Our Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) helps businesses develop a solid foundation and business strategy for success.  Our strengths are in improving revenue, productivity, and stakeholder relations (employee, partners, customers).  Services include:

Training / ISD

Combined, our team has over 75 years of providing professional training services.  Cottage Consulting Group offers courses on-site to government agencies, U.S. military units and also civilian businesses.  With strengths and credentials of Business Analyst, course-ware developer (ISD - Instructional System Design) and instructors in Business Management and Leadership courses, our services involve improving organizational performance and optimizing quality.  Utilizing EQ, organizational awareness, expert instructional skills and high levels of discretion and integrity, Cottage Consulting Group can bring your organization to new levels of effectiveness and workforce involvement.  Instructional courses for organizations as well as individuals include:

•    Customer Relationship and Communication Skills Training
•    Diversity Training
•    Management Skills / Leadership Skills and Awareness
•    Critical / Creative Thinking Skills
•    How to Optimize Business Operations with Successful Gap Analysis
•    Business Relationship Management 
•    High Caliber Leadership Skills Development
•    Change Management for the Evolving Economy and Environment
•    Emotional Intelligence in Work and Life

“Her explanations were thorough and her patience and ability in providing individual assistance were exceptional. I will recommend her training classes to others.”
— Dr. Olson, Department of Defense Schools

Instructional System Design (ISD) Work:

We can design or edit existing course-ware for your customized training programs.  With whatever your planned delivery method we can create training material and/or course-ware to meet your training needs.  We have Masters in ISD and over 20 years of ISD work, and will use the appropriate instructional design model, dependent on your situation:

  • Merrill's First Principles of Instruction
  • ADDIE Model
  • Kemp's Instructional Design Model
  • Gagné's Nine Events of Instruction
  • Bloom's Learning Taxonomy
  • Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Training Evaluation
“Patricia’s method of instruction and explanation was very effective. I knew nothing about any of the programs when I began, but I learned so much. She was personable, friendly, not intimidating nor critical. She is always willing to explain a feature and makes it interesting to learn. I am confident I can use all these programs now, and do my work faster and more efficiently.”
— Marleen Maes - Student, Schinnen Holland