Invest in People, Ignite Passion, Inspire Performance

Hiring the Right People in the Right Positions just got easier

About Us

Dana Riker Jackson, Founder and CEO
Dana Riker Jackson, Founder and CEO of Riker Opportunity Institute, Inc.

PEOPLE are your greatest competitive advantage. Riker Opportunity Institute helps you bring out the best in people and organizational performance. We specialize in helping you attract and retain top talent and increase employee engagement. We provide the proven strategy behind developing leaders and sustaining a high performance culture. Whether we lead you in the transformation of your organization or empower you to do so, our process approach and customization to your needs, will get you measurable ROI results.

Riker Opportunity Institute specializes in helping Leaders create a healthy workplace where people show up for their job, passionate about what they do and the company they work for, and are empowered to be at their best every day. Organizations today are facing the extraordinary task of bridging the lines of communication and behavior across 5 generations. Our mission is to help you bridge that gap and strengthen your people assets.

We help you to tap into your talent and equip the next generation of Leaders to be able to build trust and sustain a high performing culture that can:
• Facilitate change effectively
• Increase Emotional Intelligence
• Make innovation everyone's job
• Attract and retain top talent
• Establish an engaging workplace with high levels of trust
• Produce loyal employees who are passionate about their work AND the company
• Increase continually the value your customer receives

Identifying new, innovative trends and best practices in leadership and team performance is our ongoing objective. The value of building trust is a core principle throughout all of the consulting processes and skill building programs Riker Opportunity Institute offers. Because we measure outcomes and produce sustainable results, we give you the best ROI on your leadership, talent development and employee engagement dollars.

The Impact of HIring the Right Person

Testimonials For Riker Opportunity Institute, Inc.

  • "I would recommend ROI's services to any organization interested in bettering their efficacy and working relationships. The lessons learned through Dana's coaching will improve not only your daily interactions, but also your ability to tackle your strategic objectives."

    Lisa Davies Chief Executive Officer
  • "Dana is a courageous consultant who is not afraid to address the tough issues. She cares deeply about the people with whom she is consulting and really becomes a part of the organization. She is a consummate professional and any organization would benefit from working with her."

    Cole Collier Director of Workforce Development


  • HIring the Right People in the Right Positions

    Many people in the United States spend more time working than doing anything else. Workspaces become second homes and project teams become second families. That is why it is critically important to have a great place to work, which begins with hiring the right people.

    According to a report on 2016 recruiting trends, quality of hire is the most important KPI, but only 32% of Talent Leaders today feel they are effectively measuring that metric. Too many organizations make crucial hiring decisions based on impressions rather than data. In today's talent landscape, employers cannot rely on the resume and interview as the sole sources of information on a candidate.

    ROI helps you to increase your success rate of hiring the right person in the right position using a well-researched and proven hiring assessment tool called PXT Select™. PXT Select™ can have a major impact on cost to and time per hire, hiring manager satisfaction, employee retention, performance and engagement.

  • Create and Sustain a Great Place to Work and a High Performance Culture

    Once you have the right people in the right seats, how do you make sure that people are empowered to do their best work? The Riker Approach 2 A Healthy Culture™ uses a 4 step consultative culture change process that will ensure that leaders are creating a workplace environment where there is a high level of trust that creates and sustains employees feeling passionate both about their job and the organization. Passionate employees deliver greater value to your customers, giving you a distinct competitive advantage that translates into growth and profits.

    The first step in our culture change process is to complete the Employee Passion Survey™. Passion contributes more towards value creation than any other human capability. Employee Passion Survey™ shows how passionate your employees really are and how well the organization meets the 5 most important employee needs that build trust and drive passion. Passionate Employees create winning teams. Ignite Passion.

  • Senior Team Leadership Development and Alignment

    If your Senior Team is not in alignment on your vision, purpose, values and goals, or is having difficulty agreeing on tough and important decisions, One Vision™ is for you. One Vision™ empowers you to accelerate alignment and decision-making in your team, and throughout your organization, creating an environment of increased accountability, personal responsibility and high performance.

    This is not a soft skills team building program. It is a series of challenging discussions about the future of your organization and the leadership the senior team must provide for the organization to achieve its strategic objectives.

    ROI is a Certified Associate of Intégro Leadership which found after 30 years of research and experience that alignment is one of the key factors driving the success of the best performing companies. Different individual styles and skill-sets are of course an asset in any team – but they need to be pointing to the same vision to ensure they are a constructive force.

  • Developing High Performance Teams at all Levels of the Organization

    Riker Opportunity Institute, Inc. is an Authorized Partner and Accredited Facilitator of The Five Behaviors of A Cohesive Team™ Program, which is derived from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni.

    THE FIVE BEHAVIORS OF A COHESIVE TEAM™ is an assessment-based learning experience that helps individuals and organizations reveal what it takes to build a truly cohesive and effective team in the most approachable, competent, and effective way possible. Powered by Everything DiSC®, the profiles help participants understand their own DiSC® styles. Bringing together everyone’s personalities and preferences to form a cohesive, productive team takes work, but the payoff can be huge—for individuals, the team, and the organization.

    Through this program, Teams learn how to increase trust, how to have healthy productive conflict debating ideas, they increase commitment and accountability to each other and achieve collective results.

  • ROI - Productive Conflict Process with the new Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict Profile

    We acknowledge that conflict is a part of life and actually can be healthy and productive if handled effectively. What this workshop is about is how to have healthy productive conflict that actually increases productivity and commitment. It begins with an awareness of how to communicate in a way that does not get people defensive and shows you how to manage those triggered emotions. This program gives you a process to apply to all Conflict Situations that reduces stress and increases effectiveness.

    Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict transforms uncomfortable encounters into stronger relationships. Harness the power of workplace conflict.

  • Strengthening Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork!

    When you need something that will help motivate your employees to do their best work, what you don't want is a quick-fix workshop that's forgotten by dinner. What you do want is a proven process to effect permanent and lasting change in each and every individual. When it improves the individual, it improves your bottom line. The program builds SELF-AWARENESS | SELF - MANAGEMENT | SOCIAL AWARENESS | RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT. It also is very effective at bridging the generational communication gap and helps to increase respect for individual differences and perspectives.*

  • Leadership Development and Coaching Process™

    This process consists of 4 levels of leadership development designed to equip leaders with the skills and tools they need to increase their leadership effectiveness and create high performing teams. It is designed to be delivered over 18 months to 2 years, with Follow-up coaching for each leader. This program ensures skills learned are applied for improved performance and measurable outcomes. It is customized according to the leadership development needs.

  • The Work of Leaders Made Simple: Vision, Alignment, Execution

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® is 12 hours of classroom training where participants discover the best Leadership practices in communication and behavior in order to bring out the best in individual and organizational performance. Using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership behaviors and how these behaviors impact their effectiveness.

  • ROI - Listening

    ROI’s listening workshop will teach you several different listening approaches and help you to discern when to use them, enabling you to become a more effective listener. In order to increase the clarity of our communication and reduce mistakes or bad feelings created by unintended messages, we must become more effective listeners. Effective Listening is the most important skill to have for building trust.

  • ROI - Innovate Teams

    Successful team members don't do the same thing at the same time. They do the right thing at the right time. And while team members work together toward a common goal, individuals still must play their separate parts in the process. As organizations rely more and more on teams to innovate, problem solve, and produce; understanding and capitalizing on individual approaches to group processes is the bottom line on creating high-performance teams.