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Workshops & Resources for a Positive, Productive Workforce


Employee Matters workshops provide training to help employees connect and understand each other and their management team. The dynamic and entertaining personalities of our facilitators will engage your employees and help them feel comfortable with the topics.  Our Employee Matters facilitators have taught hundreds of hours of relationship workshops.

Shelby Raines

An experienced professional presenter with a relaxed genuine style, Shelby relates well to every group. She empathizes with their concerns, offers humor, real life stories and solutions they can use.



Amy Pelletier

An experienced college communications instructor and workshop facilitator, Amy provides a realistic and optimistic outlook while providing specific tools for building better relationships.



Why are healthy workplace relationships important?

Healthy relationships are vital to every aspect of life. Good relationships at work don’t just help people feel better; employees in healthy relationships increase profitability. They are physically healthier, and are more loyal and stable employees.

Healthy relationships at work and at home:

  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Improve health
  • Decrease anxiety and stress
  • Decrease health insurance costs
  • Improve productivity

By investing in your employees’ relational wellness, you also invest in your bottom line.

$1.5 – $6.85 per dollar spent is the return on investment a company can receive by investing in the physical and relational wellness of their employees.

Workplace Program Options

Getting Along & Getting Things Done

Using the research proven program Winning the Workplace Challenge, Employee Matters facilitators will guide your staff through critical relationship-building skills to help create a peaceful and productive workplace.

Skills & Session Takeaways: 

  • Workbook to assist in applying the knowledge gained
  • Personality assessments and how they impact work relationships
  • Power to replace communication problems with respectful talking and listening
  • Training in the Speaker Listener Technique
  • Awareness of individual issues and ways to help manage emotional responses
  • Capability to make important decisions to improve professional relationships

Employee Motivation & Appreciation

Using the research proven program The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, your organization will understand how to express appreciation that resonates with each individual you reduce employee issues like sarcasm, resistance, apathy and more. And better yet, you increase employee cooperation and productivity and create an environment people enjoy.

Discover how to: 

  • Say “thanks” to staff and/or volunteers in ways that work — even on a tight budget.
  • Increase loyalty with employees and volunteers.
  • Reduce cynicism and create a more positive work environment.
  • Improve your ability to show appreciation for difficult colleagues.
  • Identify specific actions that will encourage you and your co-workers.

Worklife: The Balancing Act

Employee Matters offers an assortment of educational and entertaining presentations with simple take away tips to make relationships more efficient at work and at home.

Topics include:

  • Understanding each other
  • How to speak so others can hear
  • Stress at work and home
  • Workplace attractions and affairs
  • Getting what you want from work

Scheduling & Pricing

Employee Matters can deliver our material in various formats including:

  • Day or night workshops
  • Overnight retreats
  • Lunchtime learning sessions
  • Onsite and offsite workshops

Rates vary depending on group size and start as low as $30 per person (minimum of 20 people).

All workshops include pre and post meetings with your management team.

Bonus Service:

EM can connect your employees who are experiencing relationship issues at home to a full array of relationship strengthening workshops available through Marriage Matters Jackson. By creating a culture that values relationship wellness at work and home, you will demonstrate your company’s concern for its employees and provide a smart return on investment – more than $6 billion annually is lost by U.S. businesses due to decreased productivity by employees involved in marriage and relationship difficulties.

Get more details about our trained facilitators

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