Root Workshops: Let’s Put a Ring on It


Six Steps to Planning the Workshop of Your Dreams. It’s Holly and Jamie, your Root Workshop Learning Design gurus. In this article, we’re going to share our point of view on how to plan a great workshop. Tips for Planning a Successful Workshop.

Use These 4 Question Types To Facilitate More Effective Meetings


People hate meetings… and for good reason. Leadership knows they are expensive , and take up time that could be better spent on producing actual outcomes. Employees can find them to be boring or a waste of time. But meetings don’t have to be that way. For example, one-on-one meetings between managers and employees are vital and should never be skipped. Facilitating an effective meeting is not always an easy task.

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Are You a Spectator or Active Virtual Participant in Meetings?

One Millimeter Mindset

Consider the professional story you communicate when you either are a spectator or an active virtual participant during meetings. How you show up, during virtual meetings, sets up sensory expectations about your level of post-meeting engagement and performance. You engage the senses: yours and the other folks attending the virtual presentation. One millimeter at a time. I understand that perhaps you are an introvert and find video attendance intimidating.

How to Hold Employee Attention at Meetings

Get Hppy

Employees stumble into meetings tucking in their shirts and clinging closely to their now lukewarm cups of coffee, which might as well be pillows. Then, you get sidetracked, and the meeting runs longer than intended. Why are you holding this meeting in the first place?

Want to Meet in 2018?


As the year winds down one of the things I’m spending time on is scheduling out my 2018 year. To give you an idea of what I’ve been up to in 2017, here is a sampling of this year’s speaking events (and webinars/virtual events): SHRM chapter workshop: Evidence-Based Change Management Practices that Deliver Results. SHRM chapter workshop: Practical Methods for Measuring HR’s Business Value. HCI Innovation@Work – Hacking HR Workshop.

Join Us for Compensation Workshops in Houston June 12th and 13th!


For the team here at HRsoft, one of the most rewarding aspects of what we do is the ability to engage directly with like-minded compensation professionals from time to time. This June, we’ll be teaming up with Payfactors to host a special workshop titled “Creating Value Through Current Compensation Trends.”. The breakfast meetings are to be held in Houston, TX on June 12 th at the Galleria Arena and on June 13 th at The Woodlands.

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The 71+ Biggest HR Tech Conferences to Attend in 2019

Digital HR Tech

Price : for end users – $2,095 (conference), $2,695 (conference + workshop). The objective is to discover and discuss new ways to meet the new employees of the future. Price : AU$2,595 for Regular Fee (more expensive when workshops included). Remember to have a look at the workshops offered! So no pressure to attend every event during the three days. Check out their workshops too! Once again, check the workshops opportunities!

HR Conferences to Attend in 2019


Which of these top HR conferences will you attend in 2019? A 2-day workshop designed to pioneer the next level of employer branding and your talent brand strategy. Here’s a template you can use for a letter to leadership to justify attending any HR conference. Just fill-in the bracketed words with your specific conference details: Hello [Decision Maker], Re: Request to Attend [HR Conference].

A Design Conundrum: Employee Engagement and a 2-Day Employee Value Proposition Workshop

David Zinger

Last year I was invited by an Asian client to propose a two day workshop on an employee value proposition. Because of other circumstances I was unable to deliver the workshop. Focus the EVP to ensure it meets the actual perceptions and needs of employees. Workshop Overview. The workshop will help you address the real issues and challenges you face in engaging, retaining, and developing staff. Why you should attend.

Living HR Transformation: Attending the 2019 US Avature Conference


Between March 12 and 15 I had the pleasure of attending the 2019 US Avature Conference in Los Angeles for the second year in a row. Celebrating its 10th anniversary and with 360 current and prospective clients in attendance, the conference was – dare I say – even better than last year, when I was already blown away by its quality. Everyone left the workshop with a framework and tools to help their organization identify the skill sets they will need to succeed.

Making Meetings Matter: An Overview

Future of Work

Are you frustrated by all the unfocused, boring meetings you have to sit through? Do the meetings you attend produce lasting solutions to the challenges you face? Or do you and your staff waste precious hours at work sitting through meetings that don’t seem to matter? I want to get you out of the unproductive meeting trap that so many organizations have fallen into. But most meetings still unfold the same way they have for centuries.

The 71+ Biggest HR Tech Conferences to Attend in 2019

Digital HR Tech

Price : for end users – $2,095 (conference), $2,695 (conference + workshop). The objective is to discover and discuss new ways to meet the new employees of the future. Price : AU$2,595 for Regular Fee (more expensive when workshops included). Remember to have a look at the workshops offered! So no pressure to attend every event during the three days. Check out their workshops too! Once again, check the workshops opportunities!

