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Adaptive Problem Solving

Every organization is faced with challenges. And successful organizations not only meet those challenges, but embrace them. To do so, requires not only the right attitude, but the right set of tools to effectively problem solve. In our Adaptive Problem Solving workshops and training, we stretch participants to develop new thought processes and skills to [...]

Break Free of Your Comfort Zone

FSU’s series of workshops on Breaking Free of Your Comfort Zone is designed to get participants to stretch themselves beyond the boundaries they put on their own thinking and patterns of interaction. This topic is best explored in organizations and teams that have developed reasonable trust amongst themselves. See our Business Organizations offerings for more [...]

Collaborative Culture

Course Description Workplaces that thrive today are collaborative. Every employee has something to offer and is a potential source of new, profitable ideas. But that’s not every workplace by a long-shot. Collaborative Culture workshops are designed to take your business team through experiences to understand and develop the tools and techniques that will [...]

Communication in Teams

Most work product in businesses and organizations comes from multiple individuals’ contributions. The quality of that work product, and the experience in its creation, is therefore necessarily impacted by the quality of communications among team members. In our Communication in Teams workshops, we focus on group dynamics, valuing all voices and building upon each team [...]

Cross Disciplinary Thinking

Course Description Many organizations have individuals or teams that focus on matters quite separately from those in other departments or areas of emphasis. Consequently, the learning, perspective and knowledge within one part of the organization is isolated from other parts of the organization — leading to potential missed opportunities for improvement or innovation. [...]

Fostering Talent in Others

True leaders develop those that they lead. They don’t simply get person A to do task B — they help their team to grow in skills, ability and character. Of course, each organization will have their own particular context for this, but we provide a platform for leaders to grow in their abilities to encourage [...]

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Organizations that are successful are constantly improving. That requires effective communication regarding team members’ strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, most individuals do not naturally give or receive feedback regarding such matters particularly well. In our giving and receiving feedback courses, we explore how to overcome the natural limitations within an organizational structure that prevent maximum effectiveness [...]

Intergenerational Communication

Course Description Today’s workplace is filled with more varied generational backgrounds, expectations and communication styles than ever before. While differences can be great strengths, they can also be a source of stress and disconnect if not approached properly. Our workshops on intergenerational communication explore what your team’s particular experience has been and provide [...]

Inventive Thinking

Inventive Thinking workshops focus on taking risks and thinking about things from different angles and perspectives than we are naturally trained to do. The nature of this workshop suggests delivery in smaller groups/teams than is appropriate for other courses.

Managing Change

Successful organizations are never static. They grow, and modify their behavior, personnel, products, and strategies continually. But change is never without stress. In our Managing Change series of workshops, we develop skills and strategies that leaders and teams can employ to manage that stress and grow through not only current change but to embrace a [...]

How to Navigate This Site

What you're probably looking for are what we at FSU can do for you and your organization. You'll find that we have organized our site's menu to give you access to a full course list that you can also sort by category. Also, we have split out some thoughts that might be more specific to a particular industry -- so there are industry focused pages as well. If, however, you would like to discuss how our training offerings might fit for you, please contact us at info@fishstickscomedy.com or by phone at (888) 485-8124.

No We’re Not a Real University

Fish Sticks University is how we at Fish Sticks Comedy have organized our training programs. As this part of our work has continued to grow, we wanted to be more thoughtful on how we present our unique workshops and training offerings. If you would like to visit our entertainment based site, you can go to www.fishstickscomedy.com