to grow you and your team in areas of communication, community, and integrated workspaces. If you have questions, please contact us at info@chezgenese.com or 336.663.7399.

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Training level 01 - this is a great 1st step! You're stretching yourself.

Educational Workshop

We are excited to offer four workshops, open to the public, in partnership with our French Supper Club. Each workshop covers information and discussion centered around disability culture and adaptive workspaces. Workshops can be taken separately but do build on each other and are recommended as a set!

Workshops are split into focus groups of either business leaders or personal interest.  Topics include Disability Awareness & Language, Self-Advocacy in Life & Work, Inclusive and Adaptive Workspaces, and Creating Community. Click here for dates and registration.  

1/2 Day Team Building Retreat

Part 1: We can accommodate groups up to 12 people. Retreat will take place in our classroom space, complete with Wi-Fi, soft seating, and community table. The day starts at 9am with morning coffee service and ends with lunch at noon. Retreat includes (2) 45-minute sessions led by our team, (2) 20-minute breakout sessions, and intentional discussion over lunch. Topics for our retreat are centered around workplace & personal values, creating team culture, and communication exercises. Contact us for rates & to book a date.

Part 2: After you’ve completed your first ½ day retreat, we recommend coming back and digging deeper into sessions and discussion centered around hiring disabled employees and how to integrate and adapt your workspace & team. Retreat will follow the same schedule & amenities as part 1, but the content will change.

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Training level 02 - you're warmed up now & walking briskly!
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Training Level 03 - okay, we see you over there starting to jog!

Full Day Team Building Retreat

We can accommodate groups up to 12 people. Retreat will take place in our classroom space, complete with Wi-Fi, soft seating, and community table. The day starts at 9am with morning coffee service, includes lunch at noon, an afternoon snack, and ends at 4pm. Our team will lead your group in (1) 90-minute session, (2) 45-minute sessions, (4) 20-minute breakout sessions, purposeful rest, and intentional discussion over lunch. Topics for our retreat are centered around workplace & personal values, creating team culture, diversity and adaptability mindsets and practices, and communication exercises. Contact us for rates & to book a date.

Coaching & Consulting

Coaching: you’re ready to start making structural changes in your work and with your team! Partner with our team on an organizational assessment and audit, complete with plan for change and inclusion, including goal setting and periodic check ins. We focus on leadership focus, hiring practices, adaptability measures, and retention. We recommend at least 6-8 hours for this process.

Consulting: Now that you’ve incorporated changes into your hiring practices, we are available to come in and coach with both your management team and new hires! We are available to assist with systems, brainstorming, training techniques and communication practices. Our goal is not to do the work for you, but to equip you as you make workplace transitions so that you’re set up for success and longevity! Contact us for more information.

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Training level 04&05 - you're running now & starting to put in the miles!
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