Blue Dots

Leadership Speaker Series

4 Speakers | 5 Sessions | Countless New Ideas

  • Overview

    Overview

    This series consists of 5 dynamic virtual sessions for business leaders and HR professionals of all levels. Get new ideas for leadership, useful best practices, and valuable lessons learned that you can apply to your organization in these 1-hour series sessions.

    Five Dynamic Sessions:

    1. Thursday, February 25, 2021: Why Aren’t They Engaged? Let’s Look In The Mirror And Find Out!
    2. Thursday, April 22, 2021: Your Move! Courageous Leaders Think, Create, Repeat
    3. Thursday, June 24, 2021: Leading With Heart
    4. Thursday, October 28, 2021: Make Your Culture The #1 Neighborhood Business
    5. Thursday, December 9 2021: Harnessing The Power of Purpose

    HRCI™ and SHRM® Credits: 1 per session.

    All sessions approved for HRCI™ Business Credits.

    Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST

    The sessions in the Leadership Speaker Series will be recorded and emailed to registered participants after the end of the sessions. Your registration, attendance, and participation in these event sessions provides consent to be recorded.

  • Sessions

    Sessions

    Why Aren’t They Engaged? | Let’s Look In The Mirror And Find Out! (2/25/21)
    Presented by Bill Graham, Graham Corporate Communications

    According to Gallup Research, "An engaged employee works with passion and feels a profound connection to the organization." Join Bill Graham as he unlocks some of the tools all leaders can use to improve employee engagement that will increase productivity, profitability and retention.

    Your Move! Courageous Leaders Think, Create, Repeat (4/22/21)
    Presented by Cherrie Davis, ShiftForward Consulting

    Whether you are a new leader or a seasoned executive it takes courage to be an effective leader. Cherrie will inspire you to leverage your uniqueness to successfully engage and lead a team of any size. With a proven track record of helping leaders and organizations thrive, Cherrie will share strategies to ensure that you have team players committed to the brand.

    Leading With Heart (6/24/21)
    Presented by Dr. Jeff Kaplan, Leading With Heart

    Now more than ever it is important to remember to Lead with Heart. Join Dr. Jeff Kaplan as he shares his approach to leadership development that is fundamentally based on the belief that your people are your organization’s greatest asset. He will share strategies to help leaders break free of habitual thought and behavior and start thinking and making decisions based on heart and mindfulness.

    Make Your Culture The #1 Neighborhood Business (10/28/21)
    Presented by Cherrie Davis, ShiftForward Consulting

    Cherrie bases this keynote on her perspective that culture strategy is required to compete and grow in a complex and competitive environment. In this presentation, Cherrie will challenge conventional thought and inspire you to define your destination and that of your organization.

    Harnessing The Power of Purpose (12/9/21)
    Presented by Pamela Landwirth, Give Kids The World

    As CEO of Give Kids The World, Pamela has dedicated herself to doing good for others and that has translated to retaining employees who are supercharged in their engagement with the organization. Here she will share some of those stories and strategies for leaders to help them define purpose resulting in increased engagement, improved productivity and higher morale.

  • Speakers

    Speakers

    Bill Graham

    Bill Graham, Graham Corporate Communications

    Most known for his likeability, Bill's training helps corporate, non-profit and government professionals to become more engaged, impactful communicators. After spending more than two dozen years training writers for the Procter & Gamble soap operas and producing and directing in a live DC area theater. He shifted his role to coaching outside of the acting space. For almost 15 years, he has been delivering speeches and communication training for professionals around the world. He teaches a broad range of courses for the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management. He has taught leadership communication courses at New York University’s School for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management and Seton Hall University.

    Bill is the presenter for the February session: Why Aren’t They Engaged? | Let’s Look In The Mirror And Find Out!

    Cherrie Davis

    Cherrie Davis, ShiftForward Consulting

    Cherrie is a visionary leader with over 3 decades of experience in human resources and a recognized coach, facilitator, and change management leader. She provides a fresh perspective to her clients by merging real-world experience with proven knowledge of people. She is the President at ShiftForward Consulting, based in Atlanta, GA. Cherrie received her B.A. in Communications from Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD, where she was recognized as the Distinguished Military Graduate and by Who’s Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She earned a Master’s in Human Resources with an emphasis in International Management, from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. She holds professional certifications for Senior Professional Human Resources, Executive & Organizational Coaching and Quality Management.

    Cherrie is the presenter for the April session: Your Move! Courageous Leaders Think, Create Repeat and the October session: Make Your Culture the #1 Neighborhood Business.

    Jeff Kaplan

    Dr. Jeff Kaplan, Leading With Heart

    Dr. Jeff Kaplan has been working in the fields of education and psychology for 25 years. Jeff has spent the majority of the last 15 years coaching, training and consulting. He has developed and facilitated over 200 training programs on team development, communication/assertiveness, interpersonal dynamics and corporate wellness. Jeff is extensively trained and highly skilled in the creative design, development, and measurement of change processes. Jeff’s consulting work has been primarily focused on strategic development, organizational & cultural change and interpersonal relationships. As an executive coach, he is known for his innovative approaches to help managers and executives break free from habitual thought and behavior patterns and think, decide and act mindfully.

    Jeff is the presenter for the June session: Leading With Heart.

    Pamela Landwirth

    Pamela Landwirth, Give Kids The World

    Pamela is the president and CEO of Give Kids The World, a non-profit resort in Central Florida that fulfills the wishes of critically ill kids and their families, to ignite an enduring sense of hope in their hearts. She works closely on strategic advancement initiatives for the organization and with companies to create charitable partnerships that fuel purpose and success. As a speaker, she shares her story, the lessons she has learned, and how other companies can use purpose and service for growth. Her book, On Purpose, explores the value of defining purpose and giving service in companies’ efforts to increase engagement, improve productivity, and boost morale.

    Pamela is the presenter for the December session: Harnessing The Power of Purpose.

  • Registration

    Registration

    Register for Individual Sessions:

    1. Why Aren’t They Engaged? Let’s Look In The Mirror And Find Out! (2/25/21)
    2. Your Move! Courageous Leaders Think, Create, Repeat (4/22/21)
    3. Leading With Heart (6/24/21)
    4. Make Your Culture The #1 Neighborhood Business (10/28/21)
    5. Harnessing The Power of Purpose (12/9/21)

    Register for all 5 sessions for a discounted rate of $250.

    Receive a 10% discount for registrations of 5. To receive volume discount pricing, or to register for the full series, please contact Registrations at 800.488.4845.

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