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Grab a cup of Joe and join us from the convenience of your own office for a one-hour shot of caffeine for the business brain! This series provides new, insightful and innovative tips from area experts, delivered in a one-hour webinar for the busy professional.
It’s that time of year again – time to develop your strategic goals for 2019. In the process, don’t ignore your most valuable asset – YOU! This webinar will discuss the importance of creating and being accountable for your own strategic development plan, tips for creating your personalized plan, and identifying resources to help you be your best you ever!
We have all experienced reverses, downturns, and bad news. True success doesn’t mean the absence of challenges, but rather using those challenges to our advantage. Great leaders have a healthy relationship with adversity and understand that there can be no growth without change, and change means both ups and downs.
In this program, participants will discuss the benefits of adversity and learn 5 practical steps to not only overcome it, but to use it to bring greater success and power to all aspects of our lives. Rather than avoiding or bemoaning adversity, these five steps will help students realize that sometimes, the thing that seems to be blocking them from their dreams is the very catapult necessary to launch them.
Presented by: Judy Morley
Help Your Team Thrive in High-Stress Environments
Has a major disruption challenged your mettle as a leader?
Perhaps your organization is growing like crazy with your people overwhelmed by unsustainable workloads. Maybe you’ve been restructured and are now reporting to a new boss in a new position. Perhaps you’re experiencing a family crisis and find it difficult to focus and do your best work.
If your world has recently exploded, making your mission harder than ever, you can thrive amidst this hardship with tools forged from Stoicism.
Stoicism is an ancient leadership philosophy founded by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (if you’ve seen the movie Gladiator, yes, Marcus Aurelius was a real person!). Many Fortune 500 executives and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have trained their teams to use Stoic tools when dealing with disruption and high-stress projects and customers.
Join our presenter as he talks about using Stoic tools to thrive despite the hardship of caring for a terminally ill son while growing a business.
Presented by: Mike Manion
Drones were born out of military need, but now they are becoming a powerful tool for both commercial and consumer purposes. This emerging technology has been likened to the early days of home computers and the internet. Sources like Goldman Sachs are forecasting a $100 billion drone market by 2020. Businesses and entrepreneurs are racing to find ways to utilize this fascinating tool to add value to their companies and carve out a niche in this booming market. Join Chet Andes, Program Manager for the Drone Program and learn a few ways you can add some “WOW” to your business with the use of a drone.
Presented by: Chet Andes
Who among us hasn’t had to work with a jerk or two and wished we had better coping methods for surviving it productively and with our sanity (and jobs!) intact? Let’s face it, jerks are all around us, and without a clear strategy for working with these difficult people, we inevitably suffer and risk failure on the job and in our careers. You’ve been wishing for it, and author and keynote speaker Eric L. Williamson will discuss the strategies for cultivating relationships in the workplace.
Presented by: Eric Williamson
If pictures tell a thousand words, then video tells a million words. All trends point to having less time to communicate, while needing to say more. Video is becoming the tool for both external and internal communications. Video conveys intent and values along with your primary purpose. Learn about the various ways in which you can include video as part of your essential business strategy.
Presented by: Richard Turner
As a business owner, you are seeking the most qualified and talented employees to help you reach your goals -- but what is the best source of talent?
With a combined 535 million users on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, social media is the largest applicant pool on the planet. In this session, we'll help you take a deep dive into the terrific resource we call "social recruiting" -- and find the right person for your next job opening.
Presented by: Missie Wilcox
Tune in to dive into the latest trends and strategies on best practices regarding our most precious resource, our employees.
Jill’s 20 years of experience in the professional staffing industry, combined with her most recent experience being in higher education offer up a unique perspective in not only how to attract the right talent, but also how to retain a staff of engaged employees.
Presented by: Jill Hermes
In our culture we are bombarded with information around the clock. We engage in multi-tasking behaviors to keep up at work and at home. Our friendships depend on social media just to keep us connected. We loose sleep due to overstimulation and circular thinking. These factors lead to severe mental and physical fatigue.
As we turn our focus from the busy holiday season to the New Year, it is the perfect time to assess our mental health. This Power Brew will have you clearing mental clutter to create space for thoughts that support you in every area of your life. In the workplace, having a team that is able to quickly assess their mental condition and shift to healthier habits will add to the quality of their work and the way they feel at the end of each day. Register now and release old programming to make way for a fresh perspective and endless possibilities in 2018 and beyond!
Presented by: Julie Peatt Cassaday
Join international speaker, author and strategist John Kennedy as he addresses how to cultivate a culture that celebrates your unique business proposition, drives your team to deliver exceptional customer experience, and offers your customers reasons to rave about you and your business.
Innovation and Change
What do your employees really want? The answers may surprise you. In this webinar, we will discuss rewards and recognition in the workplace, no cost and low cost solutions, and best practices to motivate employees and boost employee morale.
