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Penny Bever, Manager, Amputee Coalition of America
If you have a need-theme, I can create it. In my 15 years of conducting professional seminars across North America, I've developed a breath of information that can be utilized in a keynote or break-out. Below is a list of my more popular topics. Or, contact me for a no-obligation brainstorming session: firstname.lastname@example.org - call toll free: 888.388.0565 | Note: Most topics can be delivered in a variety of time formats, though a few are a specific type -- they are noted in blue.Diversity & Creative Thinking – The Essential Power Couple
“You cannot solve a problem at the same level of thinking at which you arrived at it” - Albert Einstein… and yet, that’s a common practice. Many companies are missing out on saving money and making money because their employees don’t believe they are creative and/or don’t know how to think creatively for practical, profitable outcomes.
They are also missing out when diversity is not valued, seen and leveraged in hiring and in profitable practices within a company’s operation and culture such as problem solving, process improvement, customer engagement and product development to name a few.
Many leaders do not realize that diversity and creative thinking are the essential power couple to a company’s competitive advantage and sustained growth. In effective creative thinking, the possibility for the best ideas occur when there is great variety of resources and experiences from which to draw. Diversity is an exceptional ingredient in this process. - Download complete summary Creativity&Diversity-KN.pdf
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*already qualified for HRCI credits - all design to qualify for general or strategic | detailed outlines available upon request | CEU credits available | Some topics can be from 1 hour to ½ day workshops - Download complete list with summaries - Click here
Additionally all topics come with the option of including at a discounted rate the talent management handbook: 15 Shifts: The Essential Guide to Transform Your Talent Management
Best Hire - Best Fit: Hiring Beyond the Job Description - breakout
Leadership & Emotional Intelligence - keynote/breakout
How To Handle Difficult Employees - breakoutThe Ripple Effect - The Power of Your Personal Brand in HR* (Featured Keynote 2014 HR Star Conference Atlanta & Cleveland; selected for SHRM National 2015, Iowa SHRM 2015) keynote/breakout
Brain on Fire: Creative & Innovative Thinking - The Next New Skill * (Selected for SHRM National 2015) keynote/breakout | complimentary book available
Voted the #1 key competency by a survey of 1500 CEOs by the IBM Leadership Values Institute, it’s the most misunderstood yet very popular to “talk about.” This session reveals that everyone is creative and teaches attendees how to connect with theirs while continuously being able to nurture it in themselves and those they lead.
The Power of Coaching - Leading & Managing From the Inside Out - Many may be noticing that the old leadership and management model of command and control is losing or has lost it’s effectiveness. With new attention being given to talent and performance management, new models of leading and managing are required to adequately leverage new philosophies, processes and technology (e.g. performance management software) for better profits and talent acquisition and retention. Additionally, human resource professionals must have adequate knowledge and resources to encourage and facilitate this change. Coaching is an essential component in this new model and a critical skill in the 21st century workplace. Additionally, companies are recognizing the value of coaching not just as an individual skill, but also as an element of a company culture. breakout / full day workshop
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Can't We All Just Get Along
Keynote - Breakout
A humorous, entertaining and interactive look at differences and diversity through the lens of personality and how that impacts our relationships personally and professionally. This keynote provides meaningful life insights, practical take-aways and has attendees laughing and learning all at the same time! All walk away with a better understanding of themselves and others along with tangible actions items that can assist them in enhancing good will and collaboration in our many diverse work cultures.
David M. Thomas, CPM
Vice President and Director of Property ManagementAllen & Rocks, Inc.
BREAKOUTS & HALF DAY WORKSHOPS
breakout themes listed below can also be transformed into a customized
keynote. They are derived from a full day workshop-seminar.
The Power of Influence - Keys To Communicating with Tact & Finesse
A very interactive program that approaches this topic in a refreshing way. The approach is by teaching that we are not necessarily speaking to a person but to their mind. An essential component of communicating effectively is understanding how the mind works and then with that knowledge using unique techniques that can be used to achieve better outcomes. Some of the techniques are taken from NLP (neural linguistic programing). I call these specific techniques "3D Communication."