The Edgeline Difference.
Edgeline has more than 30 years of hands on, practical experience in shaping workplace environments into an effective culture that minimizes conflict and maximizes results.
Learning should be both interactive and fun! Edgeline uses both of these principles in structuring all of its workshops to make learning and change both easy-to-learn and easy-to-use. With 100% group participation, you'll see meaningful results quickly.
The Edgeline program works primarily from the experiential learning perspective in teaching a variety of skills. An Edgeline workshop focuses on giving the participants the minimum amount of information necessary to get a concept across. The participants are then given opportunities to practice the skills in a learning laboratory setting, where the completion of tasks is not paramount to the learning process.
Give Your Company an Edge.
Believing that any group is only as effective as the relationships of its members, Edgeline interventions emphasize the interaction between group members while they are completing a task. The tasks will not attempt to replicate the normal activities of the group members.
However, the way they communicate their given pieces of information, how well they listen and utilize the resources available to their group will indicate certain tendencies towards how they solve problems and communicate in their regular environment, and will give insights into the effectiveness of the relationships between members.
These reflection points become opportunities to introduce new transferable skills.
A Chinese Proverb States:
What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I KNOW.
We like to add:
What I KNOW, I DO.
This philosophy governs every Edgeline workshop. As new skills are discovered or introduced, the group is given opportunity to practice the new skills, which increases transferability.
We Specialize In:
- Small Businesses
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Board of Directors
- Hiring New Employees
- Team Building
- Conflict Resolution
- Churches and Youth Groups
- Workplace Effeciency
- Improving Workplace Environment
- And Much More!
Meet Our Founder
David A. Vermilye
Dave Vermilye is the owner/CEO of Edgeline Resources LLC. His undergrad and graduate background is in education, focusing on cross cultural communication, anthropology and experiential education.
For the last 20+ years, Dave has been using his experiential educational approach to teach group and team development in corporations, schools, churches, and other community groups. He has been involved in leadership development in several Community Leadership Programs, including Leadership Grand Rapids, Grand Traverse, Grand Haven and West Michigan.
Dave has utilized his leadership development skills in the Middle East, Europe and the Caribbean. Dave focuses on creating an environment of respect where participants can have a safe place for growth to transpire.
Dave has been utilizing DiSC tools for nearly 20 years and is an authorized Everything DiSC Partner. He is also a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Authorized Partner. He has experience with the Learning Styles Inventory and many other tools, integrating these tools with his experiential approach for training. Dave also is involved nationally with experiential training networks and is frequently asked to lead workshops on the topic. He was named Trainer and Facilitator of the Year (2016) by his peers.
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