A great leader is often measured by what they do on the job or in the office, but the things that truly make someone a great leader are done outside of the workplace. By focusing on the importance of personal change, people can make a powerful shift in how effectively they lead others. In this webinar, learn about the changes you can make to develop personally and ultimately become a better leader.
Have you ever had a sale, or any type of agreement, you were sure was going to happen … and didn’t?
Haven’t we all.
The reason for this is found in a very small part of the human brain.
Your brain, like everyone else’s, craves four things when in the process of making a decision. Give the brain what it craves, and in return, predictably and consistently, you will get a YES decision followed by action.
Presented by: Mike Manion
How has the ease of access to technology and automation turned us into overwhelmed employees scrambling for more time?
It seems that in today’s workplace, with technology and automation, there is even less time than in years past. How is that so? This webinar will discuss the effects of technology and the phenomena of today’s overwhelmed employee. You’ll learn 10 practical tips for time management and how to increase productivity, while decreasing stress.
Workplace wellness is a rapidly growing area of focus for large and small businesses. The value in promoting health among employees is evident with increased productivity and greater employee morale. Education and social support are key factors for driving healthy behavior change both inside and outside the workplace. This webinar will provide a framework for initiatives that will guide and motivate employers and employees to live a healthier lifestyle.
Presented by: Brooke Bussard, MD
This year’s Human Capital Trends Report is out! We’ll explore the biggest challenges and opportunities for business in a dramatically changing digital, economic, and social landscape.
Join us for four micro-presentations on the effects of trends in Empowered Cultures, Talent Acquisition, the 60 Year Career, and the Augmented Workforce. Then we’ll “open the floor” for an interactive exploration session. From the era of unpredictability to the impact of Artificial Intelligence, we’ll explore the latest workforce issues.
PLEASE EMAIL US NOW WITH QUESTIONS (email@example.com) about workforce trends for our discussion session. We’ll continue to take questions during the webinar, of course, but with this new format, we’d love to hear from as many of you as possible before then, so our moderators can be prepared to ask the questions of greatest impact to you and your business!
Presented by: Advantage C
Agile practices and methods have made great strides in Technology organizations over the past 15 years. In that time, companies have learned how to apply agile practices to other parts of the organization. Some leading edge companies, like Salesforce, use agile across the organization.
Today’s business environment is evolving at warp speed. Business agility is one way to protect your organization from extinction. Companies who learn to adapt quickly in response to customer needs are sure to win in the marketplace. Tune in to this Powerbrew session and learn some of the ways that your company can apply agile practices outside of IT.
Presented by: Linda Cook - Lean/Agile Coach & Trainer
Do great leaders possess a special something that unleashes hidden creativity, innovation and inspiration within their teams? The answer may surprise you. A multi-year Harvard study suggests there are, in fact, specific attributes that inspire genius. The greatest leaders, from Dallas to Dubai, aren't necessarily successful due to their thought leadership or charisma, but the secret is in their ability to create a micro-culture of "collective creativity." We'll explore the research and how you can put the principles of collective creativity to work in your organization.
The secret to persuasion doesn't lie in the message itself, but in the key moment immediately before you deliver it. Building on 32 years of research by Robert Cialdini, the world's foremost expert on influence, learn how to capitalize on this essential window of time, influencing your customers and colleagues to say YES.
Presented by: Mike Manion
Explore how small acts of kindness are making a big difference in the world of customer service. Alison will share real life examples of how low or no-cost actions can help improve your business bottom line and impact customers’ lives far beyond the service/sale exchange.
It's no secret that today's workers and the workplace are evolving. Attracting and retaining talent is difficult, especially with younger and older workers standing side by side. This webinar will explore the 5 generations of employees in the workplace, their unique and similar needs and motivators, and how using Total Rewards strategies can help companies lower turnover, increase employee morale, and stay competitive in a rapidly changing world. Presented by: Julie Develin, MS, SHRM-CP, PHR
When striving to excel professionally, we often neglect to consider the impact our health has on our work performance. However, our ability to manage our mental and physical health influences all areas of our lives, including our work. During this session, you will learn more about how your health is affecting your work performance as well as what you can do to change things by implementing simple and effective strategies to help modify your lifestyle, improve your health, and enhance your work performance.
Moving technology from a support role to a critical role aiding in important decision-making in any business or organization.
To truly unleash the transformative power of technology and gain a competitive business edge, it is time for a paradigm shift!
Presenter: Sonya Hand
Leaders often conclude that their superstar employees are more talented than others, born with a gift that other employees don't possess. Expertise is available to anyone on your team provided you help them acquire a very specific type of mindset and practice. You will learn how to do both in this webinar!
Presenter: Mike Manion
People Centered Design: The 2016 Global Workforce Trends Study is out! In this PowerBrew we will be examining four of the top trends forecast for the coming year: Organizational Redesign, Engagement, The Gig Ecomony and Learning.
Presenters: Sonya Hand / Steve Berry