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April 2020

Virtual Session: Leading Virtually – April 22

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
$175

Working on teams with people dispersed across locations is the norm in today’s environment. While this allows the organization to leverage the best resources and to expand its reach geographically, it poses some challenges for those who are expected to be productive and operate efficiently within it. The leader of these teams takes on a lot of responsibility to ensure that people are getting what they need and that their work is getting done. To lead in this type of…

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Virtual Session: Handling Resistance – April 23

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$175

Within the organization, and particularly as a leader, you are bound to face resistance in many forms over the course of your career — team members who are resistant to take on a new project or assignment; senior leaders who are resistant to give you more budget dollars for new resources; customers who are resistant to take your suggestions for improvements to a design. Although resistance may have a negative connotation, it can actually have a positive result. It can…

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Virtual Session: Taking Control of Your Engagement – April 29

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$175

Taking Control of Your Engagement is a blended learning experience that equips individuals to assess, increase and sustain their engagement — maximizing both contribution and satisfaction — so that your organization can build a vibrant workforce and reach its goals. By the end of this session, you’ll be able to: Understand what engagement is — and isn’t Assess their own engagement level Clarify the personal values and job conditions that influence their satisfaction at work Consider how their interests and…

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May 2020

Virtual Session: Your Career – May 8

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$175

More than 80% of participants in BlessingWhite’s recent career research indicated that career development has an impact on their overall level of engagement. Careers don’t happen based on 10-year plans and career ladders. Careers are now. Employees are taking a short-term view of career development. Instead of waiting to be satisfied by career development milestones set for the future, they want to be satisfied today and tomorrow with the work they do. And they need to be prepared for any…

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Virtual Session: Giving Feedback – May 12

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$175

As a leader trying to obtain high levels of contribution from your employees, it’s important that you clearly communicate to them what they’re doing well and what they could be doing more effectively. You may think that they know what they’re doing is good or bad, but in reality, they may not. Without your feedback, high performance may not be as fully leveraged as it could be, and performance issues may go unnoticed. By the end of this session, you’ll…

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Virtual Session: Leading Teams – May 15

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$175

Throughout the course of your career, you’ve inevitably been a part of many teams. Teams are often the structure of choice to take on projects and get things done across organizations, particularly in the more technical space. Teams can vary in terms of their goals and characteristics. One thing that doesn’t change is that teams are made up of unique individuals, yet they are also entities unto themselves. There are additional challenges that result from leading teams versus leading individuals…

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Virtual Session: Leading Virtually – May 18

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$175

Leading teams with a diverse workforce across multiple time zones and geographies has become more common in recent years. And with recent global disruption, leaders are looking for new ways to ensure their teams operate effectively while maintaining employee engagement. However, leading remotely can pose some real challenges for those who have not have been trained and/or properly equipped to do so. To lead in this type of environment, the foundational leadership skills of building trust, asking strategic questions, listening…

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Virtual Session: Delegating Responsibility – May 20

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
$175

Delegation is a word that typically elicits a range of strong reactions from leaders, whether it’s fear, anxiety, resistance or relief. Delegating responsibility is often cited as a key challenge of leaders, particularly those who were once individual contributors in the business or functional space in which they’re now leading. By the end of this session, you’ll be able to: Articulate what constitutes effective versus ineffective delegation. Distinguish between the “whats” and “hows” of a delegated assignment to increase commitment…

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June 2020

Zoom Fatigue? Design a Digital Blend to Deliver your Mission-Critical Training Programs

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Like many learning professionals, you may have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by quickly converting your most important instructor-led programs for virtual delivery. This emergency response made sense. But now we’re a couple months into the new world of physical distancing, and perhaps all those Zoom sessions are losing their appeal. Getting “back to normal” will be a long haul, so it’s time to consider other digital learning approaches to help you achieve your mission-critical business goals. Now is the…

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They Still Want a “Career.” You Need Results.

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am

Your carefully thought-out, strategic, ambitious career development plans for 2020 have likely hit the fan. Organizations across the globe have seen budgets slashed, priorities shifted (multiple times), and resources redeployed. In some organizations, the workforce is now smaller or looks different than it did at the start of Q1. Now what? You and your workforce are looking ahead. Many people, thankful to be employed and grateful to have taken part in organizational heroics, are likely asking, “What about me? What…

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