UPCOMING WEBINARS AND EVENTS


HR Toolbox: Skill vs. Will
Jillian Miles Massey
The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
May 17, 2022

 

Description: So many things can go wrong when we mismatch our leadership to a person’s skill and will. In order to avoid these mistakes, the first thing to do is to correctly diagnose a person’s skill and will level based on the task or job at hand. So what is Skill and what is Will? Join us to learn more!

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HR Toolbox: Building a Psychologically Safe Workplace
Jillian Miles Massey
The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
June 21, 2022

 

 

Description:

What makes a team successful? Why can one team build a lasting competitive advantage for an organization while another just creates dysfunction Research tells us that the number one thing that separates successful from unsuccessful teams is the presence of psychological safety. It isn’t about how smart we are or about how teams are organized or structured, it’s about how we treat one another. Psychological safety is a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. In psychologically safe teams, team members feel accepted and respected.

This workshop will prepare you to:

• Understand what psychological safety is and why it is important
• Assess the level of psychological safety in their workplace/team
• Engage in activities and practice to increase psychological safety
• Deploy and practice ways to address team conflict and increase diversity and inclusion teams and workplaces

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PREVIOUS WEBINARS AND EVENTS

Build Emotional Intelligence Through Feedback and Feedforward – Mary Ila Ward&& Graceful Accountability – Jillian Miles Massey
May 5, 2022

 

Description: NAVIGATE Nonprofit Network Conference is an annual event that encourages nonprofit board members, staff, and volunteers to learn from and strengthen each other. This affordable, high-quality professional development across a wide range of topics connects nonprofit leaders with the strategies that will help them navigate challenges and help their organizations thrive.

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Alabama SHRM Conference & Expo
How to Actually DO Succession Planning
May 3, 2022
Mary Ila Ward

Description: Succession planning is imperative for any organization to set strategic plans and effectively prosper and grow. Yet it is often seen as a nebulous concept which creates challenges in execution. This session will walk through a three-step process to create and implement succession plans for any size company- from the HR department of one to the global enterprise organization. A real life case study will be used to illustrate the application of this process.

Resources

How to Actually Do Succession Planning Slides
3 Steps to Actually DO Succession Planning
WSJ Great Resignation 
Baby Boomers Retiring

 


HR Toolbox Series:
Onboarding & Orientation
April 19, 2022
The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship (
Virtual)

Description: For new hires, orientation is a one-time event welcoming them to your company. Onboarding is a series of events (including orientation) that helps them understand how to be successful in their day-to-day job and how their work contributes to the overall business.

Led by Jillian Miles with Horizon Point Consulting, join us to learn valuable employee management skills that you can apply to your business!

Building Inclusive Teams
February 9, 2022
Birmingham SHRM (
Virtual)

Event Description: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the forefront of our role as HR Leaders. At the forefront of strong DE&I initiatives are inclusive teams. Using research and best practices, this session will help participants understand what leads to inclusive teams then tactically implement one intervention, Encounter Groups, in order to build inclusive workplaces. The session will walk through the implementation of an actual example of this intervention which was designed to break down polarization in the workplace.

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AAMA Workforce Executive Roundtable
Date: January 12, 2022
Location: Birmingham, AL

 

Event Description: There are evident challenges in recruiting and retaining a strong workforce, especially in advanced manufacturing and the automotive industry. Why is this so and what can we do about it? In this seminar we will explore:
  • Statewide and regional workforce and economic trends impacting the automotive industry
  • Comparison of trends in the automotive industry to other industries and what we can learn from others
  • What really is a “good” job today and tomorrow? What employees really want and how employers can meet those needs and remain competitive and profitable
  • Innovative approaches to go upstream for building a workforce and workplace of the future including ownership, partnerships, and overcoming barriers to employment through sponsorship

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Multi-Session Workshop 
Date: October 24-27, 2021
Location: AARC Training Conference
Speaker: Mary Ila Ward

