Culture Still Eats Strategy for Breakfast!Wednesday, Feb 12 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMCulture Still Eats Strategy for Breakfast!
In today’s ever-changing and competitive marketplace, the pressure to recruit and maintain top talent can feel overwhelming and impossible to achieve. What’s the answer? Culture! This session will examine common culture types, help participants recognize the characteristics of healthy and unhealthy cultures, and discuss HR’s role in creating cultures that build a highly engaged workforce. Participants will learn how to create an irresistible culture and discover the role of storytelling, myths, and metaphors to strengthen an organization’s culture. Humor, practical examples and true stories will be used to bring this important topic to life!
This session will examine:
- The importance of having a strong organizational culture
- HR's role in fostering a high-performance culture
- Factors that shape an organization's culture
- Considerations in creating and managing organizational culture
Aligning Culture, Values and BrandWednesday, Mar 11 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMAligning Culture, Values and Brand
When company values and brand don’t align with the real work that gets done in the company, employees can get frustrated. For example, an organization states it values quality, yet product is going out the door that does not meet quality standards. Explore HR’s role in ensuring organizational leaders and teams “walk the talk” concerning the organization’s values and brand.
Objectives for this session include:
- Take inventory of your company’s culture, values and brand.
- Identify how your organization lives your values and brand with customers, employees and vendors.
- Refresh and reactivate your culture and values as needed.
Post-COVID-19: Preparing Your Business and People to Get Back on TrackWednesday, May 13 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMPost-COVID-19: Preparing Your Business and People to Get Back on Track
The Coronavirus changed us! We learned quite a bit about what we were prepared for, and what we weren’t. As we come out of COVID-19, we know it’s not going to be the same as it was a couple of months ago. HR will need to plan to get the business ready for recovery with talent plans, succession planning, skills gap analysis, forecast modeling, comp and benefits analysis, retention plans and more!
As you prepare for the rest of 2020 and beyond, join us to explore HR’s role in identifying and addresses key organizational strategies to make a strong recovery.
The Ongoing Impact of Inclusive Cultures in the WorkplaceWednesday, Jul 8 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMThe Ongoing Impact of Inclusive Cultures in the Workplace
COVID. Social Unrest. #MeToo. Recent events have shined a spotlight on the need for change and inclusion. The movements are demanding responsibility from employers. As we look to our workplaces, what is HR’s role in ensuring a safe, respectful, and equitable work environment? Beyond responding with a statement, what should our organization be doing related to diversity and inclusion? In this session, we will explore these areas and recognize the impact an organization’s culture has on attracting and retaining good talent. This is an opportunity to start the conversation and address our biggest concerns as a community of employers.
Applying Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the WorkplaceWednesday, Aug 12 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMApplying Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the Workplace
Everyone has emotions. It’s a simple fact – a part of our being human. And whether we realize it, these emotions impact us daily in the workplace. EI underlies our self-awareness, empathy, leadership and resilience. In our world of ‘do more with less’, where continuous change is the norm and effective collaboration is essential, EI skills are fundamental to our success. Increasing your EI can help you in your work relationships, facilitate more productive work environments, and better lead and engage others.
It’s Strategic Planning Season-Is HR Ready?Wednesday, Sep 9 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMIt’s Strategic Planning Season-Is HR Ready?
Over the past decade HR has been recognized as a critical voice in strategy and business planning. The strategic business plan is meant to provide the appropriate guidance and direction necessary for staying relevant in the marketplace and maximizing productivity and performance throughout all sectors of the company. HR is now a lead voice in the dialog of alignment of culture, and organizational structure with mission and brand. In this course, you’ll learn how we, as Human Resources professionals, identify and implement a plan to move the entire organization where it wants and needs to be.
Key points of discussion:
- New approaches to the strategic planning dialog and format
- How HR can translate revenue and profit goals into efficient organization design (form follows function)
Gulp, You Want Me to Present?Wednesday, Oct 14 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMGulp, You Want Me to Present?
No matter your role in the organization, there will always be opportunities for you to present your ideas or information. Whether you’re a nervous novice or a more experienced speaker, this dynamic session provides valuable tips and techniques to improve your presentation success to any work audience.
We’ll explore topics such as:
- Foundational communication principles
- Preparation and delivery tips
- Content development
- Overcoming fear
- Use of PowerPoint, and much more!
Don’t ‘Talk’ To Me Like That! Communication in Work RelationshipsWednesday, Nov 11 20208:30 AM - 10:30 AMDon’t ‘Talk’ To Me Like That! Communication in Work Relationships
It’s been said that the ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills needed in business…and life for that matter. But can you really learn to communicate effectively in your work relationships? This session will explore thoughtful and practical keys to communicating effectively at work. It will explore proven principles of effective communication and offer practical ideas on how to improve your ability to communicate with others.
Some of the topics covered include:
- Identifying the common traits of destructive communication
- Building an atmosphere of positive communication
- The power or our words, and much more.
Humor, real stories, and class interaction will be used to bring this session to life. You’ll be sure to leave both encouraged and equipped to improve your communication skills…and your work relationships.