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Spencer/Shenk/Capers & Associates, Inc. is a behavioral science consulting firm whose core business is to increase personal and organizational productivity by developing leadership excellence. Our expertise in both behavioral science and business management assists organizations and their leaders through consulting, coaching and training. We help our clients address the critical "people" issues that powerfully influence success or failure.

  • Our Business

    Our Business

    Dynamic and successful business practices are driven from reliable processes and consistency in approach.
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  • Leadership

    Conscious Leadership

    The SSCA Conscious Leader ModelTM addressess successful leadership through a full spectrum process.
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  • Workshops

    Cultivated from over thirty years of experience in behavioral science, our workshops are expertly designed to meet the comprehensive needs of our clients. Read more

  • Reference Materials

    Reference Materials
    Our vital collection of reference materials ensure the most
    advanced, scientifically proven techniques and methods are being implemented in our programs.

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New to Our Training Menu in 2014!

LPMA and PCM Refreshers!

So you spent 3 1/2 days in a Spencer, Shenk, Capers LPMA or PCM Workshop. You probably didn't quite know what to expect when you got there, but if you're like most of our clients you came away effusively declaring it was better than you expected--much better. And at the end of it all you were excited and energized to implement what you had learned even after some long days and "drinking from a fire hose" to learn these new leadership concepts.

But time, busy schedules and yes, the "old habits die hard" groove we all fall into began to fade that energy and resolve, not to mention some of the knowledge, you came away with even if you've been relatively consistent in practicing your new leadership skills. There's nothing wrong with that--it's easy to fall back into old ways of doing things.

Spencer, Shenk, Capers has a cure for that "energy fade" with our two new Refresher Courses designed to assist you with either getting back on track or staying on track in utilizing the leadership tools you gained in LPMA and PCM. Both Refreshers are 1 day programs.

The LPMA Refresher course will re-measure your current Organizational Climate, and bring added depth to your understanding of your Thematic Apperception score  and other LPMA concepts.

Our PCM Refresher will re-immerse you in PCM's tools and update you with the latest research on the PCM model.

In both workshops, you will benefit from further one-on-one coaching and evaluation of how far you've come in implementing your leadership goals since you first attended the workshops.

Our "maiden voyages" of these Refreshers in October 2013 and March 2014 were a huge success and garnered great feedback from attendees.

So warm up and re-energize your knowledge and passion about LPMA and PCM by the fireside of our Refreshers and join us for a future Refresher Workshop! Our trainers look forward to reuniting with old friends--our workshop alumni!

Currently we do not have any Public Refresher courses scheduled, but if you have demand in-house we will be glad to conduct a Refresher session for your employees who have been through LPMA and/or PCM. Even if you do not have enough critical mass among your employees for this, let us know of your interest by emailing malex@ssca.com and we will attempt to schedule Refreshers in 2015 based on demand.




Desktop Coach - Inner Work

It is probably an overstatement, but I have seldom met a person over 50 years old who was void of a spiritual life and could still claim personal fulfillment and happiness. Maybe a better way of saying this is, “Our frequent failure as leaders to deal with our inner lives leaves too many of us and of our institutions in the dark.” (Thank you Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak [link: http://www.amazon.com/Let-Your-Life-Speak-Listening/dp/0787947350]).

Through the wisdom of Parker Palmer, we must ask ourselves: Do we value “inner-work”, the emotional and/or spiritual effort we make to become more aware of our personal needs? We at Spencer Shenk Capers see examples day after day of people behaving in ways that are counter-productive to themselves, their goals, and their organizations. We don’t need to list the ways. People get in trouble because their “shadow side” shows up, resulting in ineffective, detrimental behavior.


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"Inner Work"
by Tom Shenk