We offer workshops to help your organization, teams, and individual contributors. Workshops include the Everything DiSC suite of programs, Situational Leadership II, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Presentation Skills, Persuasive Writing, Crucial Conversations, Team Dimensions, and many others. Let us know if you have a specific need.
We work with you to identify gaps and needs, and then create and curate programs, curricula, and resources to satisfy those needs. Our main focus is in soft skills, manager, leadership, and communication support, and we work with a number of partners for hard skills training.
We create custom content for in-person, online, video, and mixed model professional development programs. We can work with your subject matter experts, or supplement them with our own network.
Mark Avnet brings over 25 years of senior leadership, learning and development, talent growth, thought leadership, and innovation experience to clients and partners.
Prior to founding Converging Arts, Mark was Dean at 360i, founding and leading 360iU, the L&D and Thought Leadership group at this well-known digital-first advertising and marketing agency.
Mark developed and facilitated programs to help the large employee base develop manager and leadership excellence, and interpersonal and group communication skills using Everything DiSC, presentation and writing skills workshops, ideation techniques, unconscious bias awareness and mitigation practices, dealing with digital disruption, and more.
He also created both video-based and online courses for employees and clients, in addition to the workshop curriculum. Mark worked directly with clients including Coca-Cola, many of the Nestle Brands, Barilla, Kraft, Mondelez, Canon, Mattel, Dentsu, Harlem Children’s Zone, and Oscar Mayer.
Mark’s academic credentials include Professor and founding Chair of the Creative Technology program at VCU Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter, widely recognized as the nation’s top graduate school in advertising and marketing. Prior to that, Mark was Chair of Communications at Russell Sage College/Sage Colleges of Albany, Visiting Professor at Marist College, and Adjunct professor in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Other advertising industry roles include Senior Vice President and Director of Technology and Production at Ammirati Puris Lintas, Chief Technology Officer and Head of the Innovation Lab at Lot21 Interactive, Head of New Media at @radical.media, and Executive Producer and Head of Production at Hearst New Media. Mark currently co-leads Learning & Development at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
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