June Newsletter
John and Susan both in Cincinnati!
John and Sue Denver 30th cel;ebration
John will be leading:

Men Relationships and Work©

In Cincinnati October 9-12
Course fee: $3,750
Only 10 total spaces available!
Cityscape Cincinnati
Susan will be in Cincinnati, OH
Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Course Fee: $3,750
Space Limited Register Now!

Adv. Women Moving Forward®
October 16-17, 2018
Course fee: $2,750
Space Limited Register Now!

Many men seem to be struggling with what does it take to have successful Relationships with the powerful women in their lives whether that is their boss, peers, direct reports, wives or daughters. Men Relationships and Work© is designed for men who know there is more to learn but are not sure what knowledge and skills are needed. The #metoo movement has heightened awareness for men. But men need skills not just awareness.
Men Relationships and Work© will be offered in Cincinnati for the first time!
October 9-11,
Course fee: $3,750
There are ONLY 10 slots for the course.
2018 Public Workshop Schedule    


Enabling Purpose through Relationships©
July 30-August 1, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
August 10-12, 2018
Westlake, Village, CA $3,750

Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©
September 24-28, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $5,000

Men Relationships and Work©
October 9-11, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $3,750

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
October 16-17, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $2,750

Advanced Men's Course©
October 23-25, 2018 Catch Up Day Oct, 22
Ojai CA $4,950 2017 Returnees $4,175

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
November 8-9, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $2,750

Managing Corporate Change©
November 13-15, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
December 6-7, 2018
Princeton, NJ $3,750

Enabling Purpose through Relationships©
December 11-13, 2018
Westlake Village CA $3,750


Couples Course© 2019
January 25-27, 2019 Catch up day January 24
Price per couple $3,000
Big Island of Hawaii

Women's Leadership Retreat®
April 30-May 2, 2019 Catch up day April 29
Location TBD
Article: The Truth Test

  I have been fielding complaints from clients about no training dollars for courses. These complaints were from companies and industries historically known for a commitment to developing their employees. The three most recent complaints came from three very different industries. The only correlation is they are all very large companies (more than 50,000 employees). They all remembered a day when management development was a priority for dollars and time. Now training means Webinars on your own time. (“No problem boss the my kids don’t recognize me any way, I’ll hole up in the den click on to a Webinar on Time Management on Saturday too!”)
So I decided to dig into this a little further. What I actually found was that Small companies (under a thousand employees) and Medium companies (under 10,000 employees) have increased training dollars per employee as the economy has improved while Large Companies (over 10,000 employees) decreased training dollars! One of the recent complainant was a director in a Big Pharma category what was his training budget? Nada, Zero, Zip.  I suggested perhaps a Bake Sale would help!
For years statistics have shown a very positive correlation between hours of training per employee and stock price, employee retention and engagement. 
So I want to get your vote. Totally anonymously of course. Please answer the following questions:
1.      Has your access to training dollars increased or decreased over the past few years?
2.      Is there a correlation with stock price going down and training dollars waning or vice versa or no correlation?
3.      Is there a correlation between training dollars and the trend line on your own individual satisfaction with your company?
4.      Note the size of your company according to the above version of Small, Medium and Large.
I promise to publish the sanitized results.
HINT: If you are looking to move on to new organization, watch out for the seduction phase. They will tell you “we really care about our people.” Ask exactly how many dollars you will have for your development. Its THE TRUTH TEST.    
If they can’t or won’t answer BAD sign! “We care about you” is a nice thought Dollars committed to your development is evidence! Make them take the test.
As always we invite your comments.
Congratulations are in Order!!
Congratulations to La Porshia Davis on the birth of her child Layla!

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Advanced Men's Course© 2018
This year's theme is Women!
The 2018 theme is Our Relationships and Responsibilities to Women in the age of #metoo. From sexual violence to discrimination in the corporate world to the inherent advantages women have in todays collaborative world of work: What are our responsibilities as leaders. co-workers, spouses, fathers and role models to the women in our world? Pre-work will include challenging material like The Hunting Ground and The End of Men and the Rise of Women.  Projects and experiments will also be part of the preparation for this year’s course.
Dates: October 23-25, 2018
Catch up day October 22.
Location: Ojai, California
Course Fee 2017 Returnees
$4,750 Newbies $4,950

CC 2108
Couples Course©
January 25-27,
Catch up day Jan. 24
Spectacular results again this year at the Couple Course©!

Here are the Photos from the 2018 Course.

Don't be left out of the picture next year!

Join us in Paradise on the Big Island where we have found renewal and enrichment for 35 years.

Cost per couple $3,000

3 of 6 Slots
for 2019

"Thanks for ALL you did and continue to do for us and so many people. We are so grateful to have been here with you both and the other couples. Some who will be lifelong friends."

Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
An International Consulting Company
31416 Agoura Rd. Suite 255, 
Westlake Village, CA 91360, USA
PHONE (303) 660-5206