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How to Shine Online!

CREATING EDUCATING AND ENTERTAINING ONLINE EXPERIENCES.

Whether it’s a meeting, presentation, or training session, delivering online is not the same as delivering in person. Explore the key online performance factors that impact online delivery including proper lighting, wardrobe considerations, the perceived perception gap, how to humanize the camera, and how technology can elevate the experience. Learn how to inspire quality participation and bring energy and personality to each session!

The goal: to walk away with tangible performance concepts to deliver an online session that excites—and most importantly engages—your audience.

4 Must-Do Steps for High-Impact People Analytics

EXPLORE HOW TO USE PEOPLE ANALYTICS IN L&D TO DRIVE BETTER BUSINESS OUTCOMES.

The analysis of how teams and leaders are performing using data analytics is a powerful, emerging skill for HR professionals. HR teams are often challenged by the need to demonstrate better business outcomes using evidence-based data on team and leader performance.

69% of CEOs say talent development is a number one priority (Workplace Learning Report). With people analytics tools, HR professionals can now clearly demonstrate how human interactions affect behaviors, bottom-line dollars, engagement, and productivity. Learn and discuss the 4 must-do steps for successfully implementing high-impact people analytics solutions.

6 Things You Need to Lead Through Change

LEARN WHICH POWER SKILLS YOU NEED TO FOCUS ON TO BUILD UP AND LEAD YOUR TEAM TO SUCCESS.

Do you have what it takes to lead your team through change? Learn and discuss ways of staying connected and fostering open communication within the context of the 6 key indicators of leading an effective and efficient team.

Especially important now with many hybrid and dispersed teams, leading well-adjusted, high-performing teams is crucial to keeping your business moving forward. These skills aren’t just useful now, they will remain relevant to any team or working situation in your future.

These “F” Words Bring Out the Best in People

DISCOVER THE POWER OF THE THREE “F” WORDS TO INSPIRE AND ENGAGE PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE: FEEDBACK, FEEDFORWARD, AND FOLLOW-UP.

Giving feedback alone doesn’t work. Research tells us that about one third of the time feedback leads to momentary performance improvement while one third of the time it results in nothing. In the remaining third of cases it actually causes worse performance. There is a better way.

Learn the power of the three “F” words—Feedback, Feedforward, and Follow-Up—to inspire and engage people to improve their performance and discover the paradigm shift from criticism to corrective and directive feedback. You will leave with an effective approach to developing a culture of feedback in your organization.

6 Steps to Painless Accountability Improvement

ACCOUNTABLE TEAMS DRIVE RESULTS, ARE MORE ENGAGED, AND GET STUFF DONE!

Does your team avoid conflict? Is being liked more important than being respected? This can be a sign of lacking accountability, which may result in low-quality work, missed deadlines, and passive-aggressive conflict.

Learn and discuss how to hold people accountable–inspiring and motivating them to perform–increasing the strength of your team in the process and creating a sense of belonging.

Accountability leads to higher engagement, increased satisfaction, and a significant ROI.

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“Thank you for delivering such an empowering and compelling presentation at the Conference. We received a lot of great feedback from our attendees and board of directors and we hope that the experience was as rewarding for you as it was for the audience.”

- Fraser Valley CPA Association

Our Speakers

Renée Safrata

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An entertaining and personable speaker, Renée brings her expertise and deep passion for teams to every audience. Over the past 30+ years she has worked with more than 300 companies and 3,000 executives throughout North America and Europe, helping them to connect, adopt new behaviors, and become confident members of highly functioning teams.

Human-connection and talent development are at the core of everything Renée touches. From one-on-one and team training, to speaking engagements, she clearly demonstrates how this philosophy of connection is what ultimately drives productivity and directly contributes to company results.

Early on, Renée recognized the ongoing shift and future demand for digital workplace learning and now has over 10 years experience leading a remote team and creating and delivering educating, entertaining, and unique virtual learning experiences.

Dr. Jim Sellner, PhD., DipC.

SPEAKER

If you are looking for an impactful speaker who will pique your audience’s attention, pull them into the content, and have them laughing in the midst of learning at every turn, Dr. Jim is the speaker for you.

Dr. Jim’s core purpose is to bring out the genius in you. His no nonsense approach and ability to keep things simple inspires changes in behaviors that yield significantly better results. As EVP, People Analytics & Talent Activation at Vivo Team, Dr. Jim’s team holds multiple gold awards from the internationally renowned Brandon Hall Group for team and leader development programs.

A respected leader, author, and speaker known for his innovation in people analytics in learning and development, he has published over 1,600 articles and three eBooks including "Leadership for Einsteins: How Smart Leaders Bring Out the Genius in People" and "Account-Ability: The Science of Human Performance."

“Time and again, Renée has offered our membership a unique perspective into the workplace where they might have easily overlooked. Her presentations are on time and on target for today’s climate.”

- Heather Maxfield, Tech Association of Georgia