Breakout Sessions/Workshops

Getting To Yes: Winning Stakeholder Support For Your Projects/Career

Analyzing your stakeholders is critical to the success of every project or assignment in every organization. By engaging the right people in the right way, you can make a big difference to your project’s success – and to your career. As your career develops, the projects you manage and actions you take will affect more and more people – the more likely your actions will impact those who have power and influence over your projects or career. These stakeholders could be strong supporters of your work – or they could block it. Understanding stakeholder management is a critical business skill that successful people use to win support from others. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Be A Master of Conversations With Stakeholders

Engaging stakeholders – those who have a vested interest in your project, does not require time consuming meetings. It requires a committed leader to invite the correct people into the conversations about the questions that matter most to the stakeholder, not you. And it is critical that you listen to what others are communicating, to be transparent about decisions impacting the entire organization, and to promote collaboration and innovation. You will be taken on a journey in clarifying the priorities and concerns of stakeholders and generate action in order to accomplish project success. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Guide On The Side: Coaching To Inspire Higher Performance

Coaches are leaders who help managers and employees improve and succeed. Coaching is a method of interacting and communicating higher expectations, demonstrating respect and caring for people. You will reflect on the concepts and skills of management coaching styles that build commitment, drive employee engagement, and get results for organizations, the teams, and you. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Remaining Indispensable At Work: Maximizing Your Value

We can debate whether or not we are in a recession, but there is no doubt that organizations are focused on cutting labors costs. Why? Labor costs comprise 80 percent or more of an organization’s operating costs. Job security is the top concern within today’s workforce. How do we bring attention to the value of what we do? Rather than focusing on procedural and maintenance issues, we will review strategies for aligning our work with the organizational strategy. Participants will learn to make a strategic difference in better positioning their positions to meet their organizations’ current and future strategic challenges. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

The Business of YOU: Reflecting On Your Personal Brand

Reputation is about earning credibility, not expecting it. You must work hard at building credibility so others are confident about doing business with you. One way to earn credibility is to keep your promises. Another way is to be honest. If you are credible and honest, your personal brand will sell naturally. So make your brand work for you by participating in this interactive and engaging program. You will be introduced to the lessons of developing a brand which will assist you in communicating your unique brand within the marketplace. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

The Power Of Your Informal Networks

Networking is recognized as a major influence on one’s ability to achieve great success. The most successful people in the world possess the capability to influence and shape the opinions of others. Much has been written about how successful leaders and executives participate in formal networks, but very little is known about the substantial amount of time they spend within their informal networks. You will be introduced to the skills necessary to maximize your informal networks. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Business Trends That Will Grow In 2018

From customer service to traditional marketing vs. social media to sales strategies, here are the forecasts of how the business world will be in 2018. What are the forces causing change? Have you adjusted your strategies? You will be taken on a journey through the top trends impacting the business world. The biggest moneymakers in any organization are always the people who know how to be different. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

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