VIVO Talks are designed to bring proven and sophisticated learning content to your audience in an easily digestible manner. Each topic is presented in an entertaining and engaging manner, customized to your audience.
VIVO provides learners with the level of learning they require. Similar content is provided in a different format to either employees or leaders. The talks provide participants with new learnings, time to digest the content and allow them to make meaningful connections to apply the learnings in their workplace.
Here is a menu of offerings, if you have a particular interest let us know and we will create a best practice learning path for your audience.
People are the lifeblood of any organization. As a leader, it is your job to get the most from the people you are leading. Chances are, you have some teams within your organization that are not functioning optimally. Find out what tools you can apply within your teams to get them performing as highly productive teams.
In this VIVO Talk, you will be presented with six varied case studies that describe how the key indicators work within an organization. Each case study will be validated with industry research to provide leaders with powerful, validation on focusing on the soft skills.
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In this VIVO Talk, you will discover the dynamics driving talent and leadership development. Go beyond engagement surveys or leadership profile assessments, to explore the power of teams.
Imagine grabbing your smart device to do a 4 minute diagnosis on one of your teams and within moments you will not only learn the 6 key indicators of highly functioning teams but also get a diagnosis on the key indicators in which your team is succeeding or struggling. You will get insight into how much this team is costing in lost productivity and use this relevant data to challenge your assumptions throughout this talk.
In a thought provoking manner, Renée Safrata, VIVO’s founder will present the two biggest forces that are putting pressure all companies to shift towards building teams – Managing Generations and The Rapid Change of Technology.
Having the smartest individuals in the room won’t do you much good – if they can’t work with others. Learn to harness the power of teams.
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In this VIVO Talk, you will learn how you can raise the level of engagement and productivity of your all-star teams and how dysfunctional teams may be costing your company’s bottom line. Discover how to transform troubled, even toxic teams into highly engaged and productive ones.
Renée Safrata, VIVO’s founder and team engagement expert will work with you to:
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You’ll leave with new insight allowing you to identify the symptoms of dysfunction within your teams; diagnose productivity killers and understand how to take the steps needed to create engaged, productive teams.
When teams aren’t communicating effectively, it leads to a sick environment of information hoarding, resentment by those who aren’t kept up to date, bad planning and inefficiency. The team ends up working at cross-purposes or unaware that others are taking on the same task.
In this VIVO Talk we help participants identify where communication is breaking down and give them effective techniques to start to create a team culture of clear communication.
One of the most important skills effective team members use is the ability to provide and receive feedback between one another. People need to know that they are taking the right actions, and making the right decisions, or they must be given direction on how they should change their actions. Unfortunately, team members often get so caught up in completing their own tasks that they forget to take time to provide feedback to their peers, or they lose their perspective and ability to give effective feedback. And at times, people shy away from giving (and taking) feedback because they associate it with negative criticism.
In this VIVO Talk we will teach participants the difference between feedback and criticism and the power that regular feedback can have on the health of a team.
People who are passionate about what they do bring strong emotions with them to the workplace. Used effectively, those emotions can be powerful motivators that drive team members towards success. But when those emotions veer towards the destructive, they can damage relationships and tear teams and companies apart.
In this VIVO Talk we will teach participants how to be aware of, control and manage their own emotions at work for the benefit of their team.
Avoiding conflict and creating a culture where being liked is more important than being respected (in other words, trying too hard to be ‘nice’) can lead to lack of accountability in a team. As a result, staff produce low-quality work, miss deadlines, and engage in passive-aggressive conflict, causing team productivity to plummet.
In this VIVO Talk we will teach people how to make a commitment to achieve their collective goals and how to hold each other accountable.
A well-run meeting can inform and motivate teams and create a culture of collaboration. However, unfortunately most meetings aren’t well run: they’re an ineffective waste of time. They are either haphazard (called only when there is a crisis); too rigid (held at a set time, always, whether there is something on the agenda or not); or focused on one-way communication (leaders pushing out messages that may or may not be useful to the people in the meeting).
In this VIVO Talk we will teach people the importance of creating and maintaining structures in all areas of the organization to build transparency and accountability in all areas including meetings, decision making and email norms.
As an entertaining and personable speaker, Renée brings her expertise and deep passion for teams to every audience. Participants leave with new insights into organizational health, the relevance of investing in teams for bottom-line performance, team-centric best practices, employee engagement and the 6 key indicators for highly functioning teams.
Whether you’re in the midst of a culture change, developing leaders, or simply interested in learning something new and thought-provoking, Renée will engage and add value as a keynote speaker.
With nearly 30 years of consulting experience, Renée has worked with over 250 companies and 2000 business executives throughout North America, helping them connect and adopt new behaviours to become confident members of highly functioning teams. She firmly believes that human-connection and talent development is what ultimately drives productivity and contributes to company results.
Renée is the founder and owner of VIVO Team Development, a web-based performance management solutions company that offers corporations the ability to analyze team productivity, identify areas for improvement and provide targeted team-training solutions. VIVO Team’s platform diagnoses, trains and analyzes team performance to build teams and develop leaders.
VIVO Team proudly won WEConnect International’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2014.
“Renée engages and entertains all types of audiences with her practical VIVO Talks. She blends case-studies and easy-to-apply techniques while responding to participant’s day-to-day challenges. Her style is casual but don’t let that fool you, she packs a punch of value at every turn. My TEC group gave Renée rave reviews.”
If you are looking for an impactful speaker who will grab your audience’s attention, pull-them into the content and have them laughing in the midst of learning at every turn, Jim is the speaker for you.
Dr. Jim Sellner’s sole purpose is to Bring out the Genius in People. Rarely do you find a man as energized by his 40 years experience of working with over 3,500 entrepreneurs and business leaders. What makes Jim different is his no nonsense approach, his ability to keep things simple and encourage people to consider what they are doing and how a change in behaviour may get a significantly better result. Jim is an engaging speaker, with a wealth of experience, sense of humour and participatory style who cuts through the noise and focuses on making a lasting impact. He has authored more than 1600 articles and 3 eBooks including “Leadership for Einsteins: Bringing Out the Genius in People While Becoming Great Ourselves.”
Jim is the VP of Learning’s and Applications for VIVO Team Development, a web-based performance management solutions company that offers corporations the ability to analyze team productivity, identify areas for improvement and provide targeted team-training solutions. VIVO Team’s platform diagnoses, trains and analyzes team performance to build teams and develop leaders.
“Dr. Jim Sellner, was the best MacKay Group speaker we have seen to date. He had members do pre-work online and kept it interactive throughout”