Opening Keynote

Leading With Heart Presented by Dr. Jeff Kaplan

Do you and other leaders in your organization “lead with heart?” Dr. Jeff Kaplan will share his heart-based approach to leadership development. Organizations have become more global, matrixed, diverse, technologically advanced, and competitive. As such, the command and control, do-this-because-I-said-so management style is no longer acceptable. In order to thrive and even survive, today’s leaders must act with purpose, show empathy, and remain humble.

Early Breakouts

Gen Z | Love Them Before They Leave You Presented by Kimberly Dunn

Are you prepared to feed the needs of the Gen Z’s? This amazing talent born between 1997-2012 is at our doorstep bringing with them pragmatic, ambitious ideas and they are ready to climb the corporate ladder. Learn how your organization will need to be prepared to capitalize on attracting this talent and more importantly how to retain them.

Feedback to Engage Presented by Valerie Boudreau

On any employee engagement survey there’s sure to be a question about getting regular feedback on performance. Employees want to know how they are doing-if they are on track or if they are getting off track. This breakout will focus on helping you to deliver feedback -whether positive or constructive- to foster employee engagement as well as add to your leadership toolbox.

Conquer Imposter Syndrome to Achieve Your Goals Presented by Kim Meninger

Do you ever feel like a fraud? Do you ask yourself, “Who am I to…?” Do you worry that the people around you are so much better qualified than you are?

If so, you likely struggle with impostor syndrome, a term for the feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy many professionals face, particularly as we advance our careers. Impostor syndrome strikes roughly 70% of the population but it’s most common among those who feel different from the majority culture. This is why we tend to see impostor syndrome more often among women and members of historically marginalized groups.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Where to Start Presented by Kevin Matta

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Leading Through Change | Communication Strategies That Motivate & Inspire Presented by Lenore Abare

Change within the business landscape is nothing new:
Acquisitions, mergers, layoffs, rebranding, launching new product lines and services.

Change is more than situational. It’s psychological. Besides being challenging, disorienting and disruptive, the greatest impact of change is often carried on the shoulders of individuals with little-to-no voice in the decisions that affect them. The expectation is we need to move forward. We need our people to move forward. Yet, the way forward isn’t always clear. The psychological impact of change, when left unmanaged, can stop us dead in our tracks.

Whether change is happening on an organizational, team or individual level, this power-packed session will equip you with communication strategies that motivate and inspire

Late Breakouts

Leading With Emotional Effectiveness Presented by Emmy Monticelli

By now we all know what a critical role Emotional Intelligence plays in our ability to effectively lead ourselves and others. In this interactive breakout leaders will learn tools and techniques to increase self-awareness, express themselves more effectively in stressful situations and manage their emotions more effectively in the moment.

Walking the Tightrope | Mastering the Balance Between Likability and Respect Presented by Kim Meninger

As workplaces strive for greater diversity, equity and inclusion, traditional gender expectations continue to present challenges for many individuals. Professionals who identify as women often face a double bind — show up as likable and risk being seen as less competent or leadership-ready; show up as strong and competent and risk being seen as less likable. Professionals who identify as men but don’t fully embrace traditionally masculine norms are often stigmatized as well.

While the pandemic has proven that leaders who demonstrate empathy, humility and vulnerability are more effective than their command-and-control counterparts, deep-rooted gender expectations make it difficult for professionals who deviate from traditional gender norms to navigate the workplace and rise to higher levels. This can leave many feeling as though they have a very fine line, or tightrope, to walk.

Power UP Your Performance Management Presented by Allison Ebner

It’s your secret weapon. It’s the reason that you’ll rise above your competition, retain key staff and create a more successful company culture. Period. And this is the year to make it happen. Toss your traditional annual performance reviews out the window!! OK, maybe you can keep them, but we MUST build up an annual system of engagement between our managers and our employees that provides more frequent communication, dialogue and feedback. Why? Because that’s where the magic happens. In this interactive session, join us as we explore the epic changes that have taken place in our company cultures over the past five years, the critical role of the manager/employee relationship and how we can power UP our performance management to create exceptional workplaces in 2022 and beyond.

Leader as Coach | Strategies for Developing Your Team Presented by Gina Ohanesian

It is said that coaching is both an art and a science. The “science” includes proven approaches for coaching and team building. The “art” of coaching is how you paint the canvas. This interactive session will explore you as the artist and scientist in relation to coaching and developing your team. Proven approaches covered include Beckhard’s Team Development Model and Curbstone Coaching.

TRUST A Leadership Must | It Starts With You Presented by Lynn Turner

Trust has never been more important in today’s ever-evolving landscape. It is the ultimate currency in all the relationships we build both personally and professionally. Trust is fragile and can take years to earn but seconds to lose. As leaders, trust is essential to building high-performing teams that can navigate these turbulent times. It allows us to take risks and if mistakes are made, allows us to rebound from them. In the words of Warren Buffett, “Trust is like the air we breathe. When it’s present, nobody really notices. But when it’s absent, everybody notices.”
Join this interactive discussion as we will delve deeper into the fundamentals of TRUST!

This conference will conclude at 2:30 pm and attendees are eligible for 4.75 HRCI & SHRM® Credits upon completion of the conference.

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