Customizable Professional Development and Training Services

Building your staff's capacity, know-how, interpersonal and business skills deepens their ability to contribute to the organization's growth and success.

We help your team go farther, faster.

If you don't have the staff, time or resources to develop your own training in-house, consider CTC. Whether you are looking to offer training for a staff retreat, LUNCH AND LEARN, ONBOARDING new employees, or leadership development workshops, CTC designs and delivers customized training that covers a wide range of professional and career development areas, to name a few:

  • Team Building
  • Enhancing Communications Skills
  • Social and Emotion Intelligence
  • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
  • Career Development Assessments: Strengthsfinders, Strong Interest Inventory, DISC
  • Moving Through Change with Confidence
  • Building Personal Resilience
  • Onboarding Skills for New Employees

We offer services from needs assessment, expert group faciliation/training, and reinforcement follow-up coaching services, as desired. Our workshop faciliators and professional leadership and career coaches bring expertise in globally-recognized leadership development models, assessment tool and programs, and they represent a range of industries.



"CTC offers a wealth of resources and workshops. As the HR Manage of a nonprofit, I was pleased to be able to work with the professional CTC staff on a program that was a right fit for our organization and staff."

- Megan Loutfi, HR Manager, Equip for Equality


"CTC's workshop quality standards are high. I now understand critical competencies in order to be an effective communicator, leader and business professional."

- Carole A., Finance and Accounting Executive


To learn more about our CUSTOMIZABLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES, please call Blanche Roberts, Coaching and Program Director, at (312) 906-9908 or broberts@ctcchicago.org.


Learn how StrengthsFinderTM training can help boost your company’s productivity.

Leveraging Strengths for Organizational Success
    A half-day workshop

Using the Gallup’s StrengthsFinderTM assessment, your team will gain awareness of their greatest talents and begin turning them into strengths. Strengths-Based Development: Your talents – those thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that come naturally to you – are the source of your true potential. The better you can apply these talents, the greater your potential to consistently act with more confidence, direction, and hope.

Your management team will:

  • Understand individual strengths and how these can be to create powerful teams.
  • Improve relationships with fellow team members.
  • Build confidence as individuals and as an organization.
  • Create an improved work environment for all.

“StrengthsFinders stood out. With power and clarity, it revealed to me how I work and contribute in the professional world, and gave me vivid language to describe those contributions to others.”

– Tim R., CTC Client


Customized Training

High quality, comprehensive career services from local experts with more than 20 years experience in Chicago.

Leadership Seminars

We know a course is only as good as its implementation in the workplace, so our program provides follow-up coaching sessions (individual or team-based) to reinforce learning and ensure new behaviors are being used.

Staff Retreats

Increasing team alignment and productivity, while helping teams work together toward shared goals and objectives makes a huge difference to their success. Retreats benefit employees of all levels – each individual will leave the retreat more aware of the contributions each team member makes to the shared success of the group and will understand how individual behaviors and actions impact the group’s results.


Enable your new employees to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective professionals within your organization. Our facilitated onboarding sessions will help new employees to clarify expectations, learn organizational values and norms, and build relationships within departments and the organization as a whole.