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Trivium’s Center of Excellence (COE) is a development center aiming to create more inclusive leaders through training, consultations, and CliftonStrengths Coaching. With the Center of Excellence, Trivium is closing the gap between who we are now and who we can be, to provide better services with a more engaged and empowered workforce.

The COE’s programs are a force for change. They support workplace transformations through organization-wide culture change, helping employees to engage authentically and do their best work. The executive leadership coaching series, for instance, teaches leaders to create inclusive strengths-based cultures that, in turn, drive better business results.

The COE serves as a strategic resource in developing disruptive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, building new capabilities for leaders, and coaching leaders from the middle level to the c-suite. These new capabilities will allow Trivium to expand its reach and increase our impact in the communities we serve.

CliftonStrengths is at the heart of the Center’s ideology. Gallup’s CliftonStrengths is a personal and organizational development method that focuses on cultivating an individual’s natural strengths rather than “fixing” her or his shortcomings. The method, rooted in Don Clifton’s 40 years of research, details 34 talent themes divided into four categories: Strategic Thinking, Relationship Building, Influencing, and Executing. Through a Strengths Assessment, individuals learn their Top 5 Strengths — the innate talents they must hone and develop to reach their full potential.

The Center of Excellence seeks to help employees understand their talents and aim their Strengths to overcome obstacles, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. Using Strengths to build relationships can transform teams. At the COE, supervisors will learn to resolve team conflicts and improve cooperation and collaboration. Awareness of individual team members’ Strengths will enable them to better lead their teams and optimize their performance.

Ultimately, we desire to help people do what they do best every day to improve their quality of life inside and outside of work.


Center of Excellence Policy for Use and Room Reservation Procedures

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Policy for Use

The Center of Excellence (COE) at Trivium Life Services is designed to provide meeting and collaboration space. The following policies and conditions have been established to assure fair use of temporary meeting and collaborative spaces, and to create a consistent set of expectations.

Eligible Organizations

Strategic partners may by invitation use Trivium’s Center of Excellence (COE) meeting space.  The COE Director may request verification prior to booking.  Each entity is eligible to use the space four times per year.

Room

Trivium’s COE space is 1100 square feet and has seating capacity of 40-45 theater style or 30-35 classroom style, depending on setup. Sixteen 5ft tables are available with a seating capacity of 2 each. The space includes 2 ottomans with table surfaces, a lectern, and a banquet bar for catering.  Maximum capacity is 49 persons.

Hours of Use

The Center of Excellence is available for meetings Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm.  Please allow adequate time in your reservation request for set up and clean up.  We require that the room is returned to its original state when finished.

Reservation

Reservations may be requested up to six months in advance. Trivium will confirm reservations 30 days prior to the event date.  Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis for external requests.  Trivium reserves the right to withdraw its offer of space usage should an internal need supersede it. 

Reservation Cancellation

Cancellation is required no less than five working days prior to the event date.  Failure to notify Trivium’s COE Director at 712.256.7888 ext. 313 or [email protected]  may prevent your organization from future use. 

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are allowed. No alcohol is permitted. Trivium does not provide this service, please use the caterer of your choice.

Audio-Visual

Trivium does not provide dedicated technical service for the COE space.  External equipment and technology are not supported by the COE Director.  The guest is responsible for scheduling an audio/video (AV) technology orientation session a few days in advance of their reservation if they plan on using the COE built-in room technology, including video conferencing. 

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Costs

In the event of damage to the rooms or equipment, it is Trivium’s expectation that the guest be responsible for reimbursement, replacement, and repair and/or cleaning.  We do not allow groups to charge attendees of their event.

Ethical Standards

Trivium supports an inclusive workplace and presumes all organization hosting events at the COE will uphold high ethical standards and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Smoke-Free Building

Trivium is a smoke-free environment.  Event attendees desiring to smoke should be directed outside to the Avenue A entrance.

Reservation Procedure

Contact Chris Blake, COE Director at [email protected] or 712.256.7888 ext. 313 to discuss your event and to check space availability.

Prohibited Actions | Liability for Damages

  • No writing on walls, windows, floors, or other surfaces, except whiteboards
  • Nothing, including adhesive flipchart paper may be tacked, pinned, nailed, stapled, taped, or otherwise attached to any surface
  • No external electrical equipment
  • No improper use of furniture, resources, or equipment
  • No open flame
  • No environmentally harmful or potentially dangerous materials
  • No animals apart from bona fide service animals