Category Archives: Thursday (2:45-4:00)

The Psychology of Change

By: Alan Feirer
Alan FeirerAs leaders, you’ve likely developed skills at being proactive and reactive, but times of change call for leadership to be interactive. Changes in the workplace must be handled delicately, with added emphasis on intentional words and actions.
Stages of the change curve include Denial, Frustration, Depression, Experiment, Decision, and Integration. This workshop will help people learn what is precisely needed at each stage and how to offer it.

When people are in Denial, they need to understand alignment. When they are in Frustration, they need more information. When they are in Depression, they need motivation. When they are Experimenting, they need to develop capability. And when they are in Decision-mode, they need to learn how to share knowledge.
While many leaders know that team members need different things during change, they often misidentify what is needed. For example, they may work hard at motivation during the denial or frustration phase instead of creating alignment and maximizing communication.

This will be an interactive and upbeat workshop designed to empower and equip you with tools to successfully navigate in a changing environment. Delivery will be fast-paced, high-energy, and combine story, discussion, and activity to answer the question: “How do I put this into action?”

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Understanding the Kübler-Ross Change Curve, and how it applies to teams experiencing change.
  • Learning what people need at each stage of change.
  • Ways to be interactive and maximize communication during periods of change
  • Sparking motivation and developing capability in your team during periods of change

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The ADA and Supporting Employees with Disabilities

By: Nathan Stucky and Rachelle Stewart
Nathan StuckyRachel StewartHuman Resources professionals will learn about the employer’s legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and how to successfully employ persons with disabilities. By the end of the session attendees will be able to: 1) identify when a disability qualifies under the ADA, 2) how to identify an employee’s request for an accommodation and how to respond to these requests, 3) learn examples of reasonable accommodations, and 4) how to create an inclusive culture for persons with disabilities. We will provide examples of the most challenging disability cases at the University of Iowa encompassing both physical and mental health disabilities.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Identify an employer’s legal obligations under the ADA.
  • Identify when a disability qualifies under the ADA.
  • How to identify an employee’s request or need for an accommodation and how to respond by using the Interactive Process under the ADA.
  • How to apply lessons learned from challenging cases at the University of Iowa.
  • How to create an inclusive culture for persons with disabilities.

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Moving the Needle on Engagement

By: Rick Speckmann, Executive Business Advisor
Rick Speckmann (3)Engagement results are in and they aren’t pretty – Now what? We have seen the studies that less than 40% of employees are fully engaged at work. That directly impacts productivity, profitability and leaves your employees wide open to other job opportunities. This presentation will take you beyond retention tactics. You will be equipped with the best practices for creating targeted action plans that drive management to act and compel employees to stay and surpass previous performance levels.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • How to select the best survey instrument for your company.
  • How to take survey data to impressive actionable engagement initiatives.
  • How to achieve buy-in and commitment from senior management.
  • How to deliver survey results to managers and employees.
  • Create a long-term employee engagement strategic plan.

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Keep Calm and Call HR

By: Michael Hyatt
Michael HyattThis session will focus on the critical role you play with managers and supervisors in employment law compliance, including the most common compliance mistakes as well as how to avoid potential legal landmines and costly mistakes.

 

 

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Review managers’ and supervisors’ role as legal agents of your organization so they are prepared to respond promptly and appropriately to situations in the workplace.
  • Identify “best practices” to reduce the risk of litigation in all phases of the employment life cycle.
  • Understand when and how your managers must collaborate with human resources.

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Make the Business Case! Presenting Your HR Solutions to the C-Suite

By: Kendra Q. Dodd, SHRM-SCP
Kendra DoddLooking to raise the credibility and contributions of HR in your organization and become a trusted business partner? Want to get your ideas heard and considered by the C-Suite? In any business – money talks. If you’re not speaking the language of business, your great HR ideas can be overlooked. Trusted HR business partners solve business problems with HR solutions – documenting the problem, the cost of the problem, the HR solution and cost, and the final impact on the bottom line – profits! Learn how to effectively communicate your great ideas to the C-Suite and impact the success of your business!

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Identify business problems where HR solutions can be most valuable
  • Learn how to place a dollar value on the problems, solutions, and profit increase
  • Create business proposals that solve business problems with HR solutions

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Registered Apprenticeship: A Proven Workforce Solution

By: Amy Beller
Amy BellerIs your company experiencing a skilled worker shortage? Are there positions in your business that require skills that could be learned on-the-job? Do you have challenges helping workers keep pace with industry advancements? The solution is Registered Apprenticeship! Registered Apprenticeship is an employer-driven training model that combines structured learning with on-the job training from an assigned mentor. The “Earn and Learn” approach helps workers to start new careers, obtain national certifications, and employment. This program also helps businesses recruit, retain, and build a highly skilled work force.
Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Presentation and understanding of five components of the Registered Apprenticeship Program and the benefits to registering a program with the Department of Labor
  • Understanding of the role of a Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor and benefits to sponsors
  • Benefits to Registered Apprentices
  • Understanding of what industries and positions are apprentice-able
  • Recognition of the flexibility of the Registered Apprenticeship Program model
  • National and state initiatives focused on Registered Apprenticeship

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