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Breaking Through Generational Differences
Bob Graham, Author, Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Breakthrough Solutions
The most diverse workforce in history is working in offices in the U.S. People in their 60s, 70s and even the 80s might work alongside people in their teens and 20s. The experiences of each age group (Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z) differ greatly. Yet they have to work together for business to succeed. Bob Graham explains how his breakthrough skills can empower people of any age to work more effectively with people who are different. MORE >Takeaways:
+ Key components of each generation and what they mean
+ Important similarities among the age groups that can forge a new understanding
+ How to embrace differences to find better solutions to complex problems
Budgeting Time for Efficiency
DeDee Cai, Founder and CEO, FIT TO PROFIT
We all know about financial projections and budgeting. What if you can use the same concept in budgeting your time to be more effective and efficient? As a leader, you want to lead with power and clarity, but you find yourself spinning the wheels to keep up. You can tell you are on the verge of a massive burnout. You know what you are doing is not sustainable, but your team and everyone depends on you. What if you could achieve 10X the results by learning how to budget your time while managing your energy? Join us to explore the optimal ways to upgrade your habits, and retrain your brain for peak performance.
Building C3 Communities with Talent Optimization
Mali Phonpadith, Founder & CEO, SOAR Community Network, LLC
Build Compassionate, Cohesive and Collaborative (C3) communities within organizations using behavioral science and talent optimization disciplines. Mali shares strategic approaches to help executives drive business results by building and maintaining compassionate, cohesive and collaborative communities within the organization.
The focus and goal of the session will help executive leaders: MORE >*Come to a consensus on new strategic priorities;
*Use behavioral science to design high performing, innovative and cohesive teams;
*Drive business results by aligning people data (behavioral strengths) with strategic objectives
*Participants will be able to evaluate and prioritize their strategic objectives
*Participants will be able to analyze and design people/team/talent strategies that creates C3 Communities within their organizations
*Participants will be able to establish a new approach to talent management that increases engagement, improves collaboration, drive business results and improve organizational effectiveness
*Participants will be able to assess how their “team type” and “culture map” (based on the results of their people data) impact engagement, productivity and innovation
Robert Keiper, Independent Contractor
Leaders are those who create value in goods, services, and especially in behavior. But communicating those values takes more than simply presenting your ideas. Based on Robert Keiper’s 35 years’ experience as a presentation skills coach and workshop leader, this presentation provides step-by-step guides to help you capture audience attention and trust, set clearer goals, develop more compelling agendas and design unforgettable content and visuals. MORE >
Creating Success that Sticks: Aligning Your Core Values with Your Career
Catherine A. Wood, Founder & Head Coach, Unbounded Potential
If you became famous tomorrow and your own definition of success became a maxim, what lesson would you impart? What wisdom would you share? For many, success is a fleeting sensation—the achievement of one goal and immediately on to the next. The joy and satisfaction flash in front of our eyes in the instant of success and then it eludes us once again. MORE >What could be possible for you in redefining your relationship to success from the inside out, and making that elusive success stick while producing even greater results? You will walk away with a model for aligning your core values with your goals as an access point to creating success that sticks from the inside out.
Designing Dynamic Teams
Dawn Shuler, CEO and Founder, The Shuler Group, LLC
Imagine if your staff and teams understood each other better and could communicate effectively and functionally… what would that do for your organization?
You want to increase your bottom line, reduce employee turnover, decrease communication and morale issues, solve problems more easily, and create a positive company culture. MORE >A focus on team building helps staff and employees know each other better, learn how to work together more effectively, and improve the ability to communicate about issues in the workplace.
• Learn the 4 stages of any project and how teams work together most effectively
• Understand the importance of knowing the strengths of each member of the team
• Explore how those individual strengths work collaboratively for the best results
• Learn the 6 dysfunctional team styles
Do You Have Rockstars or Rocks on Your Team?
Dawn Shuler, CEO and Founder, The Shuler Group, LLC
A player employees outperform B players by 3 to 1. B players outperform C players by 3 to 1 again.
Do the math… that means A players (your rockstars) are worth NINE C players (the rocks). MORE >How can you tell if you have rockstars or rocks on your team? How do you hire rockstars? Can you train rockstars? Do you need all rockstars only? Is there a place for the rocks?
In this session, we'll cover:
- What makes someone a rockstar, and what makes someone a rock
- What to look for to hire rockstars over rocks
- What to do with the rocks
Exploring Cultural Assumptions: Way Beyond Diversity 101
Dr. Mallary Tytel, President, Healthy Workplaces
We live and work in a complex world and every day we must work effectively and smartly with diverse populations in a fair, balanced, and collaborative manner. While many of us have been taught to overlook differences around us, particularly in power, privilege and hierarchy, bias and discrimination are still embedded patterns in our lives. These are called perspective, and along with it comes myriad assumptions about the world. MORE >Now more than ever we need to examine our own patterns, beliefs, and connections. What exactly are the nature of differences; the concepts of power and influence; and daily expectations for interaction and relationships? This timely presentation will challenge participants to new ways of seeing, understanding, and influencing the culture around them.
Frame for Change
Shayanna Whitaker, CEO, The Institute for Dynamic Leaders
Organizations are in a constant state of change, but employee competency and communication styles get in the way of the best experience of change. As a result of this talk, the audience are enabled to organically find common ground with teams and grow in conversations with clear intentions in favor of organizational change.
From Surviving to Thriving: Moving Beyond Toxic Work Environments
Chrissy Macken, Founder and Career Coach, blueprintgreen
If you wake up every morning dreading going to work, if you've excused yourself from a meeting because you were ready to explode, if you've ever cried at work, if it feels like none of your work matters, and all your contributions are dismissed, if your job feels totally unpredictable and you have no control over your time or tasks, if the burdens of your job are all you ever think about, if you're so overwhelmed it's paralyzing, then you’re probably in a toxic work environment. MORE >Being in a toxic work environment means that your workplace is sick; despite your best efforts, it’s very hard for you to achieve a sense of wellbeing and thrive in this workplace. And work stress is seeping into all other aspects of your life, and it’s likely bringing you down. I’d bet that you are missing out on having well-deserved compensation and the chance to shine as the career rock star that you are. And, you're probably unable to find a sense of meaning, purpose, and enjoyment in the work you do everyday.
Your toxic work environment is as bad as you think it is, and you deserve better.
I've been there. I know what it's like for every day on the job to somehow feel worse than the last. I know what it's like to be so entirely STUCK. And, in this presentation, I’ll teach you the strategies for how to get unstuck, rediscover your strengths, and reclaim your career potential.