Prove Your Value to the Bottom Line: Evaluating the Business Impact and ROI of Human Resource Initiatives
Leading Change across Cultural Boundaries: Building Relationships and Planning is Key!
Change is a constant in today’s world. We are constantly asked to lead or be involved in any number of change initiatives. A big challenge is understanding how to effective manage those change initiatives – regardless of their size or complexity. To add to that challenge, we are often tasked with leading change while across cultural boundaries. Our ability to engage others – regardless of their cultural background – is essential to success in our change initiatives. By understanding others’ cultural backgrounds, we learn how to best interact and communicate with those individuals and to work more effectively with them to achieve success in change initiatives. This interactive session provides participants with a process for leading change initiatives across cultural boundaries.
Best Practices for Managing HR Projects
The ability to manage projects is essential for anyone – regardless of their specific role – in Human Resources. Let’s face it, human resource professionals inevitably have a number of projects to lead for the business and additionally have a number of initiatives they would like to undertake. This seminar provides best practices for managing HR projects, from how to socialize the initiative to get buy-in and commitment from leaders and others in the organization through to utilizing lessons learned to improve how projects are managed.
Change Management Would Be Easy if People Weren't Involved
Often our sole focus is on managing changes that occur to our projects; however, that is not sufficient. We forget one very important component of managing change and that is managing stakeholder’s expectations around change – this is a big component of nearly any project regardless of its size or complexity. When we don’t effectively manage people’s expectations around change on our projects we risk project failure! The effort we must put forth increases when we begin to work on projects that involve stakeholders from a variety of cultural backgrounds or with virtual or remote teams. In this presentation, learn best practices for managing the people side of change because if you focus on the people – change will happen!
Cultural Diversity: Working Across Boundaries
We all have certain perceptions of those around us. Those perceptions come from our environment, the region/country in which we were raised, our cultural background, and what we learned from friends and family. Those perceptions affect how we work and interact with others of different cultural backgrounds. By understanding others’ cultural backgrounds, we learn how best to interact with those individuals and we learn to speak with them as individuals – not as someone from a particular culture or our perception of their culture. The better you understand those around you, the more effective your communications and interpersonal interactions. While no individual completely represents their cultural background – we are all unique – this workshop provides information that enables for improved communications and interactions across boundaries, improving how the work gets accomplished in an organization.
Communicating so Everyone is Happy
The ability to communicate across boundaries and from executives to individual contributors is essential to anyone’s success. Learn best practices for communicating effectively in a variety of ways without spending all of your time communicating and keeping everyone engaged and happy. This topic provides valuable best practices and tips for anyone in the organization – regardless of their role – in how to better communicate across the organization. Topics covered include best practices for communicating in a variety of forums and media as well as the value of building relationships to enable for more effective engagement with others.
Developing and Launching Effective Onboarding Programs
Just getting talent in the door is not sufficient! New hires, as well as those moving into new roles or to new divisions/locations, must be onboarded so they can be effective in their role and contribute early on to the success of the organization. This presentation provides participants with best practices on developing, socializing, launching and measuring onboarding programs. Participants will learn a step-by-step process to ensure that onboarding programs launched meet the needs of the employees and the organization and get the commitment and support necessary for the program to be effective. This will include a variety of ways to gather data to ensure the program is developed to be successful.
Being a Change Agent: Championing and Supporting Change Initiatives in Your Organization
Change is necessary and provides the organization opportunities for growth. It is constant and can be stressful for nearly everyone in the organization; but everyone needs to be involved in championing, supporting and moving forward the change initiative in order for it to be successful. A big challenge within most organizations is championing and supporting change initiatives that are thrust upon the individuals due to changes in leadership, mergers and acquisitions or competitive threats that require immediate action. In such situations individuals may be playing a variety of roles – leading a change effort or supporting a change effort or a combination of both! It is essential for supervisors and managers to work to help others accept the change that needs to happen, but they must also learn how to be comfortable with the change themselves.
Socializing Human Resource Initiatives throughout the Organization
Too frequently, human resources and their initiatives are “lost” within the organization – not enough people know what is going on with human resources and what they are working on – which are frequently some very strategic initiatives that impact the entire organization! This presentation will provide human resource professionals with best practices around socializing their initiatives. Participants will take back to the job ways to engage the organization in understanding and supporting human resource initiatives.
Developing, Launching and Measuring High Potential Programs
Using a client case study as an example, this presentation will focus on the steps to take to develop, launch and measure the success of high potential programs. These programs have an impact on the organization and are frequently quite costly to develop and implement. They must be developed with an end goal in mind! This presentation will provide participants with the steps and processes required to ensure that such programs are implemented successfully to help organizations meet strategic goals. Participants will take away a step-by-step process along with templates to use back on the job.
Building and Sustaining Relationships with Your Stakeholders
It is essential, regardless of your role and responsibilities within the organization, to develop strong relationships with stakeholders – co-workers, peers, leaders, business units, employees, members of the Board of Directors, vendors, etc. – in order to move forward with your initiatives and accomplish your goals. This presentation provides best practices for building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders.
Using Return on Investment to Evaluate Training and Professional Development Programs
When money gets tight in the organization, training budgets are cut! Learn how to use ROI best practices to provide convincing data to executives about the contribution of learning and development programs to the organization. Today’s executives are increasingly looking toward ROI to show the financial benefits and business impact that highly visible training programs have across the organization. The presentation will focus on best practices and using the Phillips ROI Methodology™ to show the value of training programs within the organization.
Stories from the Trenches
In this keynote session, Gina shares her stories – the good, the bad and the ugly! – on how she worked her way to where she is today – running a successful consulting business and providing workshops to clients, along with getting published. She’ll talk about successes and challenges encountered, including a few mistakes made along the way!
This topic covers leadership, project management and process improvement topics.
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