Eight Ways to Make Your Meetings Matter

Future of Work

If it was a meeting that mattered – an experience you want to have again – then it included a meaningful conversation. As the meeting wound up you were incredibly energized and ready to do something important, and/or you were disappointed it was over. As I think back on memorable meetings I’ve been part of, it seems clear that the participants were speaking openly and honestly, and with respect for each other’s experiences and intentions.

The merits of no-meeting blocks when leading remote teams

PI Worldwide

It’s tempting to fill these cracks with meetings: more standups, more weeklies, more 1 on 1s. Of course, meetings are a healthy part of effective remote team communication. But there’s a fine line between careful meeting-planning and unnecessary micromanagement. In these remote times, consider proposing no-meeting blocks to the senior team. They streamline meetings. But at home, the lack of movement can make back-to-back meetings exhausting.

Meet Your Speakers: Government Internal Communications Training

Advanced Learning Institute

Joining us at the 5th Annual Government Employee Engagement & Internal Communications Strategies training are over 10 leading internal communicators who will be leading interactive workshops and engaging sessions of the the 3-day event. Here’s what they had to say… Why is this conference important for internal communications professionals to attend? Croy : This is one of the few times we can truthfully claim WE ARE THE AUDIENCE.

How to Attend an HR Conference (and make it worth your while)


Think about the last conference you attended. That’s why today’s episode is focused on how to get the most out of the HR conferences you attend. Over the course of my ten-year career I have attended dozens of conferences, seminars, and events, and I would imagine you also attend a good number of events as well. I attend a lot of conferences. I meet people. I meet vendors.

Don’t Forget to Eat! Lessons from 2018 L&D Events We Attended


A Guide to Learning and Development Conferences from Someone Who’s Been There, Done That I have the privilege of traveling for work from time to time, representing Mindspace as a conference exhibitor or attendee, and in-person with our clients and prospects. As you plan your 2019 conference calendar, he’s a quick recap of the events I attended this year. Hopefully, these insights from “Uncle Traveling Chad” can inspire you to attend the right show.

Purge Yesterday’s Storytelling Habits for Virtual Audiences

One Millimeter Mindset

By now, most of us are attending far more virtual meetings and presentations than we ever dreamed possible. With our days open 24/7 across global time zones, the assumption is that we all are “on call.” Because we will be virtual for quite some time.

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Conference Topics To Meet Every Need

Compensation Cafe

This year’s workshops were aligned around the four key themes of Learn, Solve, Disrupt and Envision. 2019 Workshop Focus. Individual conference workshops were once again centered around the topical categories of: Benefits, Compensation, Executive Compensation, Sales Compensation, Total Rewards and Workforce Experience. There weren’t too many surprises this year regarding the topical focus of individual workshop sessions. The Top Workshop Picks for 2019.

How To Support Your Employees During These Changing Times


A good manager or owner will always ask how he can support his employees during these challenging times. Level 1⃣: Physiological Needs – Meeting The Most Essential Needs of Your Employees. As an employer, you can help address these needs by: Paying your employees on time. Remember that your employees rely on you to help them make ends meet — especially during these challenging times. Need to request time-off ?

Conference Topics To Meet Every Need - Part 2

Compensation Cafe

The breakout sessions that I attended were all uniformly above average, or better. There were a couple of sessions, however, where the workshop title, the actual content – or both - deviated from the title on the official schedule or the original session summary enough that attendees were left wondering if they were actually sitting in the right room. changed in the six months between the conference and when the original workshop proposal was submitted and accepted.

What Signature Story are You known for to Colleagues?

Babette Ten Haken - Human Capital & Industrial IoT

From your perspective, you go to work, attend meetings, do your job the right way and head home. Because, the workplace becomes full of people going to work, attending meetings, doing their jobs the right way and heading home. As a result, everyone is very busy, working full time, at half the capacity of what is possible. You have a signature story that you become known for, to colleagues. How familiar are you, with the story your internal colleagues tell?

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10 Mind-Blowing Tips for Managing Multiple Projects at the Same Time

Career Metis

Whether it may seem simple to manage more than one project at the same time, this can prove to be difficult even for experienced project managers. Besides great time management skills, they also need to develop and improve their conflict solving and leadership skills.

A First Time Manager’s Guide To Managing People Remotely

Thrive Global

A few months ago when I became a manager for the first time, the last thing I was expecting to figure out was how to manage my team remotely. I’m used to sitting at a table with all my teammates, where it’s easy for us to spontaneously brainstorm ideas, or ask clarifying questions about the action items discussed in a meeting from a couple of days ago. For us at Ellevate, every meeting is a video meeting.

Why The Stories You really need to Know are Uncomfortable

One Millimeter Mindset

Add up the number of times you attend workshops or webinars, listening for stories that make you comfortable. Perhaps it’s time to get uncomfortable. Planning your next team, corporate or association meeting? Engage me to present one of my Storytelling for STEM Professionals and Left Brain Thinkers speaking programs, workshops or moderated facilitation services.

