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.

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.

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. While attendance is free, space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up early if you are able to attend!

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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?

Making Your Meetings Better: The Business Case for a Fix

Future of Work

What is it worth to make your meetings both more efficient and more effective? Imagine this: a team of 10 well-paid professionals holds a one-hour status/progress meeting every Monday. And it’s only considering meeting efficiency improvements.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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].

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.

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. I attend a lot of conferences. I meet people. I meet vendors.

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. There weren’t too many surprises this year regarding the topical focus of individual workshop sessions. The Top Workshop Picks for 2019.

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.

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.

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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.

Conference Topics To Meet Every Need - Part 2

Compensation Cafe

The breakout sessions that I attended were all uniformly above average, or better. changed in the six months between the conference and when the original workshop proposal was submitted and accepted.

Why The Stories You really need to Know are Uncomfortable

Babette Ten Haken - Professional Development

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?

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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. Sometimes, the work isn’t very stable either, and you will struggle to make ends meet. Most people can’t walk right out of a regular full-time job into full-time music gigs. Teaching Music As A Full-time Musician.

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. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”. Note: this article is cross-posted on my new blog, Making Meetings Matter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How L&D Keeps Businesses Running Through Unexpected Circumstances

Cornerstone On Demand

Employees could access learning and development courses from their homes, temporary office space or wherever they worked during this transitional time. “If Beyond meeting the needs of younger employees, CCA helps ensure TFG provides a variety of learning options to fit its diverse workforce.

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. Frankly, that’s the meeting planner’s issue. I have a confession to make.

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.

13 Tips for #SHRM17 Conference Attendees

HR Bartender

Plan your schedule but save some time for impromptu meetings. If you’re a scheduling freak like me, I block off free time to use for last minute coffee meetings (or sneaking off to Café du Monde! ). Use the bookstore as a central meeting location. Works every time.

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.

Developing An Intentional Learning Culture

HR Bartender

If you wanted to become a flight attendant, you attended inflight training in Dallas before being assigned a ‘base’ (aka home city) in our network. Once a leader has attended LSS, they often are so enthusiastic about the learning that they request their whole team go through the MBTI.

Employee testimonials are not stories: 8 tips for creating compelling recruitment marketing content

Stories Incorporated HR

Reading Time: 6 minutes. Mag’s daughter is going to be in a workshop for science olympiad. Mag is a coach and she’d also like to attend the summer workshop. She attended the summer workshop and worked remotely.

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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.

SHRM13 Why Your Talent aren't Talent - Jon Ingham's Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

There were some great sessions going on, and it was wonderful to catch up with and meet lots of great HR people too, though I ended up working in my hotel room more than Id wanted. Ill also be attending, blogging and tweeting on Davids EMEA NeuroLeadership Summit in September.

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How to Integrate Your Company Mission Into Your Culture


This week, we attended Culture Summit in San Francisco and we learned all about what it takes to create a distinguished company culture in order to help retain and attract employees. Pinterest’s head of culture Cat Lee said in her keynote that their CEO, Ben Silbermann, repeats the company mission at every weekly Q&A meeting, as well as their monthly all-hands. Give Employees Time to Give Back. DOWNLOAD FREE E-BOOK: The Ultimate Guide to Real-Time Feedback.

6 Surefire Ways to Motivate your Millennials

marenated HR

The best way to keep these employees around is to understand what they want and meet them in the middle. Plain and simple, millennials are two times more likely to be engaged at work when their manager holds regular meetings with them. These meetings don’t need to be lengthy.

How to Learn From Experience

Conversation Matters

Learning from experience requires setting aside time to learn, but equally important, it requires being in conversation with peers with whom learners can reflect on their own experience and contrast that with the experience of others. Think of it as gestation time.