Event Description: The 2021 Annual AARC Training Conference is for members of the Alabama Association of Regional Councils. Mary Ila’s multi-session workshop will cover:
  • Organizational Marketing & Branding
  • Employee Benefits Beyond Salaries and Cost of Living
  • Bridging the Staff Divide Through Mentorship

SESSION 1 RESOURCES

SESSION 2 RESOURCES

SESSION 3 RESOURCES
Bridging the Staff Divide Slides

 

 

 

 

Workforce Challenges and Solutions in the Automotive Industry
Date: October 14, 2021
Location: Southern Automotive Conference
Time: 2:30 PM CDT
Speaker: Mary Ila Ward

Event Description: There are evident challenges in recruiting and retaining a strong workforce, especially in advanced manufacturing and the automotive industry. Why is this so and what can we do about it? In this seminar we will explore:
  • Statewide and regional workforce and economic trends impacting the automotive industry
  • Comparison of trends in the automotive industry to other industries and what we can learn from others
  • What really is a “good” job today and tomorrow? What employees really want and how employers can meet those needs and remain competitive and profitable
  • Innovative approaches to go upstream for building a workforce and workplace of the future including ownership, partnerships, and overcoming barriers to employment through sponsorship

 

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Networking and Presentation Skills
Date: October 12, 2021
Location: SBDC Webinar
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30PM CDT
Speaker: Taylor Simmons

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Event Description: Networking and Presentation Skills are critical for business professionals. Networking is important to building strong professional relationships. Great presentation skills are also important for success in any role. This training is designed to help leaders and managers become more effective in both their networking and presentation skills. Following the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Assess their communication skills (an important factor in networking and presentations).
  • Understand the key skills for networking success, such as being a good listener, building trust, and being sincere.
  • Identify the qualities needed to create and deliver a clear and effective presentation.
  • Create an action plan for improving networking and presentation skills.

The course follows an interactive format that caters to various learning styles.

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3 Steps to Actually DO Succession Planning 
Date: Monday, August 31st
Time: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Location: Miami
Speaker: Mary Ila Ward

 

Event Description: Succession planning is imperative for any organization to set strategic plans and effectively prosper and grow. Yet it is often seen as a nebulous concept which creates challenges in execution. This session will walk through a three-step process to create and implement succession plans for any size company- from the HR department of one to the global enterprise organization. A real-life case study will be used to illustrate the application of this process.

 

 

 

 

3 Methods for Building Inclusive Teams
Date: Monday, August 30th
Time: 11:30 AM -12:30 PM ET
Location: Tallahassee
Speaker: Mary Ila Ward

 

Event Description: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the forefront of our role as HR Leaders. At the forefront of strong DE&I initiatives are inclusive teams. Using research and best practices, this session will help participants understand what leads to inclusive teams then tactically implement one intervention, Encounter Groups, in order to build inclusive workplaces. The session will walk through the implementation of an actual example of this intervention which was designed to break down polarization in the workplace.

Download Building Inclusive Teams Slides

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Business Writing Workshop
Date: August 19, 2021
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm CT

Event Description: Written communication is critical to any business. From crafting and sending emails, designing marketing materials, submitting proposals, and creating business reports, organizations produce written communication every day. When written communication is done well, it can lead to better insights into your organization, increased business opportunities, and increased employee morale. This course will cover the importance of written communication in business, understanding your audience, types of written business communication, and how to improve your business writing.

 

AACE Summer Conference
Tails and Tales of Remote Learning and Engagement
Date: July 27, 2021
Time: 1:00-1:45pm CT

Event Description: Learning and engagement in our workplaces and academic settings looks different now, whether it’s in-person, virtual, or hybrid. We’ve had time to adapt and incorporate new learning and engagement practices that reflect current needs and norms. Join us to hear tips on virtual learning, share resources for virtual or blended environments, and engage with your community about best practices. .

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