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Becoming a Full-Time Musician: What you Need to Know

Career Metis

Being a full-time musician has a lot of great perks. You can be flexible with your time because you’re not tethered to certain days or hours, you work solely for yourself as a freelancer so you only have yourself to answer to, and you get to perform music – doing something that you truly enjoy and love. Sometimes, the work isn’t very stable either, and you will struggle to make ends meet. Teaching Music As A Full-time Musician.

Is the Holiday Season ?the Right Time For A Little Self-Care?

Thrive Global

Most calendars are already crammed with business meetings and when we add seasonal social events it may begin to look a little hectic! The question that has been on everyone’s mind in the last few weeks: What are your survival tips for managing both time and energy for the holiday season?

A Debate is not a Discussion, and a Discussion is not a Dialogue

Future of Work

With all the presidential candidate debates filling up the airwaves recently, it’s time to think about what makes for a good conversation. In gearing up to write Making Meetings Matter I did the only thing I could think of to extend my own understanding: I asked people I respect and admire to share their views about what makes a great conversation. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”.

How To Make The Most Of Your Time At #SHRM17


It’s that time of year again. The SHRM Annual Conference takes place June 18-23 and this time it’s touching down in the The Big Easy. Here are three simple and effective tips to help you get more out of your time at the SHRM Annual Conference. What information and insights do you need to help people be their best as they work to meet your organization’s goals? Make a point to schedule time for the expo hall around your list of must-attend conference sessions.

5 Tips for First-Time HR Tech Attendees

Maritz Motivation

If this will be your first time attending the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, you are in for a treat. Check out these five tips for first-time HR Tech attendees to make the most of your time at HR Tech: No. While it can certainly be more difficult for some to put themselves “out there,” HR Tech offers myriad opportunities for introverts and extroverts from parties to shared meals, sessions and workshops.

“How Extremely Busy Executives Make Time To Be Great Parents”, With Kate Raidt & Dr. Ely Weinschneider

Thrive Global

As a part of my series about “How extremely busy executives make time to be great parents” I had the pleasure to interview Kate Raidt. 8am-1pm is ‘go time’ because that is the window my children are at school every day and I can get the most work done with the least amount of distractions.

Employee Performance: The 6 Influence Areas

HR Bartender

And we spend a lot of time talking about how to achieve higher levels of employee performance via manager one-on-one meetings, coaching sessions, and career development. We went into some significant depth about this during the workshop, but this will give you a high-level overview.

update: when is it time to admit that you can’t do a job?

Ask a Manager

Also, a note on the timeline — her original letter to me was from November, so some serious time passed between when she wrote it and when I answered it.). I attended a bunch of internal training workshops and shared some of my strategies. After the fairly horrible conversation, I had a meeting with the director about moving to a different role.

How We Show Up Virtually impacts Client Experience

One Millimeter Mindset

These days, with no other option but to meet up virtually, both the concept and context of the word “meeting” are in transition. Because showing up virtually translates into more than just attending a traditional, agenda-driven meeting. One millimeter at a time.

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Embrace Back of the Room Learning

HR Bartender

When I attend conferences, workshops, seminars, or training sessions, I like to sit in the back of the room. I’ve been quiet on this topic for quite some time, but decided to share my thoughts. It’s time for presenters, speakers, and trainers to stop calling out people who sit in the back of the room. Frankly, that’s the meeting planner’s issue. I have a confession to make. I’m a back of the room learner.

Why upskilling is a team goal, too

PI Worldwide

This commonly applies to professional development, but also to forms of self-education, such as non-required certifications, workshops, or even something as seemingly passive as reading books by leaders in your industry. . Many of us are just casually familiar with the concept of “upskilling.”

Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams

Conversation Matters

Following is the description of a workshop I originally designed for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). I delivered the workshop over ten times to DIA top management teams as well as to teams of analysts. I am now making the workshop available to other organizations. Who Should Attend: The workshop is designed for team members along with their team leader. Multiple teams can attend a given workshop.

Building a “Speaking Up” Culture in Teams

Conversation Matters

Following is the description of a workshop I originally designed for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). I delivered the workshop over ten times to DIA top management teams as well as to teams of analysts. I am now making the workshop available to other organizations.

What Are #HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention To Them

HR Bartender

As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. During those events, I learn about the companies, the products and services they provide, and how they meet the needs of human resources professionals. Since I’ve been attending user conferences, I’ve also had the opportunity to meet HR analysts from around the world. This is an interesting time to be an analyst.

Improving the open enrollment process: Part 2


With most companies right smack in the middle of Open Enrollment, let’s take a look at how to improve employee engagement during this time. Here are some tips for improving employee engagement during open enrollment: Communicate open enrollment information to meet multiple learning styles. Free food at benefits workshops, meetings held outside and gifts like table games, coffee mugs and calendars can help boost engagement.