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“As organizations face increasing complexity, we partner with you to build bench strength.”

Debra Magnuson
Vice President
of Talent Management


Learning Programs
Team Development
Talent Assessment
Succession Planning

Assess | Engage | Develop | Transition

We help individuals, teams, and corporations succeed. We work with you to solve today’s problems, prepare leaders for tomorrow’s challenges, and partner with organizations to break new ground in talent development and readiness.

We offer a range of talent assessment and learning programs to fit the development needs of current and future leaders at all levels. We offer subject matter expertise and highly interactive and engaging programs on topics from performance management to business ethics, leading change, generational differences, and more.

As consultants we recognize that every organization has unique talent management needs—needs that cannot be addressed with a one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why we take the time to understand our clients’ business objectives and provide solutions tailored to meet those head-on. How can we help you?


CPI Twin Cities partners with organizations to ensure a ready supply of talent to meet the demands of your changing business.

Our solutions include easy-to-deploy offerings as well as custom programs designed for your entire talent pipeline. We help you determine the focus for development initiatives. We listen, discuss options, and evaluate learning styles and methodologies that work in your company culture. From strategic senior teams to broader leadership development offerings, we know what it takes to develop talent.

You are a full partner. Executive support is critical to the success of any development engagement. CPI Twin Cities welcomes the opportunity to learn more about how we can best work with you and your organization to create relevant, engaging and results focused learning experiences.
We provide ongoing support to make sure learning sticks. All of our learning programs are enriched by coaching, which ensures sustained individual and business growth.


Five Functions of a Team

Based on Patrick Lencioni’s book Five Dysfunctions of a Team (framed in positive terms), with the goal of enhancing trust, accountability, results-focus and improved communication.

Manager As Coach Learning Series (MACLS)

Executives gain the ability to coach, build trust and conduct constructive conversations that develop and engage employees to drive organizational performance.

Employee Engagement

Designed for executives, we begin with the most recent research on employee engagement, adding an in-depth exploration of ideas, tools, and real-life scenarios to deepen understanding and move to an action plan for a more engaged workforce.

Leading Change

The required skillsets, mindsets, and toolsets for change leadership include resilience, emotional intelligence and self-management, as well as practical day-to-day performance management practices geared toward helping employees thrive in a fast-moving workplace.

Courageous Conversations

Build skill and confidence for having productive interactions with direct reports, peers, and bosses.  Authentic communication is the linchpin for effective leadership and lasting employee engagement.

Managing Virtual Teams

Organizations can gain an important advantage in today’s workplace by strengthening trust in virtual teams. Effective virtual teams have established expectations in how they will communicate and collaborate with one another. The benefits of effective virtual teams include integrated knowledge and skills, increased efficiencies, cost savings, and better customer service.

Perspectives on Ethical Leadership

Inspirational yet practical, this program focuses on fostering a more ethical organizational culture by understanding different ethical perspectives, exploring ethical decision-making tools and discussing real-world ethical dilemmas.

Thriving in the Multigenerational Workforce

WorkWithMeDebby Magnuson, author of Work With Me: A New Lens on Leading the Multigenerational Workforce, gives you a crucial marketplace advantage by tackling generational differences that impact morale, productivity, and employee retention—equipping you to leverage areas of common ground.


Selection Assessment

Our talent assessments provide critical insights regarding the participant’s strengths and developmental opportunities, long-term potential and derailment risks. We evaluate your participant’s information against key competencies, unique needs of the role, and standard benchmarks for leadership. Our conclusions provide you with the most accurate information available to empower your organization in their hiring and promoting decisions.

360 Degree Assessments

Employee development hinges on receiving relevant feedback from multiple perspectives. In order to further their professional development, employees need and want actionable feedback. Our 360/Multi-rater surveys provide meaningful insights into critical behaviors that drive success at all levels of the organization.

Succession Planning and Talent Review

We help you assess the talent that you have and examine succession readiness and developmental gaps, then facilitate a process for your leadership team to objectively review and share the data.