Invest in People, Ignite Passion, Inspire Performance

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About Us

Dana Riker Jackson
Founder and CEO of Riker Opportunity Institute, Inc.

PEOPLE are your greatest competitive advantage. Riker Opportunity Institute helps you bring out the best in people and organizational performance. We specialize in helping you attract and retain top talent and increase employee engagement. We provide the proven strategy behind developing leaders and sustaining a high performance culture. Whether we lead you in the transformation of your organization or empower you to do so, our process approach and customization to your needs, will get you measurable ROI results.

Riker Opportunity Institute specializes in helping Leaders create a healthy workplace where people show up for their job, passionate about what they do and the company they work for, and are empowered to be at their best every day. Organizations today are facing the extraordinary task of bridging the lines of communication and behavior across 5 generations. Our mission is to help you bridge that gap and strengthen your people assets.

We help you to tap into your talent and equip the next generation of Leaders to be able to build trust and sustain a high performing culture that can:
• Facilitate change effectively
• Increase Emotional Intelligence
• Make innovation everyone's job
• Attract and retain top talent
• Establish an engaging workplace with high levels of trust
• Produce loyal employees who are passionate about their work AND the company
• Increase continually the value your customer receives

Identifying new, innovative trends and best practices in leadership and team performance is our ongoing objective. The value of building trust is a core principle throughout all of the consulting processes and skill building programs Riker Opportunity Institute offers. Because we measure outcomes and produce sustainable results, we give you the best ROI on your leadership, talent development and employee engagement dollars.

The Legacy of Teamwork

Testimonials for Riker Opportunity Institute, Inc.

  • "I would recommend ROI's services to any organization interested in bettering their efficacy and working relationships. The lessons learned through Dana's coaching will improve not only your daily interactions, but also your ability to tackle your strategic objectives."

    Lisa Davies, Chief Executive Officer
  • "Dana is a courageous consultant who is not afraid to address the tough issues. She cares deeply about the people with whom she is consulting and really becomes a part of the organization. She is a consummate professional and any organization would benefit from working with her."

    COLE COLLIER, DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Solutions

  • Developing High Performance Teams at All Levels of Your Organization

    Riker Opportunity Institute, Inc. is an Authorized Partner and Accredited Facilitator of The Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team™ Program, which is derived from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni.

    THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM™ is an assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC®, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® styles. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge—for individuals, the team, and the organization.

    Through this program, Teams learn how to increase trust, how to have healthy productive conflict debating ideas, they increase commitment and accountability to each other and achieve collective results.

    Videos

    Healthcare Team Testimonial
  • Strengthening Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork!

    When you need something that will help motivate your employees to do their best work, what you don't want is a quick-fix workshop that's forgotten by dinner. What you do want is a proven process to effect permanent and lasting change in each and every individual. When it improves the individual, it improves your bottom line. The program builds SELF-AWARENESS | SELF - MANAGEMENT | SOCIAL AWARENESS | RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT. It also is very effective at bridging the generational communication gap and helps to increase respect for individual differences and perspectives.*

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    The Impact of High Performing Teams
  • Senior Team Leadership Development and Alignment

    If your Senior Team is not in alignment on your vision, purpose, values and goals, or is having difficulty agreeing on tough and important decisions, One Vision™ is for you. One Vision™ empowers you to accelerate alignment and decision-making in your team, and throughout your organization, creating an environment of increased accountability, personal responsibility and high performance.

    This is not a soft skills team building program. It is a series of challenging discussions about the future of your organization and the leadership the senior team must provide for the organization to achieve its strategic objectives.

    ROI is a Certified Associate of Intégro Leadership which found after 30 years of research and experience that alignment is one of the key factors driving the success of the best performing companies. Different individual styles and skill-sets are of course an asset in any team – but they need to be pointing to the same vision to ensure they are a constructive force.

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    Organizational Impact of Teamwork
  • ROI - Productive Conflict Process with the new Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile

    We acknowledge that conflict is a part of life and actually can be healthy and productive if handled effectively. What this workshop is about is how to have healthy productive conflict that actually increases productivity and commitment. It begins with an awareness of how to communicate in a way that does not get people defensive and shows you how to manage those triggered emotions. This program gives you a process to apply to all Conflict Situations that reduces stress and increases effectiveness.

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict transforms uncomfortable encounters into stronger relationships. Harness the power of workplace conflict.

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    Do Your Teams Sound Like this?
    Your Team Can Sound Like This!
  • Create and Sustain a Great Place to Work and a High Performance Culture

    Once you have the right people in the right seats, how do you make sure that people are empowered to do their best work? The Riker Approach 2 A Healthy Culture™ uses a 4 step consultative culture change process that will ensure that leaders are creating a workplace environment where there is a high level of trust that creates and sustains employees feeling passionate both about their job and the organization. Passionate employees deliver greater value to your customers, giving you a distinct competitive advantage that translates into growth and profits.

    The first step in our culture change process is to complete the Employee Passion Survey™. Passion contributes more towards value creation than any other human capability. Employee Passion Survey™ shows how passionate your employees really are and how well the organization meets the 5 most important employee needs that build trust and drive passion. Passionate Employees create winning teams. Ignite Passion.

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    The Ripple Effect of Employee Engagement
  • ROI - Listening

    ROI’s listening workshop will teach you several different listening approaches and help you to discern when to use them, enabling you to become a more effective listener. In order to increase the clarity of our communication and reduce mistakes or bad feelings created by unintended messages, we must become more effective listeners. Effective Listening is the most important skill to have for building trust.

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • September 18 – October 23, 2018

    Tuesday live sessions begin September 25, 2018
  • October 25 – November 29, 2018

    Thursday live sessions begin November 1, 2018
  • November 06 – December 11, 2018

    Tuesday live sessions begin November 13, 2018
Take the next step!
Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Showcases

Be my guest at The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team showcase. Take an in-depth look into the program’s organizational impact and experience activities from the program. You’ll also receive an ebook of The Five Dysfunctions of Team. Select a city below to learn more.
 

Featured Skills

  • Attract, Retain and Engage Top Talent
  • Get to the Root of What Drives a High Performance Organization
  • Align Leadership with their Purpose, Values and Vision
  • Tap into your Greatest Competitive Advantage.....Teamwork!
  • Learn how to make Conflict Productive instead of Destructive
  • Improve Collaboration & Implementing Change; Improve Morale & Productivity; Improve Decision-making
  • Learn Best Practices of Leadership Behavior and a Proven Process to lead successfully
  • Learn the Five Ways we Listen and when to use each approach for more effective listening skills
  • Have Executive/Leadership Retreats that produce a real impact on the bottom line.
  • Sharpen your everyday workplace skills through ROI's Professional Development Programs
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • A leading assessment tool to help you hire the right person for the right seat and engaging them.
  • ROI has been using Everything DiSC tools for 20 years and believe they are the best on the market.
  • The best tool for improving communication and productivity in the workplace.
  • Teamwork is your greatest competitive advantage. Certified Facilitator in the 5 Behaviors Programs
  • This award recognizes women in business for their exemplary leadership skills and community impact.
  • Finalist in the 2016 HR Consultant of the Year Award
  • Certified in all Integro Trust Inside Assessments and Leadership Programs and consulting processes.
  • Programs